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

 

Date:

Time:

Venue:

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

3.00pm

via Microsoft Teams

 

Rodney Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Phelan Pirrie

 

Deputy Chairperson

Beth Houlbrooke

 

Members

Brent Bailey

 

 

Steve Garner

 

 

Danielle Hancock

 

 

Tim Holdgate

 

 

Louise Johnston

 

 

Vicki Kenny

 

 

Colin Smith

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Natasha Yapp

Democracy Advisor

 

17 June 2022

 

Contact Telephone: +64 274245648

Email: natasha.yapp@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

Local Board Member

Organisation

Position

Brent Bailey

Central Shooters Inc

Auckland Shooting Club

Royal NZ Yacht Squadron

President

Member

Member

Steven Garner

Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club

Sandspit Yacht Club

Warkworth Gamefish Club

President

Member

Member

Louise Johnston

Blackbridge Environmental Protection Society

Treasurer

Vicki Kenny

International Working Holidays Ltd

Nannies Abroad Ltd

Director/Owner/CEO

Director/Owner/CEO

Danielle Hancock

Kaukapakapa Residents and Ratepayers Association

Pest Free Kaukapakapa

New Zealand Biosecurity Services Limited

Member

 

Pest Free Coordinator

Operations Manager

Tim Holdgate

Landowners Contractors Protection Association

Agricultural & Pastoral Society - Warkworth

Vice Chairman

 

Committee member

Beth Houlbrooke

Kawau Boating Club

Springboard Advisory Board

Matakana Coast Trail Trust

Committee Member

Member

Contractor

Phelan Pirrie

Muriwai Volunteer Fire Brigade

Grow West Ltd

North West Country Incorporated

Officer in Charge

Director

Manager

Colin Smith

 

 


Rodney Local Board

22 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: Helensville Community Recycling Centre                                   5

8.2     Deputation: Omaha Beach Golf Club                                                                 6

8.3     Deputation: Muriwai Golf Club                                                                           6

9          Public Forum                                                                                                                  6

9.1     Public Forum: Golf New Zealand                                                                        6

10        Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

11        Adoption of the Rodney Local Board Agreement 2022/2023                                   9

12        Approval of the Rodney Local Board Auckland Emergency Management work programme 2022/2023                                                                                                 27

13        Approval of the 2022/2023 Rodney Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme                                                                                                          33

14        Approval of the 2022/2023 Rodney Local Board Infrastructure and Environmental Services Work Programme                                                                                         49

15        One new private road at 16 Newton Road, Kaipara Flats                                       63

16        Sixteen new public roads and eight new private roads at 97 Argent Lane, Upper Orewa                                                                                                                            77

17        Draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan                                                                        89

18        Community Facilities Network Plan revised Action Plan (2022)                          101

19        Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views     131

20        Local board feedback on Auckland Transport's Draft Parking Strategy (2022) 137

21        Rodney Local Board Council-Controlled Organisations' work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update and adoption of the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisation Engagement Plan 2022/2023                                         143

22        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                                  149

23        Local board feedback on proposed supporting plan changes to accompany the Medium Density Residential Standards and National Policy Statement on Urban Development plan change                                                                                        157

24        Approval of the Rodney Local Board Achievements Report November 2019 - June 2022                                                                                                                             181

25        Rodney Local Board feedback on Auckland Transport's proposed speed limit changes - decision under delegation                                                                      185

26        Rodney Local Board input into Auckland Council’s feedback on the draft National Adaptation Plan                                                                                                          189

27        Rodney Local Board feedback to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Northland and north Auckland speed reviews                                                                         193

28        Rodney Ward Councillor update                                                                              197

29        Governance forward work calendar                                                                        203

30        Rodney Local Board workshop records                                                                 207

31        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 Rodney 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

 

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

 

7          Petitions

 

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

 

8          Deputations

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Rodney 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: Helensville Community Recycling Centre

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Treena Gowthorpe from Helensville Community Recycling Centre has requested a deputation to update the board on the recycling centre. 

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Ms Gowthorpe for her presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

 

 

8.2       Deputation: Omaha Beach Golf Club

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Richard Brabant from Omaha Beach Golf Club has requested a deputation to discuss the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Mr Brabant for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

Attachments

a          Omaha Beach Golf Club supporting information......................................... 217

 

 

8.3       Deputation: Muriwai Golf Club

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Andrew Jackson, General Manager from Muriwai Golf Club, has requested a deputation to discuss the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Mr Jackson for his presentation and attendance at the meeting.

 

Attachments

a          Muriwai Golf Club presentation.................................................................... 231

 

 

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 three minutes per speaker is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

9.1       Public Forum: Golf New Zealand

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Hana-Rae Seifert has requested public forum time to discuss the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      thank Ms Seifert for her attendance at the meeting.

 

 

 

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.”


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

Adoption of the Rodney Local Board Agreement 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/08053

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the local content for the Annual Budget, which includes the Rodney Local Board Agreement 2022/2023, the message from the chairperson, and local board advocacy.

2.       To adopt a local fees and charges schedule for 2022/2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       Each financial year, Auckland Council must have a local board agreement, as agreed between the Governing Body and the local board, for each local board area.

4.       From 28 February to 28 March 2022, council consulted on the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023. Local boards considered this feedback and then held discussions with the Finance and Performance Committee on 25 May 2022 on regional issues, community feedback, and key local board initiatives and advocacy areas.

5.       Local boards have now considered local content for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 which includes a local board agreement, a message from the chairperson, and local board advocacy, as well as a local fees and charges schedule for 2022/2023.

6.       On 29 June 2022, the Governing Body will meet to adopt Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2022/2023, including 21 local board agreements.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      adopt the local content for the Annual Budget, which includes the Rodney Local Board Agreement 2022/2023, the message from the chairperson and local board advocacy (Attachment A to the agenda report)

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

c)      delegate authority to the chairperson to make any final changes to the local content for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 (the Rodney Local Board Agreement 2022/2023, message from the chairperson and local board advocacy)

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

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       Local board plans are strategic documents that are developed every three years to set a direction for local boards. Local board plans influence and inform the Annual Budgets which outlines priorities, budgets and intended levels of service over a one-year period. For each financial year, Auckland Council must also have a local board agreement, as agreed between the Governing Body and the local board, for each local board area.

8.       Throughout the development of the Annual Budget 2022/2023, local board chairs (or delegated local board representatives) have had the opportunity to attend Finance and Performance Committee workshops on key topics and provide local board views on regional issues being considered as part of the Annual Budget 2022/2023.

9.       From 28 February to 28 March 2022, the council consulted with the public on the Annual Budget 2022/2023. An online event was held by the Rodney Local Board to engage with the community and seek feedback on both regional and local proposals.

10.     A report analysing the feedback on local board priorities, as well as feedback from those living in the local board area related to the regional issues, was included as an attachment on the 18 May business meeting agenda.

11.     Local boards considered this feedback, and then held discussions with the Finance and Performance Committee at a workshop on 25 May 2022 on regional issues, community feedback and key local board initiatives and advocacy areas.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     Both staff and the local board have reviewed the local feedback received as part of consultation on Annual Budget 2022/2023 and local boards have received a report analysing the local feedback. It is now recommended that local boards adopt local content for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 (Attachment A), including the Local Board Agreement 2022/2023, the message from the chairperson, and local board advocacy, as well as a local fees and charges schedule for 2022/2023 (Attachment B).

13.     The local board consulted on the following priority:

·    continue to improve our freshwater ecosystems through riparian fencing and planting to reduce sediment.

14.     Apart from minor funding to enable the completion of this programme, this is not included in the Local Board Agreement 2022/2023. However, the priority continues to be delivered through other programming.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

15.     The decisions recommended in this report are procedural in nature and will not have any climate impacts themselves.

16.     Some of the proposed projects in the Local Board Agreement may have climate impacts. The climate impacts of any projects council choose to progress with will be assessed as part of the relevant reporting requirements.

17.     Some of the proposed projects in the Local Board Agreement will be specifically designed to mitigate climate impact, build resilience to climate impacts, and restore the natural environment.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

18.     Local boards worked with council departments to develop their local board work programmes for 2022/2023 that will be adopted at June business meetings. The local board work programmes help inform the local board agreements.

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

Local impacts and local board views

19.     This report seeks local board adoption of its content for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 and other associated material, including the Local Board Agreement 2022/2023.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

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

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

22.     Of those who submitted to the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from the Rodney Local Board area 19 identified as Māori. Eight iwi entities from the Rodney Local Board rohe also made a submission to the Annual Budget 2022/2023. These submissions were provided to the local board for consideration at local board workshops during the development of their local board agreement.

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

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

24.     The local board agreement includes the allocation of locally driven initiatives (LDI) funding and asset based services (ABS) funding to projects and services for the 2022/2023 financial year.

25.     LDI funding is discretionary funding allocated to local boards based on the Local Board Funding Policy (included in the Annual Budget), which local boards can spend on priorities for their communities. Local boards can also utilise LDI funding to increase local levels of service if they wish to do so.

26.     Funding for ABS is allocated by the Governing Body to local boards based on current levels of service to run and maintain local assets and services including parks, pools and recreation facilities, community facilities, and libraries.

27.     A local fees and charges schedule for 2022/2023 is adopted alongside of the Local Board Agreement 2022/2023. The fees and charges have been formulated based on region-wide baseline service levels and revenue targets. Where fees and charges are amended by a local board that results in lower revenue for the council, the shortfall will need to be made up by either allocating LDI funds or reducing expenditure on other services to balance overall budgets. 

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

28.     Decisions on the local content of the Annual Budget 2022/2023, including the Local Board Agreement 2022/2023 and a local fees and charges schedule for 2022/2023, are required by 23 June 2022 to ensure the Governing Body can adopt the final Annual Budget 2022/2023, including each Local Board Agreement, at its 29 June 2022 meeting.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

29.     The resolutions of this meeting will be reported to the Governing Body on 29 June 2022 when it meets to adopt the Annual Budget 2022/2023, including 21 local board agreements.

30.     It is possible that minor changes may need to be made to the attachments before the Annual Budget 2022/2023 is adopted, such as correction of any errors identified and minor wording changes. Staff therefore recommend that the local board delegates authority to the chairperson to make any final changes if necessary.

31.     Local board agreements set the priorities and budget envelopes for each financial year. Work programmes then detail the activities that will be delivered within those budget envelopes. Work programmes will be agreed between local boards and operational departments at business meetings in June 2022.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Local content to support the Annual Budget 2022/2023

13

b

Local fees and charges schedules 2022/2023

25

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Renee Burgers - Lead Advisor Plans and Programmes

Zigi Yates – Senior Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

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22 June 2022

 

 

Approval of the Rodney Local Board Auckland Emergency Management work programme 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/07687

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the 2022/2023 Rodney Local Board Auckland Emergency Management work programme and its associated budget.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents the Rodney Local Board Auckland Emergency Management work programme and associated budgets for approval for delivery within the 2022/2023 financial year (see Attachment A to the agenda report).

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

·    Outcome: Our communities are resilient and have access to what they need

·    Objective: Our communities are strong and resilient.

4.       The local 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:

·    Community emergency resilience programme.

