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

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 2 May 2024

10.00am

Local Board Office
560 Mt Albert Road
Three Kings

 

Puketāpapa Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Ella Kumar, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Fiona Lai

 

Members

Roseanne Hay

 

 

Mark Pervan

 

 

Bobby Shen

 

 

Jon Turner

 

 

(Quorum 3 members)

 

 

 

Selina Powell

Democracy Advisor

 

29 April 2024

 

Contact Telephone: 021 531 686

Email: selina.powell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

02 May 2024

 

 

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

8.1     Niklesh Pandey - Somerset Road Trees                                                            5

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui | Public Forum                                                                      6

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business                                                              6

11        Long-Term Plan 2024-2034: local board consultation feedback and input            9

12        Urgent Decision to provide Puketāpapa Local Board feedback to be incorporated into the Auckland Council submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Fast-track Approvals Bill                                                                                            37

13        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana |

            Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

 


1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

 

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 Puketāpapa Local Board:

whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 18 April 2024 as true and correct.

 

 

 

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 Puketāpapa 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.

 

8.1       Niklesh Pandey - Somerset Road Trees

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.         To enable an opportunity for Niklesh Pandey to address the local board about the Somerset Road Trees.

 

 

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Niklesh Pandey wishes to address the local board about the safety of the trees on Somerset Road.  The points he would like to discuss: Risk to human life from falling branches onto students, pedestrians, and people driving under the trees.  Particularly concerning are the trees split down the middle and showing signs of rot.  Ongoing damage to property from falling branches and roots coming up, along with damage to infrastructure from root damage.  The use of known carcinogenic compounds for the preservation of the trees at the risk of children in the school right beside the trees.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Niklesh Pandey for his attendance and presentation.

 

 

 

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.”

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

02 May 2024

 

 

Long-Term Plan 2024-2034: local board consultation feedback and input

File No.: CP2024/04284

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To receive consultation feedback from the Puketāpapa Local Board area on:

·    proposed priorities, activities and advocacy initiatives for the Puketāpapa Local Board Agreement 2024/2025

·    regional topics for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

2.       To recommend any local matters or advocacy initiatives to the Governing Body, that they will need to consider or make decisions on in the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 process.

3.       To provide input on the proposed regional topics in the Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

4.       Local board agreements set out annual funding priorities, activities, budgets, levels of service, performance measures and initiatives for each local board area. Local board agreements for 2024/2025 will be included in the Council’s Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

5.       Auckland Council publicly consulted from 28 February to 28 March 2024 to seek community views on the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034. This included consultation on the Puketāpapa Local Board’s proposed priorities for 2024/2025 to be included in their local board agreement, and key priorities and advocacy initiatives for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

6.       Auckland Council received 27,960 submissions in total across the region and 516 submissions from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

·      there was no clear preference by submitters on the overall direction of the LTP with the results as follows:

·      33 per cent - do less

·      38 per cent - proceed with the proposal

·      22 per cent -  do more

·      there was a clear indication that the community supported the local board priorities for 2024/2025 and for the 10-year budget with the results as follows:

·      78 per cent of individuals and 86 per cent of organisations supported all or most priorities.

7.       In the Long-term Plan process there are matters where local boards provide recommendations to the Governing Body, for consideration or decision-making. This includes any local board advocacy initiatives. The Governing Body will consider these items as part of the Long-term Plan decision-making process in May/June 2024:

·    any new/amended business improvement district targeted rates

·    any new/amended local targeted rate proposals

·    proposed locally driven initiative capital projects outside local boards’ decision-making responsibility

·    release of local board specific reserve funds

·    any other local board advocacy initiatives.

8.       Local boards have a statutory responsibility to provide input into regional strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws. This report provides an opportunity for the local board to provide input on the council’s proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whiwhi / receive consultation feedback on the proposed Puketāpapa Local Board priorities and activities for 2024/2025 and key advocacy initiatives for 2024-2034.

b)      whiwhi / receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 from people and organisations based in the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

c)      whakarite / provide input on regional topics in the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034 and advocacy initiatives to the Governing Body.

 

Horopaki

Context

9.       Each financial year Auckland Council must have a local board agreement (as agreed between the Governing Body and the Puketāpapa Local Board) for each local board area. The local board agreement sets out how the Council will reflect priorities in the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2023 in respect of the local activities to be provided in the local board area, and also includes information relating to budgets, levels of service, and performance measures.

10.     The local board agreements 2024/2025 will form part of the Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

11.     Auckland Council publicly consulted from 28 February to 28 March 2024 to seek community views on the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034.  The consultation content included information on regional proposals to be decided by the Governing Body, and information on the Puketāpapa Local Board’s proposed priorities for 2024/2025 to be included in their local board agreement, and key local board priorities and advocacy initiatives for 2024-2034.

