Upper Harbour Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Upper Harbour Local Board held in the Upper Harbour Local Board Office, 6-8 Munroe Lane, Albany, Auckland 0632 and Via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 26 October 2023 at 9:31am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Anna Atkinson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Uzra Casuri Balouch, JP

 

Members

Callum Blair

 

 

John Mclean

 

 

Kyle Parker

 

 

Sylvia Yang

 

 

 

 


Upper Harbour Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Chairperson, A Atkinson, opened the meeting with a Karakia.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Member K Parker declared a perceived interest in item 13 – Upper Harbour Local Grants Round One and Multi-board Grants Round One applications 2023/2024 application ID LG2417 – 117 from Camp Maynard, as he is a Scout Leader for the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group and did not participate in the discussion or vote on the application.

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number UH/2023/126

MOVED by Member J Mclean, seconded by Member C Blair:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Northshore City Baseball Club - Use of grounds at Rosedale Park

 

Resolution number UH/2023/127

MOVED by Member C Blair, seconded by Member S Yang:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the deputation from Camryn Brown, Vice President Northshore City Baseball Club  on behalf of the Northshore City Baseball Club and thank him for his attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Cameron Harrison - Greenhithe Community Basketball Court

 

Resolution number UH/2023/128

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Chairperson A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the deputation from Mr Cameron Harrison, Master Deacon Harrison and Master Blake Murray and thank them for their attendance and presentation.

b)        tono / request officer advice on a public basketball court in Greenhithe as part of the 2024/2025 work programme development.

CARRIED

 

 

8.3

Dairy Flat Land Owners Group - Auckland Transport use of Notices of Requirement on unfunded projects within 30 years.

 

A presentation was tabled. A copy has been placed on the official minutes

and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

A map was tabled. A copy has been placed on the official minutes

and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/129

MOVED by Member J Mclean, seconded by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the deputation from Brian Sutton, Chairman, Dairy Flat Land Owners Group, on behalf of the Dairy Flat Land Owners Group  and thank him for his attendance and presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 October 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 8.3 Dairy Flat Land Owners Group - Auckland Transport use of Notices of Requirement on unfunded projects for 30 years - Presentation

b     26 October 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 8.3 - Dairy Flat Land Owners Group - Auckland Transport use of Notices of Requirement on unfunded projects for 30 years - Map.

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Phil Clement - Herald Island causeway lighting opposition

 

Phil Clement was in attendance to support this item via Microsoft Teams.

 

A presentation was tabled. A copy has been placed on the official minutes

and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Two photographs taken from Phil Clements home were tabled. A copy of the two photographs has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/130

MOVED by Chairperson A Atkinson, seconded by Member C Blair:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whakamihi / thank Phil Clement for his attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     26 October 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: item 9.1 - Public Forum - Phil Clement - Herald Island causeway lighting presentation.

b     26 October 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: item 9.1 - Public Forum - Phil Clement - Herald Island causeway lighting - Two photographs taken from Phil Clements home.

 

9.2

Herald Island Residents and Ratepayers Association – support for lighting on causeway

 

Resolution number UH/2023/131

MOVED by Member K Parker, seconded by Member J Mclean:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whakamihi / thank Mike Hasset and Tracey Sharman from the Herald Island Residents and Ratepayers Association for their attendance at the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth Alliance) North Notices of Requirement

 

The Owner Interface Manager, Alastair Lovell, Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth Alliance) was in attendance to support the item

 

The Owner Interface Lead – North & Warkworth, Daniel Willcocks, Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth Alliance) was in attendance to support the item.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/132

MOVED by Member S Yang, seconded by Chairperson A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the report regarding the request from the Auckland Transport Board for a formal statement from the Upper Harbour Local Board outlining their position on the Strategic Transport Network.

b)        whakamihi / acknowledge the forthcoming lodgement of the 13 Notices of Requirement associated with the Te Tupu Ngātahi Strategic Network and note that most of the areas covered by the Notices of Requirement are outside the Upper Harbour local board boundary and will limit feedback to  locations within the Upper Harbour local board boundaries.

c)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that future formal local board feedback on the Notices of Requirement will be provided through the agreed approach with Auckland Council for participating in Resource Management Act 1991 processes.