5.       The proposed work programme has a total value of $10,000 which can be funded from within the local board’s draft locally driven initiatives budget for the 2022/2023 financial year.

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

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

7.       That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      approve the Auckland Emergency Management work programme 2022/2023 (Attachment A).

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 Rodney Local Board Plan 2020. The specific outcome that is reflected in the work programme is:

·    Our communities are resilient and have access to what they need.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

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

Community emergency and lifestyle block resilience programme - $10,000

11.     Support and deliver community resilience initiatives, resources and activities that engage and enable communities to increase their hazard risk understanding, reduce the impact of an emergency and increase their emergency preparedness and social connections. This will ensure they are better able to cope and support each other during an emergency and recover faster.

12.     Partnering with Connected Communities and Healthy Waters to develop the Kumeū and Huapai Emergency Action Plan through collaboratively working with the contracted engagement consultant, including the provision of specialist input and technical emergency management expertise. This also includes active engagement and ongoing support to the Community Response Forum, which is being developed to support the implementation of the action plan for Kumeū and Huapai.

13.     Hosting two community emergency preparedness workshops (Kotahitanga), which steps people through actions, behaviors and emergency preparedness items for themselves, their households and local neighbourhood that increases their emergency understanding and preparedness so that they can take effective action during and after any emergency. Print resources will be provided to all attendees.

14.     Hosting two community emergency scenario exercise (using a severe weather event scenario) as a proxy for preparing for any emergency. This is open to the Rodney Local Board community. This workshop is structured for the attendees to explore and deepen their understanding of the effects and impacts, and then what additional actions they will take to enhance their emergency preparedness. Print resources will be provided to all attendees.

15.     Work with the Rodney Local Board Business Improvement District (BID) to engage with small businesses with the intent to increase business disaster resilience. Distribution of emergency preparedness and business continuity information.

16.     Continued engagement with active community organisations and volunteer groups who seek our expertise to refresh their plans (as done recently with Omaha Beach Community Committee) or community engagement initiatives (as done recently with the Warkworth Emergency Response Group and their community emergency hubs) that require resourcing to strengthen their community’s emergency resilience.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

17.     Table 1 outlines the activities in the 2021/2022 work programme that have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions or contribute towards climate change adaptation.

 

Activity name

Climate impact

Community emergency and lifestyle block resilience programme

Positive impact on our resilience to climate change, as this work increases community resilience to emergencies and climate change impacts.

Table 1: Climate impact assessment of proposed activities

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

18.     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

19.     The proposed Auckland Emergency Management 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.

20.     The activities in the proposed work programme align with the Rodney Local Board Plan 2020 outcomes.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     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

22.     The proposed Rodney work programme budget for 2022/2023 is $10,000 of the local board’s locally driven initiatives (LDI) operational budget. This amount can be accommodated within the local board’s total draft budget for 2022/2023.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

23.     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

24.     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.

25.     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

Rodney Local Board Auckland Emergency Management Work Programme 2022-2023

31

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Rachael Mercer - Resilience Advisor LB & Community

Authorisers

Paul Amaral - General Manager Auckland Emergency Manager

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

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22 June 2022

 

 

Approval of the 2022/2023 Rodney Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme

File No.: CP2022/07778

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the 2022/2023 Rodney Local Board Customer and Community Services work programme and its associated budget (Attachment A to the agenda report).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report presents the 2022/2023 Rodney 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 Rodney 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.

9.       Approval is sought for the planning and design of the Risk Adjusted Programme 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, 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 Rodney Local Board:

a)      approve the 2022/2023 Customer and Community Services work programme and its associated budget (Attachment A)

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

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

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

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 (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 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:

·        Safe, improved transport options connect our communities

·        Our natural environment is healthy and protected

·        Infrastructure and development meets the needs of our growing communities

·        Our communities are resilient and have access to what they need

·        Our local parks and recreation facilities meet the needs of our growing community. 

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 1 summarises the approval status required for the three financial years presented within the work programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

Table 1: 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 2 highlights the new activities in the work programme:

Table 2: work programme activities that are new

ID

Activity name

Lead department

Budget

29092

Leigh - relocate and renew skate ramp and play assets

C&CS: Community Facilities

$30,000

32151

Pakiri Beach - reconfigure carpark, renew signage and furniture

C&CS: Community Facilities

$70,000

33273

Port Albert Recreation Reserve - investigate options for grandstand

C&CS: Community Facilities

$30,000

33271

Port Albert Recreation Reserve - refurbish toilet and renew open space assets

C&CS: Community Facilities

$320,000

32152

Rodney - renew carparks

C&CS: Community Facilities

$400,000

31698

Rodney - renew signage

C&CS: Community Facilities

$500,000

32153

Rodney - renew track & pathway networks

C&CS: Community Facilities

$1,050,000

36670

Rodney - renew wheel play assets

C&CS: Community Facilities

$505,000

31882

Rodney - replace swimming pontoon

C&CS: Community Facilities

$50,000

31881

Rodney Community Centre Network - renew furniture, fixtures and fittings

C&CS: Community Facilities

$130,000

30628

Tapora - refurbish hall and renew open space assets

C&CS: Community Facilities

$350,000

32154

Te Hana - replace playground components & open space assets

C&CS: Community Facilities

$350,000

31411

Waterloo Reserve Milldale - develop new suburb park

C&CS: Community Facilities

$1,250,000

36672

Wonderview Road/Cotterell Street Esplanade - renew structures

C&CS: Community Facilities

$50,000

36674

Worker Road Reserve - renew open space assets

C&CS: Community Facilities

$100,000

         

31.     Table 3 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 3: work programme activities that have been removed from the work programme

Previous ID

Activity name

Lead department

2954

Omaha Spit, Omaha North

CCS: Community Facilities – Community Leases

2903

Matakana Diamond Jubilee Park

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 Risk Adjusted Programme (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.     The local boards recognise the importance of building meaningful relationships with mana whenua, maatawaka and whānau, and understanding Māori aspirations. Table 4 following outcomes, objectives and key initiatives from the local board plan recognise these areas of common interest:

Table 4: local board plan Māori outcomes, objectives and initiatives

Outcome

Objective

Initiative

Our local parks and recreation facilities meet the needs of our growing community

 

 

Our communities have great local options for indoor and outdoor sport and recreation that provide opportunities for all ages and abilities 

 

 

Work with mana whenua to integrate Māori design in our local parks and facilities, and find ways to include Māra Hūpara (traditional Māori playground) in our play spaces.

         

40.     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. 

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

42.     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. 

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

44.     Table 5 shows the strategic priority areas and alignment to Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau outcomes.

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

            Table 5: local board work programme Māori outcome areas

45.     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. 

46.     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. 

47.     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

48.     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.

49.     Table 6 outlines the different budget types and their purpose that fund the work programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Table 6: work programme budget types and purpose

Capital projects and budgets

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

51.     The budgets associated with the capital works programme are estimates only, 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.

52.     The capital works projects have been geo-spatially mapped to indicate the location of projects within the local board area (Attachment C to the agenda report). Some projects are unable to be mapped as they reference multiple locations, or the work locations are yet to be determined.

Risk Adjusted Programme

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

54.     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.

55.     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

56.     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.

57.     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. 

58.     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

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

60.     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.

61.     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.  

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

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

64.     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.

65.     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

66.     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.

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

68.     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.

69.     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.

70.     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 initiatives, transitioning unproductive farmland on regional parks to permanent native forest, and delivering ecological restoration projects with community groups.

71.     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.

72.     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.

73.     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.

74.     The activities in the Rodney Local Board work programme identified as having a positive or negative impact on climate change are outlined in Attachment E to the agenda report.

75.     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

76.     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.

77.     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

78.     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.

79.     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.

80.     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

81.     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.

82.     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. 

83.     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. 

84.     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. 

85.     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

86.     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.

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

88.     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.

89.     Table 7 summarises the budget sources and allocation for each work programme financial year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local budgets

2022/2023 (approve)

2023/2024 (approve in principle)

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

Operational (Opex): Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI)

1,702,646

            1,505,161

            1,546,482

Opex: Asset Based Services (ABS)

15,168,314

          11,566,943

          11,561,544

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

8,326,331

7,951,057

7,372,817

Capex: Local Asset Renewals - Proposed Allocation (ABS)

7,273,000

7,850,000

7,372,817

Advanced Delivery RAP*

1,020,387

 

 

Capex: Local Asset Renewals - Unallocated budget (ABS)

32,944

101,057

0

Capex: Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) – Budget

0

0

789,120

Capex: Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) - Proposed Allocation

0

0

0

Advanced Delivery RAP*

0

 

 

Capex: Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) - Unallocated budget

0

0

789,120

Capex: Growth projects Allocation

2,440,566

1,376,685

2,631,000

Capex: Coastal projects Allocation

1,078,836

0

0

Capex: Landslide Prevention projects Allocation

143,324

0

0

Capex: Specific Purpose Funding - Allocation

800,000

0

0

Capex: One Local Initiative

0

0

300,000

Capex: Long-term Plan discrete

0

0

0

Capex: Natural Environment Targeted Rate

1,115,000

0

0

Capex: External Funding Allocation

0

0

0

* See paragraph 53-55 for RAP explanation

Table 7: Rodney Local Board budget allocation

90.     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.

91.     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.

92.     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

93.     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.

94.     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.

95.     Table 8 outlines the key risks and mitigations associated with the work programme once it has been approved.

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.

Table 8: risks and mitigations

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

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

97.     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.

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

99.     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

Rodney Local Board Customer and Community Services Work Programme 2022-2023 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Rodney Local Board Maori Outcomes (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Rodney Local Board Capital Works and Leasing Work Programme North Map (Under Separate Cover)

 

d

Rodney Local Board Capital Works and Leasing Work Programme South Map (Under Separate Cover)

 

e

Rodney Local Board Regional Feedback (Under Separate Cover)

 

f

Rodney Local Board Climate Impacts (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

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

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

Approval of the 2022/2023 Rodney Local Board Infrastructure and Environmental Services Work Programme

File No.: CP2022/07897

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the 2022/2023 Rodney 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 Rodney 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 (see Attachment A to the agenda report).

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 Rodney 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:

·      Helensville Construction and Demolition Waste Minimisation Programme - $30,000

·      Pest Free Coatesville - $15,000

·      Restore Rodney East Facilitator - $70,000

·      Rodney Healthy Harbours Riparian Restoration Fund - $20,000

·      Rodney West Coordinators - $70,000

·      Shorebirds Trust Coordinator - $14,000

7.       The proposed work programme has a total value of $219,000, which can be funded from within the board’s draft locally driven initiatives 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 $1,167,500 in asset-based services capital expenditure for the following coastal renewals programmes:

·      Buckleton Beach Reserve - $50,000

·      Helensville River - $50,000

·      Point Wells Reserve Foreshore - $50,000

·      Rainbows End Reserve - $100,000

·      Rodney (investigate hull cleaning facilities) - $25,000

·      Whangateau Harbour Omaha Estuary - $502,500

·      Willjames Avenue Esplanade, Algies Bay - $390,000.

