Papakura Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Papakura Local Board held in the Local Board Chambers, 35 Coles Crescent, Papakura and online on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at 4.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Brent Catchpole

Deputy Chairperson

Jan Robinson

Members

Felicity Auva'a

 

Kelvin Hieatt

 

Andrew Webster

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

George Hawkins

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Daniel Newman

 

 


Papakura Local Board

25 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Member Felicity Auva’a led the meeting in prayer.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/161

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member F Auva'a:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)          accept the apology from Member George Hawkins for absense.

CARRIED

 

 

 

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 PPK/2023/162

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 27 September 2023, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Papakura Local Board Staff

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/163

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member F Auva'a:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

 

a)            acknowledge with thanks, the significant support provided by the Papakura Local Board Services staff on drafting the Papakura Local Board Plan 2023 and enabling local community input.

CARRIED

 

 

 

6.2

Acknowledgement - David Kemeys

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/164

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

 

a)            congratulate David Kemeys, the Auckland Council Local Communications Specialist that support the Papakura Local Board, for winning the Te Puāwaitanga Award that acknowledges personal growth, development and the learning journey undertaken to understand and value te ao Māori.

CARRIED

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

 

9.1

Public Forum - Glenn Archibald

 

Glenn Archibald was in attendance to speak to the board regarding the Rosehill/Ōpaheke Thoroughbred Heritage Trail, water and wastewater in Ōpaheke Sports Fields, and Capital Distributions by early Windup of Entrust

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/165

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member F Auva'a:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

 

a)    Thank Glenn Archibald for his presentation and attendance.

 

b)    request that Watercare staff respond to Glenn Archibald regarding his query on water and wastewater connections to Ōpaheke park.

CARRIED

 

 

Note: Item 9.2 Public Forum - Rick Southey was taken prior to item 15 ‘Approval to partially rescind PPK/2017/2011, and to name a new private road at 35 Te Napi Drive, Conifer Grove (Waiata Shores Development, Stage 6B)’.

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

Note: Item 11 Governing Body Members’ update was taken at the Chair’s request and considered prior to item 16 ‘Approval for a public road name at 241 Park Estate Road, Hingaia’.

 


 

 

12

Chairperson's update

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/167

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      receive the verbal report from the Papakura Local Board Chairperson.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Papakura Local and Multi-board Grants round one 2023/2024 grants allocation

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/168

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)             agree to fund, part-fund or decline the following 2023/2024 round one Papakura Local grant applications:

ID

Organisation

Focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

LG2414-103

Papakura Business Association Incorporated

Community

Towards Christmas star installation and takedown from 17 November 2023 to 10 January 2024

$2,500.00

$0.00

Low priority

LG2414-104

Papakura Business Association Incorporated

Community

Towards Christmas flag installation and removal from 16 November 2023 to 10 January 2024

$5,000.00

$3620.00

LG2414-106

Papakura Business Association Incorporated

Community

Towards Anzac flag installation and removal on 25 March 2024 to 3 May 2024

$5,000.00

$1330.00

LG2414-107

Auckland Seniors Support And Caring Group

Arts and culture

Towards catering, costumes and tutoring on 16 December 2023

$2,000.00

$1000.00

LG2414-108

Auckland Basketball Services Ltd

Sport and recreation

Towards coaching and affiliation fees from 1 November 2023 to 28 June 2024

$5,000.00

$2000.00

LG2414-109

The Rising Foundation

Community

Towards wages for The Rising Foundation programme coordinator at Papakura High School from 7 November 2023 to 28 November 2023

$4,076.00

$3000.00

LG2414-110

Kura Care Trust

Sport and recreation

Towards coach wages at Ray Small Park from 1 November 2023 to 29 July 2024

$5,000.00

$2000.00

LG2414-111

Counties Manukau Touch Association Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards sports equipment and first aid kits at Bruce Pulman Park from 4 November 2023 to 3 March 2024

$5,000.00

$2000.00

LG2414-112

Auckland Southern District Chinese Association Incorporated

Community

Towards venue hire, instructor, stationary and overall costs at Elizabeth Campbell Hall from 1 January 2024 to 30 June 2024

