I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 26 October 2023

4.00pm

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Office
39 Glenmall Place
Glen Eden

 

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Greg Presland

 

Deputy Chairperson

Michelle Clayton

 

Members

Mark Allen

Liz Manley

 

Sandra Coney, QSO

Linda Potauaine

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Nataly Anchicoque

Democracy Advisor

 

19 October 2023

 

Contact Telephone: 0272872403

Email: Nataly.Anchicoque@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Waitākere Ranges 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              6

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence                      6

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements                              6

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions                                       6

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations           7

8.1     Deputation: South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network (STNN) - Activities update                                         7

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui | Public Forum                                7

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business     8

11        Waitākere Ward Councillors' Update                 9

12        Placeholder - Adoption of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan 2023 (Covering report)                                                                  11

13        Variation to 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme           13

14        Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan - options for development of Verdale Circle to Glendale Road (via Lucinda Place) shared path, Glen Eden                                                                     27

15        Local Board Transport Capital Fund                37

16        Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan - approval to notify the intention to prepare the plan and endorsement of plan scope                                                                    39

17        New Telecommunications Licence – Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park                                                    47

18        Quick Response Round One 2023/2024 Grant Allocations                                                           51

19        Local board feedback on proposals for fees and charges for the financial year 2024/2025  55

20        Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation                                     61

21        Katoa, Ka Ora - draft Auckland Speed Management Plan 2024-2027                             67

22        Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit     73

23        Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan                                        79

24        Update on Joint Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plans, work programme items (Jul-Sep 2023) and expected milestones (Oct-Dec 2023)                                 83

25        Chair's Report - Greg Presland                         89

26        Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme                                                          91

27        Workshop Records                                             93

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

 


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.

 

Specifically, members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

The following are declared interests of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

 

Board Member

Organisation/Position

Mark Allen

-   Community Waitākere – Executive Officer

-   Bethells Valley Fire – Life Member

-   Waitākere Licensing Trust – Trustee

-   West Auckland Trusts Services - Director

Michelle Clayton

-   Glen Eden Residents’ Association – Member

-   The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden Returned Services Association (RSA) – Member

-   Glen Eden Railway Trust – Member

-   Te Wahi Ora Charitable Trust – Member

-   Glen Eden Community House - Member

Sandra Coney

-   Cartwright Collective – Member

-   Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

-   New Zealand Society of Genealogists – Member

-   New Zealand Military Defence Society – Member

-   Pest Free Piha – Partner is the Coordinator

-   Piha Tennis Club – Patron and Partner is the President

-   Piha Wetland Trust – Partner is a Trustee

Greg Presland

-   Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust – Trustee

-   Glen Eden BID – Member

-   Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association – Member

-   Waitākere Ranges Protection Society - Member

-   Titirangi RSA - Member

Liz Manley

-   Consumer Experiences Council, Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Te Whatu Ora - Co-chair

-   Clinical Ethics Advisory Group, Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Te Whatu Ora - Member

-   Titirangi Community Arts Council Board – Member

-   Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association – Member

-   Laingholm District Citizens Association – Member

Linda Potauaine

-   Visionwest Community Trust – Employee

-   New Lynn Rotary – Member

-   Archtists Limited. - Director

 

            Member appointments

            Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council:

External organisation

Lead

Alternate

Glen Eden Business Improvement District (Glen Eden Business Association)

Michelle Clayton

Greg Presland

Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group

Mark Allen

Liz Manley

Ark in the Park

Mark Allen

Liz Manley

Friends of Arataki and Waitākere Regional Parkland Incorporated

Michelle Clayton

Sandra Coney

Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre Trust

Mark Allen

Linda Potauaine

Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery

Linda Potauaine

Mark Allen

Glen Eden Community and Recreation Centre Incorporated

Michelle Clayton

Mark Allen

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

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

 

 

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 Waitākere Ranges 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: South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network (STNN) - Activities update

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive a deputation from the South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network (STNN).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Kate Lowe, STNN coordinator and David Blake, member of STNN and trial project manager, on behalf of the South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network (STNN), will be attending to update the board on their upcoming predator control trial.

3.       In October 2023, STNN is launching a one-year predator control trial in the lower South Titirangi peninsula, with the aim of reducing pests by 95 per cent. The primary purpose of this trial is to create conditions conducive to the resurgence of native species. Should the trial prove successful, STNN plans to expand their predator control program across the entire peninsula.

4.       Drawing inspiration from successful projects like the one on the Miramar Peninsula, their endeavor in Tamaki Makaurau will be one of the first of its kind. STNN seeks to inform the board of this trial and, in due course, secure collaboration and support for their broader predator control efforts.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the presentation on the activities of the South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network (STNN) and thank Kate Lowe and David Blake, on behalf of the South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network (STNN), for their attendance.

 

 

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.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

 


 

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.”

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Waitākere Ward Councillors' Update

File No.: CP2023/00284

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive an update from Waitākere Ward Councillors’ Ken Turner and Shane Henderson.

2.       A period of 10 minutes has been set aside for the Waitākere Ward Councillors to have an opportunity to update the Waitākere Ranges Local Board on regional matters.

 

Ngā tūtohunga                                      

Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Waitākere Ward Councillors’ Ken Turner and Shane Henderson for their verbal update.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Nataly Anchicoque - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Placeholder - Adoption of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan 2023 (Covering report)

File No.: CP2023/15857

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan 2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This is a late covering report for the above item. The comprehensive agenda report was not available when the agenda went to print and will be provided prior to the 26 October 2023 Waitākere Ranges Local Board meeting.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

The recommendations will be provided in the comprehensive agenda report.

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Variation to 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme

File No.: CP2023/13111

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval for a variation to the 2023 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme by way of the variation of ten approved renewal projects and the cancellation of one renewal project.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.         The following asset renewal projects were approved by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board on 27 July 2023 as a part of the 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme (resolution number WTK/2023/82). The local board allocated Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) – Local Renewal funding as follows:

i)     ID 30257 French Bay Esplanade – renew yacht club/boat ramp driveway – approved budget of $255,868 ($5,967 in financial year 2022/2023 (actual), $39,901 in financial year 2023/2024 and $210,000 in financial year 2024/2025 as a part of the Risk Adjusted Programme).

ii)    ID 31556 Parrs Park – renew artificial sports field surface – approved budget of $664,184 ($44,558 in financial year 2022/2023 (actual) and $619,626 in financial year 2023/2024).

iii)   ID 40056 Piha Domain – refurbish eel bridge steel panels – approved budget of $45,000 in financial year 2023/2024.

iv)   ID 30307 Titirangi War Memorial Hall and Library – refurbish exterior of building – approved budget of $1,718,820 ($89,967 in financial year 2022/2023 and prior (actual), $573,853 in financial year 2023/2024 and $1,055,000 in financial year 2024/2025).

v)    ID 40212 Waitākere Ranges – remediate storm damaged assets – approved budget of $314,792 ($100,000 in financial year 2023/2024, $100,000 in financial year 2024/2025 and $114,792 in financial year 2025/2026, as a part of the Risk Adjusted Programme).

3.       The following projects were also ‘approved in principle’ for financial years 2024/2025 and 2025/2026:

i)     ID 30256 Maea/Foothills Lane Reserve – renew playground and park furniture – ‘approved in principle’ budget of $8,000 in financial year 2024/2025 and $120,000 in financial year 2025/2026.

ii)    ID 27873 Ōkaurirahi/Ceramco Park – replace playground edging – ‘approved in principle’ budget of $55,000 in financial year 2025/2026.

iii)   ID24425 Parrs Park – renew sports field irrigation system – ‘approved in principle’ budget of $75,000 in financial year 2024/2025 and $300,000 in financial year 2025/2026.

iv)   ID 33198 Titirangi Community Hub – refurbish building interior – ‘approved in principle’ budget of $22,000 in financial year 2024/2025 and $220,000 in financial year 2025/2026.

v)    ID 36497 Waitākere Ranges – renew park fixtures and furniture financial year 2025/2026 ‘approved in principle’ budget of $105,000 in financial year 2024/2025 and $135,000 in financial year 2025/2026.

vi)   ID 28351 Waitākere Ranges – renew park walkways and paths financial year 2025-2027 ‘approved in principle’ budget of $15,000 in financial year 2024/2025, $180,000 in financial year 2025/2026 and $100,000 in financial year 2026/2027.

4.       As projects progress through the investigation and design process the specific work required and the cost of delivery changes, impacting the approved budget. As a result, variations may be required to the work programme to accommodate final costs and to undertake priority work as the budget allows.

5.       Two ABS: Capex – Local Renewal projects approved in the financial year 2023/2024 require additional funding to complete all work to a high standard. These projects will renew the Parrs Park artificial sports field surface and the Piha Domain eel bridge steel panels on the balustrade. Increasing funding for these projects requires the realignment of other projects approved in the 2023 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme.

6.       One project would benefit from being a part of the Risk Adjusted Programme to enable investigation and design work to be undertaken early if required.

