Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Waitematā Local Board Office, Ground Floor, 33 Federal Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 17 October 2023 at 1.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Genevieve Sage

 

Deputy Chairperson

Greg Moyle, (JP, ED)

 

Members

Alexandra Bonham

 

 

Allan Matson

 

 

Richard Northey, (ONZM)

 

 

Anahera Rawiri

Until 5.52pm, item 27.

 

Sarah Trotman, (ONZM)

Until 5.48pm, item 26.

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Julie Fairey

Via electronic link.

 

 

He Hunga atu anō i Tae mai | IN ATTENDANCE

 

Carlos Rahman

Principal Governance and Engagement Advisor

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

17 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson Sage welcomed those present and opened 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 WTM/2023/65

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 19 September 2023, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

The board would like to acknowledge the recent election of Members of Parliament elected, David Seymour, Paul Goldsmith, Chlöe Swarbrick, Peeni Henare, Helen White and Melissa Lee.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Anne Morris - Nancy Steen garden signage proposal.

 

Anne Morris and Jenni Spence were in attendance to speak to the board about the Nancy Steen garden signage proposal.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/66

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation from the Heritage Roses Auckland and thank Anne Morris and Jenni Spence for their attendance.

b)         refer the presentation to Parks and Community Facilities staff for their consideration about the signage.

CARRIED

 

8.2

Deputation - Jennifer Ward and Chris Bailey - 254 Ponsonby Road civic space project

 

Jennifer Ward was in attendance to speak to the board about the 254 Ponsonby Road civic space project.

 

A document was tabled in support of this item. The 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 WTM/2023/67

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation in support of the preliminary design for the 254 Ponsonby Road civic space project from the Community-Led Design Group and thank Jennifer Ward for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023, Waitematā Local Board: item 8.2 - Deputation - Jennifer Ward and Chris Bailey - 254 Ponsonby Road civic space project presentation

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

 

9.1

Public froum – Helen Geary – Friends of Leys Institute – Leys Institute restoration

 

Helen Geary was in attendance to speak to the board about the Leys Institute restoration.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/68

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Rawiri:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation on the restoration of the Leys Institute from the Friends of Leys Institute, and thank Helen Geary for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

9.2

Public forum - Sean Molloy - St Mary's Bay Association - Leys Institute restoration

 

Sean Molloy was in attendance to speak to the board about the Leys Institute restoration.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/69

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation on the restoration of the Leys Institute from the St Mary’s Bay Association, and thank Sean Molloy for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

9.3

Public forum - John Hill – Ponsonby Community Centre – Leys Institute restoration

 

John Hill was in attendance to speak to the board about the Leys Institute restoration.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/70

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation on the restoration of the Leys Institute from Ponsonby Community Centre, and thank John Hill for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

9.4

Public forum – Rosey Cormack and Annie Coney – St Stephen’s Chapel

 

Rosey Corney and Annie Coney were in attendance to speak to the board about St Stephen’s Chapel in Judges Bay, Parnell.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/71

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation on the St Stephen’s Chapel in Judges Bay, Parnell, and thank Rosey Cormack and Annie Coney for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

To consider the extraordinary business item at the close of the agenda.

 

 

11

Ward Councillor's Update

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 2.36pm

The meeting reconvened at 2.46pm

 

 

 

 

 

12

Endorsement of the City Centre Action Plan

 

Simon Oddie, Priority Location Director, and Naomi Craymer, Principal Strategic Advisor, were in attendance to speak to the item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/72

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Rawiri:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      endorse in principle the Auckland City Centre Action Plan, 2023 (Attachment A to agenda report), noting the funding status of individual activities will be confirmed through the upcoming 10-year Budget process.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Waitematā Diversity in Parks Planning Report

 

Jacqui Thompson-Fell, Parks & Places Specialist, was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/73

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member S Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          adopt the Waitematā Diversity in Parks Planning Report.

b)         note that the key objectives of the Diversity in Parks Planning Report are:

i)           to amplify a diversity lens and understand the enablers and barriers to activation and recreation in parks and reserves

ii)         to help us ensure our parks are activated in such a way so that they are engaging, accessible and safe places for all

iii)        to help guide the improvement of facilities and amenities.

c)          acknowledge the work of Jacqui Thompson-Fell in the creation of this report.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Preliminary design - 254 Ponsonby Road civic space

 

Bill Jackson, Senior Project Manager, was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/74

