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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Tuesday, 12 December 2023

9.30am

The Leslie Comrie Board Room
Level One Franklin: The Centre
12 Massey Ave
Pukekohe

and via Microsoft Teams videoconference

 

Franklin Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Deputy Chairperson

Alan Cole

 

Members

Malcolm Bell JP

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Gary Holmes

 

 

Amanda Hopkins

 

 

Andrew Kay

 

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Denise Gunn

Democracy Advisor

 

4 December 2023

 

Contact Telephone: 021 981 028

Email: denise.gunn@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 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

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions                                       5

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations           5

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui | Public Forum                                5

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business     6

11        Achievements Report 2022-2023 Franklin Local Board                                                                      7

12        Variation to 2024 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme           45

13        Te Puru Community Centre: Future of CCO status                                                                   55

14        Auckland Transport Bi_Monthly Report          61

15        Approval for twelve new road names at 109 Beachlands Road, Beachlands                         69

16        Local Board Views on South FTN Notices of Requirement from Auckland Transport           79

17        Local Board Views on Takaanini Level Crossings Notices of Requirement from Auckland Transport                                            87

18        Update on the Rural Advisory Panel                95

19        Governance Forward Work calendar  - Hōtaka Kaupapa - December 2023                                 97

20        Franklin Local Board workshop records       101

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

 

 


1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Chair will open the meeting and welcome everyone present.

 

 

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 Franklin Local Board:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 28 November 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 Franklin 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.

 

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

 


 

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.”

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

Achievements Report 2022-2023 Franklin Local Board

File No.: CP2023/18778

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide the board an overview of the key achievements for the Franklin Local Board for the 2022 – 2023 period, between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 (the 2023 financial year). 

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report considers the achievements of the Local Board in the context of the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020 and the Local Board Work programme for the 2023 Financial Year. Local Board Plans are developed by boards following an election year in close consultation with the community and set out the delivery and advocacy priorities for the board over a three-year period.

3.       The Local Board Work programme 2023 was approved in June 2022 and aligns with the Franklin Local Board plan 2020.

4.       The Franklin Local Board Plan 2020  sets out the aspirations, required outcomes and priorities for the Franklin community over a three-year period, including projects and areas of advocacy that the board undertakes on behalf of the community.

5.       The board undertook community consultation to develop the local board plan 2020, which it adopted in September 2020. The plan contained the following aspirational outcomes for the Franklin community:

·    Outcome 1: Our strengths generate local opportunity and prosperity - Our goal is to support our people to create and access new job opportunities, advocate for regional, national and third-party investment in infrastructure, and invest in initiatives that develop, leverage from and promote our local strengths as we anticipate changes to our economy, environment and population.

·    Outcome 2: Improved transport options and fit for purpose roads - We will advocate for transport improvements and services that enable our communities to be less car dependant and for design of and investment in the roading network so that it can safely accommodate current and future use.

·    Outcome 3: Places and facilities are fit for purpose - We will plan for and respond to future growth and the impacts of climate change whilst protecting and celebrating what is special and unique about our communities.

·    Outcome 4: Kaitiakitanga and protection of our environment - We will work with mana whenua, local communities, and others to lead and inform environmental conservation, restoration, and regeneration projects and to recover and regenerate waste.

·    Outcome 5: Cultural heritage and Māori identity is expressed in our communities - We will support the capture, recording and promotion of local cultural narratives so that new residents, visitors, and future generations can experience, understand, and enjoy our stories and perspectives.

·    Outcome 6: A sense of belonging and strong community participation - We will support and enable community organisations to deliver local community activities and cultural programmes, to encourage local participation and to respond to local change.

6.       As part of the local board agreement, a list of advocacy initiatives was developed, identifying each area of advocacy and the entity that the board will advocate to for the progression of initiatives - either the governing body or a council-controlled organisation (CCO).

7.       Over the last three years, many of the projects and advocacy initiatives have been achieved by the board (see Attachment A).

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the Franklin Local Board achievements report for the 2020 – 2022 period in Attachment A.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Franklin Local Board Achievement report 2022-2023

9

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Orrin Kapua - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


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Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

Variation to 2024 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme

File No.: CP2023/18135

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval for proposed variations to the Franklin Local Board 2024 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme.  

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Franklin Local Board adopted its 2024 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme on 25 July 2023 (resolution number FR/2023/106).  

3.       The adopted work programme contains the following two projects:  

i)          Colin Lawrie Reserve – renew playground’ (project ID 28595). The project has allocated budget of $420,000 from the Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) – Local Renewal budget. 

ii)         ‘Kennelly Park – replace play item’ (project ID 30436). The project has allocated budget of $55,000 from the Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) – Local Renewal budget. 

4.       As projects progress through the consultation, investigation and design process, the specific work required, and the cost of delivery can change, impacting the approved budget. As a result, variations may be required to the work programme to accommodate final costs and updated timeframes for some projects.  

5.       Staff and the local board have received feedback from the stakeholders of Colin Lawrie Reserve to strategically assess and develop a concept plan to understand, support and accommodate the club and community needs.  

6.       To enable this work, allocated budget for the project in financial year 2023/2024 is proposed to be reduced by $153,775. This amount will be held as unallocated budget in the current year. Future budget allocation for the project in financial year 2026/2027 is proposed and will be discussed with the local board as part of their work programme development. 

7.       The Franklin area operations team investigated the asset replacement work for the ‘Kennelly Park – replace play item’ project and the play item has been retained and refurbished as part of operational maintenance work.  

8.       Staff are proposing that the ‘Kennelly Park – replace play item’ project be removed from the work programme and the budget of $10,000 in financial year 2023/2024 is held as unallocated budget.  

9.       The unallocated budget can be allocated to other approved projects on the work programme in consultation with the local board as needed.   

10.     The identified rephasing and realignment of the budget, as outlined in attachment A, will ensure: 

a)   concept plan is developed for the Colin Lawrie Reserve to inform asset locations to support and accommodate current needs as well as the future growth for the area 


 

b)   the ‘Kennelly Park – renew play item’ project is removed from the work  programme, and the project budget is realigned to be used for other prioritised projects as part of the approved 2024 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme. 

11.     Staff have discussed the proposal and rationale for this change with the local board through a workshop on the 7 November 2023. The local board provided positive feedback and supported the proposal in principle.  

12.     The proposed variations are within the Franklin Local Board’s financial year 2023/2024 budget envelope and will not substantially impact the approved projects or the overall work programme. 

