Puketāpapa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Puketāpapa Local Board held in the Local Board Office, 560 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings on Thursday, 19 October 2023 at 10.02am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Ella Kumar, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Fiona Lai

 

Members

Roseanne Hay

 

 

Mark Pervan

 

 

Bobby Shen

 

 

Jon Turner

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Councillors

Julie Fairey with apology

 

 

Christine Fletcher with apology

 

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

19 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

            Deputy Chair Fiona Lai delivered the welcome message.

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/144

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

Lorna Stewart, Elected Member Relationship Partner, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/145

MOVED by Member J Turner, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

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)       wayfind signage, to improve walkability within the Puketāpapa Local Board area, and request that Auckland Transport work with the local board to establish routes.

c)      note the reduced Local Board Transport Capital Fund 2022-2025 budget of $1,015,611 replaces the indicative budget of $1,551,000 discussed in the June 2023 Auckland Transport business report.

d)      thank Lorna Stewart for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

12

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

 

Lorna Stewart, Elected Member Relationship Partner, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/146

MOVED by Member M Pervan, seconded by Member R Hay:  

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 Auckland Tranport’s responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (Attachment A).

c)      note Auckland Transport’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)      request further information on 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.

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

h)      whakarite / provide the following clarification of views on the earlier proposed approaches for development of Katoa, Ka Ora Speed Management Plan for Auckland in April 2023 retrospectively:

         “Approach Three - Responsive to community and partner requests approach:

b)      Auckland Transport determines the priority of these requests”.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Chairperson E Kumar adjourned the meeting during item 12 at 10.21am.

            Chairperson E Kumar  reconvened the meeting during item 12 at 10.32am.

 

 

13

Adoption of the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023

 

Mary Hay, Senior Local Board Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this report via Microsoft Teams.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/147

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

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 of the Puketāpapa Local Board to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 prior to publication.

c)      whakamihi / thank Mary Hay for her attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/148

MOVED by Member J Turner, seconded by Member B Shen:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide the following feedback to Auckland Transport on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan 2023-2031

i)          support the Regional Public Transport Plan’s 2023-2031 vision to significantly increase public transport use to reduce congestion, improve access for Aucklanders, support the economy and enhance the environment.

ii)         support each of the five goals identified in the Regional Public Transport Plan’s 2023-2031, these are:

(1)   Goal 1 – Services providing an excellent customer experience.

(2)   Goal 2 – Enhancing the environment and tackling the climate emergency.

(3)   Goal 3 – Safe and accessible transport for everyone.

(4)   Goal 4 – Integrating public transport into a growing Auckland.

(5)   Goal 5 – Funding and delivering public transport transparently.

iii)       support the increase of frequent routes in the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

iv)       support introducing a weekly fare cap, extending the transfer window, and improving the reliability of bus services.

v)         request investigation into providing public transport to regional parks, noting the benefit this would bring to both tourists and residents.

vi)       request that the Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) provides funding for shelters on all ‘frequent transit network’ stops to provide shelter from weather and increase the uptake of these high investment and popular routes with the co-benefit of providing seating for the those who may need to rest during walks.

vii)      request that bus lanes on major arterials like Dominion Road and Mt Eden Road are made continuous along the entire length so buses do not compete with traffic during rush hours.

viii)   request the provision of secure bike and scooter parking at all transport hubs to improve access to the public transport network.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/149

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member B Shen:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         tautapa / delegate to Chair E Kumar and Member B Shen to provide formal feedback on behalf of the local board to be appended to the council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation by 27 October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

16

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

 

David Rose, Lead Financial Advisor, Financial Strategy and Planning, was in attendance to speak to this report via Microsoft Teams.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/150

MOVED by Member R Hay, seconded by Member J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

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

b)        whakamihi / thank David Rose for his attendance via Microsoft Teams.

CARRIED

 

 

17

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

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/151

MOVED by Member B Shen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

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

i)             support the draft National Policy Statement – Natural Hazard Decision-making.

ii)            support the need for clearer decision making around natural hazard risk at the resource consent stage.

iii)          note Mt Roskill is identified as a priority area that was severely affected by flooding during the 2023 floods and this affected recently built houses as well as older houses.

iv)          note there have been comments from local residents that relatively recent housing have been built in flood prone areas without sufficient mitigation and were flooded during the 2023 flood events.

v)            note that climate scenarios should be used for assessing the risk levels

vi)          request that clear guidance from central government should be provided on what climate scenarios should be used for assessing the risk levels

vii)         request that, at the very least, the levels of the floods that occurred in 2023 is taken into account.

viii)        note that natural hazards are not only limited to flooding and should include wind-related hazards, geotechnical hazards, heat waves and droughts.

CARRIED

 

 

18

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

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/152

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

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).

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

19

Amendment to the 2022-2025 Puketāpapa Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/153

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

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.

CARRIED

 

 

20

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

 

Local Area Ward Councillors’ Christine Fletcher and Julie Fairey were unable to attend due to attendance at the Transport and Infrastructure Committee meeting.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/154

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member B Shen:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive Albert-Eden Puketāpapa Ward Councillors’ update from Councillor Julie Fairey.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/155

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

22

Board Member Reports

 

22.1

Member Jonathan Turner

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/156

MOVED by Member J Turner, seconded by Chairperson E Kumar:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive member Jonathan Turner’s member report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

23

Record of Puketāpapa Local Board Workshop Notes

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/157

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member R Hay:  

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.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2023/158

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson F Lai, seconded by Member J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

10.52am.                                            The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

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

 

 

 

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