12.     Auckland Council is facing key financial challenges including adapting to economic fluctuations, paying for growth, the rising cost of asset ownership, storm response and resilience and a limited funding system. To address this, strategic choices and direction must be made in the council’s proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

13.     Local boards have a statutory responsibility to identify and communicate the interests and preferences of people in their local board area in relation to the content of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

14.     This report includes analysis of consultation feedback, any local matters to be recommended to the Governing Body and seeks input on regional topics in the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

Consultation feedback overview 

15.     As part of the public consultation for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Auckland Council used a variety of methods and channels to reach and engage a broad cross-section of Aucklanders to gain their feedback and input into regional and local topics.

16.     In total, Auckland Council received feedback from 27,960 people in the consultation period. Approximately 22,000 were from individual submissions, with over 5000 from pro forma campaigns, over 350 organisations and over 20 Māori entities. This feedback was received through:

·    written feedback – 27 per cent hard copy, 42 per cent online forms, two per cent emails and letters and 29 per cent other.

·    in person – at Have Your Say events (one of which was held in the Puketāpapa local board area).

17.     The tables and graphs below indicate the demographic categories people identified with. This information only relates to those submitters who provided demographic information.

Table One: Gender and Age demographics of individuals who submitted to Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan 2024-2034 consultation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table Two: Ethnicity demographics of individuals who submitted to the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 consultation

18.     All feedback is available on an Auckland Council webpage called “Submissions on the Long-term Plan 2024-2034” and is accessible through the following link: https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/long-term-plan-2024-2034-consultation-feedback 

Feedback received on the Puketāpapa Local Board’s priorities for 2024/2025 and the Long-term Plan 2024-2034

19.     The Puketāpapa Local Board consulted on the following priorities for 2024/2025:

·    invest in opportunities to support local community leadership

·    invest in climate change response initiatives and support volunteer groups working on local environmental restoration/protection and climate action programmes

·    consider our investment in facilities and services to see if there are opportunities to do better

·    support initiatives that improve and encourage walking and cycling opportunities

·    help coordinate and support local business groups.

20.     The Puketāpapa Local Board consulted on the following local priorities for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034:

·    support our communities of greatest need and celebrate our cultural diversity

·    focus our investment in parks, facilities and programmes on growing neighbourhoods, such as Wesley, Waikōwhai and Three Kings

·    work with Kāinga Ora and Fletcher Living to encourage use of the Integrated Area Plan for parts of Puketāpapa and Albert-Eden Local Boards to guide their development, so that the growing neighbourhoods of Roskill, Wesley, Waikōwhai and Three Kings are well planned, built and serviced

·    support a range of accessible transport options that are easy to find and use by improving the paths network and investing in cycling safety and repair programmes

·    invest in climate change response initiatives

·    restore Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek, the Wairaki catchment, and the Manukau Harbour coastline

·    determine the future of the building known as the Whare and look into how Monte Cecilia Park can be a more popular destination

·    support local business groups, social enterprises and small businesses.

21.     The Puketāpapa Local Board also consulted on the following key advocacy initiatives that sit outside local board decision-making:

·    repair of flood damaged parks / coastal infrastructure and the development of blue-green networks in our area, which will create greater resilience to flooding

·    further naturalisation of Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek and Wairaki catchment and an increase to the urban ngahere (tree cover)

·    investment into the restoration of the Manukau Harbour

·    continued funding for sport, recreation and events such as the Auckland Cultural Festival and Matariki

·    retention of funding for the following: the building known as the Whare (at Monte Cecilia Park), development of a new neighbourhood park in Mt Roskill, toilets at Turner Reserve and Three Kings Quarry and a regional review of Auckland’s Aquatic Network Strategy.

·    funding for facilities and open space to respond to housing growth, such as sports changing rooms at the newly developed Three Kings Quarry

·    retention of the Local Board’s Transport Capital Fund and restore it to pre-COVID levels

·    safety improvements at the Denbigh Avenue Roundabout

·    improve public transport and footpaths, particularly in growing neighbourhoods.

22.     516 submissions were received on Puketāpapa Local Board’s priorities and key advocacy initiatives. The majority of local respondents supported the local board priorities for 2024/2025 with 78 per cent supporting all or most priorities. Fourteen per cent do not support most or any of the priorities.

23.     No mana whenua iwi with interests in the Puketāpapa local board area gave feedback specific to the local board priorities.

24.     Consultation feedback on local board priorities will be considered by the local board when approving their local board agreement between 11-14 June 2024. Local board key advocacy initiatives will be considered in the current report.

Information on submitters

Key themes

25.     Key themes of note across the feedback received (through written and in-person channels) included:

·    support for the local boards focus on community

·    support for the local boards focus on the environment and the effects of weather events

·    need for more transport, roading and cycleways focus

·    town centres need more investment/support for local businesses

·    call for local parks and facilities to have more attention

·    Auckland Council becoming an accredited living wage council.

