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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

5.00pm

Via MS Teams in accordance with the current Covid 19 restrictions

 

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

 

Deputy Chairperson

Christine O'Brien

 

Members

Makalita Kolo

 

 

Papaliitele Peo

 

 

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

 

 

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Jacqueline Robinson

Democracy Advisor

 

10 June 2022

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 262 5283

Email: jacqui.robinson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS            PAGE

1          Welcome                                                                                   5

2          Apologies                                                                                 5

3          Declaration of Interest                                          5

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                         5

5          Leave of Absence                                                                    5

6          Acknowledgements                                              5

7          Petitions                                                                 5

8          Deputations                                                           5

8.1     Deputation - Māngere Mountain Education Trust                                           5

8.2     Deputation - Māngere Market Trust          6

9          Public Forum                                                                            6

10        Extraordinary Business                                       6

11        Governing Body Member Update                       9

12        Local Board Leads and Appointments Report                                                                              11

13        Chairpersons Report and Announcements     15

14        Approval of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plans and Places work programme 2022/2023                                                                              17

15        Approval of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Tātaki Auckland Unlimited work programme 2022/2023                                                             23

16        Approval of the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme                                31

17        Approval of the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Infrastructure and Environmental Services Work Programme                                81

18        2022-23 Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plans and 2021-22 Q3 Update                         103

19        Community Facilities Network Plan revised Action Plan (2022)                                             133

20        Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022 grant allocations                  163

21        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                                                                    171

22        Local board feedback on proposed supporting plan changes to accompany the Medium Density Residential Standards and National Policy Statement on Urban Development plan change                                                               195

23        Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's Draft Parking Strategy (2022)                          219

24        Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views                       225

25        Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Grants 2021/2022                             231

26        Māngere Centre Park draft masterplan – approval for public engagement                     237

27        Draft Auckland golf investment plan              273

28        Governance Forward Work Calendar             311

29        Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Workshop Notes                                                                  315

30        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

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

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

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

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 18 May 2022, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

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

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

Deputy Chair Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich:

·        Congratulation to the Ta’i Tamaiti Early Childhood Centre who have opened their facility, our well wishes to the staff, tamariki and Board Members as we remember the hard work that was put in by many under the leadership of the Cook Islands Development Agency NZ.

·        Opening of the ‘Awakening the Taniwha’ Exhibition at the Māngere Arts Centre, a piece of work that is put together by nine indigenous artists of various disciplines.

·        The Auckland Light Rail ‘Picture Your Future’ competition was won by three students, two of which came out of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Schools. Congratulations to Nevaeh Su’a of Māngere Central and Alexi Herrold of Waterlea School. Both drawings appear on the back of buses and are also displayed in local bus stop shelters.

·        We congratulate Melegalenuu Ah Sam of Māngere College who was awarded and became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queens Birthday Honors list for services to Pacific languages education

·        I acknowledge the passing of Luafalealo Tagaloa Leniu on the 20th of May 2022. Tagaloa was a familiar face of Pacific Wardens who patrolled the Māngere Town Centre and community

·        A very big week of Samoa Language Week celebration and events in the Ward which also coincided with the 60th Anniversary of Samoa’s Independence.

o    Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Libraries Samoa Language Debate known as ‘Felafolafoai’ga a a’oga maualuluga’ between McAuley High School and Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School.

o    A parade was held in Māngere on 6 June where the community was address by the Samoa Prime Minister the Hon Fiame Naomi Mata’afa.


 

 

7          Petitions

 

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

 

8          Deputations

 

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

 

8.1       Deputation - Māngere Mountain Education Trust

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Heather Ruru and Stephanie Tawha from Māngere Mountain Education Trust will be in attendance to present the Trust’s performance report and update the board on the Trust’s activities.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Heather Ruru and Stephanie Tawha from Māngere Mountain Education Trust for their attendance and presentation.

 

 

 

8.2       Deputation - Māngere Market Trust

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Dave Fearon, recently appointed Chair of the Māngere Market Trust, will be in attendance to advise the board on the Trust’s changes and plans moving forward.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      thank Dave Fearon from Māngere Market Trust for his attendance and presentation.

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

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

 

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

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Governing Body Member Update

File No.: CP2022/07709

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       A period of time (10 Minutes) has been set aside for the Manukau Ward Councillors to have an opportunity to update the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board on regional matters.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal reports from Councillor Alf Filipaina and Councillor Efeso Collins.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacqueline Robinson - Democracy Advisor

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Local Board Leads and Appointments Report

File No.: CP2022/07710

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To allow the local board members an opportunity to present verbal and written updates on their lead roles, such as relevant actions, appointments and meetings.

2.       To make any appointments to vacant positions or update the leads and alternates as required.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       Members have an opportunity to update the board on their activities as topic area leads.

4.       The table below outlines the current leads and alternates for topic areas of local board business meetings and organisations on which the board is represented through a formal appointment.

5.       The board considered appointments to fill the vacancies created by the resignation and departure of the former Chairperson Lemauga Lydia Sosene. Consideration of this was deferred from the local board meeting on 18 May 2022. 

Topic Area

Lead

Alternate

Infrastructure and Environmental Services

 

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

Arts, Community and Events (including libraries)

Christine O’Brien

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Parks, Sport and Recreation and Community Facilities

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Christine O’Brien

Local planning, housing, and heritage – includes responding to resource consent applications on behalf of board

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

1st Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

2nd Harry Fatu Toleafoa

Transport

Makalita Kolo

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

Economic development

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

1st Christine O’Brien

2nd  Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo

Youth, Children, Seniors and Uniquely Abled   

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

1st Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo

 

Landowner Consents (excluding filming)

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Christine O’Brien

Landowner Consents Filming

Christine O’Brien

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Events (receive staff notifications of areas that may involve reputational, financial, performance or political risk)

Christine O’Brien

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Liquor Licences Hearings

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Christine O’Brien

Resource Consent (proceed as a non-notified, limited notified or fully notified application)

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Christine O’Brien

Resource Consents (notified hearings)

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Christine O’Brien

Area Plan Working Group

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Christine O’Brien

LGNZ (Local Government New Zealand)

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organisation / Initiative

Lead

Alternate

Community Impact Forum for Kohuora Corrections Facility

Makalita Kolo

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Māngere Bridge BID

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Christine O’Brien

Māngere Town Centre BID

Makalita Kolo

Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo

Māngere East Village BID

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Ōtāhuhu Business Association

Christine O’Brien

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

South Harbour Business Association BID

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo

Auckland Airport Community Trust for

Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

 

Te Pukaki Tapu O Poutukeka Historic Reserve & Associated Lands Co-Management Committee

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Ambury Park Centre

Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo

Christine O’Brien

Māngere Mountain Education Trust             

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Makalita Kolo

Tamaki Estuary Environmental Forum

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Christine O’Brien

Māori input into local board decision-making political steering group

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Ōtāhuhu Portage Project Steering Group

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Christine O’Brien

The Southern Initiative (TSI) Steering Group

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Ōtāhuhu Town Hall Community Centre Incorporated Society

Makalita Kolo

 

Harry Fatu Toleafoa

Central Light Rail

Makalita Kolo

1st Harry Fatu Toleafoa

2nd Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich

Watercare Community Group

Togiatolu Walter Togiamua

Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal and written reports from local board members

b)      appoint members to fill any of the vacancies to leads or alternates created by the resignation of the former Chairperson Lemauga Lydia Sosene.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacqueline Robinson - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Chairpersons Report and Announcements

File No.: CP2022/07753

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To give the chairperson an opportunity to update the local board on any announcements and for the local board to receive the chairperson’s written report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal update and written reports from the local board chairperson.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jacqueline Robinson - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Approval of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plans and Places work programme 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/07500

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plans and Places work programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents the board’s Plans and Places’ work programme for approval for delivery within the 2022/2023 financial year as provided in Attachment A.

3.       The work programme responds to the following outcome that the local board identified in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020:

·    Outcome 1: A confident and sustainable local economy.

4.       Plans and Places has one activity on the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu work programme for the 2022/2023 financial year, namely undertaking a review of parts of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area plan and Ōtara-Papatoetoe area plan. This is an existing project which is currently underway and will continue into the 2022/2023 financial year. The following will be undertaken during the financial year 2022/2023:

• completing the final (web) version of the integrated area plan

• developing an implementation plan for the integrated area plan.

5.       This work programme activity is funded through the regional budget and is not from within the board’s draft locally driven initiatives (LDI) budget for the 2022/2023 financial year.

6.       Updates on the delivery of this work programme will be provided through the board’s quarterly performance reports.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve the Plans and Places work programme 2022/2023 provided in Attachment A to the agenda report.

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       Each year, the local board decides which activities to allocate its annual budget toward, through a series of workshops. The local board feedback in these workshops have informed the work programme.

8.       The work programme responds to the outcomes and objectives that the local board identified in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020. The specific outcome that is reflected in the work programme is:

·    Outcome 1: A confident and sustainable local economy.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

9.       The proposed activity for delivery as part of the local board’s Plans and Places work programme 2022/2023 is the undertaking a review of parts of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area plan and Ōtara-Papatoetoe area plan. This is an existing project which is underway and will continue into the 2022/2023 financial year. The following will be undertaken during the financial year 2022/2023:

• completing the final (web) version of the integrated area plan

• developing an implementation plan for the integrated area plan.

10.     See Attachment A for further detail.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

11.     The proposed work programme does not significantly impact on greenhouse gas emissions or contribute towards adapting to the impacts of climate change. However, the review of parts of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area plan and Ōtara-Papatoetoe area plan will contribute to the council’s climate goals as set out in Te Tatuke-a-Tawhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan which are:

·        to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero emissions by 2050; and

·        to prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

12.     The work programme was developed through a collaborative approach by operational council departments, with each department represented in the integrated team that presented the draft work programme to the local board at a series of workshops.

13.     The review of parts of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area plan and Ōtara-Papatoetoe area plan is being undertaken in close collaboration with relevant council departments and CCOs.

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

Local impacts and local board views

14.     The proposed Plans and Places work programme has been considered by the local board in a series of workshops from October 2021 to May 2022. The views expressed by local board members during the workshops have informed the recommended work programme.

15.     The activities in the proposed work programme align with the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020 outcomes.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

16.     Mana whenua are playing an integral role in the review of parts of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area plan and Ōtara-Papatoetoe area plan and this will continue until the review has been completed. The following mana whenua have participated closely with the Plans and Places project team and the working group guiding the development of the review:

·        Te Ākitai Waiohua

·        Te Ahiwaru Waiohua

·        Ngaati Whanaunga

·        Ngāti Tamaoho

·        Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki

·        Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

·        Ngati Te Ata Waiohua.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

17.     The review of parts of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area plan and Ōtara-Papatoetoe area plan is funded through the regional budget and not from within the board’s draft locally driven initiatives (LDI) budget for the 2022/2023 financial year.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

18.     It is envisaged that the review of parts of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area plan and Ōtara-Papatoetoe area plan will be completed during the 2022/2023 financial year. If due to unforeseen circumstances, this activity is delayed, it will be signalled to the local board at the earliest opportunity.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

19.     Delivery of the activity in the approved work programme will commence on 1 July 2022 and continue until 30 June 2023. Activity progress will be reported to the local board on a quarterly basis.

20.     Where the work programme identifies further decisions and milestones for each activity, these will be brought to the local board when appropriate.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plans and Places Work Programme 2022/2023

21

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Marc Dendale - Team Leader Planning - South

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 



Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Approval of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Tātaki Auckland Unlimited work programme 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/07992

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Tātaki Auckland Unlimited (TAU) work programme 2022/2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents the board’s TAU work programme and associated budgets for approval for delivery within the 2022/2023 financial year in Attachment A.

3.       The work programme responds to the following outcomes and objectives that the local board has identified in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020:

·   a confident and sustainable local economy

·   our children and young people grow and succeed.

4.       The board provided feedback to staff on the projects it would like to fund in a series of workshops. The board indicated its support for the following projects, with budgets as listed below:

·   Local Economic Development Broker ($75,000)

·   Young Enterprise Scheme Kick Start Days Sponsorship ($3,500).

 

5.       The proposed work programme has a total value of $78,500, which can be funded from within the board’s draft locally driven initiatives (LDI) budget for the 2022/2023 financial year. 

6.       The board allocated funding to the Local Economic Broker role at its 20 April 2022 business meeting. At that meeting the board resolved to allocate LDI budget of $75,000 in the 2022/23 financial year, which will supplement the $85,000 carried forward from the 2021/22 financial year and fund the broker’s salary and expenses up to $10,000 in 2022/23.   At the April 2022 meeting the board approved a further $160,000 for the project for the 2023/24 financial year. This will fund a two-year fixed term contract for a Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Economic Development Broker commencing in July 2022 (resolution number MO/2022/48).

7.       Updates on the delivery of this work programme will be provided through the board’s quarterly performance reports.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

b)      note the board has already allocated funding of $75,000 in 2022/23 financial year and $160,000 in the 2023/24 financial year towards the Economic Broker role at its meeting on 20 April 2022 (resolution MO/2022/48).

 

Horopaki

Context

8.       Each year, the local board decides which activities to allocate its annual budget toward, through a series of workshops. The local board feedback in these workshops have informed the work programme. 

9.       The work programme responds to the outcomes and objectives that the local board identified in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020. The specific outcomes that are reflected in the work programme are: 

· a confident and sustainable local economy

· our children and young people grow and succeed.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     The proposed activities for delivery as part of the board’s TAU work programme 2022/2023 are detailed below. See Attachment A for further detail.  

Local Economic Development Broker - $75,000

11.     The local board considered a report on this line item at the 20 April 2022 business meeting. The primary purpose of this role is to champion Māngere-Ōtāhuhu businesses and facilitate access of local people to training, skills and quality employment opportunities - in order to grow local prosperity and employment. It is included in the work programme as it is funded through the LDI.

12.     The broker will be to help identify local economic opportunities and help businesses make the necessary connections to enable them to take advantage of those opportunities.  The broker will utilise their links with relevant CCOs and departments within the Auckland Council family to ensure businesses are informed of relevant opportunities.

13.     The $75,000 budget has already been allocated by the board at its 20 April 2022 business meeting (Resolution MO/2022/48).  As noted in the 20 April 2022 report to the local board this allocation will supplement $85,000 carried forward form 2021/22 to cover the broker’s salary for for 12 months and expenses up to $10,000. The broker will have a project delivery budget of $50,000 allocated to local projects that meet certain criteria where these help seed initiatives with strong economic benefit potential.  A Local Economic Broker is expected to:

· champion businesses in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Area and facilitate them to identify and take advantage of economic opportunities - to grow local prosperity and employment

· make the local business community aware of the support that is available from local / central government and others whilst facilitating the development and delivery of local improvement projects with an economic development focus from scoping, right through to delivery

· develop and maintain collaborative relationships/strategic partnerships with colleagues, elected members, CCOs, Auckland Council Departments, members of the business community and mana whenua.

14.     The broker and their work programme will be managed through the TAU Economic Places team but be dedicated to facilitating local economic initiatives and programmes in partnership with local businesses and other groups.

15.     The recruitment process is underway. If successful it is envisaged that the appointment will be made by Q1 FY 22/23.

 

 


 

 

Young Enterprise Scheme Kick Start Days Sponsorship- $3,000

16.     The Auckland Business Chamber, on behalf of the Young Enterprise Trust, delivers the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) in Auckland. YES is a practical, year-long programme for year 12 and 13 students. 

17.     Fostering youth entrepreneurship is a key requirement for developing an innovative economy and creating employment pathways for our young people. Through the programme, students develop creative ideas into actual businesses, complete with real products and services and real profit and loss. Students learn key work skills and business knowledge including business fundamentals, planning, interpersonal relations, financial, decision making, reporting, risk management and teamwork. YES helps create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst Auckland’s young people.

18.     The funding from the local board will support through sponsorship, the delivery of the overall YES program, including the Kick Start days in February 2023 where the Auckland Business Chamber will specifically acknowledge local board support. The Kick start days are the first day students get to meet the Young Enterprise team, and find out about their 2023 year, what YES is about, and what is in store for them. All schools in the local board area that have shown an interest in YES are invited. In addition, the invite is extended to those schools who have not shown an interest to enable them to make a decision as to whether to participate.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

19.     The proposed work programme does not significantly impact on greenhouse gas emissions or contribute towards adapting to the impacts of climate change.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

20.     The work programme was developed through a collaborative approach by operational council departments, with each department represented in the integrated team that presented the draft work programme to the local board at a series of workshops. 

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

Local impacts and local board views

21.     The proposed TAU work programme has been considered by the local board in a series of workshops from December 2021 to May 2022, and, in regard to the economic broker the 20 April 2022 business meeting. The views expressed by local board members during the workshops and at the 20 April business meeting have informed the recommended work programme.  

22.     The activities in the proposed work programme align with the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020 outcomes specifically:

· a confident and sustainable local economy

· our children and young people grow and succeed.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

23.     Table 1 outlines the activities in the 2020/2021 work programme that contribute towards the delivery of specific Māori outcomes.


 

Table 1: Māori impact assessment of proposed activities

Activity name

Māori impact

Local Economic Development Broker

Māori economic development will be considered as part of broker’s work programme. The broker will work with Auckland Council, TAU, and other relevant organisations to ensure Māori economic development outcomes are actively sought.

Young Enterprise Scheme Kick Start Days

Young Enterprise Scheme Kick Start Days will support YES Māori students at participating schools to benefit from the experience and learnings from the YES

 

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

24.     The board has already allocated the funding for the Economic Broker at its business meeting on the 20 April 2022.

25.     The proposed TAU work programme budget for 2022/2023 is $163,500 of the boards locally driven initiatives (LDI) operational budget. This amount can be accommodated within the board’s total draft budget for 2022/2023.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

26.     The COVID-19 pandemic could have a further negative impact on the delivery local board work programmes if the COVID-19 Alert Level changes.  The deliverability of some activities will decrease if there is an increase to the COVID-19 Alert Level.

27.     Table 2 shows the identified significant risks associated with activities in the proposed 2022/2023 work programme.

