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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 26 October 2023

10.00am

Albert-Eden Local Board Office
114 Dominion Road
Mt Eden

 

Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kendyl Smith

 

Members

José Fowler

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Liv Roe

 

 

Rex Smith

 

 

Jack Tan

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

 

19 October 2023

 

Contact Telephone: +64 21 809 149

Email: michael.mendoza@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 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

8.1     Deputation - Sean Selby – Health Promoter, Auckland Regional Public Health Service                                                                                                                   5

8.2     Deputation - Peter Haynes, Diana McPherson - Māpura Studios                   6

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui | Public Forum                                                                      6

9.1     Public Forum - Jennifer Ward and Trevor Crosby - Sanctuary Mahi Whenua Organic Community Garden                                                                               7

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business                                                              7

11        Albert-Eden Local Grants and Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations    9

12        Adoption of the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023                                               19

13        Local board feedback on proposals for fees and charges for the financial year 2024/2025                                                                                                                      29

14        Proposed Point Chevalier interim library lease and establishment                      43

15        Update on Joint Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plans, work programme items (Jul-Sep 2023) and expected milestones (Oct-Dec 2023)        79

16        Katoa, Ka Ora - draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027                    89

17        Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan                       117

18        Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit                                                             133

19        Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation              155

20        Albert-Eden Local Board feedback on the Potential amendments to the National Policy Statement – Highly Productive Land                                                           169

21        Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates                                           191

22        Chairperson's Report                                                                                                201

23        Board Members' Reports                                                                                          207

24        Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar                   209

25        Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records                                                        213

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

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

27        Te Mōtini ā-Tukanga hei Kaupare i te Marea | Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public        227

C1       CONFIDENTIAL Proposed Point Chevalier interim library lease and establishment                                                                                                                                     227


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 Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting held on Thursday, 28 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 Albert-Eden 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.

 

8.1       Deputation - Sean Selby – Health Promoter, Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for Sean Selby – Health Promoter, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, to deliver a presentation during the Deputation segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Sean Selby – Health Promoter, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, will be in attendance to deliver a presentation outlining the connection between unsafe speeds and public health within the Albert-Eden Local Board area, and inform board members on the current state and negative effects that unsafe speeds have on vulnerable road users, as well as potential opportunities for the board to improve wellbeing in the local area.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Sean Selby – Health Promoter, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, for his attendance and Deputation presentation regarding the connection between unsafe speeds and public health within the Albert-Eden Local Board area and the negative effects that unsafe speeds can have on vulnerable road users.

 

 

 

8.2       Deputation - Peter Haynes, Diana McPherson - Māpura Studios

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for Peter Haynes and Diana McPherson - Māpura Studios, to deliver a presentation during the Deputation segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Peter Haynes and Diana McPherson - Māpura Studios, will be in attendance to deliver a presentation updating the local board on the studio’s operations, as well as extending its thanks to the local board for its support.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Peter Haynes and Diana McPherson - Māpura Studios, for their attendance and Deputation presentation regarding the studio’s operations, as well as thanking the local board for its support.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

9.1       Public Forum - Jennifer Ward and Trevor Crosby - Sanctuary Mahi Whenua Organic Community Garden

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable an opportunity for Jennifer Ward and Trevor Crosby, members, Sanctuary Mahi Whenua organic community garden, to deliver a presentation during the Public Forum segment of the business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Jennifer Ward and Trevor Crosby, members, Sanctuary Mahi Whenua organic community garden, will be in attendance to deliver a presentation regarding development at the Unitec site.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Jennifer Ward and Trevor Crosby - Members, Sanctuary Mahi Whenua organic community garden, for their attendance and Public Forum presentation regarding development at the Unitec site.

 

 

 

 

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.”

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Grants and Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations

File No.: CP2023/15073

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To fund, part-fund or decline the applications received for Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One and the Multiboard Round One 2023/2024.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Albert-Eden Local Board adopted the Albert-Eden Local Board Community Grants Programme 2023/2024 on 22 June 2023 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants.

3.       This report presents applications received for the Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 (Attachment B) and the Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 (Attachment C).

4.       The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500 for the 2023/2024 financial year.

5.       Thirty applications were received for Local Grants Round One 2023/2024, requesting a total of $176,411.72, and ten applications were received for Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 requesting a total of $301,870.00.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)       agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 listed in the following table:   

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

LG2401-111

Sidharth Pagad

Arts and culture

Towards hall hire, tutors’ fees, equipment maintenance, travel, administration, and marketing costs for the Weekly West African Inspired Drum and Dance Classes.

$1,000.00

Ineligible

LG2401-113

The Greek Community and Orthodox Parish of Auckland and Districts

Arts and culture

Towards promotion and six dance performers' fees for the "Greek Festival 2024" from 24 February to 25 February 2024.

$6,440.00

Eligible

LG2401-120

Bhabna New Zealand Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards hall hire and catering costs for Bhabna NZ "Diwali Celebrations on 11 November 2023".

$2,719.00

Ineligible

LG2401-129

Auckland Bonsai Society

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire for the "2024 National Bonsai Convention Auckland" from 15 June to 16 June 2024.

$2,443.75

Ineligible

LG2401-138

The Massive Company Trust

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire, Manaakitanga, and photography costs associated with the rehearsals for Massive Theatre Company’s premiere season of "When the Tide Turns" in April / May 2024.

$5,366.00

Eligible

LG2401-140

Epsom Normal Primary School

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of hosting a tri-annual cultural festival on 24 November 2023, including stage hire, marquee, power generators, portaloos, and audio and visual equipment hire.

$8,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-143

Auckland Pride Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the artist fee for the “Pride and Move Space Artist in Residence" project from 1 February to 29 February 2024.

$4,800.00

Eligible

LG2401-147

Action Education Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the facilitator fees, travel, administration, equipment, and resources to deliver 8 spoken word poetry workshops at schools in the Puketapapa local board area.

$5,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-148

Auckland Bonsai/Penjing Art Centre Trust

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire, ASB Showground stall and furniture hire, four security officers, four Local Chinese folk musicians, and six local Bonsai artists for the "Dragon Bonsai Day".

$4,857.90

Eligible

LG2401-101

Maungawhau School

Community

Towards the catering costs of the "Maungawhau School Fair" on 4 November 2023.

$8,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-103

Aotearoa Ethnic Communities Trust NZ

Community

Towards guest speakers' fees, advertising, and refreshments for the "Mobile Migrant Support Project" from 8 January to 22 December 2024.

$7,874.00

Eligible

LG2401-105

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

Community

Towards the Client Placement Coordinator's salary.

$3,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-106

Maungawhau Playcentre

Community

Towards the upgrade of the outdoor play area.

$8,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-107

ReCreators Charitable Trust

Community

Towards free or subsidised classes of Community Upcycling DIY Workshops in the local board area from 2 November 2023 to 29 February 2024, including creative facilitator costs, project management, tools, equipment, materials, marketing, prep and design, and administration costs.

$5,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-109

Asthma New Zealand Incorporated

Community

Towards the purchase and free distribution of "MDI (Metered Dose Inhaler) spacers & Asthma Emergency information brochures" to people with respiratory disease.