13.     Subject to the local board’s decision, staff will update the work programme and progress updates will be provided to the local board as part of the quarterly reports. 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)   whakaae / approve the following variations including budget and timeline changes to its adopted 2024 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme as per attachment A, specifically: 

i)          reduced budget allocation of $164,000 to $10,225 in the financial year 2023/2024 for project ID 28595 ‘Colin Lawrie Reserve – renew playground’ and rephase the budget of $153,775 to financial year 2026/2027. 

 

ii)         deletion of the project ID 30346 ‘Kennelly Park – renew play item’ from the work programme and removal of the current allocated budget of $10,000 from the project in this financial year 2023/2024. 

 

Horopaki

Context

14.     Franklin Local Board approved the 2024 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme on 25 July 2023 (resolution number FR/2023/106). The budget allocated for all projects on the work programme and the anticipated timelines were best estimates and are subject to change as projects progress through the design and delivery process

15.     Staff have identified two projects in the current approved work programme where budget allocation needs to be rephased and realigned. Approved budget allocations for the identified projects are shown in Table 1 below:  


 

Table 1: Approved funding allocation for the identified projects 

Resolution Number 

Project ID 

Activity Name 

Activity Description 

Budget source 

Total Budget Allocation  

FR/2023/106 

28595 

Colin Lawrie Reserve – renew playground 

Renew playground. 

FY22/23 - FY23/24 investigation and design 

FY24/25 - FY25/26 physical works  

Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP) project. 

ABS Local Renewal   

$420,000 

FR/2022/92 

30436 

Kennelly Park - replace play item 

Replace springer play item. 

FY23/24 - FY24/25 investigation and physical works 

Risk Adjusted Programme (RAP) project. 

ABS Local Renewal  

$55,000 

 

Project ID 28595 Colin Lawrie Reserve – renew playground. 

16. As part of their 2024 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme, the local board approved a project to renew the playground at Colin Lawrie Reserve. The project has total funding of $420,000, allocated from the Asset Based Services (ABS): capital expenditure (Capex) – Local Renewal budget

 

17. Parks and Community Facilities (PCF) staff have received recommendations from the local board and the Colin Lawrie Reserve on-site stakeholders to strategically review this site and rethink the location of the playground and other assets to accommodate current needs as well as the future growth for the area. 

 

18. This requires additional time, and less funding is therefore required for the 2023/2024 financial year. Staff recommend reducing the budget of $164,000 to $10,225 in the current financial year and rephasing the budget of $153,775 from the 2023/2024 financial year to the 2026/2027 financial year, which will be discussed with the local board as part of their next work programme development.  

 

19. The budget of $153,775 for the 2023/2024 financial year will be held as unallocated and the underspend budget will be allocated to projects that would incur budget shortfall in the 2023/2024 financial year, as further informed by staff. The local board will be informed of any further budget allocations.  

 

Project ID 30436 Kennelly Park – replace play item 

20. A project to replace the springer play item at Kennelly Park was approved by the local board as part of the 2024 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme.  

 

21. Franklin area operations staff further investigated this asset replacement and found that the play item was able to be retained and refurbished, removing the need for the full asset replacement. 

 

22. The ‘Kennelly Park – replace play item’ project can now be cancelled. The budget of $10,000 in the 2023/2024 financial year will be held as an unallocated budget. Staff will consult with the local board for allocation of this budget to other projects in the approved work programme as needed. 

 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

23. Proposed variations and how they will affect the 2024 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme are shown in attachment A and noted in table 2 below: 

 

Table 2: Description of the proposed variations to the 2024 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme 

Project ID 

Activity Name 

Budget variations 

 FY2021-2022  

Details  

28595 

Colin Lawrie Reserve - renew playground 

Budget is required for: 

·             Project management costs 

·             Consultation fee 

·             Asset assessment 

Approved FY23/24 budget $164,000 

Revised FY23/24 budget $10,225 (reduction of $153,775) 

Approved FY24/25 budget $140,221 

No change 

Approved FY25/26 budget $112,663 

No change 

Approved FY26/27 budget  

$0 

Revised FY26/27 budget $153,775  

(increase of $153,775) 

Request for reduction in funding in financial year 2023/2024 is due to additional time required to develop a concept plan. This will enable staff to strategically review the location of the playground and other assets to better accommodate both the current needs of the users as well as the future growth for the area. 

 

 

 

30436 

Kennelly Park - replace play item 

Approved FY23/24 budget $10,000 

Revised FY23/24 budget $0 

(reduction of $10,000) 

Approved FY24/25 budget $45,000 

Revised FY24/25 budget $0 

(reduction of $45,000) 

Franklin area operations staff investigated this asset replacement work and were able to retain and refurbish the play item, removing the need for full asset renewal. Therefore, no budget is required for this project can be cancelled. 

 

24. The proposed variations are within the local board’s budget envelope for the 2023/2024 financial year and will not substantially impact the approved projects or the overall work programme.  

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

25. 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.  

 

26. 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. 

 

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

 

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

28. Council staff from within the Customer and Community Services directorate have been consulted and are supportive of the proposed budget changes to renew playground at Colin Lawrie Reserve and cancel the play item replacement work at Kennelly Park within the Franklin area

 

29. The overall 2024 - 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. 

 

30. Staff collaboration will be ongoing throughout the life of the projects 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

31. 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 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. 

 

32. The proposed variations to the approved work programme as outlined in this report were discussed with the local board at a workshop on 7 November 2023. The local board provided positive feedback and indicated support for the proposal in principle. 

 

33. The identified projects in this report are part of the approved 2024 - 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme and align with the following Franklin Local Board Plan 2020 outcomes and objectives: 

 

Table 3: Franklin Local Board Plan 2020 outcomes and objectives 

 Outcome 

Objective / Initiative 

Outcome 3: Fit for purpose and places  

We will plan for and respond to future growth and the impacts of climate change whilst protecting and celebrating what is special and unique about our communities. 

Outcome 6: A sense of belonging and strong community participation 

We will support and enable community organisations to deliver local community activities and cultural programmes, to encourage local participation and to respond to local change. 

 


 

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

34. The project proposal discussed in this report will benefit Māori and the wider community through the provision of quality facilities and open spaces that promote good health, the fostering of family and community relationships and connection to the natural environment. 

 

35. The local board plays a vital role in representing the interests of their communities and is committed to the Treaty-based obligations and to Māori participation and development.  

 

36. 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 2021-2031, the Unitary Plan (operative in part), Whiria Te Muka Tangata Māori Responsiveness Framework, and local board plans. 

 

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

37. The budgets associated with the work programme are estimates. Costs are subject to change and may need to be refined as the projects progress through the delivery process. The changes and budgets included above include a ten percent contingency to enable any unforeseen cost escalations. 

 

38. The proposed variations are within the local board’s budget envelopes for each year and will not substantially impact on the approved projects or the overall work programme.  

