I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Puketāpapa Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 19 October 2023

10.00am

Local Board Office
560 Mt Albert Road
Three Kings

 

Puketāpapa Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Ella Kumar, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Fiona Lai

 

Members

Roseanne Hay

 

 

Mark Pervan

 

 

Bobby Shen

 

 

Jon Turner

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Selina Powell

Democracy Advisor

 

12 October 2023

 

Contact Telephone: 021 531 686

Email: selina.powell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Nau mai | Welcome                                                                                                        5

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies                                                                                         5

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest                                         5

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes                                                    5

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence                                                            5

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements                                                                                       5

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions                                                                                                5

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations                                                                    5

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui | Public Forum                                                                      5

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business                                                              6

11        Local Board Transport Capital Fund                                                                           7

12        Katoa, Ka Ora - draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027                    13

13        Adoption of the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023                                               37

14        Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan                         87

15        Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation              103

16        Local board feedback on proposals for fees and charges for the financial year 2024/2025                                                                                                                    117

17        Local board feedback on council’s submission to the draft National Policy Statement for Natural Hazard Decision-Making                                                     131

18        Update on Joint Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plans, work programme items (Jul-Sep 2023) and expected milestones (Oct-Dec 2023)      135

19        Amendment to the 2022-2025 Puketāpapa Local Board meeting schedule       145

20        Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates                                           149

21        Chairperson's Report                                                                                                159

22        Board Member Reports                                                                                             165

23        Record of Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Notes                                          169

24        Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar                   181

25        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana |

            Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 


1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Thursday, 21 September 2023 as true and correct.

 

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for deputations. Those applying for deputations are required to give seven working days notice of subject matter and applications are approved by the Chairperson of the Puketāpapa Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is ten minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for deputations had been received.

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui | Public Forum

 

A period of time (approximately 30 minutes) is set aside for members of the public to address the meeting on matters within its delegated authority. A maximum of three minutes per speaker is allowed, following which there may be questions from members.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

File No.: CP2023/14961

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To inform the Puketāpapa Local Board of the reduction to its local board transport capital fund (LBTCF) for the 2022-2025 political term.

2.       The confirmed budget for Puketāpapa Local Board is now $1,015,611. This replaces the indicative budget of $1.551 million discussed in the June 2023 Auckland Transport report.

3.       This report confirms the projects the local board will deliver with a reduced budget and sets a priority order for currently unfunded but authorised LBTCF projects, setting local board expectation should any further budget become available.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

4.       Auckland Transport (AT) manages the Local Board Transport Capital Fund on behalf of the Puketāpapa Local Board. AT provides quality advice to support local board decision-making. A decision relating to the allocation of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund is being sought.

5.       The confirmed budget for the Puketāpapa Local Board this political term is $1,015,611. This differs from the indicative amount reported to the local board in June 2023.

6.       The reduction in the LBTCF reflects the pressure AT and its funding partners are under due to flood recovery work following the severe weather events in early 2023, inflation and the rising cost of doing business.

7.       In this report, Auckland Transport recommends that the Puketāpapa Local Board allocate $46,000 to complete contractual commitments for the 244 Hillsborough Road crossing; $430,000 to complete the Melrose Road pedestrian refuge and the improvements at the Hillsborough/Mt Albert Roads intersection. The Melrose Road and Hillsborough/Mt Albert Roads projects have already had partial investment during design processes. All of these projects support the local board plan objective of getting around the local board area more safely.

8.       The remaining amount of $539,611 to be allocated to the Frost Road shared path extension and bus stop upgrades on Richardson Road.

9.       If other budget becomes available in the 2022-2025 political term, the local board confirms its priority as moving forward with the Dominion Road mid-block crossing between Keystone Avenue and Landscape Road.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      allocate the Local Board Transport Capital Fund 2022-2025 as follows:

i)        approve the allocation of $46,000 to cover contractual commitments for the completed mid-block crossing at 244 Hillsborough Road.

ii)       approve the allocation of $135,000 to complete the pedestrian refuge facility on Melrose Road, Mt Roskill.

iii)      approve the allocation of $295,000 to complete safety improvements at the intersection of Hillsborough and Mt Albert Roads.

iv)      approve the allocation of $419,611 to the extension of the shared path on Frost Road to Mt Albert Road.

v)      approve the allocation of $120,000 for bus stop upgrades, including bus shelters at bus stops 8939 and 8934 on Richardson Road.

b)      confirm its priority, should further funds become available, is:

i)        a mid-block crossing on Dominion Road between Keystone Avenue and Landscape Road.

Horopaki

Context

10.     The LBTCF is an AT fund established in 2012 to allow local boards to deliver small projects in their local area that would not normally be prioritised by Auckland Transport. In 2014, the LBTCF budget was set at $20 million spread across all local boards and distributed based on Auckland Council’s Local Board Funding Policy. Since 2020, when COVID 19 lockdowns impacted on Auckland Council’s revenue the LBTCF has been reduced. Specifically, to $15 million per annum across all local boards in the most recent Regional Land Transport Plan of which Puketāpapa’s share was $2.2 million.

11.     Due to further budget reductions, Puketāpapa Local Board’s new allocation of LBTCF for the 2022–2025 political term is $1,015,611.

12.     Therefore, the local board must now review the programme of work that was planned and reduce it to match the new budget. The local board’s role is to review the work programme supported by AT’s quality advice, consider options, and then decide about re-prioritisation.  This report confirms the new programme.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

13.     Auckland Transport held three workshops with the Puketāpapa Local Board in 2023 to discuss the LBTCF and its allocation.

·   Workshop One on 23 February gathered suggestions from Board members for allocating the LBTCF in the new term as well as progress reports on projects from the last political term

·   Workshop Two on 4 May reported back on cost estimates for the proposed new projects along with the indicative budget for the new term. This was followed up by a decision report from AT in June 2023 that established the projects that the local board wished to support.

·   Workshop Three on 28 September confirmed the budget for the new term as $1,015,611 which was considerably less than the figure anticipated in Workshop Two. The reduction in budget reflects the pressures on AT and our funding partners following the devastating floods of early 2023 and the roading repair bill, the reduction in AT’s overall budget as required by Auckland Council plus inflation and the rising cost of doing business.

14.     At Workshop Three, AT’s advice to the local board was to confirm the allocation of $46,000 to complete the contractual commitments to the mid-block crossing project at 244 Hillsborough Road; progress the pedestrian refuge on Melrose Road and continue with the safety improvements at the intersection of Hillsborough and Mt Albert Roads. These projects support a key local board objective of improving safety in the local board area and encouraging active modes of transport. In addition, a significant amount of the local board’s LBTCF has already been invested in developing these projects.

 

Table One: Projects identified for LBTCF in 2022–2025 Political Term

Project

Description

Funding required to complete the projects

244 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough

A signalised mid-block crossing.

$46,000

Melrose Road, Mt Roskill

A pedestrian refuge near the shops

$135,000

Hillsborough/Mt Albert Road intersection safety improvements

Improvements to support safer crossing for pedestrians

$295,000

15.     After the prioritisation of the above projects, there is a remaining budget of $539,611. The direction received at the workshop was that the remaining budget be used to support the bus stop upgrades on Richardson Road and the extension of the Frost Road shared path.

Table Two: Projects Identified for the Budget Remainder

Project

Description

Estimates

Richardson Road bus stop upgrade

Upgrade the existing bus stops - stop 8939 at 565 Richardson Rd and stop 8934 at 570 Richardson Rd - to TDM standard and install shelter/tactile pavers.

$120,000

Frost Road shared path extension to Mt Albert Road

A 200metre section of shared path is missing on the western side of Frost Road. The project will continue the path which shrinks at the crossing to Britton Avenue, up to Mt Albert Road. Service relocation might be required.

$419,611

16.     AT also requested the local board to highlight its next important priority should any further funds become available in this political term. The direction given at the workshop was that any surplus or remaining funds support the investigation and development of a mid-block crossing on Dominion Road between Keystone Avenue and Landscape Road.

Table Three: Future Priority

Project

Description

Funding required to complete the projects

Dominion Road Crossing

A mid-block crossing to be provided between between Keystone Avenue and Landscape Rd.

$600,000

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

17.     Auckland Council has declared a climate emergency and has developed Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.

18.     AT therefore urges the Puketāpapa Local Board to consider prioritisation of projects that help reduce carbon emissions.

19.     All of the proposed projects will encourage either safe walking or cycling and will provide a contribution to reducing carbon emissions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

20.     Any engagement required with other parts of the council group will be carried out on an individual-project basis.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

21.     Puketāpapa Local Board discussed this programme of work at three workshops with AT in 2023. This report reflects the views of the local board as expressed in the workshops.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

22.     The actions being considered do not have specific impacts on Māori. Both AT and the council are committed to meeting their responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) and its broader legal obligations in being more responsible or effective to Māori. Auckland Transport’s Māori Responsiveness Plan outlines the commitment to 19 mana whenua tribes in delivering effective and well-designed transport policy and solutions for Auckland. We also recognise mataawaka and their representative bodies and our desire to foster a relationship with them. This plan is available on the AT website - https://at.govt.nz/about-us/transport-plans-strategies/maori-responsiveness-plan/#about.