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 local board’s quarterly performance reports.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

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

Activity name

2022/2023 budget for approval

Helensville Construction and Demolition Waste Minimisation Programme

$30,000

Pest Free Coatesville

$15,000

Restore Rodney East facilitator

$70,000

Rodney Healthy Harbours Riparian Restoration Fund

$20,000

Rodney West Coordinators

$70,000

Shorebirds Trust Coordinator

$14,000

Total

$219,000

b)      approve, in principle, the 2023/2024 Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programmes (Attachment A)

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 $1,167,500 asset-based services capital expenditure budget towards costal renewal 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 (Attachment A).

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

·    We have good water quality in our streams, rivers and harbours

·    Our natural environment is clean and healthy with thriving ecosystems.

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

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

·    National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

·    Natural Environment Standards for Plantation Forestry

·    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. These programmes contribute towards the delivery of the Rodney Local Board Plan 2020 environmental objectives, as detailed above.

16.     The work programme (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:

Helensville construction and demolition waste minimisation programme – $30,000

21.     The local board has indicated it would like to continue supporting the Helensville Construction and Demolition Waste Minimisation Programme in the 2022/2023 financial year to support local builders and developers to minimise the volume of waste sent to landfill.

22.     The programme will fund bins at the Helensville Community Recycling Centre for reusing, recycling and upcycling recovered materials from construction and demolition sites. It will also support education of builders and developers to understand and overcome barriers around waste diversion.

23.     Builders and developers will have the opportunity to learn best practice around waste diversion. The programme is expected to eventually become self-sustaining through the fees associated with the collection service.

24.     This will be the second year of funding for the programme from the board, with $40,000 allocated towards the programme in 2021/2022.

25.     Approval in principle is also sought for $20,000 in the 2023/2024 financial year.

Pest Free Coatesville Coordinator Time – $15,000

26.     The local board has indicated it would like to continue to support the Pest Free Coatesville programme in the 2022/2023 financial year. The local board allocated $8,500 towards this programme in 2020/2021 and $10,000 in 2021/2022.

27.     Pest Free Coatesville has been operating for a year with the mandate to rid the Coatesville area (3,574 hectares) of animal pests. The Pest Free Coatesville group will collate a record of existing animal pest control efforts, manage the roll out of new traplines, engage with the community and coordinate all animal pest control activity in the area.

28.     This programme now has 200 active volunteers, and this funding will support resources for the in-kind efforts in responding to this growth. This supports a dedicated part-time coordinator to ensure processes are in place to keep up with the community demand and to continue to deliver pest free outcomes effectively.

29.     Local board funding towards this programme will also be supplemented with natural environment targeted rate funding of $10,000 to enable further biodiversity outcomes.

Restore Rodney East Coordinator – $70,000

30.     The local board has indicated it would like to continue to support the Restore Rodney East coordinator in the 2022/2023 financial year to support and enable landscape-scale community restoration activities in the eastern Rodney area. The local board allocated $75,000 towards this programme in 2021/2022.

31.     The coordinator will continue to support the individuals and restoration groups to undertake pest management activities from the Waiwera River up to Te Arai, to Ara Tūhono and State Highway One in the west.

32.     Staff recommend that $70,000 is allocated to this programme in 2022/2023. Approval in principle is also sought for $70,000 in the 2023/2024 financial year.

Rodney Healthy Harbours Riparian Restoration Fund – $20,000

33.     The local board supported the Rodney Healthy Harbours and Waterways Fund with $200,000 in the 2021/2022 financial year. This provided landowners with financial assistance to protect and restore their riparian margins.

34.     At a workshop in March 2022 the local board indicated that it did not support continual funding for the Rodney Healthy Harbours Riparian Restoration Fund. Staff are therefore recommending that the local board fund the programme for a final year to enable a smooth transition for the community and completion of the programme through delivery of the completion assessment reports for the successful 2021/2022 applicants.

35.     Staff recommend that $20,000 be allocated for this programme in 2022/2023 and that the project not continue in the 2023/2024 financial year.

Rodney West Coordinator – $70,000

36.     The local board has indicated it would like to continue to support the Rodney West Coordinator Programme in the 2022/2023 financial year to assist community-led initiatives for a predator-free Kaipara. The local board allocated $75,000 towards this programme in 2021/2022.

37.     The coordinator will encourage and support the many landowners and community groups to undertake pest animal control from Muriwai to the South Head Peninsula.

38.     This programme will ensure collaboration and coordination between these groups, programmes and initiatives to achieve the predator-free goals for South Kaipara Heads.

39.     The work carried out by landowners and groups will improve the water quality, habitat and biodiversity in streams and riparian margins across the Rodney Local Board area.

40.     Staff recommend that $70,000 is allocated to this programme in 2022/2023. Approval in principle is also sought for $70,000 in the 2023/2024 financial year.

Shorebirds Trust Coordinator – $14,000

41.     The local board has indicated it would like to continue to support the Shorebirds Trust coordinator programme in the 2022/2023 financial year to amplify community pest control efforts from Te Arai to Pākiri North. The local board allocated $10,000 towards this programme in the 2020/2021 financial year and $20,000 in 2021/2022.

42.     The Te Arai Shorebirds Trust are undertaking a programme to establish a predator control buffer zone from Mangawhai to Pākiri covering private and public land. This programme buffers the Tara Iti Wildlife Sanctuary, Te Arai Regional Park and the 700 hectares from part of the Ngāti Manuhiri Trust settlement redress.

43.     This programme will provide 21 kilometres of coastal protection for shorebirds through predator control over 2735 hectares. This buffer programme will contribute to the protection of significant wildlife including breeding habitat of the critically endangered fairy tern.

44.     Local board funding will support the coordinator to:

·    undertake community engagement to support the long-term vision for the sanctuary from landowners

·    continue to implement the10-year strategic plan that guides the buffer programme and complete landowner permissions and trap installation across the three project phases

·    maintain activated traps and engagement of private landowners while seeking opportunities for Te Uri O Hou to be involved in the mahi.

45.     Local board funding in 2022/2023 will support the trust to increase the outreach and work of the coordinator, obtain landowner approvals, and deploy traps. It will also ensure continuity of this programme within the community.

46.     The Te Arai Shorebirds Trust have a signed memorandum of understanding with Auckland Council and Department of Conservation. This work plays a significant role in achieving the outcomes of Pest Free Auckland 2050.

47.     Approval in principle is also sought for $14,000 in the 2023/2024 financial year.

Buckleton Beach Reserve renew timber seawall - $50,000

48.     This is a regionally-funded coastal renewal programme. This programme is a renewal of the timber seawall at Buckleton Beach. In the 2021/2022 financial year, consent and planning was undertaken and physical works will commence in 2022/2023.

Helensville River renew seawall - $50,000

49.     This is a regionally-funded coastal renewal programme. This programme is a renewal of the seawall at Helensville River. In the 2022/2023 financial year, investigation and design will be undertaken.

Point Wells Reserve Foreshore renew seawall - $50,000

50.     This is a regionally-funded coastal renewal programme. This programme is a renewal of the seawall along Point Wells Reserve foreshore. In the 2022/2023 financial year, investigation and design will continue from 2021/2022. Physical works are scheduled to start in 2023/2024.

Rainbows End Reserve repair jetty and piles - $100,000

51.     This is a regionally-funded coastal renewal programme. This project is for the replacement of the piles and the handrails on the jetty at Rainbows End. In 2021/2022 investigation, design and review of the contractors methodology were undertaken.

52.     Physical works are scheduled for 2022/2023 and are expected to be completed.

Rodney (investigate hull cleaning facilities) - $25,000

53.     This is a regionally-funded coastal renewal programme. This project is the investigation of options for the renewal of the timber boat cleaning grid in Ti Point (near Ti Point Walkway), Leigh Wharf Reserve, Scotts Landing, and other locations if required. In 2022/2023 investigation and design will be undertaken.

54.     Physical works may follow in future years once investigations are complete.

Whangateau Harbour Omaha Estuary investigate and renew coastal assets - $502,500

55.     This is a regionally-funded coastal renewal programme. This programme investigates the current status of the coastal assets in the Omaha Estuary and prioritises the renewal of those assets according to the outcomes of the investigations. Works focus primarily on the area around Point Wells but may extend around the coast as far as Whangateau if funding allows.

56.     Investigation and design were undertaken in 2021/2022 and physical works will take place in the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 financial years.

Willjames Avenue Esplanade, Algies Bay renew seawall - $390,000

57.     This is a regionally-funded coastal renewal programme. This programme is a renewal of the seawall along Willjames Avenue Esplanade, Algies Bay, including the foreshore access. Investigation and design were undertaken in 2021/2022 and in 2022/2023 physical works will begin.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

58.     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.

59.     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.

60.     Table 2 outlines the activities in the 2022/2023 work programme that have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions or contribute towards climate change adaptation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity name

Climate impact

Helensville Construction and Demolition Waste Minimisation Programme

The contribution of waste to overall greenhouse gas emissions in the Auckland region is approximately 3.1 per cent (as per the Auckland Greenhouse Gas Inventory to 2016). The largest source of emissions within the waste sector in Aotearoa New Zealand is solid waste disposal to landfill. This programme will assist builders in taking practical steps to reducing a proportion of these waste-related emissions.

Pest Free Coatesville

 

These programmes will contribute to fewer native plants being browsed by predators, resulting in the survival and regeneration of increasing amounts of native vegetation. Native vegetation is essential for biomass and carbon sequestration.

Shorebirds Trust Coordinator

Rodney West Coordinator

Restore Rodney East Coordinator

Buckleton Beach Reserve

Helensville River

Point Wells Reserve

Rainbows End Reserve

Rodney (investigate hull cleaning facilities)

Whangateau Harbour Omaha Estuary

Willjames Avenue Esplanade, Algies Bay

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.

            Table 2: Climate impact assessment of proposed activities

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

61.     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.

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

63.     Biodiversity staff working on restoration programmes work closely with colleagues from Parks, Sports and Recreation as some of the restoration work happens on public land and public parks. These staff also work closely with Connected Communities staff to advertise programmes to local audiences and potential volunteers.

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

Local impacts and local board views

64.     The programmes proposed for inclusion in the local board’s Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme will have positive environmental outcomes across the Rodney Local Board area. Particular focus areas for the 2022/2023 work programme include Te Arai, Mahurangi and Coatesville.

65.     The projects noted above align with the local board plan outcome ‘our natural environment is healthy and protected’. 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

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

67.     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.

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

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

Activity name

Māori outcome description

 

Shorebirds Trust Coordinator

The Shorebirds Trust are having ongoing discussions with Te Uri o Hau and Ngāti Manuhiri regarding increasing their capability, training and experience to undertake their own landscape scale predator control project within their rohe – this discussion is happening parallel to this project.

 


Rodney West Coordinators

The Rodney West Coordindators will continue to work with Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara around conservation work on their land. They will help to organise community cultural inductions with Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara. The Rodney West Coordinators will also be engaging with Te Kawarau ā Maki around pest control happening around Riverhead Forest.

Table 2: Māori outcome delivery through proposed activities

70.     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

71.     The proposed environment work programme for 2022/2023 totals to $219,000 of the local board’s locally driven initiatives (LDI) operational budget. This amount can be accommodated within the board’s total draft budget for 2022/2023.

