Annual Plan 2014 Volume 2

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About this plan

This is Auckland Council's plan for delivering services and building infrastructure in the 2014/2015 financial year, the third year of the council's Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

This plan was adopted by the council's governing body on 26 June 2014 following public consultation in January and February 2014.

How this plan is arranged

This plan has two separate volumes. To find out information on a particular area of the council's work or services, you will need to look in the appropriate volume. This is volume 2.

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Volume 1: Our plan for 2014/2015

This volume is divided into seven parts:

Part I provides context and background to the plan including a message from the Mayor of Auckland. It outlines what we will be doing in the year to June 2015 to work towards the goals of the Auckland Plan.

Part II covers the activities and services of Auckland Council.

Part III contains detailed financial information for 2014/2015.

Part IV contains information on our council-controlled organisations (CCOs).

Part V contains our rates related policies.

Part VI contains the schedule of regulatory fees and charges for 2014/2015.

Part VII is the appendices and presents the structure of and contact information for council, a glossary of terms, and key word index.

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Volume 2: Local board information and  agreements

This volume is divided into two parts:

Part I provides information on the decision-making responsibilities of local boards, the development of local board plans and agreements and a summary of planned local board expenditure for 2014/2015.

Part II contains specific information for each of the 21 local boards, including a local board agreement that contains detailed information about local activities and the corresponding budgets for 2014/2015, along with an introductory section that provides context for the agreement.

To request a hard copy, Microsoft Word or large print version of this document, email annual.plan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or call 09 301 0101.

Contents of this volume

Part I: Local board information

Overview
Local board activities
Developing local board plans and agreements
Local board financial information

Part II: The Local Board Agreements

Albert-Eden Local Board
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
Franklin Local Board
Great Barrier Local Board
Henderson-Massey Local Board
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
Howick Local Board
Kaipātiki Local Board
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board
Manurewa Local Board
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board
Orākei Local Board
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board
Papakura Local Board
Puketāpapa Local Board
Rodney Local Board
Upper Harbour Local Board
Waiheke Local Board
Waitākere Ranges Local Board
Waitematā Local Board
Whau Local Board

Part I: Local board information

Overview

The local boards and the governing body share the decision-making responsibilities of Auckland Council.

Local boards represent their local communities and make decisions on local issues, activities and facilities. Local boards also provide important local input into Auckland-wide strategies and plans.

There are 21 local boards in the Auckland region. The areas for local boards are set out in Volume 1 of this annual plan.

Local boards obtain their decision-making responsibility for activities from three sources:

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Local board activities

The local board responsibilities provided for directly in legislation or allocated to boards have been summarised into the groups of activities and activities set out in the table below. A full list of responsibilities is in Volume Three of the council's Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Group of activities Activities
Local governance Local planning, policy and governance
Local arts, culture and events services Local arts and culture facilities

Local arts and culture initiatives

Local events

Local community services Local community development initiatives

Local community facilities

Local community safety programmes

Local libraries Local library facilities and services
Local recreation services Local recreation facilities and initiatives
Local parks services Local parks
Local built and natural environment Local environment and heritage protection
Local economic development Local business area planning

Local street environment and town centres

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Developing local board plans and agreements

Annually, each local board agrees a local board agreement with the governing body for the delivery and funding of services in the local area.

Local board agreements reflect the priorities contained within each board's three-year local board plan, developed in 2011. The agreement must also reflect decisions and trade-offs made by the governing body about Auckland-wide priorities and budget across all council activities.

The local board agreement must include:

 

The agreements contained in this volume form part of this Auckland Council Annual Plan 2014/2015, and have been consulted on using the special consultative procedure.

Process for creating local board agreements

Flowchart of the creation of local borad agreements, starting at drafting of agreements and finishing at the final decision being reflected in the Annual Plan.

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Local board financial information

Local board budgets

Local boards are responsible for decision-making on local activities. This includes overseeing the delivery of local projects, programmes and services. The cost of providing these services is provided in these local board agreements.

The budgets for each local board for 2014/2015 are listed within the individual local board agreements in this volume, along with a list of capital projects. In finalising local board agreements and budgets, local boards have considered feedback provided through the public consultation process.

The total planned expenditure for the local activities across all 21 local boards in 2014/2015 is shown in the following table.

Expenditure for all local board areas for 2014/ 2015 by local board

$000 Budget Long-term plan Annual plan Variance
Financial year ending 30 June 2014 2015 2015  
OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

Albert-Eden 15,617 15,279 15,257 (22)
Devonport-Takapuna 17,315 18,283 18,730 447
Franklin 15,923 13,376 15,907 2,531
Great Barrier 3,984 3,133 3,200 67
Henderson-Massey 25,029 27,156 28,423 1,267
Hibiscus and Bays 20,759 20,100 23,024 2,924
Howick 26,909 25,837 25,580 (257)
Kaipātiki   15,929 14,159 19,054 4,895
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu   19,105 19,667 19,462 (205)
Manurewa 15,298 14,178 14,946 768
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki 20,392 21,377 19,439 (1,938)
Orākei 17,060 17,774 18,040 266
Ōtara-Papatoetoe 19,308 17,010 20,154 3,144
Papakura 14,539 14,227 14,812 585
Puketāpapa 11,622 10,645 12,530 1,885
Rodney 19,353 19,775 19,715 (60)
Upper Harbour 15,334 16,281 16,365 84
Waiheke 7,554 7,463 8,343 880
Waitākere Ranges 12,562 10,954 12,919 1,965
Waitematā 44,369 45,894 38,987 (6,907)
Whau 15,206 15,096 13,683 (1,413)
Other (Unallocated) 3,045 18,777 12,550 (6,227)
 

 

 

   
Net operating expenditure 376,212 386,441 391,120 4,679

 

$000 Budget Long-term plan Annual plan Variance
Financial year ending 30 June 2014 2015 2015  
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

Albert-Eden 4,452 6,655 16,730 10,075
Devonport-Takapuna 13,732 15,498 21,521 6,023
Franklin 4,979 2,786 4,771 1,985
Great Barrier 2,270 899 853 (46)
Henderson-Massey 18,032 10,578 24,777 14,199
Hibiscus and Bays 8,318 7,076 9,093 2,017
Howick 6,650 14,943 15,039 96
Kaipātiki   7,308 7,588 7,750 162
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu   16,933 22,816 23,947 1,131
Manurewa 4,688 4,290 7,314 3,024
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki 10,569 6,918 17,396 10,478
Orākei 5,123 5,980 9,223 3,243
Ōtara-Papatoetoe 6,673 6,230 5,447 (783)
Papakura 6,010 4,611 4,180 (431)
Puketāpapa 5,626 4,002 3,712 (290)
Rodney 4,374 4,485 7,718 3,233
Upper Harbour 9,351 12,367 11,616 (751)
Waiheke 7,088 2,008 2,352 344
Waitākere Ranges 11,401 2,605 3,895 1,290
Waitematā 6,022 4,276 6,496 2,220
Whau 3,944 10,953 7,425 (3,528)
Other (Unallocated) 714 4,144 5,910 1,766
         
Net capital expenditure 164,257 161,708 217,165 55,457

Note to table:  The sum of the capital investment projects for the Auckland Council group included in this annual plan is about $207 million more than the total capital expenditure projected in our financial statements.  This is because we anticipate that a proportion of our planned projects will be delayed and the money will be spent in subsequent years.  At the time of adopting this plan Auckland Council staff are reviewing the 2014/2015 group capital expenditure programme with a target of reducing or deferring an additional $300 million of rates-funded capex.

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Albert-Eden Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

This, the board's first local board agreement for the second term of Auckland Council, is a further step towards realising our vision for Albert-Eden. It is a shared vision.  As well as extensive formal consultation with local individuals, businesses and community groups, board members continually test our ideas against your aspirations as we move around our community.

We have seen the benefits of the projects delivered through the local board agreement for 2013/2014.  Based on the success of past projects, and the feedback received during consultation, we have included budgets for public art, community safety, an older persons programme and community engagement. We have also increased our budget for events in 2014/2015. In order to do this, we have reprioritised our economic development and small local improvement projects budgets.

We cannot do everything at once. The budget presented here has been fashioned in an environment of on-going cost-cutting aimed at keeping rates increases at around the level of inflation.

We are also challenged by a legacy of under-investment in our area, and by the lack of legacy projects, from the previous Auckland City Council. The latter puts local boards in the isthmus at a great disadvantage compared to boards elsewhere. Total operational spending per capita by this local board is the lowest in the region, 62 per cent of the average of local boards' total planned operating expenditure per capita in 2013/2014. We will fight hard to rectify the inequities built into Auckland Council's Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Despite these challenges, the local board has made progress across a number of areas and we will continue to build on these in 2014/2015. These include:

Much of what we want to achieve requires the support of Auckland Council's governing body and council-controlled organisations. The board has a list of key areas for which we will be advocating. In order to do so effectively, we need to have the clear, strong backing of our community. We therefore thank all those community members who have participated in previous and current consultations for our local board plan and local board agreements.

Peter Haynes

Chairperson, Albert-Eden Local Board

About the Albert-Eden area

The Albert-Eden Local Board area draws its name from the two most prominent volcanic cones within its boundaries - Owairaka-Mt Albert and Maungawhau-Mt Eden. It includes Waterview, Pt Chevalier, Mt Albert, Sandringham, Morningside, parts of Eden Terrace, Western Springs, Owairaka, Balmoral, Kingsland, Mt Eden, Epsom, Greenwoods Corner and Greenlane.

Centrally located within the Auckland isthmus, the area has very good transport links, well-established and relatively high-density residential areas, and an ethnically diverse population. It is characterised by a strong village character. Village centres include Mt Eden, with its growing arts focus; Kingsland, which has many great cafes and restaurants; Sandringham, with its distinctively South Asian community focus; Balmoral, which includes many East Asian businesses; Greenwoods Corner, a well-established shopping hub; and Mt Albert, soon to experience renewal. The St Lukes Mall is the largest retail facility and its expansion plans have major implications for traffic management and urban scale.

Geographically, the area is defined by urban streams, the Pt Chevalier and Waterview coastlines and three volcanic cones; Owairaka-Mt Albert, Maungawhau-Mt Eden and Te Kopuke-Mt St John. Te Auaunga-Oakley Creek, the longest stream on the Auckland isthmus, flows into the Motu Manawa Marine Reserve at Waterview. Meola Creek converges with the Waitematā Harbour at Meola Reef. Lava flow forest remnants are found at Withiel and Almorah in Epsom and Gribblehurst in Sandringham. Evidence of early Māori settlement abounds, including numerous pā sites and other intensive development on Maungawhau.

The popular Pt Chevalier beaches and a number of well-used recreational areas and parks, such as Gribblehurst Park and Owairaka Park, fall within the local board area. Sports fields in Albert-Eden are well used and over-subscribed. Eden Park and Alexandra Park provide a focus for major events.

State Highway 20 Waterview Connection Project, a regionally significant transport project, commenced in 2012. As well as being strategically important for economic growth, the project must meet community outcomes such as the protection of heritage sites, increased areas of planting, improved recreational opportunities and the development of a cycle way and sports fields.

For more detailed information about the Albert-Eden area please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/alberteden

Local board plan priorities

Our priorities are set out in our local board plan and form the basis for this local board agreement. These priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

Albert-Eden Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Albert-Eden Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Albert-Eden Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The table below describes the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery, and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local libraries

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the local board area. These are located at Epsom, Mt Albert and Pt Chevalier.

We plan to spend $2.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $116,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on maintaining and operating the three Albert-Eden libraries and furniture and fitting renewals.

These initiatives support the 'Improve community and recreation facilities' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Provide safe, welcoming and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries 91% 90%
Average number of library visits per capita 6.4 7.6
Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2) 25.3 23.4

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes.

We plan to spend $1.6 million operating expenditure (opex) and $411,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on providing support for youth initiatives and volunteer organisations, the allocation of local community grants and operational support for community leases and our ten community centres and halls. We have included budgets for a community safety programme and an older persons programme.

These initiatives support the 'Strong, safe, sustainable communities' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided 51% 75%
Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations 45% 90%
Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses 91% 80%
Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available) 45% 50%
Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time 85% 85%
Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time 41% 55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local events, local arts and culture initiatives and local arts and facilities. Local events in the Albert-Eden Local Board area include community, youth, Christmas and ANZAC events.

We plan to spend $588,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $103,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on providing support to local community groups to hold community based events, delivering civic events for Christmas and ANZAC day and delivering a Kids in Parks programme across the local board area. We have increased the budget for public art projects and for the local events fund.

These initiatives support the 'Promote and assist economic growth and development' and 'Strong, safe, sustainable communities' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall 92% 85%
  Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents 206 206

Local parks services

This group of activities covers the local parks located within the local board area. There are approximately 106 local parks covering 159 hectares, including Oakley Creek, Meola Creek, Heron Park, Potters Park and Coyle Park.

We plan to spend $6.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $6.6 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is to invest in our sports fields and to continue to renew and improve park assets, including playgrounds, park furniture, signs and public conveniences.

We will support the protection and enhancement of our urban streams, local sustainability initiatives and encourage passive and active recreation opportunities in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include the completion of sandcarpeting fields at Nixon Park, Fowlds Park and Phyllis Reserve that were commenced in 2013/2014.

These initiatives support the 'Value and protect heritage' and 'Improve community and recreation facilities' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves 73% 75%
Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches 75% 85%
Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months 91% 85%
The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week) 484 445
Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements 98% 98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities initiatives.

We plan to spend $1.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $3.5 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include upgrading the Mt Albert Aquatic Centre and providing operational support for the Mt Albert Recreation Centre.

These initiatives support the 'Improve community and recreation facilities' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall 81% 85%
Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities & programmes overall (excluding swimming pools) 88% 85%
Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita 2.98 3.00
Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita 3.47 3.50

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning, local street environments and town centres. The Albert-Eden Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation and support to Business Improvement District executive boards, such as Mt Eden, Kingsland and Dominion Road.

We plan to spend $2.1 million operating expenditure (opex) and $6.1 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on the renewal of Mt Albert Town Centre and improvements to the Sandringham, Pt Chevalier and Greenwoods village centres. We will continue to support the business improvement districts and business associations.

These initiatives support the 'Promote and assist economic growth and development' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations 100% 85%
Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre 59% 65%
Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1) 57% 65%
Percentage of agreed street environment upgrade programmes and initiatives completed on time and within budget 100% 90%

Note:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens. 

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $152,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on identifying and protecting heritage features (including continuing the restoration of the Mahoe Rock Forest) and heritage assessments in Mt Eden, Balmoral and Pt Chevalier.

These initiatives support the 'Value and protect heritage' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural heritage and cultural heritage Number of environmental programmes led or supported Not measured 1
Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation Not measured 0

Local governance

This group of activities covers the local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities. As part of its governance role, the Albert-Eden Local Board will continue to engage and develop good relationships with its local communities. The local board also undertakes citizenship ceremonies.

We plan to spend $1.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include engaging with the communities of the Albert-Eden Local Board area on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan and the Local Board Plan 2014.

These initiatives support the 'Strong, safe, sustainable communities' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making 23% 35%
Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making 15% (1) 35%
Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2) 100% 100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting. 

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Albert-Eden Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000 Gross expenditure Direct revenue Net expenditure
Financial year ending 30 June      
OPERATING EXPENDITURE      
       
Local arts, culture and events services      
 Local arts and culture initiatives 252 0 252
 Local arts and culture facilities 2 0 2
 Local events 334 0 334
Total local arts, culture and events services 588 0 588
       
Local built and natural environment      
 Local environment and heritage protection 152 0 152
Total local built and natural environment 152 0 152
       
Local community services      
 Local community development initiatives 384 0 384
 Local community facilities 1,252 377 875
 Local community safety initiatives 0 0 0
Total local community services 1,636 377 1,259
       
Local economic development      
 Local business area planning and development 557 0 557
 Local street environment and town centres 1,565 0 1,565
Total local economic development 2,122 0 2,122
       
Local governance      
 Local planning, policy and governance 1,656 15 1,641
Total local governance 1,656 15 1,641
       
Local libraries      
 Local library facilities and services 2,427 26 2,401
Total local libraries 2,427 26 2,401
       
Local parks services      
 Local parks 6,517 52 6,465
Total local parks services 6,517 52 6,465
       
Local recreation services      
 Local recreation initiatives and facilities 1,022 393 629
Total local recreation services 1,022 393 629
       
Total operating expenditure allocated 16,120 863 15,257
       
Compared to:      
Long-term plan 2015 16,114 835 15,279
Budget 2014 16,454 837 15,617
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE      
       
Local arts, culture and events services      
 Local arts and culture initiatives 103 0 103
 Local arts and culture facilities 0 0 0
 Local events 0 0 0
Total local arts, culture and events services 103 0 103
       
Local built and natural environment      
 Local environment and heritage protection 0 0 0
Total local built and natural environment 0 0 0
       
Local community services      
 Local community development initiatives 0 0 0
 Local community facilities 411 0 411
 Local community safety initiatives 0 0 0
Total local community services 411 0 411
       
Local economic development      
 Local business area planning and development 0 0 0
 Local street environment and town centres 6,067 0 6,067
Total local economic development 6,067 0 6,067
       
Local governance      
 Local planning, policy and governance 15 0 15
Total local governance 15 0 15
       
Local libraries      
 Local library facilities and services 116 0 116
Total local libraries 116 0 116
       
Local parks services      
 Local parks 6,634 75 6,559
Total local parks services 6,634 75 6,559
       
Local recreation services      
 Local recreation initiatives and facilities 3,459 0 3,459
Total local recreation services 3,459 0 3,459
       
Total capital expenditure allocated 16,805 75 16,730
       
Compared to:      
Long-term plan 2015 6,655 0 6,655
Budget 2014 4,520 68 4,452

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Peter Haynes (Chair)

135 Dominion Road

Mt Eden

Auckland 1024

Ph: (09) 623 6091 or (021) 286 5500

E: peter.haynes@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Glenda Fryer (Deputy Chair)

135 Dominion Road

Mt Eden

Auckland 1024

Ph: (09) 623 6091 or (021) 943 173

E: glenda.fryer@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Helga Arlington

135 Dominion Road

Mt Eden

Auckland 1024

Ph: (09) 623 6091 or (021) 286 1333

E: helga.arlington@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Lee Corrick

135 Dominion Road

Mt Eden

Auckland 1024

Ph: (09) 623 6091 or (021) 287 4488

E: lee.corrick@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 

Graeme Easte

71a Martin Avenue

Mt Albert

Auckland 1025

Ph: (027) 209 7565 or (09) 815 9000

E: graeme.easte@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Rachel Langton

135 Dominion Road

Mt Eden

Auckland 1024

Ph: (09) 623 6091 or (021) 839 924

E: rachel.langton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Margi Watson

135 Dominion Road

Mt Eden

Auckland 1024

Ph: (021) 287 8333 or (09) 820 0288

E: margi.watson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Tim Woolfield

135 Dominion Road

Mt Eden

Auckland 1024

Ph: (021) 704 226 or (09) 623 6091

E: tim.woolfield@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

The board can be contacted at the address below:

135 Dominion Road
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June
Annual Plan
2014/2015
   
Local arts, culture and events services  
Public art programme 103
Total Local arts, culture and events services 103
   
Local community services  
Community facility renewals 411
Total Local community services 411
   
Local economic development  
Mt Albert town centre renewal 3,390
Renewal of village centres 2,677
Total Local economic development 6,067
   
Local governance  
Local board IT hardware (staff) 15
Total Local governance 15
   
Local libraries  
Library furniture and fitting renewals 56
Local library renewals 60
Total Local libraries 116
   
Local parks services  
Artificial sportsfields (SH16/20 Phyllis reserve) 41
Building refurbishment (Gribblehurst Park) 153
Improvement to existing reserves (SH16/20) 74
Local improvement projects (LIPS) 228
Local park furniture and fixture renewals 267
Local park playspace renewals 324
Local park public convenience renewals 236
Local park structure renewals 40
Local park utility renewals 88
Local park walkway and cycleway renewals 56
Park signage 55
Reserve restoration Waterview Connection (SH16/20) 177
Soil restoration and development (Nicholson Park) 113
Sports park furniture and fixture renewals 152
Sports park structure renewals 46
Sports park utility renewals 126
Sports park walkway and cycleway renewals 168
Sportsfield capacity 4,188
Sportsfield renewals 50
Toilets (Fowlds Park) 51
Total Local parks services 6,634
Local recreation services  
Aquatic centre (Mt Albert) 3,254
Recreational facilities building renewals 171
Recreational facilities equipment renewals 34
Total Local recreation services 3,459
   
TOTAL ALBERT-EDEN 16,805

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas for 2014/2015

Initiative Advocating to
The commencement of the Albert-Eden area plan in 2014/2015 The governing body
More equitable funding of local boards The governing body
Appropriate on-going funding to the Maunga Authority to ensure acceptable levels of maintenance, renewals and improvements to the Maunga The governing body
The completion of heritage assessments across Auckland The governing body
Improved levels of civic engagement which will lead to an increase in the number of Aucklanders engaged with local government The governing body
Strengthen relationships between local boards and council-controlled organisations (CCOs) to allow greater community influence All CCOs
Further local board engagement regarding selection and decision-making on special housing areas The governing body
Ensuring that intensification in Albert-Eden is managed in accordance with excellent design principles and heritage consideration The governing body
Ensure sufficient Resource Recovery Centres are established in the central Auckland area, drawing on the scoping research and a business plan currently being developed in collaboration with Waitematā and Puketāpapa Local Boards The governing body
Advocate for funding for the implementation of the Pt Chevalier Community and Recreational Facilities Plan The governing body
Determine the need for a local community hub facility where a number of small community organisations can hire office and meeting spaces, to facilitate capacity building and service development The governing body
Ensure appropriate development of the Mt Albert Aquatic Centre The governing body
Advocate for the declaration of the Auckland region as a genetic engineering free zone and, as an interim measure, for the existing legacy policy on genetic engineering to be rolled over rather than leave a genetic engineering policy "gap" for some years until new rules become operative as part of the Unitary Plan process The governing body
Provide support for heritage church buildings currently requiring urgent maintenance and restoration The governing body
Provide funding support for digital innovation, including projects to support community engagement, heritage, libraries, parks and other areas The governing body
Improve and make safe cycling and walking networks, through the Albert-Eden Greenways project Auckland Transport
Ensure a programme of grade-separation of suburban rail crossings is progressed and in particular to allocate sufficient funding in 2014/2015 for detailed design of the highest priority crossings Auckland Transport
Undertake the widening of the Carrington Road overbridge on the north side for a bus interchange adjacent to the rail station and to improve pedestrian and cycle safety and movement Auckland Transport
Address light pollution and sky glow, and waste of energy resources resulting from inefficient lighting Auckland Transport

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Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

This document details the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board activity and service level expectations for the 2014/2015 year. It echoes year three of the Long-term Plan 2012-2022. It also outlines the service levels expected for each activity.

This year will see the completion of a number of projects and the start of a number of others. In Devonport, a new library, the renovation of Victoria Wharf and an upgrade to Marine Square and Devonport Wharf will reflect the most extensive investment the village has seen for many years. The Wairau Bridge is to start construction, along with the development of further road end pocket parks as another step of the staged development of open space along the walkway from Milford to Takapuna.

The board recognises the increasing demands on its sports fields and the land limitations faced within our mature suburbs. To that end, the 2014/2015 year will see a number of sports field improvements, including our first artificial turf sports field at Greville Reserve, new floodlights at Becroft Park, and a sand field renewal at Bayswater Park.

The board will work actively with the rest of council to ensure Devonport-Takapuna has the infrastructure it needs to support its population and ensure local economic development to provide more opportunities for the community to work in the area it lives in. In particular, the board sees development of public transport and road improvements as a vital component to that goal. Further, the board will leverage off the proposed completed Spatial Plan for our area to progress the development of a centre-plan for Milford.

Mike Cohen QSM, JP

Chairperson Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

About the Devonport-Takapuna area

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area includes distinct communities within its boundaries spanning Sunnynook, Forrest Hill, Castor Bay and Milford in the north, through to Takapuna, Hauraki, Belmont and Devonport. Its western boundary is Waitematā Harbour's Shoal Bay and the Northern Motorway, with the Hauraki Gulf to the east.

There are numerous education and employment opportunities within the board area. The community values these, along with leisure, entertainment and cultural opportunities.

The area has many cultural facilities, such as the Bruce Mason Centre, The Pump House, Rose Centre, Depot Artspace, Michael King Writers Centre, Lake House Arts Centre, the Navy Museum and Victoria Theatre. In addition, sporting clubs and facilities also provide a wide range of recreational opportunities.