7.       Staff seek approval for the following variations to the 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme:

i)     ID 30257 French Bay Esplanade – renew yacht club/boat ramp driveway – continue investigation and design work in financial year 2023/2024 utilising the approved $39,901. An investigation into the January/February 2023 land slip alongside the driveway will be undertaken during financial years 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 and provide valuable information for the physical works requirements for the driveway renewal. Therefore, it is proposed to defer funding of $210,000 in financial year 2024/2025 to financial year 2025/2026.

ii)    ID 30256 Maea/Foothills Lane Reserve – renew playground and park furniture – it is proposed to defer the start of the project by one year, therefore the project will begin in financial year 2025/2026.

iii)   ID 27873 Ōkaurirahi/Ceramco Park – replace playground edging – it is proposed to defer the project for one year, therefore the project will begin in financial year 2026/2027.

iv)   ID 31556 Parrs Park – renew artificial sports field surface – the investigation and design phase of the project has determined that an additional $268,035 is required in financial year 2023/2024 to complete all work to renew the artificial sports field surface. This will bring the total of the project total to $932,219.

v)    ID 24425 Parrs Park – renew sports field irrigation system – it is proposed to reduce funding in financial year 2025/2026 to $276,792, a reduction of $23,208.

vi)   ID 40056 Piha Domain – refurbish eel bridge steel panels – the investigation phase of the project has determined that the steel panel balustrades are in poor condition. Refurbishing the steel panels to a high standard, with a 15-year warranty will require additional funding of $135,000. This will bring the total of the project to $180,000.

vii)  ID 33198 Titirangi Community Hub – refurbish building interior– it is proposed to defer the project for one year. Therefore, the project will begin in financial year 2025/2026.

viii)  ID 30307 Titirangi War Memorial Hall and Library – refurbish exterior of building – the physical works stage of this project is planned over two financial years. It is proposed to reduce funding in financial year 2023/2024 from $573,853 to $270,818 and increase funding in financial year 2024/2025 from $1,055,000 to $1,360,019. This will provide additional funding in financial year 2023/2024 for projects ID31556 Parrs Park – renew artificial sports field surface and ID 40056 Piha Domain – refurbish eel bridge steel panels, which are ready for delivery.

ix)   ID 40212 Waitākere Ranges – remediate storm damaged assets – staff have now identified that requirements to remediate issues have been resolved or are a part of another project. It is proposed to cancel this project.

x)    ID 36497 Waitākere Ranges – renew park fixtures and furniture financial year 2025/2026 – it is proposed to reduce funding in financial year 2025/2026 to $105,000, a reduction of $30,000.

xi)   ID 28351 Waitākere Ranges – renew park walkways and paths financial year 2025/2027 – it is proposed to increase funding in financial year 2024/2025 to $49,981, an increase of $34,981, and to include the project in the Risk Adjusted Programme to enable early use of ABS: Capex – Local Renewal funding, if required.

8.       The project details that were approved for the projects outlined above, and the proposed variations to those projects are outlined in attachment A. 

9.       Staff seek approval for the proposed project changes. Subject to the local board’s decision, staff will update the 2023 – 2026 Community and Customer Services work programme. Progress updates will be provided to the local board as part of the quarterly reports.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve the variation including budget and timeline change/s to the adopted 2023 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme as per attachment A of the business report, specifically:

i)       variation of project ID 30257 French Bay Esplanade – renew yacht club/boat ramp driveway, defer physical works by one year to start in financial year 2025/2026.

ii)       variation of project ID 30256 Maea/Foothills Lane Reserve – renew playground and park furniture, defer project one year to start in financial year 2025/2026.

iii)      variation of project ID 27873 Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park - replace playground edging, defer project one year to start in financial year 2026/2027.

iv)      variation of project ID 31556 Parrs Park – renew artificial sports field surface, increase Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) - Local Renewal funding to $887,661 in financial year 2023/2024.

v)      variation of project ID 24425 Parrs Park – renew sports field irrigation system, decrease Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) - Local Renewal funding in financial year 2025/2026 to $276,792.

vi)      variation of project ID 40056 Piha Domain – refurbish eel bridge steel panels, increase Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) - Local Renewal funding to $180,000 in financial year 2023/2024.

vii)     variation of project ID 33198 Titirangi Community Hub – refurbish building interior, defer project one year to start in financial year 2025/2026.

viii)    variation of project ID 30307 Titirangi War Memorial Hall and Library – refurbish exterior of building, decrease Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) - Local Renewal funding to $270,818 in financial year 2023/2024 and increase funding to $1,360,019 in financial year 2024/2025.

ix)      variation of project ID 36497 Waitākere Ranges - renew park fixtures and furniture financial year 2025/2026, decrease Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) - Local Renewal funding in financial year 2025/2026 to $105,000.

x)      variation of project ID 28351 Waitākere Ranges - renew park walkways and paths financial year 2025-2027, increase Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) - Local Renewal funding in financial year 2024/2025 to $49,981, and to include the project in the Risk Adjusted Programme.

xi)      cancellation of project ID 40212 Waitākere Ranges - remediate storm damaged assets, saving Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) - Renewal budget of $100,000 in financial year 2023/2024 and 2024/2025, and $114,792 in financial year 2025/2026.

 

Horopaki

Context

10.       The Waitākere Ranges Local Board approved its 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme on 27 July 2023 (resolution WTK/2023/82). The budget allocated for all projects in the work programme is best estimates only. Project costings are subject to change and refinement as projects progress through the design and delivery process. As a result, amendments may be required to the approved work programme to accommodate final project costs. 

11.       Staff have identified eleven projects in the current approved 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme where budget allocation needs to be realigned and one project which would benefit from being a part of the Risk Adjusted Programme. Approved funding allocations for the eleven identified projects are shown in table 1 below:

Table 1: approved funding allocation for the project

Resolution Number

Project ID

Activity Name

Activity Description

Budget source

Total Budget Allocation

WTK/2023/82

30257

French Bay Esplanade – renew yacht club/boat ramp driveway 

Renew driveway to yacht club and boat ramps.

Financial year 2022/2023 to financial year 2023/2024 - investigation and design

Financial year 2024/2025 - physical works

Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP) project.

ABS: Capex Renewal

$255,868

WTK/2023/82

30256

Maea / Foothills Lane Reserve - renew playground and park furniture

Renew playground and park furniture in consultation with local residents.

Plant several shade trees.

Financial year 2024/2025 - investigation and design

Financial year 2025/2026 - physical works

ABS: Capex Renewal

$128,000

WTK/2023/82

27873

Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park - replace playground edging

Replace playground edging, improving access to playground as a part of the work.

Financial year 2025/2026 - investigation and physical works

ABS: Capex Renewal

$55,000

WTK/2023/82

31556

Parrs Park - renew artificial sports field surface

Renew the artificial sports field surface.

Financial year 2022/2023 - investigation and design

Financial year 2023/2024 - physical works

ABS: Capex Renewal

$664,184

WTK/2023/82

24425

Parrs Park - renew sports field irrigation system

Renew old hydraulic irrigation system a solenoid system. 

Financial year 2024/2025 - investigation and design

Financial year 2025/2026 - physical works

ABS: Capex Renewal

$375,000

WTK/2023/82

40056

Piha Domain - refurbish eel bridge steel panels

Remove panels, treat rust, recoat and re-install.

Financial year 2023/2024 - investigation and physical works

ABS: Capex Renewal

$45,000

WTK/2023/82

33198

Titirangi Community Hub - refurbish building interior

Refurbish the interior of the community hub to meet the needs of users.

Financial year 2024/2025 - investigation and design

Financial year 2025/2026 - physical works

ABS: Capex Renewal

$242,000

WTK/2023/82

30307

Titirangi War Memorial Hall and Library - refurbish exterior of building

Replace cladding, structural timbers, windows and roofs on the War Memorial Hall as outlined in the November 2021 destructive investigation report. Replace library exterior cladding and structural timbers where necessary.

Financial year 2021/2022 to financial year 2022/2023 - investigation and design

Financial year 2023/2024 to financial year 2024/2025 - physical works

Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP) project.

ABS: Capex Renewal

$1,718,820

WTK/2023/82

40212

Waitākere Ranges - remediate storm damaged assets

Remediate assets which have been affected by storm and cyclone damage.

Financial year 2023/2024 to financial year 2025/2026 - investigation and physical works

Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP) project.

ABS: Capex Renewal

$314,792

WTK/2023/82

36497

Waitākere Ranges - renew park fixtures and furniture financial year 2025/2026

Renew park fixtures and furniture - sites to be confirmed.

Financial year 2024/2025 to financial year 2025/2026 - investigation and physical works

ABS: Capex Renewal

$240,000

WTK/2023/82

28351

Waitākere Ranges - renew park walkways and paths financial year 2025 - 2027

Renew walkway and paths. Sites to be confirmed.  Working in alignment with the Community Facilities Strategic Projects Unit to consider issues of Kauri Dieback Disease.

Financial year 2024/2025 - investigation and design

Financial year 2025/2026 to financial year 2026/2027 - physical works

ABS: Capex Renewal

$295,000

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Project ID 30257 French Bay Esplanade – renew yacht club/boat ramp driveway

12.     The approved project focuses on the renewal of the park driveway, however a large slip occurred in reserve land adjacent to the driveway during the severe storm in January 2023. Remediation and/or stabilisation of the slip will be investigated as resources become available in financial year 2023/2024 and financial year 2024/2025. This work will potentially impact the renewal of the driveway.

13.     Staff recommend undertaking investigation and design work in financial year 2023/2024 to better understand project requirements and costs, continuing to maintain the driveway to a reasonable standard but to defer the funding for the physical works until financial year 2025/2026.

Project ID 30256 Maea/Foothills Lane Reserve – renew playground and park furniture

14.     It is proposed to defer the start of the project to renew the playground and park furniture at Maea/Foothills Land Reserve from financial year 2024/2025 to financial year 2025/2026. Funding of $8,000 will then be deferred to financial year 2025/2026 and $120,000 in financial year 2026/2027. This funding adjustment will ensure that overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Plan funding availability.

