Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held in the Albert-Eden Local Board Office, 114 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, and online via Microsoft Teams, on Thursday, 26 October 2023 at 10.00am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kendyl Smith

 

Members

José Fowler

Exited the meeting at 1.49pm following item 26.

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Liv Roe

 

 

Jack Tan

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Rex Smith

 

 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson M Watson commenced the meeting with a karakia and welcomed all in attendance

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number AE/2023/149

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member R Smith for absence due to illness.

CARRIED

 

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AE/2023/150

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting held on Thursday, 28 September 2023, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

                

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

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

 

Sean Selby – Health Promoter, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, was 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.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/151

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

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.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20231026 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 8.1: Deputation - Sean Selby – Health Promoter, Auckland Regional Public Health Service - Presentation

 

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Peter Haynes, Diana McPherson - Māpura Studios

 

Peter Haynes – Chair, Māpura Studios, and Diana McPherson – Director, Māpura Studios, were 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.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/152

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Smith, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20231026 Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 8.2: Deputation - Peter Haynes, Diana McPherson - Māpura Studios - Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

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

 

Jennifer Ward and Trevor Crosby - Steering Group, Sanctuary Mahi Whenua organic community garden, were in attendance to deliver a presentation regarding development at the Carrington Precinct site.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/153

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Smith, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Jennifer Ward and Trevor Crosby – Steering Group, Sanctuary Mahi Whenua organic community garden, for their attendance and Public Forum presentation regarding development at the Carrington Precinct site.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Julie Park, resident

 

Julie Park – resident, was in attendance to speak about lower speed limits on local roads, as well as the local board’s feedback on the Katoa Ka Ora programme.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/154

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Julie Park – resident, for her attendance and Public Forum presentation regarding lower speed limits on local roads and the local board’s feedback on the Katoa Ka Ora programme.

CARRIED

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Mark Graham, resident

 

Mark Graham – resident, was in attendance to speak regarding speed reductions in the Bird Streets in Point Chevalier, which he has been advocating for and will share his specific personal experience of traffic speeds on Kiwi Road in particular, but also other streets in the neighbourhood.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/155

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)     thank Mark Graham – resident, for his attendance and Public Forum presentation regarding speed reductions in the Bird Streets in Point Chevalier and his specific personal experience of traffic speeds on Kiwi Road and other streets in the neighbourhood.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

Note:   Item 16: Katoa, Ka Ora - draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027, was brought forward and taken prior to Item 11: Albert-Eden Local Grants and Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations.

 

 

16

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

 

Lorna Stewart - Elected Member Relationship Manager, and Adam Moller - Principal Transportation Engineer, were in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson: 

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

c)      note Auckland Transport’s legal obligations under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 (Rule) and that the Rule requires best efforts to complete safe and appropriate speed limit setting near schools by 2027.

d)      note that the evaluation of phase one of the Auckland safe speeds programme showed two years later, deaths had decreased by 30 per cent on roads where speed limits were changed and increased by 9 per cent on roads where speed limits were not changed.

e)      support the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for this local board area (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)      support a 30km/h speed limit for Woodward Road.

h)      note that if road safety is only delivered through upgrading infrastructure, the estimated costs are $14-26 billion for urban arterial upgrades.

i)       note that the Transport and Infrastructure Committee supported consistent, easy-to-understand changes that communities can understand.

j)       note that Auckland Trasport received survey responses from almost 180 schools and 78 per cent supported permanent 30km/h speed limits on local roads near their school.

k)      note the additional benefits delivered by safer speeds such as physical and mental health and mode shift which reduces congestion and carbon emissions.

l)       note that the economic analysis of speed limit scenarios near schools showed the expected travel time delay from all scenarios was 12-14 seconds for an average urban vehicle trip of around 20 minutes.

m)     note the Benefit - Cost Ratio (BCR) is 3.6-9.0 for permanent speed reductions but only 0.2 for variable speed reductions outside schools.

n)      highlight the need to align speed restrictions on Mountain Road, Epsom outside St Peters College and Auckland Grammar School, noting they are in different local board areas.

o)      express disappointment that Auckland Transport did not consult on reducing speeds on Mountain View Road noting speeding required Auckland Transport to install speed bumps.

p)      support permanent 30km/hr outside schools on both local and arterial roads noting this is consistent with the resolutions of the Waitematā Local Board.

