I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 31 October 2023

10.00am

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Office
1-7 The Strand
Takapuna

 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Toni van Tonder

 

Deputy Chairperson

Terence Harpur

 

Members

Peter Allen

 

 

Gavin Busch

 

 

Melissa Powell

 

 

George Wood, CNZM

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Henare King

Democracy Advisor

 

26 October 2023

 

Contact Telephone: 027 204 3466

Email: henare.king@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

31 October 2023

 

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Nau mai | Welcome                                                                                                        5

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies                                                                                         5

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest                                         5

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes                                                    5

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence                                                            5

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements                                                                                       5

6.1     North Shore Brass Band 100 Year Anniversary                                               5

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions                                                                                                6

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations                                                                    6

8.1     Open and Connect - Introduction and We Meet Project                                  6

8.2     Dr Mairi Jay, Extinction Rebellion – Dangers of Heatstroke                           6

8.3     Devonport Community House - Local Board Update                                      7

8.4     David Schnauer, on behalf of Residents - Henderson Park to Sylvan Park Walkway                                                                                                                7

8.5     Devonport Community Workshop Trust - Claystore Renewal                        7

8.6     Kay Miller - Takapuna Holiday Park Lease                                                        8

8.7     Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club - Safe Access to On-Water Facilities at Bayswater Marina                                                                                            8

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui | Public Forum                                                                      8

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business                                                              9

11        Local board feedback on proposals for fees and charges for the financial year 2024/2025                                                                                                                      11

12        Adoption of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023                               25

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

 


1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The meeting was opened with a karakia.

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta 

Kia mātaratara ki tai         

E hī ake ana te atakura   

He tio 

He huka 

He hau hū  

Tīhei mauri ora

Cease o winds from the west

Cease o winds from the south

Bring calm breezes over the land

Bring calm breezes over the sea

And let the red-tipped dawn come

With a touch of frost

A sharpened air

And promise of a glorious day.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 29 August 2023, as true and correct.

 

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for leave of absence had been received.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

6.1       North Shore Brass Band 100 Year Anniversary

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To acknowledge and celebrate the North Shore Brass Band centennial.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum:

a)      acknowledge and congratulate the North Shore Brass Band on 100 years.

 

Attachments

a          Acknowledgement of North Shore Brass Band............................................. 87

 

 

 

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 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board. This means that details relating to deputations can be included in the published agenda. Total speaking time per deputation is fifteen minutes or as resolved by the meeting.

 

8.1       Open and Connect - Introduction and We Meet Project

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Cheryl Han and Jessie Zhao will be in attendance to address the board regarding Open and Connect’s We Meet Project.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

a)      receive the presentation from Open and Connect and thank them for their attendance.

 

Attachments

a          Open and Connect- Introduction and We Meet Project: OCNZ local board meeting presentation............................................................................ 89

 

 

8.2       Dr Mairi Jay, Extinction Rebellion – Dangers of Heatstroke

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Dr Mairi Jay will be in attendance to address the board regarding the dangers of overheating from the effects of climate change.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation from Dr Mairi Jay and thank them for their attendance.

 

Attachments

a          Dr Mairi Jay, Extinction Rebellion - Dangers of Heatstroke: Heatstroke Presentation.................................................................................................. 105

b          Dr Mairi Jay, Extinction Rebellion - Dangers of Heatstroke: Heat Stress Pamphlet....................................................................................................... 115

 

 

8.3       Devonport Community House - Local Board Update

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Nigel Bioletti will be in attendance on behalf of the Devonport Community House to provide an update to the local board.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation from Nigel Bioletti on behalf of Devonport Community House and thank them for their attendance.

 

Attachments

a          Devonport Community House - Local Board Update: DCH LB Presentation October 2023.......................................................................... 117

 

 

8.4       David Schnauer, on behalf of Residents - Henderson Park to Sylvan Park Walkway

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       David Schnauer and residents will be in attendance to address the Board regarding the Walkway between Henderson Park and Sylvan Park.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum:

a)      receive the presentation from David Schnauer and thank them for their attendance.

 

 

 

8.5       Devonport Community Workshop Trust - Claystore Renewal

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Peter Nelson, on behalf of The Devonport Community Workshop Trust, will be in attendance to address the board regarding the proposed renewal of the Claystore building.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

a)      receive the presentation from Peter Nelson on behalf of The Devonport Community Workshop Trust and thank them for their attendance.