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          approve the preliminary design for the new civic space at 254 Ponsonby Road (Attachments A and B to agenda report), and progress to detailed design.

b)         approve the optional items in the preliminary design to progress:

i)           retain the skeleton of the building (Green discovery room)

ii)         retain all the canopy (extra 2 bays)

iii)        water storage and reuse system

iv)        skylights to canopy

v)         retain north wall.

c)          approve the enabling works to begin from 1 February 2024.

d)         thank the Community-Led Design Group, LandLAB, and Council staff for progressing this project to this stage.

e)          acknowledge Mervyn Kerehoma from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Paora Puru from Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua for their input and support.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Approval of concept design for the heritage restoration, seismic remediation, and modernisation of Leys Institute

 

John Cheah, Project Manager Seismic, and Hannah Alleyne, Service & Asset Planning Team Leader, were in attendance to speak to the item.

 

A document was tabled in support of this item. The copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:   

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          approve the Leys Institute Restoration and Seismic Strengthening Detailed Business Case to progress with Option 2: Reduced (increased scope).

b)          support progressing the sale of the fourth property, 24 St Mary’s Bay Road owned by the Leys Institute Trust to fund the increased scope.

c)          request the priority for the items to investigate within the increased scope is:

i)           inclusion of preparatory works for Option 1: Full. These would include widening the area of geotechnical assessment and ground improvement works, and the design and construction of building foundations required for Option 1: Full

ii)          increased landscaping and outdoor area development around the buildings

iii)         heritage restoration of the first storey of the library building

iv)         the inclusion of a covered level crossing between the library and gymnasium building

v)          re-sitting of the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial fountain within the grounds of Leys Institute

vi)         upgrade of the library staff room spaces.

d)          request staff to organise a meeting with Project Advisory Group and the Community Service Design Group to discuss the increased scope for Option 2.

 

MOVED by Deputy Chair Moyle, seconded by Member Matson, an amendment to the original motion:

 

a)          approve the Leys Institute Restoration and Seismic Strengthening Detailed Business Case to progress with a reduced scope for Option 1 without having to introduce a targeted rate.

b)          request staff to organise a meeting with Project Advisory Group and the Community Service Design Group to discuss the reduced scope for Option 1.

c)          support progressing the sale of the fourth property, 24 St Mary’s Bay Road owned by the Leys Institute Trust to fund the reduced scope Option 1 if necessary.

 

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

 

 

For

Member A Bonham

Member A Matson

Deputy Chairperson G Moyle

Member R Northey

Member A Rawiri

Chairperson G Sage

Member S Trotman

Against

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 7 votes to 0.

 

That the Waitematā Local Board:

Resolution number WTM/2023/75

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          approve the Leys Institute Restoration and Seismic Strengthening Detailed Business Case to progress with a reduced scope for Option 1 without having to introduce a targeted rate.

b)         request staff to organise a meeting with Project Advisory Group and the Community Service Design Group to discuss the reduced scope for Option 1.

c)          support progressing the sale of the fourth property, 24 St Mary’s Bay Road owned by the Leys Institute Trust to fund the reduced scope Option 1 if necessary.

CARRIED

 

Note: an update was made to the report, paragraph 4 with following correction “A concept design for option 1 was developed in partnership with a Project Advisory Group consisting of local community stakeholders and library staff”, paragraph 18 with following correction “A concept design for option 1 was developed in partnership with the Project Advisory Group. Option 2 was developed by Matthews and Matthews Architects as a design that could be delivered within the budget”, with paragraph 19 removed. An updated report is published as a minutes attachment.

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023, Waitematā Local Board - Item 15: Approval of concept design for the heritage restoration, seismic remediation, and modernisation of Leys Institute - updated report

 

The meeting was adjourned at 4.20pm

The meeting reconvened at 4.25pm

 

16

Waitematā Local Grant Round One and Multi-board Grant Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations

 

Arna Casey, Grants Advisor, was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          agree to fund or part-fund each application received for the Waitematā Local Grant round one, listed in the following table.