Albany

d)        tono / request that the Auckland Transport extend the area under consideration to include all of Albany rather than just stopping at the northern edge of Albany. The Strategic Transport Network and growth projections as currently planned will encourage more cars through Albany which is already not coping with the number of cars and has limited public transport and limited multimodal options.

e)         whaiere / express concern that any additional traffic generated on Dairy Flat Highway will negatively impact Albany.

f)          tono / request that the following projects in Albany be prioritised for  completion before any additional growth in the network north of Albany on Dairy Flat Highway in order to allow for safe multimodal and public transport use:

i)          Intersection between Dairy Flat Highway and The Avenue.  This intersection is unsafe and was supposed to be upgraded over 10 years ago. This was funded in a previous Auckland Regional Land Transport Plan and not progressed.

ii)         Narrow bridge over Lucas Creek on Dairy Flat Highway (between The Avenue and Gills Road) needs replacing and widening. The bridge is in a gully and is very narrow.  The pedestrian paths on the sides of the bridge are very unsafe

iii)       Gills Road  - the one lane bridge at the Albany end of Gills Road needs to be replaced.  Gills Road has very dense housing developments, no public transport and all cars must cross a one lane bridge

iv)       Gills Link Road connection between Gills Road and Oteha Valley Road as an alternative to driving through Albany needs to be implemented and built. This was funded in a previous Auckland Regional Land Transport Plan and not progressed.

v)         Dairy Flat Highway through Albany between Stevensons Crescent to Oteha Valley Road needs to be re-designed.  This part of the highway includes the components in clauses f) i) ii) and iii), above and they need to be considered as part of an overall project to improve traffic flow and provide multimodal options.

g)        whaiere / express concern that significant amounts of public and local board feedback has been given regarding the priority project in Albany outlined in clause f), yet this is missing from the analysis and therefore request that this feedback is presented to the Auckland Transport Board.

h)        kohuki / consider that future planning of a Rapid Transport Network including route protection is very important prior to development, including consideration of public transport, multimodal options and the proximity to housing and jobs is crucial when developing a future plan and Rapid Transport Networks.

i)          tautoko / support the walking and cycling path between Albany and Grand Drive alongside State Highway 1

j)          tono / request consideration of dynamic lanes on Dairy Flat Highway on  Albany Hill (just North of Albany Village) and for these lanes to be public transport only to encourage public transport uptake as currently buses are caught in the same lanes as drivers.

k)         tautoko / supports the Rodney Local Board feedback on the Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth Alliance) North Notices of Requirement resolved at the business meeting on 18 October 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

 

12

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

 

The Lead Financial Advisor, Manoj Rathod, was in attendance to support the item via Microsoft Teams.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/133

MOVED by Member S Yang, seconded by Member C Blair:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide 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)         support the alignment of legacy memberships to current rates over 3 years

2)         support the introduction of a new Auckland wide membership option that allows access to all Auckland Council Pool and Leisure sites regardless of operator.

B)        Aquatic Entrance Fees

1)         support the introduction of baseline aquatic entrance fees for all Auckland Council Pool and Leisure sites

2)         support an increase to the concessionary discount from 15 per cent to 40 per cent.

C)        Swim School Fees

1)         express concern that an increase in swimming lesson prices closer to market rates given our high drowning rates and proximity to beaches will result in fewer swimming lessons for all.  

2)         support a new 30 per cent discount for Community Service Card Holders and their dependents

3)         support a new 40 per cent discount for those with special needs that require private lessons.

D)        Recreation Fees

1)         support an increase to holiday programme and OSCAR (before and after school care) fees

2)         support simplifying recreation term programme pricing.