Natural features include a number of beautiful beaches with high recreational values and extensive cliffs, the volcanic formations of Lake Pupuke, Mt Victoria, North Head and Takapuna fossil forest and the pohutukawas that frame the edge of our dominant coastal cliffs. The Devonport-Takapuna area is also home to a significant number of cultural and historical features such as Fort Takapuna and Rahopara Pā.

Key employment areas include Babcock NZ Ltd and the Royal New Zealand Navy base in Devonport, North Shore Hospital, Smales Farm and Takapuna. Equally, residents enjoy a strong relationship with the Auckland city centre that provides further employment and cultural opportunities.

For more detailed information about the Devonport-Takapuna area, please refer to: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/devonporttakapuna

Local board plan priorities

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan is the document that sets out the aspirations the board has for the area. Those aspirations are grouped as priorities around five key themes representing the key on-going areas of focus for the local board. In any given year, our key initiatives should align to one or more of those priorities. If any do not, then we should question why the initiative is budgeted.

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP 2012-2022.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the local board area. Libraries are located at Devonport and Takapuna.

We plan to spend $2.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $4.6 million capital expenditure (capex) in 2014/2015. We will be ensuring the community has libraries that are fit for purpose now and into the future.

Our key focus is on the construction of the new Devonport library.

The key initiative for 2014/2015 is to open the new Devonport library.

This initiative supports the 'We value well-used community facilities, great community services and plentiful opportunities for recreation' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)1
Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries (1) 92%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita (1) 9.5

10.0

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2) (1) 64.6

63.3

Note:

1. The construction of the new Devonport Library will impact on the achievement of these targets.

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes.

We plan to spend $1.3 million operating expenditure (opex) and $114,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on continuing to support various community development initiatives through our two community coordinators and through providing contestable funding to the community for their own initiatives.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include continuing to explore opportunities for the provision of community facilities in Sunnynook and Milford, and progressing policy work on provision of a youth facility for youth in the Devonport-Takapuna area.

These initiatives support the 'We have distinctive town and village centres' and 'We value well-used community facilities, great community services and plentiful opportunities for recreation' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided 47%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations 59%

90%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses 97%

80%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available) 45%

50%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time 97%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time 55%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers support for local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. Local events in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area include community, youth, Christmas and ANZAC events.

We plan to spend $1.2 million operating expenditure (opex) and $83,000 capital expenditure (capex) in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on providing relevant, high quality arts and culture services to Devonport-Takapuna residents.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include continuing to support our community organisations such as the Depot Artspace, The Rose Centre, the Lake House and North Shore Theatre and Arts Trust who deliver arts and culture programmes, as well as providing significant funding for events in our area.

These initiatives support the 'We have distinctive town and village centres', 'We cherish our environmental and historic treasures', 'We must improve our economy' and 'We value well-used community facilities, great community services and plentiful opportunities for recreation' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities 91% 85%
Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1,000 residents 3,025 1,500
Number of participants in local arts activities per 1,000 residents 90 100
Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities 93% 85%
Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Māori outcomes 19 7
Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall 86%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents 941

941

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area. Within the board area there are approximately 220 local parks covering 222 hectares, including Kennedy Park, Sunnynook Park, Barrys Pt Reserve, Northboro Reserve, Sylvan Park, Cambria Reserve, Windsor Reserve and Devonport Domain.

We plan to spend $9.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $9.2 million capital expenditure (capex) in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on ensuring that our parks and coastal areas are accessible, high quality, well maintained, and contain the facilities that our communities need.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include constructing the Wairau Stream pedestrian bridge, strengthening and reopening Victoria Wharf in Devonport, completing a major part of the Takapuna to Milford coastal walkway, completing the Ngataringa Park toilets, improving pedestrian access to Torpedo Bay and upgrading the Greville Reserve playing surface and installing floodlights to enable winter evening training.

These initiatives support the 'We cherish our environmental and historic treasures' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service Measures Actual (2012/2013) Target (2014/2015)
Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves 84%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches 77%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

90%

85%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

442

420

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

96%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers the Takapuna Leisure Centre and Crèche, and local recreation initiatives.

We plan to spend $2.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $187,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on ensuring that the Takapuna Pool and Leisure Centre meets the recreation needs of our residents.

This initiative supports the 'We value well-used community facilities, great community services and plentiful opportunities for recreation' in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

82%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

Not applicable

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

3.81

3.8

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

0.58

0.7

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning, and local street environment and town centres. The local board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation and support to business improvement district (BID) executive boards, including the Milford BID and Takapuna BID.

We plan to spend $1.6 million operating expenditure (opex) and $5.4 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on continuing to work with our business associations and supporting our BID programmes, providing strong leadership for our town centres, as well as working on new developments in our town centres to provide enhanced amenity.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include the Devonport marine square upgrade and boardwalk, and progression of the Devonport BID proposal.

These initiatives support the 'We have distinctive town and village centres' and 'We must improve our economy' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

100%

85%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

77%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

73%

60%

Percentage of agreed street environment upgrade programmes and initiatives completed on time and within budget

0 (2)

90%

Notes:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

2. There were no agreed street environment upgrades in this local board area in 2012/2013.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.  Prioritising activity that cherishes our environmental and historic treasures is important to us. This includes restoration of key heritage features, and encouraging people to enjoy and learn about our natural and built heritage features.

We plan to spend $55,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $1.4 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015. Our key area of focus will be on the protection of important heritage assets in the local board area.

Our focus is on developing the coastal walkways described under the local parks services section as well as preserving some important heritage assets.

The key initiative for 2014/2015 includes the restoration of the three remaining buildings on the Fort Takapuna Recreation Reserve in a manner consistent with their heritage value, such that they are fit for use as a community space and restored in time for World War One centenary commemorations.

These initiatives support the 'We have distinctive town and village centres' and 'We cherish our environmental and historic treasures' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

0

0 (1)

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

0

0 (1)

Note:

1. No budget currently allocated by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for this type of activity.

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. As part of its governance role, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board will continue to develop good relationships with its local communities. In particular, the local board is committed to an ongoing programme of community engagement, including targeted engagement with our younger people, in addition to its other governance activities.

The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.

We plan to spend $1.8 million operating expenditure (opex) and $490,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on providing leadership for our community, encouraging community participation in the work we do, and ensuring that our communities' voices are heard and understood by the governing body.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include developing a new local board plan, a number of small local improvement projects (SLIPs), and overseeing and implementing the initiatives outlined in this local board agreement.

These initiatives support all our priorities in the current local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

24%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

11% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

     

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

149

0

149

 Local arts and culture facilities

613

0

613

 Local events

446

0

446

Total local arts, culture and events services

1,208

0

1,208

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

55

0

55

Total local built and natural environment

55

0

55

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

486

0

486

 Local community facilities

844

485

359

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

1,330

485

845

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

704

0

704

 Local street environment and town centres

854

0

854

Total local economic development

1,558

0

1,558

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,814

11

1,803

Total local governance

1,814

11

1,803

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

2,747

27

2,720

Total local libraries

2,747

27

2,720

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

9,737

0

9,737

Total local parks services

9,737

0

9,737

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

1,954

1,150

804

Total local recreation services

1,954

1,150

804

       

Total operating expenditure allocated

20,403

1,673

18,730

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

19,943

1,660

18,283

Budget 2014

18,763

1,448

17,315

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

83

0

83

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

83

0

83

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

1,380

0

1,380

Total local built and natural environment

1,380

0

1,380

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

114

0

114

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

114

0

114

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

5,414

0

5,414

Total local economic development

5,414

0

5,414

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

490

0

490

Total local governance

490

0

490

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

4,611

0

4,611

Total local libraries

4,611

0

4,611

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

9,242

0

9,242

Total local parks services

9,242

0

9,242

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

187

0

187

Total local recreation services

187

0

187

       

Total capital expenditure allocated

21,521

0

21,521

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

15,498

0

15,498

Budget 2014

13,732

0

13,732

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Mike Cohen, QSM, JP (Chair)

11a Bayswater Avenue

Bayswater

Auckland 0622

Ph: (027) 290 4942 or (09) 445 9914

E: mike.cohen@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Joseph Bergin (Deputy Chair)

C/- Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Offices

1 The Strand

Takapuna

Auckland 0622

Ph: (021) 287 9977

E: joseph.bergin@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Grant Gillon

C/- Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Offices

1 The Strand

Takapuna

Auckland 0622

Ph: 027 476 4679

E: grant.gillon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Dianne Hale, QSO, JP

C/- Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Offices

1 The Strand

Takapuna

Auckland 0622

Ph (027) 243 6043 or (09) 445 0455

F: (09) 445 1870

E: dianne.hale@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Jan O'Connor

C/- Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Offices

1 The Strand

Takapuna

Auckland 0622

Ph: (09) 486 4499 or (021) 286 4488

F: (09) 486 1899

E: jan.o'connor@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Allison Roe, MBE

C/- Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Offices

1 The Strand

Takapuna

Auckland 0622

Ph: (021) 835456

E: allison.roe@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

The board can be contacted at the address below:

Takapuna Service Centre Level 3

1 The Strand

Takapuna

Auckland 0622

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/devonporttakapuna 

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Art facility renewals

83

Total Local arts, culture and events services

83

   

Local built and natural environment

 

Fort Takapuna Heritage Project

1,380

Total Local built and natural environment

1,380

   

Local community services

 

Community facility renewals

114

Total Local community services

114

   

Local economic development

 

Board walk extension and marine square upgrade (Devonport)

5,064

Road revitalisation (Takapuna Centre - Hurstmere)

154

Town centre (Devonport-Barclay-Clarence)

195

Total Local economic development

5,414

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Small local improvement projects (North)

475

Total Local governance

490

   

Local libraries

 

Library development (Devonport)

4,516

Library furniture and fitting renewals

49

Local library renewals

47

Total Local libraries

4,611

   

Local parks services

 

Bridge (Wairau Stream)

2,027

Coastal walkway (Takapuna-Milford)

205

Coastal walkways (Takapuna and Devonport)

51

Foundation infrastructure

102

Local park coastal structures renewals

1,046

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

40

Local park public convenience renewals

163

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

33

Natural outdoor sport surface (Barry's Point Reserve)

20

Natural outdoor sport surface (Greville Reserve)

498

Pedestrian coastal access (Torpedo Bay)

51

Playground (Ngataringa Park)

10

Sports park car park renewals

28

Sportsfield capacity

1,739

Sportsfield renewals

813

Stormwater renewals (Takapuna Beach)

10

Toilets (Ngataringa Park)

102

Victoria Wharf (Devonport)

2,290

Walkways (Lake Pupuke)

10

Total Local parks services

9,242

Local recreation services

 

Aquatic facility building renewals

159

Aquatic facility equipment renewals

28

Total Local recreation services

187

   

TOTAL DEVONPORT-TAKAPUNA

21,521

 

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas for 2014/2015

Advocacy area

Advocating to

Local Board Funding Policy - ensure our community development, arts and culture facilities and programmes are appropriately and equitably funded across the region, noting the unique model of delivery on the North Shore

The governing body

Parks funding- ensure that parks maintenance works are adequately funded to ensure the department is able to respond to minor asset repairs and maintenance during the financial year in which they occur

The governing body

Heritage conservation and protection - to ensure Natural and Built Heritage conservation and protection are considered a key focus in council plans, policies, strategies and bylaws

The governing body

Takapuna fire station - advocate for investigation into the acquisition of Takapuna fire station and also the conservation and retention of the small historic fire station

Auckland Council Property Ltd

Digital libraries - advocate for promotion and maintenance of digital libraries, wireless and internet connectivity provided throughout libraries across the region

The governing body

Service levels - Key performance indicators (KPIs) and measures - a complete review of service delivery, to ensure that the service levels expected by the community are maintained. In tandem with that review, the board will advocate to ensure that the service level measures accurately and meaningfully reflect the outcomes expected, and that the service delivery is regularly audited to ensure full compliance with those outcomes

The governing body

Walking and Cycling - advocate for all Transport projects to encourage the creation of friendly walking and cycling environments

Auckland Transport

Events - advocate for additional funding to be provided for Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), on the understanding that the funding is used to provide support for events of national and international significance such as the World A Class Catamaran champions and Finn Class World Championships

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development  (ATEED)

Traffic congestion - advocate to Auckland Transport to resolve/ address traffic congestion issues both on and off the Devonport peninsula, which includes investigation of all transport options e.g. walking, cycling, and ferry connections

Auckland Transport

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Franklin Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

The Franklin Local Board and all of Auckland Council, including the council-controlled organisations (CCOs), face enormous challenges over the coming years balancing the needs and expectations created through the notified Unitary Plan, the Auckland Housing Accord and other plans, policies and strategies as we push hard to achieve the vision of being the world's most liveable city.

The Franklin Local Board will continue to focus on achieving the best outcomes possible for Franklin so we are able to see tangible benefits from being part of Auckland.

This year's agreement and budget do not include too many variations to what was included in our 10 year long-term plan, with a continued commitment to ensuring we are able to support local initiatives, events and projects whilst recognising the need for prudent financial management and also appropriate consideration of public expectations.

This local board will work extremely hard, with the governing body and council-controlled organisations, to identify areas where efficiencies can be gained through work practices, planning and possible partnerships to try to deliver improving levels of service, facilities, open spaces and support, without the need for unrealistic or sustainable increases to rates or council debt.

We have maintained our key priority areas and are continuing to advocate strongly to the governing body and CCOs to deliver the goals within those priority areas.

In 2014 we will be preparing our local board plan which will give us the opportunity to reassess those priorities and set a direction for the next three to 10 years. The local board plan provides a short, medium and long-term horizon for delivery and where we need to focus our advocacy.

Franklin continues to be a fast-growing and popular area not only for those looking for quality and affordable places to live, but a place that offers significant opportunities for economic development with our strategic location and competitive advantage associated with our agricultural, horticultural and manufacturing industries. Tourism will continue to be a major focus as we take greater advantage of the natural beauty and appeal from east to west and in-between.

Provision of employment opportunities and options for development of tertiary education facilities will be a major focus of this local board which will enable our continued growth and development whilst maintaining those things which make Franklin so appealing and successful.

Whilst much has been achieved in the first term of the new Auckland Council, we still face significant challenges. It is important that we continue to have open and effective communication and engagement with you in the community and I would like to thank those of you who took the time to discuss what we proposed in the draft local board agreement, and the many other plans that we are developing.

Andrew Baker

Chair, Franklin Local Board

About the Franklin area

The Franklin Local Board area is predominantly a rural area, supported by towns, villages and hamlets. The area spans the eastern coast of the Hauraki Gulf to the western coast of the Manukau Harbour. It includes a number of inland and coastal settlements such as the Awhitu Peninsula, Karaka, Ardmore, Hunua, Bombay, Clevedon, Whitford, Maraetai, Kawakawa Bay and Orere Point, as well as the townships of Beachlands, Pukekohe and Waiuku. State Highway 1 and the North Island Main Trunk Railway run through the area, with Pukekohe being the last stop for commuter trains to and from Britomart.

Franklin is proud of its country feel and known for its horticulture, the Clevedon Farmers Market, motor sports and horse breeding. Of particular note are the forests of the Hunua Ranges and the coastal bird habitats along the south and western shores of the Manukau Harbour.

Some of the critical infrastructure supporting Auckland is located in this board area, such as the water reservoirs in the Hunua Ranges, as well as gas, water, electricity and telecommunications lines.

For more detailed information about the Franklin area, please refer to: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/franklin

Local board plan priorities

Our priorities are set out in our local board plan and form the basis for this local board agreement. These priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015.

Franklin Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Franklin Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Franklin Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the local board area. Libraries are located at Pukekohe and Waiuku. There are also five other rural libraries located in Beachlands, Maraetai, Clevedon, Orere Point, and Kawakawa Bay.

We plan to spend $1.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $94,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on maintaining the level of service currently provided in our libraries in Pukekohe and Waiuku, as well as the smaller rural libraries in our rural villages.   

This initiative supports the 'Valuing how and where we live' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

92%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

7.1

7.6

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

30.6

25.8

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes.

Local examples of community services in Franklin include responsibility for 38 community centres and halls, local safety programmes and local community grants and advice.

We plan to spend $1.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $241,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on continuing to improve the management and use of our community facilities and rural halls. This will include looking at how all our rural halls are best managed to ensure the community is able to use them.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Valuing how and where we live' and 'Celebrate our heritage, identity and culture' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

30%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

100%

90%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

85%

80%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

22%

25%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

90%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

54%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. The Franklin Local Board supports the existing arts facilities within the ward. Local events in the area include local ANZAC commemorations, A and P shows, and local Christmas events.

We plan to spend $663,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $23,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on continuing to support the community to deliver events for Franklin through our events support funding, as well as continuing to operate the art gallery at Franklin: The Centre.

These initiatives support the priority in our local board plan 'Valuing how and where we live'.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities overall

92%

85%

Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1,000 residents

397

350

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1,000 residents

46

30

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

89%

85%

Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes

Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Māori outcomes

30

5

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

86%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

1,205

1,205

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area. Within the board there are approximately 483 local parks covering 1085 hectares, including Clevedon Scenic Reserve, Otau Mountain Road, Karioitahi Reserve and Matakawau Recreation and Plantation Reserve.

We plan to spend $7.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $2.5 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on maintaining our existing parks to a high standard and upgrading playgrounds, public toilets and other parts of our local parks according to a prioritised programme. Addressing areas of coastal erosion on public land is a priority for the local board, and we will continue to prioritise areas on both the west and east coasts. In addition, we will undertake more comprehensive upgrades of some parks including the Waiuku Waterfront, Bledisloe Park and the Clevedon Showgrounds.

Our key initiatives for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Protect and enhance our natural environment', 'Valuing how and where we live' and 'Celebrate our heritage, identity and culture' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

67%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

74%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

91%

85%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

749

729

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

90%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and initiatives. Recreation services include Franklin Swim, Sport and Fitness, Pukekohe Pool, Whiteside Pool in Waiuku and Te Puru Recreation Centre.

We plan to spend $1.9 million operating expenditure (opex) and $547,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to continue to provide existing recreation facilities such as pools and fitness centres.   

Our key initiatives for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Valuing how and where we live' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

82%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

84%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

3.42

3.5

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

1.13

1.2

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning, and local street environments and town centres.

The Franklin Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation and support to local business improvement district (BID) programme executive boards, including Pukekohe and Waiuku.

The Franklin Local Board is responsible for maintaining the streetscape and town centres so that they are tidy and provide a welcoming environment. Note that the service levels for regional and principal town centres will be met from budgets held by the governing body, in this case Pukekohe town centre.

We plan to spend $1.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $1.3 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be the ongoing upgrade of Pukekohe town centre. This includes an ongoing programme of works which has been underway for some years to make the town centre more attractive to locals and visitors. We will also begin implementation of the Local Economic Development Action Plan for Franklin.

These initiatives support the 'Building our rural economy' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

100%

85%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

62%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

53%

60%

Percentage of agreed street environment upgrade programmes and initiatives completed on time and within budget

0 (2)

90%

Notes:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

2. There were no agreed street environment upgrades in this local board area in 2012/2013.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $36,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on the provision of some local environmental programmes and championing the sustainable management of the Manukau Harbour through the Manukau Harbour Forum - a joint committee of the nine local boards on the harbour.   

Our key initiatives for 2014/2015 include prioritising actions with other members of the Manukau Harbour Forum from the strategy which will enhance the Manukau Harbour.

These initiatives support the 'Protecting and enhancing our natural environment' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

0

2

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

0

0

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. As part of its governance role, the Franklin Local Board will continue to engage with and develop good relationships with its local communities. The local board also undertakes citizenship ceremonies.

The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.

We plan to spend $1.8 million operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on ensuring that the views of the Franklin community are raised as part of regional planning, and we will work to more proactively engage with our community on issues you may be interested in or affected by. We have identified a budget which is not currently allocated to specific projects - this will enable us to respond to issues as they arise, and respond quickly. 

These initiatives support all the priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

24%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

26% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for the Franklin Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

165

0

165

 Local arts and culture facilities

214

15

199

 Local events

284

0

284

Total local arts, culture and events services

663

15

648

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

36

0

36

Total local built and natural environment

36

0

36

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

365

0

365

 Local community facilities

1,143

231

912

 Local community safety initiatives

155

0

155

Total local community services

1,663

231

1,432

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

606

0

606

 Local street environment and town centres

418

0

418

Total local economic development

1,024

0

1,024

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,765

7

1,758

Total local governance

1,765

7

1,758

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

1,730

11

1,719

Total local libraries

1,730

11

1,719

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

7,438

1

7,437

Total local parks services

7,438

1

7,437

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

1,853

0

1,853

Total local recreation services

1,853

0

1,853

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenditure allocated

16,172

265

15,907

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

13,666

290

13,376

Budget 2014

16,161

238

15,923

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

23

0

23

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

23

0

23

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

0

0

0

Total local built and natural environment

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

241

0

241

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

241

0

241

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

1,310

0

1,310

Total local economic development

1,310

0

1,310

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

15

0

15

Total local governance

15

0

15

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

94

0

94

Total local libraries

94

0

94

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

2,541

0

2,541

Total local parks services

2,541

0

2,541

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

547

0

547

Total local recreation services

547

0

547

 

 

 

 

Total capital expenditure allocated

4,771

0

4,771

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

2,786

0

2,786

Budget 2014

4,979

0

4,979

 

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Andrew Baker (Chair)

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1311 or (021) 283 2222

E: andrew.baker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Jill Naysmith (Deputy Chair)

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1317 or (021) 286 5333

E: jill.naysmith@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Malcolm Bell

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1317 or (021) 916 381

E: malcolm.bell1@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Alan Cole

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1317 or (021) 923 719

E: alan.cole@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Brendon Crompton

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1317 or (021) 224 9708

E: brendon.crompton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Angela Fulljames

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1317 or (021) 923 278

E: angela.fulljames@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Sarah Higgins

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1317or (021) 922 051

E: sarah.higgins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Murray Kay

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1317or (021) 284 4222

E: murray.kay@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Lyn Murphy

82 Manukau Road

Pukekohe

Auckland 2120

Ph: (09) 237 1317or (021) 822 936

E: lyn.murphy@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

The board can be contacted at the address below:

Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

   

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Art facility renewals

23

Total Local arts, culture and events services

23

   

Local community services

 

Community facility renewals

241

Total Local community services

241

   

Local economic development

 

Streetscape development

42

Streetscape renewals

2

Town centre upgrade (Pukekohe)

1,266

Total Local economic development

1,310

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Total Local governance

15

   

Local libraries

 

Library furniture and fitting renewals

49

Local library renewals

46

Total Local libraries

94

   

Local parks services

 

Citywide reserve signs and furniture

55

Coastline erosion control

149

Erosion control (Clarks Beach)

25

Esplanade development

59

Esplanades (Waiuku)

20

Estuary works (Waiuku)

29

Future developments

45

Future path development

86

Future playground upgrades

19

Future toilet developments

86

Landscaping and revegetation

8

Local park car park renewals

13

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

23

Local park horticultural renewals

115

Local park playspace renewals

86

Local park public convenience renewals

162

Local park structure renewals

16

Minor park fixtures

4

Neighbourhood parks

116

Netball carpark extension (Bledisloe Park)

150

New drainage of parks

12

New fencing

15

New park lighting

19

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Park improvements (Colin Lawrie fields)

107

Park signs

4

Parks (Collingwood to Kitchener - Waiuku)

12

Playground (Loughbourne Pukekohe)

10

Queen street (Bledisloe park)

734

Soccer carpark (Bledisloe park)

66

Sports park (Waiuku)

44

Sports park furniture and fixture renewals

42

Sports park playspace renewals

15

Sports park public convenience renewals

80

Sports park utility renewals

43

Sportsfield renewals

69

Total Local parks services

2,541

   

Local recreation services

 

Aquatic facility building renewals

169

Aquatic facility equipment renewals

378

Total Local recreation services

547

   

TOTAL FRANKLIN

4,771

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas

Advocacy area

Advocating to

Improved management of our waterways including removal of mangroves and crack willow

The governing body

Manukau Harbour enhancement

The governing body

Sportsfield upgrade programme

The governing body

Improvements to, and enhancement of, the Waiuku pool; and a request for a new pool in Beachlands

The governing body

Implementation of the Local Economic Development Action Plan

The governing body

Identify and support growth sectors in the economy

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)

Develop and implement an investment attraction strategy for Franklin

ATEED

Rail station upgrade programme, including upgrade of Pukekohe Rail Station

Auckland Transport

Improved public transport services in Waiuku

Auckland Transport

Development of rail stations and park and ride facilities at Drury and Paerata

Auckland Transport

Improve and upgrade quarry transport routes

Auckland Transport

Improve frequency and accessibility of public transport options

Auckland Transport

Upgrade and re-classification of key routes for example, SH22

Auckland Transport

Improving safety on rural roads and an education programme to raise awareness

Auckland Transport

Provision of quality water and wastewater services to small growing communities such as Beachlands and Clevedon

Watercare

Improved public transport throughout the region, but in particular for Franklin, including our smaller rural communities

Auckland Transport

Ensuring that growth is well planned, and supported by the appropriate infrastructure in a timely manner

The governing body

Development of an Area Plan for all of Franklin

The governing body

Improved public transport services for communities in Wairoa

Auckland Transport

Provision of dedicated safe routes along rural roads for walking, cycling and bridleways

Auckland Transport

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Great Barrier Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

This is the new Great Barrier Local Board's first local board agreement and my first as the board's new chair. I am grateful for the work put in by the past board which has left the new board in a good financial position and able to proceed into the new financial year with certainty.

