Whau Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Whau Local Board held in the Whau Local Board Office, 31 Totara Avenue, New Lynn on Wednesday, 13 December 2023 at 1.03pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Kay Thomas

 

Deputy Chairperson

Fasitua Amosa

 

Members

Ross Clow

 

 

Catherine Farmer

 

 

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

 

 

Warren Piper

 

 

Susan Zhu

 

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Kerrin Leoni

 

 


Whau Local Board

13 December 2023

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

            Chairperson Kay Thomas opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

            There were no apologies.

 

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.

 

Specifically, members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

 

The following are declared interests of elected members of the Whau Local Board:

 

Member

Organisation

Position

Kay Thomas

  • New Lynn Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Western Quilters
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    Waitākere Board
  • Literacy Waitākere
  • West Auckland Heritage Conference
  • Whau Wildlink Network

Volunteer

 

Member

Chair

 

Board member

Committee member

Member

Fasitua Amosa

  • Equity NZ
  • Massive Theatre Company
  • Avondale Business Association

Vice President

Board member

 

A family member is the Chair

Ross Clow

  • Portage Licensing Trust
  • Te Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust
  • Bay Olympic Sports Club
  • Forest and Bird Society
  • Waitākere Ranges Protection Society
  • New Lynn Heritage Protection Society
  • Trust Community foundation Limited
  • Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Libraries

Trustee

Patron

 

Life Member

 

Member

Member

 

Member

Trustee

 

Member

 

A family member is a Librarian

Catherine Farmer

  • Avondale-Waterview Historical Society
  • Blockhouse Bay Historical Society
  • Blockhouse Bay Bowls
  • Forest and Bird organisation
  • Grey Power

Member


Member

 

Patron

Member

Member

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

  • New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

Employee

Warren Piper

  • New Lynn RSA
  • New Lynn Business Association

Associate member

Member

Susan Zhu

  • Chinese Women Association of New Zealand
  • Chinese Medicine Council of New Zealand

Member / Legal Advisor

Member / Deputy Chair

 

 

External Organisations

Lead

Alternate

The Avondale Business Association

Kay Thomas

Ross Clow

The Blockhouse Bay Business Association

Warren Piper

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

The New Lynn Business Association

Warren Piper

Kay Thomas

The Rosebank Business Association

Warren Piper

Fasitua Amosa

The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust

Ross Clow

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WH/2023/191

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:

That the Whau Local Board:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 22 November 2023, and the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 29 November 2023, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

Note: Item 9 – Public Forum 9.1 – Blockhouse Bay alternative bus route proposal, was considered prior to Item 6 – Acknowledgements.

Note: Item 9 – Public Forum 9.2 – Palestine ceasefire, was considered prior to Item 6 – Acknowledgements.

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum – Blockhouse Bay alternative bus route proposal

 

A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is

available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WH/2023/192

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive the presentation on the Blockhouse Bay alternative bus route proposal and thank Krystene Vickers – Chairperson of the Blockhouse Bay Historial Society for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 December 2023, Whau Local Board: Item 9.1 Public Forum – Blockhouse Bay alternative bus route proposal

 

 

9.2

Public Forum - Palestine ceasefire

 

A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is

available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WH/2023/193

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)          whiwhi / receive the presentation on the Palestine ceasefire and thank Justine Sachs, for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 December 2023, Whau Local Board: Item 9.2 Public Forum – Palestine ceasefire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Palestine Ceasefire

 

Resolution number WH/2023/194

MOVED by Member S Paterson-Hamlin, seconded by Member R Clow:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)          mihia / acknowledge support for a permanent and immediate ceasefire by Israel and Hamas and support for Auckland Council Governing Body and the New Zealand Government to likewise demonstrate their support for a ceasefire.

CARRIED

 

6.2

Acknowledgement - Whau Local Board Services Staff

 

Resolution number WH/2023/195

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)          mihia / acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Brenda Tang – Senior Local Board Advisor, and Keri Mackinnon – PA / Office Manager, and wish them well in their new roles.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

            There were no leaves of absence.

