Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Office, 1-7 The Strand, Takapuna on Tuesday, 17 October 2023 at 10.00am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Toni van Tonder

 

Deputy Chairperson

Terence Harpur

 

Members

Peter Allen

 

 

Gavin Busch

 

 

Melissa Powell

 

 

George Wood, CNZM (online)

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

17 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The meeting was opened with a karakia.

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta 

Kia mātaratara ki tai         

E hī ake ana te atakura   

He tio 

He huka 

He hau hū  

Tīhei mauri ora

Cease o winds from the west

Cease o winds from the south

Bring calm breezes over the land

Bring calm breezes over the sea

And let the red-tipped dawn come

With a touch of frost

A sharpened air

And promise of a glorious day.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number DT/2023/180

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Harpur:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member G Wood for lateness.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Deputy Chairperson T Harpur declared an interest in Item 12 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One and Multi-Board Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations, as he is an employee of the Takapuna Beach Business Association and an Ambassador for Project Employ.

 

Member M Powell declared an interest in Item 12 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One and Multi-Board Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations, as she is a former employee of Upside Youth Mentoring and Circability Trust, and a relative to an applicant from Forrest Hill Community Garden.

 

Member G Busch declared an interest in Item 12 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One and Multi-Board Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations, as his children are members of the Devonport Scout group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DT/2023/181

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 12 September 2023 and the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 26 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: Bill Rayner, Grey Power North Shore - Takapuna to Milford walkway

Note:

Member G Wood joined the meeting at 10.03am.

 

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

 

Resolution number DT/2023/182

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member M Powell:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

 

a)         receive the presentation from Bill Rayner on behalf of Grey Power North Shore and thank them for their attendance.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item
9.1: Bill Rayner - Letter to the Local Board regarding Takapuna-Milford Coastal Walkway Access

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Takapuna to Milford coastal walkway public access

 

Resolution number DT/2023/183

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         acknowledge that the informal Takapuna-Milford coastal walkway is an incredibly popular and valued asset to the local community and that they, along with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, have a strong desire to see the continued public access maintained.

b)        note that the failure of Auckland Council to reinstate the wooden boardwalk along the front of the Firth property, when it was washed away in 2011, was a major shortcoming in the ability of people to complete the Takapuna to Milford coastal walk and this resulted in Paul Firth allowing his front property to be used.

c)         request that officers advise what steps were taken to reinstate the wooden walkway around the front of the Firth Property following the 2011 storm.

d)        recommend an urgent workshop is held with the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, Finance, Parks and Community Facilities and Council Legal Representatives to discuss the full background and options available to Council moving forward, and request the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board are invited to participate.

e)         request a follow up meeting with the Mayor and the CEO of Auckland Council following the workshop to outline and advocate the case for a resolution of the Firth property.

f)          note that Auckland Council has been unable to come to an agreement with the owners of 9 Kitchener Road, Takapuna for public access across the property, as the council cannot guarantee the conditions of sale that the owners have requested relating to statutory functions where the council does not have discretion.

g)        note no budget is available in the 10 year budget 2021-31 (recovery budget) for council to acquire and maintain the entire heritage property, or construct a dividing wall or replacement raised walkway in the coastal marine area.

h)        request that the Governing Body considers an allocation of funding for acquisition in the Long-Term Plan 2024-2034

i)          note that if this property is acquired by council it may become a Local Board asset and will require the allocation of Local Board capital and operational budgets. This may mean that other planned local projects will need to be put on hold or stopped, and assets will need to be sold to meet the cost of renewal, and the Local Board considers this to be a risk.

j)          note the Governing Body will be making decisions in the next seven months on significant reallocation of local boards budgets, which, as signalled by the Mayor, could see a reduction of over $2.5m or 19 per cent of the Devonport-Takapuna’s Local Board capital budget, if the Mayoral Proposal is approved. Current budget allocations do not allow enough for the maintenance of existing assets, let alone adding any more assets on a significantly reduced budget. As such, this is another example of the need for a regionally funded heritage renewal budget.

k)         recommend that staff contact Te Araroa Trust and the Outdoor Access Commission to investigate what support they could provide to secure the continued access to the Takapuna–Milford section of the coastal walkway.

l)          request that council renew in-person contact with the solicitor of the estate, Mr Alex Witten-Hannah, to negotiate realistic options to maintain public access through the site and reach a settled position.  

m)       note that council staff are available to advise and provide information to the beneficiaries of the estate on the process to request a plan change and subsequent change to the heritage status of the building, if the owners are willing to explore this option further.