Looking back on the last term of the board and its activities, much has been achieved. There is also much still to be done and the new board needs to determine its priorities, be they the same as the last board's or different. Consolidation of, and continuing with existing projects is as important as setting a future direction for our island. We will do this primarily through the consultation and engagement process around the development of the next Great Barrier Local Board Plan and I am fully committed to listening to our resident and ratepayers views on what is best for our island.

This agreement consolidates and continues to deliver on the programmes commenced by the previous board and through funding already identified in the Auckland Council's Long-term Plan 2012-2022. Funding for community development through our community grants and Small Local Improvements Projects budget remains in place and continues to be important. Key projects such as the 3G wireless broadband are advancing well. The official opening of the newly sealed Okiwi airfield by Auckland Mayor Len Brown shifts the board's focus on realising the objective of its sealing - more regular use by the northern community, visitors and airlines. With our main road now fully sealed from Shoal Bay Wharf to Port FitzRoy wharf our attention turns to pursuing sealing of other key roads where this will result in safety or environmental benefits. I want our new board to have a robust conversation with its community about where these priorities should be.

The new board has re-established the environment committee in recognition of the valuable role the past committee played in raising the profile of the environment, providing a forum to address environmental issues and significantly advancing a wide range of environmental projects. The new board wishes to strengthen its environmental focus and is committed to starting a collaborative conversation with residents and ratepayers about the island's ecological future. We will give this the time and energy it needs to reach broad agreement. I expect this approach will be signalled in our coming local board plan, and those discussions to be advanced as part of that plan. The significant work undertaken on the local marine protection and planning initiative must also not be lost and I expect the new board to consult widely on this too. A closer relationship with the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan "Sea Change" is likely.

I support and am committed to developing and strengthening our board's relationship with the Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea Trust Board as mana whenua for the hapū of Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea. This relationship extends across Aotea, its outlying islands and our marae. The relationship will be built around the trust's strategic plan 2013-2018 and the hapū management plan and the proposed relationship agreement between the trust and the board. We also need to engage more with off island ratepayers and hear more from them. There are almost as many off island ratepayers as there are on island residents and I hope they can play a more significant part in island affairs if given greater opportunity.

The board will also continue to advocate for measures which will enable our island community to reduce the impediments to living and working here. We need an economy which is viable and based on sustainability principles. It is pleasing to see a modest population growth in the new census data. Although our population decline seems to have been arrested, there is much work to be done on continuing to grow our resident community. These include youth development, education, housing, employment and the needs of our elderly. Advocating for Auckland Council procurement policies and contractual arrangements that meets the islands needs is one important area. There are no silver bullets here but we will identify and advance initiatives in regards to these areas through the upcoming local board plan.

I ask that our community participate fully in the development of these ideas.

Izzy Fordham, Chair  

Great Barrier Local Board

 

About the Great Barrier area

Aotea/Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf is situated 90 kilometres north-east of central Auckland. The island is 285 square kilometres and nearly 45 kilometres long, and is the fourth largest island in New Zealand in the main island chain. Great Barrier's local board area includes 23 islands and a multitude of islets. Over 60 per cent of the island is under Department of Conservation (DOC) management.

Great Barrier Island is unique within Auckland in that it is a remote and beautiful island, with few services or facilities, but has a resilient and independent community. We face challenges not faced elsewhere in Auckland and are proud of our 'can do' approach, getting on without reticulated electricity, sewage or water, without supermarkets, footpaths, streetlights or public transport. We value this independence and our innovative approach to living on our island paradise. We place a priority on local ownership and leadership of local matters and seek to have this supported by Auckland Council.

For more detailed information about the Great Barrier area please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/greatbarrier

Local board plan priorities

Our priorities are set out in our local board plan and form the basis for this local board agreement. These priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

Great Barrier Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Great Barrier Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Great Barrier Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers the local libraries located within the local board area.

We plan to spend $1000 operating expenditure (opex) and $3000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

100%

95% (1)

Average number of library visits per capita

Data not available

8

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

65.1

65.1

Note:

1.  The 2012/2013 actual figure reflected a new and enhanced library service for the island.

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes.

We plan to spend $320,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015. Great Barrier is unique in the Auckland Council area, in that it has no council-owned community halls, community centres, or sports fields and facilities and local groups mostly provide community services.

Instead the board's discretionary budget is a significant contributor to island community group funding needs and this will continue to be our focus. For example in the 2012/2013 year the board allocated over $500,000 to community groups for such things as building repairs, power systems, youth training and development, sporting equipment, and printing of community information.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include identifying gaps and constraints to community service provision and the provision of suitable sites for these services on council land.

These initiatives support the 'Caring for each other' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

41%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

76%

90%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

97%

97%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

77%

77%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. Local events in the Great Barrier Local Board area include local Christmas events, the Wharf-to-Wharf marathon, the New Year Picnic and Mussel Fest. The second Great Barrier walking festival will also be held. For the first time the board has established a dedicated fund of $10,000 to support the work of the island's art gallery and  to explore options for more local arts projects. Arts, culture and events are important for the local community, but they also provide an opportunity for visitors to share in the community's life. These events also provide local community groups with valuable fundraising opportunities.

We plan to spend $290,000 operating expenditure (opex) on local arts, culture and events services in 2014/2015.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

Not measured

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

2,682

2,862

2,682

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area.

We plan to spend $1.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $835,000 capital expenditure (capex) on local parks services in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be continuing to develop our open space network, including walkways, view shafts, interpretation and signage and coastal access.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include continuing with the Harataonga track upgrade, Station Rock Road walkway development, additional viewshaft development and more interpretive signage and local story telling. Development of Okiwi Park will also continue.

These initiatives support the 'Quality parks and facilities' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

61%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

80%

80%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

91%

91%

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

No audit performed

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and local recreation initiatives.

Great Barrier has no council owned recreation facilities such as public swimming pools, or recreation centres although a swimming pontoon at Port FitzRoy and a skate park at Okiwi Park have recently been installed. Options to further develop the privately owned sportsfield at the Tryphena Social Club, and to create mountain bike trails are also being considered.

Local organisations provide services, assisted by council in various ways. We will also use discretionary funding to support groups providing recreation services, as appropriate.

Local economic development

This group of activities covers initiatives that the local board can progress to grow the economy and the island's population.

We plan to spend $35,000 in operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on continuing to identify and progress projects and initiatives to improve the island's economic viability and provide jobs for our local workforce.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include further exploring opportunities in these areas with the council's Economic Development department and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development.

These initiatives support the 'Building economic prosperity and our population' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

79%

79%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

63%

63%

Percentage of agreed street environment upgrade programmes and initiatives completed on time and within budget (2)

0

0

Notes:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

2. There were no agreed street environment upgrades in this local board area in 2012/2013 and no upgrades planned for 2014/2015.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $138,000 in operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on continuing to progress existing environmental protection initiatives, commencing a conversation with islanders on their vision for the island's future ecology, and agreeing next steps on the local Aotea marine protection initiative. We will also investigate opportunities to develop alternative energy technologies and an increased and better coordinated rabbit control programme. These will be progressed through the board's new environment committee.

These initiatives support the 'Protecting and enhancing our environment' priority in our local board plan and showcases our unique qualities.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

11

11

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

7

7

Local governance

This group of activities covers the local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. As part of its governance role, the Great Barrier Local Board will continue to engage with and develop good relationships with its local communities.

We plan to spend $938,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The Great Barrier Local Board continues to identify and develop initiatives to benefit our community, in alignment to our local board plan and the Long-term Plan 2012-2022.

The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

60%

60%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

74%

74%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (1)

100%

100%

Note:

1. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Great Barrier Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

166

0

166

 Local arts and culture facilities

0

0

0

 Local events

124

0

124

Total local arts, culture and events services

290

0

290

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

138

0

138

Total local built and natural environment

138

0

138

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

320

0

320

 Local community facilities

0

2

-2

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

320

2

318

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

8

0

8

 Local street environment and town centres

27

0

27

Total local economic development

35

0

35

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

938

0

938

Total local governance

938

0

938

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

1

0

1

Total local libraries

1

0

1

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

1,480

0

1,480

Total local parks services

1,480

0

1,480

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

0

0

0

Total local recreation services

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenditure allocated

3,202

2

3,200

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

3,133

0

3,133

Budget 2014

3,984

0

3,984

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

0

0

0

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

0

0

0

Total local built and natural environment

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

0

0

0

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

0

0

0

Total local economic development

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

15

0

15

Total local governance

15

0

15

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

3

0

3

Total local libraries

3

0

3

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

835

0

835

Total local parks services

835

0

835

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

0

0

0

Total local recreation services

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Total capital expenditure allocated

853

0

853

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

899

0

899

Budget 2014

2,270

0

2,270

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Izzy Fordham (Chair)

Great Barrier Local Board Office
81 Hector Sanderson Road

Claris
Great Barrier Island

Auckland 0991

Mobile: 021 286 7555

E: izzy.fordham@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Susan Daly (Deputy Chair)

Great Barrier Local Board Office
81 Hector Sanderson Road

Claris
Great Barrier Island

Auckland 0991

Mobile: 021 286 8811

E: susan.daly@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Jeff Cleave

Great Barrier Local Board Office
81 Hector Sanderson Road

Claris
Great Barrier Island

Auckland 0991

Mobile: 021 816 047

E: jeff.cleave@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Judy Gilbert

Great Barrier Local Board Office
81 Hector Sanderson Road

Claris
Great Barrier Island

Auckland 0991

Mobile: 021 819 970

E: judy.gilbert@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Christina Spence

Great Barrier Local Board Office
81 Hector Sanderson Road

Claris
Great Barrier Island

Auckland 0991

Mobile: 021 820 230

E: christina.spence@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

The board can be contacted at the following address, on (09) 4290 175, or through the Great Barrier Local Board team at:

Auckland Council,

Private Bag 92300,

Auckland 1142. 

Attention: Great Barrier Local Board Relationship Manager.

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website:

www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Total Local governance

15

   

Local libraries

 

Local library renewals

3

Total Local libraries

3

   

Local parks services

 

Community facilities and parks, visitor orientation and signage

54

Local improvement projects (LIPS)

190

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

64

Local park playspace renewals

40

Local park public convenience renewals

94

Local park structure renewals

27

Local park utility renewals

41

Practical public access (Great Barrier)

74

Walkway (Kaitoke)

205

Walkways (Great barrier)

47

Total Local parks services

835

   

TOTAL GREAT BARRIER

853

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas

Initiative

Advocating to

The internationally renowned Glenfern Sanctuary has recently been placed on the market and various parties are seeking funding for public purchase the sanctuary to ensure its environmental enhancement work can continue. The Board supports this approach and has agreed in principle to allocate $200,000 of its budget to purchase, subject to Auckland Council and others making up the difference ($3 million total price) and to consultation with its community on this contribution

The governing body

Complete the Shoal Bay wharf upgrade to a level suitable for the island's future needs. Stage 1 of the Shoal Bay wharf upgrade was funded in 2012/2013 but Stages 2 and 3 (breakwater and new wharf building) have been delayed due to lack of funding. It is essential that aspects of the wharf which are limiting its efficiency and effectiveness are addressed and the board wishes to work with Auckland Transport to ensure these needs are met. If funding issues are preventing the full extent of Stages 2 and 3 being undertaken the board is prepared to work with Auckland Transport to agree what is needed

Auckland Transport

The board continues to receive requests seeking road sealing of a number of island roads on health, safety, amenity and environmental grounds. The Board notes that some of these roads are well down on Auckland Transport's regional road seal priority list and based on current funding levels would never be sealed. The board supports Auckland Transport and other local boards with metal roads needing sealing to increase funding for this work. The board also wishes to explore alternatives to road sealing to address short term issues such as dust and also requests that Auckland Transport improve its maintenance of unsealed roads on the island, some of which are dangerous and unusable in certain conditions

Auckland Transport

The board continues to pursue implementation of the Great Barrier Auckland Council/Department of Conservation (DOC) land exchange programme. In 2009 the parties agreed a schedule of land to exchange with the aim of council taking over management of DOC community use sites and DOC taking over council ecological areas. The exchange hasn't proceeded as DOC wished to wait for finalisation of the Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea Treaty of Waitangi claim settlement. The board requests that the exchange for any sites not subject to treaty settlement be completed noting that costs in some cases for surveying etc. may be significant and the board needs to budget for these

The governing body

Work with DOC and as appropriate Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea on future management of the Claris Recreation Reserve which was devastated by the January 2013 fire. The previous local board advanced the idea of management of the reserve being transferred from DOC to council however it has subsequently been identified as a possible treaty settlement site and the proposal has been put on hold. Regardless council has significant infrastructure in the area in particular the Claris airfield and Claris landfill which may be impacted by any settlement. In addition investigations to enhance both of these assets which would require additional land from the reserve have been under consideration for some time and any decisions need to take account of these

The governing body

There is difficulty of finding work on the island which is exacerbated by off island contractors obtaining contracts over local providers and bringing in workers who do not live on island. Council's current procurement policy does not specifically support local employment over off island employment and the board wishes to see this changed. We will advocate to seek mechanisms within Council's procurement policy to enable local business, service providers and contractors to undertake work on island and to make it easier for locals to get work

The governing body

The board is concerned about the impact of the increase in food premises licensing fees proposed for island businesses, with the removal of the historic 50 per cent reduction applied to Great Barrier. This reduction was in recognition of the unique circumstances faced by the island's food premises. Great Barrier has significantly higher freight and fuel costs than anywhere else in the region and businesses also rely on diesel power for chillers etc., adding to costs. Unlike elsewhere in the region, should businesses close due to such costs there aren't others ready to take over and some strategic service provision gaps can arise. All businesses are facing additional costs and the board will explore opportunities through the long-term plan and the local board plan for a business support fund to address such matters

The governing body

Determine ownership and management responsibilities for the Port FitzRoy wharf and reclamation to enable its future as a key northern infrastructure asset to be adequately managed. For many years the North Barrier Residents and Ratepayers Association (NBRRA) has managed the wharf reclamation and used revenue from users to fund asset maintenance and upgrade. The board has been requested to assist with significant funding for such works but in the absence of clarity as to roles and responsibilities has been reluctant to allocate significant funds to such works. The wharf and reclamation is a critical northern gateway for both freight and passengers and its future needs to be secured in ownership that will best deliver northern Barrier communities needs into the future

Auckland Transport

A delegation from the governing body of Auckland Council is sought to enable the board to have decision making authority over island cemeteries. Currently all cemeteries are managed by the regional parks team. The board wishes to establish cemeteries in the northern and central parts of the island but needs authority over island cemeteries to enable this to be advanced. The cemetery needs of the island are a low priority for the regional parks team and a management delegation would enable the board to make progress on this matter

The governing body

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Henderson-Massey Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

Henderson-Massey Local Board is building on the work of its first term and advocating on key issues affecting community wellbeing and future development.

The board received 90 submissions to our draft local board agreement. Those submitters that commented on local issues generally agreed with the changes proposed by the local board, although proposed funding for a Henderson town coordinator got a mixed reception.  We'll explore other options, working with business and community stakeholders. We have managed to find capital expenditure funding for CCTV installation.

Funding advocacy to the governing body focuses on areas where the local board requires increased budgets to effectively deliver services. These include:

We will continue to advocate for regional funding as opportunities arise. We will also look at different ways we can support funding, or delivery of items that are not currently funded such as an area plan for Henderson-Massey.

Projects highlighted in our local board agreement last year are on track and we are excited at the progress made.

We are thrilled that the Te Atatu Peninsula library and community centre and Ranui library construction projects are well underway and they look absolutely amazing.  Hub West is open and the possibilities are endless with the enthusiasm of those involved with the community.

The Te Rangi Hiroa/Birdwood recreation precinct project is taking shape, but after listening to the local community we are going back to the drawing board on some aspects of this initiative. It might take a little longer, but we want to work with you to get things right.

The council's notified Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan provides for substantial growth in the Henderson-Massey area and this is a key issue for our second term.

Henderson-Massey Local Board will continue to champion the need for sufficient resources to ensure that intensification and greenfield development is of the highest quality. It needs to be supported by employment and the necessary infrastructure so that our communities can thrive.

We are determined that the standards set in this area provide a template which encourages and allows the rest of Auckland to embrace intensification.

Finally, I would like to invite you to contact myself or my fellow local board members if there are issues in your community that concern you. It is the job of this local board to be the voice of communities in Henderson-Massey and we are committed to making that voice heard by the Mayor and Auckland Council's governing body.

Vanessa Neeson

Chair, Henderson-Massey Local Board 

About the Henderson-Massey area

The Henderson-Massey Local Board area is located at the western end of the Waitematā Harbour. It includes the Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Atatu South and the suburbs of Glendene, Henderson, Massey, Ranui, West Harbour and Westgate.

Henderson metropolitan centre is considered the civic hub for the west of Auckland. It has a significant local government presence at the Waitākere Central complex and key government services (Waitākere Base Hospital, district courts, area police station, Work and Income centre, immigration centre) and the Unitec campus. The metropolitan centre has an integrated bus and train station, with enhanced access to the heart of the civic, retail and business district.

The main retail areas are in Henderson and the Massey/Westgate shopping centre. Business activity is also concentrated along the Lincoln Road corridor. Te Atatu Peninsula town centre is a vibrant neighbourhood centre.

The area is home to several cultural and recreational facilities, including the Corban Estate Arts Centre, West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre, the Trusts Stadium, the Netball Waitākere complex and Massey Leisure Centre. The Opanuku and Oratia streams flow through Henderson and provide significant environmental, recreational and amenity benefits to the area. The Henderson metropolitan centre is also home to the base of Te Whānau o Waipareira activities.

For more detailed information about the Henderson-Massey area please, refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/hendersonmassey

Local board plan priorities

People in the Henderson-Massey Local Board area have told us that it is local issues that are important to them. Community safety, lowering youth unemployment, community facilities and recreational opportunities for the whole community and caring for our elderly are important to you. Where growth is planned you have told us it is important it is of high quality with adequate community facilities. The board has developed its priorities from the issues you told us were important to you.

Our priorities are set out in our local board plan and form the basis for this local board agreement. These priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

Henderson-Massey Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Henderson-Massey Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Henderson-Massey Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the local board area. Libraries are located at Waitākere Central, Ranui, Massey and Te Atatu Peninsula.

We plan to spend $6.2 million operating expenditure (opex) and $13.8 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our key focus will be on developing our building infrastructure to meet current and future needs of our communities.

The key initiatives and projects we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These key initiatives support the 'Preparing for our population to grow' and 'Building our community identity and pride' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

92%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

7.6

8.4

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

41

41

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes. Local examples of community services in the Henderson-Massey Local Board area include responsibility for community centres, community houses, community hubs and halls including the newly completed Hub-West in Henderson South.

We plan to spend $3.1 million operating expenditure (opex) and $1.1 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on enabling residents and community organisations to participate in the development of their communities

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Preparing for our population to grow', 'Building our community identity and pride' and 'Strengthening our heartland' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

43%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

90%

95%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

92%

95%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

39%

50%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

80%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

31%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. The Henderson-Massey Local Board supports the Corban Estate Arts and Cultural Centre. Local events in the local board area include Toddler Day Out, the Henderson Christmas Festival, ANZAC commemorations and youth events.

We plan to spend $1.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $95,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our key areas of focus will be on delivering an events programme with a strong local flavour and supporting arts activities at the Corban Arts Estate. Making Catherine Plaza in Henderson a lively public space is also a high priority.

A key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 is the centenary commemorations of ANZAC day at Waikumete Cemetery - the last resting place for some 10,000 members of the armed forces.

This initiative supports the 'Building our community identity and pride' and 'Strengthening our heartland' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities

0%

85%(1)

Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1,000 residents

76

80

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1,000 residents

115

120

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

98%

95%

Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes

Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Māori outcomes

45

20(1)

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

97%

95%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

412

431

Note:

1. Target set based on current budget allocations.

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area. Within the board area, there are approximately 217 local parks covering 546 hectares, including Bruce McLaren Memorial Reserve and Henderson and Te Atatu Peninsula parks.

We plan to spend $12.3 million operating expenditure (opex) and $7.1 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to:

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the following priorities in our local board plan - preparing for our population to grow, building our community identity and pride, caring about our environment, and strengthening our heartland.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

75%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

72%

85%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

91%

80%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

443

561

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

89%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and initiatives. Recreation centre facilities include the West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre.

We plan to spend $9.2 million operating expenditure (opex) and $2.5 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our key focus will be on our two main recreation construction projects and facilities planning for growth in the Westgate area:

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include scoping of a youth destination park, an outline for investment in the West Wave Aquatic Centre and exploring the opportunity to partner with schools to open school swimming pools to the community.

These key initiatives support the 'Preparing for our population to grow', 'Building our community identity and pride' and 'Strengthening our heartland' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

82%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

82%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

7.94

8

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

5.11

5.2

Local economic development

The Henderson-Massey Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation and support to local business improvement district (BID) programme executive boards, including Te Atatu BID. The board strongly supports the work of the area's BIDs and Business Associations.

The Henderson-Massey Local Board is responsible for maintaining the streetscape and town centres such that they are tidy and provide a welcoming environment. There is also activity associated with the Massey-Ranui sustainable neighbourhood development. Note that the service levels for regional and principal town centres will be met from budgets held by the governing body, in this case Henderson and Massey North town centres.

We plan to spend $577,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on:

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

100%

100%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

49%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

51%

65%

Note:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

Local built and natural environment

This activity covers local environment and heritage protection in the Henderson-Massey Local Board area. The board will oversee the on-going development of the Project Twin Streams networks to encourage communities and groups to take ownership of their local environment. The Henderson-Massey Local Board are also committed to continue to partner with community organisations such as Ecomatters Trust (EcoWest Festival and the Sustainable Living Centre) and Keep Waitākere Beautiful. The board supports and has input into regional environmental projects which are delivered in the local area such as Enviroschools, Wai Care and Trees for Survival.

We plan to spend $154,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $401,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Key initiatives for the Henderson-Massey Local Board in 2014/2015 include:

These key initiatives support the 'Preparing for our population to grow', 'Building our community identity and pride', 'Caring about our environment' and 'Strengthening our heartland' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

0 (1)

8

 

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

0

1 (2)

Notes:

1. There were no locally funded initiatives in the2012/2013 financial year. Budgets held regionally last year have now been transferred across to the local board.

2. Initiatives will likely involve Māori individuals, but not necessarily Mataawaka or Mana Whenua organisations as per the definition.

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities. As part of its governance role, the Henderson-Massey Local Board will continue to engage with and develop good relationships with its local communities. The local board also undertakes citizenship ceremonies.

We plan to spend $1.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be strengthening and enhancing community consultation and engagement through regular activities focused around issues of community interest.

