Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 3 April 2014 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

 

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

From 9:40am, Item 9

 

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

From 9:52am, Item 9

 

 

 

Cr Penny Hulse

From 9:46am, Item 9

 

 

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 9:50am, Item 9

 

 

 

Kris MacDonald

 

 

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

Until 11:07am, Item 12

 

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 11:04am, Item 10

 

 

 

Cr John Watson

From 9:35am, Item 9

 

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

From 9:48am, Item 9

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr Hon Chris Fletcher, QSO

Absence

 

 

 

Member Glenn Wilcox

Absence

 

 

 


Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

03 April 2014

 

 

1††††††††† Apologies

 

Resolution number REG/2014/49

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         accept the apology from Cr Christine Fletcher and Member Glenn Wilcox for absence, Cr Wayne Walker for lateness and Cr John Walker for early departure.

CARRIED

 

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number REG/2014/50

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae, seconded by Cr CM Penrose:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 6 March 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4††††††††† Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

5††††††††† Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

6††††††††† Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

7††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

8††††††††† Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.


 

9

Obtain approval for Auckland Councilís submission on the Buildings (Earthquake Prone Building) Amendment Bill

 

Mr Andrew King, Section Manager - Geohazards Scientist of GNS Science, was in attendance.

Officers gave a powerpoint presentation in support of the item.

A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 9:35am.

Mayor LCM Brown entered the meeting at 9:40am.

Cr PA Hulse entered the meeting at 9:46am.

Cr MP Webster entered the meeting at 9:48am.

Cr ME Lee entered the meeting at 9:50am.

Cr AM Filipaina entered the meeting at 9:52am.

Cr RI Clow left the meeting at 10:48am.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/51

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve the document prepared for submission to the Local Government and Environment Committee on the Building (Earthquake-Prone Buildings) Amendment Bill 2013

b)††††† agree that Chairperson Cr Wood and Deputy Chairperson Cr Anae, together with officers of Auckland Councilís Building Control Department, be granted approval to represent Auckland Council before the select committee and make an oral presentation on the submission

c)††††† authorise the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director to represent council's views on comparative risk with the select committee

d)††††† support the inclusion of a mihi into the submission, to be drafted by Te Waka Angamua in agreement with the Chairperson and Chief Operating Officer.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† Draft Submission - Buildings (Earthquake Prone Building) Amendment Bill

b†††† Presentation

 

 

10

Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct implementation progress update report

 

Officers were in attendance and gave a powerpoint presentation in support of the item.

A copy of the presentation has been placed on the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr WD Walker entered the meeting at 11.04 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/52

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† receive the Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct implementation progress update report (Attachment A to the report) from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited (ATEED)

 

b)††††† note the progress on the implementation of the Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct as outlined at Attachment A in the report.

c)††††† thank the representatives of ATEED and Waterfront Auckland for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† Presentation on the Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct

 

 

11††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

12††††††† Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number REG/2014/53

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

C1†††††† Acquisition of Land for Stormwater Purposes

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

In particular, the report contains information on a property which council proposes to purchase and which may influence property values.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C2†††††† St James Theatre

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(b)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information where the making available of the information would disclose a trade secret.

s7(2)(c)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

s7(2)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

In particular, the report contains information relative to negotiations currently underway with the owner of the St James.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

CARRIED

 

11:07am††††††††† The public was excluded.

 

Cr JG Walker left the meeting at 11:07 am.

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

After consideration of the above items it was resolved:

Resolution number REG/2014/54

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         reopen the meeting to the public.

CARRIED

 

11.12am††††††††† The public was re-admitted.

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

C1

Acquisition of Land for Stormwater Purposes

 

Agree that there be no restatement of the confidential report for the acquisition of land for stormwater purposes, or the resolutions of the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee.

 

11.12 am††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Chairperson thanked members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Regional Strategy and Policy Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................