$3,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-110

Auckland Deaf Society Incorporated

Community

Towards four sign language interpreters, science and outdoor bubble show entertainers, a bouncy castle, a candy floss machine, face painters, balloon twisters, and venue costs for the "Auckland Deaf Society's Children and Whanau Christmas party 2023" on 2 December 2023.

$4,259.99

Eligible

LG2401-124

Afghan Family Services Charity New Zealand

Community

Towards education, sports, and social activities for the charity.

$7,800.00

Eligible

LG2401-126

The Auckland Irish Society Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of security, a water tank, a bouncy castle, face painters, musicians, a band, and entertainment hires for the "Club's Community Open Day" on 4 November 2023.

$6,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-130

Dress for Success Incorporated

Community

Towards annual rental cost from 1 November 2023 to 31 October 2024.

$15,000.00

Ineligible

LG2401-131

Hindu Council of New Zealand Incorporated

Community

Towards the venue hire cost for the "Hindu Elders meet" fortnightly every month between 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

$5,000.00

Ineligible

LG2401-134

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Community

Towards the printing and production costs of the "Street Smart" life skills resource handbook for 1,400 Year-13 students in Albert-Eden schools, Dilworth School, Mt Albert Grammar School, Marist College, and Auckland Grammar School.

$4,900.00

Eligible

LG2401-135

Life Education Trust Counties Manukau

Community

Towards the overall costs to deliver a health and well-being programme to 473 students from the Royal Oak Intermediate School, including the costs of educational resources, insurance, and teachers' salaries.

$6,349.16

Eligible

LG2401-137

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the cost of training and clinical supervision of the youth worker team and counsellors from 1 November 2023 to 30 June 2024.

$5,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-141

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards the purchase and installation of security lighting and cameras.

$4,849.40

Eligible

LG2401-142

The Brain Injury Association (Auckland) Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of running the "Support and Activity Programme" from 6 November 2023 to 31 October 2024, the art and Taichi tutor's costs for people impacted with brain injury, their whanau, and the wider community.

$8,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-145

Auckland Sexual Abuse Help Foundation Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the operational costs of the "Dear Em" program from 8 January to 20 December 2024.

$8,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-146

Maori Women's Welfare League Incorporated - Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko I Te Ora

Community

Towards the cost of venue hire, specialists’ fees, materials, and catering to deliver three free hands-on wellbeing workshops.

$8,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-149

Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust

Community

Towards the project costs to run the "Motu Manawa Kayak Day" events and the "Te Auaunga Spotlighting event", including the kayak hire, waste-free workshop, Kairaranga, and MTSCT program costs.

$6,932.52

Eligible

LG2401-108

The Community Collective

Environment

Towards project management, festival planning, delivery of the program including supporting event hosts to deliver their workshops, social media campaign, and festival evaluation costs for the Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa Eco Festival from 6 April to 5 May 2024.

$8,000.00

Eligible

LG2401-151

Anthony Fong

Sport and recreation

Towards instructor's fee, hall hire, and materials for the "Back 2 Basics" program from 7 February to 10 April 2024.

$2,820.00

Ineligible

Total

 

 

 

$176,411.72

 

 

b)       agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application received in Multiboard Round One 2023/2024, listed in Table Two below:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

MB2324-139

Shine School of Confidence

Arts and culture

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

$13,760.00

Ineligible

MB2324-145

Charlotte Harland

Arts and culture

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

$500.00

Ineligible

MB2324-122

CNSST Foundation

Community

Towards marketing cost, tutor fee, venue hire, Programme Coordination and Educational Support, operating and admin cost to run Chinese Cultural Competency Training Programme from 15 January 2024 to 30 November 2024

$5,250.00

Eligible

MB2324-131

Disability Sport Auckland Incorporated

Community

Towards venue hire, MC, design costs, backdrop, banners, flags, flowers, trophies, and photographer for the Disability Sport Auckland 2023 Wards Dinner at Ellerslie Event Centre

$2,500.00

Ineligible

MB2324-135

Good Bitches Trust

Community

Towards cake boxes, flyers, staff cost, operational cost, promotional cost, volunteer training, and recognition to deliver the Baking It Better project in Auckland from 15 December 2023 to 30 November 2024

$6,160.00

Eligible

MB2324-143

Big Brothers Big Sisters Auckland

Community

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

$3,000.00

Eligible

MB2324-158

Better Men Limited

Community

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

$250,000.00

Ineligible

MB2324-159

Anxiety NZ Trust

Community

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

$5,200.00

Eligible

MB2324-125

Youthtown Incorporated

Sport and recreation

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)

$8,000.00

Eligible

MB2324-151

Yoga Limited T/A Hot Yoga Works

Sport and recreation

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

$7,500.00

Eligible

Total

 

 

 

$301,870.00

 

 

 

 

Horopaki

Context

6.       The local board allocates grants to groups and organisations delivering projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders and contribute to the vision of being a world class city.

7.       Auckland Council’s Community Grants Policy supports each local board to adopt a grants programme.

8.       The local board grants programme sets out:

·        local board priorities

·        lower priorities for funding

·        exclusions

·        grant types, the number of grant rounds and when these will open and close any additional accountability requirements.

9.       The Albert-Eden Local Board adopted the Albert-Eden Local Board Community Grants Programme 2023/2024 on 22 June 2023 (Attachment A). The document sets application guidelines for contestable grants.

10.     The community grants programs have been extensively advertised through the council grants webpage, local board webpages, local board e-newsletters, Facebook pages, council publications, and community networks.

11.     The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500 for the 2023/2024 financial year.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

12.     The aim of the local board grants programme is to deliver projects and activities which align with the outcomes identified in the local board plan. All applications have been assessed utilising the Community Grants Policy and the local board grant programme criteria. The eligibility of each application is identified in the report recommendations.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

13.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups with projects that support community climate change action. Community climate action involves reducing or responding to climate change by residents in a locally relevant way. Local board grants can contribute to expanding climate action by supporting projects that reduce carbon emissions and increase community resilience to climate impacts. Examples of projects include:

·        local food production and food waste reduction

·        decreasing use of single-occupancy transport options

·        home energy efficiency and community renewable energy generation

·        local tree planting and streamside revegetation

·        education about sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce carbon footprints.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

14.     Based on the main focus of an application, a subject matter expert from the relevant department will provide input and advice. The main focus of an application is identified as arts, community, events, sport and recreation, environment, or heritage.

15.     The grants programme has no identified impacts on council-controlled organisations and therefore their views are not required.

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

Local impacts and local board views

16.     Local boards are responsible for the decision-making and allocation of local board community grants.  The Albert-Eden Local Board is required to fund, part-fund or decline these grant applications in accordance with its priorities identified in the local board grant programme.

17.     Staff will provide feedback to unsuccessful grant applicants about why they have been declined, so they can increase their chances of success in the future.

18.     A summary of each application received through Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 (Attachment B) and Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 (Attachment C) is provided.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to improving Māori wellbeing by providing grants to individuals and groups who deliver positive outcomes for Māori. Auckland Council’s Māori Responsiveness Unit has provided input and support towards the development of the community grants processes.

20.     Seventeen applicants applying to Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One and seven applicants applying to Multiboard Grants Round One indicate projects that target Māori or Māori outcomes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

21.     The allocation of grants to community groups is within the adopted Long-term Plan 2021-2031 and local board agreements.