 

39. The unallocated budget in the 2023/2024 financial year will be reprioritised in consultation with the local board to other projects that would incur budget shortfall. 

 

40. The budget reductions for the identified projects in the current financial year are proposed to be allocated in future years in consultation with the local board as part of the development of their next year’s work programme. 

 

41. Details of proposed variations are outlined in Table 2 and the recommended changes as shown in attachment A have been agreed with the local board’s lead financial advisor.  

 

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

42. Amendments to the projects as outlined in table 2 are essential to deliver the playground renewal work within the Franklin area. If the local board does not approve the change, there is a risk that the identified projects may not meet community expectations.  

 

43. To better accommodate both the current needs of the users as well as the future growth for the community, a concept plan is needed to strategically review the location of the playground and other associated assets at the Colin Lawrie Reserve to enable informed decisions and meet the service levels. 

 

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

44. Subject to the local board’s decision on the proposal outlined in this report, the local board’s 2024 – 2026 Customer and Community Services work programme will be amended to reflect the decision and works will commence on the projects as per the timing outlined in the approved work programme. 

 

45. Progress and updates on the work programme will be provided to the local board as part of the quarterly reports.   

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Proposed amendment to 2024 - 2026 Customer  Community Services Work Programme November Report

53

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Moushmi Sharan - Work Programme Lead

Authorisers

Taryn Crewe - General Manager Parks and Community Facilities

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 



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Te Puru Community Centre: Future of CCO status

File No.: CP2023/18414

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To affirm Franklin Local Board’s support of Te Puru Community Charitable Trust becoming an independent charitable trust.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Te Puru Community Charitable Trust (the Trust) operates the Te Puru Community Centre located on Te Puru Reserve.

3.       The Trust is a Council-Controlled Organisation (CCO) under the Local Government Act 2002 and Council has the power to appoint the board. The power to make appointments is delegated to the Franklin Local Board by the Governing Body [GB/2022/114].

4.       The Trust receives funding from the Regional Sport and Recreation Facilities Operating Grant programme. The current grant ends this financial year (FY2024). The level of funding provided by this grant in future years will be decided by the Planning, Environment and Parks committee. 

5.       The Trust will remain eligible for funding through Regional Sport and Recreation Facilities Operating Grant programme regardless of whether they are a CCO or independent of council.

6.       The Trust report that CCO status constrains the opportunity to access philanthropic funding or commercial sponsorship as some potential funders will not fund CCOs.

7.       Te Puru’s board supports becoming an independent charitable trust so that they may access a wider range of potential funding sources and reduce some administrative overheads associated with CCO status such as audit costs.

8.       The Franklin Local Board received a presentation from council staff on the governance arrangements for the Trust at a workshop on 17 October 2023. The presentation is provided as Attachment A.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      request the Governing Body approve an amendment to the Te Puru Community Charitable Trust to remove council-controlled organisation status.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Presentation to Franklin Local Board October 2023 - Te Puru Community Charitable Trust

57

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Alexander Croft - Senior Advisor

Authorisers

Alastair Cameron - Manager - CCO Governance & External Partnerships

Manoj Ragupathy – Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


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Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

Auckland Transport Bi_Monthly Report

File No.: CP2023/18775

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To update the Franklin Local Board on transport related matters.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.     The purpose of the report is to provide an update on transport related items including;

·    Rail Upgrade

·    Clevedon Safety projects

·    Harris Mill Road Intersection

·    Hingaia Oakland Intersection

·    Maraetai Coast Road.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive the December 2023 report from Auckland Transport provided as Attachment A.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Auckland Transport December 2023 report to the Franklin Local Board

63

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Denise Gunn - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


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12 December 2023

 

 

Approval for twelve new road names at 109 Beachlands Road, Beachlands

File No.: CP2023/18381

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval from the Franklin Local Board to name seven public roads and five private roads being commonly owned access lots (COALs), created by way of a subdivision development at 109 Beachlands Road, Beachlands.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines (the guidelines) sets out the requirements and criteria for proposed road names. The guidelines state that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider /developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road names for the local board’s approval.

3.       The developer and applicant, Neil Construction Limited, has proposed the names presented below for consideration by the local board.

4.       The proposed road name options have been assessed against the guidelines and the Australian & New Zealand Standard, Rural and Urban Addressing, AS NZS 4819:2011 and the Guidelines for Addressing in-fill Developments 2019 – LINZ OP G 01245 (the standards). The technical matters required by those documents are considered to have been generally  met and the proposed names are not duplicated elsewhere in the region or in close proximity. Mana whenua have been consulted in the manner required by the guidelines.

5.       The proposed names for the new roads at 109 Beachlands Road, Beachlands are:

 

Applicant’s Preference

Alternatives

Road 1

Martin Kelly Drive

Kanae Drive or Kakahi Drive

Road 2

Ontiro Road

Facade Lane or Kakahi Street

Road 3

Kanae Street

Kakahi Street or Piharau Street

Road 4

Tuawaru Road

Gable Road or Frame Road

Road 5

Extension of Karaka Road

Road 6

Extension of Seventh Avenue

Road 7

Extension of Eighth Avenue

COAL 1

Nawa Lane

Soffit Lane or Duplex Lane

COAL 2

Dormer Lane

Fascia Lane or Cladding Lane

COAL 3

Gable Lane

Pitch Lane or Rake Lane

COAL 4

Sash Lane

Flashing Lane or Joist Lane

COAL 5

Truss Lane

Sprocket Lane or Roof Lane

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approve the names as follows for the three new roads created by the subdivision undertaken by Neil Construction Limited at 109 Beachlands Road, Beachlands, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference SUB60391986).

i)    Martin Kelly Drive (Road 1)

ii)   Ontiro Road (Road 2)

iii)  Kanae Street (Road 3)

iv)  Tuawaru Road (Road 4)

v)   Karaka Road (Road 5)

vi)  Seventh Avenue (Road 6)

vii) Eighth Avenue (Road 7)

viii) Nawa Lane (COAL 1)

ix)  Dormer Lane (COAL 2)

x)   Gable Lane (COAL 3)

xi)  Sash Lane (COAL 4)

xii) Truss Lane (COAL 5).

Horopaki

Context

6.       Resource consent reference SUB60391986 was approved for the creation of residential allotments and a number of public roads and private roads.  

7.       The applicant, Neil Construction Limited is the land developer and Fletcher Residential will be building the houses on the site.

8.       Location and site plans of the development can be found in Attachments A and B.

9.       In accordance with the standards, any road including private ways, commonly owned accessed lots (COALs), and right of ways, that serve five or more lots generally require a new road name in order to ensure safe, logical and efficient street numbering.

