Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Town Hall Ground Council Chambers on Tuesday, 19 March 2024 at 1.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Genevieve Sage

 

Deputy Chairperson

Greg Moyle, (JP, ED)

 

Members

Alexandra Bonham

 

 

Allan Matson

 

 

Richard Northey, (ONZM)

 

 

Sarah Trotman, (ONZM)

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Anahera Rawiri

 

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Julie Fairey

 

 

 

He Hunga atu anō i Tae mai | IN ATTENDANCE

 

Ben Stallworthy

Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Manager

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

19 March 2024

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Chair led the meeting with a karakia.

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta

Kia mātaratara ki tai

E hī ake ana te atakura

He tio

He huka

He hau hū

Tīhei mauri ora!

 

Cease o winds from the west

Cease o winds from the south

Bring calm breezes over the land

Bring calm breezes over the sea

And let the red-tipped dawn come

With a touch of frost

A sharpened air

And promise of a glorious day

 

 

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/22

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          accept the apology from Member Rawiri for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/23

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 20 February 2024, and the minutes of its extraordinary meeting, held on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Deputation - Neil James and Damaris Kingdon - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Aiotanga Community Trust - Mahi in Waitematā

 

This item has been withdrawn

 

 

8.2

Deputation - Suzanne Kendrick - Grey Lynn 2030 Car Boot Market - Parking Space at the Francis Reserve, Grey Lynn

 

Suzanne Kendrick on behalf of the Grey Lynn 2030 Car Boot Market was in attendance to speak to the board.

 

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

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/24

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Matson:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation on concerns about the signage, usage and control of the parking space at the Francis Street Reserve, from Suzanne Kendrick of Grey Lynn 2030 and thank her for her attendance.

b)         refer the presentation to Parks and Community Facilities and Auckland Transport staff for their consideration and feedback to Chair Genevieve Sage (Parks Portfolio lead) and the local board.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 March 2024, Waitematā Local Board 8.2 - Deputation - Suzanne Kendrick - Grey Lynn 2030 Car Boot Market - Parking Space at the Francis REserve, updated presentation

 

 

8.3

Deputation - Adam Parkinson - Auckland City Centre Residents' Group (CCRG) - CCRG's change proposal and the City Centre Action Plan

 

Adam Parkinson on behalf of the Auckland City Centre Residents’ Group was in attendance to speak to the board.

 

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

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/25

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation on the Auckland City Centre Residents’ Group’s change proposal and the presentation on the City Centre Action Plan; and thank Adam Parkinson for his attendance.

b)         note that the presentation has been circulated to the City Centre Advisory Panel.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 March 2023, Waitematā Local Board: 8.3 - Deputation - Adam Parkinson - Auckland City Centre Residents' Group (CCRG) - CCRG's change proposal and the City Centre Action Plan presentation

 

 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum – Gael Baldock – follow up on local board matters and Pasifika Festival

 

Gael Baldock was in attendance to speak to the board.

 

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

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/26

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation on follow up on local board matters and Pasifika Festival from Gael Baldock and thank her for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Note: Pursuant to Standing Order 1.9.7, Member S Trotman requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     19 March 2024, Public Forum – Gael Baldock – follow up on local board matters and Pasifika Festival - Supplementary information

 

The meeting adjourned at 2.10pm

The meeting reconvened at 2.15pm

 

9.2

Michael Avenell – Rock the Vote New Zealand – Good Citizen Awards

 

Michael Avenell on behalf of Rock the Vote New Zealand was in attendance to speak to the board.

 

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

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/27

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the presentation on the Good Citizen Awards from Michael Avenell and thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 March Waitemata Local Board: Public Forum - Michael Avenell – Rock the Vote New Zealand – Good Citizen Awards - supplementary information

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Ward Councillor's Update

 

This item has been withdrawn

 

 

12

Update on Watercare and Eke Panuku work programmes for Quarter Three (Jan - Mar 2024) and CCO Engagement Plans

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/28

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          receive the update on the Joint Council-controlled Organisation (CCO) Engagement Plans, CCO work programme (Sep-Dec 2023), and expected milestones in its area for Quarter Three (Jan-March 2024).

b)         note for Eke Panuku’s work programme, the local board’s particular interest in being consulted and informed about the following projects:

i)           Downtown Car Park – consult – Conditional agreement has been reached with Precinct Properties 

ii)         Maungawhau Precinct development – Inform – recommend change to Consult – a future workshop is being organised. 

