Waiheke Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waiheke Local Board held in the Waiheke Local Board office, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at 1.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Cath Handley

 

Deputy Chairperson

Bianca Ranson

 

Members

Kylee Matthews

 

 

Robin Tucker

 

 

 

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Paul Walden

 

 

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Mike Lee

1:05pm-1:46pm

 


Waiheke Local Board

25 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Deputy Chair B Ranson opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

Karakia tīmatanga 

 


Tuia ki runga

Tuia ki raro

Tuia ki roto

Tuia ki waho

Ka rongo te ao

Ka rongo te pō

Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē 

 

Unite above

Unite below

Unite without

Unite within

Listen to the night

Listen to the world

Now we come together as one


 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/137

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Paul Walden for work reasons.

 

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 WHK/2023/138

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke 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

 

The Waiheke Local Board acknowledge Fiona Kralicek for 28 years of service before her retirement this week from the Waiheke Public Library. She has been instrumental in building and fostering a vibrant library facility that provides an invaluable service to the community. 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

7.1

Petition - Hana and Matthew Blackmore - Bus route 50A Ostend extension

 

Hana and Matthew Blackmore, representing the Waiheke Climate Alliance, were in attendance to address the Waiheke Local Board regarding the restoration of the Ostend/Wharf Road extension to the 50A bus route.

Petition Prayer:

“We the undersigned call on the Waiheke Local Board to honour their support of 2,000 Waiheke petitioners to restore the 50A bus route section round Ostend/Wharf roads, and to work with Auckland Transport for its urgent implementation without further delay.  This reinstatement will deprive no-one of their service and will not cost a single cent more.”

A copy of the petition was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes.

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/139

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Hana and Matthew Blackmore for their attendance and speaking to their petition for the restoration of the Ostend/Wharf Road extension to the 50A bus route.

b)         receive the petition.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Petition - Restoration of the 50A bus route Ostend/Wharf Road extension

 

Cr Mike Lee joined the meeting 1:05pm.

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Pam Oliver - Unlawful parking on Onetangi Beach

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/140

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         thank Dr. Pam Oliver for attending the meeting via virtual link and speaking at public forum regarding unlawful parking at the western end of Onetangi Beach.

b)         request Council and AT staff progress a solution prior to the Summer season.

 

CARRIED

Deputy Chairperson B Ranson left the meeting at 1.31pm.

Deputy Chairperson B Ranson returned to the meeting at 1.32pm.

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

 

Note: Cr Lee gave a verbal update on several locally important issues.

 

Cr Mike Lee left the meeting at 1.46pm.

 

11

Chairperson's report

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/141

MOVED by Member K Matthews, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         receive Chairperson, Cath Handley’s report.

b)         thank Cr M Lee for his verbal report.

CARRIED

 

12

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

 

Note: AT staff Richard LaVille attended in support of this item.

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/142

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

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

b)         note submissions from the Waiheke Local Board area were the highest per capita by a factor of x4 up to x75 compared to all other local board areas.

c)         support the vision and goals of the draft RPTP, in particular improvements in reliability, communication and emission reduction.

d)         note the strong public support on the proposal for Auckland Transport to take over the operation of the Waiheke/Downtown passenger ferry service.

e)         reiterate the board’s advocacy and request for Auckland Council’s and Auckland Transport’s support to integrate the Matiatia/Downtown ferry service into the Public Transport Operating Model to address the current inequity  of provision because of the exempt nature of the current service, which is already recognised as an integral service in the Auckland public transport network. 

f)          support the reintroduction of route 503, a one-way-service between Mātiatia and Oneroa, when demand requires.

g)         request the introduction of a covered bus stop for the Hospital Bus Route on Queens Wharf adjacent to the ferry terminal building, in line with the plan’s inclusion and accessibility goals and previous local board submissions.

h)         request a full review of the Waiheke bus network and for smaller public transport electric vehicles and/or on-demand bus services for our feeder roads and routes, including:

i)          50A bus route Ostend / Wharf Road extension to be re-instated.

ii)         Kennedy Point 501 bus route service to have a timetable that complements the ferry timetable.

i)          request all bus patronage data be publicised to inform the public of the efficacy of all routes.

j)          request consideration of the following actions within the Waiheke Local Climate Action Plan:

i)          ensure all public transport in and to the Waiheke Local Board area is 100% electric by 2030.