q)      suggest Auckland Transport prioritises physical interventions to complement the safer speed limit where required to bring down speeds.

r)       note that Ministry of Housing and Urban Development are noting advisory speed signs of 15mk/hr on their latest Resource Consent Plans for the Spine Road and Park Road (aka Farm Road) and ask Auckland Transport to engage specifically with them on speed limits before progressing changes on the Carrington Precinct road network.

s)      support enforcement action by the New Zealand Police on any new speed limit changes.

t)       support extending the 30km/h zone on Gillies Avenue and King George Avenue (from The Drive to 100m west of Gillies Avenue) and Gillies Avenue (from King George Avenue to 40m south of Kimberley Avenue) to close the gap between the 2 existing school speed limits for Epsom Normal School and Kohia Terrace School which would include the Epsom North Kindergarten and the Epsom Community Centre Creche.

u)      support Carrington Road speeds being reviewed and potentially lowered in the future based on a detailed assessment after the Carrington Road infrastructure works have been completed.

 

 

An amendment was moved by Deputy Chairperson K Smith, and Seconded by Member J Fowler.

a)      request that Auckland Transport pauses the Katoa Ka Ora proposals, until the incoming government has been formed and policy around speed limits has been confirmed.

b)      request Auckland Transport conduct a further workshop with the local board.

c)      note the community feedback, where the majority of our community do not support the Katoa Ka Ora proposals.

d)      note that Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have significant financial deficits to contend.

e)      note that given the lack of community support and uncertainty surrounding the government, it is inappropriate for Auckland Transport to continue to spend rate payers’ money on this initiative.

f)       note that the plethora of different speed limits across Auckland are inconsistent and confusing, which is likely to lead to less people adhering to the differing speed limits.

g)      support lower speed limits around the streets immediately adjacent to schools during drop off and pick up hours.

h)      support effective enforcement of speed limits to ensure behaviour change.

 

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member J Fowler

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Member J Tan

Against

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Member L Roe

Chairperson M Watson

Absent

Member R Smith

 

The amendment was declared lost by 3 votes to 4.

 

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/156

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

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

c)      note Auckland Transport’s legal obligations under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 (Rule) and that the Rule requires best efforts to complete safe and appropriate speed limit setting near schools by 2027. 

d)      note that the evaluation of phase one of the Auckland safe speeds programme showed two years later, deaths had decreased by 30 per cent on roads where speed limits were changed and increased by 9 per cent on roads where speed limits were not changed.

e)      support the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for this local board area (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)      support a 30km/h speed limit for Woodward Road.

h)      note that if road safety is only delivered through upgrading infrastructure, the estimated costs are $14-26 billion for urban arterial upgrades.

i)       note that the Transport and Infrastructure Committee supported consistent, easy-to-understand changes that communities can understand.

j)       note that Auckland Transport received survey responses from almost 180 schools and 78 per cent supported permanent 30km/h speed limits on local roads near their school.

k)      note the additional benefits delivered by safer speeds such as physical and mental health and mode shift which reduces congestion and carbon emissions.

l)       note that the economic analysis of speed limit scenarios near schools showed the expected travel time delay from all scenarios was 12-14 seconds for an average urban vehicle trip of around 20 minutes.

m)     note the Benefit - Cost Ratio (BCR) is 3.6-9.0 for permanent speed reductions but only 0.2 for variable speed reductions outside schools.

n)      highlight the need to align speed restrictions on Mountain Road, Epsom outside St Peters College and Auckland Grammar School, noting they are in different Local Board areas.

o)      express disappointment that Auckland Transport did not consult on reducing speeds on Mountain View Road noting speeding required Auckland Transport to install speed bumps.

p)      support permanent 30km/hr outside schools on both local and arterial roads noting this is consistent with the resolutions of the Waitematā Local Board.

q)      suggest Auckland Transport prioritises physical interventions to complement the safer speed limit where required to bring down speeds.

r)       note that Ministry of Housing and Urban Development are noting advisory speed signs of 15mk/hr on their latest Resource Consent Plans for the Spine Road and Park Road (aka Farm Road) and ask Auckland Transport to engage specifically with them on speed limits before progressing changes on the Carrington Precinct road network.

s)      support education on safety benefits by agencies and enforcement action by the New Zealand Police on any new speed limit changes to enhance behaviour change.

t)       support extending the 30km/h zone on Gillies Avenue and King George Avenue (from The Drive to 100m west of Gillies Avenue) and Gillies Avenue (from King George Avenue to 40m south of Kimberley Avenue) to close the gap between the 2 existing school speed limits for Epsom Normal School and Kohia Terrace School which would include the Epsom North Kindergarten and the Epsom Community Centre Creche.

u)      support Carrington Road speeds being reviewed and potentially lowered in the future based on a detailed assessment after the Carrington Road infrastructure works have been completed.