 

CARRIED

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11.17am

 

The meeting was reconvened at 11.26am without Member C Blair being present.

 

Member C Blair rejoined the meeting at 11.28am

 

 

Note: Item 14 – Local Board Transport Capital Fund was considered prior to item 13 – Upper Harbour Local Grants Round One and Multi-board Grants Round One applications 2023/2024.

 

 

14

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

The Senior Transport Engineer, Raman Singh, Auckland Transport, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to support the item

 

The Programme Manager, Sila Auvaa, Auckland Transport, was in attendance via Microsoft Teams to support the item.

 

The Elected Member Relationship Manager, Owena Schuster, Auckland Transport, was in attendance intermittently via Microsoft Teams to support the item.

 

The Chairperson A Atkinson tabled a letter from Bike Auckland. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

The Chairperson A Atkinson shared an information link to a 2018 petition regarding demand for a safe cycleway and pedestrian crossings along Oteha Valley Road for the local boards information. The information link is shown below:

Petition · Demand for a safe cycleway and pedestrian crossings along Oteha Valley Road · Change.org

 

The Chairperson A Atkinson tabled a letter from a resident requesting lighting along the Whenuapai to Herald Island Causeway. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

The Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch tabled a letter from the Herald Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

The Chairperson A Atkinson tabled a letter from the Whenuapai Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/134

MOVED by Chairperson A Atkinson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         tohatoha / approve the allocation of $1,120,260 Local Board Transport Capital Fund 2022-2025 as follows:

i)          $100,000 for the completion of the Bush Road Shared Path project

ii)         $393,430 for Stage 1 Oteha Valley Road Shared Path Cycleway and connection/crossing

iii)       $326,830 for Stage 3 (southern side) of Oteha Valley Road Shared Path Cycleway and connection/crossing and that any cost saving from other projects or future funding should fund the completion of Stage 3 costed at $780,000

iv)       $300,000 to Herald Island Kingsway Road (Causeway) Lighting project.

b)        provide initial feedback on the projects approved for delivery with the Local Board Transport Capital Fund 2022 – 2025 in clause a) as follows:

Oteha Valley Road Shared Path Cycleway and connection / crossing

i)          request that Auckland Transport consult with the local board on the final detailed design (including any tree issues) for the Oteha Valley Road Shared Path Cycleway

ii)         request that there is limited damage or removal of trees along the Oteha Valley Road Share Path Cycleway and in the cases where there are trees that the design team considers a narrower path

Herald Island Kingsway Road (Causeway) Lighting Project

iii)       request that Auckland Transport consult with the local board on the final detailed design for the Herald Island Kingsway Road (Causeway) Lighting Project

iv)       request that the lighting structures used for the Herald Island Kingsway Road (Causeway) Lighting Project are installed as far to the water side of the causeway as possible; noting that this causeway is used by multiple users including, cars, walkers, runners and cyclists.

c)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that $421,949 additional budget has been approved to cover current contractual commitments for Bush Road shared path ($271,950) and Kyle Road footpath ($150,000).

d)        tohatoha / approve the following projects as priorities for delivery should additional funding become available:

i)          Stage 3 completion (southern side) of Oteha Valley Road Shared Path Cycleway ($453,170)

ii)         Wayfinding signage project prioritising Fairview, Oteha Valley and Harrowglen ($62,000).

 

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Attachments

a     26 October 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 14 - Local Board Transport Capital Fund - Bike Auckland letter

b     26 October 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 14 - Local Board Transport Capital Fund - Letter from a resident requesting lighting along the Whenuapai to Herald Island Causeway.

c    26 October 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 14 - Local Board Transport Capital Fund - Letter from Herald Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc.

d    26 October 2023, Upper Harbour Local Board: Item 14 - Local Board Transport Capital Fund - Letter from the Whenuapai Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc.

 

 

Note: Item 14 – Local Board Transport Capital Fund was considered prior to item 13 – Upper Harbour Local Grants Round One and Multi-board Grants Round One applications 2023/2024.