n)        request Council staff investigate options for formalising the whole section of the Takapuna to Milford walkway to ensure coastal access across the other 71 properties for the public in perpetuity.

o)        note an alternate signposted route on formed legal road is available to the public via footpaths on Audrey Lane, Kitchener Road, Hurstmere Road and Minnehaha Avenue to connect the public back to the informal Takapuna-Milford coastal walkway.

p)        note that Parks and Community Facilities staff will include Devonport-Takapuna Local Board feedback as part of the report to the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee on 30 November 2023 regarding public access along the 'Black Rock’ section of the informal Takapuna-Milford coastal walkway.

q)        request staff to seek clarity on what land is being offered by the beneficiaries as an easement and include this in the public report to the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee.

r)         request that staff ask that the beneficiaries, in good faith, reinstate public access through the site

s)         acknowledge and thank the 71 property owners who continue to allow the public access over their properties to enjoy this coastal track.

t)          request to attend and speak at the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee meeting on 30 November 2023 in support of continuing to proactively identify solutions to secure ongoing access.

 

CARRIED

 

 

12

Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One and Multi-Board Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations

 

Member G Busch declared an interest in part a) of this item but had no conflict.

 

Deputy Chairperson T Harpur declared an interest in part c) of this item and left the room during the discussion and voting on this part.

 

Member M Powell declared an interest in part d) and part e) of this item and moved away from the table during the discussion and voting on this part.

 

Resolution number DT/2023/184

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member G Busch:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 listed in Table One below:   

Table One: Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 grant applications.

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount Granted

LG2402-107

New Zealand Theatre Month Trust Board

Arts and culture

Towards artist fee, production expenses, and marketing for "The End of the Golden Weather" performance on Christmas Day 2023 at Takapuna Beach or the PumpHouse Theatre

$2,500.00

$2,500.00

LG2402-109

New Korean Symphony Orchestra Charitable Trust

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire costs and printing for an orchestra concert at Peter Rea Auditorium, Westlake Boys School

$3,000.00

$1,500.00

LG2402-110

Dance Therapy NZ

Arts and culture

Towards salaries, venue hire, facilitation, and mentoring for Dance 4 Us workshops at Takapuna Methodist Church

$6,000.00

$500.00

LG2402-137

The Lake House Trust Inc

Arts and culture

Towards production materials, transport, promotions, and per-diems for artists for the Piki e te Tūārā Ascend the Threshold 2023 Sculpture Symposium at Lake House Arts

$8,000.00

$4,000.00

LG2402-140

Aroha Vietnam Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards marketing, catering, decorations, and venue hire at Devonport Community House for a Lunar New Year Festival

$3,500.00

$1,000.00

LG2402-147

Depot Arts and Music Space Trust

Arts and culture

Towards acoustic fins, curtains, sound equipment connections, and installation costs at Depot Arts and Music Space

$6,425.62

$5,000.00

LG2402-149

Devonport Business Association Inc

Arts and culture

Towards film production costs including editor, director, and producer fees for a short film documentary on New Zealand's anti-nuclear protest movement

$5,000.00

$0.00

LG2402-151

Smoky Mirror Arts Company

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire, costumes, set equipment, tech hire, marketing, photography, catering, performer costs, and director fee

$8,000.00

$3,500.00

LG2402-101

Miss Aslihan Canan Verran

Community

Towards mental health professional fees and venue hire at the Takapuna War Memorial Hall

$8,000.00

$0.00

LG2402-104

Conscious Events Limited

Community

Towards costs of venue hire at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre

$7,685.00

$0.00

LG2402-108

North Shore Budget Service

Community

Towards signage, venue hire, laptop, monitor, and computer equipment, programme facilitation and development, and volunteer expenses including supervision and travel for the delivery of digital and financial literacy workshops in the Devonport-Takapuna area

$8,000.00

$1500.00

LG2402-112

Construkt Associates Limited

Community

Towards the costs of creating a features map of Lake Pupuke including digital creation of the map, and the creation of brochures

$8,000.00

$0.00

LG2402-116

Open and Connect NZ Inc

Community

Towards venue hire, volunteer training, materials, marketing, Macbook, speakers koha, gifts and prizes, mileage, and project coordinators salary for the We Meet NZ Community Connections project at various locations in the Devonport-Takapuna area

$8,000.00

$3,000.00

LG2402-126

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

Community

Towards dog food for the delivery of a mobility assistance dog service in the Devonport-Takapuna area