23.     Any AT project that requires consultation with iwi will include that activity within its project plan.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

24.     This report requires consideration of a significant financial commitment of up to $1,015,611 by the Puketāpapa Local Board.

25.     The costs calculated are based on estimates and it is possible that costs on some projects may be under or over the estimations.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

26.     There is a risk that some projects may cost more than is budgeted in this report, but equally some projects may reduce in scope after further investigation work is carried out. 

27.     As resources and budgets are constrained, delaying decision making means that there is less time for planning for the investigation, design, and subsequent delivery of the projects that the local board wishes to progress. Timely decision making will provide the best opportunity for these projects to be delivered in the current political term.

28.     Finally, future budgets are not confirmed meaning that there may be sudden changes to the programme next year after Auckland Council sets budgets through the Long-term Plan process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

29.     AT will take note of the local board’s confirmed projects and continue to work towards public consultation, where necessary, and delivery.

30.     Throughout the process, AT will keep the local board updated and when a decision is required, a report will be made to a public meeting so the members can consider it and decide on next steps.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Lorna Stewart – Elected Member Relationship Partner

Authorisers

John Gillespie – Head of Stakeholder and Elected Member Relationships

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/14948

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the local board with a summary of public consultation feedback, respond to previous queries and seek formal resolutions supporting the location and scope of proposed speed limit changes.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.      Auckland Council and Auckland Transport (AT) have adopted a Vision Zero goal of eliminating road transport related deaths and serious injuries (DSI) within the Auckland road network by 2050.

3.       Setting safe speed limits that recognise the function, safety, design, and layout of roads is a fast and cost-effective way to reduce DSI. AT is conducting a phased review of speed limits and has completed three phases of changes to date.

4.       A speed management plan for the Auckland region is a government requirement and will set safe and appropriate speed limits to reduce road deaths and serious injuries. Katoa, Ka Ora is the name of this plan, and it is overseen by the Tāmaki Makaurau Transport Safety Governance Group, a group of eight organisations partnering to deliver safe transport for all.

5.       AT workshopped Katoa, Ka Ora with local boards in February and March 2023, and local boards provided formal feedback about the proposal in March and April 2023, specifically the five development approaches within the speed management plan.

6.       Public consultation for Katoa, Ka Ora was open from 24 July to 28 August 2023.

7.       AT has analysed and summarised the consultation feedback received and provided responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora. This information is provided as a series of attachments to this report for local board members to review.

8.       Further, the report seeks local board support for the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes within its area.

9.       Once all feedback has been considered and edits and reviews completed, the team will seek approval of the plan from the Regional Transport Committee in early 2024.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa 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 queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (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 setting near schools by 2027

d)      note that since June 2020, when the programme started, road deaths reduced 30 per cent in the areas where speed limits have changed

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

f)       support speed limit review near schools that do not have current or proposed safe speed limits including Halsey Drive School

g)      support speed limit review of additional locations requested in public consultation feedback and recommended for the next future consultation in Attachment C.

Horopaki

Context

10.     AT is Auckland’s Road Controlling Authority (RCA). Part of this role is reviewing and ensuring that speed limits across Auckland are safe and appropriate for road function, safety, design, and use. 

Alignment with Central Government policy

11.     In 2019, Waka Kotahi (New Zealand Transport Agency) adopted a vision of a New Zealand where no one is killed or seriously injured in road crashes and launched the ‘Road to Zero’ national strategy. The strategy’s target is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on New Zealand’s roads by 40 per cent by 2030. A key part of the strategy is protecting vulnerable road users, for instance children travelling to school.

12.     The strategy’s action plan includes the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 (the Rule) which sets out requirements road controlling authorities must comply with when setting speed limits. The Rule requires road controlling authorities to make best efforts to have speed limit changes for roads outside schools completed by December 2027, and these changes must be built into speed management plans.

13.     The Rule groups schools into two classifications; category one and category two. Most Auckland schools are classified as category one, or schools where children may be out and about outside the school gate. To comply with the Rule, speed limits of 30km/h (fixed or variable) are required in the area outside of the school. Category two schools are where children are more likely to be picked up or dropped off within the school grounds.

Alignment with Auckland Council policy

14.     Auckland Council’s Governing Body has consistently supported the programme.

15.     In 2018, Auckland Council’s Planning Committee in Resolution Number PLA/2018/83 requested that AT accelerate its road safety and speed management programme, including direction to work with partners like New Zealand Police and Waka Kotahi (New Zealand Transport Agency).

16.     Since then, both Auckland Council’s Planning Committee; and in this term the Transport and Infrastructure Committee have been regularly briefed. In April 2023, the Transport and Infrastructure Committee unanimously carried recommendations on the proposed approach and provided feedback supporting consistent, easy-to-understand changes that communities can understand. See Resolution Number TICCC/2023/44.

Auckland Transport’s role

17.     Katoa, Ka Ora is fundamental to Auckland’s Vision Zero approach to road safety and is aligned to the Auckland Plan 2050 vision of a safe transport network, free from death and serious injury. So, after receiving endorsement from Auckland Council and the Auckland Transport Board, the safe speeds programme has progressively reviewed roads across Auckland reducing speed limits on many roads.

18.     In the most recent phase of speed limit changes, the programme focuses on town centres, roads near schools and rural marae.

19.     Katoa, Ka Ora is the first speed management plan under the 2022 Rule. It follows three phases implemented between June 2020 and March 2023 under previous legislation. The phases can be summarised as follows:

a)   Phase One covered approximately 11 per cent of the local road network and focused on the highest risk roads.

b)   Phase Two covered approximately 8 per cent of the network and had a significant focus on safe speeds for rural roads and roads near schools.

c)   Phase Three covered approximately 19 per cent of the network and included roads around schools, rural roads, town centre roads, rural marae and roads requested by the community.

20.     Since early 2022, Katoa, Ka Ora has evolved based on insights gathered during 64 separate engagements with local boards, mana whenua, stakeholder groups and local communities.

21.     Katoa, Ka Ora focuses on safety around schools so AT directly surveyed all schools with proposed speed limit changes in late-2022 and early 2023. The summary results of the local schools survey was shared with each local board as part of the February/March 2023 workshop follow-up.

22.     Information about the iterative engagement process used to develop Katoa, Ka Ora was shared with local boards in two rounds of workshops held in February/March 2022 and in February/March 2023.

23.     Katoa, Ka Ora implementation is planned to start in 2024, and the Rule requires that every proposed change is consulted on. Public consultation for Katoa, Ka Ora was open from 24 July to 28 August 2023. 7801 pieces of feedback were received.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

24.     Katoa, Ka Ora has been consulted on with the public and with local boards. This report updates local boards on:

a)   The results of the public consultation conducted from 24 July to 28 August 2023 in each local board area, including AT’s responses to the changes requested by members of the public.

b)   AT’s response to the local board feedback provided in April 2023, including AT’s responses to changes requested by members of the public.

25.     This information is included in attachments to this report and AT’s overall considerations for this local board area are summarised in a two-page summary infographic (Attachment B).

26.     Additionally, the full consultation report will be published on the AT website by early November 2023.

27.     The attachments provide a clear summary of what people in this local board area said about the programme so local board members are aware of community sentiment as they consider AT’s technical advice.

Technical advice

28.     AT’s technical advice is that from a statutory perspective, AT must act in accordance with its legal purpose to contribute to an effective, efficient and safe land transport system; the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport and its legal obligations under the Rule. This includes finalising a speed management plan within legal timeframes and setting safe speed limits near all schools by 2027. Under these legal obligations, AT must act once it has reviewed a road and found the speed limit is unsafe.

29.     In accordance with our legal obligations to make best efforts to set safe speed limits near all schools by 2027, we are proposing to include a review of permanent speed limits near all remaining schools in a future consultation.

30.     Further, the impact of speed reduction on the number of DSI is statistically significant. In Auckland:

a)   since June 2020, when the safe speed programme started road deaths reduced 30 per cent in the areas where speed limits have changed.

b)   in comparison, over this same period, the rest of the network has seen a 9 per cent increase in road deaths.

31.     30km/h is the internationally accepted speed at which there is a sensible balance between maintaining traffic movement and still significantly reducing the chances of people walking or cycling being killed or seriously injured if they are struck by a vehicle. This is the reason that the 30km/h speed around schools is used for the safe speed programme.

32.     In summary, AT’s advice is that Katoa, Ka Ora meets a statutory requirement to reduce speed across the city. The proposed speed of 30km/h near schools is consistent with legislative requirements and is supported by substantial overseas research and study that demonstrates significant reductions in DSI on roads operating at this speed, with minimal disruption to traffic flow.  

33.     Additionally, speed reductions delivered to date by the programme are already reducing DSI. It is for these reasons that AT’s advice to the local board is to support the programme.