Overview of feedback received on regional topics in the Long-term Plan from the Puketāpapa Local Board area

26.     The proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034 sets out Auckland Council’s priorities and how to pay for them. Consultation on the proposed Long-term Plan asked submitters to respond to key questions on the following:

1.   Overall direction for Long-term Plan

2.   Transport plan

3.   North Harbour Stadium

4.   Major Investments:

a.   Creating an Auckland Future Fund using the Auckland International Airport shareholding

b.   Options relating to the future of Port of Auckland (includes options c. and d.)

5.   Port Land

6.   Changes to other rates, fees and charges.

27.     Submitters were also encouraged to give feedback on any of the other matters included in the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 consultation document.

28.     The submissions received from the Puketāpapa Local Board area on these key issues are summarised below, along with an overview of any other areas of feedback on regional proposals with a local impact.

 

Key Question 1: Overall direction for Long-term Plan

29.     Aucklanders were asked about the overall proposed direction for council services and investment over the next ten years. This included the ‘central proposal’ alongside alternative options of ‘pay more, get more’ and ‘pay less, get less’ in seven areas of council-funded service and activities. These seven areas are their associated options are described in detail in the consultation document available at Auckland Council Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Consultation Document from pages 22-27 and included:

·    Transport - Roads, public transport and safety improvements across the transport network

·    Water - Managing stormwater to minimise flooding and protect waterways

·    City and local development - Delivering urban regeneration and lead development of the city centre

·    Environment and regulation - Protecting and restoring the natural environment

·    Parks and community - A wide range of arts, sports, recreation, library and community services including a fair level of funding for local boards (see section on fairer funding for local boards below)

·    Economic and cultural development - Major events funding and economic development

·    Council support - Supporting the delivery of services, enabling effective governance, emergency management and grants to regional amenities.

30.     The central proposal would see annual rates increases for the average value residential property set at 7.5 per cent in year one, 3.5 per cent in year two, 8.0 per cent in year three and no more than 3.5 per cent for the years after that. Over the 10-year period 2024-2034, the central proposal would provide for a capital investment programme of $39.3 billion and $72.0 billion of operational spending.

31.     The central proposal, and alternative options of ‘pay more, get more’ and ‘pay less, get less’ scenarios are outlined in Table 1 below.

Table Three: The central proposal and the ‘pay more, get more’ and ‘pay less, get less’ scenarios:

Annual rates increase for average value resident property

Pay less and get less

Central proposal

Pay more and get more

Year 1

5.5 per cent

7.5 per cent

14 per cent

Year 2

3.5 per cent

3.5 per cent

10 per cent

Year 3

3.5 per cent

8.0 per cent

10 per cent

Later years

No more than 1 per cent above CPI inflation thereafter

No more than 3.5 per cent for the years after that

5 per cent for the years after that

CAPEX

$33.5b

$39.3b

$52.0b

OPEX

$69.2b

$72.0b

$76.5b

32.     The graphs below give an overview of the responses from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

Graph One: Responses to which option is preferred for the overall direction of the council’s Long-term Plan:

  

 

 

 

 

Graph Two: Responses to the overall direction – more/less of:

33.     Mana whenua iwi with interests in the Puketāpapa Local Board area gave feedback as follows:

Table Four: Responses from mana whenua iwi to which option is preferred for the overall direction of the council’s Long-term Plan:

Option

Mana whenua iwi

Proceed with the central proposal

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

Do more (increase council services/investment), with higher rates increases, and some debt

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

Other

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Trust

Ngāti Tamaoho

34.     The following table summarises the response from mana whenua with interests in the Puketāpapa Local Board to the seven investment themes identified in the consultation document and feedback form.

Table Five: Responses from mana whenua iwi on what they would like the council to do more or less of:

Theme

Do more

As proposed

Do less

Q1_B_1 Transport: Roads, public transport and safety improvements across the transport network

·   Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

·   Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

·   Ngāti Tamaoho

·   Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

 

 

Q1_B_2 Water: Managing stormwater to minimise flooding and protect waterways.

·   Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·   Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

·   Ngāti Tamaoho

 

 

Q1_B_3 City and local development: Infrastructure and to enable city and urban development.

·   Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

·   Ngāti Tamaoho

·   Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·   Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

 

Q1_B_4 Environment and regulation: Protecting and restoring our natural environment

·   Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

·   Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

·   Ngāti Tamaoho

·   Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·   Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

 

Q1_B_5  Parks and Community. A wide range of arts, sports, recreation, library and community services including a fair level of funding for local boards

·   Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

·   Ngāti Tamaoho

·  Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·  Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

 

Q1_B_6  Economic and cultural development: Major events funding and economic development

·   Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

·  Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

 

Q1_B_7  Council support. Supporting the delivery of  services, enabling effective governance, emergency management and grants to regional amenities

·   Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

 

·  Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

 

Key Question 2: Transport Plan

35.     Aucklanders were asked for feedback on a proposal to work with the government to make progress toward an integrated transport plan for Auckland with a proposed total capital spend of $13.4 billion for Auckland Transport over 10 years.