10.     In this development, seven public roads and five private roads (COALs) are required to be named as they would each be serving more than five lots. COALs 601 and 603 within this development do not need to be named because the lots served by these COALs can be addressed off either Road 2 or Mahutonga Avenue.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

11.     The guidelines set out the requirements and criteria for proposed road names. These requirements and criteria have been applied in this situation to ensure consistency of road naming across Auckland. The guidelines allow that where a new road needs to be named as a result of a subdivision or development, the subdivider/developer shall be given the opportunity of suggesting their preferred new road name/s for the local board’s approval.

12.     The guidelines provide for road names to reflect one of the following local themes with the use of Māori names being actively encouraged:

·   a historical, cultural, or ancestral linkage to an area; or

·   a particular landscape, environmental or biodiversity theme or feature; or

·   an existing (or introduced) thematic identity in the area.

13.     Most of the proposed names reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction, while some of the proposed names are to commemorate historical figures or reflect the landscaping features of the area.

Road Number

Proposed name

Meaning (as described by applicant)

Road 1

Martin Kelly Drive

(applicant’s preference)

Martin Kelly was an early historic figure in Beachlands who was identified in a well-known photograph of a team of bullocks hauling firewood.  He farmed approximately 3000 acres in the area and lived in a house at what is now named Kelly’s Beach.

Kanae Drive

(alternative)

Fish species found in the area - Grey Mullet

Kakahi Drive

(alternative)

Freshwater mussel found in the area.

Road 2

Ontiro Road

(applicant’s preference) 

The name has been chosen from the name of one of the first residents in the area, a former whaler called Peter McGregor Alameda Ontiro, who lived in a hut at Waikopua and had an orchard and grew vegetables on Motukaraka.

Facade Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Kakahi Lane 

(alternative)

Freshwater mussel found in the area.

Road 3

Kanae Street

(applicant’s preference)

Fish species found in the area Grey Mullet

Kakahi Street

(alternative)

Freshwater mussel found in the area.

Piharau Street 

(alternative)

Lamprey, a NZ freshwater fish found in the area

Road 4

Tuawaru Road

(applicant’s preference)

Tuawaru is the Māori word for eighth.

Gable Road

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Frame Road

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

COAL1

Nawa Lane

(applicant’s preference)

Company name of previous owner of the land and has been used as the name of the property for some time.

Soffit Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Duplex Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

COAL 2

Dormer Lane

(applicant’s preference)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Fascia Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Cladding Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

COAL 3

Gable Lane

(applicant’s preference)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Pitch Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Rake Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

COAL 4

Sash Lane

(applicant’s preference)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Flashing Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Joist Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

COAL 5

Truss Lane

(applicant’s preference)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Sprocket Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

Roof Lane

(alternative)

To reflect Fletcher Living’s long standing history in residential construction.

 

14.     All the name options listed in the table above have been assessed by the council’s Subdivision Specialist team to ensure that they meet both the guidelines and the standards in respect of road naming. The technical standards are considered to have been generally met and duplicate names are not located in close proximity. The only exception is that some of the names are named after construction materials or architectural features which do not specifically reflect the historical, cultural, ancestral linkage or landscape features of the area. The applicant has been advised to propose alternative names. However, the applicant has decided to present the names to the local board. It is therefore for the local board to decide upon the suitability of the names within the local context and in accordance with the delegation.

15.     Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has confirmed that all of the proposed names are acceptable for use at this location.

16.     ‘Drive’, ‘Road’, ‘Street’ and ‘Lane’ are acceptable road types for the new roads, suiting the form and layout of the public roads and COALs.

17.     Mana whenua were consulted in line with the processes and requirements described in the guidelines. Additional commentary is provided in the Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori section that follows.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

18.     The naming of roads has no effect on climate change. Relevant environmental issues have been considered under the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the associated approved resource consent for the development.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

19.     The decision sought for this report has no identified impacts on other parts of the council group. The views of council-controlled organisations were not required for the preparation of the report’s advice.

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

Local impacts and local board views

20.     This report seeks the local board’s decision. The decision not considered to have any immediate local impact beyond those outlined in this report.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

21.     To aid local board decision making, the guidelines include an objective of recognising cultural and ancestral linkages to areas of land through engagement with mana whenua, particularly through the resource consent approval process, and the allocation of road names where appropriate.   The guidelines identify the process that enables mana whenua the opportunity to provide feedback on all road naming applications and in this instance, the process has been adhered to.

22.     On 03 October 2023, mana whenua were contacted by council on behalf of the applicant, through the Resource Consent department’s central facilitation process, as set out in the guidelines. Representatives of the following groups with an interest in the general area were contacted:

·    Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki

·    Te Ākitai Waiohua

·    Te Ahiwaru Waiohua

·    Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua

·    Ngāti Paoa Trust Board

·    Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust

·    Ngāti Maru

·    Ngāti Tamaterā

·    Waikato-Tainui

·    Ngāti Whanaunga.

23.     Response was received from Te Ahiwaru Waiohua recommending the applicant consult with Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki. However by the close of the consultation period, no response was received from Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki. It cannot be construed that a lack of response is indicative of acceptance of the names proposed, however, and dependent on the scale of the development and its level of significance, not all road naming applications receive comments from mana whenua. At the same time, in the absence of mana whenua response, the developer is placing the application before the local board for a determination.

24.     This site is not listed as a site of significance to mana whenua.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

25.     The road naming process does not raise any financial implications for the council.

26.     The applicant has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate signage will be installed accordingly once approval is obtained for the new road names.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

27.     There are no significant risks to council as road naming is a routine part of the subdivision development process, with consultation being a key component of the process.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

28.     Approved road names are notified to LINZ and recorded on its New Zealand wide land information database. LINZ provides all updated information to other users, including emergency services.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Report Attachment A - Location Map

75

b

Report Attachment  B -  Site Plan

77

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Amy Cao - Subdivision Advisor

Authorisers

David Snowdon - Team Leader Subdivision

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 



Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

Local Board Views on South FTN Notices of Requirement from Auckland Transport

File No.: CP2023/18078

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To invite the Franklin Local Board’s views on four Notices of Requirement (NoRs) lodged by Auckland Transport.

2.       Auckland Transport have lodged four Notices of Requirement to designate land for route protection between Manukau and Drury.  The land to be designated is within the Manurewa and Papakura Local Board areas.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       Decision makers on a Notice of Requirement to the Auckland Unitary Plan (operative in part), must consider local board views on the Notice of Requirement if the relevant local boards choose to provide their views.

4.       Each local board has a responsibility to communicate the interests and preferences of people in its area on Auckland Council policy documents, including Notices of Requirement.  A local board can present local views and preferences when expressed by the whole local board[1].