iii)        Portfolio Review / Asset Reduction – recommend more information be provided on this

iv)        Queen Street properties renewal, including reinstatement of heritage signage: and recommend works coincide with the Watercare programme to reduce disruption

v)         Service Property Optimisation- Jervois Road - complete 

vi)        Service Property Optimisation – Pompallier Terrace – already consulted/ informed

vii)      Te Ara Tukutuku – consult – concept design engagement planning is underway 

viii)     Te Komititanga Pilot – consult – pilot continuing through to April 

ix)        City Centre Action plan (endorsed)

x)         Queens Wharf- including transformers and other infrastructure for electric ferries

xi)        Waterfront placemaking and event facilitation

xii)      Symphony Centre (resource consent granted for development above the Te Wai Horotiu station

xiii)     Market Square improvements (completed)

xiv)     Westhaven Seawall (work commencing)

xv)      Harbour Bridge Park (work on hold)

c)          note that for Watercare’s work programme, the local board’s particular interest in being consulted and informed about the following projects, which are high priorities for the board:

i)           Central Interceptor – Point Erin Extension, Tawariki Street Construction Site, and Western Springs Construction Site

ii)         Newmarket Gully Storage Project

iii)        Herne Bay Branch 5.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Proposed lease to Watercare Services Limited for public works at Point Erin Park

 

Katerina Marinkovich, Principal Property Advisor, was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/29

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:   

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          accept the submissions received following public notification of the proposal to grant a lease to Watercare Services Limited at Point Erin Park.

b)         approve the proposal to grant Watercare Services Limited a lease at Point Erin Park, 94 Shelley Beach Road, Ponsonby being legally described as part Allotment 9 -10 Section 8 Suburbs of Auckland, Part Deposited Plan 501 and Lot 3 Deposited Plan 48893 comprising an area of 4.2896 hectares, more or less, contained in record of title NA26B/385 under an agreement under section 17 Public Works Act 1981, subject to resource consent being granted, on the following terms:

iv)        term - 36 months commencing on or about 1 May 2024 (date to be confirmed)

v)         area – two locations totalling approximately 4590 m2 as shown on the land requirement plan in Figure 1

vi)        public work/use - construction area for the Central Interceptor project.

vii)      compensation/rental - current market value

viii)     reinstatement - full reinstatement and landscaping mitigation with above ground infrastructure to be incorporated into the park.

d)         approve the grant of a non-exclusive access licence of approximately 650 m2 at Point Erin Park (shown on the land requirement plan in Figure 1) to Watercare Services Limited to the main construction area under the lease referred to in b) above.

e)          approve the proposed Central Interceptor works within Point Erin Park and the grant of an easement for the resulting permanent infrastructure, and request staff to negotiate appropriate terms and conditions (including compensation) with Watercare Services Limited.

f)           note the principle outlined in the Waitemata Local Board Urban Ngahere strategy for tree retention as a first consideration where possible.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Project Kōkiri - Setting priorities for Auckland Transport project and programme engagement

 

Ben Stallworthy, Auckland Transport Elected Member Relationship Manager, was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

The motion was put in parts.

 

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey: 

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide views on the proposed work programme on which projects the local board requests Auckland Transport to:

i)           collaborate about the following projects or programmes

A)         Newmarket Town Centre project. (currently paused)

B)         Parnell Town Centre. (currently paused)

C)         Wayfinding Waipapa (Parnell) project

D)         Football Road to complete the Domain Shared Paths project

E)         O’Neill Street, safety Improvements including reduction from two lanes to one with additions of a pedestrian table and wider footpath

F)         New Street, St Mary’s College crossing upgrade of existing Kea crossing to a raised zebra outside of St Mary's College.

ii)          consult about the following projects or programmes:

A)         Virginia Ave East, pedestrian improvements

B)         Warnock, Peel and Larchwood Intersection, safety improvements

C)         Brighton and Saint Stephens Avenue, signalised intersection and raised safety platform

D)         Anzac Avenue (CBD) and Short Street, signalise intersection and raised safety platform

E)         Active Modes Network planning and development of a new central Auckland plan focusing local board ’Greenways.’ See appendices for detail