22.     The local board has set a total community grants budget of $140,500 for the 2023/2024 financial year.

23.     Thirty applications were received for Local Grants Round One 2023/2024, requesting a total of $176,411.72, and ten applications were received for Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 requesting a total of $301,870.00.

24.     Relevant staff from Auckland Council’s Finance Department have been fully involved in the development of all local board work programmes, including financial information in this report, and have not identified any financial implications.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

25.     The allocation of grants occurs within the guidelines and criteria of the Community Grants Policy and the local board grants programme. The assessment process has identified a low risk associated with funding the applications in this round.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

26.     Following the Albert-Eden Local Board allocating funding for round one of the local and multiboard grants, grants staff will notify the applicants of the local board’s decision.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Community Grants Programme 2023/2024 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One 2023/2024 - grant applications (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Albert-Eden Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 - grant applications (Under Separate Cover)

 

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Moumita Dutta - Senior Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Adoption of the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023

File No.: CP2023/15749

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Albert-Eden 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 Albert-Eden 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. Additions to the draft plan are proposed.

5.       The Albert-Eden 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 and Our Economy.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      adopt the Albert-Eden 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 Albert-Eden Local Board to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Albert-Eden 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 Local Board Plan 2023

10.     The plan contains five strategic areas outlining the objectives and key initiatives the local wish to achieve. Initiatives from across those strategic areas which relate to Māori outcomes and climate action are collated in two cross-cutting sections at the beginning of the plan. The key focus for each of the cross-cutting sections and strategic areas are outlined below.

11.     Māori Outcomes - initiatives to align with the Māori outcomes of Kia ora te hononga - Effective Māori participation, Kia ora te taiao - Kaitiakitanga/ Guardianship, Kia ora te ahurea – Māori identity and culture and Kia ora te reo – Te reo Māori.

12.     Climate Action - initiatives aimed at improving climate action knowledge and education, improving transport choices and minimising climate impacts on the environment and people.

13.     Our People - that our people are thriving, have a strong sense of connection to Albert-Eden and celebrate our differences. Te ao Māori is valued and reflected in the rohe.

14.     Our Environment - that our natural environment is valued and cared for, people feel a connection to our local parks, awa (streams) and coast and are involved in improving for them. Individuals, households, neighbourhoods, businesses and communities adopt climate-friendly practices and transition to low carbon, sustainable lifestyles.

15.     Our Community - that our communities have the places and activities that enhance their lifestyles. There is strong local leadership and participation in decision-making processes. Our community is resilient and supportive, particularly through times of change and challenge, so we can thrive.

16.     Our Places - that our changing neighbourhoods reflect our unique identity and are well-designed, creating places that are great to live, work and play. There are many options to move around which are safe and easy to use.

17.     Our Economy - that our town centres thrive and support a varied business landscape. Albert-Eden is a vibrant and exciting place to visit.

Consideration of submissions and feedback

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

19.     The Albert-Eden Local Board has considered the submissions and feedback received.

20.     Public feedback on the draft plan was generally positive. The majority of submitters were supportive of the plan, its direction and themes covered.

21.     288 submissions were received. From the submitters who chose to provide demographic information, compared to the 2018 census the ages of 35 years and over were slightly over-represented, with under 35 slight under-represented. Females were also over-represented, with males under-represented.

22.     Those who identified as European were over-represented and Māori were well represented compared to the proportion of Māori in the overall Albert-Eden population. Asian were slightly under-represented and Pasifika were under-represented. This ethnicity distribution is an improvement on previous years, particularly the increase in representation of the Asian and Māori population through submissions.

23.     The key feedback points, with staff analysis and subsequent proposed changes to the strategic areas are outlined in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Changes to the Our People section of the draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023

Key point of feedback

Analysis

Proposed change

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.

Reference to the four wellbeings were proposed in the narrative of the draft plan but could be strengthened.

Add additional narrative to outline the role of local government in achieving good quality of life outcomes, the aspects local boards are able to influence and the focus on considering wellbeing in decision-making.

Add advocacy section with points on advocating to central government and Governing Body on housing, funding and support for diverse communities.

 

Table 2: Changes to the Our Environment section of the draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023

Key point of feedback

Analysis

Proposed change

Stronger reference to flood recovery

Extreme weather events in flooding in January affected many Albert-Eden homes and residents. Auckland Council has moved from response to recovery and has significant work programmes beginning.

An objective and two key initiatives were proposed in the draft plan, but this could be strengthened.

Add additional narrative to outline the increasing frequency and intensity of weather events and the flood resilience work Auckland Council is undertaking.

Add reference to nature-based solutions with extra examples, to advocacy point on daylighting streams (awa).

Link between transport choices and climate action

Transport accounts for 44 per cent of Auckland’s greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing emissions from transport is a key priority.

Most people living in Albert-Eden usually get to work using petrol cars. Encouraging alternative options including walking, cycling, scooting, train, bus, ride sharing and use of electric vehicles in Albert-Eden will help reduce these emissions.

An objective and two key initiatives were proposed in the draft plan in the Our Places section, but this could be better connected to the Our Environment section.

Add additional information to an opportunity, noting the greatest opportunity to decrease household carbon emissions is in transport choices.

Add description of what the Climate Activator does to the initiative on reducing climate impacts.

Add a cross-reference to the Our Places section, which outlines the transport priorities.

Tree protection

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 Albert-Eden Urban Ngahere (Forest) Action Plan.

An objective and a key initiative were proposed in the draft plan but this could be strengthened.

Add reference to loss of tree canopy cover as a challenge.

Add new point advocating for legislation with the ability for local authorities to introduce planning controls for tree assessment and protection.

Ecological corridors

Albert-Eden is one of the most urbanised local board areas in the Auckland region. Planned residential intensification will put further pressure on the natural environment in this area. There are unique ecological areas within Albert-Eden, as well as a network of paths and parks.

Developing and maintaining ecological corridors to allows connection between areas of high biodiversity. This benefits both plants and animals.

An objective and a key initiative were proposed in the draft plan but this could be strengthened.

Add reference to ecological corridors to initiative on pest control and biodiversity.

 

Update restoration plans

The local board has restoration plans for some awa (streams) and parks and implements them over time.

Recently flooding may have impacted these environments and some plans may require updating.

Add reference to updating restoration plans to initiative on planting.

Waste minimisation

The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 places responsibility for waste management and minimisation on councils rather than on the generators of waste.

Auckland Council has set an aspirational goal of Zero Waste by 2040 in the Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018.

An objective, initiative and advocacy point was proposed in the draft plan but this could be strengthened.

Add reference to waste generation as a challenge.

Add reference to the community and education focus of the Waiōrea Community Recycling Centre initiative.

Add reference to repair and reuse systems to advocacy point on national policy and regulation on waste minimisation.

Electric bike charging

Electric bikes provide an alternative to vehicle trips. Providing infrastructure to support electric bikes, as well as electric vehicles, supports them being easy to use and take up.

An objective and a key initiative on electric vehicles were proposed in the draft plan but this could be strengthened.

Add reference to electric bike charging to advocacy point on use of electric vehicle and installation of charging stations.