$3,000.00

$0.00

LG2402-128

Respect Trust

Community

Towards a table, umbrella, and a protective cover

$1,030.00

$1,030.00

LG2402-129

Takapuna Community Facilities Trust

Community

Towards workshop materials, waste management, speakers and specialists fee, marketing, and venue hire for Let's Rethink - Reduce - Reuse Workshops at Sunnynook Community Centre

$7,000.00

$3,000.00

LG2402-132

Takapuna Croquet Club Inc

Community

Towards lighting, paint, and labour costs for refurbishing the North Shore Croquet Club

$8,000.00

$4,000.00

LG2402-144

New Zealand Blue Light Ventures Inc

Community

Towards the printing of the Blue Light Ventures Street Smart handbooks for distribution at schools in the Devonport-Takapuna area

$5,719.00

$0.00

LG2402-146

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards training services, including clinical support and supervision for volunteer helpline counsellors

$4,000.00

$0.00

LG2402-150

Cup Of Tea With Bubs and Me

Community

Towards company registration, web domain name costs, participation vetting, volunteer training programme, trolleys, and kitchenware.

$979.00

$842.00

LG2402-158

Sunnynook Community Centre Management Committee

Community

Towards security camera equipment and installation at Sunnynook Community Centre

$6,150.00

$6,150.00

LG2402-142

Milford Mariners Inc

Environment

Towards storm debris removal at the Wairau estuary

$8,000.00

$5,000.00

LG2402-145

Pupuke Birdsong Project

Takapuna Community Facilities Trust

Environment

Towards venue hire, Te Ao Māori services (opening and closing ceremony, waiata, and speaker hire), marketing, waste management, event management, snorkeling, kayaking, and weaving workshops at Killarney Park

$8,000.00

$4,000.00

LG2402-152

Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust EMR

Environment

Towards facilitation, planning, travel, admin and management, catering, promotion, kaimahi fee, and Poi making workshop costs for the Discover Takapuna Reef event

$2,350.00

$2,350.00

LG2402-105

Lions Club of Devonport Charitable Trust

Events

Towards traffic management, road closure notices, St Johns attendance, marketing, cleanup cost, consultant fees, and volunteer costs

$7,000.00

$7,000.00

LG2402-111

Milford Tennis Club Inc

Sport and recreation

Towards coaching fees for a junior coaching programme at Milford Tennis Club

$8,000.00

$0.00

LG2402-114

North Shore Squash Rackets Club

Sport and recreation

Towards racket ball equipment including rackets and balls for use at North Shore Squash Rackets Club

$565.00

$521.00

(excluding balls)

LG2402-121

Gymnastics Community Trust

Sport and recreation

Towards trophy replacement for annual prizegiving

$3,355.00

$0.00

LG2402-133

SANZ 1st Devonport Scout Group

Sport and recreation

Towards storage containers, food containers, and water bottles to be used by the Devonport Scout group

$3,137.70

$1,700.00

LG2402-134

North Harbour Triathlon Club Incorporate

Sport and recreation

Towards lifeguard water safety services at Takapuna beach for the North Harbour Triathlon Club Swim Run Series

$6,000.00

$2,000.00

LG2402-138

New Zealand AFL Inc T/A New Zealand AF

Sport and recreation

Towards uniforms, medals, and footballs for the AFL NZ Youth Programme at Sunnynook Park

$2,189.00

$1,490.00

LG2402-148

Ngataringa Tennis Club

Sport and recreation

Towards a tennis ball machine and tennis balls for use at the Ngataringa Tennis Club

$2,480.00

$1,000.00

(towards tennis ball machine)

LG2402-157

Glenfield Rugby League Club

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase and installation of two heat pumps at the Glenfield Rugby League Club

$8,000.00

$4,000.00

Total

 

 

 

$177,065.32

$66,583.00

 

b)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Devonport-Takapuna Multi-board Round One 2023/2024, listed in Table Two:

Table Two: Devonport-Takapuna Multi-board Round One 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount Granted

MB2324-104

North Shore Centres of Mutual Aid Inc

Community

Towards overall operating expenses for service delivery from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024

$8,000.00

$4,000.00

MB2324-132

Asthma New Zealand Incorporated

Community

Towards Nurse Educator Expertise cost from 4 December 2023 to 31 March 2024

$8,000.00

$0.00

MB2324-133

North Harbour Community Patrol

Community

Towards fuel and vehicle related cost to continue community patrol in North Shore area from 1 December 2023 to 29 November 2024

