Kaipātiki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Kaipātiki Local Board held in the Kaipātiki Local Board Office, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield on Wednesday, 20 March 2024 at 10.01am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

John Gillon

 

Deputy Chairperson

Danielle Grant, JP

 

Members

Paula Gillon

 

 

Erica Hannam

 

 

Melanie Kenrick

 

 

Tim Spring

 

 

Dr Janet Tupou

Via electronic attendance

 

Adrian Tyler

 

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

20 March 2024

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting, welcomed those in attendance followed by Member Adrian Tyler leading 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

 

There were no apologies.

 

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 KT/2024/31

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 21 February 2024, including the confidential section, as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 


 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Fa’anānā Efeso Collins

 

Fa’anānā Efeso Collins was a long-serving member of the New Zealand Labour Party, local body politician, an advocate for the Pasifika community of Auckland and a Member of Parliament for the Green Party of Aotearoa.

 

Efeso’s contribution to local politics began with a term on the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board in 2013 where he became its chairperson. He served two terms as an Auckland Council ward councillor, representing the Manukau ward from 2016 to 2022. In the 2023 election, Efeso was elected to Parliament as a member of the Green Party.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/32

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the sudden passing of former Auckland Councillor Fa’anānā Efeso Collins and express its sincere condolences to the Collins family and friends.

CARRIED

 

 

6.2

Kay McIntyre QSM

 

Kay McIntyre, QSM, was a Kaipātiki Local Board member from 2010 to 2019, and was the Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson between 2013 – 2016. In 2012, Kay was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to netball.

 

A document titled ‘Kay McIntyre acknowledgement from former Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson and former local board member Lindsay Waugh’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/33

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the passing of former Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson Kay McIntyre and express its sincere condolences to the McIntyre family and friends.

b)        receive the tabled acknowledgement from former Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson and former local board member Lindsay Waugh.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 March 2024 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Acknowledgement from former Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson and former Kaipātiki Local Board member Lindsay Waugh

 


 

 

6.3

Principal Paul McKinley

 

Paul McKinley took up the role of principal at Glenfield College in 2017 after previously holding senior and deputy headmaster roles at Westlake Boys’ High School, as well as being appointed associate principal of Mount Albert Grammar School.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/34

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member E Hannam:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the sudden passing of Glenfield College Principal Paul McKinley, a prominent member of the Kaipātiki Community and express its sincere condolences to the McKinley family and friends.

CARRIED

 

The Kaipātiki Local Board observed a minute of silence for former Auckland Councillor Fa’anānā Efeso Collins, former Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson Kay McIntyre and Glenfield College Principal Paul McKinley.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

8.1

Northern Rovers Football Club

 

Mike Pirovich, President and Carl Fenton, Club Liaison Officer from Northern Region Football Federation, were in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

A document titled ‘Mike Pirovich presentation speech’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/35

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the deputation from Northern Rovers Football Club and thank Mike Pirovich and Carl Fenton for their attendance and presentation. 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 March 2024 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Mike Pirovich presentation speech

 

 

8.2

Habitat for Humanity

 

This item was withdrawn.   

 


 

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

           

9.1

Kae Condon - Birkenhead street lighting colours

 

Kae Condon, Birkenhead Town Centre Manager, was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

A document titled ‘Birkenhead Town Centre presentation – Street Lights: preferred colour black & reason why’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/36

MOVED by Member M Kenrick, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the public forum item and thank Kae Condon for her attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 March 2024 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Birkenhead Town Centre presentation - Street lights: preferred colour black & reason why

 

 

9.2

Northcote Tigers - Jade Vaotogo

 

Resolution number KT/2024/37

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the public forum item and thank Jade Vaotogo and Northcote Tigers for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number KT/2024/38

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member M Kenrick:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         agree to adjourn the meeting for five minutes.

CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 11.11am and reconvened at 11.19am.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.


 

 

11

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

 

Resolution number KT/2024/39

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

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

i)          collaborate with Auckland Transport about these projects or programmes:

·                Pupuke Road and Ocean View Road intersection upgrade project.

·                Highbury Globe Lights project.