 

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member J Maskill

Member C Robertson

Member L Roe

Chairperson M Watson

Against

Member J Fowler

Deputy Chairperson K Smith

Member J Tan

Absent

Member R Smith

 

The motion was declared carried by 4 votes to 3.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   Chairperson M Watson adjourned the meeting at 12.13pm following item 16.

            Chairperson M Watson reconvened the meeting at 12.25pm.

 

 

11

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

 

Moumita Dutta – Senior Community Grants Advisor, was in attendance online via Microsoft Teams to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/157

MOVED by Member L Roe, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the following grant applications received for the Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One 2023/2024:   

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Note

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

$4,600

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

$3,000 towards venue hire cost.

LG2401-147

Action Education Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the facilitator fees, travel, administration, equipment, and resources to deliver 20 workshops in the Albert-Eden area.

$5,000

$2,000,

noting this is to be used for workshops with Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Maungarongo in 2024.

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

$3,000 subject to the applicant providing an appropriate financial statement.

LG2401-105

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

Community

Towards the Client Placement Coordinator's salary.

$3,000

$2,100

LG2401-106

Maungawhau Playcentre

Community

Towards the upgrade of the outdoor play area.

$8,000

$1,500

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

$3,200

LG2401-124

Afghan Family Services Charity New Zealand

Community

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

$7,800

$1,800

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

$1,500

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

$3,000

LG2401-141

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards the purchase and installation of security lighting and cameras.

$4,849.40

$2,400

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

$4,000

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

$1,000

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

$2,000

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

$6,000 noting  priority shall be given to first time Albert-Eden Local Board area-based participants.

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

$8,000

Total

 

 

 

$100,245.82

$47,100

 

b)        decline the following grant applications received for the Albert-Eden Local Grants Round One 2023/2024:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Note

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

Declined noting the application is ineligible (below the minimum application threshold).

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

Declined noting the application is ineligible (below the minimum application threshold) and the event is outside the Albert-Eden Local Board area and suggest the applicant to apply to the Puketāpapa Local Board Grants fund.

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

Declined noting the event is held outside the Albert-Eden Local board area.

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

Declined and invite the school to participate in the Albert-Eden Schools Cultural Festival in 2024.

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

Declined and suggest the applicant work with the Albert-Eden Neighbourhood Arts Broker.

LG2401-101

Maungawhau School

Community

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

$8,000

Declined noting the project is considered a lower priority in the community grants criteria.

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

Declined noting an oversubscribed fund and the benefit is unclear to the local board area.

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

Declined noting regional reach and benefit to the local board area is not clearly articulated.

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

Declined noting the event is outside the Albert-Eden Local Board area and advise the applicant to apply to the Puketāpapa Local Board.

LG2401-130

Dress for Success Incorporated

Community

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

$15,000

Declined noting the applicant is based outside the Albert-Eden Local Board area and the applicant received $8,000 in May 2023 for the same purpose.

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

Declined noting the project is a low priority.

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

Declined noting activity takes place outside the local board area and advice the applicant to apply to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board’s grants fund.

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

Declined noting the applicant to be suggested to apply to the next Multiboard Grants funding round.

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

Declined noting the application is ineligible (below the minimum application threshold).

Total

 

 

 

$76,165.90

 

c)         approve the following grant applications received for the Multiboard Round One 2023/2024:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Eligibility

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

$1,000

MB2324-143

Big Brothers Big Sisters Auckland

Community

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

$3,000

$1,500

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

$2,000 subject to the Grants Advisor confirming that the event will be held in Potters Park, Balmoral (Albert-Eden).

Total

 

 

 

$17,160

$4,500

 

d)        decline the following grant applications received for the Multiboard Round One 2023/2024:

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

Declined noting insufficiently developed application, benefit to the local board area is not clearly articulated and ineligibility (above the maximum application threshold).

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

Declined noting the application is ineligible due to the applicant not meeting the multiboard criteria of applying to three or more local boards.

