Kaipātiki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Kaipātiki Local Board held in the Kaipātiki Local Board Office, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield on Wednesday, 20 September 2023 at 10.09am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

John Gillon

 

Deputy Chairperson

Danielle Grant, JP

 

Members

Paula Gillon

 

 

Erica Hannam

 

 

Melanie Kenrick

 

 

Tim Spring

 

 

Dr Janet Tupou

 

 

Adrian Tyler

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting, welcomed those in attendance followed by Member

Adrian Tyler leading the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

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 KT/2023/163

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member J Tupou:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 16 August 2023, including the confidential section, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

11

Auckland Transport - Auckland Rail Programme Business Case (ARPBC)

 

Resolution number KT/2023/164

MOVED by Member P Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          support the Auckland Rail Programme Business Case - 30-Year Investment Plan, and provide the following feedback:

i)           we support the extension of the heavy rail network to include North Auckland and beyond into Northland (irrespective of any future additional Waitemata harbour crossing) in order to get as many heavy vehicles off State Highways 1 and 16 as possible. Additionally freight needs to reach the North in civil defence emergencies.

ii)         we request investment into removing graffiti and litter from the rail corridor through Auckland as early as possible, as the rail corridors have been looking very untidy for some time. We also request an ongoing program of litter and graffiti removal along the tracks in order to keep our rail network tidy.

iii)        we support an aim of getting as much freight as possible off the road network onto rail.

iv)        we support passenger connections from North Auckland through to South Auckland (and beyond).

v)         we support the majority of funding for Auckland Rail coming from central government.

b)         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.

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

12

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

Resolution number KT/2023/165

MOVED by Member E Hannam, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note that input is being sought from local boards at the same time as public consultation due to the very tight timelines involved and the need to provide certainty for impacted Aucklanders.

b)         support Auckland Council agreeing to the funding package, and provide the following feedback:

i)           we believe the central government contribution should have been substantially higher percentage of the $2 billion package than the Auckland Council percentage, as it should for all disaster relief and recovery.

ii)         we request that the majority of funding to go towards the tangible delivery of projects rather than back-office expenses, such as consultant fees.

iii)        we request that priority is given to protect areas vulnerable to flooding such as the Wairau Valley, and also to protect existing council park assets, such as bush tracks and infrastructure, as well as natural streams.

iv)        we support the Making Space for Water programme, including the proposed addition to the “blue-green network” in Totara Vale.

v)         we request that funding from the package is not used to justify any reduction or off-set of local board budgets, such as capex renewals.

c)          provide the following feedback on the design of the Category 3 buyout process:

i)           we support the proposed Category 3 buy-out scheme.

ii)         we note that Auckland Council will administer the buyout process from start to finish, including the purchase and removal of homes and the ongoing land management. But it isn’t clear what the cost of this administrative overhead is and whether it has this been factored into the total proposed buyout fund.

iii)        we believe that uninsured and underinsured people should receive the same or less funding than insured. It is unfair to penalise insured people for doing the right thing. This was a concern during the immediate response when insured had to pay for their clean up and the uninsured didn’t, despite people with insurance not having received a payout at the time or necessarily had their own money available to cover those expenses.

iv)        we note that the buyout proposal is for residential properties and that non-residential properties are excluded from the scheme.  Investment to maintain vial light industrial areas such as Wairau Valley will require roading and water infrastructure investment which should be considered as part of the work programme.

v)         assuming this funding package is adopted by the Auckland Council, we note that voluntary buyouts for Category 3 properties will begin in November 2023. We consider a definitive deadline date to complete all buyouts should be published to encourage urgency in homeowners' decision-making process.

vi)        we note the proposal is silent on Category 2 or Category 1 properties abut a Category 3 property, and whether consideration may be given to buying out adjoining properties.

vii)      we note that this is a ‘one-off- response, but recommend that Auckland Council consider policies ad funding arrangements further similar catastrophic events.

d)         support Auckland Council advocating to central government to establish a national scheme to support recovery from future events, and to put in place better processes for managed retreat in advance of disaster.

e)          request urgent funding and prioritization to fix essential portions of the road network that are vulnerable to weather events, including the motorway junctions at 417 (Tristram Avenue offramp and on-ramp) and 419 (Northcote Road off-ramp), and the motorway between 421 (Onewa Road) and 420 (Esmonde Road), all of which are prone to significant flooding causing motorway closures.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Kaipātiki Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

Sugenthy Thomson, Lead Financial Advisor, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to address the board on this item.