15.     Staff will continue to maintain the playground to a suitable standard for use.

Project ID 27873 Ōkaurirahi/Ceramco Park – replace playground edging

16.     It is proposed to defer the start of the project to renew playground edging at Ōkaurirahi/Ceramco Park from financial year 2025/2026 to financial year 2026/2027. This funding adjustment will ensure the overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Plan funding availability.

17.     Staff will continue to maintain the playground edging to a suitable standard for use.

Project ID 31556 Parrs Park - renew artificial sports field surface

18.     The investigation and design phase for the renewal of the Parrs Park artificial sports field surface is now completed. The estimated cost of the project has increased from $664,184 to $932,219, an increase of $268,035.

19.     Staff recommend increasing the available funding to the estimated cost prior to tendering the physical works, ensuring availability of suitable levels of funding.

Project ID 24425 Parrs Park – renew sports field irrigation system

20.     It is proposed to reduce funding ‘approved in principle’ for this project in financial year 2025/2026 from $300,000 to $276,792, a reduction of $23,208. This funding adjustment will ensure the overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Plan funding availability.

Project ID 40056 Piha Domain – refurbish eel bridge steel panels

21.     The investigation phase to refurbish the steel panels on the balustrade on the Piha Domain Eel Bridge is now completed. The estimated cost of the project has increased from $45,000 to $180,00, an increase of $135,000. This iconic art bridge was constructed in the summer of 2007/2008, some 15 years ago. It is situated in a harsh coastal environment and the steel panels have areas of corrosion which require urgent work to ensure the safety of users and longevity of the asset.

22.     Staff recommend increasing the project funding to the estimated cost to ensure the work is undertaken to a high standard.

Project ID 33198 Titirangi Community Hub – refurbish building interior

23.     It is proposed to defer the start of the project to refurbish the building interior at Titirangi Community Hub from financial year 2024/2025 to financial year 2025/2026. Funding of $22,000 will be deferred to financial year 2025/2026 and $220,000 deferred to financial year 2026/2027.

24.     Staff will continue to maintain the building to a suitable standard for use.

Project ID 30307 Titirangi War Memorial Hall and Library – refurbish exterior of building

25.     It is proposed to adjust the timing of funding for the project to refurbish the exterior of the hall and library at Titirangi War Memorial Park.

26.     The local board approved $573,853 of ABS: Capex – Local Renewal funding in financial year 2023/2024 and $1,055,000 in financial year 2024/2026 for the project. Staff propose to change the funding in financial year 2023/2024 to $270,818 and $1,360,019 in financial year 2024/2025. This funding adjustment will ensure the overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Plan funding availability.

27.     The project will continue on the same planned timeline and funding will be bought forward from financial year 2024/2025 if required, as a part of the Risk Adjusted Programme.

Project ID 40212 Waitākere Ranges – remediate storm damaged assets

28.     A project to remediate local and sports park storm damaged assets was approved by the local board as part of the 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme, however, recent investigations have found that assets damaged by the January 2023 storm and February 2023 cyclone are being remediated as a part of other projects.

29.     Staff have determined that this project is no longer required and should be cancelled.


 

Project ID 36497 Waitākere Ranges – renew park fixtures and furniture financial year 2025-2026

30.     It is proposed to reduce funding ‘approved in principle’ for the project in financial year 2025/2026 from $135,000 to $105,000, a reduction of $30,000. This funding adjustment will ensure the overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Planning funding availability.

Project ID 28351 Waitākere Ranges – renew park walkways and paths financial year 2025-2027

31.     It is proposed to increase funding for this project to renew park walkways and paths, in financial year 2024/2025 from $15,000 to $49,981, an increase of $34,981. This funding will enable additional work to be undertaken in a timely way.

32.     Staff recommend including the project in the Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP) to enable the early use of the ABS: Capex – Local Renewal funding, if required.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

33.     Parks and Community Facilities staff recommend the proposed variations to change the current 2023 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme as outlined in Table 2. This will ensure that two key projects are completed in the 2023/2024 financial years and the funding envelope is not overspent.

 

Table 2: How the proposed variation/s will affect the 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme

Project ID

Activity Name

Budget variations

Details 

30257

French Bay Esplanade – renew yacht club/boat ramp driveway

Approved budget total of $255,868

Financial year 2022/2023 - $5,967

Financial year 2023/2024 - $39,901

Financial year 2024/2025 - $210,000

 

Revised budget total of $255,868

Financial year 2022/2023 - $5,967

Financial year 2023/2024 - $39,901

Financial year 2025/2026 - $210,000

Request to defer financial year 2024/2025 budget allocation for physical works to financial year 2025/2026 to ensure a clear understanding of land slip remediation requirements, adjacent to the driveway.

 

Staff will continue to maintain the assets to a suitable standard for use.

30256

Maea / Foothills Lane Reserve - renew playground and park furniture

Approved ‘in principle’ budget total of $128,000

Financial year 2024/2025 - $8,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $120,000

 

Revised ‘approved in principle’ budget total of $128,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $8,000

Financial year 2026/2027 - $120,000

Request to defer the start of the project from financial year 2024/2025 to financial year 2025/2026.

 

Staff will continue to maintain the assets to a suitable standard for use.

27873

Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park - replace playground edging

Approved ‘in principle’ budget total of $55,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $55,000

 

Revised ‘approved in principle’ budget total of $55,000

Financial year 2026/2027 - $55,000

Request to defer the project start from financial year 2025/2026 to financial year 2026/2027.

Staff will continue to maintain the assets to a suitable standard for use.

31556

Parrs Park - renew artificial sports field surface

Approved budget total of $664,184

Financial year 2022/2023 - $44,558

Financial year 2023/2024 - $619,626

 

Revised budget total of $932,219 

Financial year 2022/2023 - $44,558

Financial year 2023/2024 - $887,661

Request for additional funding of $268,035 in financial year 2023/2024.

 

The engineer’s estimate for physical work requirements has determined the expected cost of the project. A tender package is ready to start the procurement process. Staff would ideally have adequate funding approved prior to procuring the physical work.

24425

Parrs Park - renew sports field irrigation system

Approved ‘in principle’ budget total of $375,000

Financial year 2024/2025 - $75,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $300,000

 

Revised ‘approved in principle’ budget total of $351,792 

Financial year 2024/2025 - $75,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $276,792

Request to reduce financial year 2025/2026 funding by $23,208.

 

This requested funding change in future financial years will ensure that the overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Plan funding availability.

40056

Piha Domain - refurbish eel bridge steel panels

Approved budget total of $45,000

Financial year 2023/2024 - $45,000

 

Revised budget total of $180,000

Financial year 2023/2024 - $180,000

Request for additional funding of $135,000 in financial year 2023/2024.

 

The contract quote for physical work requirements has determined the expected cost of the project and provides a 15-year warranty.

33198

Titirangi Community Hub - refurbish building interior

Approved ‘in principle’ budget total of $242,000

Financial year 2024/2025 - $22,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $220,000

 

Revised ‘approved in principle’ budget total of $242,000 

Financial year 2025/2026 - $22,000

Financial year 2026/2027 - $220,000

Request to defer the project start from financial year 2025/2026 to financial year 2026/2027.

 

This funding adjustment will ensure that the overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Plan funding availability.

 

30307

Titirangi War Memorial Hall and Library - refurbish exterior of building

Approved budget total of $1,718,820

Financial year 2022/2023 - $89,967

Financial year 2023/2024 - $573,853

Financial year 2024/2025 - $1,055,000

 

Revised budget total of $1,720,804

Financial year 2022/2023 - $89,967

Financial year 2023/2024 - $270,818

Financial year 2024/2025 - $1,360,019

Request to reduce funding in financial year 2023/2024 and increase funding in financial year 2024/2025.

The project timeline will not change. The project is a part of the Risk Adjusted Programme, enabling funding to be bought forward if required.

This funding adjustment will ensure that the overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Plan funding availability.

 

40212

Waitākere Ranges - remediate storm damaged assets

Approved budget total of $314,792

Financial year 2023/2024 - $100,000

Financial year 2024/2025 - $100,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $114,792

 

Revised budget total of $0 

Financial year 2023/2024 - $0

Financial year 2024/2025 - $0

Financial year 2025/2026 - $0

Request to cancel the project.

 

Staff have determined that storm remediation work in the local and sports parks is occurring as a part of other projects.

36497

Waitākere Ranges - renew park fixtures and furniture financial year 2025/2026

Approved budget total of $240,000

Financial year 2024/2025 - $105,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $135,000

 

Revised budget total of $210,000 

Financial year 2024/2025 - $105,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $105,000

This funding adjustment will ensure that the overall funding allocation meets Council’s Long-term Plan funding availability.

 

28351

Waitākere Ranges - renew park walkways and paths financial year 2025-2027

Approved budget total of $295,000

Financial year 2024/2025 - $15,000

Financial year 2025/2026 - $185,000

Financial year 2026/2027 - $100,000

 

Revised total project cost $325,000 

Financial year 2024/2025 - $49,981

Financial year 2025/2026 - $185,000

Financial year 2026/2027 - $100,000

Request to increase funding in financial year 2024/2025 by $30,000 to undertake asset renewals when required.

 

Request to include the project in the Risk Adjusted Programme. This will enable the early spend of ABS: Capex – Local Renewal funding, if required.

