Tuesday 23 August 2022
Comrie Board Room
and via Microsoft Teams
Franklin Local Board
Attachments Under Separate Cover
11 Franklin Rural Halls Funding for 2022/2023
13 Franklin Partnership Grants 2022/2023
16 Shoreline Adaptation Plan: Beachlands and East pilot
20 Franklin Local Board achievements report for the 2020 – 2022 period
24 Auckland Council's Quarterly Performance Report: Franklin Local Board Quarter for quarter four 2021/2022
23 August 2022
Table of Contents
Franklin Local Board Achievement Report 2020/2021 and 2021/2022
Coronavirus pandemic 2019 (COVID-19)
Acknowledgement of Essential workers for their contribution
Achievements report for 2020/2021
Outcome 1: A well-cared for natural environment
Te Ara Hikoi
Friends of Te Wairoa
Waterways Protection Fund
Papakura stream restoration project
Waitangi Falls contamination event
Annual garden beds
Hunua triangle management changes
Lady Jane Reserve
Seddon Park Judas tree
Outcome 2: A thriving local economy
Franklin Tourism promotion
Te Ara Rangatahi.
Franklin Economic Broker
Movies in halls
Waiuku zero waste minimisation
Outcome 3: An improved transport system
Ramarama school safety improvements
Waiuku rubber roundabout
Community Transport Programme
The Auckland Metro Rail Programme Papakura to Pukekohe electrification
Station Road, Pukekohe
Prospect Terrace pathway connection
Te Ara Haepapa
Matakawau Hall carpark seal repairs
Hedge removal Clevedon- Kawakawa Road
Outcome 4: Growth is dealt with effectively
Innovating streets Pukekohe
Beautification of Waiuku town centre
Unlock Pukekohe Unitec
Clevedon Scenic Reserve track
Beachlands War Memorial Hall roof replacement
Sunkist Bay retaining wall
Beachlands Domain toilet block renewal
Puni Recreation Reserve
Waiau Pa Recreation Reserve
Te Toro boat ramp
Clevedon Scenic Reserve
Samuel Miller Park
Franklin full facilities maintenance contracts
Summer coastal site preparations
Colin Lawrie Fields
Maraetai Drive Reserve
Morris Register of NZ Auckland Branch
Waiuku Silver Band Incorporated
Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association
Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi O Aotearoa Playcentre Aotearoa (Manukau Peninsula)
Grahams Beach playground renewal
Christmas town centre clean ups
Heat pump for Pool at Franklin Pool and Leisure Centre
Jubilee Pool filter replacement
Karaka Sports Park wicket renovations
Kawakawa Bay boat ramp
Directional signage for the public toilets at Bledisloe Park
Cape Hill accessway improvements
Franklin: the Centre clean up
Outcome 5: Communities feel ownership and connection to their area
Franklin Leisure Centre flooring renewal
Ngati Tamaoho Wananga
Activation of parks, places and open spaces.
Hire fee subsidy - off peak access Franklin
Hire fee subsidy - specific groups
60’s Up movement
Pukekohe War Memorial Hall
Beachlands Maraetai Trolley Derby
Franklin Arts Broker
Franklin Community Choir
Clevedon arts trail
Te Taki Tu Charitable Trust
Anglican Parish of Clevedon
Achievements report for 2021/2022
Outcome 1: Our strengths generate local opportunity and prosperity
Economic Broker- Kai Franklin
Economic Broker- Development of a film prospectus
Economic Broker- Circular Economy and Xlabs
Culinary Workshops Accelerator
Franklin Tourism Development Fund
Young Enterprise Scheme
Unlock Pukekohe small T projects
Outcome 2: Improved transport options and fit for purpose roads
Corner of Edinburgh Street and Stadium Drive
Trial ferry services to Pine Harbour during the weekends
Clevedon Showgrounds Reserve – Warren Shaw connector path. 51
Otau Mountain Road
Parking controls on Adams Drive and Lisle Farm Drive
Pukekohe subdivision paths plan - Clarks Beach, Waiau Beach, Waiau Pa
Unlock Pukekohe - Innovating Streets trial
Local Board Capital Tranport Fund- Jutland Road bridge
to Waka Kotahi and Auckland transport for a safety intervention at Bombay
Pukekohe to Papakura electrification
Pukekohe train station
Pukekohe 3 new train stations
Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw 2022
SH22/ Glenbrook Road roundabout completion
Glenbrook Recreation Reserve Carpark
Waiuku trails year three
Outcome 3: Fit for purpose places and facilities
Franklin Local Board opening of new offices
Pukekohe Library internal renewal
Heights Park Cemetery
Whiteside Pool, Waiuku
Unlock Pukekohe - parklet
Arboriculture maintenance along Beachlands Road
Elsie Drive, Waiuku
Lisle Farm Drive
Infill garden planting programme update
Renewal of sport assets
East coast litter bin renewals
Franklin Pool and Leisure – Learn to swim pool improvements. 60
Hamilton Recreation Reserve bollard renewals
Karioitahi Reserve update
Puni Recreation Reserve update
Waiuku Cemetery new burial berms
Wellington Street Cemetery cleanup
Play equipment replacement – Maraetai Park
Angiangi Crescent, Beachlands neighbourhood park
Kevan Lawrence Park - Waiuku
Matakawau Recreation and Plantation Reserve- park service assessment
Pukekohe Hill Reserve
Whitford Point playground renewal
Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022
Outcome 4: Kaitiakitanga and protection of our environment
Summer programme for coastal sites
Rabbit control at Rooseville Park
Te Ara Hikoi
Waiuku Zero Waste
Franklin - refurbish toilet/amenity blocks
Clarks Beach Recreation Reserve
Auckland’s Water Strategy
Waterways Protection Fund Franklin
Kawakawa Bay – planning and protection
Outcome 5: Cultural heritage and Māori identity is expressed in our communities
Local Māori responsiveness – Franklin
Youth Economy- Te Ara Rangatahi
Te Korowai o Papatuānuku
Whakatipu I te reo Māori – we grow the Māori language celebrating te ao Māori and strengthening responsiveness to Māori
Taonga tuku iho – legacy- we preserve our past, ensure our future (heritage) Franklin
Wai o Manu reserve development
Umupuia Coastal Reserve- upgrade park assets
Te Kete Rukuruku
Outcome 6: A sense of belonging and strong community participation
ANZAC Day Preparations
Franklin Arts Centre
Community partnership grants
Legacy grants- Franklin
Franklin rural halls
Franklin School Swimming Pool
New community lease for RSA Franklin Incorporated
Franklin Junior Sports Awards
Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund 2022- Local board views
New community lease for the Beachlands Log Cabin
Hire fee subsidy -off peak access Franklin
Hire fee Subsidy- specific groups
Franklin Arts Broker programme
Activation of parks, places and open spaces
Ako Kemu Māori – fun Maori games
Ako Hoe Waka- learn how to row a canoe
Junctioneer- Junk play pop up
Loose parts/ Messy play- Junk Play
Draft Auckland golf investment plan
Ngā Mema o tō Poari ā-Rohe o Franklin
To provide an overview of the key achievements for the Franklin Local Board between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021 (the 2021 financial year) and 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022 (the 2022 financial year)
This report considers the achievements of the Local Board in the context of the Franklin Local Board Plan 2017 and 2020. Local Board Plans are developed by boards following an election year in close consultation with the community and set out the delivery and advocacy priorities for the board over a three-year period. A Local Board Plan informs delivery for the following financial year. Achievements relating to the Franklin Local Board Plan 2017 are therefore measured through activities taking place through financial years 2019, 2020 and 2021 (ending June 2021).
This report considers the final year of the Local Board Plan 2017 three-year plan and complements the 2019 and 2020 achievement reports.
In November what year? the local board adopted the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020 which will inform achievement reports in the 2022, 2023 and 2024 Financial Years.
The report also considers the local board recovery response to COVID-19 pandemic and Auckland’s water shortage, as a result of drought, as additional challenges not anticipated in the Local Board plan 2017, which can be seen below.
Coronavirus pandemic 2019 (COVID-19) The 2019/2020 financial year will be remembered for the Coronavirus pandemic 2019 (COVID-19) where a four-tier alert level system was introduced to manage the outbreak within New Zealand. All borders and entry ports of New Zealand were closed to all non-residents, with returning citizens and residents being required to self-isolate and stay in managed isolation before rejoining the community.
Auckland experienced three further level 3 boarder lockdowns with the first commencing on the 12th of August 2020. This was replaced on the 30th of August by a level 2.5 and remained until the 24th of September. Auckland gradually moved down the levels and on the 7th of October all of New Zealand moved to alert level 1.
The second lock down was fairly short, starting on the 14th of February 2021 and worked its way down to join the rest of the country at alert level 1 on the 22nd of February.
The third lockdown started quite quickly on the 28th of February and once again we worked our way down to alert level 1 on the 12th of March.
The Board supported two post-covid recovery “Thank You” videos. which were dedicated to essential workers for their contributions during lockdown.
“Support Local” was a video to encourage Franklin to buy and shop local. The videos were made entirely by volunteers and featured all Franklin people. They accrued over 60,000 views across a number of media platforms.
The Franklin Local Board played a strong role in advocacy up to cabinet level in the COVID-19 response, alongside local Police. These included advocacy on checkpoint locations when regional land borders were in place and the location of testing sites to best benefit the community during large testing surges in the community.
In line with the government’s recommendations the Auckland Council role modeled its response to COVID-19 and closed all of its community pools, libraries, art centres, community centres, playgrounds, and limited public transport available for essential workers and asked staff to work remotely if possible.