·                A raised zebra crossing at 84 Target Road, Wairau Valley (outside Target Road Primary School).

·                Building two raised pedestrian crossings in Birkdale Road.

·                Angle parking on Cresta Avenue, Beach Haven.

·                Street-to-street walkway project to include missed connections and upgrade older signs to the new consistent standard.

·                Northcote Town Centre parking review.

·                ‘Innovating Streets’ or similar projects and projects around schools.

·                Glenfield Primary ‘Innovating Streets’ project.

·                Willow Park School ‘Innovating Streets’ project.

ii)         consult with the local board about these projects or programmes:

·                Totaravale Drive new footpath project.

·                27 Stafford Road raised zebra crossing project.

·                Roberts Road and Glenfield Road intersection improvement project.

·                Signalisation of Wairau and View Road intersection.

·                Improvements planned at the Chartwell and Archers Road intersection including building signals and safety platforms.

·                Any new cycleway planned with concrete separations.

·                All raised crossings.

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

·                The Network Optimisation programme, specifically installation of transit cameras.

·                The Sustainable Mobility programme specifically around schools. 

·                179 Beach Haven Road mid-block crossing.

·                Road surfacing on Hogans Road and Glenfield Road is to be undertaken.

·                Changes to ferry and bus timetables.

b)        provides the following projects or programmes for Auckland Transport to consider for inclusion in future work programmes:

·                Establishment of a full-time clearway on Onewa Road.

·                Any AT programme or project on Onewa Road considered for inclusion as a ‘collaborate’ level of engagement.

·                More investment in road maintenance.

·                The sections of the Northern Pathway and between Akoranga Road and Constellation Drive.

·                More and cheaper bus and ferry connections.

·                Better bus shelters in the central city, that provide protection for commuters using North Shore buses.

·                Maintaining AT’s current three ferry services to Northcote.

·                Retention of the Northcote Ferry terminal beyond 2026.

·                Sulphur Beach Road is investigated for a potential road safety project.

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

·                Wholesale speed reduction.

d)        note that the following projects/programmes that the Local Board has an interest in are deemed by Auckland Transport to be outside the scope of Kōkiri:

i)          Advocate for an additional Harbour crossing

ii)         Road renewals and chip seal policy

iii)       Retention of the Local Board Transport Capital Fund.

CARRIED

 

 

12

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

 

Resolution number KT/2024/40

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member T Spring:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         receive the update on Council-controlled Organisation Engagement Plans and Watercare and Eke Panuku work programmes for Quarter Three (Jan-Mar 2024).

CARRIED

 

13

Representation review and local board reorganisation

 

John Nash, Programme Manager, was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/41

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback on any matters relating to the review of representation arrangements for the current 21 local boards (except for any matters specific to this local board that are addressed in a separate report).

i)          support continuing with the process to implement representation and reorganisation changes in time for the 2025 election.

ii)         do not support any delay of the representation and reorganisation process as it has been 14 years since Auckland Council and local boards were established, and there is political and staff momentum to review changes.

iii)       note that the North Shore has for a long time been a community of interest, as evidenced by it being a single ward; being a continuous suburban landscape (broken only by the motorway); a shared reliance on the Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge; having a similar recent history as part of North Shore City; Devonport, Birkenhead Point and Northcote Point are all special character areas with long-standing ferry services; our community utilise sports facilities, libraries and leisure centres across the whole area; our community love the beaches on the Devonport-Takapuna side and bush tracks on the Kaipātiki side; both sides of the community were impacted by flooding from the Wairau stormwater catchment that traverses both areas.

b)        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)          support the proposal to amalgamate the Kaipātiki Local Board and Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

ii)         support members of the amalgamated “North Shore” Local Board being elected across the whole local board area rather than via subdivisions (which can lead to local board members only working and advocating for the area from which they were directly elected from).

iii)       does not provide a view on the proposed amalgamation of other local boards.

c)         support a reorganisation plan for local boards proceeding to public consultation.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Representation project – issues specific to the Kaipātiki Local Board

 

John Nash, Programme Manager, was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/42

