Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held in the Albert Eden Local Board Office, 114 Dominion Road, Mt Eden on Wednesday, 6 December 2023 at 10.00am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Kendyl Smith

 

Members

Julia Maskill

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Liv Roe

In attendance via Microsoft Teams.

Exited at 10.06am and rejoined at 10.08am Item 7 Petitions

 

Rex Smith

In attendance via Microsoft Teams.

Entered at 10.08am

 

Jack Tan

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

José Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson M Watson commenced the meeting with a karakia and welcomed all in attendance.

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number AE/2023/187

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board

a)         whakaae / accept the apology from Member José Fowler for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

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 AE/2023/188

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Smith, seconded by Member J Tan:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

b)        whakaū / confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting held on Thursday, 30  November 2023 including the confidential section as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - St Lukes Environmental Protection Society (STEPS)

 

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

 

 

Resolution number AE/2023/189

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         thank Professor Trevor Sherwin, Sel Arbuckle and Freddie Sherwin for their attendance and Deputation presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 8.1 Deputation - St Lukes Environmental Protection Society (STEPS)

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Gillian Dance - President, Auckland Grey Power

 

An Information 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 AE/2023/190

MOVED by Member J Tan, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Gillian Dance - President, Auckland Grey Power, and Dr Lingappa Kalburqi Treasurer for their attendance and Public Forum presentation outlining the group’s application for the lease of the small room in the former Senior Citizens Hall, Mt Albert.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 9.1 Public Forum - Gillian Dance -President Auckland Grey Power - Document - Grey Power Strategic Plan

b     Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 9.2 Public Forum - Brochure - Grey Power What we are?

c    Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 9.3 Public Forum - Document Grey Power Electricity

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Richard Quince - proposed work at Chamberlain Park Golf Course

 

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

 

 

Resolution number AE/2023/191

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Francis Sheppard, Allan Smyth, Geoff Senescall and Richard Quince for their attendance and Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Albert-Eden Local Board, 9.2 Public Forum Presentation - Proposed work at Chamberlain Park Golf Course

 

 

 

9.3

Public Forum - Margaret Blay to speak on conflict on Israel and Gaza

 

Margaret Blay spoke on the conflict on Israel and Gaza and asked for a call to end the conflict.

 

 

Resolution number AE/2023/192

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board

a)    thank Margaret Blay for her attendance and Public Forum presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

 

10.1

Extraordinary Business - Israeli-Palestine conflict

 

Resolution number AE/2023/193

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Chairperson M Watson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board

a)    consider an extraordinary item regarding the Israeli-Palestine conflict at Item 17 of this agenda pursuant to s 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act 1987:

i.)            the reason this matter was not on the agenda is that the request for a response to the present crisis and support for an immediate ceasefire was made by people who assembled at the Auckland Council office on Saturday 2 December, which was after the publication of the agenda.

ii.)           the reason why the discussion of this matter cannot be delayed until a subsequent Meeting is that the violence in Gaza is escalating now with the end of the temporary humanitarian ceasefire and there is an urgent need for all concerned voices to be raised for a permanent ceasefire today, before our next meeting which will be in February 2024.

 

CARRIED

 

Note: The Chairperson M Watson adjourned the meeting at 11.04am and reconvened the meeting at 11.07am.

 

 

11

Chamberlain Park Golf Course - option for course realignment

 

Jody Morley, Manager Area Operations, Parks and Community Facilities, Rodney Klaassen, Work Programme Lead, Parks and Community Facilities, Spencer Myer, Project Manager (Ops), Parks and Community Facilities were in attendance to speak to this report.

 

MOVED by Chair M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve for staff to proceed with the hole realignments at Chamberlain Park Golf Course, 46A Linwood Road, Mt Albert utilising capital renewals budget from the Albert-Eden Local Board work programme under project #30547 Chamberlain Park – renew – park assets:

i)        a new permanent green for hole 12 in financial year 2024/2025

ii)       commence concept design for the relocation of holes 14 and 15 and the relocation of the tee to hole 16 in financial year 2024/2025

iii)      delivery of relocation of holes 14, 15 and 16 in future financial years 2025/2026 and 2026/2027.

c)         thank Jody Morley, Rodney Klaassen, Spencer Myer for their attendance.

 

 

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Smith, seconded by Member J Tan:

Deputy Chairperson K Smith moved an amendment to the original recommendation as follows:

a)          agree in principle, subject to detailed costings for realignment of golf course in line with option 3, hole realignment at Chamberlain Park Golf Course, 46A Linwood Rd, Mt  Albert utilising capital renewals budget from the Albert- Eden Local Board work programme under project #30547 Chamberlain - renew – park assets:

b)      supports option 3 in the officers’ report, noting that this

i)        satisfies the Golf Club's need for permanent safe greens, Auckland Council's requirements to significantly reduce any errant golf balls, and is the most cost-effective solution, subject to final costings being provided

ii)       does not require formal consent

iii)      does not preclude the option of future development of a west end park once Auckland Council's finances are more viable.

c)       any changes to course realignment shall be agreed in concert with Albert Eden Local Board and Chamberlain Park Golf Club.

d)      requests that detailed costings be provided once concept plans have been finalised.

e)      requests that a further report including this information be provided to the     Albert Eden Local Board for formal approval in due course.

The motion was declared LOST by 3 votes to 4.

The substantive motion was put.

 

 

Resolution number AE/2023/194

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

Moved Chair M Watson

Seconded Member J Maskill

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      whakaae / approve for staff to proceed with the hole realignments at Chamberlain Park Golf Course, 46A Linwood Road, Mt Albert utilising capital renewals budget from the Albert-Eden Local Board work programme under project #30547 Chamberlain Park – renew – park assets:

i)       a new permanent green for hole 12 in financial year 2024/2025

ii)      commence concept design for the relocation of holes 14 and 15 and the relocation of the tee to hole 16 in financial year 2024/2025

iii)     delivery of relocation of holes 14, 15 and 16 in future financial years 2025/2026 and 2026/2027.

b)        thank Jody Morley, Rodney Klaassen, Spencer Myer for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.9.7, Deputy Chair K Smith and Member J Tan requested that their dissenting votes be recorded.

 

 

12

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

 

Note: This item was withdrawn.

 

 

13

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number AE/2023/195

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson M Watson’s verbal update.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number AE/2023/196

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Board Member verbal report for December 2023 from members: L Roe, C Robertson and J Tan.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number AE/2023/197

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on 16  November 2023 and 23 November 2023.

 

CARRIED

 

Note:             correction to workshop record: 23 November 2023 and the 16 November 2023 acknowledge Deputy Chair K Smith’s attendance was in person.

 

16

Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar

 

The draft Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar for December 2023 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 AE/2023/198

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the tabled Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward work programme calendar for December 2023.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Albert-Eden Local Board, Item 16 Hōtaka Kaupapa/Governance Forward Work Programme Calendar - Draft December 2023

 

 

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

17.1

Extraordinary Business - Israeli Palestine Conflict

 

Resolution number AE/2023/199

MOVED by Member J Maskill, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)    support community requests for a call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestine conflict; and

b)    call on the Governing Body of Auckland Council and the Government of Aotearoa New Zealand to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.9.3, Deputy Chair K Smith and Member J Tan, Member R Smith requested that their abstention be recorded.

 

 

Chairperson M Watson closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

12.23pm                                             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 Albert-Eden Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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