 

Table 3: Changes to the Our Community section of the draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023

Key point of feedback

Analysis

Proposed change

Population and demographics, future trends and growth and development statistics

Community services provided by the local board respond to the needs of the community. As population increases and changes, and homes and lifestyles change too, what services and how they are provided need to adjust also.

An objective and key initiatives were proposed in the draft plan, but this could be strengthened.

Add additional information to the narrative outlining population and housing changes.

Consultation and engagement

The Significance and Engagement Policy outlines the council’s approach to determining the significance of proposals and decisions, how and when the community can expect to be engaged and the list of strategic assets.

Auckland Council does not need to consult on every matter but must consider the community’s views and preferences for all decisions in accordance with the Local Government Act.

This is reflected in the Thriving Communities Strategy Ngā Hapori Momoho which identifies that thriving communities have citizens who care about and want to participate in democracy.

An objective and key initiatives were proposed in the draft plan, but this could be strengthened.

Add new challenge about the community understanding Auckland Council, its role and relevance and the impact this has on participation. 

Parks as flooding mitigation

Linked to the point above on stronger reference to flood resilience.

An objective and two key initiatives were proposed in the draft plan, but this could be strengthened.

Add reference to open space being used for streams to flood safely to initiative on climate resilience of assets.

Revenue raising and/or reducing costs

A question was asked in the consultation process relating to the communities’ interest in investigating different options for raising revenue and/or reducing costs.

An initiative was proposed but this could be strengthened.

Add examples of revenue raising options to initiative, to better illustrate possible options.

Table 4: Changes to the Our Places section of the draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023

Key point of feedback

Analysis

Proposed change

City Rail Link (CRL) opening

The CRL will connect the downtown Waitematā Station (Britomart) with a re-developed Maungawhau on the Western Line. It will make Waitematā Station (Britomart) a two-way through-station and allow the rail network to at least double the capacity.

The works to construct the new line and station at Maungawhau has meant the previous Mt Eden station has been closed since 2020. It is expected to open in 2024.

An initiative was proposed, but this could be strengthened.

Add reference to celebrating the opening of the CRL to the initiative on the CRL and its associated development.

Cycling projects and improvements (physical)

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

An advocacy point was proposed, but this could be strengthened.

Amend advocacy point on walking and cycling to reference projects and improvements. This would include physical construction projects to build infrastructure as well as programmes to support greater use and skills for cycling.

Advocate for achieving the Transport Emission Reduction Pathway (TERP)

The TERP sets out a plan to reduce Auckland’s transport emissions by 64 per cent by 2030. It was endorsed by Auckland Transport and adopted by Auckland Council, and provides formal direction to both organisations to follow in their activities.

Add new advocacy point on aligning with the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway and emission reduction goals.

 

24.     The Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023 (Attachment A) incorporates the proposed changes to the outcome chapters as described in Table 1 to 4.

25.     Other key feedback points which did not materially result in changes to the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan with staff analysis and responses are outlined in Table 5 below.

Table 5: Other feedback points which did not result in proposed changes to the draft Albert-Eden 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.

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.

Support for replacing Point Chevalier library

Reflected in initiative in the Our Community strategic area.

General support for the draft plan/approach

No change needed.

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.

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

26.     The Albert-Eden 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.

27.     Objectives in the following strategic areas of the plan relate to climate action.

·        Our People: Communities of greatest need are a focus of support.

·        Our Environment: People live low carbon lives and know how to take climate action; Water is managed to reduce risks to people and property; The natural environment is cared for and valued.

·        Our Community: Our parks and open space meet the needs of our changing and growing population; Resilient communities who have strong local connections, support each other and can tackle challenges together.

·        Our Places: There are a range of options for moving around that are safe, reliable, and easy to use; Light rail provides transformational transport, social and housing outcomes for our community.

28.     The plan includes specific initiatives responding to the climate challenges:

·        knowledge of climate action and education (5 initiatives)

·        transport choices (3 initiatives) and

·        minimising climate impacts on the environment and people (6 initiatives).

29.     Advocacy points relating to climate action are also included in the plan.

30.     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. 

31.     The climate impact of any initiatives the Albert-Eden 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

32.     The adoption of the Albert-Eden 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.

33.     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

34.     The local board’s views have informed the development of the final Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023. Workshops were held on 7 September, 21 September and 12 October to discuss and consider feedback and agree any changes.

35.     In developing the plan, the Albert-Eden Local Board considered:

·        advice from mana whenua and mataawaka

·        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

36.     In developing the plan, the Albert-Eden Local Board considered views and advice expressed by mana whenua and mataawaka, considered existing feedback from Māori with an interest in the local board area and reviewed submissions received.

37.     Objectives in the following strategic areas of the plan promote outcomes or issues of importance to Māori:

·        Our People: Foster te ao Māori.

·        Our Environment: The natural environment is cared for and valued; Water quality in Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek, Waitītiko / Meola Creek and the Waitematā Harbour improves.

·        Our Places: The history, identity and character of our neighbourhoods are celebrated; New neighbourhoods are well planned, built and serviced, with a focus on Carrington, Epsom and Owairaka.

38.     The plan includes specific initiatives responding to Māori outcomes:

·        Kia ora te hononga - Effective Māori participation (3 initiatives)

·        Kia ora te taiao - Kaitiakitanga/ Guardianship (2 initiatives)

·        Kia ora te ahurea – Māori identity and culture (3 initiatives)

·        Kia ora te reo – Te reo Māori (1 initiative).

39.     Advocacy points relating to Māori outcomes are also included in the plan.

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Financial implications

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

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Risks and mitigations

41.     There are no risks identified in adopting the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023.

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Next steps

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

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Page

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Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023 (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

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Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/15229

 

  

 

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 Albert-Eden 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.

 

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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 12 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 fee 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 05 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:

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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.

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Page

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Attachment A

35

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Attachment B

39

     

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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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Proposed Point Chevalier interim library lease and establishment

File No.: CP2023/15494

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Albert-Eden Local Board to enter into a commercial lease in the Point Chevalier town centre area for establishment of an interim library service in Point Chevalier.

2.       To seek funding approval for the set up costs and ongoing operational costs of the interim library.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       Point Chevalier Library (located at the junction of Point Chevalier Road and Great North Road) was closed in October 2022 due to ongoing water ingress issues.

4.       A pop-up library service opened in February 2023 at the Point Chevalier Community Centre (18 Huia Road, Point Chevalier). The pop-up library is limited in size and amenity and provides a basic service. Staff continued to explore other local options, seeking a space that would sustain an acceptable level of library service.

5.       Staff have now identified a suitable building in the Pt Chevalier town centre area, which could be leased to provide a good quality interim library service for several years. This would allow time to explore, decide and deliver a permanent service solution.

6.       Establishing the interim library will incur a one-off set up cost of $55,000 and additional ongoing operating expenses of $40,000 per year. Staff recommend that this cost be met through a reprioritisation of investment within local community centre services in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

7.       The earliest the interim library could be operational would be within eight weeks of local board approval. Due to Christmas and New Year’s holiday period, the interim library could be open in early 2024.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve entering into a commercial lease for tenancy in the Point Chevalier town centre area for the purpose of providing an interim library service.

b)      Whakaae / approve a reduction in the library operating hours in Point Chevalier, from 52 hours per week to 49.5 hours per week, to enable an optimisation of working hours to the interim library and reduce operating costs related to staffing by an estimated $70,000 per annum.

c)      whakaae / approve the repriorisation of $50,000 per annum from community centre services to fund the ongoing operational cost of the interim Point Chevalier library, alongside a change in focus in activation and programming in these community centres to enable effective delivery by a single staff member.

d)      whakaae / approve the allocation of Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) (safe to serve programme funding) Operating Expenditure (OPEX) funding for non-capitalisable items and the reallocation of CAPEX renewals funding from existing local board funds to meet the one-off costs associated with the set-up of the interim Point Chevalier Library.