72.     The proposed work programme also includes $1,167,500 in asset-based services capital expenditure for the coastal renewal 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 local board.

73.     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.

74.     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

75.     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.

76.     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.

77.     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.

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

Activity name

Risk

Mitigation

Rating after mitigation

Helensville Construction and Demolition Waste Minimisation Programme

This programme is dependent on builders and developers wanting to be involved.

Helensville Recycling Centre is well connected in the community and have already had initial conversations which have indicated their support.

Low

Pest Free Coatesville

This programme is dependent on landowners’ willingness to undertake trapping and the volunteer time of the participants in the Pest Free Coatesville community group.

Pest Free Coatesville has gained significant and growing community support, so these risks are considered low.

Low

Restore Rodney East Coordinator

 

Rodney West Coordinators

These programmes are led by a community process. Specific deliverables and timelines are subject to change to reflect the community priority of conservation activity. The programme’s outcomes are largely dependent on mana whenua, community and landowner support to lead and implement this plan.

This group has significant support, working with schools and other organisations to have a practical impact on the

environment. This support will help to ensure the success of the coordinator’s work programme.

Low-medium

Table 3: Key risks and mitigations for activities

 

 

 

79.     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

80.     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.

81.     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

No.

Title

Page

a

2022/2023 Rodney Infrastructure and Environmental Services work programme

59

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Brandii Stephano - Relationship Advisor

Authorisers

Barry Potter - Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


Rodney Local Board

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One new private road at 16 Newton Road, Kaipara Flats

File No.: CP2022/07960

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Rodney Local Board to name one new private road created by way of subdivision development undertaken by Dentarra Holdings at 16 Newton Road, Kaipara Flats.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines, set out the requirements and criteria of the council for proposed road names. These guidelines state that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development the applicant shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road names for the local board’s approval.  These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across the Auckland region.

3.       Dentarra Holdings has proposed the following names for the consideration of the local board

Preferred Name

Alternatives

Turaki Lane                      

Kourawhero Lane

Waka Rangi Lane

 

4.       The proposed road name options have been assessed against the guidelines and the Australian & New Zealand Standard, Rural and Urban Addressing, AS NZS 4819:2011 and the Guidelines for Addressing in-fill Developments 2019 – LINZ OP G 01245 (the Standards). The technical matters required by those documents are considered to have been met and the proposed names are not duplicated elsewhere in the region or in close proximity. Mana whenua have been consulted in the manner required by the guidelines.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      approve the new private road name Turaki Lane for the subdivision being undertaken by Dentarra Holdings at 16 Newton Road, Kaipara Flats in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (Resource Consent reference SUB60035229-A and referenced in Attachments A and B to the agenda report.

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Context

5.       The nine-lot subdivision, (Council Ref SUB60035229-A), was approved on 30 September 2019.  Road naming Ref. RDN90098597.

6.       Site and location plans of the subdivision can be found in Attachments A and B.

7.       In accordance with the standards, all public roads and all private roads serving more than five lots require a name in order to ensure safe, logical and efficient street numbering.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

8.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines (the guidelines) set out the requirements and criteria of the council for proposed road names. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across the Auckland Region. The guidelines allow that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name/s for the local board’s approval.

9.       The guidelines provide for road names to reflect one of the following local themes with the use of Māori names being actively encouraged:

•        a historical, cultural, or ancestral linkage to an area

•        a particular landscape, environmental or biodiversity theme or feature

•        an existing (or introduced) thematic identity in the area.

10.     Theme: Dentarra Holdings undertook some initial consultation with the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust who have gifted the name ‘Turaki’ and expressed their strong preference this name be used. This name is also Dentarra Holding’s preference however in terms of the guidelines they have also submitted alternative names that may be appropriate for the locality.

Proposed Names

Meanings

Turaki Lane

(After Manuhuri’s daughter) She is buried in the local area. This name has not been used before and has been gifted to the applicant by Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust

Kouwhero Lane

This is the name of the stream on the northern side of the development

Waka Rangi Lane

This is one of the translations for ‘aeroplane’ The development is adjacent to the Kaipara Flats Airstrip

 

11.     Assessment: The proposed name options have been assessed by the council’s subdivision specialist team to ensure that they meet both the guidelines and the standards in respect of road naming. The technical standards are considered to have been met and duplicate names are not located in close proximity. It is therefore for the local board to decide upon the suitability of the names within the local context and in accordance with the delegation.

12.     Confirmation: Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has confirmed that the proposed names are acceptable for use at this location.

13.     Road Type: The road type ‘Lane’ is an acceptable road type for the new private road.

14.     Consultation: Mana whenua were consulted in line with the processes and requirements described in the guidelines. Additional commentary is provided in the Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori section that follows.

 

 

 

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

15.     The naming of roads has no effect on climate change. Relevant environmental issues have been considered under the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the associated approved resource consent for the development.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

16.     The decision sought for this report has no identified impacts on other parts of the council group. The views of council-controlled organisations were not required for the preparation of the report’s advice.

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

Local impacts and local board views

17.     The decision sought for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate local impact beyond those outlined in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

18.     To aid local board decision making, the guidelines include an objective of recognising cultural and ancestral linkages to areas of land through engagement with mana whenua, particularly through the resource consent approval process, and the allocation of road names where appropriate. The guidelines identify the process that enables mana whenua the opportunity to provide feedback on all road naming applications and in this instance, the process has been adhered to

19.     As part of the process Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust have gifted the name ‘Turaki’ and have commented that no other names should be used or accepted. In terms of the council road naming guidelines, applicants are required to provide three proposed name options to be considered by the local board. In this instance it is highly recommended that the preferred name be accepted. 

20.     On 20 April 2022 mana whenua were contacted by council on behalf of Dentarra Holdings through the resource consent unit’s central facilitation process as set out in the guidelinesRepresentatives of the following groups with a general interest in the area were contacted:

·          Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

·          Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara

·          Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

·          Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki

·          Te Kawerau ā Maki

·          Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua

·          Ngāti Maru

·          Ngāti Manuhiri

·          Ngāti Wai.

21.     By the close of the consultation period two responses had been received. One from Ngāti Manuhuri who have reaffirmed their gifted name Turaki and expressed their strong preference this name be used and one from Te Kawerau ā Maki supporting Ngāti Manuhuri’s gift of the name. (See Attachments C and D to the agenda report.)

22.     The level of feedback received from mana whenua is often dependent on the scale of the development and its level of significance.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

23.     The road naming process does not raise any financial implications for the council.

24.     The applicant has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate signage will be installed accordingly once approval is obtained for the new private and public road names.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

25.     There are no significant risks to council as road naming is a routine part of the subdivision development process, with consultation being a key part of the process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

26.     Approved road names are notified to Land Information New Zealand which records them on its New Zealand wide land information database which includes street addresses issued by councils.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Scheme Plan

67

b

Locality Plan

69

c

Ngāti Manuhiri gifted road name

71

d

Response from Iwi

73

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Bruce Angove – Subdivision Advisor, Orewa

Authorisers

Trevor Cullen - Team Leader Subdivision

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Sixteen new public roads and eight new private roads at 97 Argent Lane, Upper Orewa

File No.: CP2022/07982

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Rodney Local Board to name sixteen new public roads and eight new private roads created by way of subdivision development being undertaken at 97 Argent Lane, Upper Orewa by Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines set out the requirements and criteria of the council for proposed road names. These guidelines state that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited shall be given the opportunity to suggest their preferred new road names for the local board’s approval. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across the Auckland region.

3.       Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited has proposed the following names for the consideration of the local board:

Preferred Name

Public Roads

Private Roads

Road 1 - Waiparaheka Drive

Road 1 – Buckingham Lane

Road 2 - Te Taruna Drive

Road 2 – Eliza Way

Road 3 - Kāuka Road

Road 3 – Harriet Lane

Road 4 - Smithson Street

Road 4 – Emma Lane

Road 5 – Moyle Street

Road 5 – Catherine Close

Road 6 – Frith Street

Road 6 – Hannah Lane

Road 7 – Lees Street

Road 7 – Brodie Lane

Road 8 – McDonnell Street

Road 8 – Rosetta Lane

Road 9 – Parish Drive

 

Road 10 – Kendall Road

 

Road 11 – Fallowdown Street

 

Road 12 – Kotiti Drive

 

Road 13 – Spars Road

 

Road 14 – Pāpākiri Road

 

Road 15 – Karapapa Road

 

Road 16 – Waiwai Drive

 

Pool of alternative names for all new, public and private roads using the road type already provided in the preferred list: O’Sullivan, Cashmore, Flax Mill, Enoch, Elon, Enos, Craddock

4.       The proposed road name options have been assessed against the Guidelines and the Australian & New Zealand Standard, Rural and Urban Addressing, AS NZS 4819:2011 and the Guidelines for Addressing in-fill Developments 2019 – LINZ OP G 01245 (the Standards). The technical matters required by those documents are considered to have been met and the proposed names are not duplicated elsewhere in the region or in close proximity. Mana whenua have been consulted in the manner required by the guidelines.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      approve the following sixteen new public road names and eight private road names for the subdivision being undertaken by Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited at 97 Argent Lane, Upper Orewa in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (Resource Consent references BUN60352918, SUB60352919 and road naming reference RDN90097828 and referenced in Attachments A, B and C to the agenda report.

Preferred Name

Public Roads

Private Roads

Road 1 – Waiparaheka Drive

Road 1 – Buckingham Lane

Road 2 –Te Taruna Drive

Road 2 – Eliza Way

Road 3 –Kāuka Road

Road 3 – Harriet Lane

Road 4 - Smithson Street

Road 4 – Emma Lane

Road 5 – Moyle Street

Road 5 – Catherine Close

Road 6 – Frith Street

Road 6 – Hannah Lane

Road 7 – Lees Street

Road 7 – Brodie Lane

Road 8 – McDonnell Street

Road 8 – Rosetta Lane

Road 9 – Parish Drive

 

Road 10 – Kendall Road

 

Road 11 – Fallowdown Street

 

Road 12 – Kotiti Drive

 

Road 13 – Spars Road

 

Road 14 – Pāpākiri Road

 

Road 15 – Karapapa Road

 

Road 16 – Waiwai Drive

 

 

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Context

5.       The multi-lot subdivision, (Council Ref SUB60352919), now completed, was approved on 12 October 2020.

6.       Site and location plans of the subdivision can be found in Attachments A and B.

7.       In accordance with the Standards, all public roads and all private roads serving more than five lots require a name in order to ensure safe, logical and efficient street numbering.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

8.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines (the guidelines) set out the requirements and criteria of the council for proposed road names. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across the Auckland region. The guidelines allow that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name/s for the local board’s approval.

9.       The guidelines provide for road names to reflect one of the following local themes, with the use of Māori names being actively encouraged:

•        a historical, cultural, or ancestral linkage to an area

•        a particular landscape, environmental or biodiversity theme or feature

•        an existing (or introduced) thematic identity in the area.

10.     Theme: Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited has chosen names that they consider appropriate for the locality. In this regard, all the names and their relevance are detailed in Attachment C to the agenda report.