Customer research

34.     As directed in Auckland Council’s letter of expectation, AT has completed customer research to more deeply understand the views and needs of Aucklanders on this issue. The latest research shows that 61 per cent of Aucklanders believe that lower speed limits could help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on Auckland roads, with 74 per cent of Aucklanders willing to accept increases in travel time if it would help make travel safer in Auckland.

35.     Overall, around 44 per cent of Auckland residents oppose speed limit reductions and 43 per cent support. After being informed about the decrease in road deaths and serious injuries on roads where speed limits have been reduced, support for the speed limit reductions increases to 57 per cent and opposition decreases. Support remains highest for speed limit reductions near schools, kindergartens, or other community facilities at 74 per cent.

36.     Recent customer research on safety near schools shows the safety of children travelling to school is a critical and increasing concern to parents. Their experiences of high-speed vehicles, near misses, crime and ‘stranger danger’ around schools mean an increasing number of parents drive their children to and from school. School speed limits, and physically separating children from danger are strongly supported by parents and in locations with comprehensive speed management parents feel more comfortable letting their children walk to school.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

37.     The primary climate change benefit of safe and appropriate speed limits is that they support and encourage walking, cycling and micro-mobility by reducing the risk to vulnerable road users, making these modes more attractive.

38.     A key action required in the Auckland Council Transport Emissions Reduction Plan is to ‘rapidly deliver safe speeds across urban Auckland’ in order to create a more pleasant urban environment and make it safer for children to travel independently.

39.     A recent road safety perceptions study was completed in town centres where speed limits were reduced, and safety improvements introduced. Overall, 19 per cent of people surveyed say they participate in at least one active mode activity (e.g., walking or cycling) more often since the projects have been completed. This is a direct contribution towards encouraging people to walk or cycle instead of using cars that produce carbon emissions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

40.     The Safe Speeds Programme was endorsed by the Auckland Council Planning committee and the current term Transport and Infrastructure Committee.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

41.     AT has visited all local boards during February and March 2023 to discuss the proposed changes.

42.     Summaries of community, school and mana whenua requests were provided to local boards in February and March 2023 to support their consideration of this topic.

43.     In post-workshop resolutions local boards indicated their level of support for the programme. Common themes were higher levels of support near schools, town centres and places where people are out and about.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

44.     Māori are overrepresented in DSI statistics making up 12 per cent of Auckland’s population and 16 per cent of road deaths and serious injuries.

45.     Engagement with iwi at the northern, central, and southern transport kaitiaki hui has taken place regarding the wider programme since 2021. In 2022, the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum confirmed their strategic plan has an objective to reduce road deaths for mana whenua and mātāwaka. Across 2022 and 2023 a series of hui and a wānanga with mana whenua were completed for Katoa, Ka Ora.

46.     Mana whenua are, in general, supportive of the Safe Speeds Programme and the positive safety, community and environmental outcomes arising through safe and appropriate speed limits.

47.     Ongoing engagement regarding further requests are being reviewed and considered for inclusion in the full Katoa, Ka Ora Speed Management Plan. These requests have been shared with local boards at their workshops in February and March 2023.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

48.     Although there are no specific financial implications arising from local boards providing views on Katoa, Ka Ora, the introduction of safe speed limits has considerable social cost implications. Reducing the harm caused by road crashes impacts on the community by reducing hospital costs, insurance costs and Accident Compensation Corporation costs, all of which are of direct financial benefit to the communities that the local board represents.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

49.     Public understanding regarding the ‘why’ for safe speeds needs continued communication. Comprehensive communications including the evidence and key facts have been provided to increase understanding and support of safe speeds. 

50.     Funding constraints may require the scale of the plan to be reduced or delivery to be slowed or delayed. Clear updates will be given should there be changes to funding throughout the duration of the programme.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

51.     The Safe Speeds Programme Team will review and consider all feedback received from local boards. We will use this, along with feedback from the Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Mana Whenua Treaty Partners and our legal and safety obligations as a road controlling authority, to help edit and finalise Katoa, Ka Ora, a speed management plan for Auckland.

52.     We have requested to workshop Katoa, Ka Ora a Speed Management Plan for Auckland with the Transport and Infrastructure Committee in November 2023. Confirmation of a date is yet to be received.

53.     Once all feedback has been considered and edits and reviews completed, the team will seek approval of the plan from the Regional Transport Committee in early 2024.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Puketāpapa Local Board - Response to resolutions

19

b

Attachment B - Infographic Puketāpapa

21

c

Attachment C - Puketāpapa Safe Speeds to public feedback

23

d

Attachment D - Puketāpapa Safe Speeds Local Board feedback summary

25

e

Attachment E - Katoa ka ora map

35

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Eric van Essen – Programme Director, Strategic Programmes, Auckland

Maclean Grindell - Senior Local Board Advisor, Operations and Policy

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Adoption of the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023

File No.: CP2023/15076

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 requires that each local board complete a local board plan for adoption every three years and use the special consultative procedure (SCP) to engage with their communities.

3.       A draft version of the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 was prepared for consultation with the local communities. The consultation period for the SCP ran from 13 July to 14 August 2023.

4.       The local board has considered all submissions and feedback received from the consultation period. A few substantive changes and minor edits for clarification are proposed.

5.       The Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023, which includes the proposed changes, is attached to this report.

6.       The key sections of the Local Board Plan 2023 (Attachment A) are:

·   Māori outcomes

·   Climate action

·   Our people

·   Our environment

·   Our community

·   Our places

·   Our economy.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whai / adopt the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 as set out in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      tautapa / delegate authority to the Chairperson and/or other nominated member(s) of the Puketāpapa Local Board to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 prior to publication.

Horopaki

Context

7.       The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 states that each local board must:

·   adopt their local board plan by 31 October of the year following an election

·   use the special consultative procedure (SCP) to engage with their communities.

8.       Local board plans are strategic documents developed every three years. They set a direction for local boards and reflect community priorities and preferences. They provide a guide for local board activity, funding and investment decisions. They also influence local board input into regional strategies and plans, including annual budgets.

9.       The plans inform the development of the council’s 10-year budget. They also form the basis for development of the annual local board agreement for the following three financial years and subsequent work programmes.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Key features of the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023

10.     Māori outcomes:

·   continue to work with mana whenua in their role as kaitiaki on implementing the Te Auaunga restoration strategy, such as the tohu marker project

·   use Te Reo Māori in signage, and tell stories of the Māori cultural landscape where possible

·   deliver and advocate for a reflection of Te Ao Māori in the landscape, as identified by mana whenua in the Integrated Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards (Integrated Area Plan) and Te Auaunga tohu (marker) project

·   work with urban developers to ensure they are guided by the Integrated Area Plan, Te Auaunga strategies and Te Taruke-a-Tawhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan

·   support projects that implement the restoration strategies of Te Auaunga, and the Wairaki catchments.

11.     Climate action:

·   support and advocate for projects in rapidly growing neighbourhoods that increase the resilience of biodiversity in open spaces, awa and ngahere

·   support communities and groups to connect and collaborate, increasing capacity across the neighbourhood e.g. through the Puketāpapa Community Network and other key partners

·   work with urban developers to ensure they are guided by the Integrated Area Plan and Te Auaunga Restoration Strategy

·   support community-led transport initiatives, which promote more active modes of travel such as walking, cycling and public transport e.g. the Mount Roskill Bike Hub and cycling haven project

·   support initiatives that make public transport more safe and accessible e.g. with bus shelters

·   continue to implement the Puketāpapa Greenways paths/cycling plan, where possible and promote its use

·   support walking/cycling safety and community bike repair programmes

·   support carbon reduction and climate action support programmes for businesses, households, and neighbourhoods.

12.     Our people: Our people are thriving and have a strong sense of connection to Puketāpapa and its range of multi-cultural communities. Te ao Māori is valued and reflected in the rohe. What we want to achieve:

·   mana whenua and the local board work on areas of mutual interest

·   Te Ao Māori is understood and reflected in Puketāpapa

·   cultural diversity is proudly celebrated in Puketāpapa

·   people have access to opportunities that improve their wellbeing

·   communities of greatest need are a focus for support.

13.     Our environment: Our natural environment is valued and cared for, and people feel a sense of connection with local parks, rivers and the harbour. Climate resilience is front of mind and our people can live in environmentally sustainable ways. What we want to achieve:

·   improve the mauri of awa, the harbour, open spaces and ngāhere of Puketāpapa

·   access to indigenous and culturally valued biodiversity is managed to promote enjoyment while protecting vulnerable ecosystems

·   people live more environment and climate friendly and healthy lifestyles.

14.     Our community: Our communities have the places and activities that enhance their lifestyles. There is strong local leadership, with resilient, safe and supportive communities, particularly through times of change and challenge. What we want to achieve:

·   our investment in parks, facilities and programmes is focussed on growing neighbourhoods, with a focus on Wesley, Waikōwhai and Three Kings suburbs

·   our investment in parks and facilities is financially sustainable

·   Te Ao Māori is reflected in our parks and facilities

·   Monte Cecilia Park is a well-used and valued destination and an icon for Puketāpapa

·   people help shape decisions and investment in their community

·   enable strong local leaders and networks that are resilient and support one another.