Table 2: Significant risks and mitigations for activities

Activity name

Risk

Mitigation

Rating after mitigation

Local Economic Development Broker

Unable to recruit the suitable person

Work with Auckland Council Recruitment to develop job description and take role to market.

Medium

Young Enterprise Scheme Kick Start Days

There is a risk that the Kick Start days do not proceed due to changes in the Covid-19 alert levels. As a result, the sponsorship provided to the Auckland Business Chamber may not be required.

To maintain contact with the Auckland Business Chamber on the running of the event to ensure that if the events are cancelled the full impact on the need for the local board support is identified.

Medium

 

28.     Where a work programme activity cannot be completed on time or to budget, due to unforeseen circumstances, this will be signalled to the local board at the earliest opportunity.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

29.     Delivery of the activity in the approved work programme will commence once approved and continue until 30 June 2023. Activity progress will be reported to the local board on a quarterly basis.  

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Auckland Unlimited Work Programme 2022-2023 v2

29

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Luo Lei – Local Economic Development Advisor

Authoriser

John Norman – Head of Economic Places

 

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Approval of the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme

File No.: CP2022/07472

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme and its associated budget provided in Attachment A.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme for approval from the following departments:

·    Connected Communities

·    Community and Social Innovation

·    Community Facilities

·    Parks, Sports, and Recreation

·    Regional Service Planning, Investment and Partnerships.

3.       In addition, the 2023/2024 Customer and Community Services work programme and the 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 Customer and Community Services - Community Facilities Department work programme are presented for approval in principle.

4.       To support the delivery of the local board’s outcomes and aspirations highlighted in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020, Customer and Community Services presents a work programme for local board approval each financial year.

5.       The work programme details the activities to be delivered by departments within the Customer and Community Services directorate.

6.       The work programme has been developed with the local board providing feedback to staff on project and activity prioritisation through a series of workshops, held between October 2021 and May 2022.

7.       The work programme development process takes an integrated approach to planning activities, involving collaboration between the local board and staff from across the council.

8.       Within the Customer and Community Services work programme, the Community Facilities Department has identified several projects for the 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 financial years as part of the Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP).

9.       Approval is sought for the planning and design of the RAP projects to commence during the 2022/2023 financial year, so that they can be prioritised if other already approved projects cannot be delivered or are delayed due to unforeseen reasons.

10.     The work programme includes projects proposed to be funded from regional budgets subject to approval by the Parks, Art, Community and Events Committee, including Landslide Prevention, and Local Parks and Sports Field Development budgets. The local board can provide formal feedback on these regional projects by way of resolutions to this report.

11.     There is still a degree of uncertainty about the delivery of activities due to the unpredictability of COVID-19. In the event of further COVID-19-related disruptions, some activities within the work programme are able to be modified should changes to restrictions and resourcing eventuate. Changes to some activities may lead to delays in delivery and/or the need to adjust project budgets.

12.     Auckland Council has important statutory obligations with respect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi. Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supporting Māori Outcomes is implicit within the entire work programme.

13.     Once approved in June 2022, the local board will receive quarterly progress updates on the delivery of the 2022/2023 work programme.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve the 2022/2023 Customer and Community Services work programme and its associated budget provided as Attachment A to the agenda report

b)      approve in principle the 2023/2024 Customer and Community Services work programme provided as 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 provided as 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 provided as Attachment A to the agenda report

e)      provide feedback for consideration by the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee on projects funded from the Landslide Prevention, Local Parks and Sports Field Development budgets provided in Attachment D to the agenda report

f)       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.

Horopaki

Context

14.     The Auckland Plan 2050 (Auckland Plan) is the council’s long-term spatial plan to ensure Auckland grows in a way that will meet the opportunities and challenges ahead.  It aims to contribute to Auckland’s social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing.

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15.     Local board plans align with the Auckland Plan and set out local community priorities and aspirations. The 2022/2023 Customer and Community Services work programme in turn aligns to not only the local board plans but the appropriate Auckland Council plans, policies and strategies.

16.     Work programme activities align to one or more of the following 2020 Local Board Plan outcomes:

·        Outcome 1 - A confident and sustainable local economy

·        Outcome 2 - We are building well connected, engaged and active communities  

·        Outcome 3 - Protecting our environment and heritage for future generations  

·        Outcome 4 - Celebrating our unique Tangata Whenua and Pasifika identities  

·        Outcome 5 - Our children and young people grow and succeed  

·        Outcome 6 - We thrive and belong in safe, healthy communities. 

17.     Development of the work programme is based on consideration of community needs and priorities, availability of resources and funding, Treaty of Waitangi obligations, external partnerships and risk assessment.

18.     The Customer and Community Services directorate provides a wide range of services, facilities, open spaces and information that support communities to connect, enjoy and embrace the diversity of Auckland’s people, places and natural environment. These are designed and implemented to meet the unique needs of the local community.

19.     Development of the work programme follows an integrated approach to planning activities by the following departments of the directorate:
:

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

20.     The work programme demonstrates the phasing of programme and project delivery for the 2022/2023 financial year.

21.     Delivery of the work programme commences from 1 July 2022, and in some cases comprises a continuation of implementation from previous financial years, including annually occurring events or projects and ongoing programmes.

22.     New activities and investments, and potential carry-forward items, also form part of the work programme.

23.     Table one summarises the approval status required for the three financial years presented within the work programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table one: Customer and Community Services local board work programme approvals

Department

2022/2023

2023/2024

2024/2025

Community Facilities

Approve

Approve in principle

Approve in principle

All other Customer and Community Services departments

Approve

Approve in principle

N/A

 

24.     Community Facilities presents a three-year rolling work programme so that delivery and financial commitments against the capital works programme can be planned.

25.     Approval of unique multi-year projects, particularly capital works, in the 2022/2023 work programme may lead to contractual commitments to the future budget needed to complete the project in 2023/2024 or 2024/2025.

26.     The remainder of Customer and Community Services presents the work programme in descending three-year increments and are therefore only presenting years two and three of the three-year work programme.

27.     The local board will be updated by staff on the delivery of the programme by way of quarterly performance reports.

Proposed amendments to the 2022/2023 work programme

28.     The local board approved the 2021/2022 Customer and Community Services work programme in June 2021 and approved in principle the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 work programmes.

29.     The 2022/2023 work programme contains variations to the version that was approved in principle last year. These include the addition of new activities, changes to existing activities, such as required budget allocation and delivery timeframes, and identifies some activities that have been stopped.

30.     Table two highlights the new activities in the work programme:

Table two: work programme activities that are new

ID

Activity name                     

Lead department

Budget

641

Paneke / Radonich Park service assessment

CCS: PSR – Park Services

$10,000

3071

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Community Occupancies FY2023/2024

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

$0

3072

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Community Occupancies FY2024/2025

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

$0

3410

Māngere Domain: Bridge Park Bowling Club Incorporated

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

$0

3411

Walter Massey Park: Māngere East Rugby League Football & Sports Club Incorporated

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

$0

3412

31R Jordan Road, Māngere: To'utupu Tongan Trust

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

$0

ID

Activity name

Lead department

Budget

3413

Bridge Court Housing for Elderly Grounds: Haumaru Housing Limited Partnership

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

$0

3509

Local employment

CCS: Connected Communities – Community Delivery

$0

3526

MO: Local paths plan refresh

CCS: PSR – Park Services

$10,000

31719

David Lange Park - build new playground

C&CS: Community Facilities

$515,000

31469

David Lange Park - upgrade netball facilities

C&CS: Community Facilities

$1,100,000

31720

David Lange Park - upgrade suburb park

C&CS: Community Facilities

$3,000,000

30803

Imrie Park - upgrade playground and install perimeter path

C&CS: Community Facilities

$1,050,000

31797

Kiwi Esplanade (Bird Refuge & Pump House) - renew toilet and changing room facilities

C&CS: Community Facilities

$350,000

32078

Māngere Arts Centre - upgrade heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system

C&CS: Community Facilities

$246,437

31801

Māngere Arts Centre/ Nga Tohu o Uenuku - renew roof cladding and internal gutter

C&CS: Community Facilities

$387,544

30527

Māngere Centre Park Depot - renew boxing facility

C&CS: Community Facilities

$200,000

30682

Māngere East Community Building [Ex Library] - refurbish facility

C&CS: Community Facilities

$400,000

30687

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu - install new signage -Te Kete Rukuruku - Māori naming of parks and places

C&CS: Community Facilities

$77,048

31759

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Aquatic (Toia-Ōtāhuhu Pool Leisure Centre and Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa) - renew pool plant

C&CS: Community Facilities

$200,000

30503

Metro Theatre (Māngere East Hall) - refurbish hall

C&CS: Community Facilities

$392,720

30566

Murphy Park - refurbish toilet block

C&CS: Community Facilities

$410,000

32144

Ngā Hau Māngere / Māngere Centre Park - construction of new ablution block

C&CS: Community Facilities

$370,000

32117

Ngā Hau Māngere / Māngere Centre Park - renew toilet and changing room facilities

C&CS: Community Facilities

$371,317

31710

Te Ara Tāwhana / Moyle Park - playground upgrade

C&CS: Community Facilities

$335,000

30305

Te Ara Tāwhana / Moyle Park - playground upgrade (LDI Capex)

C&CS: Community Facilities

$70,000

30680

Thomas Clements Senior Citizens Hall - refurbish facility

C&CS: Community Facilities

$434,170

31724

Walter Massey Park - upgrade sports fields and lighting

C&CS: Community Facilities

$2,500,000

 

31.     Table three highlights the activities that were approved in principle in June 2021 but have stopped, or proposed activities that did not start, and are therefore not included in the 2022/2023 work programme:

Table three: work programme activities that have been removed from the work programme

Previous ID

Activity name

Lead department

638

Playspace service assessment

CCS: PSR – Park Services

676

MO: Urban Ngahere Growing FY22

CCS: PSR – Park Services

698

MO: Te Kete Rukuruku (Māori naming of parks and places) Tranche Two

CCS: RSPIP- Māori Outcomes

1314

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Parks Management Plan

CCS: RSPIP – Srvice Asset and Planning

2768

Carry over for completion -MO: Play network - phase two service assessment

CCS: PSR – Park Services

2771

CFWD Pukaki Crater Access Easement

CCS: PSR – Park Services

2800

CFWD MO: Ngahere (Urban Forest) Growing programme FY21

CCS: PSR – Park Services

2808

Carry over for completion - CARRY FORWARD Forest (Ngahere) Knowing FY20

CCS: PSR – Park Services

2838

CFWD CARRY FORWARD MO: Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan

CCS: PSR – Park Services

3259

Seaside Park: Ōtāhuhu United Association Football Club Incorporated

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

3260

Māngere Town Centre Grounds: Māngere Māori Wardens Trust

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

3262

Māngere Domain: The Scout Association of New Zealand - Māngere Bridge Scout Group

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

3263

Old School Reserve: Cook Islands Ta’okotaianga Charitable Trust (Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand - CIDANZ)

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

3267

Old School Reserve: Nukutukulea Aoga Niue Incorporated

CCS: Community Facilities- Community Leases

 

COVID-19 considerations for Customer and Community Services

32.     The work programme includes activities that respond to the impacts of COVID-19 by providing:

·     safe and welcoming spaces

·     inclusive events to bring the community back together

·     community support, including grants

·     stronger connections with other organisations, including Council Controlled Organisations, iwi and Māori organisations, business associations, community organisations and central government agencies, which also serve Auckland’s communities.

33.     There is still a degree of uncertainty about the delivery of these activities due to the unpredictability of COVID-19. In the event of further COVID-19 related disruption some activities within the work programme are able to be modified should changes to restrictions and resourcing eventuate. Changes to some activities may lead to delays in delivery and/or the need to adjust project budgets.

34.     Current capex delivery challenges include increased material and labour costs, as well as shortages in both sectors, this in turn will lead to increased overall project costs.

35.     Current supply chain issues, obtaining building materials, may lead to delays in project delivery. Increased costs and delays will be managed as part of the ongoing management of work programmes via additional RAP projects, and the rephasing of projects to accommodate increased budget and address material shortages.

Māori Outcomes

36.     Local boards play a vital role in representing the interests of all Aucklanders and are committed to the Treaty-based obligations and to Māori participation and development.

37.     Auckland Council has important statutory obligations with respect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supporting Māori Outcomes is implicit within the entire work programme.

38.     A thriving Māori identity is Auckland’s point of difference in the world. It advances prosperity for Māori and benefits all Aucklanders.

39.     Local boards recognise the importance of building meaningful relationships with mana whenua, maatawaka and whānau, and understanding Māori aspirations.

40.     Table four shows the outcomes, objectives and key initiatives from the local board plan that recognise these areas of common interest.

Table four: local board plan Māori outcomes, objectives and initiatives

1.        

1.       

Outcomes

Objectives

Initiatives

Outcome 3 Protecting our environment and heritage for future generations

o Protecting and preserving our waterways, shorelines, and wildlife for future generations to enjoy and look after 

o Share traditional Māori and Pasifika knowledge for sustaining our natural environment 

o Preserving our local heritage 

o Develop a place to house local mana whenua history, promote stories of settlers, and show development over the generations through local historical societies  

o Partner with mana whenua and local urban Māori communities to develop natural and cultural heritage attractions across our coastal areas to preserve our local history 

Outcome 2  Celebrating our unique Tangata Whenua and Pasifika identities

 

o Express and support creative influences throughout our facilities and programmes

o Do more to support new local social entrepreneurs, including our Māori and Pasifika people, to produce more unique goods and services 

o Partnering with Māori and Pasifika to enable excellence and equity

o Continue to prioritise developing our partnerships with Te Akitai Waiohua, Te Ahi Waru Waiohua and other local mana whenua to promote their aspirations  

o Work with mana whenua, and mataawaka and local marae to strengthen relationships and preserve local taonga 

 

41.     There is a wide range of activity occurring across Tāmaki Makaurau to advance Māori outcomes. Much of this is led by mana whenua and Māori organisations, as well government organisations, non-government organisations and businesses. 

42.     The Auckland Plan’s focus on Māori culture and identity is encapsulated in the outcome: Māori Identity and Wellbeing.

43.     Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau, council’s Māori Outcomes performance measurement framework, captures the majority of council’s Māori outcome strategy and planning. The framework responds to the needs and aspirations that Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau, both mana whenua and mataawaka, have expressed to council. 

44.     The work programme includes activities that have an objective to deliver outcomes for and with Māori. Attachment B sets out the activities in the work programme that aim to achieve high Māori outcomes in one or more of the strategic priority areas.

45.     Table four shows the strategic priority areas and alignment to Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau outcomes.

Table four: local board work programme Māori outcome areas

Strategic priority area

Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau outcome

Kaitiakitanga

Kia Ora te Taiao

Māori business, tourism and employment 

Kia Ora te Umanga

Māori identity and culture 

Kia Ora te Ahurea

Marae development

Kia Ora te Marae

Papakāinga and Māori housing 

Kia Ora te Kāinga

Realising rangatahi potential 

Kia Ora te Rangatahi

Te reo Māori 

Kia Ora te Reo

Whānau and tamariki wellbeing

Kia Ora te Whānau

 

46.     The Customer and Community Services directorate lead or contribute to programmes that align with all outcomes. Particular priorities are Kia Ora te Marae, Kia Ora te Whānau and Kia Ora te Reo. 

47.     In a COVID-19 recovery environment there is increasing focus on Kia Ora te Umunga /   Māori Business, Tourism and Employment and the role that the council can play, not only in supporting economic recovery, but in a thriving Māori economy. 

48.     Kia Ora te Ahurea / Māori Identity and Culture is often a focus for local boards as events and place-based design often plays an important part in many local programmes.


 

Work programme budget types and purpose

49.     Work programme activities are funded from various budget sources, depending on the type of delivery. Some activities within the work programme are funded from two or more sources, including from both local and regional budgets.

50.     Table five outlines the different budget types and their purpose that fund the work programme.

Table five: work programme budget types and purpose

Budget type

Description of budget purpose

Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI)

A development fund used to advance local operational and capital activities at the discretion of the local board

Asset Based Services (ABS)

Allocated to deliver local activities based on decisions regarding region-wide service levels, including allocation of funds for local asset-based services, grants and staff time to deliver activities

Local renewals

A fund dedicated to the partial renewal or full replacement of assets including those in local parks and community facilities

Growth (local parks and sports field development)

Primarily funded through development contributions, a regional fund to improve open spaces, including developing newly acquired land into parks, and existing open space to increase capacity to cater for growing population needs

Coastal

A regional fund for the renewal of Auckland’s significant coastal assets, such as seawalls, wharves and pontoons

Landslide prevention

A regional fund to proactively develop new assets for the prevention of landslides and major slips throughout the region

Specific purpose funding

Funds received by the council, often from external sources, held for specific local board areas, including compensation funding from other agencies for land acquisitions required for major projects

One Local Initiative (OLI)

Funds allocated to a local board priority project in alignment with the Long-term Plan 2018-2028

Long-term Plan discrete

Funds associated with activities specifically named and listed in previous long-term plans, including new libraries, community centres and major sports and community infrastructure

Kauri Dieback Funding

Part of the Natural Environment Targeted Rate (NETR) Fund, this is a regional fund used to implement the national kauri dieback programme standards

External funding

Budget from external parties, not yet received and held by Customer and Community Services

Capital projects and budgets

51.     The capital projects to be delivered in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area, together with identified budgets and main funding sources, are shown in Attachment A.

52.     The budgets associated with the capital works programme are estimates only, as costs are subject to change and may need to be refined as the project progresses through the design and delivery process. Once activity details are more clearly defined, staff will update the work programme for approval in subsequent years.

53.     The capital works projects have been geo-spatially mapped to indicate the location of projects within the local board area and is shown in Attachment C. Some projects are unable to be mapped as they reference multiple locations, or the work locations are yet to be determined.

Risk Adjusted Programme

54.     The Risk Adjusted Programme was first implemented in 2019 and is designed to mitigate risk so that the total budget is delivered.

55.     Several capital projects in the 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 work programme have been identified as part of the Risk Adjusted Programme and outlined in Attachment A.

56.     Local board approval is sought for the commencement of these projects in the 2022/2023 financial year, so that they can be prioritised if other already approved projects cannot be delivered or are delayed due to unforeseen reasons.