$1,489.20

$1489.20

MB2324-135

Good Bitches Trust

Community

Towards cake boxes, flyers, staff cost, operational cost, promotional cost, volunteer training and recognition to deliver Baking It Better project in Auckland from 15 December 2023 to 30 November 2024

$2,640.00

$1,000.00

MB2324-142

Bellyful New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards meal production, service delivery costs, sustaining volunteer support and engagement, attracting and onboarding new volunteers in North Shore (November 2023 - November 2024)

$3,480.00

$1,500.00

MB2324-143

Big Brothers Big Sisters Auckland

Community

Towards mentor development program in The Parenting Place (December 2023 - May 2024)

$2,500.00

$1,500.00

MB2324-146

Rainbow Youth Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of venue hire, marketing and promotion costs, food from countdown, tote bags, art supplies, koha for facilitators, Orange Sky annual subscription, and catering costs of meetings (November 2023 - December 2023)

$3,500.00

$1,500.00

MB2324-120

Harbour Sport Trust

Events

Towards transportation, waste management, potable loo, security, and temporary fencing cost to run Shore to Shore Fun Run event on 7 April 2024

$6,420.00

$2,000.00

MB2324-151

Yoga Limited T/A Hot Yoga Works

Sport and recreation

Towards support due to hardship during COVID and Auckland rains (Auckland CBD August 2023 - December 2023)

$7,500.00

$0.00

Total

 

 

 

$43,529.20

$12,989.20

 

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2023/185

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

c)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 listed in Table Three below:   

Table Three: Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 grant applications.

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount Granted

LG2402-123

Project Employ Limited

Community

Towards chairs and tables for the Project Employ Flourish Café in Takapuna

$8,000.00

$3,000.00

LG2402-115

Takapuna Beach Business Association Inc

Events

Towards stage hire (including audio, sound etc), marketing expenses (online and print), event logistics (waste management and portaloo hire) for the Takapuna Chinese New Year Festival at Takapuna Beach and the surrounding area

$8,000.00

This application has been withdrawn

LG2402-119

New Zealand China International Trade Association

Events

Towards marketing, equipment costs including sound system, stage hire, screens, lighting equipment, and generator hire for the Year of Dragon Celebration in Takapuna 2023 event

$8,000.00

$5,000.00

LG2402-130

Takapuna Beach Business Association

Events

Towards marketing, stage hire, portaloo hire, and waste management for the Takapuna Beach Latin Fiesta

$8,000.00

$0.00

LG2402-139

Takapuna Beach Business Association

Events

Towards marketing, stage hire, portaloo hire, and waste management for the Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival

$8,000.00

$4,000.00

LG2402-141

Takapuna Beach Business Association

Events

Towards stage hire, marketing, portaloo hire, and waste management for the I Love Takapuna Easter Festival at Waiwharariki Anzac Square and Hurstmere Green

$8,000.00

This application has been withdrawn

Total

 

 

 

$48,000.00

$12,000.00

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2023/186

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

d)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 listed in Table Four below:    

Table Four: Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 grant applications.

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount Granted

LG2402-125

Forrest Hill Community Garden

Community

Towards a water tank, a table and seats, fruit trees, glasshouse louvres, a laptop, and a pizza oven for use at the Forrest Hill Community Garden

$7,971.96

$4,000.00

LG2402-143

Circability Trust

Community

Towards workshop tutor fees for an 8 week social circus physical literacy programme at Devonport Library, Takapuna Library and adjacent outdoor spaces

$8,000.00

$0.00

Total

 

 

 

$15,971.96

$4,000.00

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2023/187

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

e)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Devonport-Takapuna Multi-board Round One 2023/2024 listed in Table Five below:   

 

Table Five: Devonport-Takapuna Multi-board Round One 2023/2024 grant applications.

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Amount Granted

MB2324-136

Upside Youth Mentoring Aotearoa

Community

Toward a portion of wages of mentoring manager and three mentoring coordinators (December 2023 - November 2024)

$5,000.00

Ineligible

Total

 

 

 

$5,000.00

 $0.00

 

 

CARRIED

Note:

The meeting adjourned at 12.11pm and reconvened at 12.15pm.