 

 

 

8.6       Kay Miller - Takapuna Holiday Park Lease

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Kay Miller will be in attendance to address the board regarding the lease for the Takapuna Camping Ground.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum:

a)      receive the presentation from Kay Miller and thank them for their presentation.

 

 

 

8.7       Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club - Safe Access to On-Water Facilities at Bayswater Marina

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       The Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club will be in attendance to address the Board regarding the issue of safe access to on-water facilities at Bayswater Marina.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

a)      receive the presentation from Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club and thank them 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 five 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.”

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

31 October 2023

 

 

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

File No.: CP2023/16065

 

  

 

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 from the local board on the proposed changes to local fees and charges to be included in the consultation content.

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 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum:

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

i)        Phase two of Active Communities fees and charges review

A)      Membership Fees

1)      The alignment of legacy memberships to current rates over 3 years

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

B)      Aquatic Entrance Fees

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

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

C)     Swim School Fees

1)      An increase to swimming lesson prices closer to market rates whilst maintaining accessible pricing for Aucklanders

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

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

D)     Recreation Fees

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

2)      To simplify recreation term programme pricing.

 

ii)       Phase one of Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces review

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

 

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 24 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 that 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.

22.     Overall the aquatic entrance fees proposal will increase revenue by an estimated $77,000 per annum across the region and will ensure equitable access for users of these services.

23.     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

24.     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

25.     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.

26.     A full schedule of proposed changes to fees is attached (Attachment A).

 

Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces

27.     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.

28.     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.

29.     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.

30.     Around 40 per cent of fees are proposed to increase by up to $2 to align them to similar or nearby venues and a further 8 per cent of fees are proposed to increase by up to $12 for this reason. For a small number of venues, we are proposing to decrease fees to generate interest in hiring these facilities.  Overall, these proposed changes to venue hire fee are expected to the generate an increase in revenue of around $160,000.

31.     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.

32.     A full schedule of proposed changes to fees is attached. (Attachment A).

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

33.     The local board input into the proposed fees and charges for the consultation material 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

34.     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

35.     A local board workshop on fees and charges was held on the 24 October 2023.

36.     The local board has the opportunity to provide 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.

37.     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

38.     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

39.     The local board provides input into 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.

40.     The table below summarises the total financial implications for all local boards:

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

41.     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

42.     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

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Fees and Charges 2024/2025

17

b

Feedback form for proposed changes to local fees and charges consultation content

21

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Sugenthy Thomson - Lead Financial Advisor, Financial Strategy & Planning

Authorisers

Mark Purdie – Manager, Local Board Financial Advisors

Louise Mason - General Manager, Local Board Services

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

31 October 2023

 

 

Adoption of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023

File No.: CP2023/15475

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 requires that each local board complete a local board plan for adoption every three years and use the special consultative procedure (SCP) to engage with their communities.

3.       A draft version of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023 was prepared for consultation with the local communities. The consultation period for the SCP ran from 13 July to 14 August 2023.

4.       A total of 350 pieces of stakeholder and community feedback were received for Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, including 300 submissions through the online survey tool, 21 hard copy submissions, 12 email submissions, and 18 pieces of feedback through Have Your Say events. A full analysis of the submissions and feedback on the draft local board plan 2023 can be found here: https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/local-board-plans-2023-feedback

5.       The local board has considered all submissions and feedback received from the consultation period. Changes and minor edits to the draft local board plan have been discussed with the local board to reflect community feedback over a series of three workshops on Tuesday 19 September 2023, Tuesday 26 September 2023, and Tuesday 17 October 2023.

6.       The final draft Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023, which includes the proposed changes, is set out in Attachment A of this agenda report.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum:

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

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

Horopaki

Context

7.       The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 states that each local board must:

·    adopt their local board plan by 31 October of the year following an election.

·    use the special consultative procedure (SCP) to engage with their communities.

8.       Local board plans are strategic documents developed every three years. They set a direction for local boards and reflect community priorities and preferences. They provide a guide for local board activity, funding, and investment decisions. They also influence local board input into regional strategies and plans, including annual budgets.