 

Horopaki

Context

8.       Point Chevalier Library has been closed since October 2022 due to ongoing water ingress issues. Staff are looking at options for the long-term library provision of library and community services and these will be presented to a future local board business meeting for consideration, subject to further assessment.

9.       In considering those long-term options, staff have reviewed provision guidelines and previous community needs assessment findings and also looked at growth and development projections for the Point Chevalier area.  Insights from this work confirm there is a need to continue to provide for library and community services within Point Chevalier into the future.

10.     A pop-up library located at Point Chevalier Community Centre opened in February 2023 and is providing a limited range of services. The level of service is constrained by the very small size of the facility and its configuration, being a former residential property. The pop-up library does not provide the approved level of service and is not a suitable long-term working environment for staff.

11.     Table one summarises the service being provided from the pop-up relative to the original library and the proposed interim library. It shows the effort being made to enhance outreach services to support those customers not able to easily access the pop-up offer.

12.     The pop-up library is a challenging workplace for staff. Some improvements have been made but the existing layout and age of the building make it uneconomic to reconfigure to provide staff workstations. Providing adequate heating and ventilation has also been difficult and it is likely that the pop-up will not be able to operate as a staffed venue beyond March 2024 due to a combination of these factors.

Table 1 – relative service levels (more ticks means better service)

Service

Original Point Chev Library

Pop-Up library

(Community Centre)

Proposed interim library

Library Collection

✓✓✓

✓✓

Meeting Room

X

Public Computers

X

Printing / Scanning services

X

Work/study space / Wifi access

X

Outreach services – Schools / Pre-school

✓✓

Homebound service

✓✓

Staff Work area

X

 

 

13.     Staff have continued to seek alternative locations for an interim library service close to Point Chevalier town centre. Whilst options have been very limited, a viable building is now available to lease on a commercial basis.

14.     It is expected that the building could be available within three to four weeks of entering into agreement to lease. It is a near-new building and therefore meets many of the required standards for a public facility. It will require some re-fitting to be functional as a library, meaning there could be an eight-week intervening period between decision and occupation.  This work will be undertaken by council’s Parks and Community Facilities department and key staff are already engaged in this strand of work.

15.     Table two references the main cost considerations and identifies the additional net cost of establishing the interim Library. The one-off set up cost of $55,000 means year one costs will be higher than subsequent years.

16.     Costs are offset to some degree by a staff saving (a smaller library can be operated with a smaller team) and additional revenue from Point Chevalier Community Centre (due to the Annexe Room at the community centre being available as a venue for hire once the pop-up library vacates the space).

Table 2 – summary of additional costs

Item

Year 1

Year 2

Lease

$103,000

$103,000*

Set-up costs (one off)

$55,000

N/A

Outgoings

$12,000

$12,000*

Operational savings (due to running a smaller library for fewer hours each week)

-$70,000

-$70,000

Venue hire revenue

-$5,000

-$5,000

Net additional cost

$95,000

$40,000*

* The fixed 3% annual rental review is assumed to be offset by inflationary increases to council’s operational budgets.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

17.     Workshops with local board members on 3 August and 21 September 2023 considered the extra costs of the interim library and how it could be funded from savings in other areas of service. Focus has been placed on finding sufficient operational funding through re-prioritisation to cover, at a minimum, the $40,000 required each year the leased building is in use.

18.     Implicit in this approach is the recommendation that the operating hours of the interim library are reduced slightly, to simplify staff scheduling and optimise working hours to the alternate library space.  The proposed change in closing time from 6pm to 5.30pm between Monday and Friday will reduce overall service availability from 52 to 49.5 hours per week and contribute to annual savings estimated at $70,000.

19.     Attachment one includes options and details of how savings could be found from existing investment in community centre and library services within the Albert-Eden Local Board area. The summary of these options is considered in tables three and four.

Table 3 – potential for library savings within the Albert-Eden Local Board area – options analysis

 

Option

Pros

Cons

Mount Albert Library– standardise to a maximum 8-hour day

 

$26,000 per year saving

 

(not recommended)

Service available at times of higher demand

Continues to meet city-wide minimum level of service

Removes 6 hours of service per week

Displaces 164 visits per week

Loss of late-night opening on Thursday

Daytime opening only may be inaccessible for some

Epsom Library– standardise to a maximum 8-hour day

 

$13,000 per year saving

 

(not recommended)

Service available at times of higher demand

Continues to meet city-wide minimum level of service

Earlier weekday opening

Removes 2 hours of service per week

Displaces 80 visits per week

Daytime opening only may be inaccessible for some

Mount Albert Library – withdraw service on Sunday

 

$17,000 per year saving

 

(not recommended)

Service available at times of higher demand

Continues to meet city-wide minimum level of service

Removes 4 hours of service per week

Displaces 298 visits per week

Daytime opening only may be inaccessible for some

Epsom Library – withdraw service on Sunday

 

$26,000 per year saving

 

(not recommended)

Service available at times of higher demand

Continues to meet city-wide minimum level of service

Removes 4 hours of service per week

Displaces 175 visits per week

Daytime opening only may be inaccessible for some

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.     Staff do not recommend a change to library services in the Albert-Eden Local Board area. The services are well used, and satisfaction of users is high. Even though the analysis has identified times of lower demand where reductions are feasible, staff cannot be certain that all the users who would be displaced at those times could or would meet their service need at another time or through another channel (e.g. online).

21.     Staff recommend a change to the way community centre services are delivered in Albert-Eden Local Board area. This change would see a programme coordinator (an existing role within the wider operational team) based in the local board area for the first time and working across Sandringham and Point Chevalier Community Centres. At present the service is delivered from a team that serves both Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa.

22.     Analysis has confirmed that Sandringham and Point Chevalier are areas of need and opportunity. Therefore, providing a single, skilled practitioner to liaise with customers and community in these locations and working to activate and programme the spaces has benefits.

23.     A realignment and reset of existing operational resources to enable this approach will release investment of $50,000 per annum which can be refocused to the interim library.

Table 4 – potential for community centre savings – options analysis

Option

Pros

Cons

Point Chevalier and Sandringham Community Centre – reduce to venue for hire (with no staff member to engage with)

 

$140,000 per year saving

 

(not recommended)

•     The facilities remain available to hire seven days per week for customers simply in need of a space

 

Hire fees are affordable

 

This option mitigates the risk of having staff working alone at quiet times

•     No staff presence at any times will impact the sense of community

 

Customers will not be able to access expert help to develop their ideas for activation

 

There will be no locally developed programming

Point Chevalier and Sandringham Community Centres – realign and reset with one specialist activator across both sites

 

$50,000 per year saving

 

(recommended)

•     The facilities remain available seven days per week for customers simply in need of a space

 

Hire fees are affordable

 

A skilled activator will be based in Albert-Eden for the first time, working in areas where there is identified need and priority

 

The activator will be available to liaise with customers and help bring the two facilities to life

•     There won’t be a staff presence at the facilities at all times, which could impact the sense of community

 

There will be limited staff capacity, so if demand increases it may not be possible to meet it

 

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

24.     It is anticipated that the addition of another building to the current portfolio available to support the delivery of local library services will result in an increase of greenhouse gas emissions.