11.     Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited has requested that should the preferred names at Road 1, Road 2 and Road 16 not be selected then the alternate names, ‘Enoch’, ‘Elon’ and ‘Enos’ be used respectively for those roads as they have the most relevance to the area.

12.     Assessment: The proposed name options have been assessed by the council’s Subdivision Specialist team to ensure that they meet both the guidelines and the standards in respect of road naming. The technical standards are considered to have been met and duplicate names are not located in close proximity. It is therefore for the local board to decide upon the suitability of the names within the local context and in accordance with the delegation.

13.     Confirmation: Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has confirmed that the proposed names are acceptable for use at this location.

14.     Road Type: The road types ‘Lane’, ‘Drive’, ‘Road’ and ‘Street’ are acceptable road types for the new roads and private roads.

15.     Consultation: Mana whenua were consulted in line with the processes and requirements described in the guidelines. Additional commentary is provided in the Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori section that follows.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

16.     The naming of roads has no effect on climate change. Relevant environmental issues have been considered under the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the associated approved resource consent for the development.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

17.     The decision sought for this report has no identified impacts on other parts of the council group. The views of council-controlled organisations were not required for the preparation of the report’s advice.

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

Local impacts and local board views

18.     The decision sought for this report does not trigger any significant policy and is not considered to have any immediate local impact beyond those outlined in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     To aid local board decision making, the guidelines include an objective of recognising cultural and ancestral linkages to areas of land through engagement with mana whenua, particularly through the resource consent approval process, and the allocation of road names where appropriate. The guidelines identify the process that enables mana whenua the opportunity to provide feedback on all road naming applications and in this instance, the process has been adhered to.

20.     On 12 January 2022 mana whenua were contacted by council on behalf of the applicant through the Resource Consent Unit’s central facilitation process as set out in the guidelines.  Representatives of the following groups with a general interest in the area were contacted:

·          Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

·          Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara

·          Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

·          Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki

·          Te Kawerau ā Maki

·          Te Ākitai Waiohua

·          Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua

·          Ngāti Paoa Trust Board

·          Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust

·          Ngāti Maru

·          Ngāti Whanaunga

·          Ngāti Manuhiri Ngāti

·          Ngāti Wai.

21.     By the close of the consultation period on 27 January 2022, two responses had been received: one from the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust Ngāti and one from Te Kawerau a Maki. Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust did not support some of the original suggested names but advised that they would provide some alternative name suggestions. Te Kawerau a Maki also opposed some of the suggested names in support of the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust as several of the names related to specific wahi tapu / wahi tupuna rather than being more generic Māori words (for example, for plants etc.). Te Kawerau a Maki advised that unless Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust agreed to the use of those names relating to specific wahi tapu / wahi tupuna they were opposed to the use of those names.

22.     Ngāti Manuhuri were granted an extension of time to 11 February 2022 to submit alternative names, but no further response was received.

23.     Post mana whenua consultation period, Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited undertook further consultation with the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust and on 16 February they approved the use of the names ‘Waiparaheka Drive’, ‘Te Taruna Drive’ and ‘Waiwai Drive’ to be used on the significant roads within the subdivision; they were silent on the use of other more generic Māori names being used in the subdivision.

24.     Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited resubmitted an amended list of names to reflect this consultation on 22 February 2022 which is presented as Attachment C.

25.     The level of feedback received from mana whenua is often dependent on the scale of the development and its level of significance.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

26.     The road naming process does not raise any financial implications for the council.

27.     Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate signage will be installed accordingly once approval is obtained for the new private and public road names.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

28.     There are no significant risks to council as road naming is a routine part of the subdivision development process, with consultation being a key part of the process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

29.     Approved road names are notified to Land Information New Zealand which records them on its New Zealand-wide land information database, which includes street addresses issued by councils.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Milldale Stage 4 Scheme Plan

83

b

Milldale Stage 4 Locality Map

85

c

97 Argent Lane Proposed Road Names

87

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Bruce Angove – Subdivision Advisor, Orewa

Authorisers

Trevor Cullen - Team Leader Subdivision

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager



Rodney Local Board

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Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

Draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan

File No.: CP2022/08404

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek tautoko / support for the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan titled Where all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       To increase Aucklander’s access to, and the benefits from, publicly owned golf land, staff have developed a draft investment plan.

3.       Staff recommend that you support the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan titled Where all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land.  

4.       There will be increased accountability and transparency from an outcome-focused investment approach and a clear decision-making framework. Implementation of the plan is expected to achieve:

·     increased equity, sport and recreation by opening up publicly owned golf land to all Aucklanders

·     increased equity and participation by providing a broad range of golf experiences that attract and retain participants and services targeted at low participation groups

·     best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation of publicly owned golf land.

5.       If adopted, any future investment would need to align with the plan. The main trade-off is between taking a consistent regional approach to future decision-making and one-off decisions as current leases end.

6.       The next step is for the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee to consider adoption of the plan in August 2022. Local board feedback will help inform their decision-making.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      tautoko / support the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan titled Where all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land attached to this report (Attachment A to the agenda report)

b)      tautoko / support the three policy objectives set in the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan:

i)        increased equity, sport and recreation by opening up publicly owned golf land to all Aucklanders

ii)       increased equity and participation by providing a broad range of golf experiences that attract and retain participants and services targeted at low participation groups

iii)      best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation of publicly owned golf land.

c)      tautoko / support the decision-making framework set in the draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan, in which future use of publicly owned golf land will be considered in the context of local needs, increased equity, participation and environmental outcomes.

Horopaki

Context

Exclusive use of publicly owned land for golf is not sustainable

Problem definition

7.       There are 13 golf courses operating on 535 hectares of council-owned or managed land. This publicly owned land has an estimated value of $2.9 billion in 2018.[1]

8.       Public access to this land, other than to play golf, is limited, which means that some Aucklanders are missing out.

9.       There are competing demands to provide open space and community facilities. Housing and business land is also in short supply in urban areas.

10.     This makes exclusive use of publicly owned land by a single sports code unsustainable.

The draft investment plan builds on community engagement, research and analysis

11.     Development of the draft plan involved community engagement, research and analysis.

12.     Work commenced in 2016 with the release of a discussion document for public engagement [PAR/2016/11 refers].

13.     The investment approach was supported by a majority of Aucklanders who responded to the consultation in 2016. There was strong feedback for council to maximise the benefits from its investment in golf. This is reflected in the draft plan.

14.     Following analysis of submissions on the discussion document, the Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee approved development of a draft plan with the following components [PAR/2016/52 refers]:

·     a policy statement setting out the vision, investment principles and the scope of council’s investment

·     a decision-making framework that sets how the investment approach will be applied as well as ongoing reporting and monitoring.

15.     A range of research was undertaken to support the development of a draft plan, including an analysis of the value of golf to Auckland’s economy and benchmarking to assess the environmental performance of golf courses on publicly owned land.

16.     Cost-benefit analyses were undertaken of the 13 golf courses. A tool was developed to assess the costs and benefits of different forms of sport and recreation investment.

17.     An intervention logic and decision-making framework were developed and refined following workshops with the Environment and Community Committee and 10 local boards in September and November 2018.

18.     Key aspects of the draft plan were workshopped with the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee in December 2021.

19.     The Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee considered the draft plan in February 2022 and invited staff to use this document to engage with the community.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Changes are proposed so that all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land

20.     Staff have developed a draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan in order to make publicly owned golf land accessible to Aucklanders and to increase public benefits from this land.

21.     It proposes three policy objectives:

·        increase equity, sport and recreation by opening up publicly owned golf land to all Aucklanders

·        increase equity and participation by providing a broad range of golf experiences that attract and retain participants and services targeted at low participation groups

·        best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation of publicly owned golf land.

22.     The proposed outcome-focused investment approach, with a clear decision-making framework, would also increase accountability and transparency.

Increasing public value is an accepted public sector approach

23.     The draft plan takes a public value approach as it aims to deliver more public value to Aucklanders from council investment.

24.     Public value is an accepted approach. It has informed public policy in New Zealand and other countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom since the mid-1990s.[2]

25.     It focuses decision-making on how best to manage public assets to benefit all members of society.

26.     Alternate approaches, where council does not consider the costs and benefits of allocating publicly owned land to golf or public versus private benefits, have been discounted.

27.     These factors cannot be overlooked when there are competing demands for open space or community facilities and land supply constraints.

The investment approach is consistent with council policy

28.     In 2019, the Environment and Community Committee adopted the Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039 [ENV/2019/93 refers].

29.     The draft plan is consistent with council policy on sport investment.[3] It has the same investment objective of increasing equity and participation and the same investment principles as the overarching sport investment plan.

30.     A separate plan from Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039 was needed because there is more complexity to golf both in terms of costs and benefits. For example, golf courses may operate on marginal land, and they can have other functions such as stormwater management.

31.     Increasing environmental benefits were an additional consideration given the large land areas currently allocated to golf.

The draft plan proposes four key shifts to benefit all Aucklanders

32.     Four key shifts to the status quo are proposed so that all Aucklanders benefit from increased equity, participation and environmental outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

FROM ad hoc historic decisions of legacy councils

Now there is intensive demand for land to accommodate Auckland’s growth

 

TO a robust investment framework that is focused on increasing benefits to all Aucklanders

Public-owned golf land will be considered in the context of local needs, increased equity, participation and environmental outcomes

 

DELIVERS increased accountability and transparency

 

2

 

FROM publicly owned land used exclusively by golfers

There is competition over access to open space and some Aucklanders are missing out

TO sport and recreation for all Aucklanders

Opening publicly owned golf land to other users with new play spaces, walking, running and cycling paths and other sport and recreation activities

 

DELIVERS increased equity and sport and recreation participation rates

 

3

 

FROM asset-based investment in traditional mid-level (development) golf courses

Auckland golf courses meet the needs of a relatively narrow segment of population[4]

TO a broad golf service offering across the network that appeals to a wider group of people

Providing a broad range of golf experiences and pathways that attract and retain participants with services targeted at low participation groups

 

DELIVERS increased equity and golf participation rates

 

4

 

FROM variable environmental management of publicly owned golf land

Some golf courses are high users of water, fertilisers, pesticides and energy

 

TO best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation that meets clearly defined targets

A kaitiakitanga framework ensures publicly owned golf land is environmentally sustainable, energy neutral and carbon positive

 

DELIVERS increased natural and environmental benefits

 

Figure 1: Four key shifts to deliver increased benefits to Aucklanders

33.     If the draft plan is adopted, these changes can be implemented as leases end, or by agreement with current leaseholders.

Decision-makers will consider a range of evidence and options before any future investment

34.     The draft plan sets out a clear decision-making framework to guide and inform any future investment and leasing decisions. Its sets out clear objectives and expectations about the public benefits sought from publicly owned golf land.

35.     Decisions will be informed by an indicative business case with a full range of policy options assessed against the plan’s investment objectives and principles. This will help inform decisions that local boards make about golf leases.

36.     Development of the indicative business cases will commence three to five years prior to the end of a current lease for golf courses on publicly owned land. Eight of these leases end before 2028.