These key initiatives support the 'Building our community identity and pride' and 'Strengthening our heartland' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

25%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

32% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size, which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Henderson-Massey Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

     

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

966

0

966

 Local arts and culture facilities

3

0

3

 Local events

580

0

580

Total local arts, culture and events services

1,549

0

1,549

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

154

0

154

Total local built and natural environment

154

0

154

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

810

30

780

 Local community facilities

2,261

453

1,808

 Local community safety initiatives

20

0

20

Total local community services

3,091

483

2,608

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

328

0

328

 Local street environment and town centres

249

0

249

Total local economic development

577

0

577

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,409

10

1,399

Total local governance

1,409

10

1,399

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

6,216

44

6,172

Total local libraries

6,216

44

6,172

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

12,264

8

12,256

Total local parks services

12,264

8

12,256

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

9,236

5,528

3,708

Total local recreation services

9,236

5,528

3,708

       

Total operating expenditure allocated

34,496

6,073

28,423

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

34,247

7,091

27,156

Budget 2014

31,937

6,908

25,029

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

95

0

95

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

95

0

95

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

401

0

401

Total local built and natural environment

401

0

401

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

1,145

0

1,145

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

1,145

0

1,145

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

0

0

0

Total local economic development

0

0

0

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

15

0

15

Total local governance

15

0

15

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

13,841

0

13,841

Total local libraries

13,841

0

13,841

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

7,065

265

6,800

Total local parks services

7,065

265

6,800

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

2,480

0

2,480

Total local recreation services

2,480

0

2,480

       

Total capital expenditure allocated

25,042

265

24,777

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

10,578

0

10,578

Budget 2014

18,297

265

18,032

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Vanessa Neeson, JP (Chair)

26 Wiseley Road

Hobsonville

Auckland 0618

Ph: (09) 416 6452 or (021) 281 0445

E: vanessa.neeson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Shane Henderson (Deputy Chair)

6 Henderson Valley Road

Henderson

Auckland 0612

Ph: (021) 839 935

E: shane.henderson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Brenda Brady, JP

PO Box 121456

Henderson

Auckland 0650

Ph: (09) 836 0798 or

(027) 564 0566

E:  brenda.brady@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Peter Chan, JP

20 Piriti Drive

Te Atatu Peninsula

Auckland 0610

Ph: (09) 834 5638 or

(021) 286 5533

E: peter.chan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Warren Flaunty, QSM

86 Redhills Road

Massey

RD2 Henderson

Auckland 0782

Ph: (09) 832 5685 or (021) 287 1555

E: warren.flaunty@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Will Flavell

6 Henderson Valley Road

Henderson

Auckland 0612

Ph: (021) 804 064

E: will.flavell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Tracy Kirkley

6 Henderson Valley Road

Henderson

Auckland 0612

Ph: (021) 287 1666

E: tracy.kirkley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Luke Wilson

6 Henderson Valley Road

Henderson

Auckland 0612

Ph: (022) 367 58 53

E: luke.wilson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

The board can be contacted at the address below:

Henderson Service Centre
6 Henderson Valley Road
Henderson
Auckland 0612

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Art facility renewals

95

Total Local arts, culture and events services

95

   

Local built and natural environment

 

Keep Waitākere Beautiful - trees for babies

7

Project Twin Streams

394

Total Local built and natural environment

401

   

Local community services

 

Community facility (Glendene)

404

Community facility renewals

261

Community house renewals (Ranui)

86

Community facility renewal (West Harbour school)

394

Total Local community services

1,145

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Total Local governance

15

   

Local libraries

 

Library build (Massey North)

8,119

Library build (Ranui)

593

Library build (Te Atatu Peninsula)

4,768

Library furniture and fitting renewals

257

Local library renewals

104

Total Local libraries

13,841

   

Local parks services

 

Changing rooms (Massey Domain)

42

Courts (Te Pai Park)

52

Croquet club (Cranwell Park)

24

Development (Royal Reserve)

52

Land purchase and development (Tui Glen)

1,023

Local park car park renewals

348

Local park playspace renewals

31

Local park public convenience renewals

251

Local park structure development

20

Local park structure renewals

194

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

14

Open spaces (Massey North)

2,786

Park improvements (general)

924

Play space (Te Pai Park)

210

Sandfields (Te Atatu South Park)

204

Sportsfield development

272

Sportsfield renewals

551

Walkway (Sunhill Scenic Reserve)

66

Total Local parks services

7,065

Aquatic facility building renewals

320

Aquatic facility equipment renewals

254

Hockey turf (Henderson)

75

Recreation centre (Te Rangi Hiroa)

1,832

Total Local recreation services

2,480

   

TOTAL HENDERSON-MASSEY

25,042

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas

Initiative

Advocating to

Growth - The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan provides for substantial growth in the Henderson-Massey area. It is also likely further sites in Henderson-Massey will be included in Auckland Council's Government's Strategic Housing Areas. The board will advocate for the governing body to provide sufficient resources to ensure both intensification and greenfield development is of the highest quality, supported by employment and the infrastructure that is necessary for communities to thrive. The board is of the opinion that the quality of intensification in Henderson-Massey will determine whether intensification is desired by other parts of Auckland

The governing body

North-western sports precinct and pool - Open space planning for the Westgate metropolitan area is not yet oriented towards active sport. Funding needs to be allocated in the long-term plan to purchase land, and develop recreation infrastructure to cater for the existing regional shortfall of sporting facilities and for future growth. A sporting precinct including a pool, recreation centre and sports fields, located at the end of the north-western motorway would cater for growth in the Henderson-Massey, Upper Harbour and Rodney local board areas, and being only 20 minutes from the city centre, it would also be a valuable regional asset

The governing body

North-western motorway busway - The planned north-western busway is only to 'shoulder lane' standard. The local board will continue to advocate to New Zealand Transport Agency for a dedicated busway that will provide a rapid transit route to the new Westgate development. This would help in reducing the number of car trips taken along the motorway, which currently carries more than 50 per cent of the working population of Henderson-Massey outside the local board area to work

Auckland Transport

Henderson bus interchange - The local board will advocate to Auckland Transport to upgrade the bus interchange in central Henderson to one more suitable for a metro centre. We want an interchange that will be a hub for the west and will better complement the rail station and help Henderson grow

Auckland Transport

Local improvement funding - The Henderson-Massey Local Board is advocating for additional local improvement funding to provide the board with more flexibility to respond to community needs

The governing body

Performance measures - The board will advocate, through the long-term plan process, for the revision of the performance measures currently included in the local board agreements. It is felt that the measures, although useful initially, no longer meet the requirements of the board's operating environment and should be revised to provide more relevant local data

The governing body

Active travel to schools - The local board will advocate to Auckland Transport to develop the Henderson North Home and School Zone. The board also supports the travelwise program, of which many schools in the area are part of, and wants to see its expansion

Auckland Transport

Sustainable Neighbourhoods Programme -The board will request the decision-making for the Sustainable Neighbourhoods programme be allocated to the local board

The governing body

Local Board Funding Policy - This policy is in development. The local board will advocate to ensure the policy provides for fairness and equity to empower communities and so that people in Henderson-Massey have localised access to community facilities such as community centres, open space and playgrounds, recreation centres and swimming pools

The governing body

Wilsher Village - The local board supports the intent of the Auckland Council Property Limited project to develop a mix of medium density housing and affordable housing for the elderly at Wilsher Village. The local board would also like to advocate for this project to be an urban design exemplar for medium density living

Auckland Council Property Ltd.

Corban Estate Art Centre - The local board will advocate for extra funding for a master plan examining how Corban Estate fits into the network of arts and cultural facilities across the region, assessing and prioritising heritage building restoration, and assessing the estate's capacity for growth. Corban Estate Art Centre also requires an increased capital maintenance budget for 2014/2015 for heritage assets

The governing body

West Wave Aquatic Centre - The aquatic centre is requiring some significant renewal and upgrade work, the board is advocating for funding to enable this much needed work to be undertaken. Charges for adults learn to swim programmes and other activities at the West Wave Aquatic Centre have increased to assist in accommodating free swimming for under 16's. To reduce charges and make them consistent with the rest of Auckland, the board will advocate that the governing body fund the operating cost shortfall

The governing body

Funding required to complete the current Ranui Library build - Libraries have advised the Board that the Ranui Library project requires an extra $200,000 to fully complete the library. The budget overrun has occurred because of unplanned remediation of contaminated soil discovered at the start of the project and technical problems with the external surface of the library. These problems used up the contingency budget which libraries had planned to use for the IT fitout and streetscaping. Libraries have recycled computer equipment from the Sturges Road community house to reduce the cost of the IT fitout, but still require the extra funding to complete the Ranui Library project

The governing body

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Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

A great deal has been achieved in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area in the first term of the new Auckland Council and I am excited about the opportunities to continue on with that good work in this next term. We faced and continue to face, a number of challenges in the new governance model and we are working closely with our colleagues in the council and council-controlled organisations to ensure we get the right outcomes for our communities.

Our local board will continue to advocate for changes to the local boards funding policy to ensure more of your rates are invested back into the area. This is critical as our area faces the highest growth projections of any local board area within Auckland over the next 10 years.

A number of exciting projects are taking place in 2014/2015 including:

In 2014/2015 we will get underway on the redevelopment of the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre. We will continue the renovation of Stoney Homestead plus work with the Stoney Homestead Trust to maximise the use of this valuable facility for the community into the future. We will renew public walkways and cycleways within our local board area including tracks and boardwalks in Centennial Park, Campbells Bay and investigate upgrading Sherwood Park in Browns Bay.

As your local board we will advocate for the key priorities that affect our quality of life. Transport is key. Bringing forward the construction of Penlink is critical, not only to improve travel times for residents, but also to unlock the development potential in Silverdale including the knowledge economy zone. The provision of improved public transport within our area will also be an ongoing focus. Keeping our coastal communities connected and providing residents with viable alternatives to using their cars to commute to work is important.

The Local Board Plan 2014 is currently being developed and we welcome your input and ideas into this important planning document for the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board. Please let us know your views and ideas during the consultation period.

Julia Parfitt

Chairperson, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

About the Hibiscus and Bays area

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area extends from Waiwera in the north to Campbells Bay in the south, including the Whangapāraoa Peninsula and Tiritiri Matangi Island. The local board area has beautiful beaches and coastline along the east coast and has a greenbelt of countryside living, bush and rural areas and attractive towns and villages along the coastal edge.

A high value is placed on protecting the natural environment and having an extensive range of quality recreation, cultural facilities and programmes that will strengthen the future values that set this area apart from other parts of Auckland. This area has significant coastal landscapes, which are at risk of erosion due to coastal processing including the Long Bay and Shakespear Regional Parks and the nationally recognised ecological sanctuary Tiritiri Matangi Island, which is located four kilometres from Whangapāraoa Peninsula and is a critical part of the North-West Wildlink.

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area is a very desirable place for people to live, due to its relaxed coastal atmosphere and its high quality urban and countryside living areas. This has resulted in population growth. In providing for growth and the objectives of the Area Plan, intensification could create further challenges for the local board. It is important to retain what makes the area special to the people that live and visit here.

For more detailed information about the Hibiscus and Bays area, please refer to: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/hibiscusandbays

Local board plan priorities

The priorities for the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board reflect what we have learnt from you through conversations held as part of developing the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan and through a myriad of other conversations. They are the aspirations and priorities that you have for your community. The local board plan priorities guide your local board's decision making and actions for the three year period 2012-2015. They will influence the shape of our communities into the future. These priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area. Libraries are located at Orewa, Whangapāraoa and Browns Bay. This local board area is also served by the mobile library service, which visits Mairangi Bay, Torbay, Okura and Stillwater.

We plan to spend $3.6 million operating expenditure (opex) and $83,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on providing on-going and enhanced library services including supporting and retaining our local volunteers.

The key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 is to continue to provide seven-day access to all libraries in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area.

This initiative supports the 'Build on the strong identity of our communities' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

92%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

10.1

11.5

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

37.8

36.8

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes. The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area has responsibility for community centres at Orewa, Browns Bay and a number of community halls.

We plan to spend $1.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $1.0 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to harmonise and provide effective community development services within the local board area. We will continue to support a number of projects including the Youth Connections and Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae projects to provide better services within our community.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include continuing to:

These initiatives support the 'Build on the strong identity of our communities' priority of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

57%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

77%

90%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

100% (1)

80%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

31%

34%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

96%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

57%

55%

Note:

1. Note the actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board supports the facilities at the Estuary Arts Centre, the Mairangi Arts Centre and the Orewa Centrestage Theatre.

We plan to spend $717,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $355,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is to continue to work with our art groups and provide art programmes and initiatives for our community within our local board area.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Build on the strong identity of our communities' priority of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities

88%

85%

Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1,000 residents

946

650

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1,000 residents

138

100

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

89%

85%

Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes

Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Māori outcomes

2

3

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

84%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

487

487

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area. Within the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area there are approximately 688 local parks covering 546 hectares. We plan to spend $13.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $5.9 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on the provision and development of our sportsfields including Metropark East and Ashley Reserve and the renewal of walkways and toilets within our local board area.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan 'Provide quality local parks, reserves and facilities for our community', 'Build on the strong identify of our communities' and 'Protecting our natural environment' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

69%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

68%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

94%

85%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

645

568.5

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

97%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and local recreation initiatives. Recreation centre facilities include the East Coast Bays Leisure Centre at Browns Bay and the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre. We plan to spend $4.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $1.2 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to provide on-going and enhanced levels of service at both leisure centres and increase patronage at both facilities.

A key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 is to begin work on the re-development of the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre.

This initiative supports the 'Provide quality local parks, reserves and facilities for our community' and 'Build on the strong identity of our communities' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

87%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

86%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

2.04

2.1

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

3.79

3.9

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning and local street environments and town centres. The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has a key role in supporting local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. The local board also provides political representation and support business improvement districts (BID), including BIDs at Browns Bay, Mairangi Bay, Torbay and Destination Orewa Beach.

We plan to spend $771,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $61,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

 

Our focus will be to support our existing BID programmes and promote Hibiscus and Bays as a visitor and shopping destination. The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Create opportunities for economic development that increase local jobs', 'Growing and developing our town centres and coastal villages' and 'Build on the strong identity of our communities' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

 

100%

85%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

77%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

69%

60%

Note:

1. For the purposes of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and garden.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $133,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on improving the quality of our waterways by ensuring that our riverbanks are replanted and maintained to prevent erosion and reduce sedimentation into our rivers, streams and coastal waters.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Growing and developing our town centres and coastal villages', 'Provide quality local parks, reserves and facilities for our community', 'Build on the strong identity of our communities', 'Protecting our natural environment' and 'Ensure that infrastructure is in place and meets the needs of our growing population' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

1

1

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

0

0

Local governance

This group of activities covers the local governance and advocacy activities of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and local planning and policy activities, including the development of local board plans and local bylaws. As part of its governance role, the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board will continue to engage with and develop good relationships with its local communities. The local board also undertakes citizenship ceremonies and will work collaboratively with the governing body, council-controlled organisations and government departments to provide resolution to local issues and concerns within our local board area.

We plan to spend $1.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $484,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

This supports the 'Build on the strong identity of our communities', 'Ensure that infrastructure is in place and meets the needs of our growing population' and 'Create opportunities for economic development that increase local jobs' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

22%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

34% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

     

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

181

0

181

 Local arts and culture facilities

220

0

220

 Local events

316

0

316

Total local arts, culture and events services

717

0

717

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

133

0

133

Total local built and natural environment

133

0

133

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

620

0

620

 Local community facilities

749

88

661

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

1,369

88

1,281

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

403

0

403

 Local street environment and town centres

368

0

368

Total local economic development

771

0

771

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,541

12

1,529

Total local governance

1,541

12

1,529

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

3,574

24

3,550

Total local libraries

3,574

24

3,550

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

13,002

0

13,002

Total local parks services

13,002

0

13,002

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

4,522

2,481

2,041

Total local recreation services

4,522

2,481

2,041

       

Total operating expenditure allocated

25,629

2,605

23,024

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

23,647

3,547

20,100

Budget 2014

24,128

3,369

20,759

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

276

0

276

 Local arts and culture facilities

79

0

79

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

355

0

355

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

0

0

0

Total local built and natural environment

0

0

0

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

1,043

0

1,043

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

1,043

0

1,043

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

61

0

61

Total local economic development

61

0

61

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

484

0

484

Total local governance

484

0

484

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

83

0

83

Total local libraries

83

0

83

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

5,888

0

5,888

Total local parks services

5,888

0

5,888

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

1,179

0

1,179

Total local recreation services

1,179

0

1,179

       

Total capital expenditure allocated

9,093

0

9,093

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

7,076

0

7,076

Budget 2014

8,318

0

8,318

 

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Julia Parfitt, JP (Chair)

East Coast Bays Subdivision

Ph: 021 287 1999

E: julia.parfitt@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Greg Sayers (Deputy Chair)

Hibiscus Coast Subdivision

Ph: 021 285 9900

E: greg.sayers@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

David Cooper

East Coast Bays Subdivision

Ph: 021 285 7333

E: david.cooper@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Janet Fitzgerald

Hibiscus Coast Subdivision

Ph: 021 242 7504

E:mailto:%20janet.fitzgerald@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Gaye Harding

Hibiscus Coast Subdivision

Ph: 021 112 7697

E:gaye.harding@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Gary Holmes

East Coast Bays Subdivision

Ph: 027 496 6283

E: gary.holmes@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Lovisa Rasmussen

Hibiscus Coast Subdivision

Ph: 021 955 886

E: lovisa.rasmussen@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Lisa Whyte

East Coast Bays Subdivision

Ph: 021 287 6655

E:lisa.whyte@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board can be contacted at the address below:

Orewa Service Centre

50 Centreway Road

Orewa

Auckland 0931

 

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board also has an office at 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay and will alternate its business meetings each month between the Browns Bay office and the Orewa Service Centre.

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

   

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Art facility renewals

79

Estuary arts extension

276

Total Local arts, culture and events services

355

   

Local community services

 

Community facility renewals

0

Hall upgrade (Stillwater)

794

Improvements (Stoney Homestead)

249

Total Local community services

1,043

   

Local economic development

 

Second Phoenix Plaza (Browns Bay)

61

Total Local economic development

61

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Small local improvement projects (North)

469

Total Local governance

484

   

Local libraries

 

Local library renewals

83

Total Local libraries

83

   

Local parks services

 

Access coastal protection nourishment (Orewa beach)

246

Beachfront and foreshore protection (Red beach)

39

Boat ramp, launching and mooring facilities improvement

10

Carpark (Ashley Reserve)

258

Foundation infrastructure

594

Investigate and construct cycle and walkways

151

Local park car park renewals

130

Local park coastal structures renewals

552

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

84

Local park horticultural renewals

13

Local park passive turf renewals

0

Local park playspace renewals

99

Local park public convenience renewals

108

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

102

Management of beachfront and dunes (Waiwera)

78

Non-pedestrian coastal access (Browns Bay Beach)

26

Public convenience (Ashley Reserve)

523

Replace toilet (Western Reserve)

434

Reserve enhancement fund

21

Seawall west end (Tindalls Bay)

31

Sportsfield (Metropark)

674

Sportsfield capacity

401

Sportsfield renewals

1,191

Toilet block replacement (Browns Bay Beach)

20

Walkways (Long Bay)

102

Total Local parks services

5,888

   

Local recreation services

 

HBC leisure centre extension

1,074

Recreational facilities building renewals

78

Recreational facilities equipment renewals

28

Total Local recreation services

1,179

   

TOTAL HIBISCUS AND BAYS

9,093

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas

A key role of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board is to advocate on behalf of our local community on areas of local interest. 

Our existing advocacy areas for 2014/2015 are identified in the table below.

Initiative

Advocate to:

Identify a funding model for the Youth Connections Project to ensure the long-term sustainability of this project within our local board area

The governing body

Develop a programme of community led place making within our local board area

The governing body

Develop a programme to support key initiatives at Long Bay including the Conservation Management Plan.

The governing body

Progress the walkway from Long Bay to Stillwater (known as the Crimson Walkway) and the continued retention of greenbelt walkways and cycleways within our Local Board area

The governing body

Ensure the protection of a future reserve adjacent to the Weiti (Archers Block)

The governing body

Develop and implement a Consent Fees Policy for not-for-profit community groups and organisations

The governing body

Ensure Ashley Reserve meets the future growth needs of the community.

The governing body

Support extending the mobile library service to the Long Bay development area.

The governing body

Advocate for funding for local park network and acquisition plans to enable the local board to carry out place-shaping on behalf of the community

The governing body

Advocate for funding for the delivery of the Reserve Management Plans programme to enable local boards to carry out important place-shaping

The governing body

Advocate for immediate precinct planning to be undertaken for the Silverdale and Orewa town centres

The governing body

Allocate funds for a Centre Plan for Orewa to identify how the centre will develop over time to create a vibrant commercial heart with high quality developments and public spaces

The governing body

Conduct a review of the Browns Bay Centre Plan and investigate an implementation programme

The governing body

Reinstate the Civil Defence Emergency Management facilities and capability north of the harbour bridge in association with other local boards in the northern region.  Progress the implementation of disaster warning systems

The governing body

Prioritise Hibiscus and Bays as the next candidate for the roll out of fast broadband

The governing body

Ensuring the long-term protection of the Hammerhead at Gulf Harbour as a Reserve for community use

Auckland Council Property Ltd.

Work collaboratively with Auckland Council Property Limited to incorporate 'pocket parks' and a family centre/ community hub into the residential development planned for the land at 20 Link Crescent in Whangapāraoa

Auckland Council Property Ltd.

Work collaboratively with Auckland Council Property Limited and Community Development, Arts and Culture departments (CDAC) on a pensioner housing development at Torbay

Auckland Council Property Ltd.

Continue to support the establishment of the visitor information centre within the Citizens Advice Bureau in Orewa

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)

Develop and promote the knowledge economy zone in Silverdale (including the possibility of having a tertiary education campus included in the development) to provide future jobs and business growth in the area

ATEED

Advocate with all parties including central government for Penlink to be built earlier than currently provided for in the Regional Land Transport Plan 2012-2015 and ensure pedestrian and cycling links are included in the planning for Penlink

Auckland Transport

Continue to support Glenvar Ridge Road as the alternative route for the Long Bay development

Auckland Transport

Implement a study on ferry and wharf developments and ferry services including the investigation of a terminal/wharf at Browns Bay and the extension of ferry services for the Gulf Harbour

Auckland Transport

Provide for improved public transport including services for Hibiscus and Bays residents to be well connected to other parts of the northern area and in particular:

implement the extension of the Northern Busway

complete all stages of the park and ride facility at Silverdale

promote the extension of the Northern Fare Zone within an integrated ticketing system

Auckland Transport

Provide a network of roads, cycleways and walkways for Orewa to become a cycle friendly area and continue to seek opportunities for connections around the area

Auckland Transport

Continue to work collaboratively with Auckland Transport to ensure that impacts on our community are managed appropriately when infrastructure projects are implemented in our Local Board area

Auckland Transport

Retain direct local linkages between the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area's coastal communities within the review of Auckland's bus network

Auckland Transport

Provide a safer pedestrian and cyclist access way across the road bridge over the estuary at the southern end of Orewa (which forms part of the Te Ara Tahuna walkway and cycleway)

Auckland Transport

Continue to work collaboratively with Watercare to ensure that impacts on our community are managed appropriately when infrastructure projects are implemented in our Local Board area

Watercare

Relocate the water filling station which is currently located on the site where the Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae will be relocated at Bluegum Road in Silverdale

Watercare

Work with Auckland Council departments and relevant CCOs to encourage all agencies to coordinate work required on the roads and other areas so that it takes place at the same time to avoid unnecessary disruption to our communities

Watercare

 

Auckland Transport 

Work collaboratively with relevant CCOs to ensure that the local board's input is considered in their work programmes that impacts on place shaping of our local board areas

Watercare, Auckland Transport, Auckland Council Property Ltd.

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Howick Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

We want to thank our community for taking the time to submit your views on the 2014/2015 draft local board agreement. Overall, we received support for continuing to deliver on the priorities and initiatives outlined in the local board plan with minimal change. Our key focus is to build on what has been achieved over the last three years.

We have had support for the changes we proposed in our draft local board agreement budget. We are therefore allocating funding from within existing budget to support the relocation of the Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre during redevelopment this year. Decisions about the property at 34 Moore Street have yet to be determined so funding is not required at this time.

In 2014/2015, we are advancing plans for our major capital projects that include the development of the Ormiston Town Centre, the multi-use community facility and library in Flatbush, and the upgrade of the Uxbridge Creative Centre for Arts. We are working together with Auckland Transport to better integrate future planning of the Pakuranga Town centre and we will continue to engage with you to ensure that what we do aligns with the vision for Pakuranga.

A priority for the board is to strongly advocate to Auckland Transport to urgently address transport issues for our area. These include advocacy for the acceleration of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative and continued investigation into options for an East-West link. The development of a strategy for ferry services that includes the Half Moon Bay area as a transport hub for freight and passenger services is considered essential. Good transport linkages are also crucial to growing our already thriving economy as this will support our business community and business improvement districts (BIDs).

We are continuing with our programme for developing premier parks and sports fields, particularly at Barry Curtis, Murphy's and Lloyd Elsmore Parks. We are supporting events and activities through the Howick Sports Plan and we will focus on upgrading and extending our walkways. As part of our priorities for heritage and the environment, we are going to complete the heritage plan and co-ordinate environmental activities with key partners to improve our fresh water quality and mitigate beach re-sanding and erosion control issues.

We will ensure that we spend our allocation of local funding wisely.   We are committed to making savings where we can and advocate for those savings to be invested back into our area.