$4,517.29

$1500.00

LG2414-113

Papakura Sea Scouts

Community

Towards jamboree camp fees from 30 December 2023 to 7 January 2024

$12,000.00

$8000.00

LG2414-114

Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust

Events

Towards contractor costs and equipment hire for Eyes on Nature and EcoFest from 11 March 2024 to 28 June 2024

$5,000.00

$5000.00

LG2414-115

Kiwiora Community Trust

Community

Towards venue hire, nutritionist hire and sushi workshop costs from 13 November 2023 to 31 January 2024

$1,949.13

$1949.13

LG2414-119

Papakura Tennis & Squash Club Inc

Sport and recreation

Towards tennis ball machine purchase and koha at Papakura Tennis & Squash Club from 2 November 2023 to 29 February 2024

$4,967.67

$3300.00

LG2414-120

Papakura Marae Society Incorporated

Community

Towards car child restraints

$5,000.00

$5000.00

LG2414-121

Papakura Community Trust Redhill Community Centre

Community

Towards vehicle and pedestrian gates at 163 Dominion Road from 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024

$8,757.00

$4800.00

LG2414-124

Papakura Central School Board of Trustees

Community

Towards Whare and new Fale at Papakura Central School

$5,000.00

$0.00

Low priority

LG2414-128

Badminton New Zealand Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards shuttlecocks and venue hire of Counties Manukau Badminton Hall from 19 April 2024 to 21 April 2024

$5,000.00

$0.00

Did not meet the criteria

LG2414-131

Southside

Arts and culture

Towards costumes, props, staging, lighting, printing, sound and venue hire of Elim Christian Centre from 19 February 2024 to 2 March 2024

$5,000.00

$2000.00

LG2414-132

Manurewa Chess

Community

Towards chess coaching, chess equipment, tournament costs, prizes and admin costs from 1 November 2023 to 31 October 2024

$4,977.78

$2000.00

LG2414-133

Papakura Community Trust Redhill Community Centre

Community

Towards CCTV at Redhill Community Centre from 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024

$3,900.00

$2000.00

LG2414-134

Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand

Community

Towards stationary at 70 Takanini School Road

$5,000.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria. Cannot fund retrospectively.

LG2414-135

Counties Manukau Gymnastics Inc

Sport and recreation

Towards medals for Counties Manukau Gymnastics

$2,987.70

$500.00

LG2414-139

Great Potentials Foundation New Zealand

Community

Towards furniture purchase at 14 Maurice Street

$5,000.00

$3000.00

LG2414-140

Drury United Soccer Club

Sport and recreation

Towards coach fees at Drury Sports Complex from 20 March 2024 to 11 September 2024

$5,000.00

$1000.00

LG2414-141

Drury United Soccer Club

Sport and recreation

Towards uniforms at Drury Sports Complex

$4,787.00

$700.00

LG2414-142

Life Education Trust Counties Manukau

Community

Towards overall costs for Life Education lessons from 29 January 2024 to 12 April 2024

$8,486.00

$5000.00

LG2414-145

New Zealand Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Community

Towards printing Street Smart handbooks

$3,724.00

$0.00

Low priority, suggest alternative medium.

LG2414-146

Te Whakaora Tangata Trust

Community

Towards telecommunication costs and printing for the Family Restoration Programme from 1 November 2023 to 29 February 2024

$2,000.00

$500.00

LG2414-147

Road Safety Education Limited

Community

Towards venue hire of Bruce Pulman Park and Karaka Sports Park from 23 November 2023 to 30 June 2024

$3,000.00

$1000.00

LG2414-148

Papakura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards vinyl cutter, plotter and label making equipment at Papakura Museum

$1,866.45

$1866.45

LG2414-150

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards overhead costs for the Youthline Helpline from 1 November 2023 to 30 June 2024

$4,000.00

$0.00

Apply next round

LG2414-152

Tread Lightly Charitable Trust

Environment

Towards wages and towing costs for the Tread Lightly mobile classroom from 1 November 2023 to 25 October 2024

$6,000.00

$0.00

Low priority

LG2414-153

Action Education Inc

Arts and culture

Towards spoken word poetry workshop costs at Rosehill College from 7 November 2023 to 28 June 2024