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Figure 2: Proposed decision-making framework (see page 21 of Attachment A for a larger version)

Future investment decisions will involve the governing body and local boards

37.     If the golf investment plan is adopted, the governing body and local boards will work together to implement the plan. This process will adapt to any changes made to current allocated decision-making responsibilities.

38.     Currently the governing body makes strategic decisions concerning asset ownership and future investment to increase sport and recreation opportunities for all Aucklanders. Local boards make decisions on the use of publicly owned land, including leases, and the development of open space to meet community needs.

39.     During the development of indicative business cases for individual publicly owned golf land, joint working groups can be set up to consider policy options and implementation requirements. This would ensure close collaboration between decision-makers.

There are some trade-offs associated with adopting the plan and the key shifts

40.     Key Shift 1 (a robust investment framework) means taking a consistent regional approach to future decision-making rather than making one-off decisions as current leases end. It also means that a full range of policy options will be considered as part of an indicative business case, rather than simply going through a new lease process.

41.     Implementation will require a joint approach involving the governing body and local boards, reflecting and adapting to changing decision-making allocated to local boards.

42.     Key Shift 2 (sport and recreation for all Aucklanders) means making space for other sport and recreation activities on publicly owned golf land.

43.     In most cases, it is anticipated that these activities can co-exist alongside golf on publicly owned land.

44.     Key Shift 3 (a broad golf service offering) could mean making changes to the types of services or facilities available. For example, a driving range and an introductory golf could be provided in place of an existing 18-hole golf course.

45.     Any such change would have varied support between new and experienced golfers.

46.     Key Shift 4 (sustainable environmental practices) means that all golf courses on publicly owned land will need to meet a minimum environmental benchmark.

47.     Six golf courses on publicly owned land would not currently meet this benchmark.

48.     Some of them are participating in a pilot run by Auckland Council’s Infrastructure and Environmental Services department to improve environmental practices, but decisions may need to be made as to whether additional council support is provided.

There are strengths and weaknesses to the plan

49.     There are strengths and weaknesses to the draft plan as well as some limitations and constraints (see Table 1).

50.     A strength of the draft plan is how it has built on public engagement in 2016. The majority of public respondents to a council discussion document sought increased access publicly owned golf land. They supported walking, running and cycling trails. They also supported use of an environmental auditing tool.

51.     Other key strengths are the proposed public value approach and strategic alignment with the Auckland and Māori Plans. It also builds on golf sector strategies and plans.

52.     The main weakness is that the draft plan relied on publicly available golf participation data (up to and including data from 2020). Golf New Zealand has subsequently provided more up-to-date data, which shows increases in participation over the last two years.

53.     Another weakness is that the draft plan does not specify any level of future council investment. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis as leases end. This will allow council to make timely decisions based on community needs as participation trends will change over time. This may however create uncertainty for leaseholders and the wider golf sector.


 

Strengths

 

The draft Auckland golf investment plan takes a public value approach. It focuses decision-making on how to manage publicly owned golf land to benefit all Aucklanders. This means carefully considering how council can achieve equity, participation and environmental outcomes.

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Impacts for aucklanders

The draft plan demonstrates how it meaningfully contributes to broader strategy, including the Auckland Plan and Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Plan.

It aligns with the five key directions that reflect the overarching goals or aspirations of mana whenua and mataawaka as outlined in the Māori Plan.

It also supports the vision of the Auckland regional golf strategy and draws upon Golf New Zealand strategies and programmes, including Golf for Life and OnCourse New Zealand.

Weaknesses

 

The draft plan relied on publicly available golf participation data (up to and including data from 2020).

Golf New Zealand has subsequently provided more up-to-date data, which shows increases in participation over the last two years.

The plan does not specify any level of future council investment in golf.

Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis as leases end. This will allow council to make decisions based on community needs at the time as participation trends will change over time.

This may create uncertainty for current leaseholders and the wider golf sector. However, the plan does clearly indicate what council will invest in and how it will invest.

Constraints

 

Implementation is constrained by long-term leases granted by legacy councils. As leases end council can consider options to increase the benefits from publicly owned golf land. Service level agreements with agreed participation and environmental targets can be included in any future lease terms and conditions if this option is taken.

Staff can provide support to golf courses if they agree to implement the plan before the end of their leases.

Implementation would require complementary decisions of the governing body and local boards in accordance with their allocated decision-making responsibilities.

Joint working parties can ensure that indicative business cases take both governing body and local boards views into consideration.

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Limitations

 

There is a lack of up-to-date and statistically significant sport and recreation participation data across demographic groups, including ethnicity, gender and age.

Publicly available golf participation data is limited.

Staff will look at ways to fill this data gap in order to support ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the plan.

Data sharing by leaseholders and the golf sector will be critical to understand participation trends and to inform needs assessments as part of the indicative business cases.

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            Table 1: High-level analysis of the merits of the draft plan

We are engaging again with Aucklanders to get their views

54.     Staff are engaging with Aucklanders, the sport and recreation sector as well as golf clubs and leaseholders to get their views on the draft plan.

55.     A range of mechanisms were used to engage the public, including the People’s Panel survey and public submissions to the Have Your Say consultation, with a cross section of Aucklanders providing feedback.

·        Have Your Say engagement ran from 23 March to 20 April 2022. A total of 1,076 people provided feedback on the draft plan. A broad range of ages, ethnicities and locations were represented. However, a large proportion was older, male Pākeha/New Zealand European respondents, or from the Albert-Eden, Devonport-Takapuna and Ōrākei local board areas

·        The People’s Panel ran from 7 to 12 April 2022. A total of 1,070 people completed the survey. A broad range of ages, ethnicities and locations were represented in the feedback.

56.     Consultation with the sport and recreation sector as well as golf clubs and leaseholders through a series of virtual meetings ran until 27 May 2022.

57.     A memo outlining a summary of the feedback to the draft plan will be provided to the local boards prior to their June business meeting.

The views of Aucklanders in 2022 varied on the draft plan

58.     Feedback from the Peoples Panel and Have Your Say varied (see Figure 3):

·    fifty-one per cent of the Peoples Panel ‘support’ the overall goal to ensure that all Aucklanders benefit from publicly owned golf land. A further 28 per cent ‘partially support’ this goal

·    fifty-nine per cent of Have Your Say respondents ‘don’t support’ the plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


People’s Panel: Goal to ensure all Aucklanders benefit

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Have Your Say: Overall opinion on the draft plan

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People’s Panel

62% Support

19% Partially support

15% Don’t support

 

44% Support

30% Partially support

20% Don’t support

 

72% Support

16% Partially support

9% Don’t support

 

54% Support

24% Partially support

14% Don’t support

 

62% Support

20% Partially support

15% Don’t support

 

40% Support

32% Partially support

20% Don’t support

 

70% Support

18% Partially support

9% Don’t support

 

 

Policy Objective 1 (increasing public access)

 

Policy Objective 2 (a broad range of golf experiences)

 

Policy Objective 3 (ecosystem management and biodiversity)

 

Key Shift 1 (a robust investment framework)

 

Key Shift 2 (sport and recreation for all Aucklanders)

 

Key Shift 3 (a broad golf service offering)

 

Key Shift 4 (sustainable environmental practices)

 

Have Your Say

21% Support

19% Partially support

59% Don’t support

 


28% Support

32% Partially support

36% Don’t support

 

53% Support

21% Partially support

22% Don’t support

 

26% Support

24% Partially support

44% Don’t support

 

20% Support

16% Partially support

63% Don’t support

 

21% Support

25% Partially support

47% Don’t support

 

45% Support

21% Partially support

29% Don’t support

Figure 3: Summary of public feedback

59.     There is support across both groups of respondents for the environmental aspects of the plan, in particular Policy Objective 3 (best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation).

60.     On most other aspects of the plan there were opposing views between respondents to the Peoples Panel’s survey and the Have Your Say consultation.

The sport and recreation sector supports the focus on increasing equity and participation

61.     Initial feedback from the sport and recreation sector supports the focus on increasing equity and participation in sport and recreation for all Aucklanders as well as golf.

62.     They also welcome opportunities for new play spaces, walking, jogging and cycling paths.

The golf sector opposes the draft plan in its current form

63.     The golf sector has indicated that they oppose the draft plan in its current form. They are concerned that the draft plan does not reflect the current situation.

64.     Golf New Zealand provided evidence that participation rates have increased in recent years and suggested that further investment is required to meet the needs for golf in the future.

To date golf leaseholders have told us that the draft plan gives them more certainty and they are doing many of the things it seeks to achieve

65.     Golf leaseholders that staff have spoken with to date think that the draft plan gives them more certainty as to what council would invest in and transparency over future decision-making processes.

66.     They also noted that they were already doing many of the things outlined in the plan, including growing participation among young people and women, broadening their golf service offering and increasing environmental benefits.

Staff will analyse all the submissions and will look at what changes need to be made

67.     Staff will analyse all the submissions made on the draft plan and will look at what changes need to be made to the document. This includes updating golf participation data.

Staff recommend that local boards support the draft plan

68.     Staff recommend that you support the adoption of this plan.

69.     There will be increased accountability and transparency from an outcome-focused investment approach and a clear decision-making framework.

70.     If adopted, the plan will help increase Aucklander’s access to publicly owned land.

71.     It will also help increase equity and participation in sport and recreation, including golf.

72.     Increased natural and environmental benefits will come from a kaitiakitanga framework with ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

The draft plan aligns with Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Plan

73.     Getting better environmental outcomes from the 535 hectares of open space currently allocated to golf is critical to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Plan.

74.     A kaitiakitanga framework will ensure golf courses employ best practice in ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation.

75.     If the draft plan is adopted, leaseholders will need to meet a minimum benchmark covering:

·        ecology

·        landscape and cultural heritage

·        energy consumption and waste reduction

·        water resource

·        climate change

·        pollution prevention.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

76.     Eke Panuku Development Auckland will need to ensure that decision-making on any leases is made in accordance with the plan if it is adopted.

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

Local impacts and local board views

There is inequity across age, gender and ethnic groups and people living with disabilities

77.     Not all Aucklanders have the same opportunities to participate in sport and recreation or to play golf:

·        there is inequity for people living with disabilities

·        Asian and Pacific Aucklanders have lower sport and recreation participation rates

·        women and young people have lower golf participation rates.

Local boards have been briefed on the draft plan and their views are now sought

78.     The draft plan sets out a clear decision-making framework to guide and inform any future investment and leasing decisions. Its sets out clear objectives and expectations about the public benefits sought from publicly owned golf land.

79.     If the draft plan is adopted, the governing body and local board allocated decision-making responsibilities will work together to implement the plan. This process will adapt to any changes made to current allocated decision-making responsibilities.

80.     Currently the governing body makes strategic decisions concerning asset ownership and future investment to increase sport and recreation opportunities for all Aucklanders. Local boards make decisions on the use of publicly owned land, including leases, and the development of open space to meet community needs.

81.     Joint working groups to consider policy options and implementation requirements as part of the development of indicative business cases can ensure close collaboration between investment and lease decisions.

82.     Staff held a local board member briefing on 4 April 2022, providing an overview of the draft plan and responded to questions.