5.       Under the Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth Programme, Auckland Transport has served four Notices of Requirement on Auckland Council for the “South Future Transport Network”. 

6.       The notices are described below.

7.       (NoR 1) South Frequent Transit Network - Great South Road FTN Upgrade

·   Upgrades to Great South Road between Manukau and Drury to provide a multi-modal transport corridor that will accommodate bus priority measures, active mode facilities, and intersection upgrades.

8.       (NoR2) South Frequent Transit Network - Great South Road FTN Upgrade (Drury section)

·   Upgrades to Great South Rd between Waihoehoe Rd and the State Highway 1 Drury Interchange to provide a multi-modal transport corridor that will accommodate general traffic lanes, active mode facilities and intersection upgrades.

9.       (NoR3) South Frequent Transit Network - Takaanini FTN - Weymouth, Alfriston and Great South Road Upgrades

·   Upgrades to Weymouth and Alfriston Roads between Selwyn Road and Saralee Drive; and Great South Road between Halver and Myers Roads to accommodate bus priority measures, general traffic lanes, active mode facilities, and intersection upgrades.

10.     (NoR4) South Frequent Transit Network - Takaanini FTN - Porchester Road and Popes Road Upgrades

·   Upgrades to Porchester Road between Alfriston Road and Walters Road; and to Popes Road between Takanini School Road and Porchester Road to accommodate general traffic lanes, active mode facilities and intersection upgrades.

11.     The Notices of Requirement were publicly notified on 16 November 2023 and submissions close on 14 December 2023.

12.     This report is the mechanism for the local board to resolve and provide its views on the Notices of Requirement.  Staff do not recommend a view the local board should convey.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      provide views on four notices of requirement (NoRs) for the South FTN

b)      appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on the Notices of Requirement

c)       delegate authority to the chairperson of the Franklin Local Board to make a replacement appointment in the event the local board member appointed in resolution (b) is unable to attend the Notices of Requirement hearing.

Horopaki

Context

13.     Each local board is responsible for communicating the interests and preferences of people in its area regarding the content of Auckland Council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws.  Local boards must provide their views on the content of these documents.  Decision makers must consider local boards’ views when deciding the content of these policy documents[2].

14.     The Notices of Requirement are intended to add four new designations (sought by Auckland Transport) to the Auckland Unitary Plan.  Local boards must have the opportunity to provide their views where any process proposes a change to the Auckland Unitary Plan.

15.     If the local board chooses to provide its views, the planners include those views in the s42a Resource Management Act 1991 hearing report.  Local board views are included in the analysis of the Notices of Requirement, along with all submissions.

16.     If appointed by resolution, local board members may present the local board’s views at the hearing to commissioners, who will make a recommendation on the Notices of Requirement.

17.     Following receipt of the recommendation, the Requiring Authority would be required to advise the council, within 30 working days, whether they accept or reject the recommendation in whole or in part.  Once the council has received a decision from the Requiring Authority, submitters will be advised and are then given an opportunity to lodge an appeal with Environment Court if they are not satisfied with the outcomes.  Auckland Council will also have the opportunity at this stage to appeal the decisions.

18.     This report provides an overview of the four Notices of Requirement.

19.     The report does not recommend what views the local board should convey.  Staff cannot advise the local board as to what its views should be, and then evaluate those views.


 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

20.     South Frequent Transport Network Notices of Requirement Overview

21.     NoR 1 (within the Manurewa and Papakura local board areas)

·   Comprises eight separate intersection upgrades for the Great South Road FTN route between Manukau and Drury.  Applies to a collective linear extent of approximately 2.5km of a total route length of 15.5 km, reflecting that the existing road reserve along Great South Road is sufficient to accommodate the desired corridor form and function for the majority of the route length (and therefore does not fall within the NoR 1 extent).

·   The eight Notices of Requirement sections provide for bus priority measures, walking and cycling facilities, upgrades to eight key intersections, replacement of the Otūwairoa / Slippery Creek bridge, and localised provision for stormwater treatment raingardens.  Four lane and three lane FTN arterial cross sections are used as a basis for concept design.

·   Approximately 171 affected properties.

·   Proposed lapse period of 15 years.

·   Recommended implementation between 2028 to 2038; highly likely to be in stages.,

·   Possible construction duration: 2- 3 years (but this Notice of Requirement is made up of eight separate areas).

 

22.     NoR 2 (within the Papakura local board area)

·   Enables upgrades of approximately 520 m of Great South Road in Drury.  Not part of the FTN route but a “Key Connection”

·   Enables two general traffic lanes per direction, walking and cycling facilities, replacement of the Hingaia Steam Bridge, localised provision of stormwater treatment raingardens, and an extension of one existing culvert.

·   Needs to integrate with three adjacent projects – SH1 Drury interchange, upgrade of Waihoehoe Road, and the Drury Train Station.  These projects are proposed to be implemented in the mid to late 2020s.

·   Recommended lapse period of 10 years.

·   Recommended implementation likely to be at the earlier ends of 2028 to 2038.

·   Possible construction duration: 2-3 years.

 

23.     NoR 3 (within the Manurewa local board area)

·   Enables upgrades of approximately 1.7 km along Weymouth and Alfriston Roads, and 590 metres along Great South Road.

·   Enables a four lane FTN arterial cross section for the Weymouth and Alfriston Road extent, and for part of its extent as it applies to Great South Road.  Enables bus lanes in both directions, walking and cycling facilities, upgrades and tie-ins to eight key intersections, replacement of the existing Weymouth Road bridge over the NIMT and the Alfriston Road bridge over SH1, and four stormwater treatment wetlands.

·   Approximately 430 affected properties.

·   Recommended lapse period of 15 years.

·   Recommended implementation between 2028 and 2038. Co-ordination with Weymouth bridge and replacement and future four tracking of rail.

·   Possible construction duration: 2-3 years.

 

24.     NoR 4 (within the Manurewa and Papakura local board areas)

·   Enables upgrades of approximately 3 km along Porchester Road between Alfriston Road and Walters Road, and for 0.5km along Popes Road between Takanini School Road and Porchester Road. Popes Road is not part of the FTN route but a “Key Connection”.

·   Enables two vehicular traffic lanes, walking and cycling facilities, upgrades and tie-ins to six key intersections along both routes, and stormwater management devices comprising two treatment wetlands (on Porchester Road) and treatment swales (on Popes Road).

·   Approximately 99 affected properties. 

·   Recommended lapse period of 15 years.

·   Recommended implementation 2028 to 2038, possibly not fully implemented until the later end of this time range..

·   Possible construction duration: 1- 2 years.

