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




Meeting Room:



Wednesday, 19 April 2023


Kaipātiki Local Board Office
90 Bentley Avenue


Kaipātiki Local Board










John Gillon


Deputy Chairperson

Danielle Grant, JP



Paula Gillon



Erica Hannam



Melanie Kenrick



Tim Spring



Dr Janet Tupou



Adrian Tyler



(Quorum 4 members)




Jacinda Gweshe

Democracy Advisor


14 April 2023


Contact Telephone: (09) 484 6236

Email: Jacinda.Gweshe@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz





16        Local Crime Fund                                                 5


Local Crime Fund

File No.: CP2023/04373




Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek feedback from local boards on the preferred option for distribution of the Local Crime Fund. 

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Local Crime Fund is a one-off, $2 million central government allocation to Auckland Council for community safety / crime prevention initiatives.

3.       Staff have developed a series of options for distribution of the funding, with input from key community safety stakeholders.

4.       Feedback is being sought from all local boards on the preferred option for distribution of the funding by 26 April 2023.

5.       The feedback will inform a report to the Regulatory and Safety Committee to approve a decision, scheduled to be presented on 30 May 2023.

Ngā tūtohunga


That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide feedback, if any, on the preferred option for distribution of the Local Crime Fund.



6.       On 28 November 2022, the Prime Minister announced a multi-million dollar funding package to address retail crime and reoffending throughout New Zealand.

7.       Of that, $2 million was granted to Auckland Council to support crime prevention and youth engagement approaches or intervention programmes, referred to by council as the ‘Local Crime Fund’.

8.       The Local Crime Fund was set up to assist with crime prevention with a focus on youth interventions and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) measures such as patrols, street lighting, CCTV cameras, and planters, as well as community development. The CPTED guidelines have been provided in Attachment A (https://www.cpted.net/Primer-in-CPTED).

9.       The Regulatory and Safety Committee, by its delegations, have the necessary authority to approve the distribution method of the funding on behalf of the Governing Body. A report outlining the options will be presented on 30 May 2023 for the committee to consider.

10.     Local board views on the preferred option are being sought by the end of April 2023 on the decision being sought from the Regulatory and Safety Committee.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

11.     The funding will activate new or strengthen existing community-led partnerships that focus on youth crime prevention and town centre / retail crime prevention through a CPTED lens. It is a one-off fund that cannot be used to fund business-as-usual council operations.

12.     Staff have engaged community safety stakeholders formally and informally during the development of options to distribute the Local Crime Fund. This includes, but is not limited to, NZ Police, community patrols, Māori wardens, Business Associations, outreach services, Auckland Transport, Regulatory and Compliance and Youth Empowerment teams.

13.     Feedback from partners was key to ensuring there was alignment with existing initiatives and availability of partners to deliver on programme options.

14.     Staff have identified four potential options for distribution and spending of this fund for the consideration of the committee.




1.   Local board allocation – spend on local safety and youth initiatives

Funding would be included in the 2023-2024 local board work programme and earmarked for safety programmes, youth activation and town centre / retail safety CPTED outcomes.


Formula for funding allocation to be agreed.

·    Existing structure in place for distribution

·    Enables local responses and solutions to localised crime and youth offending issues.

·    Flexibility in how the investment can be distributed across the CPTED / youth prevention areas.

·    Opportunity to engage residents and businesses in community-led initiatives.

2.   Regional Grants programme

Distribution will be via regional grants where town centre / retailers would be invited to apply for funding for CPTED initiatives.


Regional or sub-regional youth organisations would be invited to apply for funding for intervention programmes.

·    Existing structures in place for distribution.

·    A contestable process may encourage innovative programmes and experienced youth organisations to apply.

·    Increases impact at subregional and regional level.

·    Higher level of investment for individual programmes may lead to greater impact and scalability.

·    Disbenefits include local and smaller groups missing out on funding and potential uneven distribution across region

3.   Combination option

Part funding would be included in the 2023-2024 local board work programme as safety lines with youth activation and town centre / retail safety CPTED outcomes.

Regional or sub-regional youth organisations would be invited to apply for funding for intervention programmes.

·    Existing structures in place for distribution.

·    Provides both a local and regional response.

·    Provides clearer differentiation between the two themes and processes.

·    Feedback from community stakeholders has identified this as the preferred option.

4.   Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) / Business Associations

Funding would be directly administered to BIDs and non-BID business associations for CPTED interventions and targeted youth initiatives.

·    Existing contracts and relationships with BIDs and Business Associations are in place to support development of distribution.

·    Low administration and grants management would be required for administration and distribution of funds.

·    Accountability would be monitored via local board/BID and business meeting reporting processes.


15.     For options one and three that recommend distributing funding through the local board work programme, relevant data is being reviewed to develop options on how funding could be distributed across all 21 local boards equitably.

16.     Staff intend to present a formula for distribution to the committee that is based on the locally driven initiatives funding (LDI) formula and considers relevant crime statistics, such as retail and youth crime, in order to ensure there is an equitable allocation to areas with greater need.

17.     Options to inform a decision on the formula for distribution via local boards are being worked on and will be presented alongside the relevant options in the report to the Regulatory and Safety Committee.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

18.     The decision at hand is an administrative matter and will not impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Concrete projects that will be funded in the future from this fund will be assessed individually for their impact on climate change when they are identified and approved.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

19.     The impacts of this decision on the council group will be minimal. The options identified are designed to utilise existing mechanisms for efficiency purposes.

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

Local impacts and local board views

20.     The feedback from local boards will inform a decision by the Governing Body through its Regulatory and Safety Committee on the administration of funding given to the council to address retail crime and reoffending in local communities. Local boards are being invited through this report to share their views and preferences on the options available to the committee.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     The impact of the distribution of the Local Crime Fund on Māori has not been assessed. The overall purpose of the fund is to address crime and is therefore expected to have a positive impact on all communities including Māori.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

22.     There are no adverse financial implications of the decision being sought.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

23.     There are no risks associated with the feedback decision being sought from local boards. Local board feedback will be shared with the committee for consideration in the making of their final decisions.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

24.     Staff will be attending the Local Board Chairs’ Forum on 17 April 2023 to provide an update on the Local Crime Fund programme and inform chairpersons of the request for local board feedback. 

25.     Feedback from local boards, if any, will be collated and included in the report to the Regulatory and Safety Committee under the local impacts and local board views section.

26.     The decision of the Regulatory and Safety Committee will be available in the published minutes of the 30 May 2023 meeting.

27.     The programme will be delivered during 2023/2024.


Ngā tāpirihanga






19 April 2023 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidance



Ngā kaihaina



Michal Dziwulski – Regional Community Safety Advisor


Mirla Edmundson - General Manager Connected Communities

Carol Hayward – Acting Manager Planning and Operations

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager



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