Regionally funded activities included in the local board work programme

57.     Some activities from the Landslide Prevention and Local Parks and Sports Field Development (growth) budgets are funded regionally and will be presented to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee for approval after 30 June 2022.

58.     The local board has decision-making responsibility for these activities within parameters set by the Governing Body, which include project location, scope, and budget. These activities are therefore included in the work programme. 

59.     The local board can provide feedback on the activities outlined in Attachment D. Staff will present this feedback to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee when they consider regionally funded activities.

Process for changes to the approved work programme

60.     Some projects in the work programme require further local board decisions as they progress through the delivery process.

61.     Where further decisions are anticipated they have been indicated in the work programme, and decisions will be sought as required through local board business meetings.

62.     Amendments to the work programme or specific projects may also be required as projects progress, in response to more detailed design and costing information, community consultation, consenting requirements and similar factors.  

63.     Amendments to the work programme or specific projects will be managed in accordance with the established local board delegations to staff.

64.     The work programme includes community leases. Lease renewals without variations will be processed by way of a memo, in accordance with agreed delegations.

65.     Should the local board signal their intent to change or pursue a new lease that is not contemplated in the leasing work programme, a deferral of an item already programmed for delivery will need to be accommodated.

66.     Staff will workshop expired and more complex community leases with the local board and then report on them at a business meeting.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

67.     As Customer and Community Services is a significant service provider and property owner, the directorate has a leading role in delivering Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

68.     In providing asset-based services, Customer and Community Services contributes most of council’s operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through its facilities and infrastructure.

69.     Property managed by the directorate, in particular coastal assets, will be adversely affected by climate change. The work programme includes actions, consistent with Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri to halve council’s operational GHG emissions by 2030, and to adapt to a changing climate.

70.     Actions include reducing operational GHG emissions through phasing-out gas heating in aquatic centres, improving the efficiency of facilities, investing in renewable energy, and adopting the Sustainable Asset Policy.

71.     At the same time, the directorate will mitigate GHG emissions and improve climate resilience through delivering tree planting programmes across the region. This includes delivering the Mayor’s tree planting initaitives, transitioning unproductive farmland on regional parks to permanent native forest, and delivering ecological restoration projects with community groups.

72.     Work is ongoing to build on the above actions and embed climate change considerations into investment decision-making, planning, and corporate policies, including asset management plans and Local Board Plans.

73.     As approved through the 10-year Budget 2021-2031, council’s mandated approach to ‘deliver differently’ is also anticipated to help reduce the council carbon footprint by creating a sustainable service network. This may include a shift to digital service models or the consolidation of services into a smaller footprint.

74.     Each activity in the work programme has been assessed to identify whether it will have a positive, negative or neutral impact on greenhouse gas emissions, and affect Auckland’s resilience to climate change.

75.     The activities in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board work programme identified as having a positive or negative impact on climate change are outlined in Attachment E.

76.     Types of activities in the work programme that will have positive impacts on emissions and improve community resilience to climate change, include community-led environmental and educational programmes, supporting volunteer planting, delivering council-led planting and sustainable design.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

77.     The Customer and Community Services work programme was developed collaboratively by staff from the directorate’s departments and Local Board Services to ensure that the activities and delivery of the work programme are integrated, complementary, and reflect council wide priorities.

78.     An example of collaboration on delivery is the kauri dieback programme which is delivered by the Community Facilities, Parks, Sport and Recreation and the Infrastructure and Environmental Services directorate.

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

Local impacts and local board views

79.     The feedback received from the local board through a series of workshops from October 2021 to May 2022 has informed the proposed Customer and Community Services work programme.

80.     A focus area of the work programme is to respond to the Recovery Budget, the communities of greatest need and build capacity within the community, including through community-led delivery and partnerships.

81.     Planning and delivery of some activities involves consultation with the community to ensure that their aspirations are understood and responded to.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

82.     The provision of services, facilities and open spaces support the realisation of the aspirations of Māori, promote community relationships, connection to the natural environment and foster holistic wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi Māori.

83.     Attachment B shows local board projects or programmes that are ranked as delivering ‘high’ Māori Outcomes. They involve ongoing collaboration with Māori or are delivered by Māori. 

84.     Projects or programmes in Attachment A may also contribute to Māori Outcomes but are not highlighted as they are identified to have a moderate or low impact. 

85.     Engagement with Māori is critical and, if not already completed, will occur on a programme or project basis, prior to any work commencing, and be reported back separately to the local board. 

86.     Further information about the response to Māori aspirations as described in the work programme, is captured in the Analysis and Advice section.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

87.     Each activity line has a budget allocation in one or more of the financial years e.g. 2022/2023, 2023/2024 and 2024/2025. Where activity lines show a zero-dollar operating expense (opex) budget, this reflects implementation costs met through staff salary or other funding sources.

88.     The 2022/2023 activities recommended for local board approval can be accommodated within 2022/2023 budgets and staff resources.

89.     The budgets allocated to activities in the financial years 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 are indicative and are subject to change due to any increased costs, inflation or reduction to the overall available annual council budget that may occur.

90.     Table six summarises the budget sources and allocation for each work programme financial year.

Table six: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board budget allocation

Local budgets

2022/2023 (approve)

2023/2024 (approve in principle)

2024/2025 (approve in principle – Community Facilities only)

Operational (Opex): Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI)

1,550,500

            1,735,150

            1,735,150

Opex: Asset Based Services (ABS)

18,304,427

          14,910,237

          15,216,906

Capital (Capex): Local Asset Renewals - Budget (ABS)

3,286,933

5,554,518

4,476,783

Capex: Local Asset Renewals - Proposed Allocation (ABS)

2,871,933

5,554,518

4,476,783

Advanced Delivery RAP*

362,234

 

 

Capex: Local Asset Renewals - Unallocated budget (ABS)

52,765

0

0

Capex: Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) – Budget

167,000

167,000

728,409

Capex: Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) - Proposed Allocation

167,000

167,000

728,409

Advanced Delivery RAP*

0

 

 

Capex: Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) - Unallocated budget

0

0

-0

Capex: Growth projects Allocation

515,000

95,000

4,050,000

Capex: Coastal projects Allocation

0

0

0

Capex: Landslide Prevention projects Allocation

0

0

0

Capex: Specific Purpose Funding – Allocation

911,823

0

0

Capex: One Local Initiative

0

0

1,900,000

Capex: Long-term Plan discrete

798,969

0

0

Capex: Natural Environment Targeted Rate

0

0

0

Capex: External Funding Allocation

166,455

0

0

* See paragraph 54-56 for RAP explanation

91.     The budgets are based on the allocations in the Long-term Plan 2021-2031. Budgets are subject to change during council’s Annual Budget and future Long-term Plan processes. If decisions on the Annual Budget result in budget reductions, the work programme will need to be amended to align to these budgets via future decisions of the local board.

92.     Any 2021/2022 opex budget unspent on 30 June 2022, will be assessed for carry-forward to the 2022/2023 work programme. Carry-forwards will be added to the work programme as separate activity lines and will be reflected in the revised budget.

93.     During delivery of the 2022/2023 work programme, where an activity is cancelled or no longer required, the local board can reallocate the associated budget to an existing work programme activity or create a new activity within that financial year. This process will include agreement from each department and will need to be resolved on by the local board.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

94.     The most significant risk is that delivery of the Customer and Community Services work programme is dependent on the local board approving the work programme by 30 June 2022. Approval of the work programme after the start of the financial year could result in delays to delivery.

95.     The majority of operational (opex) activities in the work programme are ongoing and annually occurring. Risks associated with these activities have been identified in previous years and are managed on an ongoing basis.

96.     Table seven outlines the key risks and mitigations associated with the work programme once it has been approved.

Table seven: risks and mitigations

Risk

Mitigation

Non-delivery, time delays and budget overspend of activities that are managed through the work programme.

Having agreed processes to amend the work programme if activities need to be changed or cancelled.

Utilising the Risk Adjusted Programme to progress those activities identified as ready to proceed under the Risk Adjusted Programme at the beginning of the financial year.

Unknown risks associated with trialling a new activity for the first year.

Risks and mitigations for new activity lines are considered during the scoping phase, continually assessed and reported to the local board.

Health, safety and wellbeing factors, including external influences relating to work programme delivery may impact the delivery of activities, resulting in activities requiring adjustment.

Health and safety assessments will be conducted prior to commencement of projects. Work programme activities and projects will be adjusted accordingly where these risks occur during the delivery phase.

The COVID-19 pandemic may continue to negatively impact on the progress and deliverability of the work programme.

Development of the work programme has included consideration of potential impacts on delivery due to COVID-19 for all activities.

Timeframes for some activities are set to enable delivery within the agreed timeframe despite possible delays. 

Where activities need to be cancelled the local board can reallocate the budget to other activities.

The COVID-19 pandemic and other geopolitical factors may result in further inflationary and supply chain pressures.

Potential inflationary pressures have been modelled into key forecasts; however uncertainties remain.

The ongoing cost increase may become unsustainable, and may require a reprioritisation of potential work programmes, capital spend and a potential discontinuation of some programmes.

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

97.     Delivery of the Customer and Community Service work programme is scheduled to start on 1 July 2022 and continue until 30 June 2023.

98.     Regionally funded projects are an exception and will commence after they have been approved by the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee in July 2022.

99.     The local board will receive progress updates on a quarterly basis, with the first quarterly report available in November 2022.

100.   When further decisions for activities are needed at project milestones, these will be brought to the local board at the appropriate time.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Customer and Community Services Work Programme

47

b

Attachment B - Māori Outcomes Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

69

c

Attachment C - Capital Works and Leasing Work Programme Map

71

d

Attachment D - Māngere-Ōtāhuhu - Regional Feedback v2

73

e

Attachment E - Climate Impacts Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

75

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

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

Mace Ward - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

Mirla Edmundson - General Manager Connected Communities

Tania Pouwhare - General Manager Community & Social Innov

Taryn Crewe - General Manager Community Facilities

Authorisers

Claudia Wyss - Director Customer and Community Services

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Approval of the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Infrastructure and Environmental Services Work Programme

File No.: CP2022/07530

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the 2022/2023 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board’s Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme, and approve in principle the 2023/2024 work programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board’s Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme and associated budgets for approval for the 2022/2023 financial year, and for approval in principle for the subsequent financial year, 2023/2024 as provided in Attachment A.

3.       The work programme provides a three-year view that demonstrates the phasing or continuation of programme delivery over the 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 financial years. 2022/2023 is year two of the three-year cycle. Many of the programmes included in this report were approved in principle in the 2021/2022 work programme.

4.       The work programme responds to the outcomes and objectives identified in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020.

5.       The work programme has been developed through a series of workshops between November 2021 and May 2022, where the local board provided feedback to staff on programme and activity prioritisation.

6.       The local board indicated its support for the following activities to be delivered in 2022/2023, with budgets as listed below:

·    Climate action programme - $40,000

·    Huringa whanonga mōkai ngeru: Cat owner behaviour change - $5,000

·    Low carbon lifestyles - $30,000

·    Māngere bike hub - $25,750

·    Māngere waterways restoration - $75,000

·    Resource Recovery Network - $20,000

·    Manukau Harbour Forum - $8,000

·    Pest Free Ihumātao - $120,000

·    Pest Free Urban South - $43,250

·    Pūkaki Crater restoration - $20,000

·    Schools waste minimisation programme - $30,000

·    Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum - $8,000.

7.       The proposed work programme has a total value of $425,000, which can be funded from within the board’s draft locally driven initiatives (LDI) budget for the 2022/2023 financial year. Approval in principle is also being sought for activities in the 2023/2024 financial year.

8.       The proposed work programme also includes $400,000 in asset-based services capital expenditure for the following coastal renewals programmes:

·    Kiwi Esplanade – renew the wharf and jetty - $200,000

·    Kiwi Esplanade – renew western and eastern seawalls - $200,000.

9.       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.

10.     Updates on the delivery of this work programme will be provided through the board’s quarterly performance reports.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

Activity name

2022/2023 budget for approval

Climate action programme

 $40,000

Huringa whanonga mōkai ngeru: Cat owner behaviour change

 $5,000

Low carbon lifestyles

 $30,000

Māngere bike hub

 $25,750

Māngere waterways restoration

 $75,000

Resource Recovery Network

 $20,000

Manukau Harbour Forum

 $8,000

Pest Free Ihumātao

 $120,000

Pest Free Urban South

 $43,250

Pūkaki Crater restoration

 $20,000

Schools waste minimisation programme

 $30,000

Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum

 $8,000

Total

$425,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)      approve in principle the 2023/2024 Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programmes in 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 $200,000 asset-based services capital expenditure budget towards the Kiwi Esplanade – wharf and jetty renewal and $200,000 towards the Kiwi Esplanade – renew western and eastern seawalls programmes in the 2022/2023 financial year.

 

Horopaki

Context

11.     Each year, the local board decides which activities to allocate its annual budget toward through a series of workshops. The local board feedback in these workshops has informed the development of the Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme provided as Attachment A.

12.     The proposed work programme responds to the outcomes and objectives identified in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020. The specific objectives reflected in the work programme are:

·    promoting climate change awareness and resilience

·    protecting and preserving our waterways, shorelines and wildlife for future generations to enjoy and look after

·    preserving our local heritage.

13.     The following adopted strategies and plans also guided the development of the work programme:

·    Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan

·    Mahere ā-Rohe Whakahaere Kaupapa Koiora Orotā mō Tāmaki Makaurau - Regional Pest Management Plan

·    Urban Ngahere Strategy

·    Te Mahere Whakahaere me te Whakaiti Tukunga Para i Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018.

14.     The development of the work programme has been informed by staff assessments and identification of local environmental priority areas, and feedback received from the local board at workshops.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

15.     The proposed work programme is made up of activities continuing from previous financial years, including annually occurring events or ongoing programmes. It also includes new initiatives supported by the local board. These programmes contribute towards the delivery of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020 environmental objectives, as detailed above.

16.     The work programme in Attachment A provides a three-year view that demonstrates the phasing or continuation of programme delivery over the 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 financial years.

17.     This report seeks local board approval for budgets and activities in year two of the three-year work programme (2022/2023), and approval in principle for 2023/2024.

18.     Approving in principle does not commit the local board to funding in future years, as the budget for year three will still need to be approved on an annual basis. However, approval in principle will help staff, contractors and community groups to plan activities and resourcing in the longer-term.

19.     Budgets for year three are subject to change, as the programmes are further refined or if local board priorities shift.

20.     The proposed activities for delivery as part of the board’s 2022/2023 Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme are detailed below, alongside indicative plans and budgets for the 2023/2024 financial year:

Climate action programme - $40,000

21.     The local board has indicated that it would like to continue to fund the community-based climate action programme to prioritise reducing emissions and supporting adaptation to climate impacts. The programme encourages collaboration between existing community organisations and businesses already involved in low carbon initiatives.

22.     Funding for the 2022/2023 financial year will support the establishment of a Local Climate Activator to drive community implementation of the Climate Action Plan and investment to support collaboration and amplify community climate action.

23.     The programme will engage and activate local community action in areas of sustainable food, sustainable transport, energy efficient homes, tree planting, local circular economy and climate education initiatives.

24.     In 2021/2022 the local board provided $20,000 to fund this programme. Staff recommend that the board allocate $40,000 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

25.     Approval in principle is also sought for $70,000 in 2023/2024 towards this programme.

Huringa whanonga mōkai ngeru: Cat owner behaviour change - $5,000

26.     The board has indicated that it would like to fund a new programme to increase access to the SPCA's cat desexing and microchipping service in the 2022/2023 financial year. The programme aims to reduce unowned cats across Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area and reduce cost to pet owners, which is the top barrier to desexing cats in the local community.

27.     This programme will also support community conservation groups to achieve their environmental goals and aspirations. Within the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area there are species such as New Zealand Dotterel and other shorebirds that feed, rest, and nest. While predator control (including rats, possums and mustelids) is being carried out, an increasing issue is unowned cats and predation on native birds and other wildlife.

28.     Staff recommend that the board allocate $5,000 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

29.     Approval in principle is also sought for $7,500 in 2023/2024 towards this programme.

Low carbon lifestyles - $30,000

30.     The board has indicated it would like to continue to fund the low carbon lifestyles programme in the 2022/2023 financial year. The programme will continue to engage in conversation with residents on their doorstep in targeted areas to encourage behavioural changes that will help reduce carbon emissions.

31.     The low carbon lifestyles programme is expanding its climate action advice to include food and transport in addition to home energy advice.

32.     Funding this programme in 2022/2023 will help residents with:

·        improved health and wellbeing through changes in home health and dietary improvements

·        better home performance and more comfortable living conditions

·        savings and reducing carbon emissions through efficiencies such as reducing power bills and food wastage

·        improved health and fitness for residents by exchanging vehicle travel for active and public transport.

33.     In 2021/2022 the local board provided $30,000 to fund this programme. Staff recommend that the board allocate $30,000 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

34.     Approval in principle is also sought for $30,000 in 2023/2024.

Māngere bike hub - $25,750

35.     The local board has indicated that it would like to continue to fund the Māngere bike hub for the 2022/2023 financial year.

36.     This project will support the community to learn and apply basic bike maintenance skills. Bike hubs also divert bikes from the waste stream and recondition them so they can be provided back into the community at low or no cost. The project provides communities with the skills, knowledge and resources to make positive choices for sustainable living and reduce their ecological footprint.

37.     Local board funding for the 2022/2023 financial year will:

·        contribute to the operation of the community led EcoMatters bike hub

·        continue the development of a sustainable operating model for the bike hub

·        secure funding and support from other sources to enable the development of the bike hub and its programmes.

38.     Staff recommend that the board allocate $25,750 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

39.     Approval in principle is also sought for $26,523 in 2023/2024 towards this programme.

Māngere waterways restoration - $75,000

40.     The board has indicated that it would like to continue to fund the Māngere Waterways restoration programme. In 2022/2023 the programme will continue to engage with schools and community, while enhancing streams through canopy tree planting and weed control.