ii)         work with key partners to enable installation of on-island ferry charging.

iii)        encourage and enable the provision of community and commercial electric vehicles and share vehicles, public e-bike and vehicle charging stations and carpooling parks.

iv)        improve public transport connectivity, frequency and affordability – including a reduction in the entry costs for AT HOP cards.

v)         in partnership with Auckland Transport and local bike groups, assess the adequacy of cycle and scooter parking at ferry terminals, town centres, schools, parks and other destinations and create a plan for upgrades, such as rain protection and e-bike charging points.

vi)        increase the affordability and accessibility of public transport and ferry travel.

vii)       provide greater cycle capacity access to and on ferries and increase free travel capacity for bicycles.

k)         note the following related projects within the Waiheke 10-year Transport Plan:

i)          investigation of park and ride facilities at Ostend and Hamilton Road.

ii)         ensuring that all wharf facilities that service Waiheke are fit for purpose and future-proofed for competition.

l)          request, with respect to point 12.j.i and 12.j.ii, urgent acceleration of wharf infrastructure design and build to enable further competition on ferry routes, and to future-proof Waiheke’s critical wharf functionality.

CARRIED

 

 

13

AT Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

Note: AT staff Lorna Stewart attended in support of this item.

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/143

MOVED by Member R Tucker, seconded by Member K Matthews:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

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

i)        approve the allocation of $589,789 to continue with the staged design and construction of the cycle infrastructure project - 1 Surfdale Road to Donald Bruce Road Roundabout.

ii)       confirm if further funds become available this term, that its priority is to continue to invest in the delivery of the 1 Surfdale Road to Donald Bruce Road Roundabout Cycle Infrastructure project.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that $226,391 additional budget has been approved to cover current contractual commitments.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

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

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/144

MOVED by Member K Matthews, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / 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)         tautoko / 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 of additional locations requested for the next future consultation in Attachment C as below: 

i)          Donald Bruce Road – request for permanent speed limit reduction.

ii)         Korora Road – request for permanent 30km/h speed limit.

iii)        Ocean View Road – request to integrate an extension of the proposed 30km/h zone to Moa Ave in conjunction with prior work on traffic calming at Moa Ave / Ocean View Road intersection.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Adoption of the Waiheke Local Board Plan 2023

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/145

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

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

b)      tautapa / delegate authority to the Chairperson of the Waiheke Local Board to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Waiheke Local Board Plan 2023 prior to publication.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Update on Waiheke Local Board Area emergency response planning

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/146

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive an update on Waiheke Local Board area emergency response planning.

b)         ohia / endorse the proposed Waiheke Emergency Management Structure (Attachment A).

c)         confirm Member R Tucker as lead and Deputy Chair B Ranson as associate representatives of the Waiheke Local Board to the Waiheke Emergency Response Network (WERN).

d)         thank Member R Tucker for her work on the development on the proposal and local board and council staff who supported the mahi.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

17

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

 

Note: Lead Financial Advisor Audrey Gan attended in support of this item.

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/147

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

18

Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/148

MOVED by Member K Matthews, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

19

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

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/149

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Member R Tucker:  

That the Waiheke 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

Note: Items 20, 21 and 22 were taken together.

 

20

Waiheke Local Board - Resource Consent Applications - October 2023

21

Waiheke Local Board - Workshop record - October 2023

22

Waiheke Local Board - Hōtaka Kaupapa Policy Schedule - October 2023

 

Resolution number WHK/2023/150

MOVED by Chairperson C Handley, seconded by Deputy Chairperson B Ranson:  

That the Waiheke Local Board:

a)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the list of resource consents applications related to Waiheke Island and inner Hauraki Gulf islands 19 September to 5 October 2023. 

b)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the record of proceedings for the local board workshops held on 4, 11 and 18 October 2023.

c)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule for the political term 2022-2025 as at 25 October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

Deputy Chair B Ranson closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

Karakia whakamutanga

 


Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta

Kia mātaratara ki tai

E hī ake ana te atākura

He tio, he huka, he hauhū

Tihei mauri ora!

 

 

Cease the winds from the west

Cease the winds from the south

Let the breeze blow over the land

Let the breeze blow over the ocean

Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air

A touch of frost

A promise of a glorious day

 


 

 

2:26 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 Waiheke Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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