F)         Karangahape Road, completion of cycling and walking improvements, bus lane and public transport changes.

iii)         inform the local board about the following projects or programmes:

A)         Kingdon Street, removal of pedestrian level crossing as part of the Safety Improvement Programme for City Rail Link

B)         Rose Road, side island installation to improve pedestrian safety

C)         Great North Road improvements

D)         Low Emission Ferry Project and associated infrastructure

E)         Meola Road.

b)          provide any projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to consider for inclusion in future work programmes:

i)           Parnell and Newmarket Town Centre Safety projects

ii)          Project G3, particularly the provision of a Greenway directly from Garnet Road to and through Cox’s Bay Reserve so active transport users can avoid West End Road

iii)         Ponsonby Town Centre projects.

c)          provide any projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to review that are not supported by the local community.

d)          recommend that Auckland Transport continue to regularly provide the board updates on projects including maintenance and renewals.

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/30

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide views on the proposed work programme on which projects the local board requests Auckland Transport to:

i)           collaborate about the following projects or programmes

A)         Newmarket Town Centre project. (currently paused)

B)         Parnell Town Centre. (currently paused)

C)         Wayfinding Waipapa (Parnell) project

D)         Football Road to complete the Domain Shared Paths project

E)         O’Neill Street, safety Improvements including reduction from two lanes to one with additions of a pedestrian table and wider footpath

F)         New Street, St Mary’s College crossing upgrade of existing Kea crossing to a raised zebra outside of St Mary's College.

ii)         consult about the following projects or programmes:

A)         Virginia Ave East, pedestrian improvements

B)         Warnock, Peel and Larchwood Intersection, safety improvements

C)         Brighton and Saint Stephens Avenue, signalised intersection and raised safety platform

D)         Anzac Avenue (CBD) and Short Street, signalise intersection and raised safety platform

E)         Active Modes Network planning and development of a new central Auckland plan focusing local board ’Greenways.’ See appendices for detail

F)         Karangahape Road, completion of cycling and walking improvements, bus lane and public transport changes.

iii)        inform the local board about the following projects or programmes:

A)         Kingdon Street, removal of pedestrian level crossing as part of the Safety Improvement Programme for City Rail Link

B)         Rose Road, side island installation to improve pedestrian safety

C)         Great North Road improvements

D)         Low Emission Ferry Project and associated infrastructure

E)         Meola Road.

The motion was put to the vote by a show of hands and was declared CARRIED.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/31

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

b)         provide any projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to consider for inclusion in future work programmes:

i)           Parnell and Newmarket Town Centre Safety projects

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member A Bonham

Member R Northey

Chairperson G Sage

Against

Member A Matson

Deputy Chairperson G Moyle

Member S Trotman

Abstained

The motion was declared EQUAL.

The chair exercised her casting vote for so the motion was Carried.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/32

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

b)      provide any projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to consider for inclusion in future work programmes:

ii)         Project G3, particularly the provision of a Greenway directly from Garnet Road to and through Cox’s Bay Reserve so active transport users can avoid West End Road

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/33

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

b)         provide any projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to consider for inclusion in future work programmes:

iii)        Ponsonby Town Centre projects.

c)          provide any projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to review that are not supported by the local community.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member A Bonham

Member R Northey

Chairperson G Sage

Against

Member A Matson

Deputy Chairperson G Moyle

Member S Trotman

Abstained

The motion was declared EQUAL.

The chair exercised her casting vote for so the motion was Carried.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/34

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

d)         recommend that Auckland Transport continue to regularly provide the board updates on projects including maintenance and renewals.

The motion was put to the vote by a show of hands and was declared CARRIED.

CARRIED

 

For clarity full resolutions for this item are:

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide views on the proposed work programme on which projects the local board requests Auckland Transport to:

i)           collaborate about the following projects or programmes

A)         Newmarket Town Centre project. (currently paused)

B)         Parnell Town Centre. (currently paused)

C)         Wayfinding Waipapa (Parnell) project

D)         Football Road to complete the Domain Shared Paths project

E)         O’Neill Street, safety Improvements including reduction from two lanes to one with additions of a pedestrian table and wider footpath

F)         New Street, St Mary’s College crossing upgrade of existing Kea crossing to a raised zebra outside of St Mary's College.

ii)          consult about the following projects or programmes:

A)         Virginia Ave East, pedestrian improvements

B)         Warnock, Peel and Larchwood Intersection, safety improvements

C)         Brighton and Saint Stephens Avenue, signalised intersection and raised safety platform

D)         Anzac Avenue (CBD) and Short Street, signalise intersection and raised safety platform

E)         Active Modes Network planning and development of a new central Auckland plan focusing local board ’Greenways.’ See appendices for detail

F)         Karangahape Road, completion of cycling and walking improvements, bus lane and public transport changes.

iii)         inform the local board about the following projects or programmes:

A)         Kingdon Street, removal of pedestrian level crossing as part of the Safety Improvement Programme for City Rail Link

B)         Rose Road, side island installation to improve pedestrian safety

C)         Great North Road improvements

D)         Low Emission Ferry Project and associated infrastructure

E)         Meola Road.

b)          provide any projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to consider for inclusion in future work programmes:

i)           Parnell and Newmarket Town Centre Safety projects

ii)          Project G3, particularly the provision of a Greenway directly from Garnet Road to and through Cox’s Bay Reserve so active transport users can avoid West End Road

iii)         Ponsonby Town Centre projects.

c)          provide any projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to review that are not supported by the local community.

d)          recommend that Auckland Transport continue to regularly provide the board updates on projects including maintenance and renewals.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.30pm

The meeting reconvened at 3.35pm

 

15

Local board feedback on freshwater management in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/35

MOVED by Member A Bonham, seconded by Chairperson G Sage:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          note feedback provided by the community through the second phase of public consultation to inform implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

b)         provide the attached tabled feedback as per the consultation questions.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Waitematā Local Board feedback on Setting our Direction for improving freshwater in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

b     Waitematā Local Board Feedback on the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

 

 

16

Representation review and local board reorganisation

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/36

MOVED by Member R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide the following feedback on any matters relating to the review of representation arrangements for the current 21 local boards.

b)         believe that the current 21 local board structure should be retained because:

i)           the population numbers they contain makes them relatively close and responsive to the communities they represent

ii)         larger boards would generally be less responsive and effective in making appropriate provision of services and facilities

iii)        in general voter turnout has tended to be lower for more populous local authorities

iv)        they reflect legacy and current communities of interest well

v)         major changes would be costly, complex, confusing and disruptive

vi)        staff concerns about repeated presentations and advice across 21 boards are better resolved by developing systems of regional and subregional briefings and forums which are already working well in many respects

vii)      staff concerns about boundary issues may be better addressed by encouraging boards to work together on funding joint facilities as necessary. The creation of Area Managers that cross local board areas makes this practicable

viii)     any desirable minor changes can be made through the forthcoming representation review.

c)          provide the following feedback on the proposal to reduce the number of local boards through a reorganisation plan noting that Governing Body has supported the development of a 15 local board model as described in this report

i)           believe that the 21 local board structure should be retained for a range of reasons, including those listed above

ii)         believe that the 15 local board model option is the only simple, realistic and effective alternative option that should be included in being put out for consultation, if such a consultation occurs

iii)        believe that options for a smaller number of Boards, which, (apart from the island and rural boards) would be vastly different from the existing ones and would likely result in a confused consultation process with the risk of failure to make a decision

iv)        believe that the current system of 21 local boards is the most effective, responsive and democratic one and there is little evidence of public advocacy for such a change, which would be confusing, costly and disruptive

v)         does not support a reorganisation plan for local boards proceeding to public consultation

vi)        should the number of the local boards be reduced or retained, appropriate resourcing is vital and needs to be part of consultation should it progress

d)         thank Member R Northey for his work on the Joint Governance Working Party.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Proposals for More Empowered Local Boards

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/37

MOVED by Member R Northey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide the following feedback on staff proposals for more empowered local boards, in particular:

i)           aspects of the proposal that it supports, opposes, has further comment on or would like further information on

ii)         ideas and examples of what more empowered local boards should be able to do

iii)        the benefits, or otherwise of linking proposals for more empowered local boards with having fewer local boards.

b)         believe that there is no benefit to be gained from, or relationship with, achieving empowered local boards and having fewer local boards:

i)           all options envisage the lowest population Aotea / Great Barrier and Waiheke Local Boards, and the two rural Local Boards being retained.  We, and they, are confident in their ability and resourcefulness to deal effectively with greater empowerment. The Waiheke pilot demonstrates this already for Waiheke in many respects

ii)         the other 17 current local boards, which all have populations comparable to all but a handful of New Zealand Cities, let alone Districts, also have the competence and resourcefulness to be so empowered.