41.     Continued funding will enable the local stream coordinator to maintain the shared vision for the regeneration of Māngere’s streams – Tararata, Harania, Ōruarangi and Waokauri. The coordinator connects communities to local waterways by engaging with stream neighbours, schools and other stakeholders to raise awareness around stream health, littering and the ecological and cultural significance of the waterways.

42.     The programme will involve regular water quality monitoring with schools and fish surveys to locate the best sites for artificial stream habitat to protect threatened native species such as the giant kōkopu.

43.     The stream coordinator will work closely with the Pest Free Urban South coordinator to facilitate predator management and research around the stream catchments as well as support community events, such as predator control to protect native biodiversity.

44.     The 2022/2023 programme will add to the foundation work that has been undertaken over the last three years. Uplifting a community group around the Harania Stream is the next action identified in this programme. Alongside this, community engagement will continue in the form of utilising local and social media and face to face networking where possible, to raise awareness.

45.     School engagement will seek to be adaptable to COVID-19 restrictions, with a mentorship programme being built into the framework to work with rangatahi interested in pursuing further study or careers in the environmental space.

46.     In 2021/2022 the local board provided $70,600 to fund this programme. Staff recommend that the board allocate $75,000 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

47.     Approval in principle is also sought for $75,000 in 2023/2024 towards this programme.

Resource Recovery Network - $20,000

48.     The local board has indicated that it would like to support the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Resource Recovery Network programme in the 2022/2023 financial year. This programme, previously known as the Māngere Trade and Exchange Network, will continue to expand and build on the shared vision and plan of action for converting waste into resources.

49.     This will involve identifying opportunities to leverage off other large-scale programmes happening in the community, such as Kāinga Ora, Tūpuna Maunga Authority, Innovating Streets, Sustainable Business Network and Enviroschools. It will also involve identifying and applying to other potential funding sources, including Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund, Love Food Hate Waste and SouthSci.

50.     Funding for this programme will support the following activities:

·        designing and facilitating a regenerative process

·        documentation of the process and outcomes

·        engagement and alignment with organisations like the Zero Waste Network and other para kore organisations

·        attending Zero Waste Network meetings and training

·        planning and delivery of stakeholder hui

·        continued promotion of the Resource Recovery Network within the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu community

·        maintaining the Resource Recovery Network database.

51.     In 2021/2022 the local board provided $20,000 to fund the Māngere Trade and Exchange Network. Staff recommend that the board allocate $20,000 toward this programme in 2022/2023.

52.     Approval in principle is also sought for $20,000 towards this programme in and 2023/2024.

Manukau Harbour Forum - $8,000

53.     The board has indicated that it would like to continue to fund the Manukau Harbour Forum in the 2022/2023 financial year. The board is one of nine local boards who make up the Manukau Harbour Forum (Franklin, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Papakura, Puketāpapa, Waitākere Ranges, and Whau Local Boards). These local boards border the Manukau Harbour and have an interest in protecting and restoring the mauri of the harbour.

54.     In 2021/2022 financial year, each of the member local boards provided $7,400 to co-fund the Manukau Harbour Forum. This was allocated to several activities including a Manukau Harbour Forum coordinator, a youth sustainability wānanga, development of a communications plan and the engagement of a mana whenua specialist to begin planning the mana whenua engagement hui to be held in 2022/2023.

55.     Staff recommend that each of the nine member boards contribute a further $8,000 each towards the forum for the 2022/2023 financial year, allowing a total budget of $72,000. Staff propose that the funding support the following activities for the 2022/2023 financial year.

·    continue to fund Manukau Harbour Forum coordinator to assist with the delivery of the forum’s goals ($40,000)

·    fund the 2022/2023 youth sustainability wānanga which would involve around 50 students from all members local board areas to develop leadership skills, sustainability knowledge, and collaborative action programmes ($17,000)

·    deliver the communications plan that was developed in the 2021/2022 financial year ($6,000)

·    complete the planning for the mana whenua engagement hui and to fund the hui itself ($9,000).

56.     These activities are subject to change as the forum members will approve the Manukau Harbour Forum work programme at an upcoming business meeting.

57.     Approval in principle is also sought for $8,000 towards this programme from each member local board in the 2023/2024 financial year.

Pest Free Ihumātao - $120,000

58.     The local board has indicated that it will continue to fund Pest Free Ihumātao. In its fifth year, this programme will continue to work collaboratively with iwi to protect and enhance the environment of Ihumātao.

59.     In 2022/2023 the programme will:

·        boost Makaurau Marae nursery’s production capability through training and development with whānau members

·        continue to implement the Ōruarangi Awa catchment management plan

·        support community groups and adjacent businesses who are keen to be part of a Pest Free Ihumātao

·        assess native species in the Ihumātao area

·        pest plant and animal control, including buffer control in and around the coastal walkway area.

60.     Staff will work closely with iwi to enhance public awareness of pest plant species, engage the local community in pest control and support the protection of rare ecological landscapes and species such as the māwhai.

61.     In 2021/2022 the local board provided $100,000. Staff recommend that the board allocate $120,000 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

62.     Approval in principle is also sought for $120,000 towards this programme in 2023/2024.

Pest Free Urban South - $43,250

63.     The local board has indicated that it would like to continue to support the Pest Free Urban South programme in the 2022/2023 financial year. The programme will maintain momentum for the Pest Free Auckland vision across the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, and Manurewa Local Board areas by continuing to fund a local Pest Free Urban South coordinator.

64.     Funding for the 2022/2023 financial year will support:

·        Pest Free Urban South coordinator who will identify key opportunities and areas for community engagement

·        empowering local communities by providing pest plant and animal control equipment, contractor assistance to the coordinator, and education programmes.

65.     The Pest Free Urban South coordinator will identify and work in specific areas of Ōtara-Papatoetoe, such as Māngere Mountain, to focus on improving biodiversity and water quality. They will also build key relationships to actively educate and empower communities to participate in conservation activities.

66.     The programme will continue to expand community action through assistance and education to reduce pest plants and animals in the urban south environment. This will involve working with local schools and sports clubs to implement an education programme, coordinating community days and school competitions involving pest control to engage local communities.

67.     The local board provided $30,000 to fund this programme in 2021/2022. Staff recommend that the board allocate $43,250 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

68.     Approval in principle is also sought from the local board for $53,250 in 2023/2024.

Pūkaki Crater restoration - $20,000

69.     The local board has indicated that it would like to continue to support the Pūkaki Crater restoration programme in the 2022/2023 financial year.

70.     This programme will continue work on the final stage of revegetation planting of the south-west Pūkaki crater rim to protect the urupā from erosion and enhance the biodiversity values of the site. The programme will also continue maintenance of previous plantings, weed control and a section of fencing to protect new planting.

71.     This restoration work, in collaboration with Pūkaki Marae, will enhance biodiversity values at Pūkaki Crater, reduce erosion of the crater rim and protect the urupā from further degradation.

72.     In 2021/2022 the local board provided $30,000 to fund this programme. Staff recommend that the board allocate $20,000 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

73.     Approval in principle is also sought for $20,000 towards this programme in 2023/2024.

Schools waste minimisation programme - $30,000

74.     The board has indicated that it would like to continue to fund the schools waste minimisation programme in the 2022/2023 financial year. This programme will continue to support 12 schools already in the programme and four additional secondary schools to decrease the amount of waste they are sending to landfill by 20 per cent and engage students and teachers in waste reduction learning.

75.     A community waste coordinator will engage with schools for five hours a week to provide experiential education sessions that focus on understanding current waste behaviours and supporting students and teachers to implement waste reduction practices in their schools.

76.     The coordinator will arrange food waste management systems where appropriate to enable schools to reduce waste, such as bokashi bins, compost bins, worm farms and mulchers.

77.     Materials and products will be provided by grants direct to schools. At the beginning and conclusion of the project each school will conduct waste audits so that the extent of waste reduction in result of the project can be measured.

78.     The project supports community action through education from schools on compost, worm farms, bokashi and mulching green waste. Students will learn how to reduce waste and litter at school, in stormwater drains, on beaches and in their homes and communities.

79.     In 2021/2022 the local board provided $30,000 to fund this programme. Staff recommend that the board allocate $30,000 towards this programme in 2022/2023.

80.     Approval in principle is also sought for $32,000 towards this programme in 2023/2024.

Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum - $8,000

81.     The board has indicated that it would like to continue to fund the Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum in the 2022/2023 financial year.

82.     The Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum includes the Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Ōrākei, and Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Boards. Members include local community groups, businesses and individual residents who have an interest in protecting and restoring the mauri of the Tāmaki Estuary.

83.     In 2021/2022, the five-member local boards each provided $8,000 to co-fund the Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum. Staff recommend that each member local board contributes a further $8,000 each towards the forum in the 2022/2023 financial year, allowing a total budget of $40,000.

84.     This funding will enable continued coordinator support for 18 hours per week to progress the forum’s vision for the Tāmaki Estuary. The funding will also support Tāmaki Estuary Clean Stream Watch, a community stream monitoring and response project, which will enable real time stream water quality data to be captured with community support and guardianship of each sensor.

85.     Approval in principle is also sought for $8,000 towards this programme from each member local board in 2023/2024.

Kiwi Esplanade - renew the wharf and jetty

86.     This is a regionally funded coastal renewal programme. This programme is a renewal of the Kiwi Esplanade jetty which is in the centre of the boat ramp, and the connecting wharf on the western side of the boat ramp. The extent of the works required will be informed by detailed investigations which will primarily assess the condition of the wharf piles, as well as other minor fittings such as bolts, caps and non-slip mesh.

87.     Investigation and design were conducted in the 2021/2022 financial year and physical works will commence in 2022/2023. Staff will update the board on the progress of this programme through the quarterly local board work programme reporting.

Kiwi Esplanade - renew western and eastern seawalls

88.     This is a regionally funded coastal renewal programme. This programme is an investigation of the renewal of the western and eastern seawalls at Kiwi Esplanade. Works in 2022/2023 are focused on investigation and design development. Staff will update the board on the progress of this programme through the quarterly local board work programme reporting.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

89.     In June 2019 Auckland Council declared a climate emergency and in response to this the council adopted the Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan in July 2020.

90.     Each activity in the work programme is assessed to identify whether it will have a positive, neutral, or negative impact on greenhouse gas emissions and contributing towards climate change adaptation.

91.     Table 1 outlines the activities in the 2022/2023 work programme that have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions or contribute towards climate change adaptation.

Table 1: Climate impact assessment of proposed activities

Activity name

Climate impact

Climate action programme

This programme aims to reduce emissions by identifying gaps and strategic opportunities and collaborations that will build on existing local activity.

In alignment with priorities of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Actions Plan, specifically the ‘Community and Coast’ priority actions, the programme will support Aucklanders to become more resilient and reduce their carbon footprint.

It will reduce carbon emissions through encouraging and enabling local residents to make changes in personal lifestyle or respond in community-based ways, creating new social norms.

Low carbon lifestyles

This programme aims to reduce emissions and increase community resilience by lowering household energy consumption and transport emissions.

Māngere bike hub

This project aims to reduce emissions and increase community resilience through:

·    expanding community uptake of active transport and reducing carbon footprints

·    encouraging sustainable living

·    increasing community connections.

Māngere waterways restoration

These programmes will improve the health of freshwater ecosystems which will build on our resilience to climate change through ecological services such as flood mitigation, habitat for native biodiversity and carbon sequestration through riparian plants.

Manukau Harbour Forum

Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum

Resource Recovery Network

Reduction of waste to landfill will lower greenhouse gas emissions and change behaviour in communities both in waste minimisation practice and consumer choice. The education component will directly link student action to carbon measures, encouraging adaptation behaviours and increase community resilience for the future.

Schools waste minimisation programme

Pest Free Ihumātao

These are ecological restoration programmes which contribute to carbon sinking, which leads to greenhouse gas reduction and will help to reduce the effects of climate change.

Management of exotic species’ impacts is one of the main ways in which we can improve resilience of Auckland’s biodiversity to climate change.

Pest Free Urban South

Huringa whanonga mōkai ngeru: Cat owner behaviour change

Pūkaki Crater restoration

This programme will reduce the effects of climate change as restoration and vegetation play vital roles in carbon sequestration by storing atmospheric carbon dioxide in a solid form.

Kiwi Esplanade coastal works

Physical works for the coastal programmes will have a negligible carbon footprint. Where possible, staff will adopt sustainable, low carbon options for project delivery. The renewal will improve the resilience of these coastal assets.

 

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

92.     The work programme was developed through a collaborative approach by operational council departments, with each department represented in the integrated team that presented the draft work programme to the local board at a series of workshops.

93.     In particular, the attached Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme reflects the integrated activities developed by Environmental Services, Healthy Waters and Waste Solutions.

94.     Infrastructure and Environmental Services staff will work closely with the Community Empowerment Unit and Parks, Sports and Recreation staff. Programmes delivering restoration and pest management programmes such as Pūkaki Crater restoration and Pest Free Urban South will require engagement with community groups and will be undertaken on public land.

95.     Natural Environment Strategy Staff will be coordinated with on work related to the Manukau Harbour Forum.

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

Local impacts and local board views

96.     The projects proposed for inclusion in the board’s Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme will have positive environmental outcomes across the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area. Particular focus areas for the 2022/2023 work programme include Harania Creek, Ōruarangi Creek, Pūkaki Crater, Tararata Creek and Waokauri Creek.

97.     The projects noted above align with the local board plan outcome ‘Protecting our environment and heritage for future generations’. The proposed work programme has been considered by the local board in a series of workshops from November 2021 to May 2022. The views expressed by local board members during the workshops have informed the recommended work programme.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

98.     Auckland Council is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its broader obligations to Māori.

99.     The work programme includes activities that aim to deliver outcomes for and with Māori, in alignment with the strategic priority areas outlined in Kia ora Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland Council’s Māori Outcome Framework). Progress on how the activities are achieving these outcomes will be reported to the local board on a quarterly basis.

100.   Staff recognise that environmental management, water quality and land management have integral links with the mauri of the environment and concepts of kaitiakitanga.

101.   Table 2 outlines the activities in the 2022/2023 work programme that contribute towards the delivery of specific Māori outcomes.

Table 2: Māori outcome delivery through proposed activities

Activity name

Māori outcome

Māori outcome description

Climate action programme

Kaitiakitanga

The activator will work with mana whenua and mātāwaka to identify and deliver low carbon outcomes for Māori, as identified in the local board’s Climate Action Plan.

Māngere waterways restoration

Katiakitanga

The stream coordinator is engaging with Makaurau marae throughout the regenerative process and is working with representatives to identify opportunities to collaborate.

Resource Recovery Network

Katiakitanga

The project will involve engagement with mana whenua and mataawaka, and achieve outcomes specifically requested by Māori. For example, Makaurau marae and other local iwi groups (including Papatūānuku Marae) will be involved in the planning process and leading programmes which turn waste into resources, exercising kaitiakitanga.

Manukau Harbour Forum

Kaitiakitanga and realising rangatahi potential

Māori youth will be involved in the youth sustainability wānanga and are supported to develop and implement programmes relevant to them and their communities. The wānanga also engages with kaumātua from Makaurau Marae to provide advice and mātauranga Māori that informs programme delivery. During the wānanga, te reo Māori is actively promoted, as a key component of programme delivery.

Pest Free Ihumātao

Māori business, tourism and employment

Kaitiakitanga

Realising rangatahi potential

This project is led and mostly delivered by Makaurau Marae’s environmental division to support economic opportunities for Māori and to boost the nursery’s capabilities in becoming self-sufficient and more resilient.

This project facilitates mana whenua to exercise their responsibilities of tino rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga and Māori to apply tiakitanga. This is achieved through restoration activities that enable mana whenua to undertake in their rohe - covering Oruarangi Awa and buffering the land around Ōtuataua Stonefields.

Allowing for mātauranga Māori to inform the project design leading to improved community involvement (for example, not using toxins/bait for pest control).

This project also enables Māori youth participation and empowers them in decision making, leadership, education and employment.

Pūkaki Crater restoration

Kaitiakitanga

Māori identity and culture

Pūkaki Crater co-management committee meetings are held with members from Te Ākitai Waiohua, Auckland Council’s Environmental Services department and Park, Sports and Recreation. These meetings enable proposed works to be discussed openly and are agreed upon before they commence. This ensures the Māori outcomes identified are aligned.

All work is delivered in collaboration the kaitiaki manager of Pūkaki Marae.

Half of the plants sourced are supplied by Makaurau Marae Nursery to support local Māori business.

Schools waste minimisation programme

Te Reo Māori

Kaitiakitanga

Realising rangatahi potential

 

Common kupu Māori will be used when teaching students about sustainability and environmental concepts.

Students will be encouraged to see themselves as part of their community’s economic system and shown career pathways, learning skills on a pathway for many green jobs.

Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum

Kaitiakitanga

A strategic focus for Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum is engaging with mana whenua to integrate overarching values and guiding principles that align and promote Te Ao Māori. This includes incorporating Te Reo Māori into educational materials produced for TEEF.

 

102.   Where aspects of the proposed work programme are anticipated to have a significant impact on activity of importance to Māori then appropriate engagement will be undertaken.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

103.   The proposed environment work programme for 2022/2023 totals to $425,000 of the board’s locally driven initiatives (LDI) operational budget. This amount can be accommodated within the board’s total draft budget for 2022/2023.

104.   The proposed work programme also includes $400,000 in asset-based services capital expenditure for the coastal renewal’s programmes. Please note that the coastal renewal budgets are current estimates and are subject to change through the design and works stages. If there are any significant changes throughout the financial year these will be reported back to the board.

105.   Budgets for activities in the 2023/2024 financial year are indicative. While local board approval in principle is being sought for a future year through this report, formal approval will be sought on an annual basis, once budgets and programme costs are confirmed.

106.   An overall LDI opex carry-forward provision for projects to be carried forward from 2021/2022 to 2022/2023 was approved by the Finance and Performance Committee as part of the annual budget. Work programme activities to be carried forward from 2021/2022 will be finalised post 30 June 2022. Local boards will receive detail of carry-forwards in their first scheduled performance report for 2022/2023.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

107.   If the proposed Infrastructure and Environmental Services Work Programme is not approved before the start of the financial year, there is a risk that activities may be delayed or not delivered within the financial year.