15.     Our places: Our changing neighbourhoods are well-designed, creating places that are safe, accessible and inviting. Transport systems are safe and accessible, and cater for all, including walking, cycling, as well as private and public transport. What we want to achieve:

·   the growing neighbourhoods of Roskill, Wesley, Waikōwhai and Three Kings are well planned, built and serviced

·   growth and development cater for severe weather events and enhances the natural environment

·   a range of safe and accessible transport options that are easy to find and use.

16.     Our economy: Puketapapa thrives as a desirable place for business where people can work and shop locally. Businesses and events contribute to both economic growth and vibrancy, embracing the richness that comes from our varied backgrounds and talents. What we want to achieve:

·   thriving local businesses that support one another

·   businesses that are more environmentally friendly

·   local skills that match local employment opportunities

·   attract investment to Puketāpapa.

Consideration of submissions and feedback

17.     A draft version of the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 was prepared for consultation with the local communities. The consultation period ran from 13 July to 14 August 2023.

18.     The Puketāpapa Local Board has considered the submissions and feedback received.

19.     Public feedback on the draft plan was predominantly supportive of visions and themes within the plan. There were numerous comments about stormwater and climate/environmental concerns, which was anticipated giving recent flooding events. The overarching feedback was as follows:

·   Māori outcomes - conflicting views, from appreciation that it is in the plan to a view that there is too much focus on Māori outcomes

·   Climate action – conflicting views, from unnecessary to very urgent, particularly in terms of the floods

·   Our people - support for the reflection and support for cultural diversity; noting the people are struggling financially and with storm damage

·   Our Environment – concern about flooding, comments seeking more investment in flood mitigations, environmental investment, the urban ngahere and climate change response (to minimise flooding)

·   Our Community – support for investment of areas of greatest need, particularly neighborhoods that are affected by rapid housing growth. Seeking investment in water management infrastructure but also seeking fiscal responsibility from the council.

·   Our Places – support for local board focus on the areas of greatest need and growth area. Also a range of transport options and parks, concern about rate of urban growth and how it relates to flood risk.

·   Our Economy – supporting a variety of businesses.

20.     The key feedback points, with staff analysis and subsequent proposed changes to the outcome chapters are outlined in Table One below.

Table One: Substantive changes to the draft Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023

Key point of feedback

Analysis

Proposed change to plan

More commitment to increasing and protecting the urban ngahere

Trees and vegetation provide a range of services for Auckland. These include enhanced stormwater management, air pollution removal, improved water quality, cooling to reduce the urban heat island effect, and ecological corridors to connect habitats and improve biodiversity.

This is reflected in Te Rautaki Ngahere ā-Tāone o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Urban Ngahere (Forest) Strategy and the Puketāpapa Urban Ngahere (Forest) Action Plan

New objective: Access to indigenous and culturally valued biodiversity is managed to promote enjoyment while protecting vulnerable ecosystems

Strengthened initiatives around implementing actions from the Puketāpapa Ngahere Action Plan and inclusion of pest control

Strengthened advocacy for tree protection

Seeking range of transport options and better public transport (frequency and accessibility)

Seeking bike parking, wayfinding, and bike charging stations

Proving infrastructure for cycling can help encourage more people to cycle and reduce car use. Programmes to inform people of cycling opportunities and to learn bike skills and confidence can also help

Addition of key initiatives for secure bike parking and more street trees/ landscaping to improve the walking experience, provide shade and rain protection

Strengthened advocacy to Auckland Transport for footpath renewals

 

Seeking advocacy items to for more investment in sport and recreation

Physical fitness is an important part of health and wellbeing

Added this specific advocacy to the People section

Stronger emphasis on play for tamariki and rangatahi

The plan has a strong emphasis on play

Small amendment to include diverse play opportunities

Improve accessibility, including by providing women only spaces

Accessibility is a consideration in facility renewals. Access to spaces for use by modest cultures can also be a barrier to participation in exercise

Added initiative: Provide programmes that cater for women only spaces

21.     Other key feedback points which did not materially result in changes to the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan with staff analysis are outlined in Table Two below.

Table Two: Other feedback points which did not result in proposed changes to the draft Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023

Key point of feedback

Analysis

Support for celebrating diversity, different ethnicities and cultures and inclusiveness

Reflected in objectives and initiatives, particularly in the Our People strategic area.

Community wellbeing is important

Social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of communities is the purpose of local government. This is reflected in Auckland Council policy framework including Auckland Plan 2050 and Thriving Communities Strategy Ngā Hapori Momoho. There are specific initiatives in the plan that address this.

Support for environmental protection and climate action, and importance of volunteers and community efforts

Reflected in objectives and initiatives, particularly in the Our Environment strategic area.

Importance of public and active transport

Reflected in objectives and initiatives, particularly in the Our Places strategic area.

Importance of managing growth, development and its impacts on community

Reflected in objectives and initiatives, particularly in the Our Places strategic area.

Request the plan be more specific

Local board plans are three-year strategic documents. Their purpose is to set the overall direction and reflect the priorities of the local board and area. They are used to develop the annual budget and annual work programmes. Work programmes outline specific projects, programmes and budgets and are reported on quarterly through public business meetings.

This is outlined in the “About local boards”, “About local board plans” section of the document. No change proposed to draft plan.

Further investment needed in climate change response and preparedness; environmental work; flood preparedness

No change to plan – the level of investment can be considered through the board’s work programme investment.

Auckland Council has moved from flood response to recovery and has significant work programmes beginning.

Seeking fiscal responsibility

This is addressed by the objective: Our investment in parks and facilities is financially sustainable.

Seek a plan to identify Māori leaders who can speak for all things Māori in our area

Māori representation can be sought from mana whenua of the area.

More artistic space

The plan has an initiative to Investigate how the community can access services and create connections through shared spaces.

Seeks reference to the work of the Maunga Authority, and offer local board assistance in supporting Authority engagement with local communities

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is autonomous in its engagement with local communities.

 

Review and update the Three Kings Plan

This can be considered through the board’s work programme investment. Three Kings is included in the Integrated Area Plan.

Seeks that Vector accelerate undergrounding of power lines - to allow large trees to grow into their natural form

There is advocacy in the plan to seek more funding to underground powerlines. The Board can work with Vector to advocate for changes to their work programme.

Seeks that a specific action is added to the plan to consult on a plan, and budget for the future development of the Western Playing Field

This can be considered through the Board’s work programme investment.

Seek that Kāinga Ora is added to advocacy, in respect of its new role in planning residential development in the Light Rail corridor

This role for Kāinga Ora did not proceed.

22.     The Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 (Attachment A) incorporates the proposed substantive changes to the outcome chapters as described in Table One and other minor changes.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23.     The Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 contains a specific Climate Action section, focusing on the scope of challenges posted by climate change. It considers such impacts as increasing temperatures, rising sea levels and changing rainfall patterns on the local board area.

24.     The plan includes specific objectives and initiatives including:

·   support and advocate for projects in rapidly growing neighbourhoods that increase the resilience of biodiversity in open spaces, awa and ngahere

·   support communities and groups to connect and collaborate, increasing capacity across the neighbourhood e.g. through the Puketāpapa Community Network and other key partners

·   work with urban developers to ensure they are guided by the Integrated Area Plan and Te Auaunga Restoration Strategy

·   support community-led transport initiatives, which promote more active modes of travel such as walking, cycling and public transport e.g. the Mount Roskill Bike Hub and cycling haven project

·   support initiatives that make public transport more safe and accessible e.g. with bus shelters

·   continue to implement the Puketāpapa Greenways paths/cycling plan, where possible and promote its use

·   support walking/cycling safety and community bike repair programmes

·   support carbon reduction and climate action support programmes for businesses, households, and neighbourhoods

25.     The impact on the climate of the final plans has been considered. The final publication will be an online document to minimise printing hard copies. 

26.     The climate impact of any initiatives the Puketāpapa Local Board chooses to progress will be assessed as part of the relevant reporting requirements and project management processes.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

27.     The adoption of the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 will inform the development of the council’s 10-year budget. It will also form the basis for the development of the following three years’ work programmes.

28.     Planning and operational areas of the council have taken part in the development and review of the draft and final plans.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

29.     The local board’s views have informed the development of the final Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023. Workshops were held to discuss and consider feedback and agree any changes.

30.     In developing the plan, the Puketāpapa Local Board considered:

·   what is already known about our communities and what is important to them

·   submissions received via online forms, hardcopy forms, emails and post

·   feedback provided at engagement events

·   regional strategies and policies

·   staff advice.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

31.     These mana whenua groups have connections to this area:

·   Ngāti Whātua (Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)

·   Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Tamaoho, Te Ākitai Waiohua, Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua, Te Ahiwaru

·   Ngāti Paoa, Ngaati Whanaunga, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Tamaterā

·   Waikato-Tainui.

32.     The draft Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 was developed with consideration given to existing feedback from mana whenua. In particular:

·   Integrated Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards (2022)

·   Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek He Rautaki Puna Ora o Te Auaunga - Vision and Restoration Strategy for the Upper Catchment (2016)

·   Wairaki Catchment Strategy (2022).