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

Declined noting benefit to the local board area has not been clearly articulated.

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

Declined noting the application is ineligible (below the minimum application threshold).

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

Declined noting insufficiently developed application; benefit to the local board area is not clearly articulated; and ineligibility (above the maximum application threshold).

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

Declined noting ineligibility due to the applicant already approved for a 2023/2024 Albert-Eden Local Grants Fund (LG2401-141).

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

Declined noting activity takes place outside the local board area and  noting low priority application in an oversubscribed grant round.

Total

 

 

 

$284,710

 

e)         thank Moumita Dutta – Senior Community Grants Advisor, Canela Ferrara – Local Board Advisor, and Detlev Jackson – Community Broker, for their advice.

CARRIED

 

 

 

12

Adoption of the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023

 

The motion was put in parts

 

Resolution number AE/2023/158

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member L Roe:  

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 Chairperson M Watson to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023 prior to publication.

c)      thank Auckland Council staff for their commitment and work to our vision and their contributions to the creation of our plan.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number AE/2023/159

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member L Roe:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

d)      request that staff investigate upcoming local area events during which the local board can formally launch the Albert-Eden Local Board Plan 2023.

CARRIED

 

Note:  Member J Tan requested that his dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

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

 

Mark Purdie - Manager Local Board Financial Advisors, was in attendance online via Microsoft Teams, to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/160

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      provide the following feedback on the proposed changes to local fees and charges consultation content which will be consulted as part of the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 for the following:

i)       Support Phase two of Active Communities fees and charges review noting these additional comments:

                   A)     Request staff consider implementing the same entrance fee structures and discounts at the Mt Albert Aquatic Centre.

                   B)     Further suggest no fee is charged for a supervising adult unless they are in the pool.

ii)      Phase one of Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces review

A)        To adjust fees in line with Hire Fee Framework July 2014.

B)      Request consideration be given to a new category of venue hire and bookable spaces fees for those booking large private events (e.g. weddings) and suggest a higher fee for these kinds of bookings.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Proposed Point Chevalier interim library lease and establishment

 

Kevin Marriott - Head of Community Delivery, Stephen Johnson - Connected Communities Lead & Coach, and Kat Teirney – Community Broker, were in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/161

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

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, noting that staff have assured the local board of the benefits that can be secured from a role that is dedicated to serving just Albert-Eden Local Board area and that works across both the Point Chevalier and Sandringham Community Centres.

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.

e)      request staff review the effect of the changes on the Point Chevalier and Sandringham Community Centres services as a result of resolution c) and report back to the Albert-Eden Local Board after 3 months, updating investment advice regarding 2024/2025 work programme as required. 

f)       thank the community for their patience since the original Point Chevalier library was closed and the service was delivered from a pop-up in the Point Chevalier Community Centre.

CARRIED

 

 

15

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

 

Emma Reed – Senior Local Board Advisor, was in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number AE/2023/162

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the council-controlled organisation update on engagement plans, the work programme (July-September 2023) and anticipated milestones and engagement approaches for Quarter Two (October-December 2023).

b)      thank Eke Panuku and Watercare for their quarterly report.

c)      congratulate Watercare on reaching the 40m mark for the deepest caisson shaft at the Lyon Avenue Central Interceptor site, 3 months ahead of schedule.

d)      request that Watercare, Auckland Transport, Eke Panuku and Tātaki Auckland Unlimited continue to provide formal quarterly updates to the Albert-Eden Local Board in the absence of current Council-controlled Organisation (CCO) Engagement Plans, noting the transparency they provide, accountability to local boards given their greater decision-making and relevance to, and work within, the local board area.

e)      note that Council-controlled Organisation (CCO) Joint Engagement Plans were recommended by the CCO Independent Review Panel in 2020.

f)       request that staff forward the above resolutions d) and e) to all local boards.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Note:   Item 16: Katoa, Ka Ora - draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027, was brought forward and taken prior to Item 11: Albert-Eden Local Grants and Multiboard Round One 2023/2024 grant allocations.