108.   Risks and mitigations for new activity lines were considered during the scoping phase. There may be risks associated with trialling a new activity for the first year. These will be continually assessed and reported to the local board.

109.   The COVID-19 pandemic could have a negative impact on the delivery of local board work programmes. Some activities may not be able to be delivered fully if COVID-19 restrictions are increased.

110.   Resourcing of the work programme is based on current staff capacity within departments. Therefore, changes to staff capacity may also have an impact on work programme delivery.

111.   Table 3 shows the key risks associated with activities in the proposed 2022/2023 work programme, as well as proposed mitigations.

Table 3: Key risks and mitigations for activities

Activity name

Risk

Mitigation

Rating after mitigation

Climate action programme

To succeed, the programme depends on the willingness and availability of key stakeholders to participate in working group meetings and invest their time in helping to develop and implement the local board’s climate action plan.

To ensure there is commitment, the programme will engage with key stakeholders at the earliest opportunity to enable time for planning and preparation.

Low

Huringa whanonga mōkai ngeru: Cat owner behaviour change

There is potential that other animal welfare groups may wish to also receive funding for animal desexing.

This can be managed by directing them to competitive funding avenues such as the Regional Environment and Natural Heritage grants. Staff advise that the SPCA service is the best set up to provide online booking systems, translations in multiple languages, and a well-known, trusted brand to encourage uptake.  

Low

Low carbon lifestyles

The risk of overlapping support with other healthy home programmes will be minimised.

Recipients of the District Healthy Board’s healthy homes initiative (Noho Ᾱhuru) or Kāinga Ora residents will be identified through their responses to doorstep questions so there will not be a double-up. 

Low

Māngere bike hub

Key dependencies include the continuing availability of a suitable location for the Bike Hub and sufficient community interest and funding sources.

The current location is suitable and available and therefore this is considered a low risk.

Low

Māngere waterways restoration

There is a risk that plants may not be able to establish.

Timely delivery of this programme is dependent on contractor availability to carry out weeding and planting. Mitigation: engage early.

To ensure plants will grow, best practices will be followed, and planting events will be scheduled in winter.

To mitigate delays in procurement, the contractor will be engaged as early as possible.

Low

Resource Recovery Network

This programme is dependent on the engagement of community groups.

Community groups have been interested in participating in the past, this is expected to continue.

Low

Manukau Harbour Forum

This project is dependent of securing a suitable mana whenua engagement contractor to deliver the mana whenua hui.

Staff have started to investigate options and had sourced through contacts several options and therefore this is considered low risk.

Low

Pest Free Ihumātao

Potential issues with land tenure may have a short-term effect on access for the programme.

Long-term outcomes from this programme have been identified to align with iwi values.

Low

Pest Free Urban South

A risk to the programme is if there was a change in community demand and values, for example if they were not supportive of the use of herbicide in their area.

There is also potential risk in school programmes that are oversubscribed and are not able to commit.

Alternative options will be identified if there are opposed views to the programme’s approach.

Natural Environment Delivery, Sustainable Schools, Healthy Waters and Parks, Sports and Recreation staff will work in partnership to ensure schools are well supported to deliver the Pest Free Urban South vision.

Low

Pūkaki Crater restoration

Significant weather events may affect planting. Although the drought has been an issue for some planting sites around Auckland, it is not a limiting factor for this site.

A contingency plan will be built into the programme to mitigate the risk of weather events affecting the delivery of this programme.

Low

Schools waste minimisation programme

A lack of commitment from schools may affect programme delivery. 

This is unlikely due to the relevance of schools’ curriculum topics and their relationship with Auckland Council. Qualifying the school’s commitment prior to commencing the programme will likely mitigate lack of uptake.

Low

Tāmaki Estuary Environmental Forum

This programme is dependent on the sourcing of a suitable contractor to coordinate the forum.

The programme relies on community engagement in the water quality monitoring project.

It is expected that the current coordinator will be able to continue in the role and staff are confident that other contractors would be available if necessary.

Individual leaders within the forum will be designated to oversee an area to actively engage the community to participate in monitoring activities to share ownership and responsibility of water quality results for their local area.

Low

 

112.   Where a work programme activity cannot be completed on time or to budget, due to unforeseen circumstances, this will be signalled to the local board at the earliest opportunity.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

113.   Delivery of the activity in the approved work programme will commence once approved and continue until 30 June 2023. Activity progress will be reported to the local board on a quarterly basis.

114.   Where the work programme identifies further decisions and milestones for each activity, these will be brought to the local board when appropriate.

 

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Attachments

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Page

a

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Infrastructure and Enviromental Services Work Programme 2022/2023

97

     

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Signatories

Author

Prasanthi Cottingham - Relationship Coordinator

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

2022-23 Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plans and 2021-22 Q3 Update

File No.: CP2022/07701

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.          For the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board to adopt its Joint CCO (Council-Controlled Organisation) Local Board Engagement Plan 2022-2023.

2.       To provide the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board with an update on Council-Controlled Organisation work programme items in its area.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plans have been agreed between local boards and CCO staff during workshops held in April and May, and through subsequent follow up conversations.

4.       The substantive document, once adopted, will be in place for two years. The attachments to the plan will be amended throughout the year to ensure the plan is up to date and fit for purpose.

5.       Updates will be provided to local boards each quarter to show both changes to the plan itself, and to provide updates on the work programme items included in the attachments to the plan.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      adopt the Joint CCO 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 CCO 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 CCOs.

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       In 2020, the CCO Review report recommended the introduction of a joint CCO local board engagement plan for each local board.

7.       In mid-2021, the first Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plans were agreed and adopted.

8.       Since then, staff have worked to develop and refine both the process to agree the documents, and the format of the documents themselves.

9.       During April and May 2022, workshops were held between each local board and representatives from the four substantive CCOs.

10.     During May, staff have worked to ensure that the final document is representative of the discussions held at workshops, and that any outstanding questions have been resolved. 

11.     The substantive part of the engagement plan is designed to be in place for two years. In subsequent years, this document is likely to remain in use for three years, following the completion of the Local Board Plan.

12.     The attachments to the plan include information that is likely to require updating such as staff contacts and project updates and will be amended throughout the year to ensure the plan is up to date and fit for purpose.

13.     Quarterly updates will be provided to each local board to show both changes to the plan itself, and updates on the work programme items included in the attachments to the plan.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

14.     Workshops between local boards and CCO staff have provided local boards with the opportunity to share their views on CCO delivery and engagement in their area. Each workshop included an outline of each CCO’s work programme within the local board area, and local boards have provided their views on the degree of engagement they expect for each project or programme.

15.     The Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022-2023 addresses key elements of recommendations made by the CCO Review, including:

·        documenting key contacts, including senior CCO representatives of the organisation well placed to quickly respond to and resolve local concerns

·        giving local boards the opportunity to highlight projects likely to be most significant to them as governors, contributing to a “no surprises” environment

·        ensuring the communication of clear, up-to-date information from CCOs to local boards on projects in their area.

16.     While it is still early days in terms of local board members and staff adjusting to the new way of working together, initial feedback has been positive.

17.     Work programme items that will be confirmed with the formal adoption of 2022-23 budgets will be included as they become available.

Updates to the engagement plan

18.     Staff have updated the attachments to the engagement plan where there have been:

·        new board members

·        changes to local board members delegations or portfolios

·        staff changes within Local Board Services or CCOs.

19.     These changes are reflected in Attachment A – Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2022-2023.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

20.     The adoption of the Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022-23 between the local board and Auckland Council’s substantive Council-Controlled Organisations does not have a direct impact on climate, however many of the projects it refers to will.

21.     Each CCO must work within Te Taruke-a-Tawhiri: Auckland's Climate Action Framework and information on climate impacts will be provided to local boards on a project or programme basis.

 

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

22.     Adopting the updated Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022-2023 is likely to have a positive impact on other parts of the council as well as between the respective CCOs within each local board area.

23.     These plans will be shared with the integration teams that implement local board work programmes and will give council staff greater ongoing visibility of CCO work programmes.

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

Local impacts and local board views

24.     Local board engagement plans enable local boards to signal to CCOs those projects that are of greatest interest to the local board, and to ensure that engagement between the local board and the four CCOs is focussed on those priority areas.

25.     The engagement plans also give local boards the opportunity to communicate to CCOs which projects they expect to be of most interest to their communities.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

26.     Updating and adopting the Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2022-2023 may have a positive impact on local engagement with mana whenua and mataawaka.

27.     While both CCOs and local boards have engagement programmes with Māori, the engagement plan will allow a more cohesive and coordinated approach to engagement, with more advance planning of how different parts of the community will be involved.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

28.     The adoption of the Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022-2023 between the local board and Auckland Council’s substantive Council-Controlled Organisations does not have financial impacts for local boards.

29.     Any financial implications or opportunities will be provided to local boards on a project or programme basis.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

30.     Changes will be made within the attachments of the Joint CCO Engagement Plan to ensure that information is kept up to date. The substantive document will not change until after the development of the next Local Board Plan. This risk is mitigated by ensuring that the document states clearly that it is subject to change and will be re-published on the local board agenda quarterly, to ensure public transparency.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

31.     The local board will receive Quarter Four updates in September 2022.


 

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Page

a

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022-2023

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Signatories

Authors

Kat Ashmead - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Noha Zaki - Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Community Facilities Network Plan revised Action Plan (2022)

File No.: CP2022/05602

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

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

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

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

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

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

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

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

·    65 completed actions

·    36 actions underway

·    50 actions to start

·    4 actions on hold.

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

·    completing 36 actions that are already underway

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

·    starting two network-wide strategic improvement actions.

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

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

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

 

 

 

Horopaki

Context

What is the Community Facilities Network Plan and Action Plan?

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

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

11.     The CFNP addresses provision for:

·    arts and culture facilities

·    community centres

·    libraries

·    pools and leisure facilities

·    venues for hire (community or rural halls).

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

·    ensure existing facilities are fit for purpose

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

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

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

·    quality over quantity

·    addressing service gaps where growth is significant

·    improving portfolio performance.

The Action Plan is revised every three years

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

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

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

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

Actions are structured by category, theme and progress 

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

Table 1: CFNP Action Plan categories

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

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

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

Departments work together to identify business and strategic improvement actions

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

The identification of area-based actions follows a set process

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

Figure 1: Review process for 2022 CFNP Action Plan

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

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

·    work arising from completed actions in the Action Plan 2019

·    the 10-year Budget 2021-2031

·    local board plan initiatives and work programmes

·    input from business intelligence and across the Auckland Council organisation

·    actions not started in the Action Plan 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

·    a tight fiscal environment for the immediate future

·    the need to reduce capital expenditure across the council family

·    reprioritisation of projects

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

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

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

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

The revised CFNP Action Plan 2022

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

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

Table 3: Summary of the 2022 CFNP Action Plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

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

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

·    achieve carbon neutrality in operations for new asset development

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

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

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

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

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

·    Regional Service Planning, Investment and Partnerships

·    Local Board Services

·    Parks Sports and Recreation

·    Financial and Business Performance

·    Connected Communities

·    Community Facilities

·    Community and Social Policy.

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

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

Local impacts and local board views

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

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

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

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

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·    interviews and hui with mana whenua

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

·    workshops and focus groups with local marae

·    intercept surveys with representative samples of the Māori population base

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

 

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

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

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

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

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

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

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

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

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

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

51.     There is financial risk that:

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

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

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

52.     This financial risk is mitigated by:

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

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

·    managing expectations by acknowledging budget constraints

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

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

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Community Facilities Network Plan (CFNP)

143

b

Attachment B - Focus of Community Facilities Action Plan 2022

159

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Tracey Williams - Service Programmes Lead

Angela Clarke - Head of Service Investment & Programming

Authorisers

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

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 



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15 June 2022

 

 

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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022 grant allocations

File No.: CP2022/06872

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To fund, part-fund or decline applications received for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick-Response Grants Round Three 2021/2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board adopted the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Grants Programme 2021/2022 as presented in Attachment A. The programme sets application guidelines for contestable community grants submitted to the board.

3.       This report presents applications received in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022 as presented in Attachment B.

4.       The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has set a total community grants budget of $164,982 for the 2021/2022 financial year. The board reallocated $3,211 on 16 February 2022 and $56,000 on 18 May 2022 into the grants budget, increasing it to $224,193.00.

5.       The board allocated $3,500 to Youth Grants and a total of $200,693.00 to two local grant, two multi-board, and two quick-response rounds. There is $20,000 remaining to spend for one more quick-response round.

6.       Eleven applications were submitted to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Round Three; one application was withdrawn. There are ten applications going forward to the board for consideration, requesting a total of $19,717.60.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund, or decline each application in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

QR2209-303

New Zealand Hindu Temple Society Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards advertising and refreshments for Guru Purnima in Māngere (July 2022)

$2,000.00

QR2209-304

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards Māngere-Ōtāhuhu's share of the annual budget cost to run youth helpline service (July 2022 - March 2023)

$2,000.00

QR2209-305

Communicare CMA (Ak) Inc

Community

Towards venue hire of Māngere Netball Centre (July 2022 - May 2023)

$2,652.00

QR2209-307

Ōtāhuhu Business Association Inc

Sport and recreation

Towards 40 boxing gloves for youth boxing class in Ōtāhuhu Youth Space (July 2022 - December 2022)

$1,805.60

QR2209-309

Melanoma New Zealand

Community

Towards nurse educator and administrative support person to run Melanoma New Zealand Mobile Spot Check in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu (July 2022 - October 2022)

$1,260.00

QR2209-310

AFL New Zealand

Sport and recreation

Towards footballs, uniform tops, medals for the AFL Youth Programme in Walter Massey Park (October 2022 - December 2022)

$2,000.00

QR2209-313

Ara Education Charitable Trust

Community

Towards training costs, powhiri, and workbooks for the mentoring programme at Ara Jobs and Skills Hub (July 2022 - November 2022)

$2,000.00

QR2209-315

Mobility Dogs Assistance Trust

Community

Towards veterinary costs of mobility dogs in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu (July 2022 - September 2022)

$2,000.00

QR2209-316

Te Whakaora Tangata

Community

Towards service delivery manager wages to run Family Restoration Course programme delivery (July 2022 - September 2022)

$2,000.00

QR2209-317

Fireplace Arts & Media Ltd

Arts and culture

Towards performers fee for the pop-up concert in Ōtāhuhu Train Station (November 2022)

$2,000.00

Total

 

 

 

$19,717.60

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       The local board allocates grants to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders and contribute to the vision of being a world-class city.

8.       The local board grants programme sets out:

·   local board priorities

·   lower priorities for funding

·   exclusions

·   grant types, the number of grant rounds, and when these will open and close

·   any additional accountability requirements.

9.       The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board adopted the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Grants Programme 2021/2022 as presented in Attachment A. The programme sets application guidelines for contestable community grants submitted to the board.

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

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

11.     The aim of the local board grant programme is to deliver projects and activities which align with the outcomes identified in the local board plan. All applications have been assessed utilising the Community Grants Policy and the local board grant programme criteria. The eligibility of each application is identified in the report. 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

12.     The Local Board Grants Programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups for projects that support and enable community climate action.

13.     Community climate action involves reducing or responding to climate change by local residents in a locally relevant way. Local board grants can contribute to expanding climate action by supporting projects that reduce carbon emissions and increase community resilience to climate impacts.

14.     Examples of projects include local food production and food waste reduction, increasing access to single-occupancy transport options, home energy efficiency and community renewable energy generation, local tree planting and streamside revegetation, and educating about sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce carbon footprints.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

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

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

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

Local impacts and local board views

17.     Local boards are responsible for the decision-making and allocation of local board community grants. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board is required to fund, part-fund or decline these grant applications against the local board priorities identified in the local board grant programme.

18.     Staff will provide feedback to unsuccessful grant applicants so they will know what they can do to increase their chances of success next time.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to the council’s commitment to improving Māori wellbeing by providing grants to individuals and groups who deliver positive outcomes for Māori. Auckland Council’s Māori Outcomes Delivery, Ngā Mātārae has provided input and support towards the development of the community grant processes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

20.     The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board adopted the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Grants Programme 2021/2022 as presented in Attachment A. The programme sets application guidelines for contestable community grants submitted to the board.

21.     This report presents applications received in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Round Three 2021/2022 as presented in Attachment B.

22.     The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has set a total community grants budget of $164,982 for the 2021/2022 financial year. The board reallocated $3,211 on 16 February 2022 and $56,000 on 18 May 2022 into the grants budget, increasing it to $224,193.00.

23.     The board allocated $3,500 to Youth Grants and a total of $200,693.00 to two local grant, two multi-board, and two quick-response rounds. There is $20,000 remaining to spend for one more quick-response round.

24.     Eleven applications were submitted to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Round Three; one application was withdrawn. There are ten applications going forward to the board for consideration, requesting a total of $19,717.60.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

25.     The allocation of grants occurs within the guidelines and criteria of the Community Grants Policy and the local board grants programme. The assessment process has identified a low risk associated with funding the applications in this round.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

26.     Following the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board allocating funding to Quick Response Round Three grants, grants staff will notify the applicants of the local board’s decision.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Grant Programme 2021/2022

167

b

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Grant, Round Three 2021/2022 Application Summary (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

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Signatories

Author

Rikka Barbosa - Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


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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

File No.: CP2022/07900

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The purpose of this report is to seek feedback from the local board on the council’s preliminary response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 (RMA amendments).

2.       This report includes an overview of the feedback on the council’s preliminary response received through the public consultation from 19 April to 9 May 2022 in Attachment B.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       The council’s preliminary response to the NPS-UD and RMA amendments are set out in the NPS-UD and the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS).  Some of these are not optional. Council must change the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) to put these new rules in place.

4.       However, the NPS-UD allows us to make some limited decisions to help shape the future of our city.  Council can determine:

i)       the distances of walkable catchments, where buildings of six storeys or more are required. These are the areas around the city centre, rapid transit stops, and the ten metropolitan centres (Albany, Takapuna, Westgate, Henderson, New Lynn, Newmarket, Sylvia Park, Manukau, Botany and Papakura)

ii)       the building heights and density to enable residential development within and next to other suburban centres – neighbourhoods centres, local centres, and town centres

iii)      the “qualifying matters” that will apply in Auckland, or the characteristics within some areas that may allow the council to modify (or limit) the required building heights and density.