33.     The Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 promotes outcomes or issues of importance to Māori by:

·   continuing to work with mana whenua in their role as kaitiaki on implementing the Te Auaunga restoration strategy, such as the tohu marker project

·   using Te Reo Māori in signage, and telling stories of the Māori cultural landscape where possible

·   delivering and advocating for a reflection of Te Ao Māori in the landscape, as identified by mana whenua in the Integrated Area Plan and Te Auaunga tohu (marker) project

·   working with urban developers to ensure they are guided by the Integrated Area Plan, Te Auaunga strategies and Te Taruke-a-Tawhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan

·   supporting projects that implement the restoration strategies of Te Auaunga, and the Wairaki catchments.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

34.     Budget to implement initiatives and projects is confirmed through the annual plan budgeting process. The local board plan informs this process.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

35.     There are no risks identified in adopting the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

36.     Staff recommend that responsibility for approving any minor edits following adoption be delegated to the Chairperson and/or other nominated member(s) of the Puketāpapa Local Board.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023

47

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Mary Hay - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

File No.: CP2023/15169

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek formal views on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan 2023-2031 and to provide information received from public consultation.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Transport (AT) is seeking feedback from local boards on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP). In particular, AT is seeking feedback on the service improvements proposed for the local board’s area.

3.       The RPTP is the main plan for public transport services in Auckland. It also includes a vision, goals, policies, and targets that relate to the planning and delivery of the public transportation system.

4.       AT will use the local board’s formal views, along with feedback received via public consultation, to finalise the plan. The AT Board is expected to adopt the final plan in November 2023.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

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

Horopaki

Context

5.       The Regional Public Transport Plan is Auckland’s main plan for public transport (PT) services. It outlines how PT will be managed and improved over the next eight years, with a detailed focus on the first three years. This includes the services that will operate during this period (and how they will change) and the goals, policies and actions that will shape PT.

6.       The purpose of the RPTP is to enable consultation with the public and PT operators on the planning of PT services. This is a requirement of the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

7.       Public consultation on the draft RPTP ran from 17 July to 17 August 2023, and AT received over 3,200 responses. This compares well to the 462 responses the previous (2018) RPTP received.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

8.       Public feedback was generally very supportive of the content of the draft RPTP. This includes:

·    strong support for the plan’s vision and goals

·    support for the action areas within the plan

·    support for most proposed service improvements (with the main exception of the removals of ferry services to Gulf Harbour and Northcote Point).

9.       Feedback that was not supportive of the content of the draft RPTP included:

·    wanting further improvement and/or faster delivery

·    concerns that PT is too expensive or does not provide value for money

·    comments that a greater percentage of the cost of operating PT should come from users (via fares).

10.     The RPTP includes AT’s aspirations to do more in further improvements and faster delivery if and when more funding for PT becomes available.

11.     AT has provided a breakdown of the top areas submitters from each local board commented to assist the board in providing feedback (Attachment B).

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

12.     Public transport has a key role to play in helping to reduce emissions, as set out in Auckland Council’s Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP). The RPTP acknowledges the ambitious targets the TERP has for increased PT usage, and the actions and improvements included in the RPTP will play an important role in making progress towards those targets.

13.     One of the RPTP’s goals is ‘enhancing the environment and tackling the climate emergency’. This goal guides efforts of transition to a low-emission PT system, encouraging mode shift, and adapting infrastructure to a changing climate.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

14.     Auckland Council’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee endorsed the overall strategic direction for the draft RPTP in April 2023. This included the vision and goals for the plan, and a ‘balanced’ approach to service improvements.

15.     Following public consultation closing, AT also engaged with the council’s advisory panels to get specific feedback about aspects of the plan relevant to the panels’ expertise.

16.     AT has also worked with Auckland Council and Eke Panuku staff to ensure, where possible, the draft RPTP is aligned with other strategic plans and projects across the council group.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

17.     AT held a range of public information events across the region at libraries, community centres, bus and train stations. AT also held two on-line drop-in sessions. Across all of these events, AT had hundreds of conversations with the public which will also be used to inform changes to the plan. In addition, some members of the public called AT to ask questions and seek clarification on content in the plan.

18.     Public feedback was generally supportive of the vision and goals in the draft RPTP and requested additional service improvements (beyond what AT is currently funded to deliver).

19.     Proposed service improvements in the draft RPTP in the local board’s area were set out in a memo from AT, dated 12 July 2023.

20.     AT set out the feedback received from residents of the local board’s area in a memo and supporting material (Attachment B and Attachment C) provided for a workshop on the draft RPTP held on Thursday, 14 September 2023.

21.     Workshops to date have been positive, with most local boards supporting AT’s proposals for service improvements and initiatives to reduce the cost of public transport to users (such as the proposed weekly fare cap and extended transfer window).

22.     Some local boards have also requested more information around the use of existing services and expressed an interest in exploring the potential for on-demand AT Local services to operate in their area.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

23.     AT has held multiple hui with mana whenua as part of the development of the RPTP and will be making changes to the draft RPTP based on their feedback.

24.     The draft RPTP includes a Māori outcomes section (part 3.7), which outlines key areas of concern to mana whenua and mataawaka and where more detail can be found in the plan.

25.     AT intends to revise part 3.7, and other relevant parts of the RPTP, to reflect feedback received from Māori (both mana whenua and mataawaka).

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

26.     There are no financial implications of providing feedback to AT on the draft RPTP.

27.     The RPTP is required to be a realistically fundable plan, and AT’s budget for additional services is constrained (and fully allocated to the service improvements proposed in the draft RPTP).

28.     Any feedback provided regarding service level improvements should take into account AT’s financial constraints, and the trade-offs that may be required to implement them (for example, increasing services on one route is likely to require reductions on another route).

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

29.     There are no risks associated with providing feedback to AT on the draft RPTP.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

30.     AT will use the feedback provided by the local board, along with feedback received from the public and other stakeholders, to finalise the draft RPTP.

31.     The AT Board will consider adopting the revised RPTP at their 29 November 2023 meeting.

32.     If adopted, the final RPTP will be publicly released in early December 2023.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) feedback template for local boards

91

b

Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) consultation 2023 snapshot

95

c

Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) post consulation memo

101

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Luke Elliott – Principal Planner, Auckland Transport

Maclean Grindell - Senior Local Board Advisor, Operations and Policy

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

File No.: CP2023/14440

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To inform local board members of the Environment Committee’s Inquiry into Climate Adaptation and invite local board input into Auckland Council’s submission.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Parliament’s Environment Committee has opened an Inquiry into Climate Adaptation, with submissions due on 1 November 2023.

3.       This inquiry will consider what new powers, roles and responsibilities will be needed to support community-led retreat and how the costs of adaptation will be met. The Ministry for the Environment has developed an Issues and Options paper to assist the Inquiry (refer Appendix A).

4.       The inquiry is expected to report back in 2024, and its findings are expected to inform development of a Climate Change Adaptation Bill. This bill would be the third piece of legislation in the resource management reforms, following the Spatial Planning Act and the Natural and Built Environments Act.

5.       Auckland Council staff are preparing a submission for the inquiry, led by the Chief Sustainability Office. However, the tight timeframe means that we are proposing a delegated sub-group of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee will approve the submission after the draft submission has been circulated to elected members for comments.

6.       Local boards are invited to provide input into Auckland Council’s submission.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide feedback for inclusion into Auckland Council’s submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation.

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       On 25 August 2023, the Environment Committee opened its Inquiry into Climate Adaptation. The inquiry is open for public submissions until 1 November 2023.

8.       The inquiry will consider what new powers, roles and responsibilities will be needed to support community-led retreat and how the costs of adaptation will be met.

9.       For the purposes of its inquiry, the Environment Committee is particularly interested in:

·    the current approach to community-led retreat and adaptation funding, its strengths, risks and costs

·    lessons learned from severe weather events and natural disasters in Aotearoa New Zealand for community-led retreat and funding climate adaptation

·    effective mechanisms for community-led decision making

·    the role of the private sector in managing climate risk

·    potential institutional arrangements, including roles and responsibilities of central and local government agencies, iwi and hapū

·    Māori participation, Crown obligations, and how to best give effect to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi, and integrate matauranga Māori and te ao Māori across the adaptation system

·    alignment and integration with existing legislation and regulatory framework, including the reformed resource management system and any changes needed to regulatory powers and potential economic or other incentives needed to support adaptation actions (both before and after extreme events)

·    funding sources, access to them and principles and criteria for cost sharing

·    targets or indicators for assessing progress to more resilient communities and infrastructure.

