Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Office, 1 The Strand, Takapuna on Tuesday, 31 October 2023 at 10.00am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Toni van Tonder

 

Deputy Chairperson

Terence Harpur

 

Members

Peter Allen

 

 

Gavin Busch

 

 

Melissa Powell

 

 

George Wood, CNZM

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum

31 October 2023

 

 

 

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

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/22

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member M Powell:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

6.1

North Shore Brass Band 100 Year Anniversary

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/23

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson T Harpur, seconded by Chairperson T van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Open and Connect - Introduction and We Meet Project

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/24

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member M Powell:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

8.2

Dr Mairi Jay, Extinction Rebellion – Dangers of Heatstroke

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/25

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.3

Devonport Community House - Local Board Update

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/26

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member G Wood:  

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.

 

CARRIED

 

 

8.4

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

 

Documents were tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/27

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member G Busch:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     31 October 2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum - Item 8.4: David Schnauer, on behalf of Residents – Henderson Park to Sylvan Park Walkway - Letter to the Board

b     31 October 2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum - Item 8.4: David Schnauer, on behalf of Residents – Henderson Park to Sylvan Park Walkway - Rangitoto Observer Articles

 

 

8.5

Devonport Community Workshop Trust - Claystore Renewal

 

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

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/28

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Harpur:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     31 October 2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum - Item 8.5: Devonport Community Workshop Trust - Claystore Renewal

 

 

8.6

Kay Miller - Takapuna Holiday Park Lease

 

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

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/29

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Harpur:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     31 October 2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum - Item 8.6: Kay Miller - Takapuna Holiday Park Lease

 

 

8.7

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

 

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

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/30

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Member P Allen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the presentation from Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club and thank them for their attendance.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     31 October 2023 - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum - Item 8.7: Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club - Safe Access to On-Water Facilities at Bayswater Marina

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

The meeting adjourned at 12.21pm and reconvened at 12.40pm.

 

 

 

 

11

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

Note:

Member G Wood left the meeting at 1.07pm.

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/31

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Harpur:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      provides the following feedback on phase two of Active Communities fees and charges review:

Membership Fees

i)          supports the alignment of legacy memberships to current rates over 3 years.

ii)         recommends that the Gold Membership is the Auckland wide membership option that allows access to all Auckland Council Pool & Leisure sites regardless of operator.

Aquatic Entrance Fees

iii)       supports the introduction of baseline aquatic entrance fees for all Auckland Council Pool and Leisure sites.

iv)       supports an increase to the concessionary discount from 15 percent to 40 percent.

v)         does not support the increase in fee for either the Supervising Adult or spectator fee, noting it’s Auckland Council policy that children under 10 years old must be supervised.

vi)       recommends leisure centres implementing spectator wristbands so pool staff can easily identify members of the public using facilities without having paid for them.

Swim School Fees

vii)      does not support the proposed increase in swimming lesson prices as the Board considers swimming skills to be a critical life skill for all children and that the cost of accessing this service is currently prohibitive for many. If any increases are approved, they should be no greater than CPI.

viii)     supports a new 30 per cent discount for Community Service Card Holders and their dependents.

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

Recreation Fees

x)         supports an increase to holiday programme and OSCAR (before and after school care) fees.

xi)       support the simplification of recreation term programme pricing.

Phase one of Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces review

xii)      notes that it is currently unclear whether venue hire fees for Devonport-Takapuna Local Board venues increase with inflation and recommends this is clarified in the consultation material.

b)        notes that the proposed equity funding model will see a decrease in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board opex budget.

c)         notes its concern that the proposed equity funding model will require the Local Board to either raise fees and charges, or reduce services at the Takapuna Leisure Centre.

d)        notes concern that the standardization of fees and charges undermines the intention of increased decision-making for Local Boards.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Adoption of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023

 

Resolution number DTCF/2023/32

MOVED by Chairperson T van Tonder, seconded by Deputy Chairperson T Harpur:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         whai / adopt the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan 2023 as set out in Attachment A of the agenda report subject to the inclusion of the following:

i)          Add on page 27 under Opportunities: Devonport-Takapuna Local Board has large numbers of small local businesses and there is an opportunity to increase collaboration and support for them, as is happening at Sunnynook Town Centre and through the review of use and maintenance of 27 Lake Road, Devonport.

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.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Community Forum HELD ON

 

 

 

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