What is proposed with Manukau
With the approval for Transform Manukau given to Panuku Development Auckland the task of setting a Budget and a clear timeline of the program will make its way through over the next few months.
Next month at the Finance and Performance Committee Panuku will see budget approval for the Plans as well as setting in motion the initial place making initiatives.
Some excerpts from the Auckland Development Committee agenda:
Project related budgets
- The plan recommends an operating budget of $1.9m to take the project to the completion of the implementation and development realisation planning and is broken down as follows:
Framework Plan – $810,000 (to end of implementation planning, 2016/17 FY)
- The internal (including wider Council) contribution in terms of person hours is estimated at 3500 person hours, which equates to approximately $380,000 using internal charge out rates. The external consultant support required is estimated at approximately 1720 person hours or $380,000 (based on an average hourly fee of $220). Additionally, there is estimated to be $50k of fixed/sundry costs such as for photography, document printing, room hire etc. The total financial cost to Panuku of the Framework Plan excluding internal resource is $430,000.
Engagement, Communications Plan – $170,000 (to end of implementation planning, 2016/17 FY)
- This amount covers Stakeholder engagement and communications activities during the HLPP phase and planning for the framework planning phase immediately post Council sign-off. Specifically the amount includes: the creation of an engagement plan, iwi engagement, engagement workshops (internal and external), a community event, communications material and the development of a repositioning strategy. This amount includes Panuku staff time (approximately 510 hours) and ancillary consultant fees.
Work by the Strategy team – $90,000 (to end of implementation planning, 2016/17 FY)
- The internal (including wider Council) contribution in terms of person hours is estimated at 350 person hours, which equates to approximately $42,000 using internal charge out rates. The external consultant support required is estimated at approximately 180 person hours or $40,000 (based on an average hourly fee of $220). Additionally, there is estimated to be $8000 for a 5% contingency and some fixed/sundry costs such as catering, van and room hire, document printing etc.
- These funds are anticipated to be used to procure advice and information on generating targets, KPI’s and goals to underpin the community, housing, branding and place strategies. This will support the framework and feasibility planning process. This budget includes advice on value creation and a contingency for external advice as needed.
Work by the Development team – $350,000 (to end of implementation planning, 2016/17 FY)
- Pre-capitalisation funding of $350,000 is over seven sites and comprises of an estimated 1044 internal council person hours (which equates to $125,000 using internal charge out rates). External consultant support providing an estimated 944 person hours or $207,000 (based on an average hourly fee of $220). Additionally, there is estimated to be 5% contingency $15,000 which includes of fixed/sundry costs such as for photography, document printing etc.
Early place making – $480,000 (until end of June 2017)
- This budget, which includes 471 internal staff hours, is intended to initiate Panuku’s early presence in Manukau. It will ensure that the process of transformation is underway during framework and implementation planning, in the short term as well as in the medium and long term. The projects and initiatives in this budget will help to plan, design and initiate place making such as events, art installations, interactive, creative spaces and an early activity calendar. This could also include tactical urbanism and “gap filler” projects. However the majority of the budget would enable the construction of temporary structures to use in various places and spaces around the central area and allow them to cater for food, beverage and event/engagement facilities as necessary. This place making budget will add value by activating and enlivening the bus station construction works area and provide messaging and signage of the Transform Manukau vision and objectives. This messaging could contribute to building excitement and potentially help to activate the empty spaces and reduce the poor perception of safety and crime.
Where the money is coming from:
And where it is going initially in further place making initiatives:
As for the timeline:
One thing that needs to be added to the Budget and timelines is getting a Busway or Light Rail designation set down for the Manukau area ready for the Botany Line (Airport-Manukau-Botany-Pakuranga-Panmure) which despite what Auckland Transport thinks (2041 time frame) will happen much sooner given even Councillor Dick Quax supports a rapid transit link in the area.
This concludes the Manukau series until the Budget proposal comes up next month. From there I will come back to it when milestones come up.
You can also keep up on Transform Manukau here: http://www.panuku.co.nz/manukau