The response led to significant impact on council revenue streams that are usually relied on to help pay for services and investments across Auckland. The Council consulted on the emergency budget and the local board supported the 3.5 per cent average general rates increase minimizing cuts to the local boards discretionary funding, not reducing library hours opening hours, reinstating $40 million of transport capital expenditure, including safety funding, maintain a capital investment programme of over $2.5 billion in 2020/2021 and maintain investment in initiatives to reduce climate emissions
The business of governance doesn’t stop during a pandemic and the local board continued meeting by holding workshops and business meetings by video conference to keep aware of community concerns, make decisions and provide necessary direction to the council organisation on local leadership, responsive programmes and facilities during a global pandemic.
The Franklin Local Board also responded to the pandemic by supporting the community through safety messaging advice on staying home and saving lives, social distancing, face coverings on public transport, using the NZ COVID Tracer app as well as directing families to local support services and the Auckland Council emergency food parcels.
The local board funded several projects in response to the pandemic including the Franklin economic broker that supports Franklin businesses identify economic opportunities to grow local prosperity and employment, movies in rural halls, working with community groups to develop local social and economic responses to the impacts of COVID 19 through its community led placemaking and safety budget line which are discussed further in the achievement report
After the move to alert level 1, the local board sought the resumption of services to its communities and placed priority on opening community hubs like Franklin the Centre, Waiuku Library and Franklin Pool and Leisure. In an effort to encourage and enable the community to get back pre-pandemic activities the board sought the re-opening of community halls, parks and public toilets as soon as it was safe and practicable to do so.
The local board acknowledged the outstanding work of New Zealand Police Inspector Dianne Lane and Jono Chappell from Counties Manukau at one of its business meetings during the border lockdowns. Their hard work meant that some of the border problems that were experienced in the August lockdown didn’t reoccur in the following lockdowns, and they were acknowledged for going above and beyond to serve their community.
Water restrictions. A large portion of Auckland drinking water comes from Hūnua dams and the region had significantly less rainfall than normal. In April 2020 the total volume of water stored in our dams dropped below 50 per cent, causing water restrictions to be applied for everyone on the network. In October 2020 the Hickeys bore in Pukekohe and Hays Creek dam in Papakura were brought online to support the dams to recover. In the wake of water
restrictions the local board supported the conservation effort through messaging to the community, as well as encouraging contractors within the local board area to make a conscious effort to conserve precious water. In some areas contractors were capturing rainwater and using it for their daily maintenance duty. The local board also provided feedback to Auckland Councils submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment “building for climate change”.
Enhance, protect and maintain our diverse natural environment and make sure it’s able to be enjoyed.
CREST The Franklin Local Board CREST annual event was held and over 50 people attended the event to hear talks from pest control experts and conservationists. Pest control tools were distributed during this event and over 1000 animals have been trapped in total. The coordinator worked to get 226 members involved and registered with TrapNZ.and expanded the catchment area to include the Waiau pa and greater Franklin local board area.
Te Ara Hikoi- Te Ara Hikoi continue to send out newsletters promoting conservation events including working bees, public talks and hub days. The group held a lot of bait and trap days all over the local board area to support communities and to start new predator free groups in Drury, Maraetai and Bombay. The group have handed out all their bait and traps and will wait until the 2021/2022 FY funding has been received before continuing with these community events.
Friends of Te Wairoa Friends of Te Wairoa were enrolled and attended an advisory training programme sponsored by Environmental Services to help increase capacity and refine operations. However, the coordinator for this project has recently left, which has created delays to project delivery. Staff worked with the group to identify which activities could be delivered by the end of the financial year and resulted in a budget underspend. Friends of Te Wairoa bought a branded trailer cover and continued their communications update and digital media refresh. They have also purchased traps for the programmed trapline and held a riparian planting workshop was held on 12 June 2021 with the local community. Due to a range of circumstances, Friends of Te Wairoa were unable to deliver the original programme of works. A final revised programme of works was supplied by Friends of Te Wairoa, and the revised programme was approved by the local board in April 2021 (FR/2021/35). This resulted in $4,350 being reallocated from this work programme to the Franklin Waterways Protection Fund work programme.
Waterways protection fund. This fund supported the continuation of the grant programme supporting landowners in the Mauku and Whangamarie stream catchment area to fence and plant areas around the streams. Additional funding was extended to the Whanagapouri and Wairoa catchments area and $61,731 in funding was distributed to those communities.
Papakura stream restoration project. This project is shared between three local boards of Manurewa, Papakura and Franklin. On 26 May a planting event was held at the Brookby Wildlife Habitat and volunteers planted 2000 native trees and wetland grasses in a 100-year-old Kahikatea strand wetland. A second planting day was held on 23 June at the Papakura Esplanade Reserve and this planting was planned to be contractor implemented; however due to the high level of volunteer interest involved the event it became a volunteer only day.
Waitangi Falls contamination event. During mid- January the Waitangi Falls stream suffered a significant pollution event with the issue initially being reported to Council’s Compliance team by neighbouring residents. Tests confirmed the presence of E. coli bacteria was in excess of the Safe swim thresholds. Warning signage was erected immediately with fencing subsequently added as an additional safety measure. It remained closed until after two consecutive clear results were received by the environmental health team on 21 February and both the signs at the fall and the warning on the Safe swim website were both taken down that day.
Annual garden beds: Twice a year the full facility contractor undertakes annual garden bed changeovers to ensure these high-profile assets are looking fresh and healthy. The changeovers usually take place in early spring and autumn, with enough growth and establishment time to be looking their best ahead of key dates such as ANZAC and Armistice Day.
Hunua triangle management changes. The area had previously been maintained by the Hunua, Ararimu, Paparimu Valley Residents Association under a lease to Auckland Transport. Community Facilities have recently taken on the maintenance responsibilities of a roadside garden area on Hunua road known as the ‘Hunua Triangle’. This streetscape asset has now been added to council’s asset data and will be maintained as a street garden under the Full Facility Contract. Community Facilities and HAPVRA will work together to facilitate community planting events at the site in subsequent seasons
Lady Jane Reserve. There was a slight delay to delivery of this project for contractors and volunteers but this work has now been completed and the long awaited coastal erosion planting adjacent to the Tamakae reserve in Waiuku looks wonderful.
Seddon Park Judas tree. experts were engaged to devise the best methods of care for the aging heritage Judas tree (Ceris siliquastrum). Careful hand weeding of the perennial weeds forming under the tree and an application of aged mulch was applied to the base of the tree to support the health of the tree
· advocated alongside Auckland Council submission on He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government
· advocated by providing feedback for inclusion in Auckland Council’s submission on the Natural and Built Environments Act exposure draft
· advocated on the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document: Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment: Moving away from hard-to-recycle and single-use items.
· advocated by providing feedback to the draft Auckland Council submission Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) “Building for Climate Change: Transforming operational efficiency and reducing whole-of-life embodied carbon”.
· advocate for investigation into screen and digital production infrastructure located in southern Auckland to encourage local benefits to the local economy
Franklin has a strong economy and attracts people to live, work locally and visit its attractions.
Franklin Tourism Promotion The local board supported ATEED (Auckland Unlimited) to encourage events to happen within the local board area. One such event was the battle of Jacks Ridge that happened in Whitford. Jack’s Ridge built a rally track on private property for a World Rally Championship Power Stage for the 2020 WRC Rally New Zealand. This took place in November in front of a capacity 5,000 strong crowd with a live television broadcast on Sky sport (NZ) and international broadcast on WRC.com
Te Ara Rangatahi This project supported, retained and built on local community-led youth employment solutions and the group presented to the board in August 2020. They provided an update saying despite the challenges faced by COVID-19 they had been able to place 10 rangatahi into the trades and construction industries and provided rangatahi with post placement care. They also provided the mahi gains programme to 20 rangatahi with path plans, CV’s and cover letters.
Franklin Economic Broker The primary purpose of this role is to champion Franklin businesses and facilitate them in identifying and taking advantage of economic opportunities in order to grow local prosperity and economic opportunities. Some projects that were supported include the inaugural veggie basket festival in Pukekohe.
Develop a “Skills Academy” with partners in industry and education – this is a long-term project. Located within Franklin, The Skills Lab is a new, forward-thinking educational facility and a place to learn practical, industry-specific skills that will shape the future of the local region’s workforce, as well as working collaboratively with CoVE, Industry & ITP sector to try and find ways at attracting private training organisations that match the industries in the local board area.
Movies in Halls Enabling the community to deliver multiple indoor movie screening events at rural halls across the local board area. This was in response to significant isolation through COVID-19 and stress through the 19/20 drought. It involved engaging with hall committees and community groups to support them in putting on an event that enabled renewed connection within and benefit to their local community, with a mixture of responses to the project. There were some really great responses from some community halls where it was really well supported with a fun night enjoyed by the community.
· Waiuku zero waste minimisation This funding supported the development of greater zero waste capability of local business, residents and community organisations. The group ran a variety of activities including a junky monkey pop up playground, tool library, three repair cafes and ReCreator school holiday programmes. Eight local groups were also supported to minimize waste including Waiuku Primary, Eco Warriorrs, the Clevedon Farmers market, Auranga development and Waiuku community gardens.
· advocated by providing feedback alongside of Auckland Council submission on the refresh of the Resource Recovery Network Strategy.