c)          believe local boards should be responsible for:

i)           local transport activities and projects, provided they are consulted on with Auckland Transport and consistent with regional plans;

ii)         deciding on what additional or changed activities, services and projects they want to implement, provided they can fund and justify them and have adequate support systems

iii)        local planning and policy development for local community services and facilities

iv)        some delegated regulatory roles e.g. dog and cat control, nuisance Bylaws, billboards and signage, and street trading

v)         setting policy guidance for non-complying activities in the area

d)         note that local boards would require additional new funding and staff resourcing to undertake the responsibilities outlined in recommendation c).

e)          believe a set portion from general rates should be allocated at a local level to enable the planning and delivery of community services

CARRIED

 

 

18

Proposed deed of additional premises and lease renewal with variations to Basement Theatre Trust at 321 Queen Street, Auckland City

 

Tsz Ning Chung, Community Lease Specialist, was in attendance to speak to the item.

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/38

MOVED by Member A Bonham, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Moyle:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          grant, the renewal of the community lease to Basement Theatre Trust for an area comprising approximately 509 m2 (indoor) and located at 321 Queen Street, Auckland City on the land legally described as Part Allotment 6 Section 29 Town of Auckland contained in RT NA750/124 (Limited as to Parcels), subject to the following terms and conditions:

i)           term – commencing 1 Jan 2022, expiring 31 December 2026

ii)         rent – remaining at $1.00 plus GST per annum if demanded, increasing to $1300 plus GST per annum at the end of the third year, 31 December 2025

iii)        operational charge remaining at $500 plus GST per annum increasing to $5000 plus GST per annum at the end of the third year, 31 December 2025

iv)        note that Watercare works will be occurring in the area that will potentially have adverse impacts on patronage, and request staff to give due consideration to this matter when progressing the agreement.

b)         grant an additional two years – commencing 1 January 2027 expiring 31 December 2028.

c)          grant a deed of additional premises 20 m2 (outdoor) located at 321 Queen Street, Auckland City on the land legally described as Part Allotment 6 Section 29 Town of Auckland contained in RT NA750/124 (Limited as to Parcels), subject to the above terms and conditions and will be in accordance with the deed of lease dated 2013.

d)      approve all other terms and conditions in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012 (updated 2023), and the Auckland Council standard form- community lease agreement.

e)      note that iwi engagement has been undertaken.

f)       note that public notification will be undertaken.

CARRIED

 

The meeting adjourned at 4.41pm

The meeting reconvened at 4.47pm

 

19

Local board input to Auckland Council Submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-34

 

MOVED by Member R Northey, seconded by Member S Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide the following local views on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-34 discussion document as per the feedback template provided to inform the council’s submission.

b)          note the relevance to the Waitematā Local Board:

i)           like other Local Boards, Waitemata’s strategic priorities are inclusive and connected with wellbeing generally, they don’t operate in isolation

ii)          our local board plan outcomes include: Our Places. Waitemata is a great place to live, work, learn and play. Our neighbourhoods are well designed to sustainable, well connected and celebrate our heritage and unique identities

iii)         a local board key initiative is to continue to work with Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi (now NZTA) to improve travel choices and prioritise active transport modes that keep pedestrians and cyclists safe

iv)         work with CCOs and City Rail Link Limited to transform the connectedness of our City Centre and City Fringe business districts

v)          reduce emissions

vi)         continue to work with AT and NZTA to improve travel choices

vii)       continue to advocate for speed reduction innovations and focus on lowering speeds near schools and in our town centres where safe movement of pedestrians including our Tamariki, seniors and the disabled are prioritised

viii)      continue to work with CCOs, City Rail Link and other agencies to mitigate construction disruption from major infrastructure projects.

c)          strategic priorities

i)           urge the restoration also of the current priorities: Better Travel Options, and Climate.

d)          activity class description and funding ranges

i)           urge not to increase farebox recovery on public transport as it will unfairly and harmfully discourage public transport use

ii)          urge that the priority in terms of safety not simply be on compliance and enforcement for drivers but on safer speeds and appropriate road infrastructure to make streets safer

iii)         time of use charging for vehicles needs to be introduced urgently.