We will talk with you again about the local board plan in July 2014 to make sure that what you told us is reflected in the plan and identify anything that is missing. This will help us to set the strategic direction for our area for the next three years and beyond. We look forward to continuing our conversations.

David Collings

Chairperson, Howick Local Board

About the Howick area

The Howick Local Board represents the Greater Howick area which includes Pakuranga, Howick and Botany Downs. A further residential development is being completed at Ormiston, Flat Bush. The main business centres are located along Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Town Centre, East Tāmaki and in the business park at Highbrook.

The area has the largest population in the Auckland region. Between 1996 and 2006, the population increased by 46 per cent, higher than compared to the regional growth rate of 22 per cent during that time. Population projections estimate that it could be home to 200,000 residents by 2031.

The Howick community has a wonderful coastal location, with swimming beaches such as Cockle Bay, Howick Beach and Mellons Bay. Other main attractions are Howick Village and Mangemangeroa Reserve.

The Pakuranga community is located on the eastern side of the Tāmaki River and boasts many community facilities such as Lloyd Elsmore Park, Te Tuhi Arts and Uxbridge Creative Arts Centres. The Half Moon Bay Ferry is an important transport link with Auckland CBD and Waiheke Island.

The Botany community is a growing and ethnically rich community and includes major attractions such as the Botany Town Centre, Ormiston Road Bridge and Barry Curtis Park.

For more detailed information about the Howick area, please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/howick

Local board plan priorities

The Howick Local Board priorities focus on opportunities to improve the lives of people in our community, now and in the future. Our priorities are set out in our local board plan and form the basis for this local board agreement. These priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

Howick Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Howick Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Howick Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP 2012-2022.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP 2012-2022.

Local library services

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the local board area. Libraries are located at Botany, Highland Park, Howick and Pakuranga.

We plan to spend $6.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $2.7 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on improving the digital library, engaging children and young people, developing quality library facilities in the heart of the community, delivering programmes and services that inspire learning and participation, sharing Auckland's unique stories through the heritage and research collectives, and delivering sustainable and customer-driven collections.

The key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 is progressing with the planning of library as part of the multi-use community facility at Flat Bush.

This initiative supports the 'Fostering cultural expression', 'Encouraging participation in the community' and 'Planning for future growth' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

91%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

10.0

11.0

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

27.9

27.0

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes. Howick Local Board area has a good range of community services and facilities. Community facilities include four venues for hire, four community centres, 70 community leases and the delivery of social housing services (as guided by the governing body), an information centre and a Citizens Advice Bureau.

We plan to spend $1.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $313,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on supporting a number of community initiatives, ensuring the area is resourced with well-maintained facilities and the construction of the multi-use community facility at Flat Bush.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Encouraging participation in the community', Fostering cultural expression' and 'Planning for future growth' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

54%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

100%

90%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

91%

80%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

53%

56%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

85%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

44%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. The Howick Local Board supports arts facilities such as Uxbridge, Howick's creative centre. Local events supported by the Howick Local Board include ANZAC commemorations, Howick Santa Parade and Botany Community Day.

We plan to spend $2.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $5.1 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to continue supporting a number of arts initiatives and a calendar of local events in the community. We will also progress the redevelopment of the Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Fostering cultural expression' and 'Encouraging participation in the community' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities

90%

85%

Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1,000 residents

1,544

1,500

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1,000 residents

447

300

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

88%

85%

Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes

 

Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Māori outcomes

43

20

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

82%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

657

657

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area. Within the board area, there are approximately 292 local parks covering 750 hectares, including premier parks Lloyd Elsmore Park and Barry Curtis Park.

We plan to spend $9.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $5.8 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on ensuring that the facilities in our extensive network of parks, reserves and open spaces throughout the area are well maintained and renewed.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Sporting and recreational opportunities', Encouraging participation in the community', 'Fostering cultural expression', 'Protecting our environment and heritage' and 'Planning for future growth' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

75%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

69%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

95%

85%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

635

613

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

92%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and initiatives. Recreation centre facilities include Pakuranga Recreation Centre, Lloyd Elsmore Park Leisure Centre, Marina Fitness (Half Moon Bay) and Howick Recreation Centre.

We plan to spend $7.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $705,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on continuing to maintain and renew our recreation facilities, and implementing the Howick Local Board Sports Plan to enable the community to participate in healthy and active lifestyles.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include the implementation of the Howick Local Board Sports Plan.

These initiatives support the 'Sporting and recreational opportunities' and 'Encouraging participation in the community' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

84%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

87%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

5.4

5.5

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

3.35

3.5

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning and local street environment and town centres. The Howick Local Board has an influence on local development and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation on and support to local business improvement districts (BIDs) including Greater East Tāmaki Business Association and Howick Village Business Association.

We plan to spend $670,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $372,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on continuing to work with our business leaders and supporting the BIDs programmes.  This initiative supports the 'Supporting economic development' and 'Planning for future growth' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

100%

85%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

77%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

73%

60%

Percentage of agreed street environment upgrade programmes and initiatives completed on time and within budget

0 (2)

90%

Notes:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

2. There were no agreed street environment upgrades in this local board area in 2012/2013.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $105,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $12,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to support our communities to live in healthier, more connected and sustainable ways, recognising that people and the environment are intricately linked.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include community based waterway restoration projects, neighbourhood level sustainable living initiatives and encouraging our sports centres to take a lead in demonstrating environmentally sound practices. Other key initiatives include:

These initiatives support 'Encouraging participation in the community' and 'Protecting our environment and heritage' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

3

3

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

0

0

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. As part of its governance role, the Howick Local Board will continue to engage with and develop good relationships with its local communities. The local board also undertakes citizenship ceremonies.

We plan to spend $2.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $66,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to continue engaging with the community on the activities of the board and developing a working relationship with the governing body, council-controlled organisations and external stakeholders. The local board will also champion projects based on Howick Local Board portfolio plans.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Fostering cultural expression', 'Encouraging participation in the community', 'Planning for future growth' and 'Protecting our environment and heritage' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

27%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

49% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Howick Local Board Area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

216

0

216

 Local arts and culture facilities

1,446

0

1,446

 Local events

780

0

780

Total local arts, culture and events services

2,442

0

2,442

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

105

0

105

Total local built and natural environment

105

0

105

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

390

0

390

 Local community facilities

902

210

692

 Local community safety initiatives

90

0

90

Total local community services

1,382

210

1,172

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

509

0

509

 Local street environment and town centres

161

0

161

Total local economic development

670

0

670

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

2,025

21

2,004

Total local governance

2,025

21

2,004

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

6,387

60

6,327

Total local libraries

6,387

60

6,327

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

9,459

0

9,459

Total local parks services

9,459

0

9,459

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

7,658

4,257

3,401

Total local recreation services

7,658

4,257

3,401

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenditure allocated

30,128

4,548

25,580

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

31,297

5,460

25,837

Budget 2014

32,218

5,309

26,909

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

5,082

0

5,082

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

5,082

0

5,082

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

12

0

12

Total local built and natural environment

12

0

12

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

313

0

313

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

313

0

313

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

372

0

372

Total local economic development

372

0

372

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

66

0

66

Total local governance

66

0

66

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

2,667

0

2,667

Total local libraries

2,667

0

2,667

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

5,822

0

5,822

Total local parks services

5,822

0

5,822

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

705

0

705

Total local recreation services

705

0

705

 

 

 

 

Total capital expenditure allocated

15,039

0

15,039

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

14,943

0

14,943

Budget 2014

6,650

0

6,650

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

David Collings (Chairperson)

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 572 0150 or (021) 831 852

E: michael.williams@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Adele White (Deputy Chairperson)

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 572 0150 or (021) 284 3843

E: adele.white@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Garry Boles

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 572 0150 or (021) 242 4665

E: garry.bolesd@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Katrina Bungard

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 572 0150 or (021) 022 37626

E: katrina.bungard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Jim Donald

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 572 0150 or (021) 286 7755

E: jim.r.donald@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Lucy Schwaner

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 572 0150 or (027) 362 8817

E: lucy.schwaner@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

John Spiller

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 571 0150 or (021) 286 7666

E: john.spiller@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Steve Udy

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 572 0150 or (021) 242 9073

E: steve.udy@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Bob Wichman

Shop S447, 1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010.

Ph: (09) 572 0150 or (09) 278 7847

E: bob.wichman@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

The board can be contacted at the address below:

Howick Local Board Office

Shop S447, The Warehouse Plaza

Pakuranga Town Centre

1 Aylesbury Street

Pakuranga

Auckland 2010

 

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

   

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Art centre redevelopment (Uxbridge)

5,002

Art facility renewals

80

Total Local arts, culture and events services

5,082

   

Local built and natural environment

 

Environmental education centre development

12

Total Local built and natural environment

12

   

Local community services

 

Community facility renewals

313

Total Local community services

313

   

Local economic development

 

Master plan (Pakuranga Growth Centre)

162

Streetscape development

208

Streetscape renewals

2

Total Local economic development

372

   

Local governance

 

Art and urban design contribution (Flatbush/Ormiston)

51

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Total Local governance

66

   

Local libraries

 

Library development (Flat Bush)

2,577

Local library renewals

89

Total Local libraries

2,667

   

Local parks services

 

Coastline erosion control

1,044

Esplanade development

429

Local park car park renewals

131

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

74

Local park horticultural renewals

371

Local park playspace renewals

146

Local park public convenience renewals

187

Local park structure renewals

67

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

112

Local sports park south drainage

98

Neighbourhood parks

204

Playground development (McLeans Park)

31

Premier park development

1,611

Sports park car park renewals

160

Sports park furniture and fixture renewals

75

Sports park horticultural renewals

26

Sports park public convenience renewals

22

Sports park utility renewals

468

Sports parks

483

Sportsfield renewals

82

Total Local parks services

5,822

   

Local recreation services

 

Aquatic facility building renewals

413

Recreational facilities building renewals

292

Total Local recreation services

705

   

TOTAL HOWICK

15,039

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas

Initiative

Advocate to

Funding required

 

Funding for operational costs for the Ormiston Library as no operating funds were provided by legacy council

The governing body

Influencing work programmes

 

Auckland Council Properties Limited transfer properties at 34 Moore Street and 16 Fencible Drive for community use. If this is implemented, additional local board costs of approximately $200,000 opex and $150,000 capex will be required

The governing body

Resources provided to develop a spatial plan strategy for the wider Howick area

The governing body

A higher priority is given to the development of area plans for the Howick area

The governing body

Reallocation of Community Development, Arts and Culture/Events resources to implement local board priorities

The governing body

Planning for Flat Bush Stage 3 development (including undergrounding of high tension power lines)

The governing body

Auckland Council Property Limited to implement the local board's decisions in respect of its allocated responsibilities (location of facilities)

The governing body

Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Economic Development to assist the local in implementing local economic development initiatives

The governing body / Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

In the event a regional policy is agreed upon the Howick Local Board request that the governing body not enter into an exercise of sign replacement for the sake of consistency region-wide but only as the signs need replacement

The governing body

The Howick Local Board asks the governing body to introduce incentives for local boards to make savings within their budgets which are then returned to the local boards ratepayers

The governing body

Resources and planning expertise to develop the Howick Village Master Plan.

The governing body

Pakuranga Town Centre Transformation Project to be adopted as a City Transformation Project

The governing body

Major investment to deliver a Pakuranga Town Centre Transformation Project.

The governing body

Including a local community facilities review as part of the regional review of facilities network project

The governing body

Resources to implement the East Tāmaki Precinct Business Plan

The governing body

Support with the preliminary design and business case for the Environmental Education centre

The governing body

Increased parking amenity in Howick Village

Auckland Transport / The governing body

Adoption of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI), High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) option

Auckland Transport

Fast-tracking of the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal

Auckland Transport

Undertake a feasibility study for the potential development of the Highbrook Footbridge

Auckland Transport 

Accelerate transport initiatives particularly AMETI and the East-West Link

Auckland Transport

Plan a strategic direction for water transport/ferry services for East Auckland including Hauraki Gulf - Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal as a priority

Auckland Transport

Resources to improve the poor water quality rating in the Howick Local Board area

The governing body

Policy related

 

The Howick Local Board expresses its concern to the governing body at the reduction in reserve contribution from 6 per cent to 1.9 per cent which is likely to reduce the amount of available public open space in new and often high density communities

The governing body

External Agency

 

Advocate to LandCare Trust for further funding to continue the Volcano to the Sea Project

External Agency / The governing body

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Kaipātiki Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

This local board agreement represents the third year of the council's Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP) and the first for this new local board in this new electoral term.

The budget contained within this document represents very little change from the planned budget in the LTP. We have a number of long awaited capital projects in progress including town centre improvements in Northcote and Birkenhead for which 2014/2015 will see physical works take place. We are looking forward in particular to the completion of the community space development in Beach Haven, which we have been working on with the community for a number of years. We will also be working on a number of parks improvements in 2014/2015 including new tracks, delivering on our Kaipātiki Connections Network Plan, upgrading playing surfaces, sports playing fields, playgrounds and toilet facilities.

We have been in discussion with the governing body on the advocacy points which we laid out in the draft local board agreement. We will continue to discuss these points as we go forward into the development of the Council's new long-term plan, work on which has now commenced.

Engaging with our communities has never been more important to us. We enjoyed hearing from many of you as part of the finalisation of this local board agreement. We will soon be asking for your input again on the local board plan as we have now put together a draft. It is important that this plan is reflective of your aspirations for Kaipātiki for the next three years so please take this opportunity to have your say.

Many thanks for contributing to the work of the local board, now and in the future.

Kay McIntyre QSM

Chairperson, Kaipātiki Local Board

About the Kaipātiki area

The Kaipātiki Local Board comprises a number of inner harbour suburbs and enjoys an extensive coastline. It is bounded by the Northern Motorway to the east, Sunset Road to the north and the coast of the inner Waitematā Harbour to the south and west.

The older suburbs on the southern coast are well established, with a large number of reserves and high-quality bush walkways. This area has a rich history and has some notable precincts protected with heritage zone status. The central and northern suburbs are more diverse with greater socio-economic needs.

Town centres in the local board area include the Birkenhead shopping centre, the multi-cultural retail hub at Northcote, an emerging centre at Beach Haven, a boutique retail strip in Hinemoa Street, and the Glenfield Centre which is home to a large shopping mall. The Wairau Valley and Glenfield east contain large footprint retail and light industry. The Kaipātiki area has four colleges, the North Shore campus of AUT and Awataha Marae.

The community also has opportunities to lead active lifestyles, with access to numerous sporting and recreational facilities, including leisure centres, swimming pools and a recreation precinct around Northcote Road.

This area has a proud history of caring for its community, which saw the establishment of the first community house in the Auckland region in 1972. The Kaipātiki Local Board wishes to build on this legacy by continuing to maintain and develop libraries and other community, cultural and arts facilities.

For more detailed information about the Kaipātiki area, please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/kaipatiki

Local board plan priorities

Kaipātiki local board's priorities are set out in the local board plan under the following headings:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

Kaipātiki Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Kaipātiki Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Council's Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated certain regulatory activities to the Kaipātiki Local Board which are detailed in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the local board area. Kaipātiki's three libraries are situated at Birkenhead, Glenfield and Northcote. The local board strenuously supports the continuation of the current level of service where all libraries are open seven days a week and most library services are provided free of charge.

We plan to spend $3.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $55,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is to continue to provide accessible and high quality library services which meet the needs of all part of the Kaipātiki community.

This initiative supports the 'Making better use of what we have' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

93%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

8.3

8.8

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

34.2

33

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes. A local example of community services is the well-established Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust with two community coordinators who spearhead local engagement and grass roots community development in the Kaipātiki area.

Local examples of community facilities include four community halls (Marlborough, Lindisfarne, Northcote War Memorial Hall, Glenfield Memorial Hall), six community houses/ centres all with crèches (Bayview, Beach Haven, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Glenfield and Northcote) the Birkenhead Civic Centre, Glenfield Local Board offices, Mayfield Centre and Norman King Building.

We plan to spend $1.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $169,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is continuing to support community programmes which provide positive outcomes across Kaipātiki.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include continuing to support and strengthen the Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust (formerly Birkenhead Northcote Glenfield Community Facilities Trust) and five community houses and centres (Bayview, Highbury, Glenfield, Birkdale and Beach Haven). We are focussing on programmes for all parts of our community including youth, older people, disabled people and people from new and migrant communities.

These initiatives support the 'Building on our sense of pride and belonging' and 'Making better use of what we have' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

51%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

30%

90%(1)

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

93%

93%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

Not measured

50%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

90%

90%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

45%

55%

Note:

1. This target is based on new information provided since publishing the Annual Report 2012/2013 results.

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. The Kaipātiki Local Board supports the Northart facility.

We plan to spend $699,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is to continue to support a range of local arts and culture activities and support and promote the local events which take place in Kaipātiki throughout the year.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include our contestable events grant scheme, funding for annual events including Christmas Events, events in Northcote and Birkenhead Town Centres, the North Shore Tattoo and Matariki, as well as the much valued and extensive range of summer and winter fun family events in our local parks and reserves.

These initiatives support the 'Building on our sense of pride and belonging' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities

83%

85%

Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1,000 residents

144

144

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1,000 residents

7

10

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

100% (1)

85%

Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes

Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Māori outcomes

1

0

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

76%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

217

217

Note:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area which has over 160 local parks covering 532 hectares. This includes numerous reserves such as Birkenhead War Memorial Park, Eskdale Reserve, Smiths Bush, Kauri Glen, Shepherds Park, Kauri Point, Chelsea Heritage Park, Le Roys Bush, Marlborough Park, Normanton Reserve, Rewi Alley, Onepoto Domain, Tuff Crater Reserve, Little Shoal Bay, McFetridge Park, Elliot Reserve, Stancich Reserve and Akoranga Reserve and Te Onewa Pa (Stokes Point).

We plan to spend $9.7 million operating expenditure (opex) and $3.1 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on ensuring that the assets in our parks and reserves (including toilets, playgrounds, furniture, car parks, sports playing surfaces, signage and planting) are maintained and renewed to ensure that our network of open spaces remain an asset of which the community is proud.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include establishing a range of new connections through our parks across Kaipātiki (delivering on the Kaipātiki Connections Network Plan), upgrading playing surfaces (including funding for the Onewa Domain netball courts) and sportsfields and development of a 'pump' (bike) track.

These initiatives support the 'Enhance and protect our leafy suburbs and parks', 'Build on our sense of pride and belonging' and 'Making better use of what we have' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

75%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

71%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

96%

96%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

537

515 (1)

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

97%

98%

Note:

1. This target is based on new information provided since publishing the Annual Report 2012/2013 results.

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and initiatives. Council-owned facilities include North ActivZone, Beach Haven Sports Centre, and Birkenhead and Glenfield Leisure Centres which all ensure that swimming pools and associated recreational programmes are available to residents.

We plan to spend $6.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $604,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on providing a wide range of recreational, sporting and leisure facilities and working to ensure they are meeting the needs of all of our communities.

This supports the 'Building on our sense of pride and belonging', 'Enhance and protect our leafy suburbs and parks' and 'Making better use of what we have' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

81%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities & programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

81%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

3.91

 3.9

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

4.42

4.5

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning, local street environment and town centres. The Kaipātiki Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation and support to local business improvement district (BID) partnership programmes in Birkenhead and Northcote. The Kaipātiki Local Board recognises that notable sporting, recreational and other events can offer numerous economic benefits for the board area.

The Kaipātiki Local Board is responsible for maintaining the quality of streetscape and town centres to ensure they are free of rubbish and provide a welcoming and usable environment.

We plan to spend $1.1 million operating expenditure (opex) and $3.3 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on continuing to work with the business associations, providing strong leadership for our town centres, as well as working on new developments in our town centres to provide enhanced amenity.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include major capital improvements to Birkenhead town centre and Northcote town centre as well as further work with businesses in the Wairau Valley area which are now organised as a business association.

These initiatives support the 'Improving our town centres, 'Strengthen our local economy' and 'Making better use of what we have' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

 

100%

100%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

66%

66%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

62%

62%

Percentage of agreed street environment upgrade programmes and initiatives completed on time and within budget

0 (2)

90%

Notes:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

2. There were no agreed street environment upgrades in this local board area in 2012/2013.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $5,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The Kaipātiki Local Board recognises and appreciates the number of volunteers and community groups who currently work to provide environmental and sustainability programmes and on-going regular, sustainable management of the Kaipātiki environment. The local board continues to support these groups where possible through discretionary budgets. The board is also promoting a rational approach to mangrove management where they are encroaching on natural waterways in our inner harbour beaches and will continue to support projects to monitor and remove mangrove seedlings in selected locations.

This supports 'Improve our town centres' and 'Enhancing and protecting our leafy suburbs and parks' priorities in our local board plan.

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws.

The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.

As part of its governance role, the Kaipātiki Local Board continues to engage with, and develop good relationships, with its local communities. Under their delegations, local board members also officiate at citizenship ceremonies.

We plan to spend $1.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $503,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on encouraging public participation in the work of the Kaipātiki Local Board, including in the development of the new local board plan. In particular we are engaging with the public using new and innovative methodologies as well as increasing our engagement with mana whenua. We are continuing to work closely with the Kaipātiki Youth Board and Children's Panel.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include delivering a range of small local improvement projects and contributing to citizenship ceremonies and local civic functions.

These initiatives support the 'Building on our sense of pride and belonging' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target
(2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

23%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

38% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Kaipātiki Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

     

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

241

0

241

 Local arts and culture facilities

24

0

24

 Local events

434

0

434

Total local arts, culture and events services

699

0

699

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

5

0

5

Total local built and natural environment

5

0

5

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

701

0

701

 Local community facilities

1,009

409

600

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

1,710

409

1,301

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

391

0

391

 Local street environment and town centres

669

0

669

Total local economic development

1,060

0

1,060

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,439

11

1,428

Total local governance

1,439

11

1,428

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

3,023

35

2,988

Total local libraries

3,023

35

2,988

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

9,712

0

9,712

Total local parks services

9,712

0

9,712

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

6,011

4,150

1,861

Total local recreation services

6,011

4,150

1,861

       

Total operating expenditure allocated

23,659

4,605

19,054

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

18,854

4,695

14,159

Budget 2014

20,464

4,535

15,929

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

0

0

0

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

0

0

0

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

0

0

0

Total local built and natural environment

0

0

0

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

169

0

169

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

169

0

169

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

3,298

0

3,298

Total local economic development

3,298

0

3,298

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

503

0

503

Total local governance

503

0

503

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

55

0

55

Total local libraries

55

0

55

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

3,121

0

3,121

Total local parks services

3,121

0

3,121

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

604

0

604

Total local recreation services

604

0

604

       

Total capital expenditure allocated

7,750

0

7,750

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

7,588

0

7,588

Budget 2014

7,308

0

7,308

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Kay McIntyre (Chairperson)

C/- Kaipātiki Local Board Office

Ph: 021 287 8844

E: kay.mcintyre@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Ann Hartley (Deputy Chair)

C/- Kaipātiki Local Board Office

Ph: 027 490 6909

E: ann.hartley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Grant Gillon

C/- Kaipātiki Local Board Office

Ph: 027 476 4679

E: grant.gillon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

John Gillon

C/- Kaipātiki Local Board Office

Ph: 021 286 2288

E: john.gillon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Danielle Grant

C/- Kaipātiki Local Board Office

Ph: 021 835 724

E: danielle.grant@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Richard Hills

C/- Kaipātiki Local Board Office

Ph: 021 286 4411

E: richard.hills@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Lorene Pigg

C/- Kaipātiki Local Board Office

Ph: 021 839 375

E: lorene.pigg@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Lindsay Waugh

C/- Kaipātiki Local Board Office

Ph: 021 287 1155

E: lindsay.waugh@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

The board and board members can be contacted at the address below:

90 Bentley Avenue

Glenfield

Auckland 0629

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local community services

 

Community facility renewals

169

Total Local community services

169

   

Local economic development

 

Central area upgrade (Northcote)

492

Development (Highbury Square)

90

Street upgrade (Highbury Mainstreet)

1,582

Town centre upgrade (Beach Haven)

133

Town centre urban design action plan (Glenfield)

67

Viewing deck and development (Highbury)

934

Total Local economic development

3,298

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Small local improvement projects (North)

488

Total Local governance

503

   

Local libraries

 

Local library renewals

55

Total Local libraries

55

   

Local parks services

 

BMX cycling track (Birkenhead War Memorial)

221

Carpark (Birkenhead War Memorial)

10

Combined toilet and changing (Greenslade Reserve)

406

Cycle and walking track (Greenway)

61

Foundation infrastructure

452

Local park car park renewals

94

Local park coastal structures renewals

46

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

50

Local park playspace renewals

74

Local park public convenience renewals

214

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

48

Network plan connections (Kaipātiki)

150

Playground (Birkenhead War Memorial)

138

Public convenience (Birkenhead War Memorial)

272

Sports park car park renewals

28

Sports playing surfaces and facility upgrades

452

Sportsfield extension (Birkenhead War Memorial)

5

Sportsfield renewals

268

Toilets (Lynn Reserve)

99

Volleyball court (Birkenhead War Memorial)

5

Walkway (Onepoto)

20

Youth facility in parks (Birkenhead-Northcote)

5

Total Local parks services

3,121

 

 

Local recreation services

 

Aquatic facility building renewals

77

Aquatic facility equipment renewals

392

Recreational facilities building renewals

46

Recreational facilities equipment renewals

90

Total Local recreation services

604

   

TOTAL Kaipātiki

7,750

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas for 2014/2015

Initiative

Advocating to

Finalise the development of a Local Board Funding Policy for all asset provision, service levels and local programmes as soon as possible which is evidence based and ensures that all local boards are funded equitably. We will advocate that this funding policy considers the community assistance policy (once developed)

The governing body

Advocate to Auckland Council to provide equitable funding for sports codes across the region, including sports played on both grass and alternative surfaces and the development of partnership models (including specifically Netball North Harbour)

The governing body

Develop a sustainable funding approach for the community co-ordinator and community houses which recognises the key role played by the community co-ordinators and community houses from within our communities, and the efficiency of this approach over the in-house model for community development. Specifically, the board continues to advocate for increased funding to the Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust of a quantum which will ensure the continued delivery of their core services as well as increased funding to each of the Community Houses and Centres

The governing body

Specific support for the Glenfield Community Centre if required, given the weatherproofing issue of the building

The governing body

Support for the transfer of the commercial operation on the first floor of the Norman King Building to the community portfolio

The governing body

Amendment of the criteria for the Local Board Auckland Transport Capital Fund so that the funding can be used towards projects which are not legally road but which are critical to enabling transport connections, e.g. cycleways, laneways, and the securing of land access rights

Auckland Transport

Reinstatement of Auckland Transport budgets for both Birkenhead town centre and Glenfield town centre within the period of the long-term plan

Auckland Transport

Support for the reprioritisation of the intersection improvement work planned for Chartwell Avenue/Diana Drive/Chivalry Road, given North Shore City Council's previous investment in this work through land acquisition, and the detailed design work completed to date by Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport

Provision of a walking and cycling route over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and the involvement of the community (both across Kaipātiki, and specifically the residents of Northcote Point) to achieve this.