 

34.     The local board has sufficient renewal budget to cover the proposed changes.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

35.     It is anticipated that there will be an increase in carbon emissions from construction, including contractor emissions. Staff will seek to minimise carbon and contractor emissions as far as possible when delivering the project.

36.     Maximising the upcycling and recycling of existing material, aligned with the waste management hierarchy (prevention, reduction, recycle), will also be prioritised to ensure minimum impact.

37.     The council's climate goals as set out in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan are:

·           to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and

·           to prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.

38.     This is an administrative report and the budget variations proposed in the report have no direct effect on climate change.  Each project will be considered individually to assess the impacts of climate change and the approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

39.     The overall 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme was developed through a collaborative approach by operational council departments, with each department represented in an integrated team.

40.     Collaboration with staff will be ongoing throughout the life of the project to ensure integration into the operational maintenance and asset management systems.

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

Local impacts and local board views

41.     Community facilities and open spaces provide important community services to the people of the local board area. They contribute to building strong, healthy and vibrant communities. This is done by providing spaces where Aucklanders can participate in a wide range of social, cultural, art and recreational activities. These activities improve lifestyles and a sense of belonging and pride amongst residents.

42.     At a workshop with the Waitākere Ranges Local Board on 21 September 2023, Parks and Community Facilities staff discussed the proposed work programme changes with local board members and received general support.

43.     The project aligns with the following Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan 2020 outcome and objective:


 

Table 3: Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan 2020 outcome and objective

Outcome

Objective / Initiative

Outcome 7: We have infrastructure and facilities which support and enhance our neighbourhoods and town centres

Well maintained, accessible parks, facilities and public spaces

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

44.     The projects discussed in this report will benefit Māori and the wider community through the provision of quality facilities and open spaces that promote good health.

45.     Where aspects or the work programme are anticipated to have an impact on activity of importance to Māori, then appropriate engagement will be undertaken. 

46.     Auckland Council is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its broader obligations to Māori. These commitments are articulated in the council’s key strategic planning documents, the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan 2012-2022, the Unitary Plan, Whiria Te Muka Tangata Māori Responsiveness Framework and local board plans.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

47.     The proposals outlined in this report to adjust the budget of ten projects, cancel one project and to include one project in the Risk Adjusted Programme in the 2023 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme are outlined in Attachment A.

48.     Table 4 below outlines projects which have proposed budget changes to the 2023/2024 financial year only.

Table 4: Outline of proposed changes to the 2023/2024 financial year of the approved 2023 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme

Project

Approved financial year 2023/2024 budget

Reduction

Increase

Revised  financial year 2023/2024 budget

ID 31556 – Parrs Park – renew artificial sports field surface

$619,626

$0

$268,035

$887,661

ID 40056 – Piha Domain – refurbish eel bridge steel panels

$45,000

$0

$135,000

$180,000

ID 30307 – Titirangi War Memorial Hall and Library – refurbish exterior of building

$573,853

$303,035

$0

$270,818

ID 40212 – Waitākere Ranges – remediate storm damaged assets

$100,000

$100,000

$0

$0

Total

 

$403,035

$403,035

 

 

49.     The proposed changes to the work programme will ensure completion of several key asset renewal projects. The changes will not negatively impact on future financial years.

50.     The recommended changes have been agreed with the local board’s lead financial advisor.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

51.     The amendment to the budget for the renewal of the artificial sports field surface at Parrs Park provides a modern surface with a cushioning shock pad to assist in preventing injury.

52.     The amendment to the budget for the steel panels on the balustrade of the iconic art bridge at Piha Domain will enable a project which provides a robust outcome in this harsh coastal environment and a product warranty of 15-years. A cheaper option is available which is expected to have a shorter asset life and is not recommended by staff.

53.     The shortage of labour and the delay in the supply of materials could have a further negative impact on the delivery of the work programme.  

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

54.     Subject to the local board’s decision on the proposals outlined in this report, the 2023 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme will be amended to reflect the decision. Works will then commence on the projects as per the timings outlined in the approved work programme.

55.     The details of the variations to the approved work programme will be noted in the Parks and Community Facilities quarterly report.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Proposed amendments to 2023 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Helen Biffin - Work Programme Lead

Authorisers

Taryn Crewe - General Manager Parks and Community Facilities

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan - options for development of Verdale Circle to Glendale Road (via Lucinda Place) shared path, Glen Eden

File No.: CP2023/15771

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval of a preferred route for the Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan shared path from Verdale Circle to Glendale Road (via Lucinda Place), Glen Eden and to progress the project to detailed design and construction

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Waitākere Ranges Local Board has approved the project Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan – investigate and construct G8c and G8d route (project ID 28538) as part of its 2023/2024 Customer and Community Services Work Programme (resolution WTK/2023/82).

3.       Staff have undertaken a high-level investigation for the development of greenways route G8c and G8d, and two options to build a shared path to connect Verdaale Circle to Glendale Road have been developed:

·        Option 1: Section B - Connection through 18 Lucinda Place

·        Option 2: Section C - Connection through the Lucinda Community Orchard.

4.       Public consultation on the two options was carried out in October 2022 for three weeks, through letter drops and the Auckland Council online survey tool, Have Your Say.

5.       A total of 61 submissions were received through the public consultation, of which 21 opted for option 1, 29 opted for option 2 and 11 submissions preferred to do nothing.

6.       The high-level investigation has determined that option 1 is recommended due to cost benefits as option 2 will potentially cost more as this route intersects with the established community orchard and will have a greater impact on neighbouring properties.

7.       Staff recommend option 1: Section B (connection through 18 Lucinda Place) to progress the project. This option will have minimal impact on the adjacent neighbours and no impact on the Lucinda Community Orchard.

8.       It is also recommended that minor works along section A of Huihui/Glen Eden Picnic Ground (as shown in figure 1) are completed as part of this project.

9.       Delivery of the project is subject to a further decision on budget allocation. It is recommended the local board allocate funding from the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Capital Transport Fund (LBCTF). There is currently $958,000 available in the LBCTF for allocation in the current term. A separate report is expected to be reported to the local board on the LBCTF.

10.     Following the approval of the preferred option and the budget, the consent process will begin in parallel with the development of the detailed design. Physical works to undertake construction of the preferred option is expected to commence in the 2024/2025 financial year. 

11.     Progress updates on the project will be provided to the local board as part of their quarterly reports.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve Option 1: Section B of the Waitākere Ranges Greenways routes G8c and G8d Verdale circle to Glendale Road via 18 Lucinda Place, Glen Eden as per attachment A of the agenda report and request staff to progress the project to detailed design and construction

b)      whakaae / approve the minor works along Section A of Huihui/Glen Eden Picnic Ground as shown on attachment A.

Horopaki

Context

Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan 2019

12.     The Waitākere Ranges Local Board adopted the Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan in 2019. Nine routes including Greenways Route G9 – Glen Eden Town Centre: Verdale Circle to Glendale Road were identified as priorities under the plan.

13.     The local board approved project ID 28538 Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan – investigate G9 priority route existing Glendale Road to Verdale Circle, on 24 June 2021 as a part of its 2021/2022 Customer and Community Services work programme (resolution WTK/2021/80).

14.     Development of the G9 route poses several significant issues and constraints which will be costly and lengthy to remedy, such as gaining access across private land and bridging of underground infrastructure.

15.     At a local board workshop on 10 March 2022, staff discussed these issues and concerns and recommended that the Waitākere Ranges Greenways route G8c and G8d be investigated for development. This route will provide similar access to the Glen Eden town centre from Verdale Circle and access to the wider park and facility network.

16.     The local board approved a variation to the project to focus on Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan 2019 sections G8c and G8d to connect Barnea Circle / Verdale Circle with Glen Eden town centre, at their local board meeting on 28 April 2022 (resolution WTK/2022/33).

Waitākere Ranges Greenways route G8c and G8d

17.     A project to investigate and construct route G8c and G8d of Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan (project ID 28538) was approved by the local board on 27 July 2023 as part of their 2023/2024 Customer and Community Services Work Programme (resolution WTK/2023/82).

18.     Following the April 2022 local board decision to defer work on the Greenways G9 route, a feasibility study of the Greenways Route G8c and G8d was completed (attachment C).

19.     The study determined that two options were available to construct a route, linking Verdale Circle with Glendale Road, via Lucinda Place as shown in Figure 1 below.

·    Section B: Olive Grove Park, opposite 17 Verdale Circle, through to Lucinda Place via a footbridge and 18 Lucinda Place.

·    Section C: Olive Grove Park, and through to Lucinda Place, via a footbridge and Lucinda Community Orchard, and a walkway between 6 and 8 Lucinda Place.

 


 

Figure 1: Two route options – section B: connection via 18 Lucinda Pl and section C: connection via community orchard

20.     Public consultation on the two options was undertaken in October 2022 and staff presented the results (attachment B) at a local board workshop on 6 July 2023.

21.     The local board directed staff to submit a business report with a recommended option to seek a formal decision from the board on the direction of the project.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Greenways Route G8 – Glen Eden Town Centre: Verdale Circle to Glendale Road

22.     The project investigation stage has identified that both route options are feasible in terms of land ownership, accessibility, design and constructability and the estimated cost of each option is within the approved funding envelope. High level concept plans for the two route options are provided in attachment A.

23.     Both options require the installation of two-metre-wide concrete footpaths and a 15m long x 2m wide glulam timber bridge across the Waikumete Stream with a shallow foundation. The project will include amenity lighting where possible along the new route section.