 

25.     Technical report content

The Notices of Requirement include technical reports that evaluate the following effects:

·   arboricultural

·   archaeological and historic heritage

·   construction noise and vibration

·   cultural values

·   ecological

·   environmental

·   flooding

·   landscape

·   operational noise

·   social impact

·   transport

·   urban design.

26.     The reports and other application details are available from council’s website at: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/unitary-plan/auckland-unitary-plan-modifications/notices-of-requirement-to-designate-land/Pages/default.aspx.

27.     Council’s planners and other experts will be evaluating and reporting on:

·   technical reports supplied by the applicant

·   submissions

·   views and preferences of the local board, if the local board passes a resolution.

28.     The Requiring Authority requested that the Notices of Requirement be publicly notified.  The Notices of Requirement were publicly notified on 16 November 2023 and submissions close on 14 December 2023.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

29.     The council’s climate goals as set out in Te Taruke-a-Tawhihi: Auckland’s Climate Plan are:

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

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

30.     The local board could consider if the Notices of Requirement:

·   will reduce, increase, or have no effect on Auckland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. do they encourage car dependency, enhance connections to public transit, walking and cycling or support quality compact urban form)

·   prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.  That is, do the Notices of Requirement elevate or alleviate climate risks (e.g. flooding, coastal and storm inundation, urban heat effect, stress on infrastructure).

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

31.     Auckland Transport is the Requiring Authority that has lodged the Notices of Requirement.

32.     Watercare has been asked for comment on the Notices of Requirement.

33.     The council’s Plans and Places department have specialists and consultants within the project team for arboriculture, archaeology, engineering, ecology (terrestrial and aquatic), flooding, heritage, landscape and visual, planning, noise and vibration, social impact, transportation, and urban design.  These specialists will contribute to the reporting planner’s hearing report.

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

Local impacts and local board views

34.     While none of the Notices of Requirement fall within the Franklin Local Board area, factors the local board may wish to consider in formulating its view include:

·   interests and preferences of people in the local board area

·   well-being of communities within the local board area

·   local board documents, such as local board plan, local board agreement

·   responsibilities and operation of the local board.

35.     Supporting Growth have advised that they have provided written updates to the Franklin Local Board about the South FTN Notices of Requirement.

36.     This report is the mechanism for obtaining formal local board views.  The decision maker will consider local board views, if provided, when deciding on the Notices of Requirement.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

37.     If the local board chooses to provide its views on the Notices of Requirement, it includes the opportunity to comment on matters that may be of interest or importance to Māori, well-being of Māori communities or Te Ao Māori (Māori world view).  In the 2018 census results, there were 74 838 people usually resident in the local board area with 15% identifying as being of Māori ethnicity and 18% being of Māori descent.

38.     Supporting Growth have advised that the upgraded and new transport corridors are not known to contain any Māori Land or documented sites of significance to mana whenua.  Parts of NoR 1 and the whole of NoR 2 fall within the Ngāti Tamaoho Statutory Acknowledgement Area, and Supporting Growth advise that Ngāti Tamaoho have been engaged as partners throughout the development of the project.

39.     Supporting Growth have advised that they engaged with mana whenua throughout the development of this project.  This included a monthly kaitiaki forum over the past five years dating back to the inception of Te Tupu Ngātahi, and at a project-specific level since the inception of the detailed business case process in 2021.  Nine iwi have a direct interest in the project area.

40.     Supporting Growth advised that mana whenua were invited to prepare Cultural Values Assessments or Cultural Impact Assessments in July 2023.  In response, the Supporting Growth team received CVAs in the form of report/documentation from Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua and Ngaati Whanaunga, and an in person oral CVA from Te Ākitai Waiohua.  Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua did not support their CVA being appended or provided to council to avoid information contained being misinterpreted or mistreated.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

41.     There are no financial implications with the local board providing its views.

42.     The local board is not exposed to any financial risk from providing its views.

43.     The costs associated with processing the Notices of Requirement requests are recoverable from Auckland Transport.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

44.     The power to provide local board views regarding the content of Notices of Requirement cannot be delegated to individual local board member(s).  To avoid the procedural risk of an individual local board member expressing the views of the local board, this report enables the whole local board to decide whether to provide its views and, if so, to determine what matters those views should include.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

45.     The reporting planner will include, and report on, any resolution of the local board in the hearing report.  The local board member appointed to speak to the local board’s views will be informed of the hearing date and invited to the hearing for that purpose.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Joy LaNauze - Senior Policy Planner

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

Local Board Views on Takaanini Level Crossings Notices of Requirement from Auckland Transport

File No.: CP2023/18080

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To invite the Franklin Local Board’s views on two Notices of Requirement (NoRs) lodged by Auckland Transport.

2.       Auckland Transport has lodged two Notices of Requirement to designate land for the construction, operation, maintenance and upgrade of grade-separated crossings of the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) railway in Takanini.  The land to be designated is within the Papakura Local Board area.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       Decision makers on a Notice of Requirement to the Auckland Unitary Plan (operative in part), must consider local board views on the Notice of Requirement if the relevant local boards choose to provide their views.

4.       Each local board has a responsibility to communicate the interests and preferences of people in its area on Auckland Council policy documents, including Notices of Requirement.  A local board can present local views and preferences when expressed by the whole local board[3].

5.       Under the Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth Programme, Auckland Transport has served two Notices of Requirement on Auckland Council for the “Takaanini Crossings”. 

6.       The notices are described below.

7.       (NoR 1) Takaanini Level Crossing Project: Spartan Road, Manuia Road, Manuroa Road and Taka Street - New multi-modal bridge crossings of the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) at Manuia Road and Taka Street; and new active mode bridge crossings of the NIMT at Spartan Road and Manuroa Road with two consequential road closures.

8.       (NoR2) Takaanini Level Crossing Project: Walters Road level crossing closure and new multi-modal bridge - New multi-modal bridge crossing of the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) at Walters Road.

9.       The Notices of Requirement were publicly notified on 16 November 2023 and submissions close on 14 December 2023.

10.     This report is the mechanism for the local board to resolve and provide its views on the Notices of Requirement.  Staff do not recommend a view the local board should convey.


 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      provide views on two notices of requirement (NoRs) for the Takaanini Crossings

b)      appoint a local board member to speak to the local board views at a hearing on the Notices of Requirement

c)       delegate authority to the chairperson of the Franklin Local Board to make a replacement appointment in the event the local board member appointed in resolution (b) is unable to attend the Notices of Requirement hearing.

 

Horopaki

Context

11.     Each local board is responsible for communicating the interests and preferences of people in its area regarding the content of Auckland Council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws.  Local boards must provide their views on the content of these documents.  Decision makers must consider local boards’ views when deciding the content of these policy documents[4].