 

 

13

Upper Harbour Local Grants Round One and Multi-board Grants Round One applications 2023/2024

 

The Grants Advisor Amber Deng was in attendance to support the item via Microsoft Teams.

 

Member K Parker declared a perceived interest in item 13 – Upper Harbour Local Grants Round One and Multi-board Grants Round One applications 2023/2024 application ID LG2417 – 117 from Camp Maynard, as he is a Scout Leader for the Motutara-Waimauku Scout Group and did not participate in the discussion or vote on the application.

 

 

Resolution number UH/2023/135

MOVED by Member S Yang, seconded by Member J Mclean:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)      whakaae / agree to fund, part-fund, or decline each application in the Upper Harbour Local Board Boards Local Grants Round One applications 2023/2024, listed below:

 

App ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount  approved

LG2417-101

Re-Creators Charitable Trust

Community

Towards cost of workshop host time, project management, tools and equipment, marketing, prep and design, and admin to run Community Upcycling Workshops in local libraries and community centers from 2 November 2023 to 29 March 2024

$2,000.00

LG2417-104

Seema Rambisheswar

Community

Towards hall hire, promotional materials and advertising cost to deliver Medicine and Lifestyle seminars at Meadowood Community Centre from 8 November 2023 to 8 March 2024

$0.00

LG2417-105

Herald Island Community Wharf Trust

Community

Towards council annual charge, liability insurance and property insurance charge at Twin Wharf Road from 1 November 2023 to 31 October 2024

$1,385.00

LG2417-106

Meadowood Community Centre

Community

Towards event related cost for Christmas Celebration at Meadowood House on 1 December 2023

$1,500.00

LG2417-108

East Coast Bays Cricket Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards cost to re-carpeting the cricket lane at East Coast Bays Cricket Club from 2 November 2023 to 9 November 2024

$2,000.00

LG2417-109

Marist North Harbour Rugby Club

Sport and recreation

Towards coaching and administration cost to deliver Junior and Community Development Programme from 1 November 2023 to 28 June 2024

$1,500.00

LG2417-110

Fusion Productions Limited

Community

Towards exercise equipment cost to run community classes at Whenuapai Village Hall and Hobsonville Community Hall from 6 November 2023 to 6 November 2024

$0.00

LG2417-112

AFL New Zealand Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards venue hire cost to run Youth Festival Day project at North Harbour Stadium from 10 December 2023 to 29 February 2024

$2,500.00

LG2417-113

North Harbour Softball Association Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards artificial turf and installation cost at North Harbour Softball from 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024

$3,000.00

LG2417-114

Eyeview Ethnic Trust

Arts and culture

Towards Art workshop facilitator and food cost to deliver Cultural Canvas project on 6A/231 Dairy Flat Highway from 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024

$0.00

LG2417-117

Camp Maynard

Community

Towards replacement of fire tank at Camp Maynard from 6 November 2023 to 39 November 2023

$10,810.00

LG2417-118

Albany Chinese Association Incorporated

Community

Towards venue hire cost at Oteha Valley School, Albany Community Hub from 1 November 2023 to 30 April 2024

$2,800.00

LG2417-119

Upper Waitematā Ecology Network Incorporated

Community

Towards purchasing video conference system, branding design cost, Te Reo classes and Te Reo classes cost in the local board area from 14 November 2023 to 31 May 2024

$4,587.00

(Tagged to Te Reo classes and Te Tiriti workshop.)

