Albert-Eden Local Board






Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held in the Albert-Eden Local Board Office, 114 Dominion Road, Mt Eden and online via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 14 September 2023 at 3.00pm.


Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present



Margi Watson


Deputy Chairperson

Kendyl Smith

In attendance online via Microsoft Teams.


José Fowler



Julia Maskill



Christina Robertson



Liv Roe



Rex Smith



Jack Tan




Albert-Eden Local Board

14 September 2023




1          Nau mai | Welcome


Chairperson M Watson commenced the meeting with a karakia and welcomed all in attendance.



2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies


There were no apologies.





3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number AE/2023/127

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member R Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting held on Thursday, 24 August 2023, as true and correct.




5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence


There were no requests for leave of absence.



6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.



7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions


There were no petitions.



8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations


There were no deputations.



9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum


There was no public forum.



10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.




Albert-Eden Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023


Hao Chen – Lead Financial Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.


An information document was tabled for this item. A copy will be placed on the official minutes and made available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.


Resolution number AE/2023/128

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      adopt the tabled draft 2022/2023 Albert-Eden Local Board Annual Report.

b)      note that any proposed changes after the adoption will be clearly communicated and agreed with the chairperson before the report is submitted for adoption by the Governing Body on 28 September 2023.




a     20230914 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 11: Albert-Eden Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023 - Updated Attachment A




Submissions and feedback on the draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023


Emma Reed – Senior Local Board Advisor, was in attendance to speak to the report.


Resolution number AE/2023/129

MOVED by Member J Tan, seconded by Member J Fowler:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive submissions and feedback on the draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023.

b)      consider feedback when finalising the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023.





Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024


Resolution number AE/2023/130

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         whakarite / support Auckland Council’s draft feedback on the proposed direction of the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024.

b)        support the identified six strategic priorities that the government wants its investment programme to achieve subject to the proposals suggested in Auckland Council’s draft submissions:

i)          Maintaining and operating the system – the condition of the existing transport system is efficiently maintained at a level that meets the current and future needs of users. Increasing resilience – the transport system is better able to cope with natural and anthropogenic hazards.

ii)         Reducing emissions – transitioning to a lower carbon transport system safety – transport is made substantially safer for all sustainable urban and regional development – people can readily and reliably access social, cultural, and economic opportunities through a variety of transport options.  Sustainable urban and regional development is focused on developing resilient and productive towns and cities that have a range of low-emission transport options and low congestion.

iii)       Integrated freight system – well-designed and operated transport corridors and hubs that provide efficient, reliable, resilient, multi-modal, and low carbon connections to support productive economic activity.

c)         propose the following additional strategic priorities:

i)          Investment in nationwide rapid rail for passengers to empower households to connect with opportunities around the country without depending on a private car.

ii)         Enable the direct provision of public transport services by councils by replacing the public transport operating model.

iii)       Increase the accessibility of e-bikes for people on low incomes via subsidies and hire schemes.

iv)       Road maintenance projects to consider improvements to active and public transport infrastructure, such as cycleways and busways.





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


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.





3.14pm.                                              The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.