12.     The Notices of Requirement are intended to add two new designations (sought by Auckland Transport) to the Auckland Unitary Plan.  Local boards must have the opportunity to provide their views where any process proposes a change to the Auckland Unitary Plan.

13.     If the local board chooses to provide its views, the planners include those views in the s42a Resource Management Act 1991 hearing report.  Local board views are included in the analysis of the Notice of Requirement, along with all submissions.

14.     If appointed by resolution, local board members may present the local board’s views at the hearing to commissioners, who will make a recommendation on the Notices of Requirement.

15.     Following receipt of the recommendation, the Requiring Authority would be required to advise the council, within 30 working days, whether they accept or reject the recommendation in whole or in part.  Once the council has received a decision from the Requiring Authority, submitters will be advised and are then given an opportunity to lodge an appeal with Environment Court if they are not satisfied with the outcomes.  Auckland Council will also have the opportunity at this stage to appeal the decisions.

16.     This report provides an overview of the two Notices of Requirement.

17.     The report does not recommend what views the local board should convey.  Staff cannot advise the local board as to what its views should be, and then evaluate those views.


 

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

18.     Takaanini Crossings Notices of Requirement Overview

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19.     Overview

The indicative design has been prepared for assessment purposes and to indicate what the final design of the project may look like.  The final design will be refined and confirmed at the detailed design stage.  Key features of the works common across the project areas include:

·   Bridge structures across the NIMT with a vertical clearance from existing ground level to road surface of approximately 7.8 metres;

·   Works to tie in with existing roads;

·   Batters and/or retaining and associated cut and fill activities;

·   Vegetation removal within the project areas to enable construction;

·   Areas identified for construction related activities including site compounds, construction laydown, alternative access, and construction traffic manoeuvring.

·   Expected construction start: 2038

·   Expected full operation: 2048

·   Construction durations are indicative and assume that each project area will be constructed independently of each other.  These durations may change if the bridges were to be constructed concurrently or sequentially.

·   Proposed lapse period of 15 years.

 

20.     NoR 1 (within the Papakura local board area)

·   Spartan Road project area:

o closure of the existing road corridor to vehicular traffic across the NIMT

o construction of an active mode bridge across the NIMT

o construction of culs de sac (accommodating footpaths) and works to tie into the existing corridor on either side of the NIMT along Spartan Road

o ramps and stairs will connect the bridge on either the side (east and west) of the NIMT and will tie into the cul de sacs.

o approximately 12 affected properties

o expected construction duration: 1 to 2 years.

 

·   Manuia Road project area

o there is currently no existing east-west corridor / level crossing across the NIMT in this project area

o construction of new arterial road bridge across the NIMT accommodating two lanes (one in each direction) and separated active mode facilities

o construction of new arterial road corridors tying into either side of the bridge (east and west of the NIMT)accommodating two vehicle lanes (one in each direction) and separated active mode facilities

o stormwater culvert and associated flood offset storage area

o approximately 41 affected properties

o expected construction duration: 2.5 to 3 years.

 

·   Manuroa Road project area

o closure of the existing road corridor to vehicular traffic across the NIMT

o construction of an active mode bridge across the NIMT

o construction of cul de sacs (accommodating footpaths) and works to tie into the existing corridor on either side of the NIMT along Manuroa Road

o ramps and stairs will connect to the bridge on either side (east and west) of the NIMT and tie in to the cul de sacs

o approximately 12 affected properties

o expected construction duration: 1 to 2 years.

 

·   Taka Street project area

o construction of an arterial road bridge across the NIMT accommodating two vehicle lanes (one in each direction) and separated active mode facilities

o construction of arterial road corridors tying into either side of the bridge and existing intersections (east and west of the NIMT). The corridors will accommodate two vehicle lanes (one in each direction) and separated active mode facilities

o closure of existing Takanini Road (north) to vehicular traffic at the intersection with Taka Street bridge i.e. no through-traffic provision

o construction of four access lanes

o stormwater culvert and associated flood offset storage area

o approximately 102 affected properties

o expected construction duration:2.5 to 3 years.  

 

21.     NoR 2 (within the Papakura local board area)

·   Walters Road project area

o construction of an arterial road bridge across the NIMT accommodating two vehicle lanes (one in each direction) and separated active mode facilities

o construction of arterial road corridors tying into either side of the bridge and existing intersections (east and west of the NIMT).  The corridors will accommodate two vehicle lanes (one in each direction) and separated active mode facilities

o construction of two access lanes

o upgrade of intersections

o stormwater culvert

o approximately 64 affected properties

o expected construction duration:2.5 to 3 years.

 

22.     Technical report content

The Notices of Requirement include technical reports that evaluate the following effects:

·   arboricultural

·   archaeological and heritage

·   construction noise and vibration

·   ecological

·   environmental

·   flooding

·   geotechnical

·   landscape

·   operational noise

·   social impact

·   transport

·   urban design.

23.     The reports and other application details are available from council’s website at: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/unitary-plan/auckland-unitary-plan-modifications/notices-of-requirement-to-designate-land/Pages/default.aspx.

24.     Council’s planners and other experts will be evaluating and reporting on:

·   technical reports supplied by the applicant

·   submissions

·   views and preferences of the local board, if the local board passes a resolution.

25.     The Requiring Authority requested that the Notices of Requirement be publicly notified.  The Notices of Requirement were publicly notified on 16 November 2023 and submissions close on 14 December 2023.

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

26.     The council’s climate goals as set out in Te Taruke-a-Tawhihi: Auckland’s Climate Plan are:

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

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

27.     The local board could consider if the Notices of Requirement:

·   will reduce, increase, or have no effect on Auckland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. do they encourage car dependency, enhance connections to public transit, walking and cycling or support quality compact urban form)

·   prepare the region for the adverse impacts of climate change.  That is, do the Notices of Requirement elevate or alleviate climate risks (e.g. flooding, coastal and storm inundation, urban heat effect, stress on infrastructure).

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

28.     Auckland Transport is the Requiring Authority that has lodged the Notices of Requirement.

29.     Watercare has been asked for comment on the Notices of Requirement.

30.     The council’s Plans and Places department have specialists and consultants within the project team for arboriculture, archaeology, engineering, ecology (terrestrial and aquatic), flooding, geotechnical, landscape and visual, planning, noise and vibration, social impact, transportation, and urban design.  These specialists will contribute to the reporting planner’s hearing report.

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

Local impacts and local board views

31.     While none of the Notices of Requirement fall within the Franklin Local Board area, factors the local board may wish to consider in formulating its view include:

·   interests and preferences of people in the local board area

·   well-being of communities within the local board area

·   local board documents, such as local board plan, local board agreement

·   responsibilities and operation of the local board.