 

 

13

Katoa, Ka Ora - draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027

 

Resolution number DT/2023/188

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

 

a)         note the summary of public consultation feedback received on the proposed Katoa, Ka Ora speed limit changes (attachment D)

b)        note AT’s responses to previous local board recommendations and queries about Katoa, Ka Ora, and gives thanks for this feedback (attachment A)

c)         note AT’s legal obligations under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 (Rule) and that the Rule requires best efforts to complete safe and appropriate speed limit settings near schools by 2027.

d)        notes that nationally the 2022 ACC road injury cost for road injury is $607,553,542 resulting from 33,553 new claims on top of 48,583 active claims, bringing the National ACC road injury cost to over 4.4 billion dollars since 2015.

e)         notes that 70% of vehicle crashes are due to inappropriate speed.

f)          notes that accidents at 30km/h, pedestrians have a 90% chance of survival, compared to a 20% chance of survival if hit at 50km/h.

g)        notes that in Auckland 75% of children and parents say they are more inclined to cycle or walk to school if roads were safer.

h)        supports that the 17 schools in the DT Local Board area included in Katoa, Ka Ora (Campbell’s Bay Primary, Wilson School, Takapuna Grammar, Belmont Intermediate, Belmont Primary, Bayswater School, Vauxhall School ,Takapuna Normal Intermediate, WGHS, Carmel College, WBHS, Milford School, Forrest Hill Primary, Wairau Intermediate, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Summit Point School & Rosmini College) will all benefit from reduced speed limits at variable times (ie. pick up and drop off).

i)          requests that, if physical interventions are needed, a range of measures are presented such as electronic speed signs or additional signage, rather than high cost speed bumps.

j)          supports speed limit review of additional locations requested in public consultation feedback, as well as preschools, and recommended for the next future consultation in Attachment C.

 

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

For

Member P Allen

Deputy Chairperson T Harpur

Member M Powell

Chairperson T van Tonder

Against

Member G Busch

Member G Wood

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 4 votes to 2.

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Update on Joint Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plans, work programme items (Jul-Sep 2023) and expected milestones (Oct-Dec 2023)

 

Resolution number DT/2023/189

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member M Powell:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the council-controlled organisation update on engagement plans, the work programme (Jul-Sep 2023) and anticipated milestones and engagement approaches for Quarter Two (Oct-Dec 2023).

b)        acknowledge that the Council family is experiencing rapid organisational changes which makes it difficult for CCOs to engage meaningfully with Local Boards.

c)              requests a future workshop with all CCOs in quarter three to discuss and agree upon best practice engagement with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

 

CARRIED

 

 

15

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

 

Resolution number DT/2023/190

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         supports the vision to rapidly increase public transport use to reduce congestion, improve access, support the economy and enhance the environment.

b)        support the weekly fare cap proposed.

c)         expresses concern that the OPEX required to meet the public transport growth forecasts will become a significant burden for the city and recommends Governing Body advocates to the Crown for increased funding to support this growth.

d)        supports the national ticketing system noting this will support the growth of domestic tourism, create a nationally consistent system and takes advantage of economies of scale.

e)         suggests advocacy to the Crown to help meet the upfront transition costs of the national ticketing system.

f)          supports the extension of the transfer window from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.

g)        requests that, if AT Local goes ahead, Devonport Peninsula alongside Sunnynook be added as priority locations for on-demand ride-share connecting locals to the Devonport and Bayswater ferry terminals and the Sunnynook Bus Station.

h)        support a new frequent bus route (94, made up of 94B and 94v) to connect the growing Northcote area to the Northern Busway, Takapuna, and Highbury.

i)          recommend extending the 805 service to Bayswater Marina to create a connection between the two ferry terminals, and making this a half hourly service.

j)          request investment in a programme of wayfinding walking and cycling blade signage to support mode shift, improve walkability and raise awareness of lesser known connections.

k)         expresses disappointment that cycling infrastructure is considered ‘aspirational’ in Goal Four, and consider that there should be adequate funding to improve safety on existing cycle paths, and continued investment in cycle paths that are ‘missing links’ in the city’s network, such as the Francis-Esmonde link project and East Coast Road to the Bike Hub at Greville Reserve.

l)          requests that the final RPTP includes an action to secure bike parking, wayfinding, and charging stations at transport hubs and ferry terminals as a priority action.

m)       request that AT form a TMP policy that sees all bus lanes and T2/T3 remain open during peak hours, where there are civic works or developments that require closing them off.

n)        support the roll-out of low emissions ferries that provide more capacity and associated terminal infrastructure.

o)        requests that phase 3 of the Devonport Ferry Terminal upgrade be prioritised for completion and that a commitment to delivering the new Bayswater ferry terminal is signalled in this document. 