24.     Improvements are recommended for the existing section of the path within Huihui/Glen Eden Picnic Ground between Lucinda Place and Glendale Road to upgrade fencing and widen the path where possible. This work may be limited due to the position of mature trees.

Options Assessment

25.     Based on the feasibility study findings the following risk analysis has been undertaken as outlined in Table 1 below:


 

Table 1: Options risk analysis for G8c and G8d route

 

Option 1:  Section B – Connection through 18 Lucinda Place

Option 2: Section C – Connection through the Lucinda Community Orchard

Accessibility

Relatively flat and straight throughout.

Change in levels throughout the path.

Require Building & Resource consents

Yes

Yes

Preliminary cost estimate

$342,000*

$394,000*

Construction risk 

Low

Medium (due to the underground services along the path).

Impact on neighborhood

Medium, however the path near 48 Verdale Circle will be constructed at the furthest point possible from the private property.

 

Medium to high impact.

The proposed path runs through the established community orchard and will need to be installed directly adjacent to two property boundaries.

Community preferred option

Less preferred option with 21 people supporting.

Note that 11 people preferred no connection.

Most preferred option with 29 people supporting.

Note that 11 people preferred no connection.

Construction disruption

Low, as 18 Lucinda Pl is owned by the council.

Low to medium, as the path runs between the private property driveway and fence.

Vegetation removal required

Yes

Yes

 

* Explanatory note: the preliminary cost estimates are based on rates in August 2022. The figures are adjusted below in Table 2 & 3 by 30% to reflect rates at the time of construction.

26.     Below is the high-level cost estimate for both the options:

Table 2: High-level cost estimate for Option 1: Section B through 18 Lucinda Pl

Section B – Connection through 18 Lucinda Place

Description

Cost estimate

Contract Management

$27,000

Actual construction works

$232,000

Professional Services (Design, Consents and approvals)

$83,000

Contingency 30%

$108,000

Total

$450,000

 


 

Table 3: High-level cost estimate for Option 2: Section C through community orchard

Section B – Connection through 18 Lucinda Place

Description

Cost estimate

Contract Management

$34,500

Actual construction works

$269,000

Professional Services (Design, Consents and approvals)

$90,500

Contingency 30%

$118,200

Total

$512,200

Public consultation

27.     Public consultation on the two options was carried out in October 2022 for three weeks, through letter drops and the Auckland Council online survey tool, Have Your Say. 

28.     A total of 61 submissions were received through the public consultation, of which:

·     21 opted for Option 1: Section B – connection through 18 Lucinda Place

·     29 opted for Option 2: Section C – connection through Lucinda Community Orchard

·     11 submissions preferred to do nothing.

29.     Detailed consultation feedback is provided in attachment B.

Recommended option

30.     Staff recommend Option 1: Section B (connection through 18 Lucinda place). This recommendation has less unknown risks, is expected to cost less, have minimal impact on the adjacent neighbours and no impact on the Lucinda Community Orchard.

31.     Staff also recommend minor works along section A of Huihui/Glen Eden Picnic Ground as shown in figure 2 below.


 

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Figure 2: Recommended route – Option1: Section B - connection via 18 Lucinda pl and some minor works for Glen Eden picnic ground

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

32.     The council’s climate goals as set out in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan are:

·        to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and

·        to prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.

33.     It is anticipated that there will be an increase in carbon emission from construction, including contractor emissions. The design will aim to minimise earthworks and reduce the quantity of soil removed from site.

34.     Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions will be achieved through sourcing of low-carbon material options (including sourcing materials locally) and the use of products with environmental declarations for embodied carbon reductions.

35.     Climate change is likely to impact the asset as the proposed pedestrian bridge included in both options is proposed to be located in a flood plain area. However, staff will further investigate mitigation measures as part of the detailed design phase.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

36.     Council staff from across the Customer and Community Services directorate, including Parks and Community Facilities operational management teams have been consulted. They are supportive of the proposal as it promotes walking and cycling and aligns with the local board’s greenways plan.

37.     Collaboration with staff will be ongoing to ensure that the development of the preferred option is appropriately integrated into the operational maintenance and asset management systems once completed.

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

Local impacts and local board views

38.     Both options were presented to the local board at a workshop on 6 July 2022, along with assessment of each option including constraints, risks and estimated costs. The local board directed staff to submit a business report with a recommended option to seek a formal decision.

39.     The project aligns with the following Waitkere Ranges Local Board Plan 2020 outcomes and objectives:

 

Table 4: 2020 Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan outcomes and objectives

Outcome

Objective

Outcome 1: People have range of opportunities to experience arts, culture and heritage

We recognise the ability of arts, culture and our history to bring people together celebrate our differences as strengths and improve wellbeing 

Outcome 2: Our communities experience wellbeing, belonging and participation 

It is important for us to support and encourage community wellbeing 

Outcome 3: We have infrastructure and facilities which support and enhance our neighborhoods and town center

We want to see successful and welcoming town and neighborhoods which reflect local pride, prosperity and heritage

Outcome 4: Our communities are resilient and strong

Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

40.     Auckland Council is committed to meeting its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its statutory obligations and relationship commitments to Māori. These commitments are articulated in the council’s key strategic planning documents, the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan 2021-2031, the Unitary Plan (operative in part), Whiria Te Muka Tangata Māori Responsiveness Framework and local board plans.

41.     The development discussed in this report will provide indirect outcomes to the Māori Responsiveness Programme as it supports the wellbeing of all the members of the community, including mana whenua.

42.     Engagement with mana whenua on this project will commence following confirmation of a preferred route option by the local board. Once the option has been finalised, staff will engage with all the key stakeholders including mana whenua and work closely throughout the project life cycle.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

43.     It is recommended funding be allocated from the Waitākere Ranges Local Board Capital Transport Fund (LBCTF) to develop the shared path. The LBCTF is managed by Auckland Transport. There is $958,000 available in the current term.

44.     While funding for this project was approved previously, in December 2021 (resolution number WTK/2021/1), Auckland Transport has recently advised that the LBCTF from the previous term is no longer available. The local board will need to review its priority projects for funding from the LBCTF.

45.     High level indicative cost estimates for the design, project management and construction of each concept design option are included in the options assessment as per table 1.

46.     The estimated cost for the preferred option (Option 1: Section B - connection through 18 Lucinda place) is $342,000. This estimate does not include the minor works at Huihui/Glen Eden Picnic Ground which is estimated to be around $20,000 to $30,000.

47.     The preliminary cost estimates are based on rates in August 2022. Hence the proposed contingency is 30 per cent to reflect current rates of construction which is $450,000.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

48.     Resource consent and building consent will be required for the proposed pedestrian bridge construction. Preparation and processing of these consents may have an impact on the time frame for construction of the project.

49.     Further engagement with external stakeholders, mana whenua and the community will be undertaken as part of the resource consenting phase. There is a risk that some individuals and groups within the community may not be in support of the project. This may delay the project and result in additional costs through the resource consent and engagement stages.

50.     Table 5 below outlines the risks and mitigations which have been considered:

Table 5: Risks and mitigation assessment for proposed Option 1: Section B

Risks identified

Mitigation

Timeframe

 

Resource consent

The resource and building consent application processing for the new shared path can take up to or more than 6 months depending upon the complexity of the proposed design and number of other applications. Staff will endeavour to meet the deadlines.

Building consent

Health & Safety

 

Public are exposed to unsafe conditions during construction phase

The construction area will be fenced off to avoid the public entering the work site.

Resource consent conditions will be adhered to regarding managing permitted noise and dust levels.

Construction

 

Poor weather during construction may hold up delivery

1.                                                                                        Subjected to the resource consent approval, the timing of the construction will be programmed to fall in spring/summer, when weather is more favourable.

Damage to existing paths due to construction works

The detailed design process will take into consideration of the surrounding assets and an appropriate risk management plan will be developed to capture all the risks and issues, and how to manage them accordingly.

Contamination

2.                                                                                         

Possible risk of ground contamination

Soil testing will be undertaken as part of the detailed design phase to ascertain whether there is any evidence of contamination.

The local board will be kept informed if any contamination is found at the site or of any impact on construction costs and timeframes.

Dependencies on any other project / department

There are no identified dependencies for this project from any other surrounding projects from other departments. However, this will be confirmed during the detailed design stage with all the key stakeholders.

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

51.     Subject to budget allocation, table 6 below summarises the anticipated next steps and estimated delivery timeframes for the project. The estimated timeframes assume successful and timely completion of each identified project step. Unforeseen delays in the procurement of a design and / or build partner or the resource consent process have the potential to delay completion of the project beyond the identified timeframe. 

Table 6:  Project phasing and timelines

Project phase

Planned completion timeframe

Resource consent application

Jan / Feb 2024

Mana whenua engagement

Provide high-level concepts plans to Te Kawerau ā Maki and all mana whenua groups for their consideration and feedback.

Jan / Feb 2024

Detailed design

Once the concept design is approved by the local board, the development of the detailed design can be progressed. Further community engagement and collaboration with iwi will be undertaken as a part of this phase.

Mar 2024

Building consent application

Jul 2024

Procure physical works contractor/build partner

Tender will be submitted to a suitable contractor as per the council’s procurement guidelines.

Oct 2024

Physical works

Accurate commencement and duration of physical works is not known at this time and will be confirmed at a later stage but is envisaged between the dates specified.