The governing body

Support investigation into the renewal of the pool at Birkenhead

The governing body

Support the use of the cottages at Chelsea Reserve for the community, including specific investigation of the Manager's House for use as an art facility. In the immediate future, the local board supports enhanced refurbishment of the cottages at Chelsea Reserve which reflects the status of the buildings as important heritage assets in Kaipātiki and ensures the properties are future proofed where possible for use as community facilities

Auckland Council Property Ltd.

Increase funding to art facilities in Kaipātiki specifically to Northart to better align with the funding to other facilities across the region. The board has previously advocated for additional funding to enable expansion of the gallery into existing commercial space and for the establishment of a satellite facility in Birkenhead

The governing body

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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

This is the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board's second term in office. Our goal is to make Auckland 'the world's most liveable city' at a local level and deliver projects that meet the needs of local communities. We advocate on issues of importance on your behalf, to the governing body. In 2011, together with you, we set out six priorities for the area and these were to build the Ōtāhuhu pool and complete the recreation precinct, support a strong local economy, ensure a well-connected area, provide quality recreational and community facilities, preserve our heritage and environment and increase the wellbeing of our communities.

These priorities are still important and in the next twelve months we will consolidate what we set out to achieve in the first term. We are extremely pleased to say that building works have started for the Ōtāhuhu recreation precinct and library.

Our resources are limited and set by the Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP). Last year we introduced a targeted rate to give adults access to Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa swimming pool at no charge. We believe that the new region-wide policy that charges adults for use of pools would have prevented many in our communities from using the pool and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Trends show an increase in pool usage compared to last year.

Better public transport, connectivity and transport infrastructure continues to be a high priority for the area. In recent months we have been at the forefront of discussions on the East-West Link project with Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency. Those discussions will continue to ensure our community's views are expressed. We are supportive of the need to reduce congestion that stifles our businesses but are strongly opposed to options that involve major transport routes which cut through residential areas and our local communities. We asked for social and environmental impact assessments to be undertaken as part of any assessment of future proposals and restated that it is critical that our communities have a say in any future proposal. The project is at an early stage and currently there is no preferred option. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board is committed to informing communities in time before any formal decisions are made.

We will continue to deliver on our programmes of community development, safety, events and economic development. Parks renewals and maintenance will continue within existing budgets. The board has invested in development of concept plans that provide a sound basis for prioritising projects subject to availability of resources. We will progress work on mangrove management and continue supporting projects that help protect our environment and heritage. We will investigate developing a connected community hub in Māngere East, around Walter Massey Park and Massey Homestead facilities.

We will explore ways of supporting the 'greenways' project to improve the walkability of our area and make cycling safer. We will assist in creating an environment that supports a healthier and more active lifestyle by improving signage and linking up of existing reserves and open spaces for ease of movement to public transport and local centres.

This year we want to focus more on youth, seek their involvement and views so that a youth perspective is considered when we make decisions. The Youth Connections project, with support from our local board, has quickly achieved success by creating pathways to employment for young people.

The Southern Initiative, with its aim of bringing transformational change in four southern local board areas, is important for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu communities and we will continue to support this initiative.

We look forward to working with the community, governing body and council staff as we move forward to deliver on our vision.

Lydia Sosene

Chair, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

About the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area has the Manukau Harbour and the Tāmaki Estuary on three sides. The main neighbourhoods are the communities of Māngere Bridge, Māngere Central, Māngere East, Favona and Ōtāhuhu. Māngere Mountain and Ambury Regional Park are significant archaeological and heritage sites. Otuataua Stonefields, Pukaki Crater, the Robertson Hill-Sturges Park volcanic cones and the historic portage route, Te To Waka, historically used by Māori to transfer waka between the Manukau Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, are natural environment icons.

Auckland International Airport, New Zealand's largest and busiest airport is situated in the area and services over 13 million passengers each year, with the demand expected to double by 2025.

The latest census in 2013 shows that there is an increase in total population in the board area, which stands at 70,959 and makes up five per cent of the total Auckland population.

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu has a strong Pacific and Māori identity (60 per cent and 16 per cent respectively), followed by people with European heritage (19 per cent). Ethnic diversity is increasing gradually. Currently, just over 17 per cent of people are of Asian heritage and a small number of people are of Middle Eastern and Latin American heritage (0.7 per cent) and others (0.4 per cent).[1]

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu is the fourth largest area in Auckland for business units. However, it has the largest proportion (40.6 per cent) of people not in the labour force. A very large number (85 per cent) of households in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu live in areas that were rated eight, nine or 10 on the New Zealand Deprivation Index.[2]

For more detailed information about the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/mangereotahuhu

Local board plan priorities

The first local board plan set direction and priorities and these continue to be important. The adoption of the Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP) included many of those priorities and confirmed our commitment to deliver on these for your community This is the third year of the LTP, and there is steady progress on our priorities.

The priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.


[1] Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (2013)

[2] Economic and Labour Market Update (July 2010), http://www.knowledgeauckland.org.nz/

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Council's Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers libraries located within the local board area. The libraries are located at Māngere Bridge, Māngere East, Māngere Town Centre and Ōtāhuhu.

We plan to spend $2.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $3.0 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is to continue improving the digital library, engaging children and young people, developing quality library facilities, delivering programmes and services that inspire learning and participation, sharing Auckland's unique stories through the heritage and research collections and delivering sustainable and customer-driven collections.

A key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 is progressing and completing the construction of the Ōtāhuhu library as part of the Ōtāhuhu Recreation Precinct development.

This initiative supports the of 'Provide high quality recreation and community facilities' priority of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

88%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

9.1

10.0

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

31.6

41.0

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes. Local community facilities include five community centres and halls as well as Ngā Tapuwae.

We plan to spend $1.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $223,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on continuing to support a number of community development initiatives.

Key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Provide high quality recreational and community facilities' and 'Increase the wellbeing of our communities' priorities of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

43%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

92%

90%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

89%

80%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

83%

67%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

82%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

28%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture and local events. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board supports the Metro Theatre and the new Māngere Arts Centre. Local events in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area include local Christmas events and ANZAC Day events.

We plan to spend $1.6 million operating expenditure (opex) and $32,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

We will continue supporting a calendar of events and providing contestable funding for community-based events that make our area vibrant.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Provide high quality recreational and community facilities' and 'Increasing the wellbeing of our communities' priorities of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities

84%

85%

Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1,000 residents

995

1,000

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1,000 residents

33

10

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

100% (1)

85%

Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes

Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Māori outcomes

10

5

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

69%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

485

485

Note:

1. Note the actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area. Within the local board area there are approximately 178 local parks covering 266 hectares, including Māngere Centre Park, Walter Massey and David Lange parks.

We plan to spend $6.3 million operating expenditure (opex) and $3.5 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on maintaining and renewing assets in our parks and reserves such as toilets, playgrounds, furniture, car parks, sports field surfaces and planting. We will support the management of public open spaces through a planned approach to serve the interests of all users. We will develop parks concept plans to guide prudent investment and prioritisation of projects. Our aim is to make our communities proud of our parks and reserves.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Preserve our heritage and environment' priority of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

67%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

57%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

83%

85%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

533

532

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

84%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and initiatives. Recreation centre facilities include Ōtāhuhu Recreation and Youth Centre and Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa Leisure Centre.

Provision is made for adult entry to Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa swimming pool without charge. The costs of this are met from a targeted rate of approximately $13.78 on each separately used or inhabited part of residential properties in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area. Adults must pay to enter most other pools in Auckland.

We plan to spend $5.6 million operating expenditure (opex) and $16.3 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on building the new pool at the Ōtāhuhu recreation precinct. We will also progress and complete the upgrade of the Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa pool which includes the children's splash pool and changing rooms.

These initiatives support the 'Provide high quality recreational and community facilities' priority of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

89%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

90%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

3.82

3.9

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

2.66

2.8

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning, and local street environment and town centres. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation and support to the business improvement district (BID) programme executive boards, including Ōtāhuhu Mainstreet and Commercial Association.

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board is responsible for maintaining the streetscape and town centres such that they are tidy, free of rubbish and provide a welcoming environment. Note that the service levels for regional and principal town centres will be met from budgets held by the governing body, in this case Ōtāhuhu town centre.

We plan to spend $1.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $900,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on continuing to work with our business associations and supporting our BID programmes, providing strong leadership for our town centres, enhancing the look and feel of amenities for a better business environment.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Support a strong local economy' and 'Ensure our area is well connected' priorities of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

 

100%

85%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

33%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

34%

60%

Note:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection. We plan to spend $177,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be on protecting our waterways and making them more accessible to our people.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Preserve our heritage and environment' priority of our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

7

7

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

2

2

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.

We plan to spend $1.8 million operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus will be to continue to develop the local board's working relationship with the governing body, council-controlled organisations and external stakeholders.

The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as support for its democracy processes, community engagement and administration. This support enables local board members to be effective leaders in their communities and make decisions that contribute to shaping the local area.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include an on-going community engagement programme. Targeted engagement will be undertaken on issues of community interest, with an emphasis on including the views of young people in the area.

These initiatives support the 'Increase the wellbeing of our communities' priority local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

25%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

23% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

338

0

338

 Local arts and culture facilities

893

122

771

 Local events

335

0

335

Total local arts, culture and events services

1,566

122

1,444

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

177

0

177

Total local built and natural environment

177

0

177

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

463

61

402

 Local community facilities

909

157

752

 Local community safety initiatives

152

0

152

Total local community services

1,524

218

1,306

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

1,285

0

1,285

 Local street environment and town centres

208

1

207

Total local economic development

1,493

1

1,492

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,796

11

1,785

Total local governance

1,796

11

1,785

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

2,548

90

2,458

Total local libraries

2,548

90

2,458

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

6,272

1

6,271

Total local parks services

6,272

1

6,271

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

5,617

1,088

4,529

Total local recreation services

5,617

1,088

4,529

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenditure allocated

20,993

1,531

19,462

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

21,220

1,553

19,667

Budget 2014

20,584

1,479

19,105

             

 

 

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

32

0

32

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

32

0

32

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

0

0

0

Total local built and natural environment

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

175

0

175

 Local community safety initiatives

48

0

48

Total local community services

223

0

223

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

900

0

900

Total local economic development

900

0

900

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

15

0

15

Total local governance

15

0

15

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

2,984

0

2,984

Total local libraries

2,984

0

2,984

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

3,455

0

3,455

Total local parks services

3,455

0

3,455

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

16,338

0

16,338

Total local recreation services

16,338

0

16,338

 

 

 

 

Total capital expenditure allocated

23,947

0

23,947

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

22,816

0

22,816

Budget 2014

16,933

0

16,933

 

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Lydia Sosene (Chair)

Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive

Māngere Town Centre, Māngere

Auckland 2022

Ph: (09) 256 5133 or (021) 287 2255

E:lydia.sosene@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Carrol Elliott, JP (Deputy Chair)

Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive

Māngere Town Centre, Māngere

Auckland 2022

Ph: (09) 256 5133 or (021) 284 2000

E:carrol.elliott@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Nick Leiloa Bakulich

Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive

Māngere Town Centre, Māngere

Auckland 2022

Ph: (09) 256 5133 or (021) 835 820

E: nick.bakulich@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Tafafuna'i Tasi Lauese, JP

Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive

Māngere Town Centre, Māngere

Auckland 2022

Ph: (09) 256 5133 or (021) 286 8855

E: tafafuna'i.lauese@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Christine O'Brien

Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive

Māngere Town Centre, Māngere

Auckland 2022

Ph: (021) 256 5133 or (021) 284 3333

E: christine.o'brien@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Leau Peter Skelton

Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive

Māngere Town Centre, Māngere

Auckland 2022

Ph: (09) 256 5133 or (021) 287 4666

E: peter.skelton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Walter Togiamua

Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive

Māngere Town Centre, Māngere

Auckland 2022

Ph: (09) 256 5133 or (021) 287 1122

E: walter.togiamua@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

The board can be contacted at the address below:

Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive

Māngere Town Centre, Māngere

Auckland 2022.

 

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Art facility renewals

32

Total Local arts, culture and events services

32

   

Local community services

 

CCTV cameras (Manukau)

48

Community facility renewals

175

Total Local community services

223

   

Local economic development

 

Streetscape development

112

Town centre canopy (Māngere)

788

Total Local economic development

900

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Total Local governance

15

   

Local libraries

 

Library furniture and fitting renewals

90

Library redevelopment (Ōtāhuhu)

2,839

Local library renewals

55

Total Local libraries

2,984

   

Local parks services

 

Citywide reserve signs and furniture

49

Coastline erosion control

96

Esplanade development

435

Local board parks works

73

Local improvement projects (LIPS)

381

Local park car park renewals

152

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

81

Local park horticultural renewals

263

Local park playspace renewals

85

Local park public convenience renewals

537

Local park structure renewals

32

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

81

Neighbourhood parks

92

Road development (Kiwi Esplanade Waterfront)

107

Sports park car park renewals

18

Sports park furniture and fixture renewals

32

Sports park horticultural renewals

12

Sports park public convenience renewals

133

Sports park utility renewals

85

Sports park walkway and cycleway renewals

8

Sports parks

462

Sportsfield capacity

24

Sportsfield renewals

218

Total Local parks services

3,455

 

 

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local recreation services

 

Aquatic facility building renewals

223

Outdoor pool upgrade (Moana-nui-a-kiwa leisure centre)

1,398

Recreational facilities building renewals

173

Swimming pool development (Ōtāhuhu)

14,544

Total Local recreation services

16,338

   

TOTAL MĀNGERE- Ōtāhuhu

23,947

 

 

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas

Initiative

Advocating to

Alcohol harm minimisation through reducing proliferation of off-licenses

The governing body

Minimise harm to the community through policy to regulate the location and hours of operation of legal high shops

The governing body

Cleaning-up the Manukau Harbour by improving the health of our fresh water streams

The governing body

Promote Māngere-Ōtāhuhu for Special Housing Areas to address affordable housing as identified in our Area Plan

The governing body

Delivery of the Windrush Close-Waddon Place connection to address community concerns about safety in and around Māngere Town Centre

Auckland Transport

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Manurewa Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

This year, the Manurewa Local Board is continuing its focus on progressing and completing the projects and initiatives that have been our priorities over the past three years. We have a strong mandate to take action for our community and a determination to give priority to families and whanau, to complement and support the endeavour of local businesses, clubs and community organisations, and to lead our own renaissance. We believe we are on the right track and have not made major changes for 2014-2015 to the journey we are on and signalled through Auckland Council's Long-term Plan 2012-2022.

We are continuing to invest in sporting and community facilities with major projects at Mountfort Park, the Netball Manurewa Community Events Centre and Riverton Reserve. We are planning to transform other facilities in our area through the next long-term plan.

A significant role for the local board is its advocacy on behalf of our communities. We have played an active role in the formulation of Auckland Council policies and plans, seeking community views to guide our decision-making. We will continue to advocate for local input to liquor licensing decisions and are vigorously pursuing policy and regulatory levers to control the sale of psychoactive substances in our area. The latter, along with ensuring that social and physical infrastructure is included in the planning for proposed Special Housing Areas developed under the Housing Accord with central government, are the two new advocacy areas we will be focussing on in the coming year.

It is important that as a local board we continue to provide opportunity for our communities to have input into our decision-making. I want to strengthen all our local relationships to ensure this happens. In particular, we are committed to meaningful relationships with mana whenua and mataawaka, and to supporting our youth leadership through the Manurewa Youth Council, which this board established in 2011.

I am proud to lead a local board that is united in its aspirations for Manurewa and committed to working hard for the best possible outcomes for our communities. We look forward to working with you to achieve these.

Angela Dalton

Chairperson, Manurewa Local Board

 

About the Manurewa area

Manurewa has a rich cultural history from early Māori settlement to the present, and was well-known as a prosperous farming village with its natural resources, plentiful fishing waters and fertile soils. Today, Manurewa is home for a diverse population, many of whom have strong loyalties to the area and have lived in it for a long time.

Although the population is ageing, Manurewa has one of the highest proportions of young people under 25 years of age in Auckland. Key characteristics of Manurewa include a prominent industrial area in Wiri, significant state housing (approximately 3000 homes) pocketed throughout the ward, through to leafy coastal suburbs such as Wattle Downs and Weymouth. The local board area also includes the suburbs of Clendon Park, Goodwood Heights, Hill Park, Homai, Leabank, Manurewa Central, Manurewa East, Manurewa South, Manurewa West, Randwick Park, Rata-Vine, The Gardens, Totara Heights, Wiri and Manukau Heights.

Manurewa is located close to the motorway network, rail corridors and the airport. These provide ease of access to Manurewa's prominent industrial and suburban areas, which contribute significantly to the economy of Auckland. It also allows people access to visit and enjoy the regional and local parks that Manurewa has to offer.

Manurewa is home to Auckland's Regional Botanic Gardens (attracting over one million visitors a year), the historic Nathan Homestead, Totara Park (one of Auckland's hidden gems), a large swimming pool (Ngā Mahi a Rehia), a new multi-purpose sports complex on Mountfort Park and the recently upgraded Netball Manurewa Community Events Centre.

For more detailed information about the Manurewa area, please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/manurewa

Local board plan priorities

The Manurewa Local Board Plan 2011 was developed after extensive consultation with our communities and was built on previous engagement, prior to the formation of Auckland Council, which resulted in the Community Advocacy Plan and Towards 2060 vision for Manurewa.

The local board plan provides the framework that guides the board's decision-making and sets out our priorities. These priorities, which form the basis for this local board agreement, are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

 

Manurewa Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Manurewa Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Manurewa Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers the local libraries located within the local board area, which are the Manurewa and Clendon (Te Matariki) local libraries.

We plan to spend $2.3 million operating expenditure (opex) and $99,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

This activity supports the 'Improving health and well-being' and 'Neighbourhoods and community safety' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

87%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

7.0

7.0

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

27.2

26.8

 

 

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes.

We plan to spend $1.2 million operating expenditure (opex) and $156,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The board is committed to maintaining and improving the area's social infrastructure and to ensuring that Manurewa residents can enjoy access to facilities that are the equal of others in the Auckland region.

Our focus is on increasing the capacity and use of existing amenities, planning for new facilities to meet growing demand, continuing our work to improve safety within Manurewa and partnering with other organisations to jointly deliver on community goals and expectations. We are continuing to support the Manurewa Youth Council to provide opportunities for our young people to participate in decision-making and have their voices heard.

The key initiatives we have planned for 2014/2015 include the completion of a community facility in Riverton Reserve and the completion of Civil Defence Community Response Plans.

These initiatives support the 'Improving health and well-being', 'Neighbourhoods and community safety' and 'Inclusion' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

 

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

43%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

97%

90%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

91%

80%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

71%

68%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

74%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

28%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. The Manurewa Local Board supports the Nathan Homestead arts facility, which also provides a dedicated art gallery and theatre. Local events include the Santa Parade, Christmas in the Park, Armistice Day and ANZAC commemorations.

We plan to spend $1.2 million operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The board's commitment in this annual plan is to support and grow local events which people of all cultures, ethnicity and ages can enjoy and participate in.

Our focus is on continuing the development of programmes, services and events at Nathan Homestead and ensuring the heritage values of the homestead are protected and maintained.

A key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 is a new summer signature event.

This initiative supports the 'Neighbourhoods and community safety', 'Inclusion' and 'Environment and heritage' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide opportunities and facilities for the community to experience and enjoy the arts

 

Percentage of visitors satisfied with council delivered or funded local arts facilities

78%

85%

Number of visits to local arts facilities per 1,000 residents

871

1,000

Number of participants in local arts activities per 1,000 residents

64

50

Percentage of participants satisfied with local arts activities

89% (1)

85%

Deliver, facilitate and fund diverse and high quality arts and cultural programmes

Number of local arts and culture activities that contribute to Māori outcomes

3

5

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

84%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

293

293

Note:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks within the Manurewa Local Board area, of which there are approximately 168, covering 472 hectares. These include Totara and Mountfort Parks, Riverton Reserve, Wattle Farm Ponds reserve, Laurie Gibbons Reserve, Leabank, and Gallagher and Memorial Parks.

We plan to spend $5.8 million operating expenditure (opex) and $4.3 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The Manurewa Local Board remains committed to improving the health and well-being of the area's residents through the development of new, and maintenance and upgrading of existing, sports parks and facilities.

Our focus is on completing the work begun over the previous three years and on ensuring that Manurewa residents enjoy the same levels of service and access as others in the Auckland region. The local board will receive additional funding this year from the Maritime Recreation Fund, which will be used to improve residents' access to and enjoyment of the Manukau Harbour.

The board's key initiatives for 2014/2015 include progressing the Riverton Reserve redevelopment and further improvements to Mountfort and Memorial Park. Restoration work in Totara Park will also continue in this year.

These initiatives support the 'Improving health and well-being', 'Neighbourhoods and community safety', 'Inclusion' and 'Environment and heritage' priorities in our local board plan.

 
Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

63%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

 

54%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

90%

85%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

459

554

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

91%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers recreation facilities, which include Manurewa Recreation Centre, Manurewa Aquatic Centre (Ngā Mahi a Rehia), Netball Manurewa Community Events Centre and Totara Park Pool.

We plan to spend $5.9 million operating expenditure (opex) and $2.6 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The Manurewa Local Board wants people in Manurewa to have access to quality recreation spaces. The board will continue to resource and invest in local recreation amenities and will work with a range of organisations to increase the capacity of facilities in Manurewa.

Our focus is on planning to meet current and future needs of Manurewa residents for recreation services and facilities.

The key initiative we have planned for 2014/2015 includes stage two of the Netball Manurewa Community and Events Centre.

This initiative supports the 'Improving health and well-being', 'Neighbourhoods and community safety' and 'Inclusion' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

86%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

86%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

4.98

5.1

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

2.91

3

 

 

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning and local street environment and town centres. The Manurewa Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries. This includes providing the social infrastructure to improve education, training and employment opportunities for the community. The Manurewa Local Board is responsible for maintaining the streetscape and town centres such that they are safe and provide a welcoming environment.

We plan to spend $490,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $100,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on supporting the Manurewa and Wiri Business Improvement Districts to implement their strategic plans. We will also continue to explore ways to leverage local economic opportunities from the development of the men's correctional facility in Wiri.