Table One: Waitematā Local Grant round one 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount allocated

LG2420-132

Action Education Incorporated

Towards the cost of 20 spoken word workshops

$2,500.00

LG2420-105

Auckland Indian Sports Club Incorporated

Towards the cost of 96 cricket balls for the Auckland Indian Sports Club

$1,000.00

LG2420-125

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Towards the costs of producing and printing of 1026 Street Smart Handbooks

$2,000.00

LG2420-108

Charlotte Museum Trust

Towards the cost of monthly utility and sundries, microphone speaker system, 25 chairs and two tables

$1,500.00

LG2420-117

Community Groups Feeding the Homeless Incorporated

Towards the cost of a new fridge

$3,000.00

LG2420-127

Grey Lynn Business Association

Towards the cost of a rainbow seat and tree lights

$3,895.53

LG2420-106

Kelmarna Community Farm Trust

Towards the cost of a chicken training course, three chicken coordinator wages, weekend wages, fencing and chicken feed

$6,000.00

LG2420-121

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

Towards client applicant coordinator wages

$1,000.00

LG2420-131

Nightsong

Towards facilitation and artist fees for the Seven Wonders project

$2,000.00

LG2420-103

Re-Creators Charitable Trust

Towards subsidised and free classes of Community Upcycling DIY Workshops in community spaces, Libraries and Community Centers

$2,000.00

LG2420-111

The Actors Program

Towards the cost of the consultancy services of the Board of The Actors Program

$2,500.00

LG2420-123

Roskill Together Trust

Towards the cost of the Waitematā Local Eco Festival

$5,000.00

LG2420-114

The Mother Trust

Towards the cost of stage production including technical labor costs and travel costs

$2,500.00

LG2420-126

Wingspan Trust

Towards the cost of 80 one-hour Wingspan counselling sessions

$2,000.00

LG2420-128

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards the cost of clinical supervision and support, and volunteer training services

$5,000.00

Total

 

 

$41,895.53

 

b)          agree to decline each application received for the Waitematā Local Grant round one, listed in the following table.

Table Two: Waitematā Local Grant round one 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Decline reason

LG2420-107

Auckland Seniors Support and Caring Group Incorporated

Towards the cost of facilitator fees, venue hire, guest speakers and trainer fees, refreshments, project Coordinator wages, a translator, printing and stationary costs, and travel allowances.

There is a low alignment with the local board’s priorities

LG2420-122

Auckland Pride Incorporated

Towards the cost of project contingency.

Not eligible  

LG2420-120

The North Shore Budget Service Incorporated

Towards the cost of wages for a financial mentor.

Project outside of Local Board area

 

c)          agree to fund or part-fund each application received for the Waitematā Multi-board Grant round one, listed in the following table.

Table Three: Waitematā Multi-board grant round one 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount allocated

MB2324-159

Anxiety NZ Trust

Towards wages to employ part time specialist community educator to work across Auckland (December 2023 - November 2024)

$1,000.00

MB2324-135

Good Bitches Trust

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

$1,000.00

MB2324-146

Rainbow Youth Incorporated

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

$5,780.00

MB2324-101

Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust

Towards uniforms for the Aotearoa Māori Rugby League inaugural tournament at Te Atatu South Park and Ngati Otara Park

$2,000.00

Total

 

 

$9,780.00

 

d)          agree to decline each application received for the Waitematā Multi-board Grant round one, listed in the following table.

Table Four: Waitematā Multi-board grant round one 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Decline reason

MB2324-143

Big Brothers Big Sisters Auckland

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

Limited community benefit(s)

MB2324-145

Charlotte Harland

Towards the writing process and research for the television series "Dabble" in Auckland (April 2023 - August 2024)

Not eligible

MB2324-112

English Language Partners New Zealand Trust

Towards stationery costs

Items requested have limited community benefit

MB2324-158

Better Men Limited

Towards start-up cost to deliver Defying Depression, Cool2Care project from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024

Not eligible

MB2324-127

Seed 2 Harvest Trust

Towards lease of 96 Swanson Road in Henderson (December 2023 - July 2023)

Does not align with local board priorities

MB2324-139

Shine School of Confidence

Towards speech and drama lessons including tuition fees, venue hire, and teaching resources at various community centres or local schools (January 2024 - December 2024)

Limited community benefit

MB2324-151

Yoga Limited T/A Hot Yoga Works

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

Does not align with local board priorities

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/76

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          agree to fund or part-fund each application received for the Waitematā Local Grant round one, listed in the following table.

Table One: Waitematā Local Grant round one 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount allocated

LG2420-132

Action Education Incorporated

Towards the cost of 20 spoken word workshops.

$2,500.00

LG2420-105

Auckland Indian Sports Club Incorporated

Towards the cost of 96 cricket balls for the Auckland Indian Sports Club.

$1,000.00

LG2420-125

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Towards the costs of producing and printing of 1026 Street Smart Handbooks.