Nov 2024 – Jun 2025

52.     Progress updates on the project will be provided to the local board as part of their quarterly reports.


 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

High level concept plan for Waitākere Greenways Plan route G8c and G8d (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Consultation feedback for development of Waitākere Greenways Plan route G8c and G8d (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Feasibility report for Waitākere Greenways Plan route G8c and G8d (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Ravi Chandrappa - Senior Project Manager, Parks and Community Facilities

Authorisers

Taryn Crewe - General Manager Parks and Community Facilities

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

File No.: CP2023/15671

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive the Auckland Transport report on the Local Board Transport Capital Fund, which provides the Waitākere Ranges Local Board with advice on potential projects and priorities for the local board to consider when making its decision on how to allocate its remaining budget for the 2022-2025 Local Board Transport Capital Fund programme.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Transport manages the Local Board Transport Capital Fund on behalf of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board. 

3.       A decision relating to the allocation of the 2022-2025 Local Board Transport Capital Fund is being sought.

4.       The Auckland Transport report on the Local Board Capital Fund Transport is attached to this report (Attachment A).

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive Auckland Transport’s Local Board Transport Capital Fund report.

b)      whakarite / provide its recommendations for the allocation of the 2022-2025 Local Board Transport Capital Fund and confirm its priorities should future funding become available

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Auckland Transport Local Board Transport Capital Fund report (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Nataly Anchicoque - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan - approval to notify the intention to prepare the plan and endorsement of plan scope

File No.: CP2023/14994

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Waitākere Ranges Local Board to publicly notify its intention to prepare the Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan.

2.       To approve the project scope and engagement approach for the Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       In July 2023, the Waitākere Ranges Local Board approved the development of the Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan in its multi-year work programme (Resolution number: WTK/2023/82). 

4.       Once adopted, the Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan (LPMP) will provide a policy framework and direction to manage use, protection and development of the Waitākere Ranges local park network.

5.       Land which is in scope for the LPMP includes local park land for which the local board has allocated decision-making authority, held under both the Reserves Act 1977 and the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA). 

6.       For drainage reserves, the local board has allocated decision-making authority for non-regulatory activities. Non-regulatory activities include local park improvements that will not negatively affect the stormwater network which is the responsibility of the Governing Body (delegated to Healthy Waters).

7.       Land that has an open space function is excluded from the scope of the LPMP where:

·        it is not owned or managed by Auckland Council

·        the local board does not have a decision-making role e.g., regional parks.

8.       For unformed legal roads that adjoin local parks and contribute to the function of those parks, the local board’s advocacy to Auckland Transport can be expressed through the plan.

9.       The LPMP will be prepared using the process for reserve management plans outlined in the Reserves Act 1977 (see Attachment A).

10.     Approval is sought to notify the intention to prepare a plan and to invite written submissions pursuant to section 41(5) of the Reserves Act.

11.     The public notices are likely to be published in early November 2023, and the deadline for written submissions will be a minimum of one month later.

12.     This report outlines the engagement approach for the development of the LPMP. The engagement includes online interactive platforms for receiving community feedback such as Social Pinpoint (see Attachment D).

13.     The cost of public notification will be met from the project budget.


 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve public notification of the intention to prepare a Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan for all local parks and reserves in the Waitākere Ranges local board area and invite written submissions on the proposed plan.

b)      whakaae / approve the scope (Attachments B and C of the agenda report) and engagement approach (Attachment D of the agenda report) for the development of the Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan.

Horopaki

Context

Background information

14.     The local board approved the development of the Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan (LPMP), and associated budget, as part of the adoption of the 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 Customer and Community Services work programmes (Resolution numbers: WTK/2021/80, WTK/2022/73 and WTK/2023/82).

15.     The Waitākere Ranges Local Board has decision-making responsibility for approximately 206 local parks in the Waitākere Ranges area. Almost 70 per cent (134 local parks) are covered by existing reserve management plans. All of these plans are 13 years old or more, and will be superseded by the new LPMP (see paragraphs 25 to 26 for more details).

16.     This report covers the ‘what, why and how’ of preparing a LPMP, and also seeks approval from the local board to initiate the first round of public consultation.

What is a local parks management plan?

17.     The LPMP is a statutory document for land held under the Reserves Act 1977. Section 41(1) of the Act requires the council to create management plans for certain classifications of reserves. This also means that the council is legally bound to adhere to management plans.

18.     The contents of the LPMP (outlined in Attachment B) will provide:

·    A park management framework consisting of:

high-level values and principles to guide policies that apply across all parks

classification of land held under the Reserves Act 1977 which determines the primary purpose for which individual parks or parts of parks must be managed

·    guidance on issues impacting individual parks and intentions to manage those issues

·    overarching direction for leases and other activities requiring landowner approval for relevant parks.

Why do we need a local parks management plan?

19.     A LPMP is an important tool to protect the values of parks while providing for appropriate activities. They provide a framework for consistent, transparent decision-making for managing and developing park land, that guides the local board, council group, other organisations and the wider community.

20.     The table below gives an overview of the benefits of LPMPs:

A diagram of benefits and examples

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Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

What park land is included in the LPMP?

21.     The scope of the LPMP includes local park land for which the local board has allocated decision-making authority, both under the Reserves Act 1977 or the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA).

22.     For drainage reserves, the local board has allocated decision-making authority for non-regulatory activities. These activities include local park improvements that will not negatively affect the stormwater network, which is the responsibility of the Governing Body (delegated to Healthy Waters).

23.     For unformed legal roads that adjoin local parks and contribute to the function of those parks, the local board’s advocacy to Auckland Transport can be expressed through the plan.

24.     A summary of the park land which is in scope for the LPMP is shown in the table below. See Attachment C for more detail and specific examples:

In scope

Land for which the local board has allocated decision-making:

ü land held under Reserves Act 1977

ü park land held under Local Government Act 2002

Advocacy role only

Land for which the local board does not have allocated decision-making, but that does fulfill an open space function:

·    legal roads that have a significant open space function and adjoin local parks

Out of scope

Land for which the local board does not have allocated decision-making:

û unformed roads (unless they have an open space function and adjoin local parks – see above)

û drainage reserves (unless they have an open space function)

û regional park land

û open cemeteries e.g., Waikumete Cemetery

û park land owned and managed by other entities such as the Department of Conservation (where there is no management agreement with council)

 

Continuous review

25.     A list of existing Reserve Management Plans (RMPs) for local parks in the Waitākere Ranges to be superseded by the LPMP can be found in Attachment E. If additional plans are discovered during research, advice will be provided to the local board for consideration as to whether they should be superseded.

26.     The main benefit of superseding existing RMPs within the LPMP is to fulfil the requirement of the Reserves Act 1977 (the Reserves Act) to keep RMPs under continuous review. It also ensures that plans reflect current community and mana whenua aspirations for these parks.

27.     Staff recommend including all parks without existing RMPs within the scope of the LPMP. This is to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Reserves Act and consistency in park management across the network.

28.     Existing spatial plans, such as park specific masterplans and concept plans will not be superseded by the LPMP. The parks specific section of the LPMP can reflect the direction of the adopted spatial plans.

Approval to notify the intention to prepare a local parks management plan

29.     To develop a LPMP compliant with both the Reserves Act and the LGA, it is prudent to prepare the plan using the processes and procedures as set out in the Reserves Act (Attachment A).

30.     The process required under the Reserves Act includes two formal rounds of public consultation.

31.     This report seeks approval for the first round of public consultation. The consultation will seek feedback to inform the development of a draft plan.

32.     Public notices are anticipated to be published in early November 2023. The deadline for written submissions will be at least one month after the notification date.

33.     The second round of consultation will be undertaken once the draft LPMP has been prepared and approved for public consultation by the local board.

Tailored community engagement

34.     Consultation beyond the statutory requirements of the Reserves Act will be undertaken. This will be done by providing different ways for key partners, stakeholders and the wider community to provide feedback.

35.     Planned engagement activities will include paper and online tools. As well as the use of an innovative digital social mapping tool to capture comments and feedback on individual parks. This is supported by a range of communications through social media, council publications, park signage, posters, emails and in person information sessions (see Attachment D).

36.     Staff have taken onboard feedback from the local board about further tailoring engagement activities. The activities will include using community run publications and libraries, including nearby council libraries in West Auckland, and holding drop-in sessions at libraries and markets. 

37.     Working with subject matter experts such as the Local Board Engagement Advisor, Community Broker and Communications Specialist will ensure that the public consultation is visible to the mix of urban, rural and coastal communities in the local board area.

38.     Feedback from the Waitakere Ranges Combined Ratepayers and Residents Group (WRCR&RG) on council’s consultation process will also be considered. It is anticipated that a meeting will be held with the group in mid-October 2023. 

39.     The use of summaries to provide access to relevant information is a key point raised previously by the WRC&RG. This will be addressed by creating a background information document explaining the LPMP project in detail. The document will also include the existing reserve management plans that will be superseded.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

40.     The decisions in this report are largely administrative with a low likelihood of direct impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The management direction set out in the future LPMP, will emphasise the role of local parks in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

41.     The LPMP programme will seek input from council units and council-controlled organisations, including, but not limited to:

·    Active Communities

·    Infrastructure and Environmental Services

·    Parks and Community Facilities (including Leasing)

·    Community and Social Policy

·    Plans and Places (Heritage)

·    Legal Services

·    Eke Panuku Development Auckland

·    Auckland Transport. 

42.     Staff will work closely with council departments to draft the LPMP, ensuring alignment with other council plans where possible. Staff will also make certain that any direction provided in the LPMP on council’s activities on parks is clearly understood.