9.       The plans inform the development of the council’s 10-year budget. They also form the basis for development of the annual local board agreement for the following three financial years and subsequent work programmes.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Key features of the Local Board Plan 2023

10.     The local board plan strategic framework consists of five key themes which includes objectives, key initiatives, measures of success, advocacy.

11.     The table below provides an explanation of the strategic framework applied in the local board plan:

Strategic Framework

Item

Description

Theme

Five key themes throughout the local board plan that are the areas of focus. These key focus areas are:

·    Our environment

·    Our people

·    Our community and facilities

·    Our places and transport

·    Our economy

Objective

A goal the local board seeks to achieve that is realistic (in the current financial environment), measurable and relevant to its roles and responsibilities

Key Initiative

A program of work, project or activity that brings the objective and outcome to life: should be deliverable (‘actionable’) and meaningful but not specific solutions

Measure of Success

A tool that outlines what success looks like and how we have achieved the objective or initiatives outlined in the plan

Advocacy

Initiatives that the local board may not have decision-making responsibilities or funding for but recognise the value it will add to the local community

Table one: Strategic Framework

 

12.     The five key themes of the local board plan include:

·        Our environment: Our natural and built spaces are cared for and we put water quality and the environment front and centre.

·        Our people: We value inclusivity, diversity, and resilience.

·        Our community and facilities: Our community has access to quality services in facilities that meet their needs.

·        Our places and transport: Our infrastructure supports growth, and our safe, efficient transport offers diverse travel options

·        Our economy: Our economy is thriving, our town centres are vibrant, and there is opportunity for all.

13.     The local board plan includes sections for Māori Outcomes and Climate Action, providing a summary of the considerations that have been addressed throughout the plan.

Consideration of submissions and feedback

14.     A draft version of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023 was prepared for consultation with the community. The consultation period ran from 13 July to 14 August 2023

15.     The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board has considered the submissions and feedback received.

16.     Public feedback on the draft plan was mixed. The majority of submitters were in support of the climate and environmental initiatives proposed however many of the submitters who indicated that they did not support the plan, provided qualitative data that told us this was because they did not support the investigation into a targeted rate to help fund a new library and community hub facility in Waiwharariki square.

17.     There were some key themes that came though in the consultation feedback which influenced the substantive changes to the draft local board plan. These key themes include:

·    Greater consideration of the senior population in the area

·    Support for local food supply and security

·    Address community safety

·    Increase consideration of youth in the plan

·    Champion the needs, views and priorities of disabled people

·    Clarify the aspirations for the Takapuna Library

·    Greater consideration on the arts, sports, and recreation

·    Emphasis the transport priorities for the local area.

18.     Changes to the draft Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023 have been made to reflect the community feedback that was received. All substantive changes to the draft plan are detailed in Attachment B to this agenda report: Development and changes to the draft Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023.

19.     The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023 (Attachment A) incorporates the proposed substantive changes to the outcome chapters as described in Attachment B, and other minor spelling and grammar changes.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

20.     The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023 contains a specific Climate Action section, focusing on the scope of challenges posted by climate change. It considers such impacts as increasing temperatures, rising sea levels and changing rainfall patterns on the local board area.

21.     Specific objectives and initiatives included in the plan are outlined below: 

·    Work with the Kaipātiki Local Board and community partners to reduce litter, sediment, and industry pollutants to improve the water quality in the catchment of the Wairau Estuary

·    Develop a Wairau Water Quality Action Plan to include riparian planting, regular clean-up, monitoring, and building site management for sediment control.

·    Support community-led environmental groups in undertaking community-led conservation to manage the negative effects of plant and animal pests on both public and private land.

·    Support the ongoing valuable work of our ecological and environmental volunteers in our local parks.

·    Continue to work alongside the Tūpuna Maunga Authority by connecting them with volunteer groups to support efforts in planting and pest trapping.

·    Support initiatives which provide whānau and communities with education on reducing their carbon footprint and living more sustainably.

·    Support zero waste initiatives that promote a circular economy.

·    Continue to support the delivery of the Devonport-Takapuna Urban Ngahere Strategy.

·    Support focus on native and ecologically appropriate planting and the principle of having the right tree in the right place.

·    Promote opportunities to build local resilience and support ideas and projects that encourage strong, positive, and cooperative social connections.

·    Parks and facilities are developed, renewed, and maintained with the use of sustainable, long-lasting materials that reduce impervious surfaces.

