Manurewa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Manurewa Local Board held in the Manurewa Local Board Office, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa and via video conference (Microsoft Teams) on Thursday, 21 September 2023 at 1.32pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Glenn Murphy

 

Deputy Chairperson

Matt Winiata

 

Members

Joseph Allan

 

 

Heather Andrew

Via electronic attendance

 

Anne Candy

 

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

Via electronic attendance, left at 2.47pm

 

Andrew Lesa

Via electronic attendance, left at 2.37pm

 

Rangi McLean

 

 

 

TE HUNGA ĀPITI KUA TAE MAI | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Daniel Newman, JP

From 1.41pm to 2.13pm


Manurewa Local Board

21 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Member Rangi McLean opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Members Angela Cunningham-Marino and Andrew Lesa declared an interest in Item 15 - 2023/2024 Manurewa Rangatahi Youth Grants and did not speak or vote on this item.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number MR/2023/153

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 14 September 2023, 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

 

 

9.1

Public Forum – Marshal Walia

 

Marshal Walia was in attendance to speak to the board about the proposed pedestrian crossing on Great South Road outside Nanaksar Sikh Temple.

 

Resolution number MR/2023/154

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)       thank Marshal Walia for his attendance.  

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum – Richard and Joanna Casey

 

Richard and Joanna Casey were in attendance to speak to the board about cycleways.

A survey from Manurewa High School was provided.

A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number MR/2023/155

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)       thank Richard and Joanna Casey for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023: Manurewa Local Board  - Item 9.2 Public Forum Richard and Joanna Casey - Proposed Cycleway on Browns Road Form

b     21 September 2023: Manurewa Local Board  - Item 9.2 Public Forum Richard and Joanna Casey - Proposed Cycleway on Browns Road Survey

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Governing Body Members' Update

 

Councillor Angela Dalton’s written update was tabled at the meeting.

A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council

website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number MR/2023/156

MOVED by Member R McLean, seconded by Chairperson G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the verbal update from Councillor Daniel Newman and written update from Councillor Angela Dalton.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023: Manurewa Local Board - Item 11 Governing Body Members' Update - Councillor Angela Dalton

 

 

12

Chairperson's Update

 

The Chairperson’s written report was tabled at the meeting.

A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council

website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number MR/2023/157

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the written report from the Manurewa Local Board Chairperson.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023: Manurewa Local Board - Item 12 Chairperson's written report

 

 

13

Manurewa Local Board Annual Report 2022/2023

 

Resolution number MR/2023/158

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Winiata:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      adopt the draft 2022/2023 Manurewa 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

 

 

14

Auckland Transport - Manurewa Local Board update September 2023

 

Resolution number MR/2023/159

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson M Winiata, seconded by Chairperson G Murphy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)       receive the report from Auckland Transport on its September update

Manurewa Transport Choices Package

b)        provide the following feedback regarding the Manurewa Transport Choices Package:

i)       the board supports the proposed pedestrian crossing improvements on the following roads:

A)    Kerrydale Road

B)    Grande Vue Road

C)    Burundi Avenue

D)    Beatty Avenue

E)    Wattle Farm Road

F)    Tington Avenue

G)    David Avenue and Dennis Avenue

H)    Great South Road (Nanaksar Sikh Temple)

iii)    the board supports the proposed improvements to bus stops on key routes in Manurewa, improved connections between bus and train services in Manurewa, and parking / drop off improvements at Manurewa Interchange

iv)    the board supports the proposed footpath improvements on the following roads:

A)    Ashkirk Place

B)    Dr Pickering Avenue

C)    Elrita Place

D)    Eulogy Place

E)    Tamworth Close

v)     the board supports the proposal to undertake improvements to the following intersections to increase the safety of cyclists and pedestrians:

A)    Chonny Crescent / Browns Road

B)    Katikati Drive / Rowandale Road / Browns Road

C)    McVilly Road / Russell Road/ Browns Road / Dalgety Drive / Browns Road

D)    Myers Road / Great South Road

E)    Great South Road / Weymouth Road / Alfriston Road

F)    Russell Road / Weymouth Road

G)    Coxhead Road / Weymouth Road

H)    Friedlanders Road / Wordsworth Road / Weymouth Road

xi)    the board requests that the pedestrian crossing on Great South Road near the Nanaksar Sikh Temple proceed to construction as soon as possible, noting that design and consultation on this project has been completed, and that it has been identified as a priority project for the board and the local community

c)        note that Manurewa Local Board continue to advocate for projects that enable safe cycling and walking as part of local climate action, and request that Auckland Transport engage meaningfully with the local board and community on options that deliver the environmental and safety outcomes sought

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

d)        note the reduction in the Manurewa Local Board’s indicative budget for the Local Board Transport Capital Fund for the 2022-2025 term from $2.65M to $2.55M.

e)        allocate the board’s Local Board Transport Capital Fund allocation to the following projects:

i)       Te Mahia Station Entrance Improvements $1,064,993

ii)     Roys Road Traffic Calming $175,000

iii)   Riverton / Porchester Corner Improvements $200,000

iv)   Driver Feedback Signs Relocation $16,000

v)    Real Time Display Board $40,000

vi)    Dennis Avenue Speed Calming $240,000

f)         note that the following previously funding Local Board Transport Capital Fund projects will continue to progress without the need for the board to allocate any additional funding:

i)       Finlayson Avenue Traffic Calming

ii)     Manurewa Bus Shelters

g)        agree to place on hold the following Local Board Transport Capital Fund project until budget becomes available to progress it:

i)       Manurewa Train Station Awning

h)        note that, if Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency does not approve Climate Emergency Response Fund – Transport Choices funding for delivery of the pedestrian crossing on Great South Road near the Nanaksar Sikh Temple, the board would like to reconsider its allocating of funding from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to prioritise delivery of this project.