36.     This would include:

·    making public transport faster, more reliable and easier to use by investing in rapid transit network actions, such as making it easier to pay, including introducing capped weekly public transport passes

·    network optimisation, reducing temporary traffic management requirements and introducing dynamic lanes

·    stopping some initiatives previously planned such as some raised pedestrian crossings and cycleways.

37.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

 

 

Graph Three: Responses to the Transport Plan proposal:

 

38.     Mana whenua iwi with interests in the Puketāpapa local board area gave feedback as follows:

Table Six: Responses from mana whenua iwi to the Transport Plan proposal:

Option

Mana whenua iwi

Support all of the proposal

 

Support most of the proposal

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

Do not support most of the proposal

Ngāti Tamaoho

Do not support any of the proposal

 

Key Question 3: North Harbour Stadium

39.     Aucklanders were asked for feedback on options for the future of North Harbour Stadium precinct. The options set out were:

1.   to keep the stadium precinct as it is now, and maintain it at a cost of $33 million over 10 years

2.   redevelop the stadium precinct funded through reallocation of this $33 million, the sale of some stadium precinct land while retaining the existing community playing fields and any other external funding available

3.   change the operational management of the stadium to ensure greater use by the community (noting that this option could be considered in addition to either option 1 or 2).

40.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

 

 

 

Graph Four: Responses to which option is supported for the North Harbour Stadium:

41.     Mana whenua iwi with interests in the Puketāpapa Local Board area gave feedback as follows:

Table Seven: Responses from mana whenua iwi to which option is supported for the North Harbour Stadium:

Option

Mana whenua iwi

Keep the stadium precinct as it is

 

Consider redeveloping the stadium precinct

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

Change the operational management

Ngāti Tamaoho

Other

Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

Key Question 4a: Major Investments: Auckland Future Fund and Auckland International Airport Limited shares

42.     Aucklanders were asked to provide feedback on a proposal to establish a diversified investment fund for Auckland (the Auckland Future Fund) in order to spread the risk of council’s investments over a range of different assets in different locations. The proposal includes the transfer of council’s shareholding of just over 11 per cent in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) to the fund to enable the subsequent sale of any or all the shares by the fund manager.

43.     The graph below gives an overview of the responses from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

Graph Five: Responses to the proposal to establish an Auckland Future Fund and transfer Auckland Council’s shareholding in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) into this fund (enabling the shares to be sold):

 

44.     Mana whenua iwi with interests in the Puketāpapa Local Board area gave feedback as follows:

Table Eight: Responses from mana whenua iwi to the proposal to establish an Auckland Future Fund and transfer Auckland Council’s shareholding in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) into this fund (enabling the shares to be sold):

Option

Mana whenua iwi

Proceed with the proposal

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

Don’t proceed with establishing an Auckland Future Fund and transferring AIAL shareholding

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Trust

Ngāti Tamaoho

Key Question 4b: Major Investments: Port of Auckland

45.     Aucklanders were also asked for their feedback on options for the future of Port of Auckland.  The two options identified were:

1.   retain underlying ownership of the port land and wharves, and lease the operation of the port for a period of about 35 years with the upfront payment from the lease invested in the proposed Auckland Future Fund.

2.   retain underlying ownership of the port land and wharves with the Port of Auckland Limited continuing to operate the port and  implement their plan to deliver improved profitability and dividends.

Key Question 4c: Major Investments: Port of Auckland

46.     It was noted that if the council group continues to operate the port through Port of Auckland Limited, it could continue to use the profits and dividends from the port to fund council services, or it could invest the profits and dividends in the proposed Auckland Future Fund.

Key Question 4d: Major Investments: Port of Auckland

47.     People were also encouraged to give feedback on other aspects of the proposal, including in relation to self-insurance, and implementation options for the proposed Auckland Future Fund and possible changes to the council’s shareholding in Port of Auckland Limited and to the ownership of the Port Land.

48.     The graphs below give an overview of the responses from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

Graph Six: Responses to which option is preferred regarding the future of Port of Auckland:

Graph Seven: Responses to which option is preferred if the council group continues to operate the Port of Auckland then how would the profits and dividends be used:

  

49.     Mana whenua iwi with interests in the Puketāpapa Local Board area gave feedback as follows:

Table Nine: Responses from mana whenua iwi to which option is preferred regarding the future of Port of Auckland:

Option

Mana whenua iwi

Retain underlying council ownership of port land and wharves, and continue council group operation of the port (through Port of Auckland Limited), and implement the plan to deliver improved profitability and more dividends to council

 

 

Ngāti Tamaoho

 

Retain underlying council ownership of port land and wharves, and lease the operation of the port for a period of about 35 years and use the upfront payment from the lease to invest in the proposed Auckland Future Fund

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

 

Table Ten: Responses from mana whenua iwi to which option is preferred if the council group continues to operate the Port of Auckland then how would the profits and dividends be used:

Option

Mana whenua iwi

Continue to use it to fund council services

 

Invest in the proposed Auckland Future Fund

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

Other

Ngāti Tamaoho

Te Ahiwaru

Ngāti Tamaterā Settlement Trust

Key Question 5: Port Land

50.     Aucklanders were asked for their feedback on a proposal whereby some land and wharves currently used for port operations could be transferred to Auckland Council and used for something else that provides public benefit. This could include the creation of some new public spaces and/or new waterfront residential or commercial developments.