32.     Supporting Growth have advised that they have provided project updates to the Franklin Local Board about the Takaanini Crossings Notices of Requirement.

33.     This report is the mechanism for obtaining formal local board views.  The decision maker will consider local board views, if provided, when deciding on the Notices of Requirement.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

34.     If the local board chooses to provide its views on the Notices of Requirement, it includes the opportunity to comment on matters that may be of interest or importance to Māori, well-being of Māori communities or Te Ao Māori (Māori world view).  In the 2018 census results, there were 74,838 people usually resident in the local board area with 15% identifying as being of Māori ethnicity and 18% being of Māori descent.

35.     Supporting Growth have advised that the project does not affect any identified properties or land currently being negotiated under Treaty settlements, land returned under a Treaty settlement, marae, Māori freehold lands, Tupuna Maunga Affected Areas, Tangata Whenua Management Areas, Sites of Significance to Mana Whenua identified in the Auckland Unitary Plan (operative in part) and/or Auckland Council GIS.  Supporting Growth also advise that the sites are not within the coastal environment under the marine and coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011, and there are therefore no customary marine title areas/ / groups or protected customary rights that need to be considered in relation to the project.

36.     Supporting Growth have advised that they engaged with mana whenua throughout the development of this project.  This included a monthly kaitiaki forum over the past five years dating back to the inception of Te Tupu Ngātahi, and at a project-specific level since the inception of the detailed business case process in 2021.  Nine iwi have a direct interest in the project area.

37.     Supporting Growth advised that mana whenua were invited to prepare Cultural Values Assessments or Cultural Impact Assessments in November 2022.  In response, the Supporting Growth team received CVAs in the form of report/documentation from Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua and Ngaati Whanaunga, and an in person oral CVA from Te Ākitai Waiohua.  Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua did not support their CVA being appended or provided to council to avoid information contained being misinterpreted or mistreated.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

38.     There are no financial implications with the local board providing its views.

39.     The local board is not exposed to any financial risk from providing its views.

40.     The costs associated with processing the Notices of Requirement requests are recoverable from Auckland Transport.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

41.     The power to provide local board views regarding the content of Notices of Requirement cannot be delegated to individual local board member(s).  To avoid the procedural risk of an individual local board member expressing the views of the local board, this report enables the whole local board to decide whether to provide its views and, if so, to determine what matters those views should include.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

42.     The reporting planner will include, and report on, any resolution of the local board in the hearing report.  The local board member appointed to speak to the local board’s views will be informed of the hearing date and invited to the hearing for that purpose.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Joy LaNauze - Senior Policy Planner

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Manoj Ragupathy – Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

Update on the Rural Advisory Panel

File No.: CP2023/18763

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To provide an opportunity for the nominated board representative to update the local board on matters being considered by Rural Advisory Panel matters.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

2.       To provide an opportunity for the nominated board representative to update the local board on matters being considered by Rural Advisory Panel matters.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       The Rural Advisory Panel advises the council on policies and plans specific to the rural sector. It also communicates shared rural sector interests to the council, and contributes to the rural outcomes of the Auckland Plan, and how rural areas are to be managed in the Unitary Plan

4.       The Franklin Local Board are advocates for the rural sector with the following points included in advocacy priorities in the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020;

·    Support and advocate for the development and promotion of rural south Auckland as the nation’s food bowl.

·    Public transport nodes and dedicated park and ride facilities at Drury and Paerata must be designed to service both the urban and surrounding rural communities they will service.

·    Improve delivery of and access to existing arts, library and community services to rural settlements, youth, and our senior citizens e.g. by advocating for universal internet access and therefore access to internet-based services at all council venues.

·    Continue to support our growers in the protection of elite soils from urban development encroachment.

·    Partner with iwi, community, and private landowners to protect and restore local waterways through fencing, planting, mangrove removal and willow removal to help manage floods and create habitat for native biodiversity.

·    Advocate for changes to the Unitary Plan and for the development of localised design standards, so that road and footpath design in rural and greenfield development areas accommodates local need i.e. so that neighbourhood roads provide adequately for car-dependant households and appropriate pathways can be created to enable rural communities to walk and cycle.

5.       The Franklin Local Board resolved (resolution number FR/2022/168) to appoint Alan Cole, with Logan Soole as alternate, to Auckland’s Rural Advisory Panel at its November 2022 business meeting.

6.       This report facilitates an update from the board’s representative on issues arising from the Rural Advisory Panel as a matter of interest to the local board.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive a verbal or written update from the appointed representative on the Rural Advisory board, Alan Cole, on matters being considered by Rural Advisory Panel.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Orrin Kapua - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

Governance Forward Work calendar  - Hōtaka Kaupapa - December 2023

File No.: CP2023/12585

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To present the Franklin Local Board with a governance forward work calendar (Hōtaka Kaupapa).

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       This report contains the governance forward work programme, a schedule of items that will come before the Franklin Local Board at business meetings and workshops over the coming months. The governance forward work programme for the local board is included in Attachment A.

3.       The calendar aims to support local boards’ governance role by:

·   ensuring advice on agendas and workshop material is driven by local board priorities

·   clarifying what advice is required and when

·   clarifying the rationale for reports.

4.       The calendar will be updated every month. Each update will be reported back to business meetings and distributed to relevant council staff. It is recognised that at times items will arise that are not programmed.

5.       Local board members are welcome to discuss changes to the calendar.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the governance forward work calendar (Hōtaka Kaupapa) dated December 2023 (Attachment A).

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Franklin Local Board Hōtaka Kaupapa - Governance Forward Work Programme December 2023

99

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Denise Gunn - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy - Local Area Manager  Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 



Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 

Franklin Local Board workshop records

File No.: CP2023/12579

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for workshops held on 7, 14, 21 and 28 November 2023.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       The Franklin Local Board holds weekly workshops to facilitate oversight of projects in their work programme or on matters that have significant local implications.

3.       The local board does not make decisions at these workshops. Workshops are not open to the public, but records are reported retrospectively.

4.       Workshop records for the Franklin Local Board are attached for 14, 21 and 28 November 2023.

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Franklin Local Board workshop records for 14, 21 and 28 November 2023. 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Franklin Local Board workshop record 7 November 2023

103

b

Franklin Local Board workshop record 14 November 2023

105

c

Franklin Local Board workshop record 21 November 2023

107

d

Franklin Local Board workshop record 28 November 2023

109

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

 Denise Gunn, Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Manoj Ragupathy – Local Area Manager Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa

 

 


Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 



Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 



Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 



Franklin Local Board

12 December 2023

 

 




[1] Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, section 15(2)(c)

[2] Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, ss15-16.

[3] Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, section 15(2)(c)

[4] Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, ss15-16.