$2,000.00

LG2420-108

Charlotte Museum Trust

Towards the cost of monthly utility and sundries, microphone speaker system, 25 chairs and two tables.

$1,500.00

LG2420-117

Community Groups Feeding the Homeless Incorporated

Towards the cost of a new fridge.

$3,000.00

LG2420-127

Grey Lynn Business Association

Towards the cost of a rainbow seat and tree lights.

$3,895.53

LG2420-106

Kelmarna Community Farm Trust

Towards the cost of a chicken training course, three chicken coordinator wages, weekend wages, fencing and chicken feed.

$6,000.00

LG2420-121

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

Towards client applicant coordinator wages.

$1,000.00

LG2420-131

Nightsong

Towards facilitation and artist fees for the Seven Wonders project.

$2,000.00

LG2420-103

Re-Creators Charitable Trust

Towards subsidised and free classes of Community Upcycling DIY Workshops in community spaces, Libraries and Community Centers.

$2,000.00

LG2420-111

The Actors Program

Towards the cost of the consultancy services of the Board of The Actors Program

$2,500.00

LG2420-123

Roskill Together Trust

Towards the cost of the Waitematā Local Eco Festival

$5,000.00

LG2420-114

The Mother Trust

Towards the cost of stage production including technical labor costs and travel costs

$2,500.00

LG2420-126

Wingspan Trust

Towards the cost of 80 one-hour Wingspan counselling sessions

$2,000.00

LG2420-128

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards the cost of clinical supervision and support, and volunteer training services

$5,000.00

Total

 

 

$41,895.53

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/77

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

b)         agree to decline each application received for the Waitematā Local Grant round one, listed in the following table.

 

Table Two: Waitematā Local Grant round one 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Decline reason

LG2420-107

Auckland Seniors Support and Caring Group Incorporated

Towards the cost of facilitator fees, venue hire, guest speakers and trainer fees, refreshments, project Coordinator wages, a translator, printing and stationary costs, and travel allowances

There is a low alignment with the local board’s priorities

LG2420-122

Auckland Pride Incorporated

Towards the cost of project contingency

Not eligible  

LG2420-120

The North Shore Budget Service Incorporated

Towards the cost of wages for a financial mentor

Project outside of Local Board area

 

c)          agree to fund and part-fund or decline each application received for the Waitematā Multi-board Grant round one, listed in the following table.

Table Three: Waitematā Multi-board grant round one 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount allocated

MB2324-159

Anxiety NZ Trust

Towards wages to employ part time specialist community educator to work across Auckland (December 2023 - November 2024)

$1,000.00

MB2324-135

Good Bitches Trust

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

$1,000.00

MB2324-146

Rainbow Youth Incorporated

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

$5,780.00

MB2324-101

Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust

Towards uniforms for the Aotearoa Māori Rugby League inaugural tournament at Te Atatu South Park and Ngati Otara Park

$2,000.00

Total

 

 

$9,780.00

 

d)         agree to decline each application received for the Waitematā Multi-board Grant round one, listed in the following table.

Table Four: Waitematā Multi-board grant round one 2023/2024 grant applications

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Decline reason

MB2324-143

Big Brothers Big Sisters Auckland

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

Limited community benefit(s)

MB2324-145

Charlotte Harland

Towards the writing process and research for the television series "Dabble" in Auckland (April 2023 - August 2024)

Not eligible

MB2324-112

English Language Partners New Zealand Trust

Towards stationery costs

Items requested have limited community benefit

MB2324-158

Better Men Limited

Towards start-up cost to deliver Defying Depression, Cool2Care project from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024

Not eligible

MB2324-127

Seed 2 Harvest Trust

Towards lease of 96 Swanson Road in Henderson (December 2023 - July 2023)

Does not align with local board priorities

MB2324-139

Shine School of Confidence

Towards speech and drama lessons including tuition fees, venue hire, and teaching resources at various community centres or local schools (January 2024 - December 2024)

Limited community benefit

MB2324-151

Yoga Limited T/A Hot Yoga Works

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

Does not align with local board priorities

CARRIED

 

 

17

Public notification to proposal to lease land at Point Erin Park and Salisbury Reserve to Watercare for public works

 

Katerina Marinkovich, Principal Property Advisor, was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/78

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      support the public notification pursuant to section 138 Local Government Act 2002 of Auckland Council’s intention to enter into an agreement under section 17 of the Public Works Act 1981 to grant Watercare Services Limited a lease of parts of the land at Point Erin Park and Salisbury Reserve for public works purposes.