e)          economic growth and productivity:

i)           urge the addition of: reduced deaths and serious injuries; reduced global warming emissions; and increased availability of travel options

ii)          increased maintenance and resilience.

f)           urge the addition of: more practical alternatives including rail, shipping, public transport and active transport.

g)          safety:

i)           urge the addition of: People feel safe when using the road or the road corridor to walk or cycle as well as drive.

h)          value for money:

i)           urge the addition of: Increase the use of cheaper ways for people to get around and of not needing to travel so far

ii)          system reforms

iii)         urge that road user charges for electric vehicles be lower than proposed so as to be comparable with other vehicles.

i)            major public transport projects:

i)           urge a higher priority for urban rail, including the Avondale-Southdown link.

ii)          urge that walking and cycling continue to be prioritised both in themselves as well as an integral part of urban road design for health reasons, ensuring an affordable transport choice and for good urban design, literal application of the policy would create urban roads without footpaths.

j)            disagree that investment in walking and cycling infrastructure should only take place where there are demonstrated volumes of pedestrians and cyclists already in existence.

k)          omissions from the draft GPS:

i)           urge an appropriate reference to conforming to an Auckland Transport Alignment Plan or a potential integrated Transport Plan for Auckland

ii)          urge that funding for walking, micromobility and cycling be restored to include the benefits from public health and increased cheaper travel choice. Take up of cycling will always be limited until there is a safe connected network

iii)         urge integrated funding for multimodal transport projects for integrated and cost-effective design and delivery so freight, public transport, cars, cyclists and pedestrians are all appropriately provided for

iv)         urge that appropriate reference to the importance of coastal shipping and of suburban rail

v)          urge that an additional Waitemata Harbour connection include provision for active transport modes

vi)         urge the restoration of prioritising criteria for greater equity, accessibility, reduced emissions and increased road safety

vii)       urge greater consideration of the role of place-making, tree planting, and walkability to make higher density urban and suburban living healthy, pleasant and desirable. Greater densities significantly boost the economy, reduce cost per capita of Public Transport and infrastructure provision and reduce time and carbon wasted through congestion and long commutes.

l)            additional Feedback:

i)           urge not to proceed with:

A)         any projects that do not have a strong business case (taking into account contingency and likely cost increases based on past experience)

B)         reintroducing the Roads of national Significance including Mill Road and the East West link

C)         removing current speed limit reductions particularly around schools and town centres

D)         requiring increased public transport fare box recovery, i.e. asking passengers to pay a higher proportion of costs.

m)        delegate to Member Northey and the Transport lead Deputy Chair Moyle to develop any further feedback with local board member input by 29 March 2024.  

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/39

MOVED by Member R Northey, seconded by Member S Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide the following local views on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-34 discussion document as per the feedback template provided to inform the council’s submission.

b)         note the relevance to the Waitemata Local Board:

i)           like other Local Boards, Waitemata’s strategic priorities are inclusive and connected with wellbeing generally, they don’t operate in isolation

ii)         our local board plan outcomes include: Our Places. Waitemata is a great place to live, work, learn and play. Our neighbourhoods are well designed to sustainable, well connected and celebrate our heritage and unique identities

iii)        a local board key initiative is to continue to work with Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi (now NZTA) to improve travel choices and prioritise active transport modes that keep pedestrians and cyclists safe

iv)        work with CCOs and City Rail Link Limited to transform the connectedness of our City Centre and City Fringe business districts.

v)         reduce emissions

vi)        continue to work with AT and NZTA to improve travel choices.

The motion was put to the vote by a show of hands and was declared CARRIED.