$5,000.00

$0.00

Low priority

LG2414-154

Mapura Studios Division of Panacea Art Charitable Trust

Arts and culture

Towards wages at Real World Living from 15 February 2024 to 20 December 2024

$4,500.00

$4,500.00

LG2414-156

Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust EMR

Environment

Towards facilitator and kayak costs at Bottle Top Bay from 1 January to 31 May 2024

$4,936.52

$3,000.00

LG2414-157

Papakura Tennis & Squash Club Inc

Sport and recreation

Towards planning for facility renewal at Papakura Tennis & Squash Club

$10,000.00

$10,000.00

Total

 

 

 

$175,932.54

$81,565.58

 

b)             agree to fund, part-fund or decline the following 2023/2024 round one multi-board grant applications:

ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

MB2324-125

Youthtown Incorporated

Community

Towards the three events for staffing, vehicle costs, marketing, vendors, basketball costs, referees, admin costs, and venue hire in Bruce Pulman Park, Eventfinda Stadium, and Potters Park (March 2024)

$5,000.00

$2000.00

MB2324-132

Asthma New Zealand Incorporated

Community

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

$5,000.00

$0.00

Low priority

MB2324-159

Anxiety NZ Trust

Community

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

$5,200.00

$0.00

Low priority

MB2324-163

Babylon Community Development Charitable Trust

Arts and culture

Towards airtime cost of Voice of Mesopotamia-Access Community Radio weekly program on Planet FM104.6 from 31 August 2023 to 31 August 2024

Unknown

$0.00

Insufficient information

MB2324-164

Bravo Company Charitable Trust

Community

Towards tramping and tenting related cost to deliver Well-being for fathers project from 4 December 2023 to 31 July 2024

$4,068.72

$3000.00

Total

 

 

 

$19,268.72

$5000.00

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

14

Papakura Youth Scholarship Grants 2023/2024 grants allocation

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/169

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member A Webster:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)             agree to fund, part-fund or decline the following 2023/2024 Papakura Youth Scholarship Grant applications:

 

ID

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

 

YG2414-101

Towards accommodation costs while studying at Auckland University of Technology

$2,000.00

$1500.00

 

YG2414-102

Towards laptop purchase

$1,500.00

$1500.00

 

YG2414-105

Towards accommodation costs

$1,500.00

$1000.00

 

YG2414-106

Towards petrol, car registration, WOF and course supplies

$1,500.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-108

Towards tuition fees and textbook costs

$1,500.00

$1500.00

 

YG2414-109

Towards school trip costs

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-111

Towards laptop purchase

$1,500.00

$500.00

 

YG2414-112

Towards assorted university costs

$1,500.00

$1500.00

 

YG2414-113

Towards iPad and accessories purchase

$1,500.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-118

Towards course books, accommodation and an electronic device

$1,500.00

$0.00

Not enough involvement in Papakura

 

YG2414-119

Towards accommodation and course books

$1,500.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-121

Towards laptop purchase

$1,479.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-123

Towards accommodation and travel costs

$1,500.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-124

Towards iPad purchase

$1,500.00

$0.00

Ineligible

 

YG2414-125

Towards iPad and accessories

$1,500.00

$1000.00

 

YG2414-126

Towards university fees and laptop or iPad purchase

$1,500.00

$1500.00

 

YG2414-128

Towards laptop and course books

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-129

Towards travel costs

$950.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-132

Towards Kura Kakahu, tablet, sleeping gear and kura supplies

$1,500.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-133

Towards tablet, school uniform, school supplies and camping equipment

$1,500.00

$0.00

 

YG2414-134

Towards course fees

$1,500.00

$0.00

 

YG2414-135

Towards Tablet, clothing, sleeping bag and school supplies

$1,500.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-136

Towards tablet, kura supplies and camping equipment

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-137

Towards tablets, outdoor education equipment, clothing and stationary

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-138

Towards school uniforms, tablet, camping gear and school supplies.