· advocated for funding, as set out in the Auckland Council detailed business case, through the 10-year budget for the development of Karaka Sports Park and community hub (the Franklin Local Board OLI)
Continue to work towards better public transport and safer roads in Franklin
The Franklin Local Board:
Intersection upgrade on Helvetia Road and Princes Street - completed in August which included the construction of a central roundabout island which is mountable along the outer perimeter as well as construction of pedestrian refuge islands on all legs and the installation of tactile pavers
· Ramarama School safety improvements included the installation of signalised pedestrian crossing, constructing a new footpath, kerb and channelling, parking spaces and a rearrangement of the school carpark to improve safety by removing all angled parking. The overall result of these changes was a net increase of 18 new designated parking spaces
· Waiuku rubber roundabout. A roundabout made from recycled rubber is being trialled at the intersection of Queen Street, Victoria Ave and Court Street. It is the first of this type of roundabout for Auckland Transport and is cost effective, environmentally friendly and quick to install.
Community Transport Programme The local board supported both the Travelwise School Programme and Walking School Buses. The Travelwise school programme encourages active modes of travel of either walking, cycling, scootering, and using public transport or school buses. There were 33 Travelwise schools in the local board area that participated in this programme successfully. The Walking School Buses provide young children a safe way to walk to school through a structured, adult supervised walking group that takes them from near their homes to their school, and 7 schools participated.
· The Auckland Metro Rail Programme Papakura to Pukekohe electrification. The local board advocated for this project that aims to provide electrification train service through to Pukekohe, improving commuter services and enabling capacity for growth. It will upgrade existing track, signalling and level crossing and redeveloping the Pukekohe Station. The work will be completed over 3 stages and is aimed at providing 38,000 jobs during this project as well.
· Station Road, Pukekohe. This project aims to improve footpath and parking infrastructure by installing and upgrading footpaths that are currently an uneven surface, offering better connectivity to the train station and improving pedestrian safety. It will also add new car parking lines along Station Road to clearly mark out parking as well as optimising car spaces available. It will also add broken lines to certain parts to improve intersection visibility and safety near vehicle crossings. Finally, it will install a new traffic island to make it safer to cross on Birch Road. This project went out to the community seeking their thoughts on this project and feedback closed on 24 March. The local board committed $20k from last year’s LBTCF fund but it was put on hold due to the emergency budget cuts. The community safety fund will pick this back up in the next financial year.
· Prospect Terrace pathway connection The Prospect Terrace project, funded from Local Board LDI, forming part of the Pukekohe Paths Plan connects two existing paths (diagram below). This project was completed in April and supports local community to connect to the stadium.
· Te Ara Haepapa This project was developed in 2017 to address treaty partnership obligations and the high proportion of Māori over-represented in deaths and serious injury road crashes in Tāmaki Makaurau. Historically there has been a large number of rangatahi who do not have a formal driver license, which has led to high numbers of driving related offences. This year the team delivered learner license, restricted licensing, full licensing, restraints and alcohol and drugs programmes to Pukekohe High school, Huakina Trust, Wesley College and Te Ara Rangatahi.
· Matakawau hall carpark seal repairs The ongoing issue of a large pothole outside the Matakawau Hall has now been resolved, reportedly caused by the removal of an old telephone box many years ago that did not undergo a satisfactory reinstatement. Due to the pothole being within the road corridor itself an agreement was reached with Auckland Transport that their contractors would attend to reinstate the area and remove the hazard from this busy pull-up spot.
· Waiuku trails year 2 is going ahead with 1.4km of aggregate path being built along the esplanade reserve from Rangiwhea Road to McCall drive. This is part of the Franklin Local Board’s aspirational plan through an alternative delivery method, whereby the local community provide leadership, decision making and resourcing for construction of the trails. The goal is to provide 16 kilometres of trail connections forming a network of local paths around the Waiuku township.
· Hedge removal Clevedon- Kawakawa Road The vegetation removal of the area behind the vehicle barrier on the corner of 1 McNichol Road in Clevedon is now complete and staff are working with Auckland Transport on the possibility of the community laying metal along the bare area to further facilitate pedestrian access.
· Glenbrook roundabout The roundabout will replace the current 'Give Way' controlled intersection which has a high volume of turning traffic. Up to 25,000 vehicles a day use SH22 to connect to SH1, and vehicle numbers are increasing as the local population grows. About 10,000 vehicles a day enter or leave SH22 at Glenbrook Road. Improving this intersection is a priority due to the current road safety risk from head-on and side-on collisions. There have been 21 recorded crashes within 400 metres of the intersection between January 2015 and December 2019.The roundabout will be built using high quality structural pavement to account for the large volume of heavy vehicles using the route and will require around 13,000 cubic metres of fill material. The project will also upgrade about 300 metres of the roads leading to the new roundabout, which will have four legs, giving access to the new Paerata Primary School under construction and Paerata Rise development where 4,500 new homes are to be built. The local board had previously advocated strongly for this roundabout and supported the turning of the sod event in March 2021
· advocated for Pine Harbour needs to be developed to accommodate increased ferry services, integrated public transport connections and ‘park and ride’ facilities to service both urban and rural communities
· advocate for local board transport funding at minimum to be re-instated to the pre-COVID level of $21m per annum and, for previously allocated funding of at minimum $38m lost through the COVID pandemic emergency budget to be fully restored.
· advocate for increased funding renewal, rehabilitation and maintenance funding to be made available to Auckland Transport to renew at least 12 per cent of Auckland’s sealed roads and bridges in any given year (currently below 9 per cent) i.e. an increase to the 2021/2024 budget of approximately $10 million and that routes and roads of strategic importance to the people of Auckland, including: Whitford-Maraetai Road, Papakura-Clevedon Road, Alfriston-Brookby Road, Glenbrook Road, Hūnua Road and the Pukekohe ring road be prioritised.
· provided feedback on Auckland Councils submission to the transport and infrastructure committee enquiry into congestion charge in Auckland.
Make full use of existing outdoor space and community facilities before developing new.
The Franklin Local Board:
Innovating streets Pukekohe this programme aims to create more people friendly spaces in towns and cities making it faster and easier to transition to safer and more useable spaces. The idea behind Innovating Streets is co-design by trial and is a new concept where the community has a greater say in redesigning their neighbourhoods. Co-design events were held with local businesses, drop-in sessions for the community, and finally an event with youth seeking their input into the design.
The temporary trials were rolled out in stages over King Street and Devon Lane and focussed on making it safer for people to walk around the town, as well as creating space for outdoor dining. The start of the trial started in April and the community were asked to provide feedback through the akhaveyoursay site which closed in June. The trial received a huge amount of feedback. Eke Panuku listened to the one-way street along King Street feedback and this was reinstated on the 8th June.
Beautification of Waiuku town centre Replacement Titoki trees were planted in the Waiuku CBD and staff are also organising stump grinding another damaged titoki on the main street before a tree can be replanted in this location.
Unlock Pukekohe Unitec students from the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree worked with the Panuku” Unlock Pukekohe” high level project plan on a real-world design challenge in Pukekohe, where they undertook a simulation master planning exercise. The plan captures Auckland Council’s desire to deliver urban future proof with Pukekohe, which is forecasted to experience a population increase of 50,000 people in the next 20 years. The local board had supported the students work to be showcased at Franklin the Centre however due to COVID-19 this was unable to happen.
Clevedon Scenic Reserve track Maintenance on the eastern track was completed in August where new stairs, boardwalks and handrails were installed that help the public to enjoy the wonderful birdlife and scenery of large Kauri, Kahikatea, Puriri and Puka trees.
Beachlands war memorial hall roof replacement This project was completed in August, where the primary purpose of the project was to replace the roof; however other renewal was necessary such as replacement of external cladding, which led to a discovery of rotten timber. It was decided to remedy the situation, so the rotten timber was removed and replaced in the affected area. The external cladding was replaced and painted to establish structural soundness to the asset
The Sunkist Bay retaining wall was completed in August and the area is now open to the public. These new retaining walls line the sides of the walk from First View Ave, through the centre of the reserve and down to the playground of waterfront of Sunkist Bay.
Beachlands domain toilet block renewal This project was completed in June 2021 which include the renewal of the toilet and the use of future post to replace fencing along the outside of the park.
Waitangi falls This was another project where the future post product made by a local manufacturer was used to fence off this area around the Waitangi falls area to keep vehicles from driving on to the grass
Puni recreation reserve This was a joint project with both Community Facilities and Auckland Transport to action some remedial work to the shoulder of the road at Puni recreation reserve
Waiau Pa Recreation domain reserve. This project was completed in May 2021 and the final design work was approved by the local board where two design consultants’ quotes were compared for competitive cost pricing.
Te Toro Boat ramp The contractor was able to complete the refitting of the final pontoon following its damage due to rough weather and the contractor identified other pontoon fittings that also need replacing.
Clevedon scenic reserve During the month of October the carpark and entranceway into the Clevedon scenic reserve was undertaken to help keep this area looking great and inviting.
Samuel Millar Park Maintenance happened in October to the slide already for the upcoming busy summer season. Surrounding gardens were tidied up and a top cushion fall around the structures was also laid.
Franklin full facilities maintenance contracts The Hunua falls toilet was a recipient of an award for the “best loo” from the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Award. The submission not only focused on the pristine condition that these toilets are maintained, but also the care that is provided by one of the employees of Citycare Kathleen Clemens.
Summer coastal site preparations The local board advocated for better behaviour to happen in some of our coastal areas during the summer period. A multi team approach was required with the community facilities team; the Franklin Strategic broker working with the community police units. The project erected alcohol-free zones and illegal camping signs help to assist police to enforce these rules and curb these behaviours.
