Puketāpapa Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Puketāpapa Local Board held in the Local Board Office, 560 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings on Thursday, 17 August 2023 at 10.00am.


Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present



Ella Kumar, JP


Deputy Chairperson

Fiona Lai



Roseanne Hay



Mark Pervan



Bobby Shen

On line via Microsoft Teams


Jon Turner



Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT



Christine Fletcher

with apology


Julie Fairey

with apology







1          Nau mai | Welcome

            Member Jon Turner delivered the welcome message.


2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies


There were no apologies.


3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest


Member B Shen declared an interest for Item 8.1 David Mitchell and Max Sharhan – Roskill Together for his involvement with Roskill Chinese Group.

Chair E Kumar declared an interest for Item 8.1 David Mitchell and Max Sharhan – Roskill Together for her involvement with Roskill Chinese Group.


4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/108

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 20 July 2023, including the confidential section, as a true and correct.



5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.


7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions


There were no petitions.


8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations



Deputation: David Mitchell and Max Sarhan - Roskill Together


An information documents was given.   A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

An information booklet was also given titled “Mt Roskill’s Hidden Gems” the web address for this information www.roskilltogether.org.nz



Resolution number PKTPP/2023/109

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      thank David Mitchell and Max Sarhan from Roskill Together for their deputation and presentation.




a     Puketapapa Local Board Business meeting, Item 8.0 Deputation, 8.1 Roskill Together




Deputation - Rev. Dr. Colin S Marshall - St John's Community Centre and Community Emergency Hub


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/110

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson F Lai, seconded by Member J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whakamihi / thank Rev. Dr Colin S Marshall for his deputation and presentation.





Deputation - Sean Selby - Auckland Regional Public Health Service


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/111

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whakamihi / thank Sean Selby and Dr Michael Hale for their presentation.




9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum


There was no public forum.


10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

There was no extraordinary business.



Auckland Transport - Auckland Rail Programme Business Case (ARPBC)


Matthew Rednall, Auckland Transport and Ben Smith KiwiRail were in attendance to speak to the report.


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/112

MOVED by Member J Turner, seconded by Chairperson E Kumar:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         tautoko / support the Auckland Rail Programme Business Case - 30-Year Investment Plan

b)        tautoko / support the need for of a well maintained, resilient and attractive heavy rail network that supports passenger and freight movements and delivers economic benefits to both the regional and national economy.

c)         tautoko /support the inclusion of the Avondale-Southdown corridor and recommends the Governing Body supports this inclusion, noting it would connect the entire Puketāpapa area to the rail network which we currently do not have access to, as well as the wider benefits it would bring to the region through adding freight and passenger capacity.




Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/113

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide feedback on the draft CDEM Group Plan (Attachment A).


b)        tautoko /support the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan (CDEMGP).





Local board feedback on the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Plan and Making Space for Water


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/114

MOVED by Member J Turner, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)    whakarite / provide feedback on the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Plan and the Making Space for Water programme, as set out in the public consultation documents (Attachments A, B, and C

b)    whakarite / provide feedback on the proposed principles and structure of the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Plan.

c)    acknowledge the struggle many in the board area faced during and following the storm events in 2023, particularly in coastal areas and those around waterways such as Te Auaunga and the Whau creek. Many residents remain unable to access their homes and/or are struggling with the rebuild and facing uncertainty around potential buy-back programmes.

d)    acknowledge the strong community response across the board area to awhi/support each other.

e)    support the overall structure for the recovery programme, based on the four whenu/strands of Community and Social recovery, Māori partnership and participation, economic recovery and the Natural and built environment.

f)     note the need for Central Government funding to progress the work.

g)    support the four objectives for managing flood risks of reducing flood risks; avoid creating new flood risks; raising people’s awareness of flood risks; and being prepared for flood events.  Note that as part of avoiding creating new flood risks, there may be a need to reassess consents on flood plain areas and note the substantial work being undertaken by Kāinga Ora within the Te Auanga/Oakley Creek catchment.

h)     make the following comments on the 9 initiatives as part of the Making Space for Water:

i)       support the need for increased maintenance of waterways and request a programme of sharing this maintenance between Community Facilities and Healthy Waters. Many of these waterways sit in parks managed by Community Facilities but the waterway is managed by Healthy Waters. Request an easier tool for community to report issues directly to Healthy Waters.

ii)      support the use of Flood intelligence to understand flood patterns.

iii)    support a focus on community-led flood resilience and request that the disability community is consulted early in the creation of resources focused on this.

iv)    support stream rehabilitation works being prioritised by Auckland Council.

v)      support a different focus for rural communities compared to urban communities.

vi)    support upgrading the capacity and safety of high-priority culverts and bridges.

vii)   strongly support the creation and expansion of ‘blue-green networks’, noting the existing spaces within the board area. This initiative will work alongside the other initiatives to lessen the impact of rainfall events along the catchments.

viii)  support overland flow path management of private property and request further information on actions Council can take to ensure these are managed.

ix)    support council working with property owners that are ‘high risk’ to identify next steps and ensure this is resourced to support members of the public with English as a second language.

i)    request that work being done to build a partnership between Council and residents includes residents with a disability as a priority, as well as ensuring that different ethnic groups are supported to be involved in this mahi.