b)      delegate authority to the chairperson to appoint a hearings panel, if required, to hear any objections received as a result of the public notification process and make a decision in that regard.

c)      note that the terms of the proposal to grant a lease to Watercare Services Limited as follows:

Point Erin Park

·    term - 36 months commencing between 10 January 2024 and 1 June 2024 (to be confirmed)

·    area – two locations totaling approximately 6000m2  as shown on the land requirement plan in figure 1

·    public work/use - construction area for the Central Interceptor project

·    compensation - current market value as assessed by an independent registered valuer

·    reinstatement - full reinstatement and above ground infrastructure to be incorporated into the park.

Salisbury Reserve

·    term - 24 months commencing May 2024 (to be confirmed)

·    area - approximately 3500m2 as shown on the plan in figure 2

·    public work/use – laydown area and site office for the Herne Bay Sewer Upgrade 

·    compensation - current market value as assessed by an independent registered valuer

·    reinstatement full reinstatement.

d)      request that council staff report back to the local board following public notification for a decision on the proposal.

CARRIED

 

Note: an update was made to the report; the reference to Public Works Act 1982 with correction to Public Works Act 1981; paragraph 17 Figure 1 with following correction “a main construction area and access approximately 4350m2 associated with construction of the terminal shaft shown in orange on the plan”. An updated report is published as a minutes attachment.

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023, Waitematā Local Board - Item 17: Public notification to proposal to lease land at Point Erin Park and Salisbury Reserve to Watercare for public works - updated report

 

 

18

Local board feedback on proposals for fees and charges for the financial year 2024/2025

 

Caroline Teh, Senior Local Board Advisor, Nick Palmisano, Local Board Advisor, and Glenn Boyd, Local Area Manager, were in attendance to speak to the item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/79

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      support the changes to local fees and charges consultation content which will be consulted as part of the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 for the following:

i)       Phase two of Active Communities fees and charges review

A)      Membership Fees

1)      The alignment of legacy memberships to current rates over 3 years

2)      The introduction of a new Auckland wide membership option that allows access to all Auckland Council Pool & Leisure sites regardless of operator.

B)      Aquatic Entrance Fees

1)      The introduction of baseline aquatic entrance fees for all Auckland Council Pool and Leisure sites.

2)      An increase to the concessionary discount from 15 per cent to 40 per cent.

C)      Swim School Fees

1)      An increase to swimming lesson prices closer to market rates whilst maintaining accessible pricing for Aucklanders

2)      A new 30 per cent discount for Community Service Card Holders and their dependents

3)      A new 40 per cent discount for those with special needs that require private lessons.

D)      Recreation Fees

1)      An increase to holiday programme and OSCAR (before and after school care) fees

2)      To simplify recreation term programme pricing.

ii)      Phase one of Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces review

A)      To adjust fees in line with Hire Fee Framework July 2014.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Amendment to the 2022-2025 Waitematā Local Board meeting schedule

 

Caroline The, Senior Local Board Advisor, was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/80

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

i)       Thursday, 30 November 2023, 9.30am

ii)      Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 4.00pm

iii)     Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 4.00pm.

CARRIED

 

 

20

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

 

Adam Moller – Road Safety Engineer Lead – was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

b)          note AT’s responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (Attachment A to agenda). 

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 setting near schools by 2027.

d)          note the board has been advised since June 2020, when the programme started, road deaths reduced 30 per cent across Auckland where speed limits have been reduced.

e)          support the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for this local board area (Attachment E to agenda).

f)           provide the tabled feedback on speed limits in the Waitema Board area including any other locations listed in Attachment C to agenda report where local board views are specifically sought.  

 

e)          support the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for this local board area (Attachment E to agenda report).

 

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

For

Member A Bonham

Member A Matson

Member R Northey

Member A Rawiri

Chairperson G Sage

Against

Member S Trotman

Abstained

Deputy Chairperson G Moyle

 

The motion was declared carried by 5 votes to 1.

 

f)           provide the tabled feedback on speed limits in the Waitema Board area including any other locations listed in Attachment C to agenda report local board views are specifically sought.

 

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

For

Member A Bonham

Member A Matson

Member R Northey

Member A Rawiri

Chairperson G Sage

Member S Trotman

Against

Deputy Chairperson G Moyle

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 6 votes to 1.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/81

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

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

b)         note AT’s responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (Attachment A to agenda). 