p)        recommend review of the Takapuna Metro centre within 5 years to be included as a rapid transport link (from frequent transport link) as resident and worker populations increase due to significant and upcoming development.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board feedback on proposed National Policy Statement for Natural Hazard Decision-making

 

Resolution number DT/2023/191

MOVED by Member M Powell, seconded by Chairperson T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         support the progression of the NPS-NHD noting the urgent need to direct how decision-makers consider natural hazard risk in planning decisions relating to new development under the Resource Management Act 1991.

b)        support the requirement of a natural hazard risk assessment that is legislatively applied to council decisions regarding resource consents, plan changes.

c)         do not support permitting resource consents or plan changes in areas where the risk is deemed moderate or high. We do not consider mitigation to be adequate when moderate risk is identified, noting that today’s definition of moderate is tomorrow’s definition of high.

d)        support the recognition that building new developments like houses, office buildings, shops, roads and schools in areas at high risk from natural hazards increases risk to human life, community wellbeing, property, and infrastructure and may lead to adverse effects on the environment. Due to the rapidly changing weather patterns, areas deemed moderate risk will eventually be included in this assessment. This policy must take a future-generations approach.

e)         note that the metric for measuring ‘tolerance to risk’ is opaque. It asks planners to consider the willingness and capability of those who are subject to the risk to help inform an end decision. A developer is likely to be more willing and capable to develop a site and be subject to the risk, than a future occupier who will not have had the chance to consider how willing and capable they are to be subject to the risk, or recover from the effects of a natural hazard. This will particularly be the case when a property is tenanted, as tenants seldom see a property LIM that identifies known hazards. 

f)          do not support the enabling of any commercial element in high-risk areas whatsoever.

g)        express concern that there is no crown mandate to address and reduce risk in areas that are already developed.

h)        express concern that building consents approved just prior to the extreme weather events of 2023 are still progressing and being built in areas where natural hazard risk is present and has not been mitigated.

i)          request that a priority list is developed of communities most at risk of natural hazards where retreat is imminent in the next 20 years for transparency to homeowners.

j)          recommend that the National Hazard Assessment Tools be constantly updated to include areas susceptible to hazard risk to enable informed decision making by home buyers and renters.

k)         request that the NPS-NHD policy group collaborate with the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand to make it mandatory for agents to disclose hazard and risk of each property to new buyers.

l)          request that the Crown meets the Council cost of implementing this policy statement.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

17

Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

 

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

 

Resolution number DT/2023/192

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Harpur:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide the tabled feedback to be appended to the final Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item 17: Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaption - DTLB submission points on Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

 

 

18

Amendment to the 2022-2025 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number DT/2023/193

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve the addition of three meeting dates to the 2022-2025 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board meeting schedule to accommodate the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 timeframes as follows:

i)       Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10.00am

ii)      Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 10.00am

iii)     Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 10.00am.

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Chairpersons' Report

 

Resolution number DT/2023/194

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member M Powell:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive and thank Chairperson van Tonder for her report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Elected Members' Reports

 

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

 

Resolution number DT/2023/195

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Harpur:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive and thank member Terence Harpur for their written report.

b)      receive and thank member Melissa Powell for their written report.

c)      receive and thank member George Wood for their tabled report.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Business Meeting - Item 20: Elected Members' Reports - George Wood Updated Member Report

 

 

21

Resolutions Pending Action report

 

Resolution number DT/2023/196

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member G Busch:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      note the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board resolutions pending action report as at 11 October 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Resource Consent Applications - August 2023

 

Resolution number DT/2023/197

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      note the list of resource consents applications (Attachment A) related to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area received from 27 August to 29 September 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

 

23

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Record of Workshops September 2023

 

Resolution number DT/2023/198

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the records of the workshops held in September 2023

CARRIED

 

24

Hōtaka Kaupapa - Policy Schedule

 

Resolution number DT/2023/199

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member M Powell:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      note the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule for October 2023 as set out in Attachment A of this agenda report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

The Chairperson closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

Unuhia, unuhia

Unuhia mai te urutapu nui

Kia wātea, kia māmā,

te ngākau te tinana, te hinengaro

i te ara takatū

Koia rā e Rongo

e whakairia ake ki runga

Kia tina! Haumi e!

Hui e! Tāiki e!

Draw on, draw on

Draw on the supreme sacredness

To clear and to set free

the heart, the body and the inner essence

In preparation for our pathways

Let peace and humility

 be raised above all

Manifest this! Realise this!

Bind together! Affirm!

 

 

 

 

1.11 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 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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