I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

11.00am

19 Whangaparapara Road
Claris
Aotea / Great Barrier Island

 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

 

OPEN ADDENDUM AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Izzy Fordham

 

Deputy Chairperson

Luke Coles

 

Members

Susan Daly

 

 

Patrick O'Shea

 

 

Valmaine Toki

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Guia Nonoy

Democracy Advisor

 

23 September 2022

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 301 0101

Email: guia.nonoy@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


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Aotea / Great Barrier Island Destination Management Plan

File No.: CP2022/14365

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the local board with the first iteration of the Aotea / Great Barrier Island Destination Management Plan for consideration before being published for ongoing community involvement.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Tātaki Auckland Unlimited are tasked with the mapping and delivery of destination management plans (DMPs) to ensure Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland takes a holistic approach in planning for recovery of the visitor economy along with ensuring future plans consider a balanced approach to both marketing and management of the destination.

3.       Robust destination management plans for local board areas across Tāmaki Makaurau are planned for curation and delivery to support the identified outcomes and alignment to Destination AKL 2025 and DARP (Destination Activity Recovery Plan) for the visitor economy sector.

4.       Tātaki Auckland Unlimited engaged Stafford Strategy to scope, map out and deliver plans for Aotea/Great Barrier, Waiheke Island and Matakana Coast (East Rodney) as phase one of this work.

5.       The commitment is to develop plans in a collaborative way, so that they cover and represent a wide range of stakeholder viewpoints and input. This ensures issues and opportunities identified within local strategies and consultation with the council and CCO’s, local residents, businesses and iwi are bought to light, to ensure the visitor economy is leveraged as a sustainable industry and founding partnerships are formed.

6.       Following a workshop with mana whenua, the local board and stakeholders it was decided that with the inclusion of an indicative budget and consideration of ‘natural tranquility’, the first iteration of the Destination Management Plan would be presented to the Local Board for their consideration and then the plan be published for ongoing community involvement.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board:

a)      receive the first iteration of the Aotea / Great Barrier Destination Island Management Plan

b)      note further discussions are required for funding the implementation and way forward of the Aotea / Great Barrier Island Destination Management Plan.

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       Part of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited’s mandate has been to work with the Local Boards, Mana Whenua and tourism stakeholders in developing visitor economy strategies that enrich both economic and cultural prosperity in Tāmaki Makaurau. This work has experienced challenges, largely due to the impacts from Covid19.

8.       The destination management planning approach aims to add economic, environment and community value balanced with considered marketing and promotional activity so both host communities and visitor markets thrive in the build back, especially critical as the sector recovers and then into the future.

9.       The process of developing DMPs will create opportunities including:

·     Alignment with the community aspiration and engagement with the Local Boards Plan

·     Delivering sustainable destination management for Aotea / Great Barrier

·     Alignment with the Destination AKL 2025 Strategy and Destination AKL Recovery Plan

·     Alignment with the national destination management guidelines 

·     Help guide Tātaki Auckland Unlimited’s engagement with Local Boards from a destination management perspective so a consistent and sustainable regional approach is delivered across the wider Auckland landscape.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     A workshop was held on 6 September 2022 with mana whenua, local board and key stakeholders such as Department of Conservation and Destination Great Barrier Island. Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and Stafford Strategy representatives discussed the Executive Summary of the Destination Management Plan and next steps.

11.     Agreement was reached that with the inclusion of an indicative budget and consideration of ‘natural tranquility’, the first iteration of the Aotea / Great Barrier Island Destination Management Plan would be presented to the local board for their consideration and then the plan be published for ongoing community involvement.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

12.     This work has taken into account and integrated recommendations from Auckland’s Visitor Economy: Towards a Low-Carbon Future Final Report and findings from research including Sustainability Perceptions & Measures, Tourism Business, Tāmaki Makaurau Economic Climate Change Risk Assessment, Towards Sustainability: Strengthening community dimensions of Auckland tourism, and Literature Review – Destination Sustainability.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

13.     Further engagement will be required within council regarding some areas of development especially in consideration of funding implementation and way forward.

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

Local impacts and local board views

14.     Mana whenua, local board, stakeholder, and wider community views were captured through hui, stakeholder workshops and surveys.

15.     Feedback was considered and incorporated through the scoping, drafting and finalization of the Aotea / Great Barrier Destination Management Plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

16.     Shared governance and partnership approach to the development of this work was imperative. Mana whenua were invited to be part of the development of the plan. This opportunity was taken up by representatives of Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai Ki Aotea through hui and phone conversations.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

17.     This project was fully funded by Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and there are no local board financial implications for this report.

18.     It is noted that funding of the Destination Management Plan did not include implementation costs. Further discussions are required on how to fund implementation.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

19.     There are no risks associated with receiving this report.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

20.     The Aotea / Great Barrier Island Destination Management Plan will be published for ongoing community involvement.

21.     Discussions will continue between Auckland Council and Tātaki Auckland Unlimited on how to fund the implementation of the plan and the way forward.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Aotea / Great Barrier Island Destination Management Plan (to be tabled at the meeting)

9

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Annie Dundas – Head of Visitor Economy

Ness Freeman – Destination Management & Development Manager

Jacqui Fyers - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


 

 

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Aotea / Great Barrier Island Destination Management Plan

Aotea / Great Barrier Island Destination Management Plan (to be tabled at the meeting)