5.       Central government has already identified a number of qualifying matters. The council is also able to include other ‘qualifying matters’ that are important for Auckland.

6.       The elements of the preliminary response that the council is able to determine were open to feedback and is provided as Attachment A. A three-week public engagement on the council’s preliminary response to the NPS-UD and RMA amendments was completed on 9 May 2022. This included an independently run survey of 2000 Aucklanders. The feedback has been analysed, and the themes that have emerged from that analysis were presented to the local board on Monday, 30 May 2022.

7.       The feedback summary report is provided as Attachment B to this report and has been published on the AKHaveYourSay website. The feedback responses received have also been published on the website.

8.       Local boards are now invited to give feedback on the council’s preliminary response, with particular regard to the matters available to council to make decisions on. A template has been provided as Attachment C to assist the preparation of that feedback.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu 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 provided as Attachment A

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

c)       provide feedback on the council’s preliminary response, to be considered by the Planning Committee in preparation of the proposed intensification plan change for notification in August 2022 (using the template provided as Attachment C if required).

 

Horopaki

Context

9.       The NPS-UD and the RMA amendments require that a proposed intensification plan change (IPI) must be notified by 20 August 2022. The Planning Committee and local board chairs (or their delegates) have attended numerous workshops and made decisions in 2021 and 2022 on preliminary policy directions to guide how the council will implement the NPS-UD and RMA amendments.

10.     At its meeting on 31 March 2022 the Planning Committee approved a preliminary response to the NPS-UD, as shown in Attachment A, for the purpose of public engagement for three weeks in April and May 2022. The preliminary response was made available to the public on the Auckland “Have Your Say” website from 19 April to 9 May.

11.     The preliminary response contained an overall consultation document, more detailed information sheets, and access to the GIS map viewer that illustrates zoning proposals that reflected the committee’s resolutions.  The maps also illustrated locations where various qualifying matters (mostly existing AUP overlays, endorsed by the committee) would limit the height and/or density that would otherwise be enabled.

12.     The GIS viewer was supported by information sheets that described the approach to intensification and the process that the council is following. The AUP text for the new zone provisions was not available for feedback, as this was (and is) still being prepared and tested.

13.     Since October 2021, local boards and mana whenua have been involved in helping the council develop its preliminary response. This report summarises the themes emerging from the public engagement.  Feedback received from the public, together with the ongoing involvement of local boards and mana whenua, will greatly assist the council in finalising the IPI for notification by 20 August 2022. 

14.     Feedback was specifically sought on the following matters:

i)       the extent of walkable catchments around the city centre, metropolitan centres and rapid transit network stops (as required under Policy 3(c))

ii)       the approach to, and extent of, intensification of areas adjacent to the city, metropolitan, town, local and neighbourhood centres (as required under Policy 3(d))

iii)      the selection of, and approach to, “any other qualifying matters” that limit the height and density that would otherwise be required as enabled under Policy 4. 

15.     Feedback was not sought on matters in the NPS-UD and RMA amendments that are mandatory.  Mandatory matters include the introduction of walkable catchments into the AUP, the enablement of six storey buildings in all zones in walkable catchments, and the application of medium density residential standards in all residential zones outside walkable catchments. 

16.     The public engagement (under the heading ‘Government’s new housing rules: what it means for Auckland’) comprised the following:

·        an overview of the response and how to give feedback

·        a main consultation document (also translated into numerous languages) with the full preliminary response overview

·        online feedback form with questions on consultation topics and an opportunity to provide reasons and further explanation

·        more detailed information sheets on a range of topics

·        frequently asked questions and an explanation video

·        special character area assessment survey reports

·        the GIS NPS-UD map viewer and user guide

·        information and booking links for webinars and events

·        access to a planning enquiry service for questions and further information.

17.     Hard copies of the main documents including the feedback form were placed in libraries and service centres.

18.     Online consultation activities and events were scheduled and undertaken through the engagement period, as follows:

·        four online webinars - two covering the whole preliminary response (with a focus on intensification), one on special character areas, and one on other council-identified qualifying matters

four ‘Have Your Say’ events – two for general opportunities for people or groups to present and discuss their feedback to members and staff, one for regional stakeholders, and one for residents’ groups and associations

·        two information meetings focussed on the special character areas qualifying matter – one on the North Shore and one in the city centre.

19.     In addition to the online and hard-copy feedback opportunity, an independently run sample survey of 2000 Aucklanders was procured from Kantar Public Limited. This was intended to enable a broader public perspective of the aspects of preliminary response, to complement the feedback offered and received from individuals, groups and organisations.

20.     All feedback received has been recorded, reviewed and allocated to themes to enable evaluation and assessment by staff and local board members. Summary reports have been prepared for the feedback received via the AKHaveYourSay website and also via the sample survey. All feedback has been published at AKHaveYourSay.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

21.     Most feedback (6,094 items) was provided via our online feedback form, provided in eight languages (English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean and Hindi). There were also 1,766 ‘non-feedback form’ items of feedback received via email or through the post. Feedback received after the consultation closing date has not been included in the analysis within the “Summary of Feedback” report in Attachment B.  However, feedback received later than the closing date is being considered and will be made available for viewing along with the rest of the feedback received.

22.     Local board feedback on the preliminary response is now sought through resolutions at this meeting. This feedback will be considered in (and attached to) a report for the 30 June Planning Committee meeting where further policy directions will be determined towards the preparation of a proposed plan change for reporting to committee on 4 August 2022 for a decision on notification.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23.     Objective 8 and policy 1 of the NPS-UD set out a policy framework that signals the need for decisions under the RMA to reduce emissions and improve climate resilience.

24.     This framework is in line with the ‘built environment’ priority of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, which has a goal of achieving “A low carbon, resilient built environment that promotes healthy, low impact lifestyles”. The plan states that:

“To move to a low carbon and resilient region, climate change and hazard risks need to be integral to the planning system that shapes Auckland. Integrating land-use and transport planning is vital to reduce the need for private vehicle travel and to ensure housing and employment growth areas are connected to efficient, low carbon transport systems.”

25.     Applying the NPS-UD will enable additional residential intensification to occur in areas where jobs, services and amenities can be easily accessed by active modes and public transport. This will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the more efficient use of land will reduce growth pressures in areas more susceptible to the effects of climate change. In some places, applying the MDRS required under the RMA amendments will also achieve this outcome. However, a key aspect of the council’s submission on the RMA amendments was that enabling three-storey medium density housing across Auckland’s urban environment, is likely to result in a greater number of people living in areas where it is extremely difficult to provide a high level of public transport service. A more detailed analysis of climate impacts will be possible once the mapping work required to implement the NPS-UD and the RMA amendments is more advanced.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

26.     All relevant council departments and Council Controlled Organisations have been involved in preparing the council’s preliminary response to the NPS-UD and the RMA amendments. They will have an ongoing role during the feedback period through to and beyond 20 August 2022. Feedback received on the council’s preliminary response will be reviewed by the relevant departments and CCOs to assist the council in finalising the IPI for public notification.

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

Local impacts and local board views

27.     Local boards were briefed in October and November 2021 on the implications of the NPS-UD and local board chairs were invited to the series of Planning Committee workshops run in 2021 on the NPS-UD.  Local boards also received a detailed briefing on the council’s preliminary response in March and May 2022.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

28.     Auckland Council has obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its Significance and Engagement Policy to take special consideration when engaging with Māori and to enable Māori participation in council decision-making to promote Māori well-being.

29.     The NPS-UD provides for the interests of Māori through intensification to increase housing supply, alongside its identification of qualifying matters. The widespread intensification sought by the NPS-UD has the potential to affect Māori both negatively and positively. This includes with respect to culturally significant sites and landscapes, Treaty Settlement redress land, the urban form as it reflects mātauranga Māori and accessibility, and Māori facilities where customs and traditions are observed (such as marae).

30.     The relevant qualifying matters set out in the NPS-UD and RMA amendments include matters of national importance that decision-makers are required to recognise and provide for under section 6 of the RMA 1991, and matters necessary to implement, or to ensure consistency with, iwi participation legislation.

31.     Policy 9 of the NPS-UD sets out requirements for local authorities as follows:

“Local authorities, in taking account of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) in relation to urban environments, must:

a)      involve hapū and iwi in the preparation of RMA planning documents and any FDSs by undertaking effective consultation that is early, meaningful and, as far as practicable, in accordance with tikanga Māori; and

b)      when preparing RMA planning documents and FDSs, take into account the values and aspirations of hapū and iwi for urban development; and

c)      provide opportunities in appropriate circumstances for Māori involvement in decision-making on resource consents, designations, heritage orders, and water conservation orders, including in relation to sites of significance to Māori and issues of cultural significance; and

d)      operate in a way that is consistent with iwi participation legislation.”

32.     Policy 9 directs the council to involve iwi and hapū in the NPS-UD, during the preparation of planning documents, and to take into account the values and aspirations of hapū and iwi for urban development in the region. In the context of the NPS-UD, the council must involve mana whenua and mataawaka within the region.

33.     Individual and collective engagement has raised several key themes relating to matters like the protection of scheduled and known cultural heritage and managing potential interface effects from new development with existing marae. This is supported by research undertaken by the council team in advance of these discussions with mana whenua. This has drawn on a wide range of council documents and publicly available information.

34.     Common themes that have been identified include:

a)      universal access to be provided in residential design for less able whānau members

b)      access to open space for health and wellbeing

c)      safe and connected whānau and communities

d)      avoiding development in areas poorly served by infrastructure

e)      access to affordable housing options

f)       maintaining access to customary activities e.g. waka launching, kaimoana gathering

g)      protection of Māori sites and places of cultural significance. Maintaining precincts that protect cultural values or are otherwise culturally sensitive (such as Ihumātao)

h)      avoiding negative effects of intensive residential development on established cultural activities/facilities (such as marae)

i)       provisions for Kohanga reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori in urban areas

j)       use of Māori design concepts in the development of commercial centres and in large residential developments

k)      use of mātauranga and tikanga Māori in the management of resources

l)       the support of measures to maintain and improve water quality, ecological areas, volcanic viewshafts, and the coastline

m)     avoiding exacerbating natural hazard risks

n)      maintaining the cultural significance of the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area

o)      concern that Future Urban Zone land will be prematurely rezoned.

35.     The council’s engagement team continues to actively work with mana whenua representatives on these matters. 

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

36.      NPS-UD implementation has been progressing within existing budgets. However, the RMA amendments has resulted in a significant increase in the scale and complexity of the project, without any changes to the NPS-UD implementation timeframes. This will require a greater than anticipated level of change to the AUP.

37.     The financial impact of these changes will affect the current 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 financial years, and potentially the following year. While it is expected that additional costs in the current financial year can be met through a re-prioritisation of work programmes within the Chief Planning Office, further costs (primarily relating to operation of an independent hearings panel and engagement of specialists) may require re-prioritisation of other work programmes from across the organisation.  Planning for the 2022-2023 financial year is currently underway, however any impacts will be of a scale that will not affect the council’s overall financial position.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

38.     The government has set a deadline of 20 August 2022 for the council to publicly notify the IPI. Given the scale and complexity of the work required to meet this deadline, there is a risk that the quality of engagement on the council’s preliminary response will not meet the expectation of Aucklanders and key stakeholders, and that the council may not receive quality feedback from a wide range of interests.  There is also a risk that Aucklanders and key stakeholders are unclear about the mandatory requirements of the NPS-UD and the RMA amendments, and where the council has some discretion. 

39.     These risks have been mitigated to date by strong, clear communications in the lead-up to and during the engagement period.  The responses during the consultation period show a good response from Pasifika, and the general 25-44 age group.  The responses were underrepresented in Māori, Asian and the general 15-24 age group. There was over-representation in the responses by New Zealand European / European and those over 45 years old. 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

40.     Staff continue to analyse feedback received, and this analysis will be presented to the committee, mana whenua and local boards to inform the completion of the IPI that must be publicly notified by 20 August 2022.  Public notification is the beginning of formal submissions and hearings of those submissions.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Consultation document

179

b

NPS-UD Summary of the consultation feedback (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Local board feedback template

185

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Eryn Shields - Team Leader  Regional, North West and Islands

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


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

File No.: CP2022/08138

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The purpose of the report is to seek feedback from local boards on the development of draft plan changes and variations to the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) that are 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 on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD). These are:

·        Transport-related changes to promote safe and efficient access to residentially zoned parking spaces and rear sites, and to address additional parking issues that were identified following the mandatory removal of car parking minimums from the AUP (Auckland-wide chapters E24 Lighting, E27 Transport, and E38 Subdivision – Urban access and parking provisions).

·        Additions to scheduled items to enable their protection when the IPI is notified (Schedule 10 Notable Tree Schedule and Maps, and Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statements and Maps).

·        Mandatory variations to incomplete plan changes (council-initiated and private) required by the government to ensure MDRS are applied in all relevant residential zones.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Each local board is responsible for communicating the interests and preferences of people in its area regarding the content of the council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws. Local boards provide their views on the content of these documents.

3.       Auckland Council is required to publicly notify its IPI in August 2022 to implement the NPS- UD and MDRS in relevant residential zones.  The council’s IPI must now re-write residential objectives, policies, and rules to include MDRS, as well as making other changes to implement NPS-UD intensification directives, like increasing height to at least six stories within walkable catchments of certain zones and the rapid transit network stations.

4.       Additional plan changes and variations are necessary to address related matters and are proposed to be notified alongside the IPI.

5.       Feedback is sought from local boards on the policy approach and content of these draft plan changes and variations prior to the Planning Committee’s August 2021 meeting where notification will be considered.

6.       The specific text of each plan change and variation is likely to be amended as these changes progress towards notification as a result of feedback received from local boards, iwi authorities, key stakeholders, internal specialists and legal review.

Transport

7.       Auckland Council has already removed minimum car parking requirements from the AUP as required by NPS-UD and is completing a technical plan change to address gaps created by those removals.  In doing so, other more complex additional parking matters need to be addressed in the AUP.

8.       Greater intensification across Auckland brings forward the need to address gaps and inconsistencies in the residential access provisions in chapters E27 Transport and E38 Subdivision - Urban.

Notable trees and Historic Heritage Places

9.       Additional notable trees and historic heritage places are proposed to be added to the AUP schedules 10 and 14 following staff-evaluation and these will be qualifying matters in the IPI. Historic heritage places and notable trees are qualifying matters that will be set out in the IPI to limit intensification so those values can be accommodated.  Amendments to the notable tree and historic heritage places schedules are required to both update and add in newly assessed items for protection. It is important to protect qualifying matters by including items that are not presently scheduled to avoid the loss of those items through intensification.

Variations to incomplete plan changes

10.     The government requires that the council prepare a variation for each plan change commenced, but not completed, at the time the December 2021 amendments to the Resource Management Act (RMA) came into force, where a change relates to a relevant residential zone.  The government’s MDRS will apply for up to six private plan change requests, and one council-initiated change. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu 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 feedback as the local board’s response to the matters discussed in this report:

i)        Transport

ii)       Notable trees - Schedule 10

iii)      Historic heritage - Schedule 14

iv)      Variations to incomplete plan changes.

 

Horopaki

Context

Decision-making authority

11.     Each local board is responsible for communicating the interests and preferences of people in its area regarding the content of the council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws. Local boards provide their views on the content of these documents.

12.     Local boards have a critical role in helping shape the council’s policy response to the NPS-UD. Plan changes and variations are required to address issues arising from implementing government policy and in terms of access matters in the Transport plan change, to address gaps and inconsistencies in the AUP provisions.  


 

13.     The plan changes and variations relate to:

Transport

·    Addressing access to residentially zoned parking spaces and rear sites to prioritise pedestrian access and safety and to improve access efficiency and convenience for all user groups.

·    Developing parking provisions to:

provide safe and convenient pedestrian access to dwellings that have no vehicle access 

require accessible parking so that people with disabilities can participate in everyday life

ensure the loading/unloading of goods can occur in a manner that does not compromise the safe and efficient functioning of the road network (including accessways)

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

Notable Trees and Historic Heritage Places

·    Updating the Auckland Unitary Plan notable tree schedule 10 and adding new notable trees.

·    Adding new historic heritage places to the AUP historic heritage schedule 14, and removing one place from schedule 14.

Variations to incomplete plan changes

14.     The government requires variations so that all relevant residential zones include MDRS.  Variations will be complementary to the approach taken in the IPI. These mandatory variations must be processed alongside council’s IPI and will use the same fast-track process.  Council staff will prepare variations for:

 

Incomplete private plan changes relating to relevant residential zones:

Local board area in which land is located

PC 49 Drury East

Franklin

PC 50 Waihoehoe

Franklin

PC 51 Drury 2

Franklin

PC 59 Albany 10 precinct

Upper Harbour

PC 66 Schnapper Rock Road

Upper Harbour

PC 67 Hingaia precinct 1

Papakura

Incomplete council-initiated plan changes relating to relevant residential zones

Suburbs in which land is located

 

PC 60 Open space

Less than 20 sites across:

Forrest Hill

Ellerslie

Freemans Bay

Grey Lynn

Pukekohe

Beachlands

Waiuku

Howick

Birkenhead

Māngere East

 

15.     Addressing access and parking matters must be addressed alongside the IPI so that the development community responds to growth opportunities appropriately. The rule changes are required to implement standards for assessing resource consent applications.

16.     Protecting historic heritage places and notable trees is important to comprehensively address qualifying matters in the AUP and protect these for future generations. The IPI will acknowledge historic heritage places (and other values) and notable trees as qualifying matters, but a separate change is necessary for those historic heritage places and trees that are not already scheduled but whose known values are significant, and eligible for scheduling.

17.     Local board feedback is an important input to help develop the plan changes and variations that are proposed to be notified alongside the IPI in August 2022.

18.     Local boards will have a second opportunity to express views after submissions close on the changes.  Views expressed after submissions close in a resolution will be included in the analysis of the plan changes and submissions received.  If a local board chooses to provide its views, a local board member will be invited to present the local board’s views at the hearing to commissioners, who make the decision on the plan changes.