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         support the proposal to extend the northern boundary between Albany Highway and Caribbean Drive to Goldfinch Rise, as a more logical boundary than the current zig-zag boundary, where a few houses on Albany Highway and Caribbean Drive are in the Kaipātiki Local Board area, and where Tenbless Reserve is split between the Kaipātiki Local Board and Upper Harbour Local Board.

b)        support a) above as an achievable interim measure under the representation review, but with a preference that eventually the whole of Unsworth Heights, as bounded by Upper Harbour Highway, Albany Highway and the Northern Motorway, is included in the Kaipātiki Local Board area due to it being a common community of interest with Totara Vale and northern Glenfield.

c)         support the proposal to adjust the boundary so that the highlighted parcel of land in the report, Lot 3 DP 142477 (R 14 Kereru Grove), becomes part of the Upper Harbour Local Board area since it is part of Kereru Reserve.

d)        request staff investigate adjusting the boundary to include the residential area on the northern side of Glendhu Road (including side roads) in the Kaipātiki Local Board area, as it is part of the suburb and community of interest of Bayview.

e)         support the proposal that, should a local board reorganisation plan proceed, Unsworth Heights, as bounded by Upper Harbour Highway, Albany Highway and the Northern Motorway, becomes part of the combined Kaipātiki and Devonport-Takapuna local board, noting that:

i)          Unsworth Heights is a common community of interest with Totara Vale, Sunnynook and northern Glenfield;

ii)         Unsworth Heights is closer in similarity with Unitary Plan zoning to the south of the area than to the north.

f)          note that if Unsworth Heights was also transferred from the Albany Ward to the North Shore Ward, that the +/-10% population difference from quota (%DFQ) requirements would improve for both areas:

i)          Albany Ward: from 10.2% to 6.7%,

ii)         North Shore Ward: from -13.8% to -10.3%.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Proposals for More Empowered Local Boards

 

John Nash, Programme Manager, was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/43

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         strongly support the empowering of local boards to truly fulfil their role of local leadership and accountability over local matters envisaged for them under legislation, irrespective of the outcome of the reorganisation review.

b)        support all existing decision-making allocations to staff being (re)reviewed against the principles for allocation of decision-making in section 17 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, with a mind of ensuring that ALL non-regulatory decision-making sits with local boards unless one of the specified criteria applies.

c)         support the recommendations for more empowered local boards listed in the report, in particular for receiving more strategic advice as per section 15 a) to e), and for receiving more resourcing as per section 16 a) to b).

d)        provide the following feedback on the proposal for more empowered local boards:

i)          Local boards were created in part to enable “the purpose of local government to be given effect to within the local board area”. In order for this to happen, local boards need the freedom to “localise” and customise the delivery of services according to the needs of the local area, and not be subsumed into regional delivery and limited to regional offerings.

ii)         Local boards should be funded to a level that ensures good decision-making over local assets and services, and the ability to renew and maintain local assets including when they are at end of life.

iii)       Local boards should have greater decision-making over services that are delivered and operated on a regional basis, but appear in local board work programmes/budgets, such as libraries and leisure centres. Local boards currently have little real control over these local services.

iv)       Local boards should have greater decision-making over the procurement of local maintenance services, and the ability to opt out of Project 27.

v)         Local boards should have greater governance delegation and empowerment in relation to CCO operations within the local board area. Currently there is no direct local board governance on Auckland Transport, Watercare, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited or Eke Panuku in regard to local operations, and this is contrary to both what residents expect or presume.

vi)       Local boards need guaranteed decision-making over local assets. That the Governing Body was able to delegate to staff the ability to remove rubbish bin assets from local parks without local board permission (or public consultation) when these are clearly local assets and not regional assets, was improper and undermining of local board governance.

vii)      Local boards should have the delegation to require or direct staff to make temporary changes to dog access rules, for example, if there are environmental or social concerns that need to be addressed in lieu of permanent changes being proposed under the Dog Bylaw. This delegation currently sits with staff.

viii)     Auckland Transport should delegate to local boards decision-making power over the prioritisation and setting of local transport projects and associated budgets, in a similar way that local boards work with Community Facilities over the prioritisation of local community facility projects.

e)         request these resolutions be circulated to all other local boards.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Local board feedback on freshwater management in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

 

Resolution number KT/2024/44

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         delegate Member Adrian Tyler the responsibility of preparing and submitting local board feedback on freshwater management in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, noting that:

i)          feedback received by Friday 12 April 2024 will be incorporated into the summary of feedback for consideration by the programme steering committee, the NPS-FM political working group and the Planning/Environment and Parks Committee;

ii)         proposed board feedback will be circulated to all members via email for comment and indicative approval prior to it being submitted; and

iii)       finalised board feedback will be placed on the next available business meeting agenda for noting purposes.