25.     However, it is noted that this is an interim measure. Long term options and recommendations will likely favour an optimisation of the assets used to support local library and community centre services, leading to an overall reduction in emissions.

26.     Striving to maintain a library service based in the Point Chevalier town centre enables localism; the ability for local people to accomplish all they need to do within a walkable distance of home, therefore minimizing car and / or public transport journeys.

27.     Any improvements to the leased building as part of setting up the library service will be undertaken in a way that maximises re-use and recycling of existing material and minimises energy consumption through the life of the service use.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

28.     Council staff from across the Customer and Community Services Directorate have been consulted in the development of this information and advice.

29.     They are supportive of the proposed interim library, accepting that this was not a planned approach but a response to the premature failure of the original Point Chevalier Library building.

30.     Advice on options for long-term library and community centre service provision is under development and will be presented to the local board at a future business meeting.

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

Local impacts and local board views

31.     The proposed lease and establishment of an interim library will benefit the community by delivering the level of service agreed in the Local Board Agreement. It will also offer a facility that is more appealing and encourages people to enjoy the library as a place as well as to access the book collection. Consequently, visitation is expected to increase.

32.     The decision to close the original Point Chevalier Library was made in October 2022 and was a wholly operational decision made by senior staff and based on health and safety grounds. It is recognised that the unplanned nature of this closure and the subsequent challenge of sustaining a good, local library service has been problematic for both community members and elected members.

33.     The current pop-up library is meeting only about one third of the demand of the original library. The frustration with this situation is evident in conversation with staff and elected members and in discourse via social media.

34.     Staff have continued to explore possibilities to sustain an improved local library service. They have workshopped the options contained within this report with local board members at sessions in August and September. 

35.     Board members have informally indicated in-principle support for an interim library. They have also recognised the complex interdependencies that are in play and the level of risk that exists around the interim library option.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

36.     Auckland Council is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its statutory obligations and relationship commitments to Māori. The council recognises these responsibilities are distinct from the Crown’s Treaty obligations and fall within a local government Tāmaki Makaurau context.

37.     These commitments are articulated in the council’s key strategic planning documents the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan 2021-2031, the Unitary Plan, individual local board plans and in Whiria Te Muka Tangata, Auckland Council’s Māori Responsiveness Framework.

38.     Māori participation in the local library service averages 3 per cent (based on book-lending data).

39.     Libraries aim to increase Māori wellbeing. The activities and services provided by libraries create benefits for many local communities, including Māori. The lease and establishment of an interim library will benefit Māori and the wider community through a continuation of the services established in the past at the now closed library.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

40.     Staff have consulted with the Financial Strategy and Planning Department of the council regarding the information and advice contained in this report and have gained the agreement of those staff as to its accuracy.

41.     Staff recommend that through the reorganisation of council operated community centre services and a reduction in library operating hours in Albert-Eden, an amount of $50,000 per annum can be moved to support the lease and outgoing costs ($115,000 per year) of the interim library.

42.     The one-off cost ($55,000) of setting up this library will be met through a combination of CAPEX (regional safe to serve programme funding), renewals (a re-prioritisation of existing local board funds) and OPEX (for non-capitalisable items) in a way that meets accountancy good practice and council’s capitalisation policy.

43.     Finance staff have been included in the development of this report.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

44.     Risks and mitigations are set out in table five.

Table 5 – risks and mitigations

Risk

Description

Mitigation

Do nothing - unsuitability of current pop-up service

The pop-up library does not provide the approved level of service and is not a suitable long-term working environment for staff.

 

The service will not be able to continue in its current form beyond the summer months.

The recommended interim library will mitigate this risk.

 

Alternatively, the pop-up may close, with customers referred to nearby libraries. Supplemented by mobile library service visits to the town centre.

Impact of financial reprioritisation

Funding the interim library means reallocating funds from other service areas. 

 

Library and community centre services have been considered. There is a risk the quality of these services will be impacted by reducing the level of investment available.

Staff have considered how to minimise the impact of financial reprioritisation.

 

A realignment and re-setting of the community centre service is recommended. 

 

Staff advise this can fund the operational costs of the interim library without detrimental effect on the experience of community centre users.

Multi-year Lease commitment

The minimum lease term available for the interim library building is mulitple years.

 

This term is probably longer than will be needed and means the local board will be liable for ongoing lease costs, irrespective of whether the building is providing the library service.

Staff have negotiated the right to sub-lease this space if needed, to provide flexibility to recover costs from a tenant for any unneeded part of the seven-year term.

 

Note, there remains a commercial risk, based on the future strength of the commercial property market and the value of this specific location.

Adverse public opinion

The interim library will be small relative to the original Point Chevalier Library and customers and community may be unsatisfied with this.

Staff will develop coordinated communications to convey the interim service and long-term service options being considered – aligned to the October business meeting.

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

45.     If the local board approves entering into a lease and set up costs for an interim library, the local board will need to consider the terms and conditions of the lease in a confidential report.

46.     If the local board approves those terms and conditions, next steps will be to work with Eke Panuku to formalise the commercial lease and to organise the library fit out and service operation as soon as possible.

47.     Staff will instigate a Communications Plan that will inform local residents and the wider community of the change in service at Point Chevalier.

48.     The interim library is expected to be able to open in early 2024, and changes to the delivery of the Sandringham and Point Chevalier community centres would be able to be in place by at about the same time.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A

51

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Kevin Marriott - Head of Community Delivery

Authorisers

Mirla Edmundson - General Manager Connected Communities

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/15200

 

  

 

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 Albert-Eden 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 completed projects, new projects or changes to engagement levels to report.

27.     Eke Panuku will update the local board on the progress of all projects next quarter.

28.     132 Greenlane East, Epsom has had the Resource Consent issued and is awaiting a programme from the developer.

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

Watercare

30.     There are no completed projects, new projects or changes to engagement levels to report.

31.     Works on the Central Interceptor predominantly make up over three quarters of the work programme items within the local board area. All projects remain in progress with the following status:

32.     Central Interceptor: Waititiko Enhancement Plan was on hold due to Autumn and Winter months and Spring activities have now commenced.

33.     The Wesley stage 2 Watermain & bulk supply point upgrade project is still in the design stage and a start date for the early works package around O’Donnell Avenue, Parkinson Avenue, Farrelly Avenue and Denize Road has not yet been confirmed.

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

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

36.     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

37.     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.

38.     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

39.     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

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

41.     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

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

43.     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

44.     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.

45.     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

46.     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

85

b

Watercare work programme update

87

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Emma Reed – Senior Local Board Advisor

Maclean Grindell - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authorisers

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/14958

 

  

 

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 Albert-Eden 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 Our Lady Sacred Heart School, Eden Campus and Elim Christian College.  

g)      provide their views on whether they are more supportive of a 30km/h or 40km/h speed limit for Woodward Road. 