$1,500.00

$750.00

 

YG2414-139

Towards camping supplies, tablet, swimming gear and hiking gear

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-140

Towards uniform, travel and tablet

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-141

Towards tablet, kura supplies and camping supplies

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-142

Towards tablet, kura supplies and camping gear

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-144

Towards chromebook and books

$1,500.00

$0.00

Did not meet criteria

 

YG2414-145

Towards uniform, educational supplies and camping gear

$1,500.00

$750.00

 

Total

 

$46,429.00

$17,500.00

 

CARRIED

 

Note: Item 9.2 Public Forum - Rick Southey was considered prior to item 15 Approval to partially rescind PPK/2017/2011, and to name a new private road at 35 Te Napi Drive, Conifer Grove (Waiata Shores Development, Stage 6B).

 

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Rick Southey

 

Rick and Rebecca Southey were in attendance to speak to the board regarding the opening of their service based on O’Shannessey Street, and their future plans for the space.

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/170

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

 

a)             thank Rick and Rebecca Southey for their presentation and attendance.

 

b)             request that the Papakura Local Board Community Broker contact Rick or Rebecca Southey to discuss opportunites to promote their new local social service, and opportunities for local board collaboration.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Approval to partially rescind PPK/2017/2011, and to name a new private road at 35 Te Napi Drive, Conifer Grove (Waiata Shores Development, Stage 6B)

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/171

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      partially rescind PPK/2017/2011 in relation to resolution (a) which approved the name ‘Clarry Close’ for Road 13 created by way of subdivision undertaken by Fletcher Residential Limited at 35 Te Napi Drive.

b)      approve the name Clarry Lane for the new private road created by way of subdivision undertaken by Fletcher Residential Limited at 35 Te Napi Drive, Conifer Grove, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent references BUN60413681, SUB60413683 and road naming reference RDN90110747).

CARRIED

 

Note: Item 11 Governing Body Members’ update was recommitted at the Chair’s request and considered prior to item 16 Approval for a public road name at 241 Park Estate Road, Hingaia.

 

11

Governing Body Members' Update

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/166

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson, seconded by Member F Auva'a:  

That the Papakura Local board:

a)             receive the verbal update from Councillor Daniel Newman

CARRIED

 

 

16

Approval for a public road name at 241 Park Estate Road, Hingaia

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/172

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member A Webster:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      approves the road name Ngakoro Road for the extension to that public road created by way of subdivision undertaken by Fletcher Living at 241 Park Estate Road, Hingaia in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (road naming reference RDN90111501, resource consent reference SUB60411361).

CARRIED

 

 

17

Endorsement of the transfer of asset and proposed new community lease to Papakura Theatre Company Incorporated at Longford Park Esplanade Reserve, 1R Great South Road, Papakura

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/173

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      approve the transfer of Shed 1 on Longford Park Esplanade Reserve, 1R Great South Road, Papakura (outlined in red on Attachment A – site plan) to Papakura Theatre Company Incorporated for $1.00 consideration if demanded

b)      Whakaae / grant, under Section 61(2B) of the Reserves Act 1977, a new community lease to Papakura Theatre Company Incorporated for an area comprising 29m2 (more or less) located at Longford Park Esplanade Reserve, 1R Great South Road, Papakura on the land legally described as Part Allotment 5 Section 12 Village of Papakura (as per Attachment A – site plan), subject to the following terms and conditions:

i.    term – 10 years commencing 1 November 2023 with one 10 year right of renewal, reaching final expiry on 31 October 2043

ii.   rent – $1.00 plus GST per annum if demanded.

c)      approve all other terms and conditions in accordance with the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines (updated July 2023) and the Reserves Act 1977.

d)      note that iwi engagement was undertaken in August 2023 and no objections or submissions were received.

CARRIED

 

 

18

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

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/174

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member F Auva'a:  

That the Papakura 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

Adoption of the Papakura Local Board Plan 2023

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/175

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member F Auva'a:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

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

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

c)      request staff to work with the Chair to incorporate road maintenance, and the investigation of a drop off (kiss and wave) location in to the board advocacy section of the ‘Our Places’ outcome.

CARRIED

 

 

20

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

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/176

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member A Webster:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      note 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.

b)         provide the following 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:

Membership fees

 

i)       The board supports proposal 1: Introduction of a new Auckland wide membership option that allows access to all Auckland Council Pool & Leisure sites regardless of operator.