10.     The inquiry is expected to report back in 2024, and its findings are expected to inform development of a Climate Change Adaptation Bill. This bill would be the third piece of legislation in the resource management reforms, following the Spatial Planning Act and the Natural and Built Environments Act.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

11.     The Ministry for the Environment released a paper to inform and support submissions titled ‘Community-led retreat and adaptation funding: issues and options’

12.     A template is attached for local board feedback (refer Attachment A).

13.     The table below sets out the key timeframes for local board input on the submission:

Date

Action

2 October 2023

Briefing for local board members

5 October 2023

Report to Planning, Environment and Parks Committee (for delegation)

6 October 2023

Deadline for local board feedback to be considered for incorporation into the submission

20 October 2023

Draft submission shared with local boards

27 October 2023

Deadline for local board feedback to be appended to the final Auckland Council submission

1 November 2023

Closing date for submissions

2 November 2023

Copy of final council submission circulated to Planning, Environment and Parks Committee members, local board members and the Independent Māori Statutory Board.

 

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

14.     One of the goals of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan is “to adapt to the impacts of climate change by ensuring we plan for the changes we face under our current emissions pathway”.

15.     Under our current emissions pathway, Auckland will continue to experience ongoing sea-level rise, coastal inundation and erosion, and more frequent and severe weather events like those Aucklanders experienced in early 2023.

16.     Globally there needs to be urgent and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

17.     However, regardless of the global trajectory in emissions, Auckland and New Zealand need to adapt to the impacts of climate change that are already happening and are likely to continue.

18.     The Inquiry into Climate Adaptation will likely inform the development of national legislation which will have implications for how Auckland Council undertakes adaptation.

19.     This submission contributes to Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan through action B1 (Ensure our approach to planning and growth aligns with low carbon, resilient outcomes), sub-action 8 (Collaborate to ensure climate change mitigation and adaptation is a priority in national planning legislation).

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

20.     The development of the proposed Climate Adaptation Bill is likely to be informed by the findings of the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation. This legislation will have significant impacts across the Auckland Council group.

21.     A technical team, made up of experts from across the council group, will prepare a first draft of the council’s submission.

22.     Learnings from the 2023 severe weather events will be incorporated into the submission by the Recovery Office and Auckland Emergency Management as they are deemed relevant to climate adaptation.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

23.     Local authorities will play a key role in implementation in climate adaptation, as they:

·    are the closest government bodies to communities and represent local views

·    have a responsibility to plan for and invest in improving community resilience

·    enhance community resilience through public education, infrastructure provision and land use planning processes.

24.     Local board views are being sought on the Parliamentary Environment Committee’s Inquiry into Climate Adaptation, which is considering options for community-led retreat and adaptation funding and will be appended to council’s final submission.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

25.     There are implications for Māori within a potential future climate adaptation system.

26.     Central government are engaging directly with Māori regarding climate adaptation.

27.     A communication on the Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation has been sent to all iwi entities and their feedback sought. IMSB secretariat staff will work with the council’s technical team throughout the development of the submission.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

28.     The submission will be developed within existing resources.

29.     The Inquiry into Climate Adaptation will be considering funding sources for climate adaptation, as well as the role of local government.

30.     There are potentially significant financial implications for local government within a future climate adaptation system. Council’s submission provides an opportunity to state our position on how funding of climate adaptation should operate in the future.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

31.     Financial and legal expertise will be sought in the development of the submission to identify possible financial, legal and reputational risks to the council associated with climate change adaptation.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

32.     Given the tight timeframes provided to us by the Government, we will be requesting a delegated sub-group to finally approve the council submission by 1 November 2023.

33.     A technical team, made up of experts from across the council group, will prepare a first draft of the council’s submission.

34.     Please note that due to tight timeframes this may not align with scheduled local board business meetings and any inputs from local boards may need to either be delegated or utilise the urgent decision process.

35.     Local board feedback to be incorporated into the council’s submission is due by 6 October 2023.

36.     Local board feedback to be appended to the council’s submission is due by 27 October 2023.

37.     Once local board feedback has been formalised (either by urgent decision or delegated authority), Local Board Services staff will email this feedback to be incorporated in or appended to council’s submission.

38.     Once the findings of the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation are released in 2024, staff will provide local boards with a memo summarising the conclusions.

39.     Any queries can be directed to Petra Pearce, Petra.Pearce@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

 

 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Template for submission points on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

109

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Petra Pearce – Lead Climate Resilience Advisor

Authorisers

Lauren Simpson – Chief Sustainability Officer

Louise Mason – General Manager, Local Board Services

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/15372

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek feedback on the proposed changes to local fees and charges consultation content which will be consulted on as part of the 10-year Budget 2024-2034.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council will be consulting on proposed changes to fees and charges alongside the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 consultation. The consultation is planned to take place from 28 February – 28 March 2024.

3.       This report seeks the feedback of the local board on consultation on proposed changes to local fees and charges.

4.       There are proposed changes to the following local fees and charges:

·    Phase two of Active Communities fees and charges review – Membership fees, Aquatic entrance fees, Swim school fees and Recreation fees

·    Phase one of Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces review.

5.       The Governing Body will agree regional consultation items including proposed changes to fees and charges on 6 December 2023.

6.       Local boards will also be asked to approve their local consultation content between 28 and 30 November 2023.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whakarite / to seek feedback on the proposed 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.

 

Horopaki

Context

7.       Auckland Council will be consulting on proposed changes to fees and charges alongside the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 consultation. The consultation is planned to take place from 28 February – 28 March 2024.

8.       A local board workshop on fees and charges was held on 5 October 2023. This report seeks the feedback of the local board on proposed changes to fees and charges that will be included alongside the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 consultation.

9.       A three-year cycle of fee reviews was introduced in the Annual Budget 2022/2023. The review ensures that the cost recovery decisions previously made by the council continue to be met. Over the years the cost of delivering these services have increased but the fees and charges for users have not been adjusted accordingly.

10.     Local boards could choose to increase or decrease its fees and charges from the proposal. This may result in extra funding for the local board if fees are increased or a top-up may be required from the local board funding if fees are reduced from the proposal.

11.     The Governing Body will agree on consultation items including proposed fees and charges on 6 December 2023.

12.     Local boards will also be asked to approve their local consultation content between 28 and 30 November 2023.

13.     Public consultation on the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 is planned to take place from 28 February to 28 March 2024.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

14.     This is the third year of the fee review cycle. There are changes proposed to the following local fees and charges:

·        Phase two of Active Communities fees and charges review – Membership fees, Aquatic entrance fees, Swim school fees and Recreation fees

·        Phase one of Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces review.

Active Communities

15.     There are 45 Active Communities sites (pool and leisure facilities) across the Auckland region. 25 of these are currently managed directly by Auckland Council. A Request for Proposal process is currently underway for council owned pool and leisure services. Relevant fees and charges proposed will be included as part of the contract negotiations.

16.     The review of fees and charges for Active Communities services has been split into two phases due to its size and complexity. Council managed bookable spaces were reviewed and adopted in 2023 as phase one.

17.     In this second phase, staff have reviewed the majority of the remaining fees to ensure an appropriate level of cost recovery to enable the council to provide an equitable service across the network.

Membership fees

18.     Some customers are on membership rates that we no longer offer. They include memberships may have been in place prior to amalgamation in 2010, or membership types that have since been discontinued. We are proposing to align these legacy memberships with current membership options over three years. In year one, we estimate that around 4,500 memberships (approximately 20 per cent) will increase by up to 7 per cent. The estimated increase in revenue is $260,000 in year one across the region.

19.     We are also proposing to introduce an Auckland wide membership option to allow customers to access all 45 pool and leisure sites, both council-managed and contracted. The estimated increase in revenue from this proposal is expected to be around $90,000 per year across the region.

Aquatic entrance fees

20.     The baseline aquatic entrance fees for all council managed and contracted pools and leisure sites are proposed to change. This will include fees for swimming, spa, sauna and steam room use for adults as well as spectator and supervising adult fees.

21.     Alongside this proposed fee change, we are proposing an increased discount rate for seniors (over 65 years), students (over 17), Community Services card and permanent disability card holders, from 15 per cent currently to 40 per cent. This proposal will increase revenue by an estimated $77,000 per annum across the region and will ensure equitable access for users of these services.

22.     Officers have reviewed data available and found no conclusive evidence to support a significant change to the targeted rate for Mangere-Otahuhu and Otara Papatoetoe local boards at this stage. It is recommended that the targeted rate be adjusted by the forecast council rate of inflation for 2024/2025. As of the time this report was written the forecast rate of inflation for council’s arts and recreation services was 3.5 per cent for 2024/2025. This will be used to calculate the targeted rate amount to be included in the 10-year budget consultation. The final rate amount will be set in June 2024 based on the updated inflation forecast available to the council at that point.

Swim school fees

23.     An increase in swim school fees is proposed. This will align swimming lesson pricing closer to market rates while maintaining accessible pricing for Aucklanders. This proposal includes a new 30 per cent discount for Community Services card holders and their dependents and a 40 per cent discount for those with special needs requiring private lessons. This proposal is estimated to increase revenue by approximately $745,000 per year across the region.

Recreation fees

24.     We are also proposing to increase OSCAR before and after school care and holiday programme fees to maximise government subsidies and to ensure higher levels of cost recovery. Term programme fees have also been adjusted across the network to provide a simpler charging framework and recover costs appropriately. This proposal is estimated to increase revenue by approximately $196,000 per year across the region.