Colin Lawrie Park In August the replacement and extension of the overhanging nets has been completed on the softball diamond at the park to mitigate against flyballs which could potentially injure spectators.
Clevedon Showgrounds 107 Monument Road, Auckland Manukau Dressage Group Incorporated have had their lease renewed for a further 10 years with one right of renewal for a further 10 years.
Maraetai Drive Reserve 160R Maraetai Drive: Maraetai Bowling Club Incorporated were approved a new lease for ten years with one right of renewal for a further ten years.
Morris Register of NZ Auckland Branch 34 Morris Road were approved a new lease for ten years with one right of renewal for a further ten years.
Waiuku Silver Band Incorporated 2 Belgium Street were approved a new lease for ten years with one right of renewal for a further ten years.
Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association 14R Monument Road approved a new lease for ten years with one right of renewal for a further ten years.
Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi O Aotearoa Playcentre Aotearoa (Manukau Peninsula) approved a new lease for ten years with one right of renewal for a further ten years.
Grahams Beach playground renewal. This renewal features a dual slide, swing set, seesaw and sand play area. The play space has also been partially fenced to enable better surveillance of children
Christmas town centre clean ups. Community Facilities staff worked with our Full Facilities contractor to coordinate various cleanups and improvements to our town and village centers ahead of the busy Christmas season. Footpath cleaning, gardening and mulching, painting and furniture repairs are all being actioned to present our town centers in their best light while use is at its highest. The image below shows one event undertaken with both volunteers and contractors celebrating a village cleanup in Clevedon ahead of their Christmas parade.
Heat pump at Franklin Pool Heat pump improvements at Franklin Pool and Leisure are now complete and the system is running without issue. These improvements were put in place to address the difficulties in maintaining pool and air temperatures throughout the cooler winter months.
Jubilee pool filter replacement The old original sand filters from Jubilee Pool which is about 60 years old was at the end of life and the plant room foundations and floor to take the new filters was upgraded.
Karaka sports park wicket renovations The top was removed and replaced by fresh topsoil, with the remaining profile then laser levelled to achieve a fall away from the cricket pitch. Two different cultivars of perennial rye grass seed were applied as well as a quality starter fertiliser. A growth blanket was then applied to establish the grass seed over a 12 day germination period. Finished product is being regularly mowed to ensure a dense establishment of turf.
Kawakawa bay boat ramp Dredging works were undertaken at Kawakawa Bay Boat Ramp to alleviate an area of mud and sediment build-up that was causing navigational issues for vessels as well as forcing the eastern most pontoon to settle awkwardly at low tide. Dredging was completed within 2 days and caused minimal disruption to the boat club and users at this quieter time of the year.
Directional signage for the public toilets at Bledisloe Park has now been installed. The signage has been needed to direct users to the available facilities under the sports complex building which are less visible than the old Exeloo block, which was removed. Two new directional signs have been installed beside the sports complex carpark as well as adjacent to the playground.
Cape Hill accessway improvements The modified accessway to Cape Hill summit at the main access point on Cape Hill Road has been improved. The previous timber gateway was preventing access to the summit walkway for users with pushchairs and wheelchairs and needed to have a wider path to enable access for all users. The aggregate pathway on either side of the summit has also been scoped for remedial works to further aid access across these steep stretches of path.
Franklin the Centre clean up A clean-up of Franklin the Centre and surrounding area in preparation of 360 photoshoot to showcase the facility to customers online. The requirement preparation work included cleaning, gardening minor repairs and carpark sweeping.
Kawakawa Hall was repainted over the Christmas break with works completed early January. Staff worked in with the hall committee and adjacent early childhood centre to ensure minimal disruption to users. The hall received a chemical wash of the roof along with a full paint of all exterior surfaces. A programme of cladding and window frame repairs was also carried out in advance of the works with the hall.
· advocated for the development of a Franklin Community facilities and outdoor space network plan to inform future work and investment and ensure the growing population has equitable access to public arts, culture, play and recreational facilities (including pools) and associated services.
· advocated for greater domestic and international promotion of south and south east Auckland tourism attractions such as the Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Support community participation in helping to shape people’s quality of life, creativity, health and wellbeing.
· Franklin leisure Centre flooring renewal New natural timber sprung flooring has recently been installed in the main hall at Franklin Leisure. This is a jointly funded project between Council, Franklin Basketball Association Inc, National Basketball League and Belgravia Leisure. It is a great improvement on the existing concrete floor that has resulted in many injuries and should encourage more of the community to use this space.
Ngati Tamaoho Wananga Puketāpapa, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Manurewa, Papakura and Franklin local boards alongside councillors Angela Dalton and Christine Fletcher attended a hui with mana whenua. The Kaupapa of the hui was to learn about the history, journey, vision and aspirations has for Ngati Tamaoho and its people and whenua.
Tuia programme This project falls out of funding through the Māori responsiveness Franklin programme. The aim of the Tuia programme is to encourage rangatahi Māori to particpate in local governance by mentoring local rangatahi to partcipate and partner up with elected members in local government. We have been very fortunate that Member Logan Soole offered to mentor one of our local rangatahi Atea Kahukoka who is bringing wonderful insights into the programme.
Activation of parks, places and open spaces FY21 Supporting a mixure of both local and regional providers to deliver free to attend events that enable the community to be more active in our parks, paths, trails and marine environment with 12 activations with over 760 attendees at 8 locations.
Rural halls The local board supports rural halls in the Franklin Local Board area to provide a space for the community to be able to come together and provide services to its local community. One such rural hall is the Pukeoware hall which won a national award for Resene Best Professional Mural of the year that depicts the area’s history and was completed in 3 months by a local artist Mandie Hildreth.
Waiuku statue The local board supported this piece of public art in Waiuku through landowner consent on council land, which was commissioned to recognise NZ Steel’s Glenbrook mill 50th anniversary project led by local artist Fred Graham. The statue depicts the three Franklin sites that converge to see steel forged at the mill - Taharoa, Waikato North and Glenbrook.
Community grants allocated grants to support community run programmes and events, Coastal Sea Rescue services and community access to swimming pools.
o In FY 2017/18 - the board allocated a total of $385,785
o In FY 2018/19 - the board allocated a total of $285,721
o In FY 2019/20 - the board allocated a total of $204,859
o In FY 2020/21 – the board allocated a total of $220,910
Hire fee subsidy -off peak access Franklin This is a subsidy of hire fee over and above the hire fee framework for specific groups and specific off peak times through locally driven initiatives that the local board has direct control of. The full $13,000.00 has been administered to the community groups as approved by the local board.
Hire Fee Subsidy- specific groups This initiative provides community groups 100 per cent discount over and above the hire fee framework with the local board approving and allocating $24,134.00 in funding to those community groups. Community groups include community networks franklin, Pukekohe senior citizens club, Franklin heritage Forum , Well Women, 60s up movement, Franklin Arts festival, Clevedon Community and Business Association, Franklin Youth Advisory board and “lets do Lunch” Beachlands community hall.
60’s Up movement the local board provided 100 per cent discount for community groups to use council run venues. One such group that receive the discount is the 60’s Up movement that use the Pukekohe Town Hall and Concert Chamber. This group provide opportunities for our senior communities to come together and enjoy a range of activities. The group donated a defibrillator which was installed outside on the side of the town hall.
Pukekohe War Memorial Hall A much needed interior renewal paint of the kitchen in the hall to replace the flaking ceiling caused by leaks from the roof was completed.
Beachlands Maraetai Trolley Derby Another successful event in March was held with over 60 racers taking part from 8 years to adults, with some driving sophisticated trolleys with other constructed with number 8 wire. There were four age group categories, with some driving sophisticated trolleys and others constructed of ‘number 8 wire’. Prizes for the fastest in each category culminating in the King of the Hill race with the two fastest trolleys going head to head with one another with the course winding through paddocks with breath taking views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and Rangitoto. As well as the racing there is lots of food and entertainment for children and adults and fun day for all the whanau to enjoy.
Franklin Arts Broker continued support for an Arts Broker to enable local creatives to deliver projects that raise the profile of local social and environmental issues and that enhance a sense of local identity, delivering enhanced value to the local community. Projects included:
Franklin Community Choir Concert “for the beauty of” was the name of the project delivering to an audience of over 100 and 35 participated in delivery of this event. The highlight was being able to provide a concert for the local community for a koha donation which allowed families and those who may not usually attend a choral event.
Clevedon Arts trail This project is in its fifth year of delivering an eclectic collection of local artists holding 15 arts events over three days and across 10 kilometres and proved to be very popular during summer with over 1500 audience members.
Te Taki Tu Charitable trust A Waiuku cultural experience which allowed people from the community to learn and engage in Maaori culture through tikanga Maaori, toi Maaori and performing arts. The cultural engagement reached out to over 30 people based at the Waiuku College whare mataoro.
Anglican Parish of Clevedon Sanctuary of Saint James Concert series gave the opportunity for the community to attend four one-hour concerts over four weekends. The concerts were presented by professional musicians and each concert would have a different genre at each concert. All events were well attended, with over 252 participants and 22 creatives.
· advocated for Clevedon, Clarks Beach-Waiau Pa, Glenbrook and Beachlands to be supported by Auckland Council to develop and/or deliver plans that will inform both future private and public transformation projects in their communities in a way that reflects and protects local character.
Our goal is to support our people to create and access new job opportunities, advocate for regional, national and third-party investment in infrastructure and invest in initiatives that develop, leverage from and promote our local strengths as we anticipate changes to our economy, environment and population.