83.     This report provides an overview of the draft plan as well as a high-level summary of public feedback. It seeks a formal view on the draft plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

84.     The draft plan aligns with the five key directions that reflect the overarching goals or aspirations of mana whenua and mataawaka as set-out in the Māori Plan:

·    Whanaungatanga / Access to public facilities 

·    Rangatiratanga / Māori are actively involved in decision-making and management of natural resources

·    Manaakitanga / Access to clean parks and reserves

·    Wairuatanga / Indigenous flora and fauna

·    Kaitiakitanga / Māori are kaitiaki of the environment.

85.     Mana whenua have been provided with a summary of the draft plan and public feedback to assist with their decision-making process about providing feedback.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

86.     There are no financial implications to the local board for any decision to support the draft plan, its policy objectives and the decision-making framework it outlines.

87.     If the draft plan is adopted, the costs of undertaking indicative business cases would be funded within existing department budget.

88.     The financial implications of any decisions recommended through individual indicative business cases would be outlined at the relevant time.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

89.     Adoption of a plan for future council investment in golf manages risk as well as increasing transparency and accountability.

90.     If the governing body and local boards follow the indicative business case process and decision-making framework, then there would be a low risk of legal challenge.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

91.     The Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee to consider adoption of the plan in August 2022. The agenda report will include local board feedback.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Auckland Golf Investment Plan (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Aubrey Bloomfield - Senior Policy Advisor

Authorisers

Carole Canler - Senior Policy Manager

Kataraina Maki - General Manager - Community and Social Policy

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

Community Facilities Network Plan revised Action Plan (2022)

File No.: CP2022/05351

 

  

 

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 is a strategic document outlining how Auckland Council will invest in community facilities. It was approved by Regional Strategy and Policy Committee in August 2015.

3.       The accompanying Action Plan prioritises actions and projects that will be undertaken to implement the Community Facilities Network Plan. The Community Facilities Network Plan 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 Community Facilities Network Plan. It contains 33 new actions.

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

·    sixty-five completed actions

·    thirty-six actions underway

·    fifty actions to start

·    four 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 Rodney Local Board:

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

 

 

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 to the agenda report. It shows that 65 actions are completed, 36 actions are underway, 50 actions have not started, and four 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 to 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 Community Facilities Network Plan (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 Community Facilities Network Plan 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 Community Facilities Network Plan 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 Community Facilities Network Plan 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 Community Facilities Network Plan 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

Community Facilities Network Plan (CFNP)

111

b

Focus of Community Facilities Action Plan 2022

127

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Tracey Williams - Service Programmes Lead

Authorisers

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

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 



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22 June 2022

 

 

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22 June 2022

 

 

Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022 - Local Board views

File No.: CP2022/07671

 

  

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 $15.3 million available in the current funding round.

5.       Allocation of the fund will be decided by the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee at its meeting in September 2022.

6.       Local board views will inform recommendations to the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee.

7.       Applications received from within the Rodney Local Board area are included at Attachment A to the agenda report.

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 Parks, Arts, Community and Events 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 Rodney Local Board:

a)      endorse the following applications to be considered for investment through the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022:

i)        $112,000.00 Netball Rodney Centre

ii)       $65,000.00 The Mahurangi-St Columba Presbyterian Church Trust, Mahurangi Church and Community Centre

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 local board’s area.

15.     In workshops during May/June 2022 local boards were provided with further information on applications 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 Rodney Local Board area are included at 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 applications 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 have been received from their area.

26.     During those workshops, local boards had the opportunity to:

i)  learn more about the applications 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 applications 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

Rodney Local Board applications

135

     

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

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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

File No.: CP2022/07613

 

  

 

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 and 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 2022, Auckland Transport 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 Rodney Local Board:

a)      provide feedback, taking into consideration their 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 maturing over time, providing opportunities for further passenger uptake and efficiency related to park and ride management

·        market demand 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) (Attachment A to the agenda report) 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 management is being proposed, 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 (AT) and Auckland Council released a Parking Discussion Document to start a 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 per cent 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 a significant 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 group, including raising awareness of the review with Auckland Council’s advisory panels.

19.     Eke Panuku and Tākati Auckland Unlimited provided feedback during engagement on the Parking Discussion Document. Their feedback was supportive of the proposed approach.

20.     The need for review and the Draft Auckland Parking Strategy (2022) prepared for public consultation have both 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. Thirty-two 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 closed on Sunday 15 May 2022. Auckland Transport received 943 submissions. Responses from the community have been collated and provided to local boards as area specific reports (Attachment B to the agenda report). 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, as 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 should not 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:

·        persistent and increasing issues with over-reliance on on-street parking, particularly since the removal of onsite parking requirements in the Unitary Plan

·             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

·             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

·             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 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Feedback report (Under Separate Cover)

 

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Claire Covacich, Principal Transport Planner, Auckland Transport

Kat Ashmead - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authorisers

Andrew McGill, Head of Integrated Network Planning, Auckland Transport

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

Rodney Local Board Council-Controlled Organisations' work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update and adoption of the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisation Engagement Plan 2022/2023

File No.: CP2022/07607

 

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive the Rodney Local Board Council-Controlled Organisations’ work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update.

2.       To adopt the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisation Engagement Plan 2022/2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       In 2019 an independent review panel was appointed to consider whether council-controlled organisations were an efficient and effective model for delivering services, and whether the council-controlled organisations decision-making model had enough political oversight, public transparency and accountability.

4.       The review panel presented its findings to the Governing Body and local board chairpersons in August 2020. All 64 recommendations presented were adopted.

5.       Recommendations 6, 34, and 53 were designated as those that council-controlled organisations would work with local boards to implement. Recommendation 34 (b) of the review recommended the preparation of joint council-controlled organisations’ engagement plans for each local board. 

6.       The local board approved the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations’ Engagement Plan 2021/2022 at the 21 July 2021 business meeting.

7.       The four substantive council-controlled organisations – Auckland Transport, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, and Watercare have provided updates on their work programmes for quarter three 2021/2022 as outlined in the relevant attachments set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

8.       A workshop was held on 4 May 2022 with council-controlled organisations staff and the local board to develop the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations’ Engagement Plan 2022/2023.

9.       These discussions have formed the basis of the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations’ Engagement Plan 2022/2023 as set out in Attachment B to the agenda report.

10.     Once adopted, the engagement plan 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.

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

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive the Rodney Local Board Council-Controlled Organisations’ work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update as outlined in the relevant work programme attachments set out in Attachment A

b)      adopt the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations’ Engagement Plan 2022/2023 as set out in Attachment A

c)      note that the attachments to the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations’ Engagement Plan 2022/2023 will be updated as needed, with changes reported to the local board each quarter

d)      authorise the chairperson to sign the Rodney Local Board Joint Council Controlled Organisations’ Engagement Plan 2022/2023 on behalf of the local board, alongside representatives from Auckland Transport, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, and Watercare.

Horopaki

Context

CCO Review

12.     In 2019 an independent review panel was appointed to consider whether council-controlled organisations (CCOs) were an efficient and effective model for delivering services, and whether the CCO decision-making model had enough political oversight, public transparency and accountability.

13.     The review panel presented its findings to the Governing Body and local board chairpersons in August 2020. All 64 recommendations were adopted.

14.     Recommendations 6, 34, and 53 were designated as those that CCOs would work with local boards to implement. Recommendation 34 (b) of the review recommended the preparation of joint CCO engagement plans for each local board. 

Rodney Local Board Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021/2022 and quarter three update

15.     The local board approved the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations Engagement Plan 2021/2022 at the 21 July 2021 business meeting.

16.     At the 1 December 2021 business meeting the local board agreed to amend the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations Engagement Plan 2021/2022 to reduce the engagement levels for specific projects and programmes to a simplified three step model of inform, consult and collaborate rather than the use of five levels of engagement outlined by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). This helps to better distinguish between projects and to clarify the kinds of engagement that are expected at each step 

17.     Updates for each quarter have been provided to local boards to reflect any changes to the plan and to provide updates on the work programme items included within the attachments to the plan.

Rodney Local Board Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022/2023

18.     A workshop was held on 4 May 2022 with CCO staff and the local board to develop the Rodney Local Board Joint Council Controlled Organisations Engagement Plan 2022/2023.

19.     These discussions have formed the basis of the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations Engagement Plan 2022/2023 as set out in Attachment A.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Rodney Local Board Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2021/2022 and quarter three update

20.     The workshop held on 4 May 2022 included an outline and update of each CCO’s work programme within the local board area for 2021/2022.

21.     The four substantive CCOs – Auckland Transport, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, and Watercare have provided updates on their work programmes for quarter three 2021/2022 as set out in the attachments which form part of the overall plan in Attachment A.

Auckland Transport

22.     Auckland Transport’s work programme update for quarter three 2021/2022 is available under Attachment C within Attachment A of the agenda report.   

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited

23.     Tātaki Auckland Unlimited work programme update for quarter three 2021/2022 is available under Attachment D within Attachment A of the agenda report.   

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

24.     Eke Panuku Development Auckland work programme update for quarter three 2021/2022 is available under Attachment E within Attachment A of the agenda report. 

Watercare

25.     Watercare work programme update for quarter three 2021/2022 is available under Attachment F within Attachment A of the agenda report. 

Rodney Local Board Joint CCO Local Board Engagement Plan 2022/2023

26.     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. At the workshop held on 4 May 2022 the local board provided their views on the degree of engagement they expect for each project or programme for 2022/2023.

27.     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.

28.     Work programme items that will be confirmed with the formal adoption of Annual Budget 2022/2023 will be included as they become available.

29.     Once adopted the engagement plan will 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.

30.     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.

31.     Quarterly updates will be provided to each local board to any changes to the plan and provide updates on the work programme items included in the attachments to the plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

48.     Receiving the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisation’s work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update and the adoption of the Joint Rodney Local Board and CCO Engagement Plan 2022/23 does not have a direct impact on climate, however many of the projects it refers to will.

49.     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

32.     Receiving the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisation’s work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update and the adoption of the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations 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.

51.     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

52.     Local board engagement plans and quarterly updates 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.

53.     The engagement plans and quarterly updates 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

54.     Receiving the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisation’s work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update and the adoption of the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations Engagement Plan 2022/2023 may have a positive impact on local engagement with mana whenua and mataawaka.

55.     While both the 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

56.     Receiving the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisation’s work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update and the adoption of the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations Engagement Plan 2022/2023 does not have financial impacts for local boards.

57.     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

58.     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

59.     The local board will receive the Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisations’ work programme 2021/2022 quarter four updates in September 2022.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Rodney Local Board Joint Council-Controlled Organisation' Engagement Plan 2022/2023, including the Rodney Local Board CCO work programme 2021/2022 quarter three update (Under Separate Cover)

 

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Kat Ashmead - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authorisers

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

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.: CP2022/07912

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek feedback from the local board 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.

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.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       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 are set out in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS). Some of these are not optional. Council must change the Auckland Unitary Plan to put these new rules in place.

4.       However, the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 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 10 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. A three-week public engagement 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 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 local boards on Monday 30 May 2022.