CARRIED

 

 

17

Local board input to Auckland Council Submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-2034

 

Resolution number KT/2024/45

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member P Gillon:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         delegate Members Erica Hannam and Tim Spring the responsibility of preparing and submitting local board feedback on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024-2034, noting that:

ii)         the draft Auckland Council submission is due to be circulated with local board members on Friday 22 March 2024;

i)          feedback received by Thursday 28 March 2024 will be appended to council’s submission; 

ii)         proposed board feedback will be circulated to all members via email for comment and indicative approval prior to it being submitted; and

iii)       finalised board feedback will be placed on the next available business meeting agenda for noting purposes.

CARRIED

 

 

18

Summary of Confidential Decisions and related information released into Open

 

Resolution number KT/2024/46

MOVED by Member P Gillon, seconded by Member T Spring:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the confidential decision made by the Kaipātiki Local Board on 21 February 2024 are now publicly available.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report

 

A document titled ‘Kaipātiki Local Board feedback on the Verran Mews fast-track resource consent application’ was tabled. A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2024/47

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member T Spring:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the chairperson’s verbal report and tabled Kaipātiki Local Board feedback on the Verran Mews fast-track resource consent application.   

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 March 2024 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Kaipātiki Local Board feedback on the Verran Mews fast-track resource consent application.

 

 

 

20

Members' Reports

 

20.1

Member report - Tim Spring

 

Resolution number KT/2024/48

MOVED by Member T Spring, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the verbal update from Member Tim Spring.

CARRIED

 

 

20.2

Member report - Melanie Kenrick

 

Resolution number KT/2024/49

MOVED by Member M Kenrick, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the verbal update from Member Melanie Kenrick.

CARRIED

 

 

20.3

Member report - Danielle Grant

 

Resolution number KT/2024/50

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson D Grant, seconded by Member T Spring:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the verbal update from Deputy Chairperson Danielle Grant.

CARRIED

 

 

20.4

Member report - Erica Hannam

 

Resolution number KT/2024/51

MOVED by Member E Hannam, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the verbal update from Member Erica Hannam.

CARRIED

 

 

20.5

Member report - Adrian Tyler

 

Resolution number KT/2024/52

MOVED by Member A Tyler, seconded by Member J Tupou:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the verbal update from Member Adrian Tyler.

CARRIED

 


 

 

20.6

Member report - Paula Gillon

 

Resolution number KT/2024/53

MOVED by Member P Gillon, seconded by Member E Hannam:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the verbal update from Member Paula Gillon.

CARRIED

 

 

21

Governing Body and Independent Māori Statutory Board Members' Update

 

There were no updates provided at this time.

 

 

22

Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule

 

Resolution number KT/2024/54

MOVED by Member T Spring, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the Kaipātiki Local Board April – May 2024 Hōtaka Kaupapa – Policy Schedule and March – May 2024 workshop forward work programme.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Workshop Records - Kaipātiki Local Board - February 2024

 

Resolution number KT/2024/55

MOVED by Member P Gillon, seconded by Member A Tyler:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)         note the record for the Kaipātiki Local Board workshop held on Wednesday 7 February, Wednesday 14 February and Wednesday 28 February 2024. 

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

The meeting was closed with a karakia.

Kia whakairihia te tapu

Kia wātea ai te ara

Kia turuki whakataha ai

Kia turuki whakataha ai

Haumi e, hui e, TĀIKI E!


Restrictions are moved aside
So the pathway is clear
To return to everyday activities

 

 

12.28 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 Kaipātiki Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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