25.     A full schedule of proposed changes to fees is attached (Attachment A).

 

Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces

26.     Venue hire and bookable spaces incorporates community halls, community centres, art centres and bookable library spaces. Fees for 252 bookable spaces at 110 venues are included in this review.

27.     A review of fees has been split into two phases. The Hire Fee Framework considers the size, condition and quality of each bookable space, the levels of staffing, the amenities available, and current patterns of utilisation of the spaces. It also addresses variations within local board and adjacent areas to bring pricing of comparable venues closer together. Phase one of this review will ensure that fees across similar venues are charged appropriately across the portfolio.

28.     Fees for around half of the venues reviewed are not proposed to change as they have been set at an appropriate level when compared to spaces nearby or with similar types of spaces or capacity.

29.     Around 40 per cent of fees are proposed to increase by up to $2 to align them to similar or nearby venues and a further 8 per cent of fees are proposed to increase by up to $12 for this reason. For a small number of venues, we are proposing to decrease fees to generate interest in hiring these facilities. Overall, these proposed changes to venue hire fees are expected to the generate an increase in revenue of around $160,000.

30.     In phase two we will investigate the cost to serve and assess the balance between rates and user pays to ensure we are providing good value to the ratepayer, whilst providing accessibility to customers and communities. This review will include input from local boards.

31.     A full schedule of proposed changes to fees is attached. (Attachment A).

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

32.     The local board input into consultation on fees and charges is procedural in nature. These decisions are unlikely to result in any identifiable changes to greenhouse gas emissions. The effects of climate change will not impact the decisions.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

33.     The fees and charges review ensures that the cost recovery decisions previously made by the council continue to be met. There are no impacts to the council group wider than the parent (Auckland Council).

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

34.     A local board workshop on fees and charges was held on 5 October 2023.

35.     The local board has the opportunity to input on the local fees and charges before the governing body makes a decision on consulting on changes to fees and charges alongside the 10-year Budget 2024-2034.

36.     Aucklanders will have the opportunity to give feedback on regional and local proposals contained in the budget. All feedback received from submitters residing in the local board area will be analysed by staff and made available for consideration by the local board, prior to the local board finalising its local board agreement and adopting local fees and charges.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

37.     The council does not hold information on the ethnicity of fee payers so is not able to identify the exact impact on the proposed changes on Māori. The impact of the proposed rates and fees changes on Māori will be similar to that on other residents in Auckland.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

38.     The local board provides input to regional plans and proposals. There will be information in the council’s consultation material for each proposal with the financial implications of each option outlined for consideration.

39.     The table below summarises the total financial implications for all local boards:

Table One: Total financial implications for local baords

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Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

40.     The proposed changes to rates fees and charges will allow the council to meet its cost recovery targets for the relevant activities for the 2024/2025 financial year. If these adjustments are not made the level of general rates increase may have to be higher than set out in the Mayoral proposal or further alternative budget mitigations found.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

41.     The Governing Body will adopt the consultation document and supporting information content the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 including the changes to fees and changes for 2024/2025 on 6 December 2023.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Puketāpapa Local Board Fees and Charges 2024-2025

123

b

Attachment B - Feedback form for proposed changes to local fees and charges consultation content

127

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sugenthy Thomson – Lead Financial Advisor, Financial Strategy & Planning

Authorisers

Mark Purdie – Manager, Local Board Financial Advisors

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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19 October 2023

 

 

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Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

Local board feedback on council’s submission to the draft National Policy Statement for Natural Hazard Decision-Making

File No.: CP2023/15507

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek the views of the local board on the draft National Policy Statement for Natural Hazard Decision-Making (NPS-NHD) for inclusion into the council submission.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary  

2.       The Ministry for the Environment’s draft NPS-NHD is open for public submission from 18 September, with a closing date of 20 November 2023.

3.       The draft NPS- NHD aims to direct how decision-makers consider natural hazard risk in planning decisions relating to new development under the Resource Management Act 1991. The draft covers all natural hazards and applies to council decisions regarding resource consents, plan changes, and notices of requirement for new development only. Natural hazard risk assessment is required, categorized as high, moderate, or low risk, with restrictions in high-risk areas and mitigation in moderate-risk areas.

4.       Auckland Council will be making a submission on the draft NPS-NHD for consideration by the Planning and Environment and Parks Committee on 2 November 2023. With final approval delegated to Councillor Hill’s, Councillor Dalton and a member of the IMSB.

5.       A memo was sent to all local board members on 29 September 2023 providing information on the council’s submission process to the draft NPS-NHD (Attachment A). A briefing was held on 2 October 2023.

6.       Local boards are invited to provide feedback by 10 November 2023 to be appended to the council submission. The closing date of the submission is 20 November 2023.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide feedback to be appended to the council submission on the draft National Policy Statement Natural Hazard Decision-Making.

OR

b)      tautapa / delegate to either the Chair, Deputy Chair or local board member to provide formal feedback on behalf of the local board to be appended to the council submission on the draft National Policy Statement Hazard Decision-Making.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

MEMO - AC Submission on the draft NPS for Natural Hazard Decision-Making

133

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Vanessa Phillips - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/15081

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the local board with an update on the Joint Council-controlled Organisation (CCO) Engagement Plans, CCO work programme (Jul-Sep 2023), and expected milestones in its area for Quarter Two (Oct-Dec 2023). 

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The 2022/2023 CCO Local Board Joint Engagement Plans were adopted in June 2022. These plans record CCO responsibilities and local board commitments with Auckland Transport, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland and Watercare.

3.       CCOs provide local boards with the CCO work programme in their area. Each work programme item lists the engagement approach with the local board, activity status, updates and milestones anticipated for the next quarter.

4.       The engagement plans expired in June 2023 and have not been updated since June 2022. Annual Budget 2023/2024 impacts on CCOs delayed a review starting in the first half of 2023.

5.       A current review of the plans is not recommended due to disruptions and unknowns from:

·    Water Services Reform Programme

·    Tātaki Auckland Unlimited no longer having dedicated staff to support local boards

·    Auckland Transport rolling out a new local board relationship programme

·    reviewing the CCO Accountability Policy through the Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

6.       This report does not include work programme updates from Tātaki Auckland Unlimited or Auckland Transport.

7.       Auckland Transport will provide their work programme updates through Forward Work Programme briefing packs coming to November 2023 local board workshops.

8.       This report provides an update on Eke Panuku and Watercare work programme items from July to September 2023 and the engagement approach and anticipated milestones for Quarter Two (Oct-Dec 2023). 

9.       The next CCO quarterly report will be provided in February 2024.  

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa 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).

 

Horopaki

Context

What are CCO Local Board Joint Engagement Plans?

10.     The 2020 Review of Auckland Council’s council-controlled organisations recommended that CCOs and local boards adopt an engagement plan to:

·    help cement CCO and local board relations

·    agree on a common understanding of accountability between CCOs and local boards

·    coordinate CCO actions better at the local level.

11.     These plans record the commitment between Auckland Transport, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku Development Auckland, Watercare and the local boards to work together.

12.     Each local board adopted their 2022/2023 CCO Local Board Joint Engagement Plans in June 2022. These plans include CCO responsibilities and local board commitments.

CCO work programme items

13.     CCOs provide local boards with a work programme that lists the different CCO projects happening in the local board area.

14.     The work programme is not a full list of projects in the local board area. It includes work programme items for engagement purposes.

15.     Each work programme item records an engagement approach with the local board, activity status, updates and milestones anticipated for the next quarter.

16.     The engagement approach is based on the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) standards which are provided in Table One below. Note that the “involve” and “empower” categories are not included in the CCO reporting as decided when the joint engagement plans were adopted.

Table One: International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Engagement Approach Levels

CCO engagement approach

Commitment to local boards

Inform

CCOs will keep local boards informed.

Consult

CCOs will keep local boards informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how local board input influenced the decision. CCOs will seek local board feedback on drafts and proposals.

Collaborate

CCOs will work together with local boards to formulate solutions and incorporate their advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

 

CCO Local Board Joint Engagement Plans have expired

17.     The CCO Local Board Joint Engagement Plans expired in June 2023. The plans have not been updated since June 2022.

18.     The plans were not updated in the first half of 2023 due to disruptions to CCOs caused from Annual Budget 2023/2024 impacts.  

 

19.     A current review of the Joint CCO Engagement Plans is not recommended since:

·    the Water Services Reform Programme may replace Watercare with a new water entity

·    Tātaki Auckland Unlimited no longer has dedicated support staff to support local board engagement and liaison following Annual Budget 2023/2024 impacts

·    Auckland Transport is currently rolling out work which future engagement plans would need to consider, such as:

Forward Works Programme (full list of Auckland Transport projects in the local board area)

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

Regional Land Transport Plan

Local Board Transport Plans

·    the CCO Accountability Policy will be updated as part of the next Long-term Plan which the CCO engagement plans would need to align. 

What are the next steps?