CARRIED

 

 

Resolution number MR/2023/160

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

b)        provide the following feedback regarding the Manurewa Transport Choices Package:

ii)     the board supports the view of Reremoana School that a pedestrian crossing on Turnberry Drive is a higher priority for delivery than the proposed pedestrian crossing improvements on Hadley Wood Drive.

CARRIED

 

 

Pursuant to Standing Orders 1.9.7 the following members requested that their dissenting vote be recorded against clause b) ii) as they support the entire Manurewa CERF package:

·         Member Joseph Allan

·         Member Andrew Lesa

 

 

Resolution number MR/2023/161

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

b)        provide the following feedback regarding the Manurewa Transport Choices Package:

vi)       the board does not support the proposal to install on-road cycle separators on Browns Road, Weymouth Road, and Great South Road, for the following reasons:

A)     the existing cycle lanes on these roads are not well used, and the board does not believe that sufficient evidence has been provided that installing the proposed on-road separators will result in a significant increase in usage. Without compelling evidence to quantify the increase in usage of the cycle lanes, there is no way to quantify any reduction in emissions that may result from installing these separators. On this basis, we do not consider that installing the separators would represent a good investment of public funds

B)     information provided to the board suggests that most accidents involving cyclists in Manurewa occur at intersections. The board therefore takes the view that investment in intersection improvements is a better use of funds than installing on-road cycle separators

C)     the board believes that installing on-road cycle separators using the current configuration of cycle lanes on Browns Road, Weymouth Road, and Great South Road will cause problems for wider vehicles, such as heavy goods vehicles, that frequently use these roads, and will not significantly increase the safety of cyclists when they are being passed by such vehicles

vii)      notwithstanding vi) above, the board is open to further discussions regarding implementing installation of cycle separators on the basis that:

A)        the cycle separators are of a type that is less disruptive to traffic than concrete separators, and

B)        the road or roads on which the cycle separators are to be installed is agreed between the board and Auckland Transport, and

C)        the cycle separators would be removed after a trial period of 1-2 years if no significant uptake in cycling is demonstrated

The board requests that Auckland Transport engage further with the board to explore this option

viii)     the board acknowledges that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has expressed a preference for funding Auckland Transport to deliver the Manurewa Transport Choices Package in its entirety. However, the board remains of the view that benefits of the pop-up cycleway protection component of this package are not well evidenced, and that it does not represent a good investment of public funds.

ix)       the board requests that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency approve implementation funding to Auckland Transport to enable delivery of the pedestrian crossing improvement, Rapid Transport Network improvement, footpath improvement, and intersection improvement components of the Manurewa Transport Choices Package, as set out in b) i) – v) above, without delay on the basis that these components will support modal shift and reduction in carbon emissions in the Manurewa community

x)         the board recommends that Auckland Transport does not continue to pursue funding for, and that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency does not approve implementation funding for, the pop-up cycleway protection component of the Manurewa Transport Choices Package for the reasons set out in b) vi) above, unless the conditions set out in b) vii) above are met. 

xii)      request that Auckland Transport staff facilitate an opportunity for the Chair and Deputy Chair to meet with Waka Kotahi staff to discuss opportunities for package amendments before the October decision, so that the local board views are received directly.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member H Andrew

Member A Candy

Member R McLean

Chairperson G Murphy

Deputy Chairperson M Winiata

Against

Member J Allan

Member A Cunningham-Marino

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 5 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

Pursuant to Standing Orders 1.9.7 the following members requested that it be recorded that they support the entire Manurewa CERF package:

·         Member Joseph Allan

·         Member Angela Cunningham-Marino

 

Pursuant to Standing Orders 1.9.7 Member Matt Winiata requested it be recorded that he supports the pedestrian safety aspects of the Manurewa CERF package but against the concrete cycleway separators.

 

 

Member Andrew Lesa left the meeting at 2.37pm.

 

 

15

2023/2024 Manurewa Rangatahi Youth Grants

 

Members Angela Cunningham-Marino and Andrew Lesa declared an interest in Item 15 - 2023/2024 Manurewa Rangatahi Youth Grants and did not speak or vote on this item.