 

 

 

 

17

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

 

Resolution number AE/2023/163

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Fowler:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         support the general direction outlined in the vision and goals of the Auckland Draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2023–2031.

b)        note only 102 pieces of feedback were received on the draft plan from people within the Albert-Eden area, but that overall only half of respondents provided their local board area.

c)         support the shift to be able to pay for public transport fares using credit cards and phone payments.

d)        request Auckland Transport return to accepting cash fares on public transport services to increase uptake and ensure our most vulnerable community members and young people are not excluded from the public transport system.

e)         express concern at the gap in the network within the central isthmus to be able to purchase Auckland Transport Hop cards from stores, and request this is addressed regardless of the shift referred to in c) above.

f)          request updated public transport information, including maps of the network to encourage expanded use of the network beyond daily trips, is easily available on the Auckland Transport website, are optimised for accessibility through search engines and are accessible from the Auckland Transport Mobile app.

g)        request routes assist people accessing key locations such as medical services in Greenlane area, St Lukes shopping area, town centres along main arterial routes and high-density development areas.

h)        support the focus on improving crosstown routes, such as making the 65 (currently 650) a frequent service.

i)          given potential changes to bus routes in the area, request Auckland Transport review and make adjustment to the St Lukes Wagener Place intersection to improve pedestrian movements.

j)          request Auckland Transport engagement with St Lukes Westfield to improve pedestrian access to the mall.

k)         request Auckland Transport introduce bike racks on buses to allow for multimodal journeys, noting that bike racks have been successfully introduced in Christchurch.

l)          provide the following feedback specifically on the changes proposed to the Outer Link bus service:

i)          note previous feedback from the community showed low support for having to catch multiple services or make changes to reach their destination. 

ii)         note that when transfers are required, higher frequency services support higher usage and passengers continue to make similar trips when frequent services are available.

iii)       note the usefulness and popularity of the Outer Link as a crosstown service and the wide public understanding of the Link branding.

iv)       note the reliability issues of running a circular service and the negative feedback received from customers on this unreliability.

v)         request interchanges between services are a top priority to ensure success for any new/changed routes, they need to work well, be safe, quick and easy for the community and protected from the weather to ensure people are able to travel to where they want to go, and they are well used.

vi)       support the proposed new school route to assist school students traveling from Balmoral/Mt Eden area and the Manukau Road/Newmarket area.

vii)      request wide community engagement in March 2024 on proposed changes given the high usage and interest in the OuterLink bus.

viii)     request Auckland Transport deliver route adjustments for the 64, to go along Dominion Road rather than Sandringham Road in order to cater for journeys between the Dominion Road centres and Mt Eden Village, since these journeys will no longer be served by the Outer Link and since Kingsland-Mt Eden-Grafton journeys will be well served by the rail network after Maungawhau Station reopens.

ix)       request future engagement with the local board on proposed changes to the OuterLink route and possible layover sites for new routes.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit

 

Resolution number AE/2023/164

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Smith, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         support the need for rapid transit in the Northwest.

b)        provide the following feedback on what Waka Kotahi and partners should consider as part of investigations:

i)          consulting widely, selling the vision for the project and its benefits, and understanding local knowledge and perspectives from the community.

ii)         integration with existing public transport system: buses, rail and any other future rapid transit such a light rail or additional harbour crossings.

iii)       integration of active modes and the ability to take bikes and scooters on public transport.

iv)       the causeway section of the route between Te Atatu, Rosebank and Pt Chevalier/Waterview, noting this is the Motu Manawa Pollen Island Marine Reserve, an important and sensitive ecological and cultural area.

v)         location of stations and interchanges along the route.

vi)       location of stations and interchanges to support the Carrington Development, and the impact on Pt Chevalier, Carrington Road and Mt Albert.

vii)      connection with and impact on the northwestern cycleway and ability to move from rapid transit to cycling easily.

viii)     utilise the studies, evidence and consultation that occurred through the Waterview Tunnel process, to learn from what has happened before in that area.

ix)       detailed discussions with the local board in the future on location and impacts of stations and the route alignment, particularly where they may impact on local assets, spaces, town centres and communities.

c)      request Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport consider acoustic walls along SH16 to ensure the Northwest cycleway is mitigated for increased noise levels conditional on them being transparent for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CYPTED) reasons.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

 

Resolution number AE/2023/165

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide feedback for inclusion into Auckland Council’s submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation as outlined in the following resolutions [b) - e)].

b)        support the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation.

c)         note the need for a national system for climate adaptation that will allow communities and local authorities to adapt and respond in locally-appropriate ways.

