Puketāpapa Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Puketāpapa Local Board held in the Local Board Office, 560 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings on Thursday, 2 May 2024 at 10.00am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Ella Kumar, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Fiona Lai

 

Members

Roseanne Hay

 

 

Mark Pervan

 

 

Bobby Shen

In attendance on line via MS Teams

 

Jon Turner

In attendance on line via MS Teams

 

 

 

 

 


Puketāpapa Local Board

02 May 2024

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

            Member M Pervan delivered the welcome message.

 

 

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 PKTPP/2024/45

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)         whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 18 April 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

Niklesh Pandey - Somerset Road Trees

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/46

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson F Lai, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

a)      whakamihi / thank Niklesh Pandey for his attendance and presentation via MS Teams

CARRIED

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11

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

 

Mary Hay, Senior Local Board Advisor was in attendance to speak to the report.

 

Note:  The Motion was taken in parts.

 

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/47

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

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)      provide the following feedback on the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034 regional topics. 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/48

MOVED by Member R Hay, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Key Question 1A: Overall direction for Long-term plan

d)         Support Central proposal for Overall direction for Long-term plan:

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/49

MOVED by Member R Hay, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

e)         Note the following feedback on the Overall direction for Long-term plan:

             i)        Our community is facing straitened economic and financial times and decreasing real incomes because of high inflation, high interest rates and with unemployment predicted to increase. Therefore, it is unrealistic and unfair on our community to consider the Pay More Get More proposal.  At the same time we believe the Auckland Council, due to decisions by historic councils, is in a financial situation where key and core council functions have not been appropriately addressed, including depreciation and it will take time to make the necessary adjustments to reign in spending with robust cost-benefit analysis.

            ii)        Central Government to take a greater lead on climate change initiatives to promote lifestyle change. 

           iii)        Council to concentrate on necessary infrastructure upgrades and changes.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Orders 1.9.3 Member B Shen and Member J Turner requested that their abstention be recorded.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/50

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q1 B – 1: Transport (Roads, public transport and safety improvements across the transport network)

f)          Support Central proposal for Transport

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/51

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson F Lai, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

g)        Note the following feedback for Transport:

             i)        Focus on strategic transport network and infrastructure projects, rather than climate education spending and low impact projects.  Spend on infrastructure projects will have a greater impact on both use of public transport, mode change and therefore climate impact.

            ii)        Prioritise funding share for footpath repair/replacement and prioritise utilisation of existing cycling infrastructure.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/52

MOVED by Member B Shen, seconded by Chairperson E Kumar:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q1 B – 2: Water (Managing stormwater to minimise flooding and protect waterways)

h)        Support Pay More and Get More for Water

i)          Note the following feedback for Water:

             i)        Support Making Space For Water.

            ii)        Central Government to take greater responsibility.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/53

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member J Turner:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q1 B – 3: City and local development (Delivering urban regeneration & lead development of the city centre)

j)          Support Central proposal for City and local development

k)         Request that Puketāpapa town centres are included as one of the new development locations. Puketāpapa should be considered in plans for urban regeneration and development, due to major growth and widespread redevelopment.

l)          Note the following feedback for City and local development:

i)          The Development Contribution should be increased to reflect a more accurate burden of actual costs including growth in social infrastructure. 

CARRIED

 

Note:   The Chair adjourned the meeting at 11.13am and reconvened at 11.19am.

            All members were present

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/54

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson F Lai, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q1 B – 4: Environment and regulation (Protecting and restoring the natural environment)

m)       Support Central proposal for Environment and regulation

n)        Note the following feedback for Environment and regulation:

i)          The community volunteers’ need strong support to deliver environmental outcomes.

ii)         Strong support for increased funding for regulatory enforcement such as animal management and illegal dumping.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/55

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

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)

o)        Support Central proposal for Parks and Community

p)        Note the following feedback for Parks and Community:

i)          Service levels should be continued and maintained in our council facilities and parks. The expectation from our communities is to keep core services

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/56

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q1 B – 6: Economic and cultural development (Major events funding and economic development):

q)        Support Central proposal for Economic and cultural development.

r)         Note the following feedback for Economic and cultural development:

             i)        Security and development on streetscapes is important.

            ii)        Partner with community groups and organisations/businesses to deliver major events as a cost savings initiative.

           iii)        Economic development is essential for thriving communities.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/57

MOVED by Member R Hay, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q1 B – 7: Council support (Supporting the delivery of services, enabling effective governance, emergency management and grants to regional amenities)

s)         Support Central proposal for Council support.

t)          Note the following feedback for Council support:

             i)        Core services are essential to continue.

            ii)        Projects need to be delivered without wasteful spending to ensure efficiency.

           iii)        Cut costs where there is duplication.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/58

MOVED by Member B Shen, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Key Question 2: Transport Plan

u)        Support the following Transport Plan proposals:

             i)        Investing in rapid transit network actions, such as making it easier to pay, including introducing capped weekly public transport passes.

            ii)        Network optimisation, reducing temporary traffic management requirements and introducing dynamic lanes.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/59

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Key Question 2: Transport Plan

           iii)        Stopping some initiatives previously planned such as some raised pedestrian crossings and cycleways, noting the need to activate existing cycleways.