51.     Captain Cook and Marsden wharves could be transferred to council within 2-5 years provided that resource consent can be obtained for work at the Bledisloe Terminal. These works are required to allow some port operations to be moved and would cost around $110 million, but otherwise there would be no significant impact on the operations or value of the port.

52.     The Bledisloe Terminal site could be freed up and transferred to council for use in another way within 15 years. However, this would significantly reduce the scale of port operations in Auckland with many shipments needing to be transported into the Auckland by truck or rail. It would also lower the value of the proposed port lease by an estimated $300m or reduce the future profits and dividends the council earns from the port.

53.     The graphs below give an overview of the responses from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graph Eight: Responses to what option is preferred for Captain Cook and Marsden wharves:

 

Graph Nine: Responses to what option is preferred for Bledisloe Terminal: 

54.     Mana whenua iwi with interests in the Puketāpapa Local Board area gave feedback as follows:

Table Eleven: Responses from mana whenua iwi to what option is preferred for Captain Cook and Marsden wharves:

Option

Mana whenua iwi

Proceed with the proposal to transfer Captain Cook and Marsden wharves from the port to Auckland Council so they can be used for something else that provides public benefit

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

No change – leave Captain Cook and Marsden wharves to be managed as part of the port operations

 

Other

Ngāti Tamaoho

Te Ahiwaru

Table Twelve: Responses from mana whenua iwi to what option is preferred for Bledisloe Terminal:

Option

Mana whenua iwi

Keep Bledisloe Terminal as a Port of Auckland operational area

 

Transfer Bledisloe Terminal to council to be used for something else, that provides public benefit, within 15 years

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

Other

Ngāti Tamaoho

Key Question 6: changes to other rates, fees and charges

55.     Aucklanders were asked for feedback on proposed changes to business rates, targeted rates and charges as set out below.

Waste management rates changes

56.     Auckland Council is proposing to continue the planned roll out of rates funded refuse collections to the North Shore, Waitākere and Papakura in 2024/2025, and Franklin and Rodney in 2025/2026 replacing the current pay as you throw service, and consequent rates change. During the rollout it is proposed the refuse targeted rate will be applied to properties in these areas based on the approximate number of months the rates funded service is available to them.

57.     It is also proposed to adjust the Waste Management Targeted Rates in 2024/2025 to maintain cost recovery levels and to re-introduce recycling charges for schools.

Changes to other rates, fees and charges

58.     Other proposed changes to rates and fees and charges included in the consultation document for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 include:

·    Resuming the Natural Environment Targeted Rate (NETR) and extend it to 2034/2035 to continue to invest in the protection of native ecosystems and species

·    Resuming the full Water Quality Targeted Rate (WQTR) and extend it to 2034/2035 at a level that only covers the annual programme operating and interest costs. This ensures water quality improvements in harbours and streams across the region can be funded but at a lower amount for next year than previously planned

·    Broadening the description of bus services funded by the Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate (CATTR) to reduce the need to consult each year for minor changes to the bus programme

·    Discontinue the Long-Term Differential Strategy which gradually lowers the share of general rates paid by businesses and raises the share paid by other ratepayers, and raise the share of the NETR, WQTR and CATTR paid by businesses to align to the share of general rates paid by businesses

·    Changing the Rodney Drainage Districts Targeted Rate to reflect public feedback and updated analysis of the benefits to properties and boundaries

·    Increasing the Waitākere Rural Sewerage Targeted Rate from $296.75 to $336.80 (per year) for the 2024/2025, 2025/2026, and 2026/2027 years to maintain cost recovery in the three-year contract cycle, and avoid an annual subsidy of around $117,000 from general rates.