Local board feedback on the draft Future Development Strategy


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/115

MOVED by Member B Shen, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)          whakarite / provide feedback on the draft Future Development Strategy.

b)          acknowledge that community feedback supports the Future Development Strategy

c)          support the proposed Future Development Strategy and its principles

d)          request that Principle 4 ‘Protect and restore the natural environment’ has an increased focus toward provision of open space, parks and nature alongside development areas.

e)          request that the Future Development Strategy ensures that the provision of community facilities is appropriate for the level of urban development

f)           note that support for the proposal is driven by the Board's aspiration for a quality compact city as per the Auckland Plan 2050 and for Tāmaki Makaurau to grow sustainably without urban sprawl with urban sprawl being defined in this context as “the rapid expansion of the geographic extent of cities and towns, often characterised by low-density residential housing, single-use zoning, and increased reliance on the private automobile for transportation” (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

g)          strongly support the reduction of urban sprawl (any development in the rural outskirts of Auckland) due to the need for significant capital for infrastructure, ongoing funding needed to support such infrastructure and the lack of transport options

h)          note that a quality compact city also reduces carbon emissions by promoting low-carbon, more local lifestyles and a reduction of embodied carbon in materials used to build infrastructure.

i)           support the development of existing urban settings where existing communities thrive and which is well connected to frequent transport networks

j)           note the significant growth in housing and commercial centres in Puketāpapa has already occurred, is occurring, and is planned for the future, for example the Auckland Housing Programme, in Mt Roskill and Wesley.

k)          request that the timeframe on the spatial prioritisation map for the Mt Roskill area, currently signalled as year 11-30, be brought forward and prioritised to address currently developed areas and future plans which will be within the next 10 years, such as the Three Kings Quarry development.

l)           request the consideration of the 30-year Area Plan developed and adopted by the Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards which explores the actions and opportunities that pair in with said growth.

m)        support ‘strengthen centres’ with funding and effort be focused on existing centres as opposed to fuelling the development of areas far away from urban Auckland to maximise benefit and improve existing infrastructure.

n)          support neighbourhood-level sustainability and community related to mixed-use develop in a growing and developing Auckland, particularly around transport hubs

o)          note that Dominion Road (including Dominion Road Extension) is noted as a spine in the Auckland isthmus and that this road is due for substantial renewal due to its uncertain transport future and this is urgently needed to support growth along the corridor and surrounding areas

p)          support the encouragement of mixed-use development with housing and commerce, particularly around train stations, transport hubs, employment hubs and centres (from local centres upwards)

q)          encourage better access to employment along public transport corridors so that people have a choice of how they get to work.

r)           request that there are frequent transport networks for intensified centres such as Roskill, need to be planned for. eg frequent bus routes and bus prioritisation, unobstructed bus lanes between employment hubs

s)          support the identification of reducing environmental degradation as a key challenge of urban growth and note the historical issues caused by development across the Puketāpapa area, particularly around awa and moana.





Local board feedback on current proposals for achieving funding equity through the Long-term Plan


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/116

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      indicate its tautoko / support (or otherwise), with reasons and alternatives if appropriate, on the following components of the proposal to address local board funding inequity.

Scope of the proposal

b)      tautoko / support locally driven initiatives (LDI) funding being included in the scope for this analysis, in the light of increased local board decision-making and 80:15:5 being adopted as the equitable model.

c)      tautoko / support limiting the scope of the local board funding equity project to local community services and LDI funding.

d)      tautoko / support excluding the following items from the scope:

i)       growth funding

ii)      funding for discrete projects

iii)     other specific-purpose funds such as slips remediation and coastal renewals

iv)     targeted rate funding

v)      other local activities such as local environmental management, local planning and development, and local governance

vi)     most unallocated budgets, with the possible exception of some minor capex for response renewals and new non-growth investment.

e)      tautoko / support considering capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) funding separately for achieving equity.


f)       tautoko / support seeking to achieve funding equity for local boards in a much shorter timeframe (three years) than the 10–15-year period approved in-principle in 2021, noting that this may mean a reduction in funding for some local boards.

g)      tautoko / support taking a staged implementation approach of using year one of the Long-term Plan (i.e., 2024-2025) to prepare, and implementing the changes from year two.