19.     This report provides an overview of the IPI-supporting plan changes related to transport matters, and additional and corrected historic heritage places and notable trees and mandatory variations to incorporate MDRS. This report does not include a recommendation. Planning staff cannot advise the local board as to what its views should be, and then evaluate those views as part of reporting to the Planning Committee.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Transport

20.     The Plans and Places department maintains a ‘Residential Issues Register’ and is currently finalising the draft 2021 ‘Section 35 Monitoring: B2.3 Quality Built Environment’ report. The register and the draft section 35 report identify the need for changes to the AUP to achieve better-quality access outcomes. As noted above, the identified parking issues are a consequence of the mandatory removal of car parking minimums.

21.     Attachment A outlines a summary of the potential changes at this stage in the process and the principal reasons for the changes.

Notable Trees

22.     The AUP protects and retains notable trees with significant historical, botanical or amenity values. Trees or groups of trees in Schedule 10 were evaluated using a set of criteria based on historical association, scientific importance or rarity, contribution to ecosystem services, cultural association or accessibility and intrinsic value. These factors are considered in the context of human health, public safety, property, amenity values and biosecurity.

23.     Tree schedules are highly dynamic and are not as easily maintained as other AUP schedules which are static (e.g. Outstanding Natural Landscapes Overlay Schedule, Outstanding Natural Features Overlay Schedule) meaning that they fall out of date over time. This is because subdivision, development and consents for removal/alteration as well as emergency works affect the description of listings on the Schedule. The health of trees can also naturally deteriorate. Given the number of listings contained in the Schedule, errors will continue to be identified and further updates will therefore be required. To update Schedule 10 requires a plan change. These changes cannot be addressed through any other process.

24.     There is a database of nearly 600 nominations received as submissions through the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan process and further unsolicited nominations received through the current nomination process. These nominations have been received for trees right across the region and are not limited to any specific geographical area. There is an expectation from the community that the council will evaluate and progress a plan change to add trees to the Schedule. There is a large volume of nominations and due to resourcing constraints, it has not been possible to evaluate them all at once. There will however be a portion of these nominations which have been evaluated and some of these trees may be found to meet the criteria for scheduling.

25.     Notable tree nominations are being investigated in the Albert-Eden, Franklin, Howick, Ōrākei, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Rodney, Waitematā and Whau Local Boards. There are also more general amendments required to ensure the Schedule is accurate and operating as originally intended (for example, removals of listings where the tree has been physically removed, updating legal descriptions as a result of subdivision).

26.     Options relating to notable trees were presented to the Planning Committee on 5 November 2020 which resolved to review or make changes to the notable tree schedule as resources permit (PLA/2020/96). This included addressing existing nominations. It is important to note the scope of this work would not include calling for additional nominations.

27.     In accordance with the resolution discussed in paragraph 22, the Notable Trees Plan Change will amend Schedule 10 Notable Trees Schedule of the AUP as follows:

·        add those nominated trees which merit inclusion to the schedule

·        amend the schedule to address known inaccuracies/inconsistencies.

28.     The IPI will recognise notable trees as qualifying matters, including the newly proposed notable trees. A separate change is needed to schedule these additional trees as that is not the purpose of the IPI.

Historic Heritage

29.     Historic heritage is a matter of national importance that decision makers must consider under section 6 of the RMA. Significant historic heritage places are identified in Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule, Statements and Maps of the Unitary Plan. Places identified in the schedule are subject to the provisions of the Unitary Plan Historic Heritage Overlay, which seeks to protect scheduled historic heritage places from inappropriate subdivision, use and development and enable the appropriate use of scheduled historic heritage places.

30.     For a place to qualify to be included in the AUP historic heritage schedule, each place must meet the criteria and thresholds for scheduling that are outlined in the Regional Policy Statement (RPS) section of the AUP. Historic heritage places must be at least of considerable significance to their locality or beyond.

31.     Historic heritage places have been identified in the Albert-Eden, Henderson-Massey, Howick, Ōrakei, Rodney, Waitematā and Whau Local Boards. A list of these places is included in Attachment B.

32.     Most of these places were identified as a result of the survey of the special character values that was part of the council’s response to the NPS-UD. Other places were identified via public nominations.  This work is supported by a Planning Committee resolution:

where significant historic heritage values are identified within the Special Character Areas Overlay, develop a plan change for places or areas to be added to the Auckland Unitary Plan historic heritage schedule.[1]

33.     Each identified historic heritage place’s evaluation demonstrates the criteria and thresholds for scheduling set out in the RPS are satisfied. It is important that places with significant historic heritage values are included in the AUP historic heritage schedule, so that these values can be appropriately managed. The historic heritage places listed in Attachment B are proposed to be included in Schedule 14 via a plan change. 

34.     Two historic heritage places are proposed to be deleted.  The former St Andrews Sunday School Hall at 40 Rankin Avenue, New Lynn (Schedule 14.1 ID 189) was demolished in 2019.  The Residence at 147 Sturges Road, Henderson (ID 75) has been identified as not meeting the RPS thresholds for scheduling. It is not appropriate for a historic heritage place without sufficient value to remain in the AUP historic heritage Schedule 14.

35.     The IPI will recognise scheduled historic heritage places as qualifying matters, by limiting intensification to the extent necessary to continue to provide for the scheduled values. A separate change is needed to schedule the newly identified historic heritage places and to remove the place at 147 Sturges Road, as that is not the purpose of the IPI.

Variations

36.     Amendments made to the RMA in December 2021 came into force immediately and require tier 1 local authorities (including Auckland) to incorporate the government’s MDRS into all relevant residential zones.

37.     The government’s intention is that all plan changes relating to relevant residential zones also incorporate MDRS.  Transitional provisions inserted into the RMA require the council to prepare variations where changes commenced, but were not completed, when the RMA was amended.  Up to seven variations are required to be notified at the same time as the council’s IPI, and to be processed alongside it.  Work is commencing on variations to these changes:

Incomplete private plan changes relating to relevant residential zones:

Local board area in which land is located

PC 49 Drury East

Franklin

PC 50 Waihoehoe

Franklin

PC 51 Drury 2

Franklin

PC 59 Albany 10 precinct

Upper Harbour

PC 66 Schnapper Rock Road

Upper Harbour

PC 67 Hingaia precinct 1

Papakura

Incomplete council-initiated plan changes relating to relevant residential zones

 

Suburbs in which land is located

 

PC 60 Open space

 

Less than 20 sites across:

Forrest Hill

Ellerslie

Freemans Bay

Grey Lynn

Pukekohe

Beachlands

Waiuku

Howick

Birkenhead

Māngere East

 

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

38.     Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan sets out Auckland’s climate goals:

a)      to adapt to the impacts of climate change by planning for the changes we will face (climate adaptation)

b)      to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 (climate mitigation).

39.     The first of the council’s climate goals is relevant because it relates to climate adaptation. That goal aligns with the legal principle for RMA decision-makers to have regard to the effects of climate change (section 7(i) RMA).

40.     However, the RMA currently precludes the second goal: consideration of climate mitigation. The council may only consider climate adaptation and resilience.

41.     Several plan changes have some bearing on climate change. The transport plan change addresses the car parking design for new developments and access to residential car parking spaces and rear sites. How sites are designed and accessed provides for climate resilience, particularly by encouraging people to walk and cycle and facilitating sustainable modes of transport. Adding notable trees to the AUP schedule provides statutory protection for trees, adds to biodiversity and improves urban amenity for residents.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

42.     The draft transport plan change has been consulted on with internal advice from Auckland Transport, Watercare and all relevant council departments including Auckland Plans Strategy and Research, Resource Consents, Regulatory Services, Infrastructure & Environmental Services, and the Tāmaki Makurau Design Ope (formerly the Urban Design Unit).

43.     Key specialists are also involved in the review of the draft transport provisions and their feedback will be considered in the ongoing development of this plan change.

44.     In addition, the planning team is also working with the Infrastructure and Environmental Services technical standards team in their development of an Access Technical Guidance document for the construction and design of residential, business and rural accesses.  This is to ensure the plan change and the technical guidance document are consistent with each other.  It is anticipated the technical guidance will be completed later this year, after the notification of the transport plan change.

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

Local impacts and local board views

45.     The extent of intensification anticipated by NPS-UD and RMA amendments will affect all local boards, except Aotea/Great Barrier and Waiheke.  Hauraki Gulf Islands are excluded from the application of MDRS and lie outside Auckland’s urban environment (where intensification is directed).

46.     Workshops were held with local boards on the draft transport plan change in November 2021 and in February 2022. Local boards’ feedback sought to address the access and parking matters by changing the operative AUP standards and/or creating new standards.  The draft section 32 report (which is being developed) also concurs that the issues are best addressed through statutory methods (e.g. a plan change). However, some matters could be supported by a non-statutory design guidance (e.g., cycle parking).  Other matter such as the access requirements for fire and emergency services are best addressed by additional staff training and amendments to the access Practice and Guidance Note.   Attachment C provides a summary of what we heard from local boards during workshops earlier in the year.

47.     This report and related briefings provide an opportunity for local board views to inform policy development.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

48.     Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau is Council’s framework for measuring our performance in delivering on the strategic priorities identified by Māori.

49.     Policy 9 of NPS-UD directs the council to particularly involve iwi and hapū in the NPS-UD during the preparation of planning documents. The proposed plan changes to implement the intensification provisions is one planning document.

50.     All mana whenua entities recognised by the council receive ongoing invitations to engage and provide feedback on the NPS-UD programme including the supporting draft transport plan change. All representatives (including those electing not to participate in collective meetings or workshops) receive information, updates and hui notes.

51.     Relevant common themes identified to date include:

a)      universal access provided in residential design for less able whānau members

b)      safe and connected whānau and communities.

52.     Staff provide regular updates on all plan changes to mana whenua and specific briefings are planned for late May and June on these changes and the IPI.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

53.     The local board is not exposed to any financial risk from providing its views on policy development.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

54.     The power to provide local board views regarding the content of a draft plan change cannot be delegated to individual local board member(s). This report enables the whole local board to decide whether to provide its views and, if so, to determine what matters those views should include.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

55.     Any views provided by the local board will be included in the August 2022 report to the Planning Committee seeking decisions on the IPI plan changes and the IPI-supporting plan changes and variations.  Following the close of submissions, local boards will have the opportunity to express views on the notified changes.

56.     If resolutions are passed after submissions close, the relevant local boards will be informed of the hearing date and invited to speak at the hearing in support of their views. Planning staff will advise the local board of the decision on the plan change by memorandum.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A: Summary of key potential changes to the draft transport plan change

205

b

Attachment B: Historic heritage places proposed to be added to Schedule 14

213

c

Attachment C: Summary of what we heard from local board during workshops

215

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Michele Perwick - Senior Principal Planner

Tony Reidy - Team Leader Planning

Emma Rush - Senior Advisor Special Projects

Teuila Young - Policy Planner

Eryn Shields - Team Leader  Regional, North West and Islands

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


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

File No.: CP2022/07702

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek feedback from local boards on Auckland Transport’s Draft Parking Strategy (2022).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Parking Strategy sets out the objectives, principles and policies relating to Auckland Transport’s management and supply of parking across Auckland. It was last updated in 2015.

3.       Since 2015, numerous changes in both the central and local government context mean that a review of the Parking Strategy (2015) was required.

4.       The review has involved engagement with elected members, mana whenua, key stakeholders and the wider community.

5.       In late May, Auckland Transport (AT) provided summaries of public engagement to all local boards. This report is to seek feedback from local boards, having had the opportunity to review feedback from their community, on the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy (2022).

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      provide feedback, taking into consideration the community’s feedback, on the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy (2022).

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       The current Parking Strategy (2015) was progressive at the time it was introduced, bringing about many changes in Auckland including wider acceptance of priced parking. However, it is no longer fit for purpose. Since it was developed there have been numerous changes to the policy and planning context including:

·        adoption of the Auckland Unitary Plan. Development signalled in the Unitary Plan will enable growth that may be difficult to service with public transport, meaning that some new suburbs will rely on car use for access

·        changes to travel behaviour, such as the emergence of micromobility (i.e., electric scooters) and the growth of the delivery economy

·        Auckland’s public transport network has matured over time, providing opportunities for further passenger uptake and efficiency related to park and ride management

·        market demand is pushing for more housing provision and density. Development is already showing evidence of less carparking provision and more issues with carparking compliance

·        the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) which guides direction on urban development through the Unitary Plan. The NPS-UD requires Auckland Council to remove parking minimum requirements from the Unitary Plan, which means that developments will not be required to provide onsite parking. This will contribute to society and transport becoming less car-centric over time. However, it will lead to increasing pressure on public parking resources, particularly on-street parking

·        both central government and Auckland Council have declared ‘climate emergencies’, prioritising policy initiatives and investment that will reduce carbon emissions. Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan and other plans and strategies proposed by central government will require changes to the land transport system, including parking.

7.       The Draft Auckland Parking Strategy (2022) is an important element of aligning and addressing Auckland’s response to these issues, particularly by managing parking in a way that:

·        supports public transport and alternative modes, which will make public transport and active modes such as walking and cycling safer and more convenient

·        responds to Auckland’s population growth and land-use intensification

·        acknowledges that space for carparking is a limited public resource.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

8.       The Draft Parking Strategy (2022), provided in Attachment A, sets out the strategic context and the need to manage the transport system, as well as the strategic objectives and agreed principles for parking management.

9.       The proposed approach to planning parking management is set out on pages 26-36 of Attachment A. The key elements of this are:

·        proactively applying parking management in areas that have land use intensity and good public transport access

·        repurposing road space away from parking where this is required to enable delivery of the Strategic Transport Network.

10.     The accompanying parking policies (p38-63 of Attachment A) provide more technical detail on how parking is proposed to be managed in order to align to the principles set out in the strategic direction. The policies are grouped by:

·        provision and approach

·        on-street and off-street

·        specific vehicle classes

·        specific situations.

11.     The strategy also includes a section on advocacy to central government for legislative and/or regulatory reform as there are some areas of parking management that are outside local government control. Including these areas also provides context on the limitations of regulation in areas we would like to effect change and achieve better outcomes. These areas include:

·        parking infringement fines

·        banning berm parking

·        residential parking permit cost-setting

·        influencing private parking through parking levies.

12.     In December 2021, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council released a Parking Discussion Document to start the conversation with the public on future parking management in Auckland. AT received 32 pieces of written feedback. Following this feedback, several areas of the draft Parking Strategy and its accompanying policies were updated, including:

·        developing the narrative to better link it to the broader transport story, strategic objectives and policy rationale, as well as regulatory areas in need of reform

·        focussing on the benefits of parking management to enable and support access, resulting in a more equitable transport system

·        articulating the benefits and implications of parking to the community

·        acknowledging the costs of parking provision

·        emphasising parking diversity to enable mode shift

·        emphasising that the roll-out of further parking management will happen over time, starting where there is most readiness for change, and that this is a ten-year plan

·        outlining indicators of success

·        ensuring that consultation materials acknowledge the existing context and public fatigue.

13.     Strategic direction provided by the Planning Committee has also guided development of the draft strategy.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

14.     The National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) requires planning decisions to contribute to the development of urban environments that support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and are resilient to the likely current and future effects of climate change.

15.     Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan outlines the need for Auckland to reduce its transport-related emissions significantly, to meet the target of 64% reduction by 2030. This means that business as usual for transport and land-use project planning and delivery, and management of the transport system, cannot continue.

16.     Parking management is a lever in managing the transport network, both in terms of the opportunities that repurposing of road space offers to enabling other modes, and in disincentivising car use.

17.     Implementing the Parking Strategy will include repurposing parking lanes on key roads in Auckland, increasing the diversity of transport options and improving safety and efficiency for people using sustainable modes and for goods and service delivery. This is a key change required to reduce transport-related emissions, meaning the Parking Strategy is of significant importance as an early step to transport-related climate action.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

18.     Auckland Transport has engaged with key stakeholders across the council family, including raising awareness of the review with Auckland Council’s advisory panels.

19.     Eke Panuku and Auckland Unlimited provided feedback during engagement on the Parking Discussion Document. Their feedback was supportive of the proposed approach.

20.     Both the need for review and the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy (2022) prepared for public consultation have been endorsed by Auckland Council’s Planning Committee (Resolution number PLA/2022/24).

21.     Considerable liaison has taken place between Auckland Transport and Auckland Council departments ranging from Planning and Transport Strategy at a strategic level to Community Facilities about management of car parking in or near community parks.

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

Local impacts and local board views

22.     Since Auckland Council and the Auckland Transport Board approved the review of the Parking Strategy in 2021, Auckland Transport has engaged with elected members, mana whenua, key stakeholders and the wider community. The objective of the engagement process has been to ensure that Aucklanders are aware of the review, have had an opportunity to find out more about the proposed changes, and have had an opportunity to provide feedback.

23.     The engagement process included the following key activities:

a)      in 2021, information about the review was sent to all local boards and presented to the Local Board Chairs’ Forum

b)      all local boards were offered a workshop in August 2021, and in September 2021 all were invited to provide feedback that would contribute to the initial thinking around development of an updated draft document

c)      in December 2021, a Parking Discussion Document was published, targeted at key stakeholders and calling for initial feedback. 32 pieces of written feedback were received

d)      in March 2022, information about upcoming wider public consultation was provided to local boards along with a further workshop with Auckland Transport subject matter experts. The public consultation was again promoted through the Local Board Chairs’ Forum in April 2022

e)      public engagement and consultation on the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy has recently closed. Auckland Transport received 943 submissions. Responses from the community have been collated and provided to local boards as area specific reports in Attachment B. Public engagement included:

i)        media (OurAuckland, radio) and social media (videos) marketing to let the public know about the engagement

ii)       online information

iii)      webinars at which Auckland Transport staff were available to discuss the proposal with members of the public

iv)      nine open days held in libraries around the region for members of the public to discuss the proposal with Auckland Transport staff

v)       discussions with key stakeholders including business associations, industry groups, emergency services, utilities, and other government agencies

vi)      a public debate about parking issues.

24.     This report provides the opportunity for the local board to give their feedback, based on consideration of their community’s feedback, on the Draft Parking Strategy (2022).