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 setting near schools by 2027.

d)         note the board has been advised since June 2020, when the programme started, road deaths reduced 30 per cent across Auckland where speed limits have been reduced.

e)          support the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for this local board area (Attachment E to agenda report).

f)           provide the tabled feedback on speed limits in the Waitema Board area including any other locations listed in Attachment C to agenda report where local board views are specifically sought.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023, Waitematā Local Board – Item 20: Katoa, Ka Ora - draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027 – tabled feedback

 

 

21

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/82

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      provide the tabled feedback to Auckland Transport on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan 2023-2031, in line with the template provided in Attachment A to agenda.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023, Waitematā Local Board - Item 21: Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan - tabled feedback

 

 

22

Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/83

MOVED by Member A Bonham, seconded by Chairperson G Sage:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          generally, support the proposals for the provision of rapid transit in the Northwest.

b)         provide the tabled feedback.

c)          request the local board be consulted around any direct impacts on its local services.          

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023, Waitematā Local Board - Item 22: Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit - tabled feedback

 

 

23

Feedback under delegation - Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/84

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Matson:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      note the local board feedback in Attachment B to agenda report provided through approved urgent decision delegation into Auckland Council’s submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

Feedback under delegation - Biodiversity Credit System

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/85

MOVED by Member A Bonham, seconded by Chairperson G Sage:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      note the local board feedback in Attachment B to agenda report provided through approved urgent decision delegation into the council submission on the proposed Biodiversity Credit System.

CARRIED

 

Note: Pursuant to Standing Order 1.9.3, Member S Trotman requested that her abstention be recorded.

 

 

25

Feedback under delegation - Auckland council submission to Fisheries New Zealand on bottom fishing access zones (trawl corridors) in the Hauraki Gulf

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/86

MOVED by Member A Bonham, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      note the local board feedback in Attachment A to agenda report provided under delegation into the council submission to Fisheries New Zealand on bottom fishing access zones (trawl corridors) in the Hauraki Gulf.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Feedback under delegation - Auckland Council submission on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill to the Environment Select Committee

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/87

MOVED by Member A Bonham, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      note the local board feedback in Attachment A to agenda report provided under delegation into Auckland Council submission on Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill to the Environment Select Committee.

CARRIED

 

Member S Trotman left the meeting at 5.48pm.

Member A Rawiri left the meeting at 5.52pm.

 

27

Feedback under delegation - Emergency Management Bill

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/88

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      note the local board feedback in Attachment A to agenda report provided under delegation into the Auckland Council’s submission on the Emergency Management Bill.

CARRIED

 

 

28

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/89

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Waitematā Local Board Chairperson’s Report for October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

29

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/90

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the written reports from Member A Bonham and Member R Northey for October 2023.

b)         receive the verbal report from Deputy Chair Moyle.

CARRIED

 

 

30

Waitematā Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/91

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Waitematā Local Board workshop record for the workshop held on 3rd October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

31

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/92

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the October 2023 governance forward work calendar as attached to the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

10.1

Extraordinary business - Fitzroy hotel

 

A late report was tabled for the board’s consideration. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is avaliable on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number WTM/2023/93

MOVED by Member A Matson, seconded by Chairperson G Sage:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the tabled notice of motion.

b)         note the significant heritage values of the former Fitzroy Hotel at 75-77 Wakefield Street which is both scheduled in the Auckland Unitary Plan as a Category A building and included on the Heritage New Zealand List as a Category 1 building.

c)          signal that the Local Board has a particular interest in the building on account of its inclusion in the Waitematā Local Board Plan 2023, and notes that in developing its work program, the Local Board will consider a local scale financial contribution to support action.

d)         request that the Director of Regulatory Services as a matter of urgency take all practicable steps to ensure the building is made safe in terms of the Dangerous Building Notice NOT21696480 dated 11 October 2023, and to achieve that by means of temporary propping and any consequential seismic work required under the Building Act 2004, rather than by demolishing the building.

e)          request that staff investigate heritage-related funding opportunities that may be open to Council, the property owner or interested parties to facilitate acquisition and/or restoration of the building.

f)           request that staff keep the Local Board regularly updated on Council’s progress with these matters.

g)         authorise Waitematā Local Board Member A Matson or his delegate to attend and advocate at any relevant Council Committee meeting or workshop about this matter.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 October 2023, Waitematā Local Board - item 10.1: Consideration of Extraordinary items - Fitzroy Hotel tabled document

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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