59.     The graphs below give an overview of the responses from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

Graph Ten: Responses to resuming the Natural Environment Targeted Rate (NETR) and extend it to 2034/2035 to continue to invest in the protection of native ecosystems and species:

Graph Eleven: Responses to resuming the full Water Quality Targeted Rate (WQTR) and extend it to 2034/2035 at a level to only cover the annual programme operating and interest costs:

 Graph Twelve: Responses to broadening the description of bus services funded by the Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate (CATTR) to reduce the need to consult each year for minor changes to the bus programme:

Graph Thirteen: Responses to discontinue the Long-Term Differential Strategy which gradually lowers the share of general rates paid by businesses and raises the share paid by other ratepayers:

Graph Fourteen: Responses to continue the planned roll out of rates funded refuse collections to the North Shore, Waitākere and Papakura in 2024/2025, and Franklin and Rodney in 2025/2026 replacing the current pay as you throw service, and consequent rates change. During the refuse targeted rate will be applied based on the approximate number of months the rates funded service is available to them:

Graph Fifteen: Responses to adjust the Waste Management Targeted Rates in 2024/2025 to maintain cost recovery levels and to apply the Recycling Targeted Rate to all schools:

Graph Sixteen: Responses to changing the Rodney Drainage Districts Targeted Rate to reflect public feedback and updated analysis of the benefits to properties and boundaries:

Graph Seventeen: Responses to increasing the Waitākere Rural Sewerage Targeted Rate from $296.75 to $336.80 (per year) for the 2024/2025, 2025/2026, and 2026/2027 years to maintain cost recovery in the three-year contract cycle, and avoid an annual subsidy of around $117,000 from general rates:

60.     Mana whenua iwi with interests in the Puketāpapa local board area gave feedback as follows:

Table Thirteen: Responses from mana whenua iwi on the proposals to other rates and fees and charges:

Proposal

Support

Do not support

Q6_A_1 - Resume the Natural Environment Targeted Rate (NETR) and extend it to 2034/2035 so we can continue to invest in the protection of native ecosystems and species. This increases rates for the average value residential property by around $20.04 and $152.71 for the average value business property.

·    Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·    Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

 

·    Ngāti Tamaoho

Q6_A_2 -Resume the Water Quality Targeted Rate (WQTR) and extend it to 2034/2035 at a level to only cover the annual programme operating and interest costs. This ensures that we can continue to fund the water quality improvements in harbours and streams across the region, at a lower amount for next year than previously planned. This reduces this rate from what was previously planned for the average value residential property by around $6.53 and $17.10 for the average value business property.

·    Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·    Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

·    Ngāti Tamaoho

Q6_A_3 - Broaden the description of services funded by the Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate (CATTR) to reduce the need to consult each year for minor changes to the bus programme (changes to the settings of the CATTR would still require consultation).

·    Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·    Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

·    Ngāti Tamaoho

Q6_A_4 - Discontinue the Long Term Differential Strategy which gradually lowers the share of general rates paid by businesses and raises the share paid by other ratepayers. We also propose to raise the share businesses pay of the NETR, WQTR, and CATTR to align to the general rate.

·    Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

 

·    Ngāti Tamaoho

 

Q6_A_5 - Re-introduce recycling charges for schools.

·    Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

 

·    Ngāti Tamaoho

 

Q6_A_6 - Continue the planned roll out of rates funded refuse collection to the North Shore, Waitākere and Papakura in 2024/2025, and Franklin and Rodney in 2025/2026, replacing the current pay as you throw service, and consequent rates change.

·    Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

 

·    Ngāti Tamaoho

Q6_A_7 - Change the Rodney Drainage Districts Targeted Rate to reflect public feedback and updated analysis of the benefits to properties and boundaries.

·    Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

·    Ngāti Tamaoho

Q6_A_8 - Increase the Waitākere Rural Sewerage Targeted Rate from $296.75 to $336.80 (per year) for the 2024/2025, 2025/2026, and 2026/2027 years to maintain cost recovery in the three-year contract cycle, and avoid an annual subsidy of around $117,000 from general rates, with the next cost review scheduled for the 2027/2028 year.

·    Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

 

·    Ngāti Tamaoho

61.     In addition to most other fees and charges which will be adjusted in line with inflation, there are also specific changes to the fees outlined below.:

·    new fees to recover the cost of processing new requirements under the Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022

·    increased deposit levels for a number of consenting fees

·    an increase to film-permitting fees to adjust for cumulative inflation since 2015. It is also proposed that this fee is adjusted for inflation yearly

·    adjusted fees for all services provided from pool and leisure centres to ensure an appropriate level of cost recovery

·    baseline fees across similar venue hire and bookable spaces so that they are charged appropriately. This includes community halls, community centres, art centres and bookable library spaces.

62.     There were nine submissions from the Puketāpapa Local Board area which referenced these fees. Eight were against and one was for an increase in fees and charges.

Other matters for feedback

63.     The following proposals were also included in the consultation in the Long-term Plan:

Draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2024/2025

64.     Aucklanders were asked to feedback on the draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2024/2025 which sets out a framework in which the council must carry out the routine management of 14 Tūpuna Maunga.

65.     There were no submissions from the Puketāpapa Local Board area which referenced the draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2024/2025.