d)        note the urgent need for legislation, designed in consultation with local government, to enable planned relocation as well as other adaptation options. 

e)         support Auckland Council’s submission to the Environment Committee on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation and notes that:

i)          the financial risks and costs of adaptation to climate change cannot fall on individual councils and need to be spread nationally, mirroring provision for damage caused by earthquakes.  The Albert-Eden Local Board is already experiencing significant financial pressures caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. Also, the local board is facing cuts to the funding it has available to meet its obligations, and there are negative impacts for local residents because of the limits on Auckland Council’s own ability to fund infrastructure.  Liability to fund adaptation is beyond the local board, or Auckland Council’s, means. 

ii)         Auckland Council’s submission point 2) (that the recent buy-out shouldered 50 per cent by Auckland Council) cannot become a precedent for the future.

iii)       monitoring and responding to land movement should be covered because the impacts are likely amplified by climate change.

CARRIED

 

 

20

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

 

Resolution number AE/2023/166

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member J Tan:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         whakarite / support maximising the protection provided by the current National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land [NPS-HPL] because:

i)          highly productive land is a finite and rapidly reducing resource globally;

ii)         the wellbeing of present and future residents in Albert-Eden, as well as in the rest of the country, depends on availability of highly productive land [HPL] to grow food, especially fruit and vegetables, for a nutritious diet;

iii)       access to plentiful fruit and vegetables is already limited for Albert-Eden residents on the lowest incomes; and

iv)       fruit and vegetables for our residents have the lowest carbon footprint if they are produced locally, i.e. close to Albert-Eden and are not freighted long distances or imported.

b)        whakarite / support, but subject to conditions, the preferred approaches to the potential exceptions to the protection provided by NPS-HPL in the Ministry for the Environment’s discussion document:

i)          Issue 1: support the preferred approach (allow ‘construction’ of infrastructure specified by the NPS-HPL, e.g. solar energy production) but only on the following conditions:

A)        the exception applies only to land identified as Land Use Capability category equal to or greater 3 [LUC>3] so that the most versatile arable land, LUC 1 and LUC 2, is protected,

B)        central government allocates resources to ensure effective local government enforcement of the conditions that will minimise damage to HPL that results from this exempting land under the preferred approach,

C)        central government establishes on-going incentives for producers of food for domestic, as opposed to export, markets (given that using HPL for solar development will reduce HPL available for food production),

D)        central government makes rules to ensure HPL classification for the purposes of NPS-HPL may not be altered or removed because of avoidable damage caused by development.

ii)         Issue 2: support preferred approach to Issue 2 (not allow an exception to the protection of NPS-HPL for development and relocation of intensive indoor primary production and greenhouses on HPL), and further suggest:

A)        development of a new NPS-Food Production, specifying, amongst other matters, conditions for established and new forms of intensive indoor primary production and greenhouses on non-HPL and urban land and buildings and reducing the potential of ‘reverse sensitivity’ claims to limit this; and

B)        a range of initiatives to encourage and incentivise these forms of food production for the domestic market.

c)         note the distinction between solar and greenhouses as the guiding principle on decisions affecting highly productive land should be to protect the future productive capacity of the soils.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

21

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

 

Resolution number AE/2023/167

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

22

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number AE/2023/168

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

23

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number AE/2023/169

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Members C Robertson, J Tan, J Fowler, J Maskill, L Roe and Deputy Chairperson K Smith’s verbal Board Member Updates for October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar

 

Resolution number AE/2023/170

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

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

CARRIED

 

 

25

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number AE/2023/171

MOVED by Member J Tan, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

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.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Note:   Member J Fowler exited the meeting at 1.49pm.

 

 

27    Te Mōtini ā-Tukanga hei Kaupare i te Marea | Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number AE/2023/172

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

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.

 

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

1.51pm            The public was excluded.

 

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

C1

CONFIDENTIAL Proposed Point Chevalier interim library lease and establishment

 

Resolution number AE/2023/149

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

c)      whakaae / agree that the resolutions, report and attachments remain confidential until reasons for confidentiality no longer exist.

 

 

Motion – To move the 26 October 2023 Albert-Eden Local Board business meeting back in to open session

Resolution number AE/2023/150

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith: 

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      agree to move the 26 October 2023 Albert-Eden Local Board business meeting back in to open session.

CARRIED

 

 

2.10pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

2.11pm.                                              The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Albert-Eden Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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