 

A document titled ‘Updated version of Kaipātiki Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2023/166

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          adopt the draft 2022/2023 Kaipātiki Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A to the agenda 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.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 September 2023 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Updated version of Kaipātiki Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

 

14

Submissions and feedback on the draft Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023

 

Paul Edwards, Senior Local Board Advisor, was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2023/167

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member T Spring:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      receive submissions and feedback on the draft Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023.

b)      consider feedback when finalising the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023.

c)      request staff commence investigation of a local targeted rate proposal for protecting and enhancing the natural environment in Kaipātiki, with the following considerations:

i)           the investigation should focus on the following activity areas that received the most public support through the consultation process:

A)         Flood management

B)         Water quality improvement

C)         Bush track improvement

ii)         the investigation should be mindful that a combined 50 per cent of individuals and 86 per cent of organisations responded that they would be willing to pay either $0-$49 or $50-$99 annually on top of their rates bill

iii)        the investigation should be mindful of the consultation feedback received around affordability of an additional rate and potential to utilise existing council budgets to deliver the activities

iv)        the investigation should provide the detail required to develop and consult on a local targeted rate proposal

v)         it is noted that public consultation on a local targeted rate proposal is required prior to recommending to procced or not with such a targeted rate

vi)        it is noted that due to timeframes to do the required investigation, public consultation on this local targeted rate would not occur until at least year two of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034

vii)      the local board are kept updated on progress of the investigation, with opportunities to provide direction during the development of a proposal and to discuss the draft findings prior to coming formally to the local board for consideration.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Local board feedback on Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number KT/2023/168

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)      defer report to the 18 October 2023 business meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Local board feedback on Māori seats for Auckland Council

 

Resolution number KT/2023/169

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note that input is being sought from local boards at the same time as public consultation due to the tight deadline of 23 November under the Local Electoral Act 2001.

b)         provide the following feedback to the Governing Body on whether Māori seats should be established for Auckland Council for the 2025 local elections:

i)           we thank the Governing Body for consulting with the public and local boards on the matter of Māori seats.

ii)         we support the introduction of Māori seats for Auckland Council for the 2025 local election to help ensure a democratic voice for Auckland Māori, subject to the following conditions:

A)         that Māori seats are filled by election from those on the Māori electoral roll, to ensure democratic representation of Māori (the Parliamentary model);

B)         that Māori seats are not filled by appointment, as we see that is an undemocratic method;

C)         that if there are multiple Māori seats that they are elected by ward, including a Northern or North-Western representative;

D)         that any Māori seats are in addition to the 20 general ward seats, not a replacement of them;

E)         that the Independent Māori Statutory Body (IMSB) is dissolved, or their ability to vote on Governing Body committees is revoked. The IMSB was created instead of enacting the Royal Commission’s recommendation of Māori seats. If Māori seats are now created, then the role of the IMSB is no longer required, as elected Māori Councillors would hold the dual role of representing Māori and participating in policy and decision-making.

iii)        we support an investigation of Māori representation on local boards, such as the provision of elected Māori seats.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Biodiversity Credit System – central government discussion document

 

Resolution number KT/2023/170

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          delegate Members Paula Gillon and Melanie Kenrick the responsibility of preparing and submitting local board feedback on the Biodiversity Credit System, noting that:

i)           feedback is required by Friday 29 September

ii)         proposed board feedback will be circulated to all members via email for comment and indicative approval prior to it being submitted; and

iii)        finalised board feedback will be placed on the next available business meeting agenda for noting purposes.

CARRIED

 


 

 

18

Local board feedback on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill

 

Resolution number KT/2023/171

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          delegate Members Adrian Tyler and Erica Hannam the responsibility of preparing and submitting local board feedback on Auckland Council’s submission on the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill, noting that:

i)           feedback is required by Friday 29 September to be incorporated into council’s submission and feedback received by Monday 16 October will be appended to council’s submission;

ii)         proposed board feedback will be circulated to all members via email for comment and indicative approval prior to it being submitted; and

iii)        finalised board feedback will be placed on the next available business meeting agenda for noting purposes.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Local board feedback on bottom fishing access zones (trawl corridors) in the Hauraki Gulf

 

Resolution number KT/2023/172

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          delegate Members Adrian Tyler and Erica Hannam the responsibility of preparing and submitting local board feedback on Auckland Council’s submission on bottom fishing access zones (trawl corridors) in the Hauraki Gulf, noting that:

i)           feedback is required by Friday 29 September to be incorporated into council’s submission and feedback received by Monday 16 October will be appended to council’s submission;

ii)         proposed board feedback will be circulated to all members via email for comment and indicative approval prior to it being submitted; and

iii)        finalised board feedback will be placed on the next available business meeting agenda for noting purposes.