CARRIED

 

b)         note the relevance to the Waitemata Local Board:

vii)      continue to advocate for speed reduction innovations and focus on lowering speeds near schools and in our town centres where safe movement of pedestrians including our Tamariki, seniors and the disabled are prioritised

viii)     continue to work with CCOs, City Rail Link and other agencies to mitigate construction disruption from major infrastructure projects.

c)          strategic Priorities:

vii)      urge the restoration also of the current priorities: Better Travel Options, and Climate.

d)         activity Class Description and Funding Ranges:

vii)      urge not to increase farebox recovery on public transport as it will unfairly and harmfully discourage public transport use

viii)     urge that the priority in terms of safety not simply be on compliance and enforcement for drivers but on safer speeds and appropriate road infrastructure to make streets safer

ix)        time of use charging for vehicles needs to be introduced urgently.

e)          economic growth and productivity:

vii)      urge the addition of: reduced deaths and serious injuries; reduced global warming emissions; and increased availability of travel options

viii)     increased maintenance and resilience

f)           urge the addition of: more practical alternatives including rail, shipping, public transport and active transport.

g)         safety:

vii)      urge the addition of: People feel safe when using the road or the road corridor to walk or cycle as well as drive.

h)         value for money:

vii)      urge the addition of: Increase the use of cheaper ways for people to get around and of not needing to travel so far

viii)     system Reforms

ix)        urge that road user charges for electric vehicles be lower than proposed so as to be comparable with other vehicles.

i)           major public transport projects:

vii)      urges a higher priority for urban rail, including the Avondale-Southdown link

viii)     urge that walking and cycling continue to be prioritised both in themselves as well as an integral part of urban road design for health reasons, ensuring an affordable transport choice and for good urban design, Literal application of the policy would create urban roads without footpaths.

j)           disagree that investment in walking and cycling infrastructure should only take place where there are demonstrated volumes of pedestrians and cyclists already in existence.

k)          omissions from the Draft GPS:

vii)      urge an appropriate reference to conforming to an Auckland Transport Alignment Plan or a potential integrated Transport Plan for Auckland

viii)     urge that funding for walking, micromobility and cycling be restored to include the benefits from public health and increased cheaper travel choice. Take up of cycling will always be limited until there is a safe connected network

ix)        urge integrated funding for multimodal transport projects for integrated and cost-effective design and delivery so freight, public transport, cars, cyclists and pedestrians are all appropriately provided for

x)         urge that appropriate reference to the importance of coastal shipping and of suburban rail

xi)        urge that an additional Waitemata Harbour connection include provision for active transport modes

xii)      urge the restoration of prioritising criteria for greater equity, accessibility, reduced emissions and increased road safety

xiii)     urge greater consideration of the role of place-making, tree planting, and walkability to make higher density urban and suburban living healthy, pleasant and desirable. Greater densities significantly boost the economy, reduce cost per capita of Public Transport and infrastructure provision and reduce time and carbon wasted through congestion and long commutes.

l)           additional feedback:

vii)      urge not to proceed with:

A)         any projects that do not have a strong business case (taking into account contingency and likely cost increases based on past experience)

B)         reintroducing the Roads of national Significance including Mill Road and the East West link

C)         removing current speed limit reductions particularly around schools and town centres

D)         requiring increased public transport fare box recovery, i.e. asking passengers to pay a higher proportion of costs.

m)        delegate to Member Northey and the Transport lead Deputy Chair Moyle to develop any further feedback with local board member input by 29 March 2024. 

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member A Bonham

Member R Northey

Chairperson G Sage

Against

Member A Matson

Deputy Chairperson G Moyle

Member S Trotman

Abstained

The motion was declared EQUAL.

The chair exercised her casting vote for so the motion was Carried.

 

For clarity full resolutions for this item are:

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          provide the following local views on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-34 discussion document as per the feedback template provided to inform the council’s submission.

b)          note the relevance to the Waitematā Local Board:

vii)       like other Local Boards, Waitemata’s strategic priorities are inclusive and connected with wellbeing generally, they don’t operate in isolation

viii)      our local board plan outcomes include: Our Places. Waitemata is a great place to live, work, learn and play. Our neighbourhoods are well designed to sustainable, well connected and celebrate our heritage and unique identities

ix)         a local board key initiative is to continue to work with Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi (now NZTA) to improve travel choices and prioritise active transport modes that keep pedestrians and cyclists safe

x)          work with CCOs and City Rail Link Limited to transform the connectedness of our City Centre and City Fringe business districts

xi)         reduce emissions

xii)       continue to work with AT and NZTA to improve travel choices

xiii)      continue to advocate for speed reduction innovations and focus on lowering speeds near schools and in our town centres where safe movement of pedestrians including our Tamariki, seniors and the disabled are prioritised

xiv)      continue to work with CCOs, City Rail Link and other agencies to mitigate construction disruption from major infrastructure projects.