20.     The CCO quarterly reporting will continue to provide work programme updates from Watercare and Eke Panuku.

21.     Local board staff will:

·    work with Auckland Transport on providing clarity on local transport plans and how the transport plans would either replace or integrate with the Joint CCO Engagement Plans

·    liaise with Tātaki Auckland Unlimited on what engagement and reporting resource they are able to provide to local boards following their restructure

·    investigate what engagement requirements and role the new water entity will have with the Joint CCO Engagement Plans

·    provide support to local boards on advocating for any changes wanted to the CCO Accountability Policy through developing the next Long-term Plan. 

22.     Auckland Transport will provide updates on their work programme through the Forward Works Programme workshops starting in November 2023. 

23.     Local boards received the last update to the CCO work programme and engagement approach in July 2023.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

24.     The following sections provide an update on work programme items for Eke Panuku and Watercare. 

25.     More detailed updates to the CCO work programme are provided in Attachments A-B.

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

26.     There are no changes to engagement levels to report.

27.     Eke Panuku’s work programme items are provided in Attachment A.

Watercare

28.     Works on the Central Interceptor predominantly make up nearly three quarters of the work programme items within the local board area. All projects remain in progress, except for the CC9 sewer line additional works at Keith Hay Park, this is currently postponed due to negotiating land-owner approval with Land Advisory Services.

29.     Watercare’s work programme items are provided in Attachment B.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

30.     This report does not have a direct impact on climate, however the projects it refers to will.

31.     Each CCO must work within Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Action Framework. Information on climate impacts will be provided to local boards on a project or programme basis.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

32.     Local boards advise CCOs of issues or projects of significance, communicate the interests and preferences of their communities and allow for flexibility in terms of engagement, recognising differing levels of interest.

33.     The work programme items are shared with the integration teams that implement local board work programmes and give council staff greater ongoing visibility of CCO work programmes.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

34.     This report on the CCO work programme items provides the communication of up-to-date information from CCOs to local boards on projects in their area.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

35.     This report does not have a direct impact on Māori, however the projects it refers to will.

36.     Local boards and CCOs provide opportunities for Māori to contribute to their decision-making processes. These opportunities will be worked on a project or programme basis. 

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

37.     This report does not have financial impacts on local boards.

38.     Any financial implications or opportunities will be provided to local boards on a project or programme basis.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

39.     Some local boards expressed concern over the quality of CCO work programme reporting in April and July 2023, in particular with Auckland Transport.  Auckland Transport is currently working on a relationship project which has objectives to deliver:

·    an enhanced process to develop transport plans that reflect local board input and priorities

·    more consistent and timely reporting, updates and analysis on local projects and issues

·    improved support for communication and engagement with local communities.

40.     Auckland Transport will be presenting Forward Work Programme briefing packs to local boards at November 2023 workshops which will address their CCO quarterly updates.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

41.     The local board will receive the next CCO work programme report in February 2024 which will include an update on projects from Quarter Two (Oct-Dec 2023) and expected milestones for work in Quarter Three (Jan-Mar 2023).

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Eke Panuku Development Auckland work programme update

141

b

Watercare work programme update

143

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Vanessa Phillips - Local Board Advisor

Maclean Grindell - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

Amendment to the 2022-2025 Puketāpapa Local Board meeting schedule

File No.: CP2023/14244

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval for three meeting dates to be added to the 2023-2024 Puketāpapa Local Board meeting schedule in order to accommodate the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 (the Long-Term Plan) and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 (Annual Plan) timeframes.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Puketāpapa Local Board adopted its 2022-2025 meeting schedule on Thursday, 17 November 2023.

3.       At that time, the specific times and dates for meetings for local board decision-making in relation to the local board agreement as part of the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 were unknown. 

4.       The local board is being asked to approve three meeting dates as an addition to the Puketāpapa Local Board meeting schedule so that the modified 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 timeframes can be met.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the addition of three meeting dates to the 2022-2025 Puketāpapa 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, 10.00am

ii)       Thursday, 2 May 2024, 10.00am

iii)      Thursday, 13 June 2024, 10.00am.

 

Horopaki

Context

5.       The Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) have requirements regarding local board meeting schedules.

6.       In summary, adopting a meeting schedule helps meet the requirements of:

·        clause 19, Schedule 7 of the LGA on general provisions for meetings, which requires the chief executive to give notice in writing to each local board member of the time and place of meetings.  Such notification may be provided by the adoption of a schedule of business meetings.

·        sections 46, 46(A) and 47 in Part 7 of the LGOIMA, which requires that meetings are publicly notified, agendas and reports are available at least two working days before a meeting and that local board meetings are open to the public.

7.       The Puketāpapa Local Board adopted its 2022-2025 business meeting schedule during its Thursday, 17 November 2023 business meeting.

8.       The timeframes for local board decision-making in relation to the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 were unavailable when the meeting schedule was originally adopted.

9.       The local board is being asked to make decisions in late-November 2023 and late-April and early-June 2024 to feed into the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 processes. These timeframes are outside the board’s normal meeting cycle.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     The local board has two choices:

i)          Add the meetings as additions to the meeting schedule.

Or,

ii)         Add the meetings as extraordinary meetings.

11.     For option one, statutory requirements allow enough time for these meetings to be scheduled as additions to the meeting schedule and other topics may be considered as per any other ordinary meeting. However, there is a risk that if the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 timeframes change again or the information is not ready for the meeting, there would need to be an additional extraordinary meeting scheduled.

12.     For option two, only the specific topic the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 may be considered for which the meeting is being held. There is a risk that no other policies or plans with similar timeframes or running in relation to the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025 process could be considered at this meeting.

13.     Since there is enough time to meet statutory requirements, staff recommend option one, approving this meeting as an addition to the meeting schedule, as it allows more flexibility for the local board to consider a range of issues. This requires a decision of the local board.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

14.     This decision is procedural in nature and any climate impacts will be negligible. The decision is unlikely to result in any identifiable changes to greenhouse gas emissions. The effects of climate change will not impact the decision’s implementation.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

15.     There is no specific impact for the council group from this report.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

16.     This report requests the local board’s decision to schedule additional meetings and consider whether to approve them as extraordinary meetings or additions to the meeting schedule.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

17.     This report requests the local board’s decision to schedule additional meetings and consider whether to approve them as extraordinary meetings or additions to the meeting schedule.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

18.     There are no financial implications in relation to this report apart from the standard costs associated with servicing a business meeting.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

19.     If the local board decides not to add this business meeting to their schedule this would result in the input of this local board not being able to be presented to the Governing Body for their consideration and inclusion in the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 and the Annual Budget 2024-2025.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

20.     Implement the processes associated with preparing for business meetings.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Mary Hay - Senior Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

File No.: CP2023/14239

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors to update the local board on Governing Body issues they have been involved with since the previous local board meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Standing Orders 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 provides provision in the local board meeting for Governing Body members to update their local board counterparts on regional matters of interest to the local board.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors updates.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Ward Councillor Update Julie Fairey - September 2023

151

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Selina Powell - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

Chairperson's Report

 

File No.: CP2023/14240

 

  

 

Te take mō te p,ūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Chairperson, Ella Kumar, with an opportunity to update local board members on the activities she has been involved with since the last meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       It is anticipated that the Chairperson will speak to the report at the meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive Ella Kumar’s Chairperson’s update.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Chairperson Ella Kumar's Report

161

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Selina Powell - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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Board Member Reports

 

File No.: CP2023/14241

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update to the local board members on the activities they have been involved with since the last meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       It is anticipated that Local Board members will speak to their reports at the meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the member reports.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Jonathan Turner Member Report - August - September 2023

167

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Selina Powell - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

Record of Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Notes

File No.: CP2023/14242

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide a summary of Puketāpapa Local Board (the Board) workshop notes.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The attached summary of workshop notes provides a record of the Board’s workshops held in September 2023.

3.       These sessions are held to give informal opportunity for board members and officers to discuss issues and projects and note that no binding decisions are made or voted on at workshop sessions.

4.       For openness and transparency the Puketāpapa Local Board agreed to release their workshop material presentations.  The presentation material from workshops held can be viewed at this link https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/local-boards/all-local-boards/puketapapa-local-board/Pages/puketapapa-local-board-workshops.aspx

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Puketāpapa Local Board workshop notes for: 14 September, 21 September, 28 September and 05 October 2023.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Workshop record 14 September 2023

171

b

Workshop record 21 September 2023

173

c

Workshop record 28 September 2023

175

d

Workshop record 05 October 2023

177

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Selina Powell - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar

File No.: CP2023/14243

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Puketāpapa Local Board with its updated Hōtaka Kaupapa/governance forward work programme calendar (the calendar).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The calendar for the Puketāpapa Local Board is in Attachment A.  The calendar is updated monthly reported to business meetings and distributed to council staff.

3.       The calendar was introduced in 2016 as part of Auckland Council’s quality advice programme and aims to support local boards’ governance role by:

·    ensuring advice on meeting agendas is driven by local board priorities

·    clarifying what advice is expected and when

·    clarifying the rationale for reports.

4.       The calendar also aims to provide guidance for staff supporting local boards and greater transparency for the public.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa/governance forward work programme calendar as at 06 October 2023.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme

183

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Selina Powell - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

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