Economic broker- Kai Franklin This programme is funded by the board to champion Franklin local businesses and facilitate them in identifying and taking advantage of economic opportunities to grow local prosperity and employment. The broker has been working on the Kai Franklin initiative in conjunction with Peter Gordon and Homeland. Homeland has been established as a restaurant, cook school and a food ambassador to products and producers from New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. This platform and Peter Gordon’s global reputation created an opportunity to showcase some of the products produced and grown in the Franklin Local Board area.
Economic broker- Develop a film prospectus In 2021, Stephen Piper, a photographer and film scout, was engaged to photograph potential film sights around the entire Franklin area. These photographs are now being uploaded to the new Screen film gallery and will draw attention to more than 50 sites available across Franklin.
Economic broker- Circular Economy and Xlabs The board supported Franklin businesses to participate in the Xlabs circular economy programme, designed to assist businesses to solve key sustainability challenges. The course is created by real practitioners, where they explore how the circular economy can be practically applied to business and environmental challenges. Two teams of six were funded to firstly complete an online learning segment of 24 hours about the circular economy. That was followed by two workshops to build out ideas for individual projects. Then the teams came together for a 5-day Auckland based workshop. The last phase of the programme is 6 months of coaching to complete the identified projects.
Culinary Workshops Accelerator The local board have a long standing interest in leveraging the area’s reputation as a leading horticulture region to attract visitors to the area. The board allocated funds to host a food and beverage tourism capability building workshop run by international culinary tourism expert Eric Pateman. “From the Ground up” project in collaboration by Tataki Auckland Unlimited has a focus on developing high value, long term activation in the food and beverage sector relating to innovation, research, and destination with key stakeholder partners.
Franklin Tourism Development fund The local board identified development of its visitor economy as an opportunity to leverage the areas strengths to generate local opportunity and prosperity, noting the opportunities the areas natural resources provide and the many talented people living in the area. The local board created a contestable fund of $30,000 in the 2022 financial year with seven organisations submitting a proposal and allocated $25,000 across three applications, including the Clevedon Community and Business Association, Manukau Heads Lighthouse Trust and Te Kopu Incorporated.
Hūnua Traverse This is a world class 45km walking and cycling experience through the Hūnua Ranges linking Clevedon to Kaiaua and it will promote the ranges as a recreational destination to domestic and international visitors. The Clevedon Community and Business Association will promote the Hūnua Traverse as a tourism product and develop and deliver a local business leverage programme to ensure local economic benefit.
Young Enterprise Scheme In February the Young Enterprise kick start day was hosted at the Vodafone event centre and there was a good turnout of over 130 students across four local high school in the local board area.
Unlock Pukekohe. Small T projects This project package is funded as part of the wider Unlock Pukekohe programme and is designed to deliver quick wins that enhance amenity of Council assets utilised by the community. It is intended to add vibrancy to the town centre to encourage more people to come through the town centre and shop locally. This year the projects that have been approved are the parklet on Edinburgh Street, Mural on Edinburgh Street, Pump track, Garden bed refresh on King Street.
· Provided feedback for inclusion in Auckland Councils submission on the Natural and Built Environment Act exposure draft
· Provided feedback on proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw 2015
· Provided feedback on the Nga Hapori Momoho Thriving Communities Strategy 2022-2032
We will advocate for transport improvements and services that enable our communities to be less car dependant and for design of and investment in the roading network so that it can safely accommodate current and future use.
Corner of Edinburgh Street and Stadium Drive This area is known as a problem area for sparrow excrement and constant maintenance is required to maintain a level of safety for the community to utilise these areas.
Trial Ferry services to Pine Harbour during the weekends (19 March to 25 April)
To enable customers to take this great chance to make a relaxing weekend trip and avoid traffic hassles both for local Beachlands residents and those located in the city. Success will be based on several factors including, Patronage –both actual numbers and as a % of midweek totals, Ability to continue to run reliable weekday service, Customer satisfaction / feedback from customers and Operational impacts being kept to a minimum from other weekend marina traffic.
Promotion included 6,000 flyers delivered to letterboxes in Beach Haven, Pine Harbour and Maraetai, posters on ferries and at ferry terminals, AT ferry operator communication channels, Pohutukawa Coast Times (before and during the promotion including Digital advertising targeting wider Whitford, Beach Haven, Pine Harbour and Maraetai area (estimated 200,000 impressions) and AT website
Clevedon Showgrounds Reserve – Warren Shaw connector path A dawn blessing and turning of the sod has been held to prepare the way for the building of the Warren Shaw Path in Clevedon’s A & P Showgrounds. The pathway creates a seamless link between the village, the sports field section of the showgrounds, and the equestrian area - also home to the celebrated Clevedon Farmers Market.
Otau Mountain Road The board have worked with Auckland Transport to facilitate some safety concerns from the community and contractor who have the harvesting rights to the Greenridge Block in Hūnua. Some of the measures included installing signage and convex mirrors on corners, a voluntary 30km/h speed limit along the entire road, and start extraction at 6.30am rather than 4.30am.
Parking controls on Adams Drive and Lisle Farm Drive The local board formerly requested Auckland Transport in August 2021 business meeting to undertake consultation to install parking controls on Adams and Lisle Farm drives. These two sites had been previously investigated by Auckland Transport and were determined not to require any “No Stopping at all times”; however the local board advocated that this decision be reviewed.
Vision Zero Auckland Transport has adopted the goal of eliminating road transport-related death and serious injuries within the Auckland Road network by 2050. The local board provided feedback on Tranche 2 of Auckland Transport safe speeds programme safe speed limits set on many high risk urban and rural roads. The local board received feedback from consultation that was undertaken on Tranche 2A of Auckland Transport proposed speed limit changes and provided feedback to Auckland Transport that supported aspiration of this programme of speed reduction, including themes contained within the public feedback including supplementary safety measures. The local board provided feedback with strong local information on speed limit changes for example advocating for engineering up solutions such as centre lines could be installed before speed limit signs and through road speed limits should be the same as the roads from which they feed to name a few.
The board acknowledged the participation of Ngaati Te Ata, Ngaati Tamaoho, Clarks Beach and Waiau Pa communities in the development of the plan and adopted the Pukekohe Subdivision Paths Plan, noting that there is no budget forecast to deliver the plan; however they request that council include the Clarks Beach and Waiau Pa trails project for consideration in the development of the draft work programme over the next 10 years. The board also request that council enable consideration as one of Auckland regional growth funded projects, on the basis that Clarks Beach is experiencing growth and change through its classification as a Special Housing Area. The board also requested that council share the plan with Auckland Transport so they can consider and plan to contribute to the delivery of the plan.
Unlock Pukekohe- Innovating Streets Trial The initiative is a part of the Small T Pukekohe, Unlock Pukekohe, which is to trial alternative street layouts and traffic circulation plans for several streets in Pukekohe to prioritise pedestrians and enhance the vibrancy of Pukekohe Town Centre by making it safer for people to get around. Devon Lane became a one-way network entering from Edinburgh Street and exiting onto Queen Street and road art was installed to help create a defined shared space. Speed humps and planter boxes were installed to encourage vehicles passing through to slow down and be more aware of the shared space. The local board continue to work with Eke Panuku and Auckland Transport to plan for the future of Pukekohe.
Local board Capital transport fund- Jutland Road bridge In May the local board had asked Auckland transport to investigate five projects of Beachlands kerb and channel improvements, Jutland Road bridge, Pukekohe Paths Plan delivery support, Clarks Beach to Waiau pathway, and Waiuku racecourse road intersection improvements. The local board allocated and approved funding to the Jutland Road bridge, with the remaining amount be put towards the Pukekohe Path Plan delivery support.
Advocated to Waka Kotahi and Auckland transport for a safety intervention at Bombay off ramp Facilitated conversations between Waka Kotahi, Auckland Transport, local businesses and community to find possible solutions Advocate for the purchase of land at Mill Road, Bombay Service Centre intersection entrance into the BP service station, to enable a third party funded construction of a roundabout as a significant safety improvement. This location is on a key horticulture heavy transport route which also delivers access and connectivity deliverables for the local businesses and wider communities that access those businesses.
Pukekohe to Papakura Electrification Electrification is now being extended beyond Papakura and will reach Pukekohe so commuters will no longer be required to change trains. Works to date have included clearing vegetation, improving access to work sites, underground testing and improvements to the rail tracks. Planning approvals for the major works were considered under the new fast track legislation with all consent being approved in August 2021. There has been significant consultation with the local community, stakeholder and mana whenua which is expected to continue throughout the phases of work.
Pukekohe train station Bringing electric trains to Pukekohe will mean more services and longer trains, requiring removal of the existing station building and replacing it with more modern passenger facilities to complement the bus interchange. The board supported conversations with the local community, Kiwirail and Auckland Transport regarding the old train station, which is set to moved down into the neighbouring Waikato area.
Pukekohe 3 new train stations Names were gifted to Kiwirail’s proposed new stations by Mana whenua in a ceremony that the local board were invited to attend online. The ceremony included discussion by mana whenua on why they had chosen those names and what influenced their decisions, which were based on significant historical and geographical features around the stations. Mana whenua also preferred that Kiwirail use the double vowels convention rather than using macrons. The use of these names will encourage and support the integration of te reo Māori into everyday use and will be a lasting legacy to the area.
Maketuu station for Drury Central This name gives tribute to the traditional name for the Maketuu stream that flows past the train station and the historic names sake of the ancient Te Maketuu Pā.