LG2417-120

Sustainable Paremoremo Group

Environment

Towards purchasing gardening equipment to maintain Sanders Reserve from 1 November 2023 to 1 April 2024

$2,180.00

LG2417-123

Greenhithe Playcentre

Community

Towards cost to replace the screen/blinds at Greenhithe Playcentre from 1 August 2023 to 2 August 2023

$0.00

LG2417-124

Greenhithe Football Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards coaching wages to deliver Greenhithe Football Girls Development Program from 1 February 2024 to 1 June 2024

$2,000.00

LG2417-125

North Shore Women's Centre

Community

Towards two social worker wages for service delivered in Upper Harbour Local Board area from 13 November 2023 to 12 November 2024

$4,313.64

LG2417-127

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Community

Towards Street Smart handbooks print cost to support high school students in Upper Harbour area from 29 November 2023 to 29 March 2024

$0.00

LG2417-128

Road Safety Education Limited

Community

Towards venue hire and facilitator fee to run Road Safety and Youth Development project at Netball North Harbour from 1 January 2024 to 30 June 2024

$1,000.00 (Tagged to Rangitoto College)

LG2417-129

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards a contribution of annual costs to supervise and train volunteers at the Youthline House North Shore from 1 November 2023 to 30 June 2024

$0.00

LG2417-130

Action Education Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the cost to deliver twenty Spoken Word Poetry workshops at Hobsonville Point Secondary School from 6 November 2023 to 28 June 2024

$2,000.00

Total

 

 

 

$43,575.64

 

 

 

b)        whakaae / agree to fund, part-fund, or decline each application in the Upper Harbour Local Board Boards Multi-board grants Round One applications 2023/2024, listed below:

App ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

MB2324-104

North Shore Centres of Mutual Aid Inc

Community

Towards overall operating expenses for service delivery from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024

$4,000.00

MB2324-112

English Language Partners New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards stationery costs to run English lessons from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024

$300.00

MB2324-120

Harbour Sport Trust

Events

Towards transportation, waste management, potable loo, security and temporary fencing cost to run Shore to Shore Fun Run event on 7 April 2024

$0.00

MB2324-133

North Harbour Community Patrol

Community

Towards fuel and vehicle related cost to continue community patrol in North Shore area from 1 December 2023 to 29 November 2024

$744.60

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 from January 2024 to December 2024

$0.00

MB2324-142

Bellyful New Zealand Trust

Community

Towards meal production, service delivery costs, sustaining volunteer support and engagement, attracting and onboarding new volunteers in North Shore from November 2023 to November 2024

$1,740.00

MB2324-159

Anxiety NZ Trust

Community

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

$0.00

Total

 

 

 

$6,784.60

 

 

CARRIED

 

Note: Item 14 – Local Board Transport Capital Fund was considered prior to item 13 – Upper Harbour Local Grants Round One and Multi-board Grants Round One applications 2023/2024.

 

 

15

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan 2023 - 2031

 

Resolution number UH/2023/136

MOVED by Member K Parker, seconded by Member S Yang:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

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

Vision

i)          consider the vision to be on the right track but needs some significant changes

ii)         request that the vision to “massively increase public transport use” be quantified within the vision

iii)       consider the goal to increase annual passenger numbers to 150 million by 2031 is neither high enough nor soon enough for the following reasons:

A)        the annual passenger numbers were at 100 million prior to COVID-19 and with the increases in public transport coming through Light Rail, Eastern Busway, Northwest Improvements, Rosedale Bus station and the electrification of the ferry fleet the goal of 150 million by 2031 is too low and too far away

B)        considering the need to provide Aucklanders with travel choice to support urban growth and to meet emissions reduction pathways the local board believe that the goal should be higher and sooner and be articulated in the vision

Goals

iv)       feedback on Goal 5 – Funding and delivering public transport transparently:

A)        express concerns that the ‘counterfactual’ is often not presented only the costs of public transport.  For example if the Northern Busway had not been developed Auckland would have needed a second harbour crossing by now, so in this case a much smaller amount was able to be spent with a large amount deferred.  This presentation considers the costs of Public Transport but does not mention the costs to the network if the numbers of people taking public transport don’t increase

B)        request that the costs of not providing public transport are presented alongside the costs of providing public transport. These costs should include costs of congestion as well environmental costs

v)         support of more frequent services throughout Auckland

vi)       support the proposed weekly fare cap.