Alternative options

h)      tautoko / support achieving equity by using a mix of new funding and reallocating funding from local boards that are currently funded over the equitable funding level to local boards that are funded below the equitable funding level.

i)       tautoko / support holding new funding in the later seven years of LTP 2024-2034 in a pool which is to be allocated to local boards according to agreed criteria, which is yet to be developed, if getting most local boards to within 5% of funding equity in 3 years is pursued.

Multi-board services

j)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the proposal for multi-board services needs further investigation to better understand the implications for local boards and the governance structure and that further advice will be brought to the Joint Governance Working Party and local boards in due course.









Local board feedback on the proposed direction of the draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2024


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/117

MOVED by Member B Shen, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide feedback on the proposed direction of the draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for 2024-2030.

b)        acknowledge the need to review the 2018 Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.

c)        support the following opportunities to guide the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for 2024:

i)          continuing on our current waste minimisation pathway by 2040 including standardisation of kerbside services, reflecting the Revised Resource Recovery Network Strategy 2021, and an ongoing focus on litter, illegal dumping and marine waste

ii)        refreshing our focus areas for commercial waste streams, with a key focus on construction and demolition waste, organic, plastics, cardboard/paper and textile waste

iii)       strengthening our focus on climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience

iv)       extending our food scraps collection services to additional urban areas

v)        reflecting ways to strengthen our partnership approach with mana whenua, and recognise the benefits of te ao Māori

vi)       re-focusing advocacy to central government to ensure that delivery of the 2023 waste strategy goals and targets, and that cross-ministry policy supports a circular economy

vii)      continuing to address waste generated from council and council-controlled organisations’ operational activities, particularly from activities generating high volumes of waste

viii)    refreshing actions to work closely with others, recognising that we cannot get to zero waste by acting alone.

d)     request that an inclusive strategy is created for multi-unit development (MUDs) noting that:

i)           some apartment complexes currently use non-council services so are not included in the council’s waste management and minimisation plan related services.

ii)        there is an increase in apartment complexes across the region

iii)       it reaches a lot of people in one go so can have great impact on waste minimisation

iv)       it has been noted in the past that council waste services can be provided to apartments but only if it meets council’s specifications, however design standards for this are not clear or are not mandatory

e)  request consideration of intensification (townhouse MUDs) and its effect on bin space along the kerbside and public amenity - accessibility along the footpath, ability to collect, and damage of public street furniture (street sign poles, cycle racks).

f)   request that the source of waste should be considered and targeted to reduce waste and increase circularity, for instance:

v)        reducing hard to recycle or reuse composite materials

vi)       reduce one-off use items

vii)      promoting the reuse of material and products that can have a continued life after the original use

viii)    working with central government on this.





2025 Auckland Council elections - electoral system


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/118

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whakarite /provide feedback to the Governing Body on whether the electoral system should be changed from First Past the Post to Single Transferable Voting for the 2025 elections.

b)        support the First Past the Post system for the 2025 elections.





Auckland Council's Quarterly Performance Report: Puketāpapa Local Board for quarter four 2022/2023


Mary Hay, Senior Local Board Advisor, Local Board Services and David Rose, Lead Financial Advisor, Financial Strategy and Planning were in attendance to speak to this report.


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/119

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the performance report for quarter four ending 30 June 2022.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the financial performance report in Attachment B of the report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group results for 2022/2023 are released to the New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX) which are expected to be made public on or about 29 August 2023.




Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates


Local Area Ward Councillors’ Christine Fletcher and Julie Fairey were unable to attend due to their attendance at the Transport and Infrastructure Committee meeting.

A tabled report was presented by Councillor Julie Fairey and will be part of the Minutes Attachment.


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/120

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors’ tabled update from Councillor Julie Fairey.





a     20230817 Puketāpapa Local Board, Item 19 Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates, Councillor Julie Fairey's Report June and July 2023



Chairperson’s Report


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/121

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson F Lai, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive Ella Kumar’s Chairperson’s update.



Note: correction of the spelling of Ella Kumar’s name in the attachment field of the agenda document.



Board Member Reports




Bobby Shen Board Member Report



Resolution number PKTPP/2023/122

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive Bobby Shen’s board member report.





Jon Turner Board Member Report


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/123

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive Jon Turner’s board member report





Record of Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Notes


Resolution number PKTPP/2023/124

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the Puketāpapa Local Board workshop notes for: 27 July 2023 and 03  August 2023.









Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar


MOVED by Deputy Chairperson F Lai, seconded by Chairperson E Kumar:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa/governance forward work programme calendar for August 2023.





24        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.




11.40 am                                            The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.