Fairer funding for Local Boards (Local Board Funding Policy)

66.     Auckland Council is proposing to shift to a fairer funding model, where some local boards will receive additional funding to deliver for their communities. Other local boards, where there is a disparity of funding, would need to make changes in their priorities to manage within a reduced budget. The proposal is to address local board funding equity through the first three years of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

67.     The central proposal is to achieve this through a 50/50 combination approach, i.e., reallocating some existing funding between local boards and providing some new funding ($20 million opex and $30 million capex) over the first three years of the LTP 2024-2034.

68.     As the extent of funding disparity between local boards is significant, and the council’s capacity for new funding is limited, the proposal is for 18 local boards to be within 5 per cent of their equitable funding levels (opex and capex) by year three of the LTP 2024-2034. Of the 21 local boards, three local boards will remain funded above their equitable levels but to a lesser degree than current levels.

69.     A fixed funding allocation is proposed for Aotea/Great Barrier and Waiheke Island Local Boards, who will be allocated 1 per cent and 2 per cent of the available funding respectively, given their smaller population sizes.

70.     These changes would require an amendment to the Local Board Funding Policy.

71.     In addition to the central proposal being put forward, there are also scenarios to 'pay more, get more' and 'pay less, get less'. Under the ‘pay more, get more’ scenario no reallocation among local boards would be required. A funding uplift would be provided to get all local boards to their equitable funding levels. To achieve full equity under this option, close to $900 million would be required in additional operating funding and about $1 billion in capital funding over 10-years.

72.     To achieve local board funding equity under the ‘pay less, get less’ scenario, where no additional funding would be available, a significant reallocation would be required from local boards that are currently funded above their equitable level of funding to boards who receive lesser funding. Local boards that could lose funding may not be able to deliver projects previously agreed, asset renewals or services without increasing fees, imposing local targeted rates or rationalising assets.

73.     There were four submissions from the Puketāpapa Local Board area which referenced fairer funding, all were in support of it.

Any other feedback

74.     Aucklanders were asked if they had any other comments. Key themes of note across other areas of feedback received included:

·    town centres in need of investment

·    support for local businesses

·    the need for the community to be the main focus of the work council does

·    support for Fairer Funding

·    Auckland Council becoming an accredited living wage council

·    the difficulty of the LTP consultation to understand.

Recommendations on local matters 

75.     This report allows the local board to recommend local matters to the Governing Body for consideration as part of the Long-term Plan process, in May 2024. This includes:

·    any new/amended business improvement district targeted rates

·    any new/amended local targeted rate proposals 

·    proposed locally driven initiative capital projects outside local boards’ decision-making responsibility

·    release of local board specific reserve funds

·    local advocacy initiatives.

Local targeted rate and business improvement district (BID) targeted rate proposals

76.     Local boards are required to endorse any new or amended locally targeted rate proposals or business improvement district (BID) targeted rate proposals in their local board area. Note that these proposals must have been consulted on before they can be implemented.

77.     Local boards then recommend these proposals to the Governing Body for approval of the targeted rate. 

78.     This does not apply to the Puketāpapa Local Board for the 2024/2025 financial year.

Funding for Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI)

79.     Local boards are allocated funding for local driven initiatives (LDI) annually, to spend on local projects or programmes that are important to their communities. Local boards have decision-making over the LDI funds but need approval from the Governing Body where:

·    the release of local board specific reserve funds is requested, which are being held by the council for a specific purpose

·    a LDI capital project exceeds $1 million.

80.     These conditions do not apply to the Puketāpapa local board for the 2024/2025 financial year.

Local board advocacy

81.     Local boards can also agree advocacy initiatives which considers the consultation feedback above. This allows the Governing Body to consider these advocacy items when making decisions on the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 in May. 

82.     The advocacy initiatives approved by the local board will then be included as an appendix to the 2024/2025 Local Board Agreement

Local board input on regional topics in the Long-term Plan 2024-2034

83.     Local boards have a statutory responsibility for identifying and communicating the interests and preferences of the people in its local board area in relation to Auckland Council’s strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws, and any proposed changes to be made to them. This report provides an opportunity for the local board to provide input on council’s proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

84.     Local board plans reflect community priorities and preferences and are key documents that guide the development of local board agreements (LBAs), local board annual work programmes, and local board input into regional plans such as the Long-term Plan.

 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

85.     The decisions recommended in this report are part of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 and local board agreement process to approve funding and expenditure over the next 10 years.

86.     Projects allocated funding through this Long-term Plan process will all have varying levels of potential climate impact associated with them. The climate impacts of projects Auckland Council chooses to progress, are all assessed carefully as part of council’s rigorous reporting requirements.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

87.     The Long-term Plan 2024-2034 is an Auckland Council Group document and will include budgets at a consolidated group level. Consultation items and updates to budgets to reflect decisions and new information may include items from across the group.

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

Local impacts and local board views

88.     The local board’s decisions and feedback are being sought in this report. The local board has a statutory role in providing its feedback on regional plans.