These initiatives support the 'Economy, jobs and prosperity' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

100%

100%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

23%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

33%

60%

Note:

1. For the purposes of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection. We plan to spend $12,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is supporting our communities to live in healthier, more connected and sustainable ways, recognising that people and the environment are intricately linked. We are also continuing our support for the work of the Manukau Harbour Forum.

These initiatives support the 'Improving health and well-being', 'Neighbourhoods and community safety', 'Inclusion' and 'Environment and heritage' priorities in our local board plan.

 

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.

We plan to spend $1.6 million operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015, to provide the support the local board needs to achieve its objectives.

Our focus is on enabling communities and individuals to contribute to Auckland Council and local board decision-making through enhanced and targeted engagement and consultation. The local board is also committed to developing meaningful relationships with mana whenua and mataawaka.

These initiatives support 'Improving health and well-being', 'Economy, jobs and prosperity', 'Neighbourhoods and community safety', 'Inclusion', 'Transport' and 'Environment and heritage' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

18%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

20% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

 

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Manurewa Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

156

0

156

 Local arts and culture facilities

644

372

272

 Local events

358

0

358

Total local arts, culture and events services

1,158

372

786

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

12

0

12

Total local built and natural environment

12

0

12

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

521

0

521

 Local community facilities

535

315

220

 Local community safety initiatives

161

0

161

Total local community services

1,217

315

902

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

427

0

427

 Local street environment and town centres

63

0

63

Total local economic development

490

0

490

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,613

15

1,598

Total local governance

1,613

15

1,598

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

2,323

34

2,289

Total local libraries

2,323

34

2,289

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

5,805

3

5,802

Total local parks services

5,805

3

5,802

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

5,914

2,847

3,067

Total local recreation services

5,914

2,847

3,067

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenditure allocated

18,532

3,586

14,946

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

18,220

4,042

14,178

Budget 2014

19,343

4,045

15,298

 

 

 

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

 

 

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local arts, culture and events services

 

 

 

 Local arts and culture initiatives

0

0

0

 Local arts and culture facilities

0

0

0

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Local built and natural environment

 

 

 

 Local environment and heritage protection

0

0

0

Total local built and natural environment

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Local community services

 

 

 

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

144

0

144

 Local community safety initiatives

12

0

12

Total local community services

156

0

156

 

 

 

 

Local economic development

 

 

 

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

100

0

100

Total local economic development

100

0

100

 

 

 

 

Local governance

 

 

 

 Local planning, policy and governance

15

0

15

Total local governance

15

0

15

 

 

 

 

Local libraries

 

 

 

 Local library facilities and services

99

0

99

Total local libraries

99

0

99

 

 

 

 

Local parks services

 

 

 

 Local parks

4,324

0

4,324

Total local parks services

4,324

0

4,324

 

 

 

 

Local recreation services

 

 

 

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

2,620

0

2,620

Total local recreation services

2,620

0

2,620

 

 

 

 

Total capital expenditure allocated

7,314

0

7,314

 

 

 

 

Compared to:

 

 

 

Long-term plan 2015

4,290

0

4,290

Budget 2014

4,688

0

4,688

 

 

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Angela Dalton (Chair)

7 Hill Road

Manurewa

Auckland 2102

M:(021) 283 3311

E:mailto:angela.dalton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Simeon Brown (Deputy Chair)

Private Bag 92300

Victoria Street West

Auckland 1142

M: (021) 027 24242

E: simeon.brown@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Michael Bailey

10 Rimu Road

Manurewa

Auckland 2102

M: (021) 287 4422

E:mailto:michael.bailey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Angela Cunningham-Marino

7 Hill Road

Manurewa

Auckland 2102

M: (027) 504 0884

E:mailto:angela.cunningham-marino@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Hon. George Hawkins

7 Hill Road

Manurewa

Auckland 2102

M: (021) 969 444

E:mailto:george.hawkins@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Danella McCormick

7 Hill Road

Manurewa

Auckland 2102

M: (021) 800 593

E: danella.mccormick@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Ken Penney

146e Great South Road

Manurewa

Auckland 2012

Ph: (09) 262 5402

E: ken.penney@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Daryl Wrightson

7 Hill Road

Manurewa

Auckland 2102

M: (021) 839 678

E: daryl.wrightson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

The board can be contacted at the address below:

The Manurewa Local Board Office

7 Hill Road

Manurewa

Auckland 2102.

 

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local community services

 

CCTV cameras (Manukau)

12

Community facility renewals

144

Total Local community services

157

Local economic development

 

Streetscape development

100

Total Local economic development

100

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Total Local governance

15

Local libraries

 

Local library renewals

99

Total Local libraries

99

Local parks services

 

Citywide reserve signs and furniture

58

Coastline erosion control

58

Esplanade development

79

Local park car park renewals

85

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

63

Local park horticultural renewals

126

Local park playspace renewals

124

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

81

Maritime recreational fund development

230

Neighbourhood parks

204

Premier park development

94

Riverton Park Reserve

1,531

Sports park car park renewals

331

Sports park furniture and fixture renewals

30

Sports park horticultural renewals

18

Sports park playspace renewals

11

Sports park utility renewals

9

Sports parks

591

Sportsfield renewals

57

Upgrade (Mountfort Park)

546

Total Local parks services

4,324

Local recreation services

 

Aquatic facility building renewals

368

Netball complex, community and events centre (Manurewa)

2,094

Recreational facilities building renewals

158

Total Local recreation services

2,620

TOTAL MANUREWA

7,314

 

 

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas

Initiative

Advocate to

Increasing public space through acquisition of new parks and increasing the capacity of existing parks

The governing body

Reviewing Manurewa Parks and Management Plans

The governing body

Manurewa/Wiri Business Improvement District - implementing strategic plans

The governing body

Expanding the advice services offered by Citizens Advice Bureau in Manurewa

The governing body

Reducing the number of liquor outlets in Manurewa

The governing body

Supporting and promoting civil defence emergency activities in Manurewa

The governing body

Supporting the development of a music and arts centre to nurture young and budding artists

The governing body

Creating a schedule of heritage sites and buildings in Manurewa

The governing body

Developing a transport and traffic plan for Manurewa /Takanini

Auckland Transport

Improving intersections to make them safer, ease traffic flow and promote a pedestrian friendly environment

Auckland Transport

Progressing the Mill Road corridor project, especially the Redoubt Road/ Mill Road section

Auckland Transport

Improving park and ride facilities near Manurewa and Homai train stations

Auckland Transport

Mapping of existing cycleways and creating dedicated cycleways.

Auckland Transport

Prioritising the upgrade of Takanini and Papakura interchanges

Auckland Transport

Provide for free access to council swimming pools for all

The governing body

Improving education outcomes, opportunities for life-long learning (from Early Childhood Education to tertiary and workplace learning) and employment in the Manurewa area

The governing body

Advocacy for a Local Approved Product Policy in line with the board's position pape

The governing body

Spatial development framework for the Great South Road corridor and centers, Manurewa to Papakura

The governing body

Ensuring that social and physical infrastructure is in place or included as part of the planning for Special Housing Areas developed as part of the Housing Accord with central government

The governing body

Support for regional events (development and delivery) and economic development within the Manurewa Local Board area

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

Continue support for Te Mahia rail station to remain open, and the Mayor's intention that no station on the southern line should be closed

Auckland Transport

Support the need for urgent solutions to anticipated congestion at level crossings on Spartan Road, Manuroa Road, Taka Street and Walters Road, ahead of implementation of the public transport plan

Auckland Transport

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Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

During 2014/2015 we'll continue community planting and clean-ups across the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki area. Our local board agreement provides funding for specific projects in the Manukau Harbour, the Panmure Basin and Tāmaki Estuary. This funding will enable research and direct interventions to improve water quality. Looking after our environment, another key priority of the local board plan, is closely aligned to our cleaner waterways initiatives. Investment in ecological restoration initiatives across the local board areas and the Onehunga Foreshore restoration are two projects to be funded in this agreement.

Easy, connected and safe public transport, cycling and walking is another key area this coming year. We advocated to the governing body to create a regional fund to resource the delivery of 'Greenways' across the region. The local board's Greenways Plan identifies the opportunities for walking, cycling and ecological corridors across Maungakiekie-Tāmaki to enable people to connect where they live, work and play.

Community facilities are a key centre for our community and during 2014/2015 we will continue construction of the Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre for Youth, as well as funding to support its operation. Our agreement also provides funding for a specific programme of financial, governance and other support for community groups and organisations.

Good quality and affordable housing is a key priority which was strongly supported during consultation with our communities during the formation of the local board plan. The Annual Plan 2014/2015, which this agreement forms part of, includes an extra $1.6 million funding for the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company to enable it to deliver on its programme to improve housing quality and provision in the Tāmaki area. The local board also commits in this agreement to continue the innovative voluntary warrant of fitness scheme for private rental accommodation, collaborating with landlords, tenants, central government agencies and others.

Finally, in the area of economic development, this plan contains two major projects. The first, Youth Connections, is the continuation of a two year programme collaborating with businesses, schools, training and educational providers and other key stakeholders to address high youth unemployment. The second project is funding for a new economic development initiative in the area, to be developed in conjunction with major stakeholders in the area.

Simon Randall

Chairperson, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

 

About the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki area

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki covers the southeastern part of the isthmus, bounded by the Manukau Harbour and Tāmaki Estuary. It includes the suburbs of Glen Innes, Mt Wellington, Onehunga, Oranga, Panmure, Penrose, Pt England, Riverside, Royal Oak and Te Papapa. It is a rapidly growing and changing area, with Onehunga and Tāmaki identified as priority areas for future regional growth and Sylvia Park identified as a strategic metropolitan centre within Auckland.

The area's population is one of the most diverse in the region. It is also relatively young, with many young families. Our area has a richness of community action through local marae, community and recreation groups, social service providers, churches, schools and networks.

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki's natural and physical heritage is equally diverse. The area is geologically and archaeologically significant and was important for Māori, European and Chinese settlement. The largest historic Pa site in Auckland is within the board's area. Important cultural heritage sites remain, including the Fencible settlements in Panmure and Onehunga and a historic portage route (Te Tō Waka) between the Manukau Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. The area has a number of significant natural features, including volcanic features, coastline, streams, lava caves and open spaces. Mutukaroa-Hamlins Hill is the largest non-volcanic hill on the isthmus. The area is also home to the regional facility of Mt Smart Stadium.

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki is a key employment area for the Auckland region. It is a hub for manufacturing, bulk storage and distribution, containing the industrial areas of Mt Wellington, Onehunga, Penrose, and Westfield. It is also an important area for retail, including Sylvia Park and the town centres of Glen Innes, Onehunga, Panmure and Royal Oak.

A number of significant transport routes, and important water, electricity and gas infrastructure run through the area.

For more detailed information about the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki area please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/maungakiekietamaki

Local board plan priorities

Our priorities are set out in our local board plan and form the basis for this local board agreement. These priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

 

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume One of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers local libraries located within the local board area. Libraries are located at Onehunga, Glen Innes and Panmure.

We plan to spend $2.3 million operating expenditure (opex) and $128,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our key focus continues to be the ongoing renewal of our library facilities in Onehunga, Glen Innes and Panmure as well as the maintaining the current level of operations and access enjoyed by the community.

These initiatives support the 'Our community spaces work for us' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming, and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

 

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

92%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

9.1

9.0

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

49.8

42.4

 

 

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes. Local examples of community facilities include responsibility for seven community centres and halls, Dunkirk Road Activity Centre, Fergusson Hall, Glen Innes Community Hall, Onehunga Community Centre, Oranga Community Centre, Panmure Community Hall and Riverside (Taha Awa) Community Centre.

We plan to spend $1.8 million operating expenditure (opex) and $214,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our key focus continues to be maintaining the current level of operations and access enjoyed by the community. The board has decided not to apply inflation to the venue hire fees for the facilities.

These initiatives support the 'Our community spaces work for us' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community wellbeing

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

56%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

45%

90%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

81%

80%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

46%

47%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

86%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

34%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives and local events. Local events in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board include local Christmas events and ANZAC commemorations.

We plan to spend $1.6 million operating expenditure (opex) and $6.4 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include the completion of the Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre for Youth.

This initiative supports the 'Our community spaces work for us' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

 

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

72%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

199

199

 

Local parks services

This group of activities covers local parks located within the local board area. Within the board area there are approximately 119 local parks covering 227 hectares, including Pt England Reserve, Panmure Basin, Waikaraka Park and Onehunga Bay Reserve.

We plan to spend $9.0 million operating expenditure (opex) and $7.5 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include the completion of the Onehunga Bay foreshore upgrade ($3.3 million), development of the Sir Woolf Fisher Park and continuing the renewal of our parks and sportsfields. A continued focus is the allocation of $500,000 of local improvement capital projects and $200,000 of operational programmes and projects.

These initiatives support the 'Looking after our environment', 'Clean waterways and harbours' and 'Our community spaces work for us' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

69%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

69%

75%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

90%

85%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

491

522

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

96%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and initiatives. Recreation centre facilities include Glen Innes Aquatic Centre, Lagoon Leisure and Fitness Centre, Onehunga War Memorial Pool, Sir William Jordan Recreation Centre, and Tāmaki Recreation Centre.

We plan to spend $1.5 million operating expenditure (opex) and $1.3 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our key focus continues to be maintaining the current level of operations and access enjoyed by the community.

These initiatives support the 'Our community spaces work for us' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with swimming pool facilities and programmes overall

84%

85%

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

85%

85%

Average number of visits to swimming pools per capita

7.51

7.6

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

6.75

6.85

 

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning, and local street environment and town centres. The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation and support the business improvement district (BID) programme executive boards, including Glen Innes Business Association, Onehunga Business Association, and Panmure Business Association. The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board is responsible for keeping streetscapes and town centres tidy and free of rubbish and ensuring they provide a welcoming environment. Note that the service levels for regional and principal town centres will be met from budgets held by the governing body, in this case Sylvia Park and Onehunga town centres.

We plan to spend $2.3 million operating expenditure (opex) and $1.8 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is the completion of the Upper Onehunga Mall upgrade.

This initiative supports the 'Thriving businesses and good jobs for our people' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligations

 

100%

100%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

45%

65%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

36%

60%

Percentage of agreed street environment upgrade programmes and initiatives completed on time and within budget

0 (2)

80%

Notes:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

2. There were no agreed street environment upgrades in this local board area in 2012/2013.

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $167,000 operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus continues to be projects and programmes towards ongoing ecological restoration and water quality improvement in the Manukau Harbour and the Tāmaki Estuary.

These initiatives support the 'Clean waterways and harbours' and 'Looking after our environment' priorities in our local board plan.

 
Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

7

8

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

0

0

 

Local governance

This group of activities covers local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities. As part of its governance role, the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board will continue to engage with and develop good relationships with its local communities. The local board also undertakes citizenship ceremonies.

We plan to spend $1.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our key focus continues to be improving engagement with our community to enhance our decision making.

These initiatives support all of the priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

23%

50%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

9% (1)

50%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

 

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

     

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

195

0

195

 Local arts and culture facilities

1,100

0

1,100

 Local events

266

0

266

Total local arts, culture and events services

1,561

0

1,561

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

167

0

167

Total local built and natural environment

167

0

167

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

456

0

456

 Local community facilities

1,346

438

908

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

1,802

438

1,364

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

1,187

0

1,187

 Local street environment and town centres

1,139

0

1,139

Total local economic development

2,326

0

2,326

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,402

19

1,383

Total local governance

1,402

19

1,383

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

2,295

106

2,189

Total local libraries

2,295

106

2,189

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

9,031

47

8,984

Total local parks services

9,031

47

8,984

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

1,465

0

1,465

Total local recreation services

1,465

0

1,465

       

Total operating expenditure allocated

20,049

610

19,439

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

21,841

464

21,377

Budget 2014

20,880

488

20,392

 

 

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

     

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

38

0

38

 Local arts and culture facilities

6,403

0

6,403

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

6,441

0

6,441

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

0

0

0

Total local built and natural environment

0

0

0

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

214

0

214

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

214

0

214

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

1,752

0

1,752

Total local economic development

1,752

0

1,752

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

15

0

15

Total local governance

15

0

15

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

128

0

128

Total local libraries

128

0

128

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

7,497

0

7,497

Total local parks services

7,497

0

7,497

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

1,349

0

1,349

Total local recreation services

1,349

0

1,349

       

Total capital expenditure allocated

17,396

0

17,396

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

6,918

0

6,918

Budget 2014

16,418

5,849

10,569

 

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Simon Randall (Chair)

7-13 Pilkington Road

Panmure

Auckland

1072

Ph: (021) 286 7999

E: simon.randall@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Chris Makoare (Deputy Chair)

7-13 Pilkington Road

Panmure

Auckland

1072

Ph: (021) 0206 2990

E: chris.makoare@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Josephine Bartley

34 Castledine Crescent

Glen Innes

Auckland

1072

Ph: (021) 287 5599

E: josephine.bartley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Brett Clark

7-13 Pilkington Road

Panmure

Auckland

1072

Ph: (027) 252 7543

E: brett.clark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Bridget Graham

7-13 Pilkington Road

Panmure

Auckland

1072

Ph: (021) 284 0840

E: bridget.graham@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Obed Unasa

6 Kiernan Place

Kelston

West Auckland

1072

Ph: (0221) 530 834

E: obed.unasa@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Alan Verrall

14 Harding Ave

Mt Wellington

Auckland

1072

Ph: (021) 069 1547

E: alan.verrall@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 09 570 3840

Physical: 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure (beside Panmure Library)

Postal: Private Bag 92300, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142

Email: maungakiekie.tamakiboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/MTLB

Facebook: www.facebook.com/maungakiekietamaki

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre for Youth

6,403

Public art programme

38

Total Local arts, culture and events services

6,441

   

Local community services

 

Community facility renewals

214

Total Local community services

214

   

Local economic development

 

Upgrade (Upper Onehunga Mall)

1,752

Total Local economic development

1,752

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Total Local governance

15

   

Local libraries

 

Library furniture and fitting renewals

50

Local library renewals

78

Total Local libraries

128

   

Local parks services

 

Foreshore upgrade (Onehunga Bay)

3,352

Jubilee bridge repairs

150

Local improvement projects (LIPS)

584

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

350

Local park playspace renewals

675

Local park public convenience renewals

244

Local park structure renewals

44

Local park utility renewals

59

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

118

Sports park furniture and fixture renewals

160

Sports park structure renewals

43

Sports park utility renewals

97

Sports park walkway and cycleway renewals

59

Sportsfield capacity

690

Sportsfield renewals

769

Sportspark development (Waikaraka Park)

102

Total Local parks services

7,497

   

Local recreation services

 

Aquatic facility building renewals

620

Aquatic facility equipment renewals

543

Recreational facilities building renewals

81

Recreational facilities equipment renewals

105

Total Local recreation services

1,349

   

TOTAL MAUNGAKIEKIE- Tāmaki

17,395

 

Appendix Two: Advocacy areas for 2014/2015

Initiative

Advocating to

Ensure appropriate built and social infrastructure is delivered in the identified growth areas of Onehunga and Tāmaki town centres and suburban areas and Sylvia Park/Mt Wellington metropolitan centre

The governing body

Deliver earliest possible completion of work on the regional network of pools including but not restricted to:

  • robust analysis of existing assets, their current condition and any reasonably expected maintenance and renewal works required over their lifetime

  • identification of current and future gaps in provision for learn-to-swim users, informal family play and training venues for competitive swimmers of varying lengths including 50 metres

  • officer advice regarding covering and heating of any existing outdoor pools including those at the Lagoon Leisure Centre and Onehunga War Memorial Pool

  • funding and timing requirements to fill these gaps

The governing body

Ensure ongoing involvement of the Maungakiekie- Tāmaki Local Board with the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company, in a meaningful way that recognises, affirms and supports the Board's role as elected representatives with responsibilities for local place-shaping and decision making and as key advocates for their local communities

Other

Improve water quality of the Manukau Harbour and Tāmaki Estuary, and that the multi-objective, multi-party marine spatial plan for the whole Manukau Harbour is prepared in this term as opposed to 2017 as stated in the Auckland Plan

The governing body

Expedite the timing for the city-wide gaming machines policy and ensure that the city-wide policy include a sinking lid policy

The governing body

Act as a catalyst developer to ensure good quality development occurs in key growth areas

Auckland Council Property Ltd.

Work to improve outcomes from residential and commercial development

Auckland Council Property Ltd.

Ensure community input is reflected in decisions on, and detailed design of, the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) project

Auckland Transport

Deliver Onehunga precinct plan transport improvements, and investigation of better connections between the South Eastern Highway, State Highway 1 and State Highway 20

Auckland Transport

Progress a walkway and cycleway network across Maungakiekie- Tāmaki and linkages beyond, including the planning and construction of the Tāmaki Estuary walkway / cycleway

Auckland Transport

Onehunga precinct plan wastewater improvements

Watercare

Ensure the significance of Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) to the people of Auckland, and in particular mana whenua, is recognised

The governing body

Develop a regional approach to address the wider regional issues of erosion along the coastal margins within Auckland Regional and also for the maintenance and repair of seawalls, rip rap and other erosion reducing devices. Put in a capital fund to support a regional approach recognising that erosion within the local board area is related to regional issues

The governing body

Work with Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki and Ngāti Whātua Orākei with a view to better understand and safeguard Mokoia pā, a significant site for Māori and New Zealand. Ensure that this occurs before AMETI Panmure package 2 is notified

Auckland Transport

Development of a regional capital fund to implement greenways networks. The local board has adopted a greenways plan which aims to greatly improve walking, cycling and ecological connections across the region. The plan defines the long-term greenways network for the area and has thirteen priority sections to deliver the vision. Delivery is dependent on funding which is currently unable to be met from current allocations

The governing body

Support Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust regional funding of $250,000 per year to support newcomers and migrant communities in Auckland

The governing body

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Orākei Local Board

Message from the Chairperson

The ten suburbs that make up the Orākei Local Board area (Remuera, Orākei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, St Johns, Stonefields, Meadowbank and most of Ellerslie) continue to provide the highest residential rates per household compared to any other local board in Auckland.

We are also one of the most heavily visited parts of Auckland, particularly with our popular northern beaches, nature reserves, wetlands and heavily used sports fields. Although there is regional investment, the budgeted investment back to our local area from the Mayor and councillors is 17 per cent of our annual rates payments. 

Orākei ratepayers on average traditionally pay double the average rates increases set by the Mayor and the governing body. Our advocacy for a higher Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC), which would lower our rates and be more equitable for all Auckland, is also something we believe needs to be implemented. This charge and the general rate, funds the general operations of the council including transport, stormwater, parks and libraries.

Whilst our average rates increases have been significantly higher than the regional rates increases over the first term of the new Auckland Council, our service levels have dropped in some areas. We used to have our berms mowed and bins cleared more often than they are now - in fact we have even had some rubbish bins removed from sites that have proved popular for many years.

The decision making responsibility of a local board is significant. We are responsible for your local parks, playgrounds, sportsfields, beach usage, residential and community groups, your town and local centres, and the development of community assets such as walkways and recreational facilities, leases, and local board led masterplans. We also represent the community's interest on key planning and by-law matters, and provide significant advocacy to council-controlled organisations such as Auckland Transport, and of course to the governing body (Mayor and councillors). However, the super city changes envisaged greater responsibility for local boards than has been realised. We will work with our local board colleagues across Auckland to gain a stronger role and decision-making responsibility for local boards.

Where appropriate, we are also committed to making savings wherever we can. We are also concerned that any savings we make are not retained by the board to deliver additional programmes and projects for local residents and we support a change to the policy to ensure that any savings remain within the board's budget envelope.

Our key focus areas for 2014/2015 are as follows:

You have our assurance that the board will continue to advocate on your behalf, demanding a fairer return on your rates contribution and working tirelessly to achieve the right outcomes for Orākei within the tight fiscal envelope provided to us by the governing body.

Thank you in advance for your support and feedback.

Desley Simpson, JP

Chairperson, Orākei Local Board

 

About the Orākei area

Orākei contains some of the most beautiful and frequently used natural features in Auckland. Tāmaki Drive is an internationally regarded coastal access-way. Our sports parks are heavily used by people across the region and most major sporting codes are represented in our local board area. Our tourism attractions, such as Tāmaki Drive, Bastion Point, Kelly Tarlton's and the Orākei Basin, attract many local and international visitors and our beaches are classified as among the most popular in the region. Our residents live among green leafy streets and suburbs, vibrant and distinctive local villages, beautiful coasts, beaches and well-used parks.