 

ii)      The board supports in principle proposal 2:  Align legacy memberships to current rates over three years.

Aquatic entrance fees

 

iii)     The board supports in part proposal 1: Introduce baseline aquatic entrance fees for all Auckland Council Pool & Leisure sites (including swimming, spa, sauna and steam use for adults, as well as spectator and supervising adult fees).

 

iv)     The board is not supportive of a spectator fee being charged for caregivers supporting swim lessons.

 

v)      The board supports proposal 2:  Increase the concessionary discount from 15% to 40% (including swim, spa, sauna and steam for community services, senior, student (17+) and permanent disability card holders).

Swim School Fee

 

vi)     The board supports proposal 1:  Increase swimming lesson pricing closer to market rates whilst maintaining accessible pricing for Aucklanders.

 

vii)    The board supports proposal 2:  New 30% discount for Community Service Card Holders and their dependents.

 

viii)   The board supports proposal 3:  New 40% discount for those with special needs that require private lessons.

Recreation Fees

 

ix)     The board supports proposal 1:  Increase holiday programme and OSCAR (before & after school care) fees to maximise government subsidies and ensure higher levels of cost recovery.

 

x)      The board supports proposal 2:  Simplify recreation term programme pricing.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Amendment to the 2022-2025 Papakura Local Board meeting schedule

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/177

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

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

i)       Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 4.00pm

ii)      Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 4.00pm

iii)     Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 4.00pm

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/178

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      provide the following feedback to Auckland Transport (AT) on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) 2023-2031:

 

Vision and Goals

i)           the board support the RPTP vision ‘to massively increase public transport use to reduce congestion, improve access for Aucklanders, support the economy and enhance the environment.’

ii)         the board supports the five goals of the RPTP:

·         Services providing an excellent customer experience.

·         Enhancing the environment and tackling the climate emergency.

·         Safe and accessible transport for everyone.

·         Integrating public transport into a growing Auckland.

·         Funding and delivering public transport transparently.

Service changes

iii)        the board supports the proposed changes to bus services in the Papakura Local Board area, namely (as advised by memo dated 27 July 2023):

·         changes to routes serving growing areas, including Hingaia, Park Estate, and Drury, as follows:

Route Number

Route Name

Route Description

Level of Service

Description of changes

Current
 (2023)

Future
 (2031)

 

33

Great South Road

Ōtāhuhu Station – Ōtahuhu Town Centre – Hunters Corner – Manukau Station – Manurewa Station – Takaanini – Papakura Station
 via Great South Road

Frequent

Frequent

Additional evening trips from 2025

 

376
becomes
40

Auranga

Auranga – Drury Station – Great South Road – Papakura Station

Connector

Frequent

Route upgraded to Frequent (with new number) from 2026

 

377

Rosehill

Papakura Town Centre – Elliot Street – Rosehill

Connector

Connector

Route will extend to Park Estate from late 2025 as area develops

 

378

Hingaia loop

Papakura Station – Karaka Lakes – Karaka Harbourside – Papakura Station (loop

Connector

Connector

Route will change to improve coverage of Hingaia from late 2025 as area develops

 

379

Clarks Beach

Clarks Beach – Kingseat – Te Hihi – Hingaia Road – Papakura Station

N/A

Rural Township

New route from 2026 with changes to Franklin services as part of new Southern train stations

 

STH becomes
SHL

Southern Line

Papakura – Britomart via Newmarket becomes Pukekohe – Ōtāhuhu via City Rail Link stations. Some trips will operate limited stops

Rapid (at peak times)
 Connector (other times

Rapid

Service will change when City Rail Link opens in 2026

 

 

·         changes to train services related to the opening of the City Rail Link.

·         general improvements to service levels on other routes.

iv)        the board requests that the AT Local on demand ride share service be continued and the fleet be expanded in the Takanini, Conifer Grove, Waiata Shores and Papakura to service the positive uptake in the area.

v)         the board requests that Auckland Transport investigate other underutilised bus routes with a view to implementing further AT Local on demand ride share services.

vi)        the board requests that Auckland Transport continue to work in partnership with the board on ways to increase the frequency, reliability, and extent of public transport services in Papakura.

