May Finance and Performance Committee Digests: Land Cleared for Hotel Development

What Councillors decided to do with your money


Yesterday the Finance and Performance Committee met to discuss various financial policies.

From Auckland Council:

Finance and Performance considers disposals and fees framework

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee met today and considered a number of items with a significant number of disposals on the agenda.

Most notably, the committee agreed to dispose of a number of council-owned properties as part of the high-level project plans for the Transform Onehunga and Unlock Henderson projects.

The agenda is available on Auckland Council’s website and minutes will be added once confirmed. This meeting was also webcast on the council’s website and items are available on demand.

Items 1-4 were administrative items.

Item 5: Public input

There were two public input items.

Penny Bright addressed the committee on compliance issues, and;

Richard Jeffery, CEO of Second Nature Charitable Trust, accompanied by the Chairman Sir Noel Robinson and some of the trustees, addressed the Committee about the History and Performance of Second Nature Charitable Trust.

Item 6: Local board input

Tracy Mulholland, chair of the Whau Local Board, addressed the committee regarding 3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn.

There was no extraordinary business (Item 7) or notices of motion (Item 8).


Item 9: Disposals recommendation report 

The committee agreed to the disposal of the land at Area C, 3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn, subject to statutory processes and noting the Whau Local Board’s resolutions on the recommendation.


Item 10: Proposed reserve revocation of part of 770R Great South Road, Manukau

The committee approved the revocation of the reserve status of approximately 4,594m2 of 770R Great South Road, Manukau.


Item 11: Car Park Strategy Report from Auckland Transport (incorporating 19 Anzac Road, Browns Bay Car Park Disposal)

The committee received the car park strategy report from Auckland Transport, and requested that AT report back by 30 June fully assessing the carpark at Baxter Street, Warkworth, against the transport parking strategy. The committee also requested consultation take place with the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board regarding disposal of the carpark at 19 Anzac Road, Browns Bay. 

Item 12: Unlock Henderson

The committee agreed to the disposal of a number of properties, with the objective of contributing to the outcomes of the Henderson High Level Project Plan of urban renewal and housing.

Item 13: Transform Onehunga

The committee agreed to the disposal of a number of properties, with the objective of contributing to the outcomes of the Onehunga High Level Project Plan objectives of urban regeneration, urban renewal and housing.


Item 14: Review of Fees Framework and Expenses Policy for Appointed Members

The committee agreed to approve a 10 per cent increase to independent commissioner fees from 1 July 2017, adopted the updated Fees Framework for Appointed members and authorised the General Manager Democracy Services to amend the framework and policy where appropriate.

Item 15: Progress on Te Toa Takitini portfolio – third quarter of 2016/2017

The committee received the report, noting progress on a number of key projects (see agenda for further detail).

Item 16: Mount Albert Grammar School Community Swimming Pool Trust – Changes to Trust Deed

The committee agreed to the proposed changes to the Mount Albert Grammar School Community Swimming Pool Trust Deed, reducing the number of trustees, removing the limit on term length, changed the minimum composition of quorum and the number of trustees required to modify the terms of the trust deed. The committee also agreed at least one member should be from the Albert-Eden Local Board.  

Item 17: Finance and Performance Committee – Information Report – 23 May 2017 

The committee received the information report.



Item 10 passing means the new 3-star Hotel proposed for in front of the Vodafone Events Centre is one step closer to proceeding. With that hotel and the new 4.5 star Sebel hotel further north in Manukau City Centre the South is getting some decent accommodation options made available. Accommodation for sports events like the Northern Stars Netball team and of course conferences given our close proximity to the Airport compared to the City Centre.


Manukau Hotel Development 2
Source: Auckland Council