89.     Local boards play an important role in the development of the council’s Long-term Plan 2024-2034. Local board agreements form part of the Long-term Plan. Local board chairs have also attended Budget Committee workshops on the Long-term Plan.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

90.     Many local board decisions are of importance to and impact Māori. Local board agreements and the Long-term Plan are important tools that enable and can demonstrate the council’s responsiveness to Māori Outcomes.

91.     Local board plans, developed in 2023 through engagement with the community including Māori, form the basis of local board area priorities.

92.     There is a need to continue to build relationships between local boards and iwi, and the wider Māori community. Ongoing conversations enable local boards and Māori to understand each other’s priorities and areas of mutual interest. Ongoing relationships influence and encourage Māori participation in council’s decision-making processes.

93.     Some projects approved for funding could have discernible impacts on Māori. For any project or programme progressed by Auckland Council, the potential impacts on Māori, will be assessed as part of relevant reporting requirements.

94.     Analysis of consultation feedback received on the proposed Long-term Plan includes submissions made by mana whenua, mataawaaka organisations and the wider Māori community who have interests in the rohe / local board area.

95.     Ngā Mātārae led the council-wide approach to engagement with Māori entities.  This included:

·   two information sessions for mana whenua

·   one information session for mataawaka organisations

·   two submission workshops (to provide help with developing submissions)

·   a hearing style event for mana whenua, Māori organisations and community groups.

96.     Nineteen mana whenua entities have interests in the Auckland Council rohe. Fourteen of the 19 (74 per cent) responded to the Auckland Council’s proposals for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034. Of these, seven were from the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

97.     Puketāpapa Local Board engaged locally with Māori through direct email and via centrally lead mana whenua engagement.

98.     Māori comprise six per cent of the population in the Puketāpapa Local Board area. Twenty five submissions from people who identify as Māori were received from people residing in the Puketāpapa Local Board area.  This represents six per cent of total submissions.

99.     No mana whenua or mataawaka organisations gave feedback on the Puketāpapa Local Board priorities:

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

100.   The local board provides input to regional plans and proposals. There is information in the council’s consultation material for each plan or proposal with the financial implications of each option outlined for consideration.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

101.   The council must adopt its Long-term Plan, which includes local board agreements, by 30 June 2024. The local board is required to make recommendations on these local matters for the Long-term Plan by mid May 2024, to enable and support the Governing Body to make decisions on key items to be included in the Long-term Plan on 16 May 2024.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

102.   Recommendations and feedback from the local board will be provided to the relevant Governing Body committee for consideration as part of decision-making for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

103.   The local board will approve its local content for inclusion in the final Long-term Plan 2024-2034 (including its local board agreement) and corresponding work programmes in June 2024.

104.   The final Long-term Plan 2024-2034 (including local board agreements) will be adopted by the Governing Body on 27 June 2024.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Local Board Feedback Template

33

      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Authors

Vanessa Phillips - Local Board Advisor

Cathy McIntosh - Local Board Engagement Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

02 May 2024

 

 





Puketāpapa Local Board

02 May 2024

 

 

Urgent Decision to provide Puketāpapa Local Board feedback to be incorporated into the Auckland Council submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Fast-track Approvals Bill

File No.: CP2024/04258

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note that an urgent decision was made to provide Puketāpapa Local Board feedback to be incorporated into the Auckland Council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       At its meeting on 8 December 2022 the Puketāpapa Local Board resolved (PKTPP/2022/152):

a)   delegate authority to the chairperson and deputy chairperson, or any person acting in these roles, to make urgent decisions on behalf of the local board, if the local board is unable to meet.

b)   confirm that the Local Area Manager, chairperson, and deputy chairperson (or any person/s acting in these roles) will authorise the use of the local board’s urgent decision mechanism by approving the request for an urgent decision in writing.

3.       An urgent decision was required in this instance because the feedback needed to be provided by 12 April 2024 to be incorporated into the council’s submission. The Board’s next scheduled meeting was 18 April 2024. Delaying the feedback would result in the Board’s input not being able to be considered.

4.       On 12 April 2024 the chairperson and deputy chairperson made an urgent decision on behalf of the Board to provide feedback on the Fast-track Approvals Bill. The urgent decision is included in this report as Attachment A, the Board’s appended feedback as Attachment B and the memo from staff on the Bill as Attachment C.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the urgent decision made on 12 April 2024 to provide feedback to be incorporated into the Auckland Council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the provided feedback (attached) on the Fast-track Approvals Bill to be incorporated into the council’s submission to the Environment Select Committee.

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Urgent Decision - Puketāpapa  Local Board feedback on Auckland Council's submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill

39

b

Puketapapa Local Board feedback on the Fast-track Approvals Bill

41

c

Memo from staff on Auckland Council's submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill

45

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Vanessa Phillips - Local Board Advisor

Authoriser

Nina Siers - Local Area Manager

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

02 May 2024

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

02 May 2024

 

 




Puketāpapa Local Board

02 May 2024