CARRIED

 


 

 

20

Additions to the 2022-2025 Kaipātiki Local Board meeting schedule

 

Paul Edwards, Senior Local Board Advisor, was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

Resolution number KT/2023/173

MOVED by Member T Spring, seconded by Member E Hannam:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          approve the three additional meeting dates to be added to the 2022-2025 Kaipātiki Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the Long-term Plan, and Local Board Agreement timeframes as follows:

i)           Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10.00am, at the Kaipātiki Local Board Office, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield.

ii)         Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 10.00am, at the Kaipātiki Local Board Office, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield.

iii)        Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 10.00am, at the Kaipātiki Local Board Office, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report

 

Documents titled ‘Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson’s Report – Part 1: Onewa Road Parking’ and ‘Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson’s Report – Part 2: General Update’ were tabled. A copy of the tabled documents have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2023/174

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the tabled chairperson’s reports.

b)         remain committed to the provision of daytime clearways on Onewa Road in order to remove on-street parking and alleviate congestion, especially for vehicles travelling eastwards towards the city.

c)          note that in order to achieve daytime clearways on Onewa Road, all on-street parking will eventually be removed.

d)         acknowledge the concerns of businesses at 108 and 170 Onewa Road at the recent loss of on-street parking outside their premises (project BYL-575).

e)          support the installation of new signage to let the public know that there is parking on Seaview Avenue and Wernham Place.

f)           support reinstating short-term parking (outside the hours of the transit lane) in the vicinity of 108 Onewa Road, but only on a temporary basis whilst investigation on additional parking on Seaview Avenue is underway, or until the parking is required to be removed through the installation of a permanent daytime clearway on Onewa Road.

g)         oppose reinstating parking in the vicinity of 170 Onewa Road due to the pinch-point created at the intersection with Kauri Glen Road, and because this parking will need to be removed in the future for the installation of a permanent daytime clearway.

h)         note our previous resolution (KT/2023/134) requesting an investigation of new on-street parking and a loading zone at the north-eastern side of Seaview Ave, Northcote, to help mitigate the loss of parking on Onewa Road.

i)           thank Auckland Transport for removing pinch-points on Onewa Road, and for meeting with concerned businesses and identifying alternative solutions.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 September 2023 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report - Part 1: Onewa Road Parking

b     20 September 2023 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report - Part 2: General Update

 

 

22

Members' Reports

 

22.1

Member report - Melanie Kenrick

 

Resolution number KT/2023/175

MOVED by Member M Kenrick, seconded by Member T Spring:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the verbal report from Member Melanie Kenrick.

CARRIED

 

22.2

Member report - Deputy Chairperson Danielle Grant

 

Resolution number KT/2023/176

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member J Tupou:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the verbal report from Deputy Chairperson Danielle Grant.

 

CARRIED

 

22.3

Member report - Erica Hannam

 

Resolution number KT/2023/177

MOVED by Member E Hannam, seconded by Member J Tupou:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the verbal report from Member Erica Hannam.

CARRIED

 

 

22.4

Member report - Adrian Tyler

 

Resolution number KT/2023/178

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the verbal report from Member Adrian Tyler.

 

CARRIED

 

 

23

Governing Body and Independent Māori Statutory Board Members' Update

 

There were no updates provided at this time.

 

 

24

Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule

 

Resolution number KT/2023/179

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member T Spring:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the Kaipātiki Local Board October 2023 Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule and September – November 2023 workshop forward work programme.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Workshop Records - Kaipātiki Local Board - August 2023

 

Resolution number KT/2023/180

MOVED by Member E Hannam, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          note the record for the Kaipātiki Local Board workshop held on Wednesday 2 August 2023, Wednesday 9 August 2023, Wednesday 23 August 2023 and Wednesday 30 August 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

11.31am.                                            The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Kaipātiki Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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