 

Resolution number MR/2023/162

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      to fund, part-fund, or decline applications received to the 2023/2024 Manurewa Rangatahi Youth Grants

Application ID

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount approved/

declined

YG2410-103

Towards course fee, travel cost and accommodation

$2,000.00

$1,750.00

YG2410-104

Towards purchasing a laptop

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

YG2410-107

Towards uniform, Chromebook, travel and stationary cost

$2,000.00

$1,000.00

YG2410-108

Towards electrician toolkit and work PPE

$2,000.00

$1,000.00

YG2410-109

Towards course fee and stationery

$2,000.00

$1,500.00

YG2410-115

Towards travel cost from Manurewa to university

$2,000.00

$1,750.00

YG2410-116 

Towards course fee

$2,000.00

$1,750.00

YG2410-118

Towards travel and accommodation cost to attend Le cours d'école

$2,000.00

$1,750.00

YG2410-119

Towards laptop and technology resources

$2,000.00

$0.00

Declined – recommend applying to Local Grant Round

YG2410-120 

Towards university cost

$2,000.00

$1,500.00

YG2410-121

Towards course fee

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

YG2410-123

Towards course fee, transportation and device upgrading cost

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

YG2410-124

Towards accounting course fee

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

YG2410-126 

Towards travel, accommodation and related cost, stationaries and books, clothing and new laptop

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

YG2410-131

Towards travel cost, headphones and stationaries

$1,500.00

$0.00

Ineligible

YG2410-133

Towards travel, accommodation, and food cost for a Waka Ama training and development camp for ten female youth in Rotorua.

$2,000.00

$0.00

Ineligible

YG2410-134

Towards university expenses

$2,000.00

$1,000.00

 

YG2410-136 

Towards gym membership and sports gears

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

YG2410-137 

Towards course and related travel cost

$2,000.00

$1,750.00

YG2410-138

Towards course related technology cost and travel cost

$2,000.00

$1,250.00

YG2410-139

Towards course related equipment cost and transportation cost

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

Total

 

$41,500.00

$30,000.00

CARRIED

 

 

Member Angela Cunningham-Marino left the meeting at 2.47pm.

 

 

16

Transform Manukau: Te Whakaoranga o te Puhinui Regeneration, Te Aka Raataa Section Capital Works Concept Plan

 

Resolution number MR/2023/163

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      approve the Te Aka Raataa Puhinui Stream Concept Plan (Attachment A)

b)      note that this report and attachment will be shared with the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board

CARRIED

 

 

17

Manurewa Play Network Gap Analysis

 

Resolution number MR/2023/164

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member A Candy:  

That the Manurewa Local Board: 

a)      whai / adopt the Manurewa Play Network Gap Analysis (Attachment A to the agenda report) as the guiding document to inform decision making on playspace development priorities. 

CARRIED

 

 

18

Funding Auckland's Storm Recovery and Resilience

 

Resolution number MR/2023/165

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / 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)      whakahē / decline to provide feedback on whether the local board supports Auckland Council agreeing to the funding package.

CARRIED

 


 

 

19

Local board feedback on Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number MR/2023/166

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)       whakarite / provide  the following input to the development of Auckland Council’s submission on the Emergency Management Bill:

i)       the board supports in principle the Emergency Management Bill.

Greater recognition of the role of Māori and enhancing Māori participation

ii)     the board supports providing greater recognition of the role of Māori and enhancing Māori participation throughout the emergency management system

Critical infrastructure

iii)    the board supports the proposed measures to identify critical infrastructure, clarify duties to ensure that infrastructure functions to the fullest extent possible during and after an emergency, and to manage risks relating to critical infrastructure

Emergency Management Committees, and functions and duties of local authority members

iv)    the board supports the proposed changes to clarify roles and responsibilities across the emergency management system, noting that Auckland Council would be the sole local authority member of Auckland’s Emergency Management Committee

Enabling equitable outcomes

v)     the board supports the proposal to require Emergency Management Committees to identify and engage with representatives of communities in their area that are likely to be disproportionately impacted by emergencies. These groups will be able to provide insights and advice that will not only benefit their own groups but the wider community

Improving operational effectiveness of the emergency management system

vi)    the board supports the proposed changes to enable management of concurrent local and national emergencies, and to allow Emergency Management Committees to meet via audio or audio-visual links

CARRIED

 


 

 

20

For Information: Reports referred to the Manurewa Local Board

 

Resolution number MR/2023/167

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the following information from other local board and council meetings:

No.

Report Title

Item no.

Meeting Date

Governing Body Committee or Council Controlled Organisation or Forum or Local Board

1

Local board feedback on the draft Future Development Strategy

14

22 August 2023

Franklin Local Board resolutions circulated to Papakura and Manurewa Local Boards for their information

2

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

15

22 August 2023

Franklin Local Board resolutions circulated to Papakura and Manurewa Local Boards for their information

3

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

16

16 August 2023

Kaipātiki Local Board resolutions circulated to all other local boards for their information.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21

Manurewa Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar - September 2023

 

Resolution number MR/2023/168

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Deputy Chairperson M Winiata:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 


 

 

22

Manurewa Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number MR/2023/169

MOVED by Chairperson G Murphy, seconded by Member R McLean:  

That the Manurewa Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Manurewa Local Board workshop records from:

i)       3 August 2023

ii)      10 August 2023

iii)     24 August 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Member Rangi McLean closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

2.50 pm                                              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 Manurewa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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