Actions

vii)      the board supports introducing a weekly fare cap, to reduce the cost of regular use of public transport.

viii)     the board supports extending the transfer window (the time between tagging off of one service and onto the next, in which the same fare is applied to the journey), from 30 minutes.

ix)        the board supports improving the reliability of bus services, including with new bus or transit lanes, and giving late-running buses priority at intersections to get back on schedule.

Alignment with Local Board Plan

x)         the board requests that the RPTP reference the following elements of the Papakura Local Board Plan 2023 that relate to public transport:

·            Continue to work with Auckland Transport for better local connections for bus services

·            Continue to work with Auckland Transport to improve the maintenance levels of our roads, footpaths, bus stops and bus shelters

·            Continue to work with Auckland Transport to ensure our train stations are safe, accessible and connect to other public transport and active transport modes

·            Continue to support the Papakura AT Local on demand ride share service

·            Continue to support developing the AT Local (on demand shared public transport service) in parts of Papakura Local Board area to increase public transport use

·            Continue to work with Auckland Transport to move the cycle lane on Great South Road to an off-road shared pathway and converting the existing cycle and parking lanes into a combined T2 bus lane.

·            Continue to work with Auckland Transport to increase operating hours of southern train and public transport connections to the Auckland airport and other employment nodes.

·            Continue to work with Auckland Transport to extend public transport routes to Ardmore and Bruce Pulman Park.

Other comments

xi)        the board requests that further work be done to reduce to cost of public transport fares for users in low-income communities such as Papakura where uptake of public transport could be enhanced.

xii)      the board requests that Auckland Transport look at ways to improve public safety and security at the Papakura and Takaanini train stations, particularly in the evening.

xiii)     the board requests that Auckland Transport investigates expanding the AT Local, the on-demand ride share service operating in Conifer Grove, Takaanini and Papakura, for public transport users in other areas in Papakura.

xiv)     the board requests that Auckland Transport investigate implementing AT Local on demand ride share services in new housing developments as an interim measure to encourage public transport usage before a full public transport service can be provided.

xv)      the board requests that Auckland Transport consider installing new bus shelters at bus stops that do not currently have shelters in areas with low public transport usage to encourage increased usage. Bus stops that are more frequently utilised by residents travelling to work and school in the morning should be given highest priority for installation of shelters.

xvi)     the board requests that Auckland Transport places a greater weight on addressing inequities of service provision, and providing communities of greatest need with increased public transport options and more affordable fares, when undertaking planning of public transport services.

xvii)   the board supports the Franklin Local Board’s request to Auckland Transport to add more park and ride capacity, so that rural people can get to trains rather than commuting by car to town, and plan for future growth by putting designations in place now, eg: more parking at Drury, Paerata and Ngaakaroa stations than what is currently planned.

CARRIED

 

 

23

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

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/179

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura 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)      supports in part the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for this local board area (Attachment C and Attachment E), including:

i)           the board notes that using variable rather than fixed speed limits was a suggested improvement to the safe speed zone proposals from submitters in Papakura. We are in support of using variable 30km/h speed limits rather than fixed 30km/h speed limits on roads near schools wherever this is possible, as there is generally no need for roads to be subject to lower speed limits outside of times when children are likely to be travelling to or from school. However, we also note that implementing Waka Kotahi’s Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 will mean that fixed 30km/h speed limits will need to be set on the roads near most schools.

ii)         notwithstanding the preference expressed in e) i) above, the board supports most of the proposed speed limit changes identified for this local board area (see e) v) and vi) below), given the requirements of the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 to implement such changes.

iii)        the board supports the proposed extension of the variable speed zone on Airfield Road outside Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School by approximately 100 metres further west and requests that the variable speed zone also be extended by 100 metres in the eastern direction.

iv)        the board supports the extension of the variable speed zone on Willis Road outside Papakura High School by approximately 125 metres further east.

v)         the board requests that Walter Strevens Drive, being the main arterial for the Conifer Grove suburb, remain at 50 kmph with the feeder roads and cul de sacs being 30kmph.

vi)        the board requests that a variable speed limit be installed on Walter Strevens Drive between Barcardi Place and Donzella Place as this is the rear entrance to the Conifer Grove School and is a highly utilised entry and exit pedestrian back entrance for the school.