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.

 

 

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Attachments

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Attachment A

95

b

Attachment B

99

c

Attachment C

101

d

Attachment D

105

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Attachment E

115

     

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Signatories

Author

Maclean Grindell - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

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Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

File No.: CP2023/14692

 

  

 

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 Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      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, 7 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.

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Attachments

No.

Title

Page

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

121

b

Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) consultation 2023 snapshot

125

c

Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) post-consultation memo

131

     

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Signatories

Author

Maclean Grindell - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit

File No.: CP2023/14933

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek views into rapid transit corridor investigations from Brigham Creek to the city centre alongside the Northwestern Motorway, State Highway 16.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and partners have re-commenced work on Northwest Rapid Transit (NWRT) with a Detailed Business Case (DBC).

3.       The purpose of the Northwest Rapid Transit project is to provide a fast, frequent and efficient rapid transport option to the northwest of Auckland, from Brigham Creek to the City Centre, alongside State Highway 16 (SH16).

·     Note, Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth has developed a long-term Strategic Plan for the Northwest which includes a rapid transit corridor from Kumeū to a new interchange at Brigham Creek on SH16 which would connect to the Northwest Rapid Transit project.

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4.       This mahi is being led by Waka Kotahi in partnership with Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Te Ākitai Waiohua and other iwi partners, and in close collaboration with Auckland Council and Auckland Transport who, along with iwi representatives, have members on the project steering committee.

 

5.       The project area covers from Brigham Creek to the city centre along SH16 and includes providing:

·    Rapid transit on a dedicated corridor – investigations will determine the best mode (bus or rail) and location for the corridor which could be along, or either side of, SH16.

·    Station locations, and facilities – such as seating, passenger information displays, CCTV, lighting and bike racks.

·    Access and connections to local bus services – we’re working with Auckland Transport to look at improvements to the supporting transport network (including feeder bus services and facilities, walking and cycling).

6.       The DBC process will confirm a recommended way forward for the project. The DBC will:

·    confirm recommended mode and route for the NWRT, for an integrated rail, or independent bus solution

·    confirm staging (and any triggers) of recommended options

·    ensure affordable and stageable solutions are at the heart of what we are doing

·    provide clarity on how this corridor interfaces with the wider rapid transit network and urban aspirations for the region

·    provide a compelling investment case for the recommended option. 

7.       It’s important that we undertake a robust analysis of all the potential bus and rail rapid transit options in order to deliver the best outcome for the Northwest.

8.       We have made progress on establishing and assessing a long list of potential rapid transit modes and alignments along the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16).

9.       We are currently carrying out more detailed investigations as we work to confirm an emerging short list of options. 

10.     We look forward to discussing the potential rapid transit options with you at local board workshops in the coming months, prior to the second phase of engagement early next year which will involve public consultation on the shortlisted options.

11.     The second phase of public engagement was initially planned to be in November-December this year. However, more time is needed to further our detailed investigations. Therefore, the second phase of engagement has been moved to early 2024, which will put us in a better position to have more informed discussions with stakeholders and communities.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide feedback on their position for the need for rapid transit in the Northwest.

b)      provide feedback on what Waka Kotahi and partners should consider as part of our investigations, including views on:

i)        access and connections on locals roads – i.e. feeder bus services and facilities, walking and cycling connections

ii)       issues on local roads that you feel need to be addressed for rapid transit on SH16 to work well

iii)      facilities or design features you would like to see at rapid transit stations (the ones along the motorway).

 

 

 

Horopaki

Context

12.     This project will be an important part of Auckland’s public transport infrastructure to facilitate growth in the Northwest, provide attractive and equitable transport choice, and encourage mode shift. This project will help to reduce reliance on private vehicles, thus helping to build more resilience in the network while contributing to a healthier transport system that protects the climate.

13.     The investment objectives of the project are:

·    providing an attractive, equitable rapid transit service that improves access to social, cultural and economic opportunities and is well integrated with the current and future transport system

·    a transport intervention that reduces Auckland’s carbon footprint

·    supporting a compact urban form and enabling quality integrated communities.

14.     Te Kawerau ā Maki have gifted the name ‘Te Ara Hauāuru’ to the project. This name references the wind that blows from the west, a powerful force and story for the iwi. The west wind carries the voice and vision of the community of the west, and the path of connection between these communities and Tāmaki Makaurau.   

15.     Waka Kotahi is incredibly grateful to Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Te Ākitai Waiohua and other iwi partners for sharing their knowledge (mātauranga) of the land, waters and its peoples. We acknowledge their role as kaitiaki (guardians) with responsibility for the protection of te taiao (environment) and taonga tuku iho (heritage).

Why improvements are needed

16.     The Northwest is growing with more houses, more jobs, and more people needing to travel. It’s anticipated that by 2051, the Northwest will have more than:

·     100,000 extra people living in the Northwest

·     40,000 new households

·     increased congestion

·     increased pressure on our public transport network.

17.     People living in the Northwest currently have limited public transport options and many rely heavily on their car:

·     over 60 per cent of people living in the Northwest commute out of the area

·     more travel to work by car than in any other region in Auckland.

Improving transport equity and wellbeing

18.     Improving transport equity in the Northwest is a key focus for this project.

19.     The Northwest is an area that’s long lacked viable public transport options. This has resulted in people relying on their cars – causing increasing congestion and carbon emissions. For many people, the lack of public transport choice has stopped them from accessing key essential services and participating in everyday activities.

20.     Providing a faster and more reliable public transport choices will transform the daily lives of many people in the Northwest for generations to come and help provide for a more vibrant and better-connected community.

More sustainable transport choice

21.     More transport choice and reducing reliance on private vehicles can help build more resilience in our networks, contribute towards a healthier, safer transport system and reliably get everyone where they need to go in a way that also helps to protect the climate.

22.     The contributions we make today towards a more sustainable future will add up to help form a healthier and safer future for us all.

23.     Better transport options will also help the Government and Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitment to reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

24.     This project will align with the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP), which describes how we are going to meet emissions budgets and make progress towards meeting the 2050 target. This includes reduced carbon emissions, reduced embodied carbon emissions and ways to build resilience in the transport network.

Scope

Mode and route 

25.     Confirmation of the final mode (bus or rail) is required for the Detailed Business Case, and this must consider any potential future development and potential mode switch as continued growth occurs along the corridor. Transport demand for various scenarios of the wider rapid transit network will also be assessed, including a NWRT-only scenario.

26.     It’s important that we undertake a robust analysis of all the potential bus and rail rapid transit options in order to deliver the best outcome for the Northwest.

27.     A previous investigation, as part of the Indicative Business Case, looked at the Westgate to Newton Road section of the Northwestern Motorway and recommended bus as the preferred mode.

28.     However, those investigations didn’t include the city centre components of the journey, from Newton Road to downtown, where the most critical constraints are. Previous work was also undertaken five years ago, so it is important to reflect any changes that have occurred since then such as further development of other rapid transit projects in Auckland as well as more recent city centre planning by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport.

29.     This means we need to undertake some further technical work to confirm the best mode for the corridor, as part of developing a Detailed Business Case for the project.