·    Advocate for appropriate attention and funding towards correcting poor stormwater infrastructure in and around our parks and reserves that have been severely impacted by flooding, particularly in Sunnynook, Braemar Reserve and Brian Byrnes reserve.

·    Work with the Land & Coasts department to support the development of Shoreline Adaptation Plans to ensure a sustainable approach to the management of our shorelines.

22.     The impact of the final plans on the climate has been considered. The final publication will be an online document to minimise printing hard copies. 

23.     The climate impact of any initiatives the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chooses to progress will be assessed as part of the relevant reporting requirements and project management processes.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

24.     The adoption of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023 will inform the development of the council’s 10-year budget. It will also form the basis for the development of the following three years’ work programmes.

25.     Planning and operational areas of the council have taken part in the development and review of the draft and final plans.

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

Local impacts and local board views

26.     Workshops were held on Tuesday 19 September 2023, Tuesday 26 September 2023, and Tuesday 17 October 2023 to consider the feedback received from the public consultation.  The local board’s views from these workshops have informed the development of the final Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023. 

27.     In developing the plan, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board considered:

·    what is already known about our communities and what is important to them

·    submissions received via online forms, hardcopy forms, emails and post

·    feedback provided at engagement events

·    regional strategies and policies

·    staff advice.

·    Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

28.     The draft Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023 was developed with consideration given to existing feedback from mana whenua and matāwaka. This included seeking their views and values throughout the development of the local board plan 2023.

29.     Two online information sessions for mana whenua were held on 8th and 13th June 2023.  These sessions provided an opportunity for mana whenua to hear about Local Board Plans, how the perspective of Māori could be reflected through their input, the feedback process and timelines.

30.     Mana whenua organisations were asked which (of the 21) draft local board plans they wanted to review, and those requested were shared, along with tailored feedback forms.

31.     The Devonport-Takapuna draft Local Board Plan was shared with Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Paoa Trust Board, Ngati Whanaunga, Ngati Tamatera, Ngāti Paoa, Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngati Manuhiri, Ngati Whatua Kaipara.

32.     No feedback has been received from mana whenua or matāwaka on the draft Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan.

33.     The local board plan includes a section for Māori Outcomes, as well as these considerations being addressed throughout the plan. Specific objectives and initiatives included in the plan are outlined below: 

·    We are partnered with mana whenua, mataawaka and community groups to restore te taiao, prepare for climate impacts and deliver initiatives that increase understanding of mātauranga Māori.

·    Te Aranga Māori Design principles are reflected in our playgrounds, buildings, and street furniture.

·    Develop and strengthen relationships between mana whenua and the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board to enable sustained open dialogue and input into local decisions.

·    Māori language is promoted and visible in the programmes and services delivered, from libraries and community facilities to bilingual signage

·    Develop and strengthen relationships with mataawaka groups and the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board to enable open dialogue and input into local decisions.

·    Continue to deliver Te Kete Rukuruku, the dual naming of parks and reserves, to celebrate and share stories that showcase our unique Māori identity and heritage.

·    Restore and maintain the wahi tapu site, Te Uru Tapu/Sacred Grove.

·    Matariki is promoted and celebrated.

·    Communities are educated and prepared to follow tikanga when working with taonga and working on sacred land.

·    Partner with mana whenua and mataawaka to deliver initiatives that support sharing Māori cultural knowledge and practices through storytelling projects, celebrating te reo Māori and responding to Māori aspirations.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

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

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

35.     There are no risks identified in adopting the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

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

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

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Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023

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b

Development and changes to the draft Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023

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Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Rhiannon Foulstone-Guinness – Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Trina Thompson - Local Area Manager

 

 


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ATTACHMENTS

 

Item 6.1      Attachment a    Acknowledgement of North Shore Brass Band Page 87

Item 8.1      Attachment a    Open and Connect- Introduction and We Meet Project: OCNZ local board meeting presentation Page 89

Item 8.2      Attachment a    Dr Mairi Jay, Extinction Rebellion - Dangers of Heatstroke: Heatstroke Presentation            Page 105

Item 8.2      Attachment b    Dr Mairi Jay, Extinction Rebellion - Dangers of Heatstroke: Heat Stress Pamphlet                Page 115

Item 8.3      Attachment a    Devonport Community House - Local Board Update: DCH LB Presentation October 2023             Page 117


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