Officers report to Waitemata Local Board – 20/11/18

At the November 20th Waitemata Local Board meeting, Council Officers presented their report on the:

“Optimal size of the civic space at 254 Ponsonby Road – File No.: CP2018/21755”

The purpose of the report/Te take mō te pūrongo 

To seek the local board’s views on the optimal size of the civic space at 245 Ponsonby Road.

Executive summary/Whakarāpopototanga matua

To inform decision-making on the size of a proposed civic space at 254 Ponsonby Road, staff identified three options:

Option 1: Develop a 2000m2 civic space on the front portion of the site and dispose of 326m2 at the rear to offset the initial acquisition cost (status quo)

Option 2: Develop the whole site (2326m2) as civic space and dispose of an alternative site to offset the initial acquisition cost

Option 3: Develop the whole site (2326m2) as civic space with no associated disposal (preferred option).

The Officers recommendation is:
That the Waitematā Local Board:
Support the retention of the whole site located at 254 Ponsonby Road (2326m2), Ponsonby, currently held by Auckland Council in fee simple under the Local Government Act 2002, for the purpose of developing a civic space.

The Waitemata Local Board made the following resolution:

The Waitemata Local Board strongly supports Option 3 to the Environment and Community Committee, being the retention of the whole site located at 254 Ponsonby Road (2326m2), Ponsonby, currently held by Auckland Council in fee simple under the Local Government Act 2002, for the purpose of developing a civic space.

You can read the entire report here – 254 Ponsonby Road. Officers Report Nov 2018

Here is attachment A – The development timeline – Att A 254 Ponsonby Rd Development Timeline

Here is attachment B – The policy assessment – Att B 245 Ponsonby Road Policy Assessment

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