In the interests of transparency and accountability, we’ve started putting our monthly reports to the Board up on this website. As time allows I’ll go back and put the past ones up too. These reports are required for each ordinary business meeting (monthly) and should detail what we’ve been working on since our last report. If there’s anything in a report that you are interested in finding out more about please contact us. We usually speak briefly to our reports at the relevant business meeting. Board members’ reports are normally last on the agenda, so often we don’t get to them until after 8pm at the earliest.
Portfolio: Parks, Open Spaces, and Heritage
Significant points from monthly Board workshops and briefings
Participated in Board workshops (11 April, 18 April)
Participated in local
LTP Hearings process (18 April) and LTP prioritization session (2 May) and LTP deliberations (9 May)
Attended Board business meeting (29 March)
Attended Local Boards Unitary Plan Symposium – 30 March
Portfolio activities for the period 29 March – 9th May
Portfolio areas: Parks & Open Spaces:
Organised and attended site meeting at Akarana Golf Course with Council officers, members of the club, and members of the Keith Hay Park Users group to discuss flooding issues. Agreement on Council plan to remove and continue controlling weeds in the creek. Creek levels will continue to be observed over the winter – 30 March
Organised and facilitated Friends of Molley Green meeting to discuss community planting day, flooding issues, and local aspirations for the park – 31 March
Worked with Residents Association and Council Officers to plan successful Oyster Shell cleanup at Waikowhai Beach. 50 volunteers turned up and 2 large skips of shells were removed – 21 April
Attended Watercare site visit to local parks associated with Central Interceptor project (4 April), and corresponded with Watercare and Council Officers about Board expectations for community access and amenity.
Attended Greenways Network meeting – 4 April
Attended meeting with Ella Kumar and Katrina Morgan about May Road playground upgrade – 12 April
Attended monthly Puketapapa Parks meeting with Council Officers, a wide range of issues covered including progress on local SLIPs projects in parks, Keith Hay Park concept plan, and Manukau Foreshore weed issues – 13 April
Ongoing liaision with local residents in Hillsborough about a large tree on private property.
Site meeting at Turner Reserve with Council Officers to discuss plans for fruit tree planting. Ongoing liaison with local resident who raised the idea. Subsequent discussion about details of the plan and funding options – 14 April
Attended briefing about Waterview SH20 project with Council Officers and Richard Barter – 20 April
Attended joint Local Baords Forum called by Cr Sandra Coney about regional paths and trails – 23 April
Attended meeting with Council Officers and 3 Kings United about clubroom development plans – 26 April
Worked with Officers and Ella Kumar to finalise and confirm Keith Hay Park Concept Plan design for consultation, and publicity materials – 26 April
Attended joint Local Boards ‘Open Space Sounding Board’ – 26 April
Met with new park ranger, Chauncy Ardell, who covers the Manukau Foreshore area – 27 April
Participated in meeting with Richard Barter, Phil Goff MP, Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board, Council Officers, and Watercare Managers about Manukau Harbour pollution issues – 27 April.
Attended meeting about Waikowhai Closed landfill remediation issues – 2 May
Set up and participated in excellent meeting with Bernadette Papa from Ngati Whatua o Orakei to discuss aspirations around naturalization of Oakley Creek through Keith Hay Park – 4 May
Met with Richard Barter, Kerri Foote, and Crs W.Walker and Coney to discuss Board plans for the Orpheus to Bamfield walkway – 4 May
Attended meeting with Cancer Society and Waitemata Board rep to discuss Smokefree Parks implementation – 10 May
Organised and facilitated Puketapapa Heritage Festival planning meeting with local residents and Historical Society – 10 April
Met with Council officers about display of heritage images at Fickling Centre. A plan is being progressed and the Board will need to consider a small amount of funding for copying and framing costs – 20 April
Liaised with Historical Society and Council officers about a number of local sites that are of heritage interest. More research is being completed on these sites.
Any other issues
Participated in International Cultural Festival with other Board Members – 1 April
Participated in Roskill Network seminar about engagement with government – 12 April
Attended Puketepapa RLTP submission with Richard Barter – 20 April
Participated in a number of Anzac Day commemorations – 25 April
Recommendation/s a) That the report be received.