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

g)             provides the following feedback on speed limit review of additional locations:

i)           the board does not support the requests for the following locations to be included in future consultation for fixed 30km/h speed limits:

·        Pahurehure residential area

·        the area around Longford Park

·        the area around Papakura Central School.

ii)             the board requests that a variable speed limit be considered on Kelvin Road outside Kelvin Road School as using a fixed 30km/h speed limit for this road is inconsistent with the approach taken to other main/high traffic roads. The board believes that the appropriate speed limit for this road would be either a 40 or 50km/h fixed speed limit, with variable 30km/h speed limits as appropriate on sections of the road near to schools.

iii)            the board requests that Ōpaheke Road (from Boundary Road to the roundabout) be included in future consultation for a reduced speed limit.

h)             the board requests reduced speed limits be clearly sign posted to ensure the public is aware of the speed limit in the area.

i)               notes that central Government policy regarding the setting of speed limits may undergo significant changes following the recent General Election. The board therefore recommends that Auckland Transport does not progress the adoption and implementation of Katoa, Ka Ora until future Government policy direction is confirmed.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/180

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      supports in principle the rapid transit in the Northwest project and defer to the local boards who will be impacted.

CARRIED

 

 

 

25

Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/181

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Robinson:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      support Auckland Council’s submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation.

CARRIED

 

 

26

Urgent Decision - Papakura Local Board formal feedback on the Takaanini Level Crossing Detailed Business Case – Walters Road Independent Peer Review

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/182

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member A Webster:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      note the Papakura Local Board urgent decision regarding the Takaanini Level Crossing Detailed Business Case – Walters Road Independent Peer Review as follows:

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)        receive the Takaanini Level Crossing Detailed Business Case – Walters Road peer review information.

 

b)        appreciates the Auckland Transport Board initiating a peer review of the Walters Road level crossing business case in relation to an over bridge versus underpass following the Papakura Local Board advocacy (for further investigation of an underpass option) to the Auckland Transport Board Chair and Chief Executive.

c)        notes the peer review provided revised costings from independent consultants who worked with the Wallace Group and Riley Consultants Ltd.

d)        notes the advice that the cost for an over bridge is less than an underpass.

e)        expects Auckland Transport, Supporting Growth and Kiwirail will undertake integrated communication with the community after the Auckland Transport Board decision on 26 September 2023 in relation to the Walters Road level crossing project.

CARRIED

 

 

27

Urgent Decision of the Papakura Local Board – Managing the use and development of highly productive land: Potential amendments to the National Policy Statement – Highly Productive Land

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/183

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      note the Papakura Local Board Urgent Decision providing feedback on the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) discussion document on Managing the use and development of highly productive land: Potential amendments to the National Policy Statement – Highly Productive Land as follows:

The Papakura Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide the following feedback on the “Managing the use and development of highly productive land: Potential amendments to the National Policy Statement – Highly Productive Land”:

i)          Support in principle protecting highly productive class 1, 2 and 3 soils

ii)         Support in principle productive activities on class 1, 2, and 3 soils that make use of the highly productive soil

iii)        Oppose in principle the proposed widening of exceptions to include construction of new infrastructure

iv)        Suggest that exceptions for new infrastructure on class 3 soils be considered on a case by case basis, with consideration of scale, site coverage, terrain, and reverse sensitivity

v)         Support a partial exception that allows for buildings that support existing production that does use soils, eg:  existing market garden wanting to replace or build a new packing shed

vi)        Oppose in principle any new use of highly productive class 1 and 2 soils for activities that are not dependent on the soil.

vii)       Suggest exceptions for intensive indoor primary production on class 3 soils be considered on a case by case basis, noting there is a need for these activities to be located close to supporting activities for this sector.

CARRIED

 

 

28

Papakura Local Board Governance Forward Work Calendar - October 2023

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/184

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member A Webster:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Governance Forward Work Calendar – October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

29

Papakura Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number PPK/2023/185

MOVED by Chairperson B Catchpole, seconded by Member K Hieatt:  

That the Papakura Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Papakura Local Board workshop records held on:

i)       13 September 2023

ii)      20 September 2023

iii)     27 September 2023

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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