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

Local impacts and local board views

Local impacts

43.     The LPMP will give local residents and park users the opportunity to influence the direction of future park management and development.

Local board views

44.     Staff discussed the proposed scope of the LPMP, and the first round of public notification, with the local board at workshops in June and September 2023.

45.     At the workshops, local board members largely expressed support for the proposed scope of the LPMP and the first round of public notification. Some concerns were however raised about tailoring these to the local area.

46.     Prior to plan drafting, staff will work with the local board and mana whenua to explore options for creating a document which reflects the unique natural character and cultural heritage of the area. The plan will include consideration of the purpose and objectives of the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act 2008.

47.     As outlined in paragraphs 36-38, we have tailored the engagement plan based on local board feedback.  Opportunities to involve the public and make connections with the diverse communities across the extensive geographic area of Waitākere Ranges have been created.

48.     As discussed at the workshop, staff will send the local board a detailed engagement plan and draft consultation material for their information, prior to the start of the consultation in early November 2023. 

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

49.     The Reserves Act is one of the Acts in the First Schedule to the Conservation Act 1987. Section 4 of the Conservation Act contains an obligation to give effect to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi (te Tiriti / the Treaty).

50.     In performing functions and duties under the Reserves Act, such as developing a reserve management plan, the local board must give effect to the principles of te Tiriti / the Treaty.

51.     The principles of te Tiriti / the Treaty likely to be most relevant in making decisions on the Waitākere Ranges LPMP and land status review work are:

·     partnership – mutual good faith and reasonableness

·     informed decision-making – being well-informed of the mana whenua interests and views. Engagement is a means to achieve informed decision-making

·     active protection – this involves the active protection of Māori interests retained under te Tiriti / the Treaty. It includes the promise to protect rangatiratanga and taonga.

52.     The LGA contains obligations to Māori, including to facilitate Māori participation in council decision-making processes (sections 4; 14(1)(d); 81(1)(a)).

53.     All interested mana whenua will be engaged in the development of the LPMP, in order to:

·        enable Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) to be incorporated into the management of parks in the Waitākere Ranges local board area

·        provide an opportunity for mana whenua to express their kaitiaki role.

54.     The Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act acknowledges the area’s particular cultural significance to Te Kawerau ā Maki and Ngāti Whātua.

55.     The Waitākere Ranges LPMP project was introduced at the Parks and Community Facilities Mana Whenua Engagement Forum on 30 August 2023. Mana whenua were invited to participate in the plan drafting process.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

56.     When including the LPMP in its work programme, the local board allocated a total of $45,000 to the project. This consists of $30,000 carried forward from previous years to be applied to the 2023/2024 financial year and a further $15,000 allocated for the 2023/2024 financial year (Resolution numbers: WTK/2021/80, WTK/2022/73 and WTK/2023/82).

57.     Minimal budget has been spent to-date as the project start date was delayed due to COVID implications and resourcing shortage.

58.     Project costs are in addition to staff time and include public notification, mana whenua and community engagement, specialist technical advice and hearings.

59.     The budget of $45,000 may not meet all of the project costs over the next three years, for example where there is additional work for mapping due to bespoke requirements. The local board will be notified ahead of time of any potential budget shortfall. This will not reduce project scope, however, as this is guided by statutory requirements.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

60.     A risk assessment was undertaken as part of the planning for the development of the LPMP. The following table outlines relevant risks and mitigations:

IF <event>

THEN <impact>

Possible mitigations

If the community are having to engage with council over multiple topics at the same time.

Then the community may not provide feedback on how they would like parks in their area managed in the future. This means that the LPMP may not accurately reflect community aspirations.

·    Align with other engagement activity where possible to make it easy for the community to participate.

·    Use multiple engagement channels to reach the community, including those who do not normally take up the opportunity to engage.

·    Review results of engagement activities that have been undertaken recently, to see if feedback has been given that is relevant for the development of the LPMP.

If the community suffers from ‘consultation fatigue’ due to being involved with a number of recent council consultation processes.

Then the community may display a more limited interest in providing feedback for this project.

 

 

·    Ensure we use creative and innovative engagement methods to peak interest of the community, to encourage them to submit feedback.

·    Make sure the engagement methods (particularly online systems) are working effectively and are simple for the public to provide their input.

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

61.     The high-level timeline, including key project and consultation milestones, and local board decision-making, is outlined in Attachment A of this report.

62.     The next steps in the development of the LPMP are to:

·    publicly notify the intention to prepare the management plan for at least one month starting in early November 2023

·    initiate engagement and partnership with mana whenua

·    commence targeted engagement with key stakeholders

·    continue working on the land status review of all park and reserve land.

63.     Submissions from the first round of consultation will be given full consideration in preparing the draft plan.

64.     It is anticipated that draft Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan will be available for public consultation in mid-2025.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

High-level process and timeline (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

General content in scope of the LPMP (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Park land in scope of the LPMP (Under Separate Cover)

 

d

Engagement approach (Under Separate Cover)

 

e

Existing reserve management plans to be superseded by the LPMP (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Jessica Morris - Service and Asset Planning Specialist

Authorisers

Justine Haves - General Manager Regional Services & Strategy

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

New Telecommunications Licence – Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park

File No.: CP2023/13723

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.   To seek approval to enter a new commercial licence for the continued use of telecommunications equipment at Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park, 112-122 Glendale Road, Glen Eden.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.   Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park is held by Auckland Council and is classified as a recreation reserve therefore is subject to the Reserves Act 1977.

3.   The current licence between Auckland Council (Licensor) and Vodafone New Zealand Limited (Licensee) commenced on 1 April 2010, and finally expired on 31 March 2020. The licence is currently holding over on a month-to-month basis under the same terms and conditions.

4.   Aotearoa Towers GP Limited (ATG) have made a formal application to Eke Panuku for a new commercial licence to enable the continuation to operate telecommunications equipment, which is currently installed, the permitted use of the licence will not change and no additional equipment is being installed.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve a new commercial licence between Auckland Council (Licensor) and Aotearoa Towers GP Limited (Licensee) at Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park, 112-122 Glendale Road, Glen Eden with the following terms:

i)       commencement date: 1 September 2023

ii)       term: 20 years

iii)      final expiry date: 30 August 2043

iv)      for the purpose of operating and maintaining equipment for telecommunications purposes.

Horopaki

Context

5.   The portion of Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park where the telecommunications equipment is attached to the building is described as Lot 1 DP 35583 comprising 1.6203 hectares and contained in Part NA58B/145.

6.   Lot 1 is currently held by Auckland Council as a classified recreation reserve and subject to the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977.


 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

7. Telecommunications equipment has been onsite since 4 April 2010.

8.   The licensed area is 18 square metres more or less.

9.   There exists equipment cabinets and a security fence on the licensed area, this is connected to the South side of the Ceramco Park Function Centre.

10. The new license will be between Auckland Council (Licensor) and ATG (Licensee).

11. In November 2022 Vodafone New Zealand Limited announced the sale of their passive mobile tower infrastructure business to ATG. ATG are now New Zealand’s largest towers business, comprising approximately 1,500 wholly owned mobile towers across the country.

12. Eke Panuku are satisfied that ATG can meet the obligations of the licence.

13. The rent is being reviewed as part of implementing a new licence.

14. The permitted use of the site will not change.

15. No additional equipment is being installed.

16. In accordance with section 54(2) of the Reserves Act 1977 public notice of the intention to grant a new licence is required to be completed. Council must consider all objections and submissions from the public in relation to the proposed licence. Public notice includes publishing a notice in one local newspaper and on the Auckland Council Have Your Say website.

17. A public notice was published in the Western Leader on 17 August 2023.

18. A public notice was published on the Auckland Council Have Your Say website on 18 August 2023 and was available online for one month.

19. No submissions were received in response to the public notice.

20. There is a legacy Waitākere City Council Reserve Management Plan for Ceramco Park and Kaurilands Domain adopted in July 2000.

21. A licence for telecommunications equipment within the recreation reserve is not contemplated by the approved management plan.

22. Eke Panuku is aware of the development of a new Omnibus Reserve Management Plan led by the Service and Asset Planning team at Auckland Council for the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area, called the Waitākere Ranges Local Parks Management Plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

23. There will be no direct climate impact by granting a new licence as no additional equipment is being installed on the site.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

24. Eke Panuku support the continued use of telecommunications equipment at Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park, a positive working relationship with the Licensee has been formed since 1 November 2022.

 

25. The existing agreements have been in place since 2010 and equipment has been operating on-site for over 13 years with no issues recorded.


 

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

Local impacts and local board views

26. A workshop was attended with Waitākere Ranges Local Board on Thursday 3 August 2023 to discuss the new commercial license, feedback received was positive.

 

27. The telecommunications equipment services the Glen Eden area and provides network coverage for residents.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

28. There are no impacts on iwi groups by granting the new commercial licence.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

29. The annual rent is being reviewed as part of the new licence negotiations. Eke Panuku have requested a market valuation by a registered valuer and await the outcome of the report.

 

30. Some time has passed since the rent was reviewed; therefore, this will likely create a positive financial impact and generate more revenue than previously.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

31. There is a reputational risk to council if the continued use of the site for telecommunications purposes is not approved. Residents will lose coverage on their mobile network if the equipment were to be removed.