30.     The recommended mode will be determined based on a number of factors, including consideration of:

·    demand

·    capacity

·    journey times

·    how long the solution will continue to operate effectively, and potential for it to be upgraded

·    engineering factors

·    cost and value for money

·    land acquisition

·    integration and staging the delivery of the wider rapid transit network

·    as well as other detailed analysis (e.g. environmental impacts).

31.     The overall route alignment and station placements along the NWRT corridor will be assessed with consideration to respective urban hubs and business developments, as well as key local feeder bus routes that will need to be established to support the project outcomes. 

32.     We will share the outcomes of our investigations into mode and route as the Detailed Business Case progresses.

Integration with the local network

33.     The success of a rapid transit solution along SH16 will be dependent on reliable walking, cycling and bus journeys on local roads connecting to stations along the motorway.

34.     The scope of this project includes access and connections to local bus services – we’re working with Auckland Transport to look at improvements to the supporting transport network (including feeder bus services and facilities, walking and cycling).

Integration with the wider rapid transit network

35.     This project will provide connections to the growing rapid transit network and make Tāmaki Makaurau a better place to live, while at the same time moving us towards a healthier transport network.

36.     As part of this project, we’re taking a whole of network approach and working closely with the Wāitemata Harbour Connections, Auckland Light Rail and Te Tupu Ngātahi – Supporting Growth.

37.     Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth has developed a long-term Strategic Plan for the Northwest which includes a rapid transit corridor from Kumeū to a new interchange at Brigham Creek on SH16 which would connect to the Northwest Rapid Transit project.

38.     Further planning work on NWRT will integrate wider strategic planning including the Auckland Plan 2050 and the Auckland Rapid Transit Plan.

Community engagement

39.     The first phase of community engagement ran from 24 August to 24 September 2023 and nearly 4000 people completed our engagement survey.

40.     We are currently analysing what we’ve heard from communities. When a report is ready, we will send you a high-level summary of the community feedback with some local board specific findings.  We are aiming to share this with you in November 2023.

41.     The aim of the first phase was to let people know about the project and ask some high-level questions about their experiences and what they think we should consider as part of our investigations.

42.     The second phase of community engagement is scheduled for early 2024 (March TBC) and will involve consultation on the emerging shortlist.

43.     The first phase of engagement involved workshops with 11 local boards (presentation available Attachment B). We are very grateful for your time and inputs, some of the key things we heard in workshops with you included:

·     support of the need for rapid transit to the Northwest and better public transport options to support urban growth

·     the importance of improvements to local roads feeding into rapid transit stations on the motorway, and making it easy for people to transfer between services

·     integration with the rapid transit network

·     support for active modes and the ability to take bikes/scooters on public transport

·     the importance of consulting widely and selling the vision for the project and its benefits

·     the need for better public transport options further north to Kumeu and Huapai

·     the need for better public transport connections to the North Shore along SH18

·     the need to find ways to speed up delivery timeframes and consideration of staging options

·     the ability to retrofit a bus solution to light-rail in the future

·     park and ride facilities at Brigham Creek.

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

44.     We have made progress on establishing and assessing a long list of potential rapid transit modes and alignments along the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16).

45.     We are currently carrying out more detailed investigations as we work to confirm an emerging short list of options. 

46.     Any feedback you provide now will feed into the investigation work currently underway. Your formal submission will be considered alongside the stakeholder and community views heard through the first phase of engagement which saw nearly 4000 people complete our survey.

47.     We intend to publish a public feedback report (which will include local board feedback) before the end of the year.

48.     We look forward to discussing the potential rapid transit options with you at local board workshops in the coming months, prior to the second phase of engagement early next year which will involve public consultation on the shortlisted options.

49.     The second phase of public engagement was initially planned to be in November-December this year. However, more time is needed to further our detailed investigations. Therefore, the second phase of engagement has been moved to early 2024, which will put us in a better position to have more informed discussions with stakeholders and communities.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Memo to local boards 26 July 2023

139

b

Local board workshop presentation

143

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Maclean Grindell - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

File No.: CP2023/14934

 

  

 

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.

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 Albert-Eden 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

161

     

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

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board feedback on the Potential amendments to the National Policy Statement – Highly Productive Land

File No.: CP2023/15833

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the Albert-Eden Local Board feedback regarding 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.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are seeking feedback on managing the use and development of highly productive land (HPL).

3.       Since the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land was introduced in 2022, two issues have been raised about its restrictions on the use and development of highly productive land for activities that don’t rely on soil.

4.       The two issues being consulted on are a lack of a clear consent pathway for:

·    Construction of new specified infrastructure on HPL in clause 3.9(2)(j)(i). Specified infrastructure can include developments such as solar farms and infrastructure needed at pace, for example to support the recovery after Cyclone Gabrielle.

·    Development and relocation of intensive indoor primary production and greenhouses on HPL.

5.       Local board feedback is required by 26 October 2023 to be appended to the Auckland Council submission which will be signed off by the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee on the 25 October 2023.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      whakarite / provide feedback to be appended into Auckland Council’s submission on the Potential changes to the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Potential changes to the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land

171

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Canela Ferrara - Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - General Manager, Local Board Services

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

File No.: CP2023/16004

 

  

 

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 Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillor Julie Fairey’s September 2023 Ward Councillor Report.

b)      receive Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillor Christine Fletcher’s update.

 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillor Julie Fairey - September 2023 Ward Councillor Report

193

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Chairperson's Report

File No.: CP2023/16017

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To facilitate an opportunity for the local board chairperson to provide a written and/or verbal update on projects, meetings and other initiatives relevant to the local board’s interests.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance with Standing Order 2.4.7, the chairperson will update board members by way of a report.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson M Watson’s September 2023 report.

 

 

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Chairperson M Watson - September 2023 Report

203

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Board Members' Reports

File No.: CP2023/16033

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To facilitate an opportunity for local board members to provide a written update on projects and events attended since the previous month’s local board meeting and to discuss other matters of interest to the board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This is an information item and it is optional for board members to provide a written board member report for inclusion in the agenda.

3.       Local board members are recommended to use a Notice of Motion, rather than a Board Member Report, should a member wish to propose a recommendation or request action to be undertaken by staff.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Board Member Reports for October 2023.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar

File No.: CP2023/16043

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Albert-Eden Local Board with its updated Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward work programme calendar (the calendar).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The calendar for the Albert-Eden Local Board is appended to the report as Attachment A.  The calendar is updated monthly and reported to the local board’s 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 Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward work programme calendar for October 2023.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar - October 2023

211

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 



Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

File No.: CP2023/16048

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the local board to receive the records of its recent workshops held following the previous month’s local board business meeting.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       In accordance with Standing Order 12.1.4, the local board shall receive a record of the general proceedings of each of its workshops held since the previous month’s local board business meeting.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on 21 and 28 September 2023 and 12 October 2023.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 21 September 2023

215

b

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 28 September 2023

219

c

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Record - 12 October 2023

221

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Michael Mendoza - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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26 October 2023

 

 

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26 October 2023

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Exclusion of the Public: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

That the Albert-Eden Local Board

a)      whakaae / agree to exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       CONFIDENTIAL Proposed Point Chevalier interim library lease and establishment

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(b)(ii) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied or who is the subject of the information.

In particular, the report contains commercially sensitive financial information.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.