c)          strategic priorities

vii)       urge the restoration also of the current priorities: Better Travel Options, and Climate.

d)          activity class description and funding ranges

vii)       urge not to increase farebox recovery on public transport as it will unfairly and harmfully discourage public transport use

viii)      urge that the priority in terms of safety not simply be on compliance and enforcement for drivers but on safer speeds and appropriate road infrastructure to make streets safer

ix)         time of use charging for vehicles needs to be introduced urgently.

e)          economic growth and productivity:

vii)       urge the addition of: reduced deaths and serious injuries; reduced global warming emissions; and increased availability of travel options

viii)      increased maintenance and resilience.

f)           urge the addition of: more practical alternatives including rail, shipping, public transport and active transport.

g)          safety:

vii)       urge the addition of: People feel safe when using the road or the road corridor to walk or cycle as well as drive.

h)          value for money:

vii)       urge the addition of: Increase the use of cheaper ways for people to get around and of not needing to travel so far

viii)      system reforms

ix)         urge that road user charges for electric vehicles be lower than proposed so as to be comparable with other vehicles.

i)            major public transport projects:

vii)       urge a higher priority for urban rail, including the Avondale-Southdown link.

viii)      urge that walking and cycling continue to be prioritised both in themselves as well as an integral part of urban road design for health reasons, ensuring an affordable transport choice and for good urban design, literal application of the policy would create urban roads without footpaths.

j)            disagree that investment in walking and cycling infrastructure should only take place where there are demonstrated volumes of pedestrians and cyclists already in existence.

k)          omissions from the draft GPS:

vii)       urge an appropriate reference to conforming to an Auckland Transport Alignment Plan or a potential integrated Transport Plan for Auckland

viii)      urge that funding for walking, micromobility and cycling be restored to include the benefits from public health and increased cheaper travel choice. Take up of cycling will always be limited until there is a safe connected network

ix)         urge integrated funding for multimodal transport projects for integrated and cost-effective design and delivery so freight, public transport, cars, cyclists and pedestrians are all appropriately provided for

x)          urge that appropriate reference to the importance of coastal shipping and of suburban rail

xi)         urge that an additional Waitemata Harbour connection include provision for active transport modes

xii)       urge the restoration of prioritising criteria for greater equity, accessibility, reduced emissions and increased road safety

xiii)      urge greater consideration of the role of place-making, tree planting, and walkability to make higher density urban and suburban living healthy, pleasant and desirable. Greater densities significantly boost the economy, reduce cost per capita of Public Transport and infrastructure provision and reduce time and carbon wasted through congestion and long commutes.

l)            additional Feedback:

vii)       urge not to proceed with:

A)         any projects that do not have a strong business case (taking into account contingency and likely cost increases based on past experience)

B)         reintroducing the Roads of national Significance including Mill Road and the East West link

C)         removing current speed limit reductions particularly around schools and town centres

D)         requiring increased public transport fare box recovery, i.e. asking passengers to pay a higher proportion of costs.

m)        delegate to Member Northey and the Transport lead Deputy Chair Moyle to develop any further feedback with local board member input by 29 March 2024. 

 

 

20

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/40

MOVED by Member R Northey, seconded by Member S Trotman:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Waitematā Local Board Chairperson’s Report for February 2024 to 8 March 2024.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/41

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the written reports from Member A Bonham and Member R Northey for February 2024 to 8 March 2024, and any verbal reports.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Waitematā Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/42

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member R Northey:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the Waitematā Local Board workshop records for the workshops held on 7 February 2024, 13 February 2024, and 27 February 2024.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Hōtaka Kaupapa / Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number WTM/2024/43

MOVED by Chairperson G Sage, seconded by Member A Bonham:  

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)      receive the March 2024 governance forward work calendar as attached.

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

25        Te Mōtini ā-Tukanga hei Kaupare i te Marea | Procedural motion to exclude the public

That the Waitematā Local Board:

a)          agree to exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

 

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member A Bonham

Member A Matson

Deputy Chairperson G Moyle

Member R Northey

Chairperson G Sage

Against

Member S Trotman

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 5 votes to 1.

 

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

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Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(c)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

s7(2)(c)(ii) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to damage the public interest.

In particular, the report contains the public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

 

 

 

5.35pm            The public was excluded.

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

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Matters to remain in confidential until such time that reasons for confidentiality lapse.

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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