 

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

For

Member R Hay

Chairperson E Kumar

Deputy Chairperson F Lai

Member M Pervan

Against

Member B Shen

Member J Turner

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 4 votes to 2.

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/60

MOVED by Member M Pervan, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Key Question 3: North Harbour Stadium:

v)         Support the following North Harbour Stadium proposal:

i)          Change the operational management of the stadium to ensure greater use by the community (noting this option can be considered in addition to either of the options above), noting that stadium space is limited therefore we need to retain the stadium and look for opportunities to increase use and income.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/61

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson F Lai, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q4a: Major Investments: Auckland Future Fund and AIAL shares:

w)        Support the following Auckland Future Fund and Auckland International Airport Limited Shares proposals:

             i)        Creating a diversified investment fund for Auckland (the Auckland Future Fund).

            ii)        Transferring 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

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/62

MOVED by Member M Pervan, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q4b: Major Investments: Port of Auckland:

x)         Support the following Port of Auckland proposal:

i)          Keeping underlying ownership of the port land and wharves but entering into a lease for the port operations for a period of 35 years. 

ii)         Note a robust process on the lease terms would need to be undertaken on the long term impacts on Auckland’s economy and transport network.

CARRIED

 

Note:  Under Standing Orders 1.9.7 Member B Shen requested his dissenting vote be      recorded.

Note:   Under Standing Orders 1.9.3 Member J Turner requested his abstention be      recorded.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/63

MOVED by Member M Pervan, seconded by Member R Hay:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q5: Port Land

y)         Support the following Port Land proposals:

i)          Captain Cook and Marsden wharves transferred to council within 2-5 years.

CARRIED

 

MOVED by Member R Hay, seconded by Member M Pervan: 

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q6: Changes to other rates, fees and charges:

z)         Conditionally support the following Changes to other rates, fees and charges proposals, only if the Pay Less and Get Less LTP direction is adopted:

              i)        Resuming the Natural Environment Targeted Rate (NETR) and extending it to 2034/2035

             ii)        Resuming the Water Quality Targeted Rate (WQTR) and extending it to 2034/2035

           iii)        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

 

 

MOVED by Member B Shen, seconded by Member J Turner:

Member B Shen moved an amendment to the original recommendation as follows:

That the Puketapapa Local Board

z)              Support the following Changes to other rates, fees and charges proposals, noting that feedback from constituents highlighted the need to address environment and water quality issues.

The motion was declared LOST by 2 votes to 4.

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/64

MOVED by Member R Hay, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Q6: Changes to other rates, fees and charges:

z)         Conditionally support the following Changes to other rates, fees and charges proposals, only if the Pay Less and Get Less LTP direction is adopted:

i)          Resuming the Natural Environment Targeted Rate (NETR) and extending it to 2034/2035.

ii)         Resuming the Water Quality Targeted Rate (WQTR) and extending it to 2034/2035.

iii)       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.

CARRIED

 

Note:    Under Standing Orders 1.9.7 Member B Shen and Member J Turner requested their             dissenting vote be recorded.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/65

MOVED by Member R Hay, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

iv)       Do not support the following Changes to other rates, fees and charges proposal:

a.    Discontinuing the Long-Term Differential Strategy and raising the share of NETR, WQTR and CATTR paid by businesses to align with their share of the general rate.

CARRIED

 

Note:  Under Standing Orders 1.9.7 Member B Shen and Member J Turner requested their             dissenting vote be recorded.

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/66

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Member M Pervan:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

b.    Applying the Recycling Targeted Rate to all schools.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/67

MOVED by Member J Turner, seconded by Member B Shen:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

v)         Support the following Changes to other rates, fees and charges proposals:

                           i)     Increased film-permitting fees to adjust for cumulative inflation since 2015

                          ii)     Adjusted fees for all services provided from pool and leisure centres to ensure an appropriate level of cost recovery. Noting the need to consider equity of access to these services for lower income families.

CARRIED

 

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/68

MOVED by Member M Pervan, seconded by Member B Shen:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Other matters:

vi)       Support the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2023/2024.

vii)      Support the Fairer funding - Local Board Funding Policy moving to the fairer funding model proposal.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/69

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

That the Puketāpapa Local Board:

Advocacy:

viii)     Provide the following advocacy initiatives for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 to the Governing Body:

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

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

                       iii)      investment into the restoration of the Manukau Harbour

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

                        v)      retention of funding for the following: the building known as the Whare (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.

                       vi)      Funding for facilities and open space to respond to housing growth, such as sports changing rooms at the newly developed Three Kings Quarry and an extension to Cameron Pool.

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

                    viii)      safety improvements at the Denbigh Avenue/Dominion Road Roundabout.

                       ix)      improve public transport and footpaths, particularly in growing neighbourhoods.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Resolution number PKTPP/2024/70

MOVED by Chairperson E Kumar, seconded by Deputy Chairperson F Lai:  

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.

CARRIED

           

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

12.09 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 Puketāpapa Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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