7.       The feedback summary report is attached 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 (Attachment C to the agenda report) has been provided to assist the preparation of that feedback.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

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

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

c)      provide 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.

Horopaki

Context

9.       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) 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 (Attachment A to the agenda report), 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 geographic information system (GIS) map viewer that illustrates zoning proposals that reflected the committee’s resolutions. The maps also illustrated locations where various qualifying matters (mostly existing Auckland Unitary Plan (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:

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

·        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))

·        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 (Attachment B to the agenda report). 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 Medium Density Residential Standards (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 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 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

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

 

c

Local board feedback template (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

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

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

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.: CP2022/07978

 

  

 

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 that are 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. 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 Auckland Unitary Plan (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 Intensification Planning Instrument 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 medium density residential standards 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 Intensification Planning Instrument in August 2022 to implement the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and medium density residential standards in relevant residential zones. The council’s Intensification Planning Instrument must now re-write residential objectives, policies and rules to include medium density residential standards, as well as making other changes to implement National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 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 Intensification Planning Instrument.

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 Auckland Unitary Plan as required by National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 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 Auckland Unitary Plan.

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 Auckland Unitary Plan schedules 10 and 14 following staff-evaluation and these will be qualifying matters in the Intensification Planning Instrument. Historic heritage places and notable trees are qualifying matters that will be set out in the Intensification Planning Instrument 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 1991 came into force, where a change relates to a relevant residential zone. The governments’ medium density residential standards will apply for up to six private plan change requests, and one council-initiated change. 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney 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 National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (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 Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) provisions.  

13.     The plan changes and variations relate to:

Transport

1.    ·       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

2.    ·       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 medium density residential standards (MDRS). Variations will be complementary to the approach taken in the Intensification Planning Instrument (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

Mangere 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 to the agenda report 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 Resource Management Act 1991 (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 to the agenda report.

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.[5]

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). This historic heritage place 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

Mangere 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 matters, 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 to the agenda report 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:

·    universal access provided in residential design for less able whānau members

·    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

Summary of key potential changes to the draft transport plan change

167

b

Historic heritage places proposed to be added to Schedule 14

175

c

Summary of what we heard from local board during workshops

177

     

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

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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22 June 2022

 

 

Approval of the Rodney Local Board Achievements Report November 2019 - June 2022

File No.: CP2022/08603

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To approve the draft Rodney Local Board Achievements Report November 2019 – June 2022 for publication online.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       To acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the Rodney Local Board and local communities during the current electoral term, staff have prepared an achievement report for publication online. The draft report (Attachment A to the agenda report) is ready for final approval.

3.       Once approved, the Rodney Local Board Achievements Report November 2019 – June 2022 will be made available online via the council website.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      approve the Rodney Local Board Achievements Report November 2019 – June 2022

b)      delegate to the chairperson the authority to make any minor typographical amendments or corrections to the Achievements Report prior to publication, as required.

Horopaki

Context

4.       The Rodney Local Board has had several major accomplishments during its current term. At the request of the local board these accomplishments and other highlights have been documented in an achievement report that will be published and made available to inform local communities.

5.       The final draft of the Rodney Local Board Achievements Report November 2019 – June 2022 (Achievements Report) is attached to this report (Attachment A to the agenda report).

6.       Once published, the Rodney Local Board Achievements Report will be made available online via the council website. In the interests of paper reduction and reducing costs, a print run is not envisaged at this stage.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

7.       The activities detailed in the Achievements Report have been collated across the current electoral term, from 2016-2019. Particular highlights include:

·    projects delivered from the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate

·    environmental initiatives

·    upgrades to community facilities.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

8.       The decision recommended in this report is procedural in nature and the achievements report will be an online document only, therefore unlikely to have any climate impacts.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

9.       While council departments were involved throughout the current election term to assist with and deliver the achievements detailed in the Achievements Report, the publication of the Achievements Report has no specific impact upon the council group.

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

Local impacts and local board views

10.     The Achievements Report has been prepared at the request of the local board and reports on the achievements across the local board area. There are no particular local impacts as a result of publishing this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

11.     The local board acknowledges its iwi partners and their partnership with the local board on key achievements in this Achievements Report.

12.     The publication of this report has no particular benefit to, or adverse effect on, Māori.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

13.     Costs for developing the report have been borne in-house by the Local Board Services and the Communications departments.  

14.     There is no financial impact from publishing the Achievements Report online. In the interests of reducing costs, and in keeping with council’s paper reduction strategies, a print run is not envisaged.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

15.     From 8 July 2022, the council is unable to publish material which promotes, or may be seen as promoting, potential candidates in the upcoming local body election. This would preclude publication and promotion of the Achievements Report during that time. 

16.     There is a risk to being able to publish the Achievements Report if it is not approved at the meeting on 22 June 2022; or, if it is approved with substantial changes that require additional re-design and re-approval. Accordingly, the Achievements Report either has to be approved in its current form (Attachment A to the agenda report) or with very minor changes that do not require additional design work via the delegation granted to the chair, to avoid this risk. 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

17.     The Rodney Local Board Achievements Report November 2019 – June 2022 will be published on the Auckland Council website.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Achievement Report 2019-2022 (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Joynes – Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


Rodney Local Board

22 June 2022

 

 

Rodney Local Board feedback on Auckland Transport's proposed speed limit changes - decision under delegation

File No.: CP2022/07494

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note Rodney Local Board feedback to Phase Three (previously called Tranche 2B) of Auckland Transport’s proposed speed limit changes

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Transport is conducting a phased review of speed limits and recently completed public consultation on proposed Phase Three changes with the community.

3.       A report was bought to the Rodney Local Board May 2022 business meeting seeking local board feedback on Phase Three (previously called Tranche 2B) of Auckland Transport’s proposed speed limit changes.

4.       A list of changes proposed within this local board area was provided as attachment A to the agenda report and a summary of public responses was provided as Attachment B to the agenda report.

5.       A number of inconsistencies were noted between the Attachment A and Attachment B at the May business meeting. The local board requested an updated and amended report and delegated to members Houlbrooke and Johnston to approve the local board feedback. 

6.       The delegated local board members have since reviewed the amended report sent by email on 26 May 2022 and provided feedback (Attachment A to the agenda report).

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note Rodney Local Board feedback to Phase Three (previously called Tranche 2B) of Auckland Transport’s proposed speed limit changes

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Rodney Local Board feedback on Phase Three of Auckland Transport's proposed speed limit changes

187

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Joynes - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Rodney Local Board input into Auckland Council’s feedback on the draft National Adaptation Plan

File No.: CP2022/07165

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To inform the Rodney Local Board that a decision was made and approved under delegation to the chairperson, to provide feedback to inform Auckland Council’s submission on the draft National Adaptation Plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       At its meeting of 20 May 2020, the Rodney Local Board resolved (resolution number RD/2020/44) to delegate authority to the chairperson to approve and submit the local board’s input into Auckland Council submissions on formal consultation from government departments, parliament, select committees and other councils.

3.       Auckland Council prepared a submission on the Draft National Adaptation Plan which was released by the Ministry for the Environment on 27 April 2022 for public consultation. The deadline for submissions was 3 June 2022.

4.       The submission focused on the extent to which the draft National Adaptation Plan enables and/or inhibits climate change adaptation action for Auckland Council. The submission set out potential gaps and concerns for Auckland Council. In particular, the role and responsibilities of local government in relation to the Plan, and the extent to which critical actions outlined in the Plan support Auckland Council to fulfil their defined legislative roles and responsibilities. Both risks and opportunities for central government were highlighted.

5.       In addition, views and perspectives on managed retreat, flood insurance and associated critical issues to be considered in the development of new legislation will be explored.

6.      The deadline for feedback to be appended to the council’s submission on the draft Adaptation Plan was due close of business 27 May 2022.  

7.       The local board’s draft National Adaptation Plan feedback is formal, being signed off under delegation, but is being reported to the 22 June 2022 business meeting of the Rodney Local Board to ensure transparent decision-making.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the Rodney Local Board’s feedback (Attachment A to the agenda report) approved under delegation to the chairperson to inform Auckland Council’s submission on the draft National Adaptation Plan.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Rodney Local Board input into Auckland Council's feedback on the draft National Adaptation Plan

191

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Joynes - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Rodney Local Board feedback to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Northland and north Auckland speed reviews

File No.: CP2022/08235

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide feedback from the Rodney Local Board on Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Northland and north Auckland speed limit review.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is working toward Vision Zero – an Aotearoa where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads. They are reviewing speed limits on state highways in Northland and north Auckland – and across New Zealand – to help ensure that everyone gets where they’re going safely, whether they’re walking, cycling, driving, motorcycling or using public transport.

3.       Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is consulting on new proposed speed limits at schools and townships on 11 corridors of state highways in Northland and north Auckland. This includes working with iwi/hapu on signage for marae.

4.       Three of the 11 corridors are within the Rodney Local Board area, SH1 Whangarei to Te Hana, SH1 Te Hana to Warkworth and SH1 Wellsford to Waimauku.

5.       At its meeting of 20 May 2020, the Rodney Local Board resolved (resolution number RD/2020/44) to delegate authority to the chairperson to approve and submit the local board’s input into formal consultation from government departments, parliament, select committees and other councils

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the feedback on Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Northland and north Auckland speed limit review (Attachment A to the agenda report).

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Rodney Local Board feedback to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Northland and north Auckland speed reviews

195

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Robyn Joynes - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Rodney Ward Councillor update

File No.: CP2022/00211

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The Rodney Local Board allocates a period of time for the Ward Councillor, Greg Sayers, to update them on the activities of the Governing Body.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive Councillor Sayers’ update on the activities of the Governing Body.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Councillor Greg Sayers: Accountability Report May to June 2022

199

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Natasha Yapp - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Governance forward work calendar

File No.: CP2022/00212

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Rodney Local Board with a governance forward work calendar.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report contains the governance forward work calendar, a schedule of items that will come before the Rodney Local Board at business meetings and workshops over the coming months until the end of the electoral term. The governance forward work calendar for the local board is included in Attachment A to the agenda report.

3.       The calendar aims to support local boards’ governance role by:

·         ensuring advice on agendas and workshop material is driven by local board priorities

·         clarifying what advice is required and when

·         clarifying the rationale for reports.

4.       The calendar will be updated every month. Each update will be reported back to business meetings and distributed to relevant council staff. It is recognised that at times items will arise that are not programmed. Local board members are welcome to discuss changes to the calendar.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the governance forward work calendar.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Governance forward work calendar

205

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Natasha Yapp - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Rodney Local Board workshop records

File No.: CP2021/19700

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Attached are the Rodney Local Board workshop records for 1 and 8 June 2022.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      note the workshop records for 1 and 8 June 2022.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Rodney Local Board Workshop Record 1 June

209

b

Rodney Local Board Workshop Record 8 June

211

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Natasha Yapp - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Lesley Jenkins - Local Area Manager

 

 


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ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 8.2      Attachment a    Omaha Beach Golf Club supporting information Page 217

Item 8.3      Attachment a    Muriwai Golf Club presentation                     Page 231


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22 June 2022