Ngaakooroa for Drury West This name gives tribute to the Ngaakooroa stream which connects to the Manukau harbour and is known for its extensive natural resources including large waterways, fertile land, low lying cultivation areas and proximity to the resources of the Manukau harbour.
Paeraataa Station This was named as a conflation of the Māori words of “pae” meaning a “a ridge or resting place” and “raataa” named for a large rata tree that grew on the ridge on Burtt Road.
The Local board gave its views raised in public feedback on the proposal to make a freedom camping in vehicles bylaw 2022. The local board were generally supportive of the 4 proposals with suggestions requesting a balanced approach be taken as isolated areas of Auckland welcome responsible freedom camping as an important part to their local economy and that the regulatory framework should not be sacrifices due to urban sensitivities
SH22/ Glenbrook Road roundabout completed This was completed in June 2022, a celebration was held with the Minister of Transport Michael Woods, representation from Waka Kotahi, Auckland Systems Management, HEB construction and the local board attending the event. This project aligns with New Zealand’s road safety strategy, Road to Zero 2020-2030, with the work outside of the golf course and Caltex completed. The community have adjusted well to the new roundabout.
Glenbrook Recreation Reserve Car park The renewal of the Glenbrook Recreation Reserve carpark entrance apron was completed to address several large potholes in this area. The size of the potholes made it challenging to drive across but also for exiting the carpark safely on to the busy Glenbrook-Waiuku Road.
Waiuku Trails Year three Carrying out investigation and analysis planning work on the Awaroa portage and Waiuku cemetery site including the View Road-Waimanawa Lane, Tui Place section south of Racecourse Road with next steps to put together costings of construction of each section.
· provided feedback on Auckland Transport Parking Strategy Review
· provided feedback on the Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022
· provided feedback on the Transport Emission Reduction plan
· provided feedback on Auckland Transports interim speed management plan
· provided feedback on Congestion charges
We will plan for and respond to future growth and the impacts of climate change whilst protecting and celebrating what is special and unique about our communities.
Franklin local board opening new offices The new Franklin local board offices were opened by a dawn blessing with the support of mana whenua. The new office space provide space for the local board staff to work, small meeting spaces and a dedicated board meeting room for the local board to hold business and workshop meetings.
Pukekohe Library internal renewal Completed in June 2022, this small project was to renew and update furniture to make it feel more welcoming and comfortable to enjoy a great range of books to read
Heights Park Cemetery Maintenance of established exotic trees had been completed where all trees along the entrance road and the large gum trees over the car park area have had deadwood removed. Pin oak trees around the car park area were crown raised in preparation of new tar seal and finally the small totara trees were given a formative prune due to the proximity to the road.
Whiteside Pool, Waiuku The decision was made to remove two dead trees within Whiteside pool whilst it is closed during winter months to make the area safer
Unlock Pukekohe- Parklet This initiative falls out of the Unlock Pukekohe program known as a small T project. Located on the main street in the town centre outside of local shops, this project sets out to extend the footpath space to enable an outdoor dining experience and increase business capacity to cater to increased patronage, which has received a terrific response.
Arboriculture maintenance along Beachlands Road Pruning of roadside Pohutukawa trees and crown raising to allow contractors access with ride on mowers.
Elsie Drive, Waiuku Removal of dead frons from a tall Washingtonia Palm
Lisle Farm Drive Climbing crews removed deadwood from two Taraire trees which border residential properties. Nearby development unfortunately seems to be stressing this stand of trees, changes in the water table and root disturbance are likely factors
Infill garden planting programme update The winter programme for garden infill planting in high priority sites over the winter months with Clevedon scenic reserve entranceway, Anselmi Ridge, Searle Drive stormwater reserve, Franklin: the Centre, the three aquatic sites and town centre.
Renewal of Sport assets This project consisted of goal post renewal across key franklin sites for both rugby and football codes. These works were identified from the annual inspection reports undertaken by our full facility contractors to ensure these assets are fit for purpose. Without maintenance and replacement, these large structures can quickly become dangerous. It is critical that we have a programme of regular inspection, maintenance and renewal to support the safe management of these well used assets. Sites where these works have taken place include Whitford Domain, Puni Recreation Reserve, Clevedon Showgrounds, Rosa Birch Park and Colin Lawrie Fields
East coast litter bin renewals Last summer a programme of works was undertaken to renew and upgrade the style of bins along our busy East coast. The first tranche of works saw the replacement of 19 bins from Maraetai through to Waiomanu Bay which has been a real success, as it has improved the consistency of the bin aesthetics. It has also allowed several bins to be shifted to more optimal locations for both users as well as litter crews.
The new bins also have a far greater capacity than the old ‘D’ bins, so are less likely to be overloaded during peak times. The second tranche of works is presently underway which will see bins being renewed from Waiomanu Bay through to Umupuia, with a handful of bins at Kawakawa Bay boatramp also being addressed.
The third tranche of works planned for later this year will focus on the bins right along the Kawakawa Bay coastline.
Franklin Pool and Leisure –Learn to Swim Pool improvements While the recent lockdown has posed many challenges for our teams delivering Council’s services, it provided opportunity to undertake maintenance on several small pool projects. One of the projects addressed an ongoing issue with the rough concrete floor in the Franklin Pool and Leisure Learn To Swim Pool. The works involved draining the pool, grinding smooth of all surfaces, plaster repairs and a new lining installed. The pool has now been refilled and is ready to be used again
Hamilton Recreation Reserve Bollard Renewals Bollard renewals work completed at Hamilton Recreation Reserve to replace the entire line of roadside frontage bollards. Many of the existing timber bollards were rotten and beginning to fail, which not only detracted from the presentation of the site but was also leading to unwanted vehicle access.
The new line of bollards follows the same footprint of the previous line, however have been upgraded to recycled plastic Future post bollards, which not only improves the aesthetics but should also have a much greater lifespan over timber equivalents.
Kariotahi Reserve Update Updated safe swim signage has now been installed at Kariotahi Reserve at the entrances to the beach which convey messaging about the hazards of swimming at West Coast surf beaches. These signs are templated designs from council’s signage manual and have been co-designed between Auckland Council and Surf Life Saving NZ.
Puni Recreation Reserve Update Work to improve the amenity of Puni Pa are underway, with a clean-up scheduled for the Pa summit located in the middle of the vehicle turn-around. Advice and guidance has been sought from Ngāti Te Ata to ensure maintenance practices are in line with the cultural values of the area. The granite tohu placed at the summit was cleared and a grass path formed to lead park users up to this point.
Waiuku Cemetery New Burial Berms Works at Waiuku Cemetery to install both new ash and full body burial berms are well underway with the majority of earthworks now complete. So far the weather conditions have been favourable allowing for unhindered works on site. The team will next be completing the ash berms and rose gardens before reinstating and handing over the site.
Wellington Street Cemetery Cleanup significant clean-up of weeds from the grave tops at Wellington Street Cemetery in Pukekohe was required and careful removal techniques were used to not damage any of the headstone structures. The end result was worth while returning it to a place of remembrance for those who have passed on.
Play Equipment Replacement – Maraetai Park Following the annual playground condition rating assessment a spinner item at Maraetai Park’s senior playground was identified as faulty and unable to spin freely and unable to be repaired so a new spinner was installed.
Angiangi Crescent, Beachlands neighbourhood park The board approved the park service outcomes and design direction for the park where it would be a safe environment where residents and their families can enjoy a range of accessible park amenities that support the walking/cycling/commuter experience and provide for exercise and passive recreational outcomes. The park amenities should include seating, tables, bins and planting for share with landscape enhancements to take into consideration of the prominent elevated location of the park and maintaining rural view shafts to the west. The board also invited mana whenua to co design the par within the parameters of the endorsed design direction including the name the park. The board also requested a line item to be added into the work programme be added for the Kahawairahi playground from growto address incomplete items from the initial project.
Kevan Lawrence park- Waiuku Stage One of the renewal of playground was completed in July and the site is open for public use, with Stage Two substituting wet pour surfacing with “Play Matta tiles and changes to the location of some play objects. Due to recent increases in material prices it may require reviewing budget shortfalls
Centennial Park Playground renewal completed in September with small alterations since the concept plan was undertaken after concerns were raised about the water table so the swings were shifted further up the hill.
Massey Park Renewed play spaces completed Stage One for the community to come and enjoy a variety of activities with Stage Two having to make changes to the fencing layout with issues with basketball to playground interface
Matakawau recreation and plantation reserve- Park service assessment The local board agreed the parks service outcomes to be achieved through the future development of the reserve in its April business meeting. They agreed to a restored indigenous ecosystem including the provision for walking, cycling in a natural setting and supported the cultural significance to mana whenua and engagement is required to ensure Māori outcomes are to be integrated.
Pukekohe hill reserve In April the board approved the parks service outcomes to be achieved through future development of Pukekohe Hill Reserve which is a 6.7 hectare Reserve located at the summit of the highest point within Pukekohe. The board approval included Māori outcomes to be integrated, increased accessibility, crime prevention through environmental design principles, and supporting amenities that will ensure visitation is enriched.
Whitford point playground renewal This project was to renew the Whitford Point Reserve playground and carpark. Some reusable play items have gone to the local playcentre and weedy acmena trees near the road have been removed to improve driver sightlines. The playground and carpark area opened on the 27 October with many local kids using the playground on the day of opening.
Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment fund 2022 This is a regionally contestable fund allocated through the long-term plan 2021-2031 which supports the development of community sport and recreation facilities across Auckland. There is $15.3 million available in the current funding round where the board endorsed three applications from Counties Tennis Association Incorporated $530,396, Waiuku Netball Centre Incorporated $230,000 and Auckland Rugby Union Incorporated on behalf of the Wider Auckland Rugby Sports Field project: Bombay Rugby Club $3,062,125. The board also advocated strongly that the continuation of growth in areas that are not getting new facilities is putting pressure on existing facilities that are not regional by definition but service significant needs of numerous communities.
· Provided feedback on the Kerbside Refuse Charging Mechanism Policy
· Provided feedback on the proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw 2015
· Provided feedback on the draft Business Improvement District Policy 2021
· Providing feedback on Government policy statement on Housing and urban development
· Provided feedback on supporting plan changes to accompany the Medium Density Residential Standards and National Policy Statement on Urban Development plan change
· Provided feedback on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other matters) amendment Act 2021
We will work with mana whenua, local communities and others to lead and inform environmental conservation, restoration and regeneration projects and to recover and regenerate waste.
Beautification Trust ongoing support to the beautification trust is one shared initiative between the six southern local boards that help keep safe and healthy community environments. The Trust run community clean ups, environmental projects, graffiti paint outs, murals and town centre clean ups. One such community project was working alongside the Pukekohe North school educating students to consider what happens to waste as well as running a big clean-up day.
Summer programme for coastal sites During summer the use of coastal reserves creates a greater demand on public facilities and the community facilities team organised staff to increase toilet block cleaning and bin emptying and litter pick up, monitoring freedom campers, trespass notices by council’s security team to promptly support any antisocial behaviour. The image below shows the electrical signage utilised to provide key messages to the community.
Rabbit control at Rooseville Park Rabbit control was recently undertaken at Rooseville Park to protect an area of community planting. The supplier undertook night shooting and burrow fumigation. A limited number of rabbits were controlled by shooting (12 of 22 seen). The operation was by silenced .22 with infra-red scopes to avoid disturbing neighbours with sounds or spotlights. Letters were dropped where neighbours overlooked the park, signage was in place and security patrolled to ensure anyone entering the area was detected. The operation took place under a police event number. The supplier did the night shoot pro bono as he was in the area and needed rabbits for bait for another project. Burrow fumigation took place the following day. This site is adjoining rural farmland and high reinfestation rates means control to low numbers is very difficult.
Te Ara Hikoi Te Ara Hikoi delivered 15 separate newsletters across Franklin for tree planting events in local suburbs areas, a mustelid talk by stoat expert Dr Andrew Veale, a citizen science project, information about grants for environmental projects and effective predator control during lockdown. Membership is 839 people, up 16 percent in registrations for the three-month period. Only one Farrell's hub day could be held within this time. Television coverage drew large numbers of people on the day and demand meant there was not enough traps and baits available. This was prior to the next local board and environment funding coming in. Once lockdown levels drop, community trap ‘hub days’ will resume. (A hub day is where traps and bait are given out). Te Ara Hikoi have secured funding from Jobs For Nature, to employ people for pest control work on Biodiversity Focus Areas within Franklin over the next three years
Franklin Bats EcoQuest have been working with Te Ara Hīkoi, Ngaati Paoa and predator free Franklin on a strategy to monitor long-tailed bats in the Franklin District. The project focussed on education and skills training with active involvement from the community, the ultimate of objective is to find roosts so that they can be protected from predator pests. On 14 October 2021 an online presentation was given to the group outlining a proposed project plan. Contact has been regular with key members of the group to identify priority areas for an initial survey. Funding received from the Franklin Local Board has supported EcoQuest for the time spent planning this work and communicating the logistical and scientific aspects of this work to members. The COVID-19 lockdown has delayed the ability to carry out preparatory site visits, but an initial pilot survey still on track. EcoQuest have undertaken four separate surveys in quick succession through quarter three, with the help of volunteers from Te Ara Hīkoi, who also operate at a more local level within smaller community groups in their areas. Surveys have included the Manukau Lowlands (two surveys) and the Friends of Te Wairoa catchment area encompassing sites from Hūnua to north of Clevedon, and the Āwhitu Peninsula. EcoQuest have also designed and delivered workshops in all of these areas to teach participants the survey techniques and show data stewardship involved.
Waiuku Zero Waste Currently employ 16 staff in the Franklin area including two students working part time from the local High School with over 11,800 volunteer hours so far. It has diverted 70% by volume of material that comes to the site and 61% by weight. They have run a Tool Library and host the Waiuku Community Workshop who repair items from the landfill yard to sell in our Junktion Shop and help with community projects including Waiuku Lions and Franklin Predator Free.
Franklin - refurbish toilet/amenity blocks There are 27 amenity block sites identified and bundled together for refurbishment as part of the Franklin toilet block refurbishment project. The project is being funded through local renewal to the value of $1,165,000.00. These sites are Seddon Park, Samuel Miller Reserve and Waiau pa boat ramp. These three facilities are being progressed separately and are being investigated for full renewal.
Clarks Beach Recreation Reserve In its November business meeting the local board formally approved the concept design for the asset renewal on the Clarks Beach Recreation Reserve. The reserve features a playground, skate park, basketball court and public toilets which are dispersed over a large area resulting in poor connection between assets leading to problems with accessibility and poor utilisation. The Clarks Beach community is experiencing population growth as the result of ongoing land development.
Auckland’s Water Strategy In December the board provided feedback on the water strategy that provides strategic direction into the future on a foundational partnership with eight key strategic shifts to guide change. The vision of the water strategy is te mauri o te wai o Tamaki Makaurau, the life sustaining capacity of Auckland’s water is protected and enhanced.
Waterways Protection Fund Franklin This funding provides grants for community water quality improvements initiatives in critical locations across the local board area and has a set budget of $60,000.00 for the 2021/2022 financial year. There were ten applications received for the fund requesting a total of $218,018.30, and a total of $67,444.60 was allocated
Kawakawa Bay – planning and protection On October 2021 the project was completed to alleviate community concerns regarding excessive sand movement from Nimons Bridge area. The community was regularly updated with regular letter drops and feedback from locals have been generally positive and supportive.
· Provided feedback on the Governments Managing our Wetlands amendment proposal
· Providing feedback on Auckland Councils submission to the National Emissions Reduction plan
· Providing feedback on Climate change commission draft
· Providing feedback on Three Waters
· Providing feedback on the Three Waters Entity bill
Outcome 5: Cultural heritage and Māori identity is expressed in our communities
We will support the capture, recording and promotion of local cultural narratives so that new residents, visitor and future generations can experience, understand and enjoy our stories and perspectives
Local Māori responsiveness – Franklin The local board adopted the Franklin Māori Responsiveness plan in June 2019 which included key aspirations and priorities for Māori in the Franklin area to build stronger relationships and share information. The below programmes of Ara Kotui and the Tuia programme directly fall out from this programme.
Ara Kōtui Ara Kōtui was established in 2015 as a joint mana whenua and southern local boards initiative with the aim of the project to explore and support opportunities to enable mana whenua involvement in local board decision making through a co design process. RIMU undertook a review of te Ara Kōtui which was presented to both governance and delivery groups which gave rise to the formerly known as the improving Māori input into local board decision making programme to Ara Kōtui. It has a single level structure with delivery staff representation attending governance hui.
Tuia programme Like many other programmes the Tuia project was impacted by COVID-19 lockdown in August/ September, however a rangatahi was selected to be mentored by Member Logan Soole, which will be his second year undertaking that role. Both attended the M9 event Tataki Auckland Unlimited sponsored event centred around nine wahine toa and Te Ao Māori through presentation, performance and conversation. There were also Matariki events that Tuia mentors and rangatahi have been active together in attending and participating around Tamaki Makaurau. There is a planned forthcoming Auckland Council leaders and Council Controlled Organisation tour that Tuia rangatahi will be able to meet and lean about the different CCOs (Watercare, Tataki Auckland unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Transport. Joining the local board on the Tuia programme is Miami Taiaroa who has already engaged with supporting his community taking on a frontline role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Youth Economy- Te Ara Rangatahi This programme has grown with more rangatahi disengaging from secondary education before attaining NCEA level 1 and have a waitlist of 50 rangatahi wanting to engage. This programme provides rangatahi with opportunities to find work, education and create a better connection to their culture for 25 rangatahi leading to some wonderful outcomes. 12 have gained employment and 7 have gone into further education while 21 have been supported into being job ready by completing forklift licenses and 7 successfully completing safe site training.
Te Korowai o Papatuānuku The aim of this project is to restore the ancestral awa and cultural sites of Ngāti Te Ata on the Awhitu peninsula by building fence to exclude stock, controlling weeds and planting native trees. Ngāti Te Ata whanau are currently contracted to deliver this work. This project won the latest mayoral conservation awards and the team are in process of developing a video to highlight the environmental and social benefits it promotes
Whakatipu I te reo Māori – we grow the Māori language celebrating te ao Māori and strengthening responsiveness to Māori This initiative champions and embed te reo Māori in everyday communication in service delivery in the Franklin Library by staff and celebrates regionally planned events and programmes including Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Matariki and Te wiki o te reo.
Taonga tuku iho – legacy- we preserve our past, ensure our future (heritage) Franklin Gather, protect and share the stories, old and new of our people and communities to increase understanding of Auckland’s history and diversity. The book released by Robert Bartholomew; “No Maori Allowed” raised significant public interest in the history of Pukekohe. The Pukekohe Library hosted a public engagement event for the author to speak and answer questions about the book.