Service Charges

vii)      support most of the changes proposed in the Upper Harbour Local Board area, but other changes should be made sooner than the Regional Public Transport Plan envisages 

viii)     support the 120-bus route becoming 12 with more frequent services, noting in the past especially during peak time prior to COVID-19 the busses used to regularly leave school children stranded as many children catch this bus to school

ix)       request the following changes be made to the Regional Public Transport Plan:

A)        On Demand services considered for Scott Point be implemented as soon as possible and no later than 2024 for the following reasons:

1)         Scott Point is a special housing area, has thousands of residents, is close to the West Harbour Ferry and has zero public transport

2)         The main roads in Scott Point do not have footpaths or cycleways

3)         Scott Point has a large population for whom English is a second language and many residents who are elderly, so we request that care is taken when designing and developing this system that all residents are catered for

B)        The 888 service around Fairview Heights should be implemented prior to 2027 for the following reasons:

1)         the area already has massive housing intensification and zero public transport

2)         there is a one lane bridge in and out of Gills Road so driving results in many delays and adds to the congestion within Albany

3)         there needs to be a public transport system to enable people to get around the area they live

C)        the Rosedale Bus Station and supporting bus infrastructure should be developed as soon as practicable and no later than 2027 as the business area around Rosedale has very low levels of public transport options

D)        request that Auckland Transport be agile in relation to the rapid growth in Whenuapai and if development continues faster than planned that additional routes are added sooner 

E)        request that the frequency of the 114 is improved in Whenuapai

F)        the 883 bus in Schnapper Rock needs an additional bus stop where housing development is occurring. 

x)    request that Auckland Transport consider on demand services for Paremoremo and Herald Island as these areas in Upper Harbour currently have no public transport.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit

 

Resolution number UH/2023/137

MOVED by Chairperson A Atkinson, seconded by Member K Parker:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whakarite / provide the following feedback on Northwest Rapid Transit project:

i)          consider the Northwest Rapid Transit project to be of great importance to our communities noting in every consultation the local board conduct we receive feedback about the lack of transport options and alternatives to driving

ii)         consider that providing equitable access to an excellent rapid transit network is vital to our cities growth and also to achieving our climate commitments 

iii)       note that while providing specific feedback only on areas within the Upper Harbour local board boundaries, the local board consider the project in it’s entirety important to the growth and development of Auckland

iv)       consider that there are learnings about what hasn’t worked as part of the Northern Busway that should be included as part of these plans. These learnings include:

A)        the current Park and Ride facilities provided on the Northern Busway do not have safe multi modal access.  The only way to access to the Park and Ride stations is via a car or bus.  Retrofitting is expensive and not always ideal, thus should be provided up front

B)        the current feeder buses to stations on the Northern Busway are not adequate, resulting in many people deciding to drive to the Park and Ride or just drive to their destination

C)        some infrastructure not being future proofed and therefore request that design allows for additional storeys to be added on park and rides at a later date and connections in every direction to be scoped in the original design.

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

i)          Brigham Creek Road is subject to plans from the “Supporting Growth” project for an upgrade.  This upgrade needs to happen alongside or before the development of the Rapid Transit Network as currently Brigham Creek Road is not of adequate standard

ii)         support the statement outlined in paragraph 33 of the report which states that the success of a rapid transit solution along State Highway 16 is dependent on the reliable walking, cycling and bus journeys on local roads connecting to stations. Request these connections are funded by NZTA

iii)       considers access and connections on local roads to be crucial to the success of a rapid transit solution along State Highway 16

iv)       request that Brigham Creek Road be prioritised for safe protected bike lanes that lead directing into any new Northwest Rapid Transport station

v)         request that adequate connections and feeder busses are put in place within Whenuapai to the interchange at Brigham Creek Road, noting that Whenuapai is a fast growing area 

vi)       request a Park and Ride at Brigham Creek Road as there are areas in the vicinity with no public transport from where users will have to drive. (e.g. Herald Island)

vii)      request a shared path be built alongside the Northwest Rapid Transit Project that connects into the existing shared path alongside State Highway16

viii)     support the feedback from local boards on the Northwest Rapid Transport Project outlined in paragraph 43 of the agenda report as follows:

A)        support of the need for rapid transit to the northwest and better public transport options to support urban growth

B)        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

C)        integration with the rapid transit network

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

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

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

G)       the need for better public transport connections to the North Shore along State Highway18

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

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

J)        park and ride facilities at Brigham Creek.

ix)       request that facilities and design features at the rapid transit stations should include lighting, security cameras, seating, universal / accessible design, free Wi-Fi, adherence to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design  principles and bike and motorbike parking

x)         is of the view that revenue can be generated and extra safety provided by the provision of small convenience stores at rapid transit stations.

 

CARRIED

 

 

17

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

 

Resolution number UH/2023/138

MOVED by Chairperson A Atkinson, seconded by Member J Mclean:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the summary of public consultation feedback received on the proposed Katoa, Ka Ora speed limit changes (Attachment D).

b)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Auckland Transports responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (Attachment A).

c)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Auckland Transports 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)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that since June 2020, when the programme started, road deaths reduced 30 per cent in the areas where speed limits have changed.

e)         tautoko / support the location and scope of the proposed speed limit changes identified for this local board area (Attachment C and Attachment E) 

f)          tautoko / support speed limit review near schools that do not have current or proposed safe speed limits including Kristin School, Pinehurst School, City Impact Church School, Albany Senior High School, Vanguard Military School, Ridgeview School, Marina View School and Albany Junior High School

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

h)        tautoko / support the Vision Zero goal of eliminating road transport related deaths and serious injuries within the Auckland road network by 2050.

i)          whakamihi / acknowledge that in order to both protect vulnerable children and encourage walking and cycling to schools that safety and perceived safety must improve and that speed limit reductions near schools are part of this.

 

CARRIED

 

 

18

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

 

The Senior Local Board Advisor, Heather Skinner, was in attendance to support the item.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/139

MOVED by Member S Yang, seconded by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour 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).

 

 

CARRIED

 

 

19

Adoption of the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2023

 

The Senior Local Board Advisor, Heather Skinner, was in attendance to support the item.

 

The Senior Local Board Advisor, Heather Skinner, tabled the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2023. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/140

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Member K Parker:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whai / adopt the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2023 tabled at the 26 October 2023 business meeting.

b)      tautapa / delegate authority to the chairperson to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2023 prior to publication.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2023.

 

Note : Chairperson A Atkinson thanked staff for the work put into the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2023.

 

20

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance forward work calendar

 

Resolution number UH/2023/141

MOVED by Member J Mclean, seconded by Member C Blair:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the Upper Harbour Local Board Hōtaka Kaupapa / governance forward work calendar for October 2023 – December 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21

Workshop records

 

Resolution number UH/2023/142

MOVED by Member C Blair, seconded by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the records of the Upper Harbour Local Board workshops held on Thursday 14, 21 and 28 September 2023 (refer to attachments A,B and C).

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

Local Board Members' Reports - October 2023

 

The Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch tabled a letter from a resident relating to the installation of street lights along Kingsway Road (Causeway) leading to and from Herald Island in relation to item 14 – Local Board Transport Capital Fund.

A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number UH/2023/143

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch, seconded by Chairperson A Atkinson:  

That the Upper Harbour Local Board:

a)         whiwhi / receive the verbal reports from Member S Yang, Member K Parker, Chairperson A Atkinson, Member J Mclean and Deputy Chairperson U Casuri Balouch.

 

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     26 October 2023 - Item 22: Local Board Members' Reports - October 2023 - Letter from resident relating to the installation of street lights along Kingsway Road (Causeway) leading to and from Herald Island.

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

1.34 pm                                              The chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and closed the meeting with a Karakia.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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