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

25.     Parking management is a kaitiakitanga issue, in that it is about managing a limited public resource. Auckland Transport has engaged with the Tāmaki Makaurau Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum to establish how best to incorporate views from mana whenua into the review.

26.     Feedback from a series of AT hui with mana whenua representatives reinforced that parking is a topic of considerable concern to Māori. Other points raised include:

·        acknowledgement that, as well as the strategic concerns around air quality and resource management, parking enables access

·        that parking infringements can contribute to creating a cycle of debt

·        that communities are facing compounding pressures - parking management shouldn’t adversely impact people and places even further

·        the potential for parking management to further reduce access - particularly for less able-bodied kaumatua and kuia - to the whenua, the moana and to wahi tapu.

27.     Other potential impacts of increased parking management for Māori are likely to be similar to those for the wider population. Some members of the community are more reliant on cars for access, particularly if they do not have good access to public transport. Barriers to public transport, such as cost and network coverage, influence access to necessities such as education, healthcare, employment, shopping, and social services.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

28.     Parking management resourcing will be delivered through AT operational budgets. Initial work to understand the resourcing required to implement the strategy indicates that this will require significant resource increases for planning, design, compliance monitoring and enforcement. It is currently expected that the strategy would be at least revenue-neutral overall once compliance monitoring/enforcement revenue is considered.

29.     Revenue from parking management helps to offset AT operational costs and therefore reduce reliance on ratepayer funding.

30.     There are no financial implications for local boards associated with providing feedback on the Draft Parking Strategy (2022).

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

31.     There are significant risks associated with adopting a new approach to parking management in Auckland – however these must be weighed against the opportunity costs of not having an appropriate framework in place to manage parking. These include:

a)      persistent and increasing issues with over-reliance on on-street parking, particularly since the removal of onsite parking requirements in the Unitary Plan

b)      reduced ability to support development of the public transport and cycling network (both of which reduce emissions) and less ability to enable place-based improvements within the road corridor

c)      not having the ability to take an integrated and strategic approach that supports business when managing parking in town centres using collaborative parking management plans

d)      less flexibility with managing the impacts of increased population growth and intensification.

32.     Strong, considered feedback from local boards will enable Auckland Transport to make good decisions about the Parking Strategy while they balance these risks against the opportunity costs described above.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

33.     Feedback from local boards will be reviewed and taken into account as staff consider any amendments to the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy before recommendations to the Auckland Council Planning Committee are made in August 2022.

34.     Following endorsement of the Auckland Parking Strategy by the Auckland Council Planning Committee, approval will be sought from the Auckland Transport Board.

35.     Once approved by the Auckland Transport Board, the new Parking Strategy will be introduced.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Auckland Transport Parking Strategy (2022) (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Public consultation - summary of local feedback (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Claire Covacich, Principal Transport Planner, Auckland Transport

Kat Ashmead, Senior Advisor Operations and Policy, Local Board Services

Authorisers

Andrew McGill, Head of Integrated Network Planning, Auckland Transport

Louise Mason, General Manager, Local Board Services

Manoj Ragupathy, Local Area Manager

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views

File No.: CP2022/07707

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek local board views on applications to the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund is a regionally contestable fund allocated through the Long-term Plan 2021 – 2031.

3.       The fund supports the development of community sport and recreation facilities across Auckland, looks to address gaps in provision and allows the council to proactively respond to changing trends in sport and recreation.

4.       There is $15.3million available in the current funding round.

5.       Allocation of the fund will be decided by the Parks, Arts, Community and Events (PACE) Committee at its meeting in September 2022.

6.       Local board views will inform recommendations to the PACE Committee.

7.       Applications received from within the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area are included as Attachment A.

8.       Local board views will be included with materials for an independent assessment panel scheduled to sit in July 2022. The recommendations from the assessment panel will be presented to the PACE Committee at the September meeting. If approved, the grant allocations and funding agreements with successful applicants will be developed in late 2022.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      endorse the following applications to be considered for investment through the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022:

i) Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Netball Centre Incorporated 

Netball Court Resurfacing 

David Lange Park, Bader Drive, Māngere 

$544,453

ii)  Māngere Centre Park Sports Association Incorporated

FIFA Women’s World Cup Training Venue

Māngere Centre Park, Robertson Road, Māngere East

$365,000

 

 

Horopaki

Context

Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022

9.       The Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund was established through the Long-term Plan 2018-2028 to support development of sport and recreation facilities in the Auckland region.

10.     The regionally contestable fund will invest circa $140 million over the next ten years to proactively address sport and recreation infrastructure shortfalls, respond to changing participation preferences and get more Aucklanders more active, more often.

11.     There is $15.3 million available in the current funding round. This funding envelope is a combined allocation from two financial years (2021/2022 and 2022/2023).

12.     The fund will be allocated by the Parks, Arts, Community and Events (PACE) Committee in September 2022.

13.     Further information relating to the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund and the current funding round can be found in the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 Guidelines.

Communication to local board

14.     Memos dated 29 October 2021 and 13 April 2022 were circulated to local boards to provide information on the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022, outline the approach to local board engagement and provide information on applications to the fund from within the board’s area.

15.     In workshops during May/June 2022 local boards were provided with further information on application(s) to the fund from within their areas where they had the opportunity to ask questions for clarification and provide local insights.

16.     Applications received from within the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area are included as Attachment A.

17.     Local board views will inform consideration of applications by an independent assessment panel whose recommendations will go to the PACE Committee in September 2022.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

18.     Local boards may endorse an application to be considered for investment through the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 or decline to endorse and instead raise concerns about the application.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

19.     Local board endorsement of the application(s) is not in itself considered to carry a climate impact.

20.     Mitigation of potential environmental impacts arising from individual projects will be examined as one of the assessment criteria for the fund.

21.     Should an application to the fund be successful, potential emissions and environmental impacts (e.g. through construction) will be further considered in land-owner approval and resource consent processes.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

22.     Decision-making on the fund sits with the PACE Committee.

23.     Local board views will inform recommendations to the committee.

24.     No other council group impacts are identified as arising from the local board expressing views on applications to the fund.

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

Local impacts and local board views

25.     Workshops were held with local boards during May and early June 2022 where applications(s) have been received from their area.

26.     During those workshops, local boards had the opportunity to:

i)    learn more about the application(s) and ask questions

ii)   provide their views supporting or opposing the applications.

27.     Local board directions taken from the workshops inform the recommendations in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

28.     Māori outcomes are a priority criteria for the fund in the social and community theme. The social and community criteria are weighted to align with the equity focus in the Increasing Aucklanders Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2018-2038. Scoring will reflect applications displaying strong Māori outcomes.

29.     An initial presentation on the fund was provided to the Mana Whenua Forum in October 2021. In response to mana whenua feedback, staff have ensured that the independent assessment panel assessing applications in July 2022 will include a specialist with a Māori outcomes perspective.

30.     Applications to the fund will be presented to Mana Whenua Forum in June 2022. Mana whenua views will be sought to inform the assessment panel and recommendations to the PACE Committee. Where it is desired by mana whenua, fund recipients will be required to engage with iwi about their projects.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

31.     The Sport and Recreation Facility Investment Fund is a regional budget established through the Long-term Plan 2018-2028. The PACE Committee allocates budget following a regionally contestable process.

32.     Local board views on applications will inform discussions with the assessment panel and ultimately recommendations to the PACE Committee.

33.     Local board endorsement of the application(s) will have no financial implications.

 

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

34.     The following risks and mitigations have been identified:


 

 

Risk

Mitigation

Applicants may consider the endorsement by the local board to be an indication that a grant will be forthcoming.

The applicant will be advised by staff that any endorsement at this stage is an endorsement to progress their application for further consideration.

Applicants may consider the endorsement by the local board to be an indication that the local board will provide necessary approvals (e.g. land owner approval, agreement to lease)

The applicant will be advised by staff that any local board endorsement at this stage does not affect future local board decisions.

The applicant may not have the capability to lead delivery of a successful project.

The applicant’s ability to deliver a successful project is a key weighting within the criteria to be used by the assessment panel.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

35.     Local board views will be included with materials for an independent assessment panel scheduled to sit in July 2022.

36.     Recommendations from the assessment panel will be presented to the PACE Committee at the September meeting.

37.     Should the PACE Committee approve grant allocations, funding agreements with successful applicants will be developed in late 2022.

38.     Local boards will be advised of the PACE Committee decision.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Sport and Recreation Investment fund Māngere Ōtāhuhu Project Summary

229

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Nick Harris - Sport & Recreation Team Lead

Authorisers

Mace Ward - General Manager Parks, Sports and Recreation

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager

 

 


Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

15 June 2022

 

 

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Grants 2021/2022

File No.: CP2022/07754

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the 2021/2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu sport and active recreation facilities grants.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board have a work programme item “Sport and active recreation facilities grants” (work programme item #702). The 2021/2022 Sport and active recreation facilities grants budget has $122,900 available for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board to allocate.

3.       Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 serves to identify and prioritise opportunities for investment in sports facilities, and opportunities to enable more public access to non-council facilities.

4.       Opportunities for investment identified in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 have been considered to determine the best projects to receive grants from the 2021/2022 Sport and active recreation facilities grants budget. Nine projects have been considered with five projects recommended for investment from the budget available in 2021/2022.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board:

a)      approve the following grants from the 2021/2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities grants budget:

i)       Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Netball Centre Incorporated $22,000 to complete a feasibility study to identify options to address safety and facility design issues

ii)       Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club Incorporated $20,900 to complete a feasibility study to identify options for facility upgrades to meet the needs identified in the club’s needs assessment

iii)      Māngere College $33,000 to install and indoor court card access booking system

iv)      Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Netball Centre Incorporated $7,000 for facility repair works

v)      Tennis Auckland Region Incorporated, on behalf of Māngere Combined Tennis Club Incorporated $40,000 for court upgrades and multi-use investigation.

 

Horopaki

Context

2020/2021 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Grants

5.       On 17 March 2021 the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board granted $42,900 to two sports groups (resolution MO/2021/21):

1.   Māngere Ōtāhuhu Netball Centre ($22,000) to complete a feasibility study to identify options to address safety and facility design issues, and

2.   Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club ($20,900) to complete a feasibility study to identify options for facility upgrades, to meet the needs identified in the club’s needs assessment.

6.       The $42,900 allocated by resolution MO/2021/27 was not carried forward at the end of council’s financial year and was therefore no longer available to grant to the two recipients.

2021/2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Grants

7.       On 16 June 2021 the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board approved the 2021/2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme (resolution MO/2021/82). The work programme includes item #702 “Sport and active recreation facilities grants” and allocates budget of

$80,000 in 2021/2022

$80,000 in 2022/2023 (approved in principle)

$80,000 in 2023/2024 (approved in principle).

 

Reallocation of some Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board 2021/2022 budgets

8.       As a result of the impact of Covid-19 staff have been able to identify some 2021/2022 budgets that are unable to be used. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board have resolved to reallocate some of these budgets to the 2021/2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Grants fund (Work programme item #702).

9.       A total of $42,900 has been reallocated as detailed below:

Number

Date

Resolution

MO/2021/182

8 December 2021

reallocate the funding of 14K from activity line #295, “Movies in Parks Māngere-Ōtāhuhu” to the activity line  #702, “MO: Sport and active recreation facilities grants” in the local board’s 2021/22 work programme, due to the cancelation of one Movies in the Park event.

MO/2022/22

16 February 2022

$14,000 from Movies in Parks Māngere-Ōtāhuhu (David Lange park was scheduled to go ahead on 5 February 2022) - ID# 295 to be reallocated to sport and active recreation facilities grants - ID# 702

MO/2022/22

16 February 2022

         $12,350 from Volunteer recognition Māngere-Ōtāhuhu – ID# 292 to be reallocated to sport and active recreation facilities grants - ID# 702

 

MO/2022/22

16 February 2022

$2,550 from Auckland Unlimited Film Income to be reallocated to sport and active recreation facilities grants – ID# 702

 

Budget currently available

10.     Budget allocation and reallocation results in $122,900 being available to be allocated from the 2021/2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Grants fund (work programme item #702).

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Projects identified in the 2021 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan

11.     The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sports and Active Recreation Facility Plan 2021, adopted by the local board on 15 September 2021 (resolution MO/2021/122), serves to identify and prioritise opportunities for investment in sports facilities and to enable more public access to non-council facilities.

12.     Engagement with sports groups throughout the development of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan has identified many projects. These projects have been assessed and prioritised against investment principles in Increasing Aucklanders Participation in Sport – Investment Plan 2019-2039.

13.     During interviews and site visits, club facility projects were identified from the issues raised and observations of facility condition. Clubs were asked to provide details about club membership and the use of their facilities. The information collected informed the development of a list of potential projects which was then assessed and prioritised by the project steering group.

14.     The robust analysis and prioritisation of potential projects identified throughout the development of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sports and Active Recreation Facility Plan 2021 guides investment opportunity recommendations contained in this report.

15.     The following investment options were considered:

OPTION

ESTIMATE

COMMENT

RECOMMENDATION

A

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Netball Centre Inc. to complete a feasibility study to identify options to address safety and facility design issues.

$22,000

This project was previously supported by the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board (resolution MO/2021/27) however an administrative error prevented the grant being made. The applicant wishes the project to proceed. 

A grant of $22,000 is recommended

B

Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club Inc. to complete a feasibility study to identify options for facility upgrades.

$20,900

This project was previously supported by the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board (resolution MO/2021/27) however an administrative error prevented the grant being made. The applicant wishes the project to proceed. 

A grant of $20,900 is recommended

C

Ōtāhuhu and Māngere Combined Tennis Clubs for court repairs and cleaning

$15-20k

While the project is likely to improve player safety and quality of play, it may not directly lead to an increase in participation. This project is not recommended at this time.

Not recommended

D

Māngere College – Indoor court card access & booking system

 

$33,000

This would allow better utilisation of facilities and provides indoor court space for basketball and volleyball which is in high demand. There is a shortage of indoor court facilities required for high participation sports, catering for tamariki and rangatahi. They are sports well supported by pacific people and māori.

A grant of $33,000 is recommended 

 

E

Māngere - Ōtāhuhu Netball Centre – Improved Access

Estimate $100k

The feasibility study to identify options to address safety and facility design issues should be completed prior to any projects resulting in structural changes.

Not recommended

F

Manukau City Association Football Club – External envelope & interior repairs

$50k for external works

This project involves repairs to external building fabric e.g.: weathertightness, cladding, doors, and windows and other identified internal repairs. It is considered prudent to complete the masterplan at Walter Massey Park prior to this investment. 

Not recommended

G

Manukau City Association Football Club – Repaint interior & exterior

$50k

This project is to implement priority renewals and repairs, including repainting the interior and exterior of building.

It is considered the external works (Option F above) should be carried out prior to these works. Delay project until the masterplan suggested as above.

Not recommended

H

Māngere - Ōtāhuhu Netball Centre Inc. – Repair Work

$14,000

This project addresses some essential maintenance work involving a series of minor repair work to improve the quality of the Centre’s buildings.

Some remedial repairs have already been carried out so a partial grant of $7,000 is recommended

I

Māngere Combined Tennis Club Inc. – Repurpose courts

 

 

Estimate $60k+

The project involves upgrading and potentially re-purposing some of the existing courts for multi-use. Tennis Auckland are willing to work with the club to explore options, and are considered to be capable to lead the proposed project. This location (House Park) is a proposed site for an inland “beach centre” facility detailed in the deputation to the local board meeting on 16 February 2022 (resolution MO2022/4)

The opportunity exists to upgrade and revitilise the tennis courts as well as investigate multi-use options at House Park. The potential for traditional sports and emerging sports to be co-located is supported. A grant of $40,000 to Tennis Auckland Region Inc. is recommended

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

16.     The effects each identified project may make on greenhouse gas emissions and the effect climate change could have over the lifetime of the facility will be assessed at the time the individual projects progress to the investigation and design stage.

17.     Council staff will work with the recipients and consultants to assess climate change effects and incorporate such provision in funding agreements.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

18.     Auckland Council staff, including personnel within the Community Facilities Department, Service Investment & Programming Department and Parks and Places team were consulted and provided data throughout the development of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021. The plan has guided the analysis and considerations which lead to the recommendations in this report.

19.     The views of council-controlled organisations were not required for the preparation of this report. None of the recommended projects are expected to have a key impact on other parts of the council group.

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

Local impacts and local board views

20.     The views of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local board were received at workshops held on 27 October 2021 and 23 March 2022. These workshops provided direction in relation to the projects identified in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 and considered in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     The Māori Plan recognises the value in active participation in sports and recreation.

22.     15.7% of the population of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu are Māori. The inactivity rate of Māori in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu is 29%, which is lower than the overall inactivity rate of all people in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu (31.8%). The projects recommended in this report are expected to provide benefit to Māori.

23.     During the development of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan 2021 council staff engaged with mana whenua at a forum in October 2020. There were no concerns recorded. 

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

24.     There is currently $122,900 available to be allocated from the 2021/2022 Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Grants fund (Work programme item #702). The report recommendations will fully utilise the available budget for the 2021/2022 financial year.

25.     The local board had reallocated $42,900 of LDI opex budget into this work programme line during the 2021/2022 financial year as outlined in paragraph 9. Reallocated LDI opex budgets must be spent in the same financial year and cannot be carried forward into future years. The 15 June 2022 business meeting is the last opportunity for the local board to make decisions for the 2021/2022 financial year. If the local board makes a decision to allocate less than $42,900 under this report, the difference shall be absorbed as savings and be unavailable for future use.

26.     A funding agreement approved by council’s legal department will be entered into with all successful recipients to protect council’s investment.

27.     If prudent management of a project results in the entire grant not being required, staff will discuss opportunities to reallocate any surplus with the local board.  

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Risks and mitigations

28.     There is a risk that a recommended project may suffer price escalations which prevent completion of the project. This will be mitigated by the terms and conditions within the funding agreement, and the support and guidance provided by CLM Community Sport.

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Next steps

29.     Council staff will present funding agreements to the successful recipients for execution.

30.     Where required, council staff will provide advice to the recipient organisations, monitor project progress and report back to the local board if there are any concerns, or upon completion. 

 

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