A second engagement fell out of that event from a ground swell of interest from the local community which the Local Board supported a further public discussion at the Pukekohe Town Hall that was also well attended.
The local board were approached by members of the community wanting to discuss events that were raised in the book and the board sought the Mayor’s office to seek support to work and meet with the group for a robust conversation to talk through the various issues raised. The Mayor’s office assigned senior staff member John Hutton to work with representatives and other little community actions have fallen out of the meeting including a mural that is discussed further down in the Franklin Arts broker programme.
Wai o Manu reserve development This initiative is to develop a plan with the co-management committee that provides a long term vision for Wai o Manu reserve. The draft operation management plan was presented to the joint management committee for approval which will be workshopped by the local board.
Umupuia coastal reserve- Upgrade Park assets This initiative is about co – design on an upgrade on park assets with mana whenua and the concept plan to upgrade the park assets are currently sitting with mana whenua who will provide feedback on concept design. The aim is about delivering a community park for the community to enjoy that incorporates mana whenua into the whole design
· Te Kete Rukuruku This is an culture and identity programme that collects and tells the unique Māori stories of Tamaki Makaurau/ Auckland with Auckland Council and all 19 Mana whenua groups that have interests across the region. In its November business meeting the board received the adopted the 61 te reo Māori names including receiving the narratives that tell the story behind each of the names for parks as dual names. They also approved the installation of bilingual signage at Sandspit reserve that followed local mana whenua preference of double vowel spelling of Taahuna Kaitoto
· Provided feedback to the Independent Māori Statutory board Issues of Significance for Māori in Tamaki Makaurau
We will support and enable community organisations to deliver local community activities and cultural programmes to encourage local participation and to respond to local change
ANZAC Day Preparations This year ANZAC day events were largely unaffected by the COVID pandemic with many gatherings taking place at RSAs, cenotaphs and halls right across the region. The full facility contractor has done a fabulous job preparing sites to be looking their best for this solemn day. Following a full round of inspections a programme of cleaning, painting, weeding, planting and lighting checks and repairs was implemented in the lead up to the day. Sites were also audited by Community Facilities operational staff to ensure the work was completed to a high standard.
Feedback following the day has been positive with all attendees enjoying this public day of remembrance
Franklin Arts Centre Franklin Art Centre delivered many programmes throughout the year for the community to enjoy with a combined total of 2455 participants and attendees happening only in one quarter of the year. Highlights included the hosting of the annual Franklin Arts Festival and for the first time it was arranged into themed rooms. In the Community Gallery, customers had the opportunity to visit three different exhibitions: Panaginip, In and Out of View and Awash with Colour. Staff delivered an online arts workshop for the first time, named the Felting Workshop. This was fully booked within 48 hours of opening for bookings
Community grants allocated grants to support community run programmes and events, Coastal Sea Rescue services and community access to swimming pools.
· In FY 2017/18 - the board allocated a total of $385,785
· In FY 2018/19 - the board allocated a total of $285,721
· In FY 2019/20 - the board allocated a total of $204,859
· In FY 2020/21 – the board allocated a total of $220,910
· In FY 2021/22 – the board allocated a total of $133,689
Community partnership grants The local board provides strategic partnership grants to support local community groups and organisations to build capacity and capability, upskill staff and volunteers and become more sustainable to deliver on initiatives which align to the boards priorities and outcomes. The board received fifteen applications for funding under the Franklin Strategic Partnership Grant requesting $240,938.97 allocating $175,000 in funding to community groups.
Legacy grants- Franklin Budget had been allocated to the local board from 1 July 2021 that falls under its discretion to allocate legacy rates grants that had continued since amalgamation. The local board had allocated $44,354.54 to 28 organisations for the Franklins rates remission grant.
Franklin Rural halls 19 Community Rural Halls receive annual funding to deliver community places across the local board area with $186,484 available. In August 2020 the local board resolved to base future funding on 5 year operational plans instead of the legacy targeted approach. A phase approach has been agreed for the development plans which includes 5 year plans over 4 phases. The first five halls that fall into the first phase were Waiau Pa, Waipipi, Karaka, Glenbrook and Te Toro. The local board approved 5 year operational plans for the second phase of rural halls for Āwhitu, Matakawau, Hūnua, Paparimu and Pukekohe East.
Franklin School Swimming Pool The local board adopted the local Grants Programme for the 2021/2022 financial year on t 27 April 2021 which sets a total school swimming pool budget of $25,000 to be allocated to local schools. 13 applications were received for the swimming school pool fund and $24,000 was allocated.
New community lease for RSA Franklin Incorporated In September business meeting the local board granted a new community least to Retuned & Services Association Franklin incorporated for part of the council owned Pukekohe War Memorial Hall. The board approved a term of ten years commencing 1 December 2021 with a two 10-year rights of renewal reaching final expiry date of 30 November 2051
Franklin Junior Sports Awards The local board in partnership with Counties Manukau Sport organised the annual junior sports awards to recognise the exceptional amount of young talent in our community that are playing sport. A wonderful event that was fortunate to have the Tokyo Olympic trampolining bronze medalist Dylan Schmidt as the Guest speaker. Congratulations to all who were nominated and those who won awards.
The Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund is a regionally contestable fund allocated through the Long Term Plan 2021-2031. The fund supports the development of community sport and recreation facilities across Auckland and looks to address gaps in provision and allows council to proactively respond to changing trends in sport and recreation. In June the local board endorsed three applications of Counties Tennis Association Incorporated $530,396, Waiuku Netball Centre Incorporated $230,000 and Auckland Rugby Union of $3,062,125 across three locations.
New community lease for the Beachlands Log Cabin In the November business meeting the local board granted a building lease to Takutai Charitable Trust for a term of five years commencing 1 December 2021 with one five year right of renewal and a final expiry date of 30 November 2031. The aims of the Trust are through a range of activities, events and initiatives to support and connect the local community with a particular focus on but not limited to the vulnerable, disenfranchised groups, new people to the area and youth from around the area. The youth component is in response to an initiative in 2019 where the local board funded a survey looking at how the local board could connect young people with their local areas and communities in the rural southeast Auckland better. This survey was developed to understand the community’s needs, the barriers to young people participating in their local area, and what could be done to help connect young people where they live. They also work to promote and inform the local community about environmental issues and where possible assist in the development of local solutions through a range of initiatives and activities.
Hire fee subsidy -off peak access Franklin This is a subsidy of hire fee over and above the hire fee framework for specific groups and specific off peak times through locally driven initiatives that the local board has direct control of. The full $13,000.00 has been administered to the community groups as approved by the local board.
Hire Fee Subsidy- specific groups This initiative provides community groups 100 per cent discount over and above the hire fee framework with the local board approving and allocating $24,134.00 in funding to those community groups. Community groups include community networks franklin, Pukekohe Senior Citizens Club, Franklin Heritage Forum , Well Women, 60s up Movement, Franklin Arts Festival, Clevedon Community and Business Association, Franklin Youth Advisory board and “lets do Lunch” Beachlands Community Hall.
Franklin Arts Broker programme This initiative supports diverse art activities that support community-led placemaking projects across the local board area. Some project deliveries include a Pukekohe Mural project led by a local high school teacher who worked with nationally acclaimed artist Jimmy Kouratoras to integrate local stories into the creative process of completing the mural. Other arts projects included Auranga late night tales with singer Ruta Ueta and sewing with Miss Gracie workshops in Clevedon.
Activation of parks, places and open spaces Support ‘free to attend’ events and activities that enable the community to be more active in our parks, paths and beaches. There were 36 scheduled activations delivered through the year and some activities were delivered in the COVID protection framework and vaccine passes were scanned for participants over twelve years of age. Some of these fun activities include:
Ako Kemu Māori – fun Maori games This is an opportunity for the community to learn a number of fun Māori games where they will use basic te reo while playing at the park. Participants will also learn whakapapa (genealogy) and tikanga (cultural customs) all delivered in our wonderful parks
Ako Hoe Waka- learn how to row a canoe This gives the community the opportunity to learn some basic te reo maori and paddling drills before hitting the moana on waka. This activity will cover water safety and everyone will have to work as a team. This was delivered at one of our popular beaches at Maraetai and has proved to be very popular event.
Kayaking Another fun opportunity to either learn a new skill or brush up on kayaking but don’t have the resources. Deliered in another safe beach where people of a range of skills and ability can participate.
· Junctioneer- Junk play pop up Tāmariki are able to come along to experience the wonder of playing with loose parts. It is a fun activation of building and exploring recycled and repurposed materials that is supported by Waiuku Zero waste team.
· Loose parts/ Messy play- Junk Play This utilises a wide range of large loose parts that otherwise destined for landfill for the whole family to enjoy. The participants are encouraged and challenged to design and construct their own play spaces limited only by their imaginations.
· Draft Auckland golf investment plan The board supported in principle the intent of the draft creating an overarching strategy to assist the council, golf clubs and community maximise the use of council owned land currently used as golf courses. They did not support the decision making framework plan to include the governing body on future decision making as local boards are key governance decision makers with regards to local provision of local sporting activities and open spaces to meet community needs. They also provided specific feedback for the Āwhitu, Waiuku and Clarks Beach golf courses.
· Advocacy items
· Provided feedback to the proposed new Bylaw to make a new Public Trading Events and Filming Bylaw 2022
· Provided feedback on the draft Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua- Age Friendly Auckland Action plan
· Provided feedback on proposal to make a new signs Bylaw 2022
· Provided feedback on the draft 2021 regional parks management plan
· Provided feedback on the refresh to the Significance and Engagement Policy for Council
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