I hereby give notice that an extraordinary meeting of the Ōrākei Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 2 November 2023

5.00pm

Ōrākei Local Board Office
25 St Johns Road
Meadowbank

 

Ōrākei Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Scott Milne, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Sarah Powrie

 

Members

Troy Churton

 

 

Angus McPhee

 

 

Penny Tucker

 

 

Margaret Voyce

 

 

David Wong, JP

 

 

(Quorum 4 members)

 

 

 

Monique Rousseau

Democracy Advisor

 

30 October 2023

 

Contact Telephone: 027 203 2107

Email: monique.rousseau@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Ōrākei Local Board

02 November 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          Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business     5

5          Adoption of the Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023 7

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

 


1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson S Milne will welcome those present with a karakia.

 

 

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          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.”

 


Ōrākei Local Board

02 November 2023

 

 

Adoption of the Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023

File No.: CP2023/16493

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To adopt the Ōrākei 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 Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023 was prepared for consultation with the Ōrākei community. The consultation period for the SCP ran from 13 July to 14 August 2023.

4.       The local board has considered all submissions and feedback received from the consultation period.

5.       The Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023, which includes the proposed changes, is attached to this report.

6.       The key sections of the Local Board Plan 2023 (Attachment A) are:

·    Māori outcomes

·    Climate action

·    Our people

·    Our environment

·    Our community

·    Our places

·    Our economy

·    Advocacy items throughout the plan

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)      adopt the Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023 as set out in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      delegate authority to the Chairperson and/or other nominated member(s) of the Ōrākei Local Board to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Ōrākei 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.       Due to the timing pressures of the Annual Budget 2023/2024 including the uncertainty of local board budgets during the local board plan process, the adoption of the Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023 will take place on 2 November 2023.

9.       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.

10.     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

11.     Māori outcomes - the local board acknowledges Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, tangata whenua of central Tāmaki Makaurau. Ōrākei Marae at Takaparawhau, the home base of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, sits within the local board area and there are a number of ecological, social and cultural projects that the board work with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on.

12.     Climate action – the board have long supported environmental restoration and low-emission initiatives. Some of these will progress as part of this plan as well as initiatives for increased resilience to climate impacts and supporting environmental education in schools.

13.     Our people – the board will continue to harness the massive resource in this board area that comes from all the dedicated volunteers involved in almost every aspect of community life, undertake more work to engage with harder to reach communities and support intergenerational connection.

14.     Our environment – improving water quality is a board priority, leveraging the hugely engaged environmental volunteers and continued efforts to keep beaches clean and preserve biodiversity in the local bush and waterways.

15.     Our community – the board will progress opportunities to sell underused land to reinvest locally, maximise the lease portfolio, continue with existing park masterplans and improve communications with the use of digital media boards.

16.     Our places – the board will investigate ways to improve walking and cycling links, safety initiatives for high use roads, work more closely with Kāinga Ora on their local developments and ensure that the character of the local area is retained despite increased intensification.

17.     Our economy – the board will continue to support local businesses, including home based businesses, explore commercial partnerships to improve town centres and encourage events and activations to showcase the local board area.

Consideration of submissions and feedback

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

19.     The Ōrākei Local Board has considered the submissions and feedback received.

20.     Public feedback on the draft plan was generally positive. The majority of submitters were supportive of the plan, its direction and themes covered.

21.     The consultation period coincided with an announcement that an important local Auckland Transport project would not be proceeding as planned this financial year leading to a number of submitters commenting on this issue rather than the plan itself.

22.     There were no substantive changes to the draft Ōrākei Local Board plan 2023 following public consultation. There were some minor additions or edits from specific pieces of feedback from organisations such as Friends of Churchill Park.

 

23.     The Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023 (Attachment A) incorporates the minor changes to the outcome chapters.

24.     Other key feedback points which did not materially result in changes to the Ōrākei Local Board Plan with staff analysis and responses are outlined in Table 2 below.

Table 2: Other feedback points and responses

Key point of feedback

Analysis

Response

Support for Gowing Drive Connection to the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path

This project was deferred by Auckland Transport from the 23/24 work programme

This was already an advocacy item in the local board plan and remains in the plan as an important project to the board

Implementation of a targeted rate

Overall support for a targeted rate but people wanted more detail on the projects that would be funded through this

Further work is to be done on what projects would potentially be funded by a targeted rate before going back out for public feedback

Retention of a haul out facility at The Landing

Submissions seeking the retention of a haul out facility at The Landing, a consultation on the future use of The Landing was open after the local board plan consultation window closed

The local board plan includes implementing the refreshed Pathways to the Sea plan for The Landing, which at the time of this report is yet to be resolved on

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

25.     The Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023 contains a specific Climate Action section, focusing on the challenges presented by climate change. It considers such impacts as increasing temperatures, rising sea levels and changing rainfall patterns on the local board area.

26.     The plan includes specific objectives and initiatives including:

·        harness and build on the efforts of local environmental groups to tackle weeds and pests and restore natural ecosystems

·        partner with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to protect and enhance our natural taonga

·        support our schools with environmental education

·        work to purchase areas of high ecological value within the local board area

·        development of our shoreline adaption plan

·        continue our Urban Ngahere Strategy work

·        advocate to Auckland Transport for the Gowing Drive link to Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai - Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive shared path and completion of Stage 4, to reduce emissions.

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

28.     The climate impact of any initiatives the Ōrākei 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

29.     The adoption of the Ōrākei 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.

30.     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

31.     The local board’s views have informed the development of the final Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023. A workshop was held on 7 September 2023 to discuss and consider feedback and agree any changes.

32.     In developing the plan, the Ōrākei Local Board considered:

·    advice from mana whenua and mataawaka

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

·    submissions received via online forms, hardcopy forms and emails

·    feedback provided at engagement events

·    regional strategies and policies

·    staff advice.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

33.     In developing the plan, the Ōrākei Local Board:

·    considered views and advice expressed by mana whenua and mataawaka

·    considered existing feedback from Māori with an interest in the local board area

·    reviewed submissions received.

34.     The Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023 promotes outcomes or issues of importance to Māori by:

·        developing a strong waka culture and daily presence of iwi in Okahu Bay

·        enhancing the ecology of Pourewa Valley, including sourcing native plants from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s Pourewa Nursery for restoration work

·        connecting early and frequently with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on new projects and areas of emerging local interest

·        working closely with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on their desire to improve linkages between Okahu Bay, Tāmaki Drive, the Whenua Rangatira and Pourewa Reserve

·        supporting Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to advance their intentions to establish a multi-use sports facility in the Ōrākei Domain.

·        working to engage and build a relationship with Ngāti Pāoa

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

35.     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

36.     There are no risks identified in adopting the Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

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

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2023

13

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Ali Keiller - Local Board Advisor

Authorisers

Louise Mason - General Manager Local Board Services

Glenn Boyd - Local Area Manager

 

 


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