 

Note: Item 9 – Public Forum 9.1 – Blockhouse Bay alterntaive bus route proposal, was considered prior to Item 6 – Acknowledgements.

Note: Item 9 – Public Forum 9.2 – Palestine ceasefire, was considered prior to Item 6 – Acknowledgements.

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

Member R Clow left the meeting at 1.20pm.

 

 

11        Ngā Pānui mō ngā Mōtini | Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Order 2.5.1 a Notice of Motion from Member Warren Piper, seconded by Chair Kay Thomas wasconsidered under item 12.

 

 

 

12

Notice of Motion – Member Warren Piper – Ring-fencing sale proceeds

 

An updated copy of the Notice of Motion – Ring-fencing sale proceeds was tabled at the meeting. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minute attachment.

 

Resolution number WH/2023/196

MOVED by Member W Piper, seconded by Chairperson K Thomas:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)        tono / request a review of and change in policies by Governing Body relating to the divestment of non-service properties so that local boards can retain funds from high-value property divestments to meet the needs of population growth and intensification.

b)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the strategic importance of the New Lynn Urban Plan in fulfilling growth strategies and enhancing the vibrancy and connectivity of the New Lynn area, as outlined in the plan's vision for 2030​​ and request the adoption and/or further implementation of this plan by Auckland Council.

c)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note Whau Local Board Resolution (WH/2022/62) passed on 22 June 2022, Notice of motion around the New Lynn Urban Plan.

d)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the sale of 10-22 Totara Ave, New Lynn (Merchant Quarter site C) to Kainga Ora in 2021, where the sale proceeds were not reinvested locally, instead placed in the consolidated fund.

e)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the community benefits realised by the ring fencing of sale proceeds of the Avondale Community Centre & Library at 99 Rosebank Road, Avondale.

f)         tono / request that the Governing Body:

i)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the geographical and strategic significance of New Lynn as a metropolitan centre, acting as a vital link in Auckland's urban planning and growth.

ii)         whakaae / approve ring-fencing the sale proceeds of 41 McCrae Way, New Lynn (Merchant Quarter site D) exclusively for the continuation of the New Lynn Urban Plan precinct redevelopment.

g)         tono / request that this Notice of Motion be forwarded to the Mayor, all Councillors, and the Boards of Eke Panuku and Auckland Transport for their information.  

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 December 2023, Whau Local Board: Item 12 Notice of Motion – Member Warren Piper – Ring-fencing sale proceeds

 

Member R Clow returned to the meeting at 1.23pm.

 

 

13

Whau Ward Councillor's update

 

Whau Ward Councillor Kerrin Leoni was in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Resolution number WH/2023/197

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Amosa:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the report and thank Whau Ward Councillor Kerrin Leoni, for her update.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Local Board Transport Capital Fund

 

Owena Schuster - Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Partner was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WH/2023/198

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member S Paterson-Hamlin:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      whakatārewa / defer the decision on the 2022-2025 Local Board Transport Capital Fund until it receives all the information requested.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

15

Proposed Sale of 10 Fremlin Place, Avondale

 

Matt Casey - Team Leader Portfolio Review- Eke Panuku was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number WH/2023/199

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member R Clow:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note its opposition in principle to the sale of council owned assets.

b)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the site 10 Fremlin Place, Avondale is a commercial property of limited public benefit.

c)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the heritage value of the Leys Institute and the significant restoration and seismic upgrades needed for the building to return to public use.

d)         tautoko / support, therefore, the sale of 10 Fremlin Place, Avondale to contribute to the funding enabling the Leys Institute to be restored and have seismic upgrade work completed.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Orders 1.9.7 member C Farmer requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

16

Chair's Report - Kay Thomas

 

Resolution number WH/2023/200

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member S Zhu:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive Chair Kay Thomas’ December 2023 report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme

 

Resolution number WH/2023/201

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member W Piper:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Programme for December 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Whau Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WH/2023/202

MOVED by Chairperson K Thomas, seconded by Member R Clow:  

That the Whau Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the records of the workshops held on 1, 8, 15 and 22 November 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

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

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Whau Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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