We have striking volcanic features, and significant nature, bush and biodiversity areas including New Zealand's largest urban wetland (Waiatarua Reserve). Orākei is home to many of Auckland's town and local centres.

We are proud of our distinctive local villages and business districts, and of the role we play in providing beaches, reserves, and quality playing fields for so much of Auckland and our visitors together with the role our educational, health and sporting centres play, both locally and regionally.

The Orākei Local Board area includes the suburbs of Orākei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, Stonefields, St Johns, Meadowbank, Remuera and the majority of Ellerslie. We recognise the special place of the iwi of our ward, including Ngāti Whātua Orākei, which has its home in Orākei.

For more detailed information about the Orākei area, please refer to: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Orakei

 

Local board plan priorities

In 2011, our residents and ratepayers helped shape a vision for Orākei, which focused on our ratepayers' rights, better transport, coordinated planning for Tāmaki Drive, investing in our communities and sportsfields, maintaining our local character and providing places to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

With your help, these aspirations and priorities formed the basis of the first Orākei Local Board Plan, which was adopted in October 2011. The board received over 2500 submissions on the plan - the highest number of the 21 local boards - reflecting a strong and engaged community and enabled the provision of a clear mandate for the local board.

As we enter the third and final year of the Orākei Local Board Plan, the local board looks forward to finishing what we started, providing a strong platform for the next three year planning round.

Our priorities are set out in our local board plan and form the basis for this local board agreement. Our priorities are:

Our key initiatives and projects for each group of local activity are set out in our local board agreement for 2014/2015. These initiatives support the priorities in our local board plan, which reflect the aspirations and priorities of our communities.

 

Orākei Local Board Agreement

Scope of activities

Allocated non-regulatory activities: The Orākei Local Board has the allocated non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of Auckland Councils Long-term Plan 2012-2022 (LTP).

Delegated regulatory activities: The governing body has delegated the regulatory activities to the Orākei Local Board set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Other statutory activities: As well, the local board has been given a number of other responsibilities directly by legislation. These include community engagement, preparing local board plans, monitoring local board agreements, proposing local bylaws, and advocacy on behalf of the local community.

Local activities

The following section sets out the local activities, including projects and initiatives that the local board will undertake in 2014/2015.

The tables describe the levels of service associated with the group of activities and the relevant performance measures used to assess delivery. The actual figures illustrate the recent performance for the 2012/2013 financial year. The target figures show the intended level of service provision for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The consolidated actuals and targets for these activities for the region are shown in Volume 1 of this annual plan. Local boards do not have full control over service delivery and performance measures should be read in conjunction with the decision-making allocation for non-regulatory activities set out in Volume Three of the LTP.

Local library services

This group of activities covers the local libraries located within the local board area. Libraries are located at Remuera and St Heliers and we are also served by the mobile library.

In 2014/2015, we plan to spend $1.8 million operating expenditure (opex) and $27,000 capital expenditure (capex) on maintenance and operations for our libraries. We will review library opening hours, services offered, and investigate facility improvement opportunities at the Remuera and St Heliers libraries.

Our local library initiatives support the 'Investing in our communities and maintaining our local character' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local library services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe, welcoming and accessible library facilities for customers to access library services

Percentage of customers satisfied with overall services provided by libraries

93%

90%

Average number of library visits per capita

7.3

8.0

Total library building floor space per 1,000 residents (m2)

15.7

13.4

 

 

Local community services

This group of activities covers local community facilities, local community development initiatives and local community safety programmes. Local examples of community facilities in the Orākei Local Board area include: Ellerslie War Memorial Hall, Glendowie Community Hall, Leicester Hall, Meadowbank Community Centre, Orākei Community Centre, and St Heliers Church and Community Centre.

We plan to spend $1.2 million operating expenditure (opex) and $145,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

Our focus is on operational support for community centres and halls, building and furniture renewals and allocating community grants to community groups and five resident associations.

These initiatives support the 'Investing in our communities and maintaining our local character' and 'Places to relax and enjoy the outdoors' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local community services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide local community development resources, funds and programmes that build community well-being

Percentage of community funding applicants satisfied with information, assistance and advice provided

69%

75%

Percentage of community funding/grant recipients meeting grant obligations

57%

90%

Provide community halls, centres and houses that meet the recreational and social needs of the local community

 

Percentage of users satisfied with community centres and community houses

97%

80%

Percentage of available time community centres and halls are used (actual hours used compared to hours available)

39%

50%

Improve community safety through delivery of programmes and initiatives with partner organisations and the community

 

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe in the day time

95%

85%

Percentage of respondents who perceive that their neighbourhood is reasonably safe at night time

59%

55%

Local arts, culture and events services

This group of activities covers local arts and culture facilities, local arts and culture initiatives, and local events. Local events in the Orākei Local Board area include Winter Splash, Christmas Carols on the Green, and ANZAC Day and World War I commemorations.

We plan to spend $397,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $65,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

A key initiative for 2014/2015 will be delivering an entry statement along Tāmaki Drive (e.g. at the entrance to Mission Bay) that seeks to integrate key concepts from the Orākei Public Art Plan and Tāmaki Drive Master Plan.

These initiatives support the 'Investing in our communities and maintaining our local character', 'Places to relax and enjoy the outdoors' and 'Coordinated planning decisions for Tāmaki Drive' priorities in our local board plan.

 
Levels of service

Our local arts, culture and events services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Deliver and facilitate events that meet local community needs

Percentage of attendees satisfied with council provided local events overall

72%

85%

Estimated number of attendees at council delivered and funded local events per 1,000 residents

15

15

Local parks services

This group of activities covers the local parks located within the Orākei Local Board area. There are approximately 130 local parks covering 343 hectares, or 18 per cent of the Orākei Local Board area, including Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve, Maungarei Wetlands in Stonefields and 10 public sports parks.

We plan to spend $11.4 million operating expenditure (opex) and $8.9 million capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

 

Our focus is on investment in sportsfields and the development of new walkways to enhance passive and active recreation opportunities.

The key initiatives for 2014/2015 include:

These initiatives support the 'Sportsfields that meet our needs', 'Places to relax and enjoy the outdoors', 'Investing in our communities and maintaining our local character' and 'Providing better transport options' priorities in our local board plan.

 
Levels of service 

Our local parks services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop and maintain local park network to cater for community needs

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with the provision (location and distribution) of local parks and reserves

83%

85%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality of parks, reserves, sports fields and beaches

83%

85%

Percentage of residents who visited a local park or reserve in last 12 months

95%

85%

The playing capacity of sports fields (playing hours per week)

418

465

Percentage of local parks and reserves maintenance standards achieved as per contractual requirements

98%

98%

Local recreation services

This group of activities covers local recreation facilities and initiatives.

We plan to spend $418,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $21,000 capital expenditure (capex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

 

Our focus is on continuing to provide operational support for organisations and facilities that provide valued recreation services to the community, such as the ASB Stadium and the Ellerslie Recreation Centre.

These initiatives support the 'Investing in our communities and maintaining our local character' priority in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local recreation services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide safe and accessible facilities and programmes that support recreation and leisure activities

 

Percentage customers satisfied with recreation centre facilities and programmes overall (excluding swimming pools)

84%

 

85%

Average number of visits to recreation facilities (excluding swimming pools) per capita

1.8

 

1.9

Local economic development

This group of activities covers local business area planning, and local street environment and town centres.

The Orākei Local Board has an influence on local developments and infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities for local businesses and industries in the area. It also provides political representation and support to local business improvement district (BID) programme executive boards, including Ellerslie, Remuera and St Heliers. The Orākei Local Board helps maintain the streetscape and town centres so that they are tidy, free of rubbish and provide a welcoming environment.

We plan to spend $2.2 million operating expenditure (opex) on these activities in 2014/2015.

 

Our focus is on continued investment and support of local economic development via the Orākei Economic Development Plan. The board will also continue to promote political representation and support to local Business Improvement District (BID) programme executive boards, including Ellerslie, Remuera and St Heliers.

These initiatives support the 'Being efficient and protecting our ratepayers' rights', 'Investing in our communities and maintaining our local character' and 'Places to relax and enjoy the outdoors' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local economic development services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Develop local business precincts and town centres as great places to do business

 

Percentage of Business Associations meeting their Business Improvement District (BID) Partnership Programme obligation

100%

85%

Develop and maintain safe, clean and vibrant commercial town centres and street environments

 

Percentage of residents satisfied with cleanliness of their local town centre

77%

75%

Percentage of residents satisfied with the quality and maintenance of the street environment (1)

67%

65%

Note:

1. For the purpose of this measure, street environment refers to the trees and gardens.

 

Local built and natural environment

This group of activities covers local environment and heritage protection.

We plan to spend $8,000 operating expenditure (opex) and $49,000 capital expenditure (capex) on this activity in 2014/2015.

 

A key initiative for 2014/2015 is the support for local environment and heritage.

This initiative supports the 'Investing in our communities and maintaining our local character' and 'Places to relax and enjoy the outdoors' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local built and natural environment services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Provide leadership and support to protect and conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage

 

Number of environmental programmes led or supported

1

1

Number of environmental programmes with Māori participation

1

1

Local governance

This group of activities covers the local planning, policy and governance activities of the local board, including development of local board plans and local bylaws. As part of its governance role, the Orākei Local Board will continue to engage with and develop good relationships with its local communities, including our youth. The local board also undertakes citizenship ceremonies jointly with the other central isthmus local boards.

 

The local board receives strategic and policy advice, as well as democracy, community engagement and administrative support. This enables local board members to represent their communities, deliver effective local leadership and make informed decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.

We plan to spend $1.3 million operating expenditure (opex) and $15,000 capital expenditure (capex) in 2014/2015.

Our focus is community engagement on the Unitary Plan, the Orākei Local Board Plan 2014 and a review of dog bylaws.

These initiatives support the 'Investing in our communities and maintaining our local character' and 'Being efficient and protecting our ratepayers' rights' priorities in our local board plan.

Levels of service

Our local governance services will be undertaken in accordance with the following levels of service.

Level of service

Measures

Actual (2012/2013)

Target (2014/2015)

Ensure the community can participate and contribute to local board decision-making

 

Percentage of residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

32%

40%

Percentage of Māori residents who feel they can participate in local board decision-making

26% (1)

40%

Percentage compliance with statutory requirements for publishing agendas and minutes for local board meetings (2)

100%

100%

Notes:

1. The actual result is based on a very small sample size which has led to an inconclusive result.

2. As per statutory requirements, agendas must be made available two full working days prior to the advertised meeting.

 

Expenditure for 2014/2015

A summary of expenditure for Orākei Local Board area for 2014/2015 is shown below.

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

     

OPERATING EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

165

0

165

 Local arts and culture facilities

0

0

0

 Local events

232

0

232

Total local arts, culture and events services

397

0

397

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

8

0

8

Total local built and natural environment

8

0

8

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

274

0

274

 Local community facilities

943

149

794

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

1,217

149

1,068

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

775

0

775

 Local street environment and town centres

1,418

0

1,418

Total local economic development

2,193

0

2,193

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

1,295

15

1,280

Total local governance

1,295

15

1,280

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

1,818

21

1,797

Total local libraries

1,818

21

1,797

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

11,434

555

10,879

Total local parks services

11,434

555

10,879

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

418

0

418

Total local recreation services

418

0

418

       

Total operating expenditure allocated

18,780

740

18,040

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

18,001

227

17,774

Budget 2014

17,892

832

17,060

 

 

$000

Gross expenditure

Direct revenue

Net expenditure

Financial year ending 30 June

     

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

     
       

Local arts, culture and events services

     

 Local arts and culture initiatives

65

0

65

 Local arts and culture facilities

0

0

0

 Local events

0

0

0

Total local arts, culture and events services

65

0

65

       

Local built and natural environment

     

 Local environment and heritage protection

49

0

49

Total local built and natural environment

49

0

49

       

Local community services

     

 Local community development initiatives

0

0

0

 Local community facilities

145

0

145

 Local community safety initiatives

0

0

0

Total local community services

145

0

145

       

Local economic development

     

 Local business area planning and development

0

0

0

 Local street environment and town centres

0

0

0

Total local economic development

0

0

0

       

Local governance

     

 Local planning, policy and governance

15

0

15

Total local governance

15

0

15

       

Local libraries

     

 Local library facilities and services

27

0

27

Total local libraries

27

0

27

       

Local parks services

     

 Local parks

8,901

0

8,901

Total local parks services

8,901

0

8,901

       

Local recreation services

     

 Local recreation initiatives and facilities

21

0

21

Total local recreation services

21

0

21

       

Total capital expenditure allocated

9,223

0

9,223

       

Compared to:

     

Long-term plan 2015

5,980

0

5,980

Budget 2014

5,123

0

5,123

 

Contacting your local board

Local boards have been established to enable local representation and decision-making on behalf of local communities. You are encouraged to contact your elected members to have your say on matters that are important to your community.

Desley Simpson, JP (Chair)

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre

35 St Johns Road

Meadowbank

Auckland 1072

Ph: (09) 521 7021or (021) 971 786

E: desley.simpson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Kit Parkinson

Deputy 1 Oct 2015 - term end

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre

35 St Johns Road

Meadowbank

Auckland 1072

Ph: (027) 274 9688

E: kit.parkinson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Colin Davis, JP

Deputy 1 Oct 2014 - 30 Sept 2015

60 Sayegh Street,

St Heliers

Auckland 1071

Ph: (09) 575 5265 or (09) 521 7021

E:mailto:colin.davis@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Mark Thomas

Deputy 4 Nov 2013 - 30 Sept 2014

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre

 35 St Johns Road

Meadowbank

Auckland 1072

Ph: (09) 521 7021 or (021) 417 416

E:mailto:mark.thomas@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Ken Baguley

23a Kenny Road,

Remuera

Auckland 1050

Ph: (09) 520 1638 or (027) 246 0615

E:mailto:ken.baguley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Troy Churton

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre

35 St Johns Road

Meadowbank

Auckland 1072

Ph: (09) 375 6386 or (09) 521 7021

E: troy.churton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Kate Cooke

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre

35 St Johns Road

Meadowbank

Auckland 1072

Ph: (09) 521 0357 or (021) 287 2666

E: kate.cooke@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

The board can be contacted at the address below:

Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre

35 St. Johns Road

Meadowbank

Auckland 1072

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OrakeiLB

For general enquiries, assistance and information, phone 09 301 0101 any time or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Local board meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the Auckland Council website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz > About council > Meetings and agendas

 

Appendix One: Capital projects list for 2014/2015

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local arts, culture and events services

 

Steps (Mission Bay)

65

Total Local arts, culture and events services

65

   

Local built and natural environment

 

Lighting heritage features (St Heliers/Remuera )

49

Total Local built and natural environment

49

   

Local community services

 

Community facility renewals

145

Total Local community services

145

   

Local governance

 

Local board IT hardware (staff)

15

Total Local governance

15

   

Local libraries

 

Local library renewals

27

Total Local libraries

27

   

Local parks services

 

Coastal walkway network

165

Entrance and pathways (Crossfield Reserve)

10

Local park coastal structures renewals

12

Local park furniture and fixture renewals

708

Local park playspace renewals

508

Local park public convenience renewals

375

Local park structure renewals

9

Local park utility renewals

62

Local park walkway and cycleway renewals

62

Open space redevelopment (Stonefields)

1,145

Open space, boardwalk, pontoon and carpark upgrade (Orākei Basin)

322

Park signage

21

Playground and paved seating area (Glover Park)

211

Recreation improvements (Madills Farm)

31

Sand fields (Shore Rd/Crossfield Reserve) and lights (Glover Park)

1,519

Seating, pathway and picnic area (Glover Park)

10

Small local improvement projects (SLIPS)

483

Sports park furniture and fixture renewals

60

Sports park structure renewals

16

Sports park utility renewals

153

Sports park walkway and cycleway renewals

102

Sportsfield development (Michaels Ave Reserve)

1,715

Sportsfield renewals

482

Stream works (Madills Farm)

302

Training lights (Crossfield reserve)

168

Urban design - non road corridor (eg Meadowbank)

10

Walkway, foreshore armouring and retaining walls (Orākei Basin)

242

Total Local parks services

8,901

   
 

 

$000
Financial year ending 30 June

Annual Plan
2014/2015

Local recreation services

 

Recreational facilities building renewals

21

Total Local recreation services

21

   

TOTAL ORĀKEI

9,223

 

Appendix Two: Orākei Local Board Advocacy Areas for 2014/2015

Initiative

Advocate to

Meadowbank Community Centre: advocate to the governing body to bring forward to 2014/2015 the funds for the Meadowbank Community Centre redevelopment (currently planned for 2016/2017)

The governing body

New clubrooms: advocate to the governing body to assist with co-funding of upgrading, extending and building new clubrooms at Madills Farm, Michaels Ave Reserve and Ellerslie Domain

The governing body

Hobson Bay Action Plan: advocate to the governing body to support the delivery of projects from the Hobson Bay Action Plan, particularly investigate options to control tidal flow into Hobson Bay (under the rail line) to enable retention and improved flushing of the Bay, in order to enhance water quality and provide for a wider range of recreations opportunities to take place (A Hobson Bay Action Plan initiative)

The governing body

The Landing Concept Plan: advocate to the governing body to support the delivery of projects that will facilitate future development of the site, consistent with the concept plan (A Tāmaki Drive Masterplan Initiative)

The governing body

Maintaining services: advocate to the governing body to reinstate roadside berm mowing services for those who want it and compensate everyone else

The governing body

Maintaining services: advocate to the governing body to reinstate a single street coordinator to liaise directly with town centre managers and business associations to bring service levels back to improved and acceptable levels

The governing body

Heritage Assessments: advocate to the governing body for additional funding to carry out heritage assessments for pre and post-1944 built areas within the Orākei Local Board area, for inclusion in the Auckland Unitary Plan (e.g. Clonbern Road, Remuera, Lonsdale Stables and other specific areas)

The governing body

Mission Bay Precinct Plan: continue to support the development of the Mission Bay Precinct Plan (including the establishment of a five-year implementation plan), to apply the Tāmaki Drive Masterplan's vision and key moves to the Mission Bay area (A Tāmaki Drive Masterplan initiative)

The governing body

WWI centenary: advocate to the governing body for funding for local board WWI centenary commemoration events and activities, such as the restoration of searchlights emplacements along Tāmaki Drive that recognise the sacrifice of New Zealanders during the WWI and projects that increase understanding of the impact of the war on New Zealanders

The governing body

Stonefields Heritage Trail: advocate to the governing body for additional funding to complete the Stonefields Heritage Trail

The governing body

St Heliers Library extension/new carpark: progress discussions with Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL) on the expected library expansion and additional car parking opportunities (A Tāmaki Drive Masterplan initiative)

The governing body

Open space acquisition: identify suitable open spaces within the Orākei Local Board areas which are short of flat or multi-usable local parks and advocate to the governing body for additional funds for acquisition, as part of the open space framework, (e.g. Remuera-Rawhiti Bowling Club)

The governing body

Daylighting watercourses at Okahu bay: support Ngāti Whātua Orākei Reserves Board to daylight watercourses at Okahu bay, as part of the Okahu Bay Catchment Ecological Restoration Plan (A Tāmaki Drive Masterplan initiative)

The governing body

Rainwater tanks: advocate to the governing body for the introduction of incentives or funding for rainwater tanks for private properties as the Unitary Plan is supporting and encouraging water sensitive design

The governing body

Remuera CAB: advocate to the governing body for funding to upgrade and improve the existing Citizens Advice Bureau and Plunket facilities

The governing body

Tāmaki Drive seaward promenade (board walk): advocate to the governing body for  investment along Tāmaki Drive to separate pedestrian and casual cyclists by adding a boardwalk (where applicable) on the outside of the seawall; and/or upgrading and widening the existing footpath to enable a two way cycling path covering the following areas (to be completed by 2019).

  • Solent Street to Ngapipi Road bridge boardwalk

  • Ngapipi Road bridge add-on to bridge

  • Ngapipi/Tāmaki Drive intersection tied in with intersection RAB or lights

  • Ngapipi to The Landing boardwalk

  • Around "The Landing" - seaward side footpath to become a cycleway

  • The Landing to Okahu Bay boardwalk

  • Okahu Bay - walkway at top of the beach to become a cycleway

  • Okahu Bay to Orākei Wharf - road to be marked to identify separate walkway and cycleway

  • Point at Orākei Wharf - road to be remodelled to smooth out bend and create space for separated walkway and cycleway

  • Orākei Wharf to Tāmaki Yacht Club boardwalk with promontories with 100 metres of concrete steps incorporated in boardwalk.

  • Tāmaki Yacht Club to Mission Bay boardwalk

  • Mission Bay to Kohimarama boardwalk

  • Kohimarama - walkway at top of beach to become a cycleway

  • Kohimarama to St Heliers boardwalk

  • St Heliers - walkway at top of beach to become a cycleway

  • Pt Resolution Bridge - widen the bridge to improve safety and traffic flow along Tāmaki Drive

  • Tāmaki Drive - raise the road between Teal Park and Ngapipi Bridge to address flooding issues

The governing body/Auckland Transport

Transport Capital Funding: advocate to Auckland Transport and the governing body to enable the Auckland Transport Capital Fund to be allocated outside the transport corridor, where there is clear benefit in terms of supporting alternate means of transport, i.e. walking, cycling

The governing body/Auckland Transport

Parking improvements: ensure that the $3 million allocated by Auckland City Council to develop the Clonbern carpark is spent on alleviating parking constraints within the Remuera area

Auckland Transport

Hapimana beach restoration: support Ngāti Whātua Orākei to restore the beach at lower Hapimana Street (Tāmaki Drive), and advocate to Auckland Transport to create a safe access route across Tāmaki Drive from Hapimana street (A Tāmaki Drive Masterplan initiative)

Auckland Transport

Pourewa valley walkway/cycleway links: advocate to Auckland Transport to develop a walkway/cycleway connecting the Meadowbank station with the Gowing Drive area, adjacent to the railway line, as stage one of a link up the Pourewa valley. Other walkway stages include:

  • A walkway/cycleway connecting the path at the bottom of the Purewa Cemetery, with roadways servicing Tahapa Reserves and Meadowbank Station to be included in Auckland Transport's annual plan for 2014/2015

  • A walkway/cycleway connecting intersection at St Heliers Bay Road/Kepa Road with Gowing Drive area to be funded from Auckland Transport LTP for 2014-2016

  • Design of the Pourewa (Selwyn) Station, including the feeder road going from the intersection of St Heliers Bay Road/Kepa Road down the valley and back up to Kepa Road next to Selwyn College, with a target of having a new station established by 2019

Auckland Transport

Hobson Bay walkway network: advocate to Auckland Transport to development plans to incorporate walkway links into key Auckland Transport planning documents, to complete a network of walkway/cycleways around Hobson Bay, including a walkway/cycleway connecting Orākei Point with Tāmaki Drive via a boardwalk to be built on the southern side of the rail line (A Hobson Bay Action Plan initiative)

Auckland Transport

Feeder Bus Services: advocate and be pro-actively involved in the development of feeder bus services connecting the residential suburbs in the Orākei Local Board area with the rail system; beginning with funding for a test service to be provided in Auckland Transport's RLTP's for 2014/2015, and ultimately covering the following services:

  • Orākei Station servicing Remuera to west of Orākei Road

  • Orākei Station servicing Remuera to east of Orākei Road

  • Orākei Station servicing Orākei

  • Orākei /Pourewa Station servicing Mission Bay/Kohimarama

  • Orākei /Pourewa Station servicing St Heliers/Glendowie

  • Glen Innes/Pourewa Station servicing Stonefields

  • Ellerslie servicing Ellerslie/Remuera South

(A Tāmaki Drive Masterplan initiative)

Auckland Transport

Parking improvements: advocate to Auckland Transport to investigate and establish robust guidelines and thresholds for assessing parking densities, in order to justify parking buildings being rebuilt/built in Orākei Local Board Business Districts within 10 year LTP budgets, including the following areas:

  • Remuera/Victoria Avenue Shops

  • St Heliers

  • Ellerslie

  • Mission Bay

Auckland Transport

Corridor Management Plans: advocate to Auckland Transport to complete Corridor Management Plans (CMPs), with CMP project funding to be included in the 2014/2015 RLTP, for the following road corridors:

  • Tāmaki Drive/Kepa Road (under development)

  • Ellerslie Panmure Highway

  • Remuera Road

Auckland Transport

Road corridor works: advocate to Auckland Transport to fund essential road corridor works, to be provided in Auckland Transport's LTP for 2014/2015, emanating from the following plans and documents:

  • Plan Change 260 - Orākei Point development