32. Should the new commercial licence not be granted the telecommunications equipment may have to be moved to another site, new site options may be less desirable to the community.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

33. Eke Panuku will await the outcome of the market valuation.

34. Eke Panuku will continue negotiations with the Licensees and finalise the new license.

35. Eke Panuku will implement the agreed rental rate and execute the new license.


 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Telecommunication Equipment Location (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Telecommunications Equipment Location Overview (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Rosalyn Cowe - Alternative Assets Property Manager

Authorisers

Alaina Beattie - Property Portfolio Manager

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Quick Response Round One 2023/2024 Grant Allocations

File No.: CP2023/14721

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To fund, part-fund or decline applications received for the Waitākere Ranges Quick Response Grants Round One 2023/2024.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Waitākere Ranges local board adopted the Waitākere Ranges Local Grants Programme 2023/2024 as presented in Attachment A. The document sets application guidelines for contestable community grants submitted to the Board.

3.       This report presents applications received in the Waitākere Ranges Quick Response Round One 2023/2024 (Attachment B).

4.       The Waitākere Ranges Local Board has set a total community grants budget of $90,898.00 for 2023/2024.

5.       Seven applications were received for Waitākere Ranges Quick Response Grants Round One, requesting $7,326.86

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whakaae / agree to fund, part-fund, or decline each application in the Waitākere Ranges Quick Response Grants Round One 2023/2024, listed in the following table:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

QR2419-101

South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network

Environment

Towards the provision of two AT- 220 possum and rat traps

$990.00

QR2419-102

Mr P D Marsh & Mrs K A Marsh

Community

Towards materials to help with creating props and decorations to setup the Halloween Experience at Laingholm Hall

$1,000.00

QR2419-103

Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust New Zealand (Incorporated)

Community

Towards online workshop training and education costs

$1,500.00

QR2419-104

Birdsong Opanuku

Environment

Towards monitoring tunnels, monitoring cards, mice and rat traps, and pet-safe boxes for the school CatchIT programme at Oratia District School

$1,000.00

QR2419-106

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards Clinical Triage support for the Youthline Helpline Volunteers

$1,500.00

QR2419-108

Bishop Stream Neighbourhood Garden

Community

Towards trellis panels, fence paint, hedge clippers and secateurs for pruning at the Bishop Stream Neighbourhood Garden in Titirangi

$736.86

QR2419-109

Scottish Celtic Music Group

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire of the Oratia Bowling Club for two evenings

$600.00

Total

 

 

 

$7,326.86

 

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.       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.

8.       The Waitākere Ranges local board adopted the Waitākere Ranges Local Grants Programme 2023/2024 as presented in Attachment A. The document sets application guidelines for contestable community grants submitted to the Board.

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

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

10.     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 grants programme criteria. The eligibility of each application is identified in the report recommendations.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

11.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to Auckland Council’s commitment to address climate change by providing grants to individuals and groups for projects that support and enable community climate action.


 

12.     Community climate action involves reducing or responding to climate change by local 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.

13.     Examples of projects include local food production and food waste reduction; increasing access to single-occupancy transport options; home energy efficiency and community renewable energy generation; local tree planting and streamside revegetation; and educating about sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce carbon footprints.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

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

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 Waitākere Ranges local board is required to fund, part-fund or decline these grant applications against the local board priorities identified in the local board grants programme.

17.     The board is requested to note that section 50 of the Community Grants Policy states:
“We will also provide feedback to unsuccessful grant applicants about why they have been declined, so they will know what they can do to increase their chances of success next time”.

18.     A summary of each application received through 2023/2024 Waitākere Ranges Quick Response Grants Round One is provided in Attachment B.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

19.     The local board grants programme aims to respond to the 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 grant processes.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

20.     The Waitākere Ranges local board adopted the Waitākere Ranges Local Grants Programme 2023/2024 as presented in Attachment A. The document sets application guidelines for contestable community grants submitted to the Board.

21.     This report presents applications received in the Waitākere Ranges Quick Response Round One 2023/2024 (Attachment B).

22.     The Waitākere Ranges local board has set a total community grants budget of $90,898.00 for 2023/2024.

23.     Seven applications were received for Waitākere Ranges Quick Response Grants Round One 2023/2024, requesting $7,326.86.


 

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

24.     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

25.     Following the Waitākere Ranges local board allocating funding for this round, grants staff will notify the applicants of the local board’s decision.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Grants Programme 2023/2024 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Waitākere Ranges Quick Response Round One Application Summary 2023/2024 (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Vincent Marshall - Grants Advisor

Authorisers

Pierre Fourie - Grants & Incentives Manager

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/15276

 

  

 

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 Waitākere Ranges 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)      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.

 

Horopaki

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 fees 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 12 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:

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

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.

Title

Page

a

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Fees and Charges 2024/2025 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Feedback form for proposed changes to local fees and charges consultation content (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sugenthy Thomson - Lead Financial Advisor, Financial Strategy and Planning

Authorisers

Mark Purdie – Manager, Local Board Financial Advisors

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Auckland Council submission on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation

File No.: CP2023/14600

 

  

 

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 (Issues and Options paper).

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 Waitākere Ranges 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

Template for submission points on the Inquiry into Climate Adaptation (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Petra Pearce - Lead Climate Resilience Advisor

Authorisers

Lauren Simpson - Chief Sustainability Officer

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/14960

 

  

 

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 Waitākere Ranges 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 AT’s responses to previous local board queries about Katoa, Ka Ora (Attachment A) 

c)       tuhi ā-taipitopito / 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)      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 of additional locations requested in public consultation feedback and recommended for the next future consultation in Attachment C.

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.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waitākere Ranges Local Board – Response to Resolutions (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Waitākere Ranges Safe Speeds – Infographic (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Waitākere Ranges Local Board – Responses to site specific feedback (Under Separate Cover)

 

d

Waitākere Ranges Safe Speeds – Local Board feedback summary (Under Separate Cover)

 

e

Katoa Ka Ora Map Waitākere Ranges (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Eric van Essen - Programme Director, Strategic Programmes, Auckland Transport

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Te Ara Hauāuru - Northwest Rapid Transit

File No.: CP2023/14817

 

  

 

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).

a.  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.

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:

a.   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.

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

c.   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:

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

b.   confirm staging (and any triggers) of recommended options

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

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

e.   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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

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

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

i)       access and connections on local 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:

a.   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

b.   a transport intervention that reduces Auckland’s carbon footprint

c.   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:

a.    100,000 extra people living in the Northwest

b.    40,000 new households

c.    increased congestion

d.    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:

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

b.    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:

a.   demand

b.   capacity

c.   journey times

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

e.   engineering factors

f.    cost and value for money

g.   land acquisition

h.   integration and staging the delivery of the wider rapid transit network

i.    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:

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 SH18

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.

 

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 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Local board workshop presentation (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Daniel McCabe - Principal Communications and Engagement Advisor, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Feedback on the draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

File No.: CP2023/14749

 

  

 

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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whakarite / 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 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.


 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

RPTP feedback template for local boards (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

RPTP consultation 2023 snapshot (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

RPTP post-consultation memo (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Luke Elliott - Principal Planner, Auckland Transport

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 


Waitākere Ranges 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.: CP2023/15128

 

  

 

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 Waitākere Ranges 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 1 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 1: 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

·    New Telecommunications Licence – Ōkaurirahi / Ceramco Park – 112-122 Glendale Road, Glen Eden: this activity is currently at stage two of the engagement approach, consult. This activity will be reported at the Waitākere Ranges Local Board business meeting on Thursday 26 October 2023. The report will be seeking a formal resolution to enter a new licence with the licensee.

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


 

Watercare

27.     There are no changes to engagement levels to report.

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

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

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

30.     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

31.     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.

32.     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

33.     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

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

35.     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

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

37.     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

38.     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.

39.     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

40.     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 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Watercare work programme update (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Maclean Grindell - Senior Advisor Operations and Policy

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Chair's Report - Greg Presland

 

File No.: CP2023/00273

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an update on projects, meetings, and other initiatives relevant to the local board’s interests.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Local board members are responsible for leading policy development in their areas of interest, proposing and developing project concepts, overseeing agreed projects within budgets, being active advocates, accessing and providing information and advice.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive Chair Greg Presland’s October 2023 report as tabled.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Nataly Anchicoque - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme

File No.: CP2023/02697

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Waitākere Ranges Local Board with its updated Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme calendar (the calendar).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The calendar for the Waitākere Ranges Local Board is in Attachment A. The calendar is updated monthly and reported to business meetings.

3.       The calendar is 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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme for October 2023.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar -  October 2023 (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Nataly Anchicoque - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

26 October 2023

 

 

Workshop Records

 

File No.: CP2023/02592

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To present records of workshops held by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       A workshop record providing a brief summary of the general nature of the discussion is reported to the next business meeting, along with, where considered appropriate under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, related supporting material.

3.       Waitākere Ranges Local Board workshops are open to the public. This means that public and/or media may be in attendance and workshop materials including presentations and supporting documents will be made publicly available unless deemed confidential.

4.       The workshop records of the local board workshops are appended to the report.

5.       Workshop records and supporting documents are publicly available at this link: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/local-boards/all-local-boards/waitakere-ranges-local-board/Pages/waitakere-ranges-local-board-workshops.aspx

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the workshop records for 7, 14, 21 and 28 September 2023.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Workshop Record 7 September 2023 (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Workshop Record 14 September 2023 (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Workshop Record 21 September 2023 (Under Separate Cover)

 

d

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Workshop Record 28 September 2023 (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Nataly Anchicoque - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Adam Milina - Local Area Manager