Auckland Development Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Auckland Development Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 15 May 2014 at 10.44am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Penny Hulse

 

Deputy Chairperson

Chris Darby

 

Members

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Mayor Len Brown

From 11.50 am, item 9

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Hon Chris Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

Member Liane Ngamane

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Member Josie Smith

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

For absence

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

For absence

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Shale Chambers

Waitemata Local Board Chair

 

Vernon Tava

Waitemata Local Board

 

Rob Thomas

Waitemata Local Board

 

 



Auckland Development Committee

15 May 2014

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number AUC/2014/59

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Member  Ngamane:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Councillors Casey and Filipaina for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AUC/2014/60

MOVED by Cr MP Webster, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Darby:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 2 April 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

 

6.1

Waitemata Local Board : Downtown Shopping Centre Block redevelopment

 

The Waitemata Local Board chair and members were invited to be part of the discussion for this item.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 


 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number AUC/2014/61

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Cr DA Krum:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)         agree that Item 10: Plan Change No.4 (Wynyard Quarter) - to make operative be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

10

Plan Change No.4 (Wynyard Quarter) - to make operative

 

Resolution number AUC/2014/62

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Cr DA Krum:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)      authorise the Manager: Planning - Central / Islands, to complete the necessary statutory processes required to make Plan Modification 4 to the Auckland Council District Plan (Central Area Section 2004) operative, in accordance with the Environment Court decision dated 21 June 2012.

CARRIED

 

 

9

Downtown Shopping Centre Block Redevelopment – Future of Queen Elizabeth Square

 

Staff were present for this item.

 

Mayor LCM Brown entered the meeting at 11.50 am.

 

 

 

MOVED by Cr RI Clow, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)            approve in principle the disposal of land on which Queen Elizabeth Square stands as part of the wider redevelopment of the Downtown Shopping Centre block subject to the outcome of associated statutory public processes (road stopping and rezoning of the land).

b)         agree to the sale only if the proceeds from the potential disposal of Queen Elizabeth Square are reinvested in new or enhanced public civic space/s that :

i.          is of at least the same quantum and higher quality to the existing space

ii.          is located either within or in reasonable proximity to the Downtown Shopping Centre block

iii.         is capable of being delivered broadly at the same time as the permanent loss of the existing space.

c)         direct staff to work with the Waitemata Local Board and Iwi on evaluating ‘offsite’ public civic space options with the findings to be considered by the Parks, Recreation and Sports Committee prior to being presented back to the Auckland Development Committee for approval in August.

d)         agree to the sale of Queen Elizabeth Square being considered as part of the preparation of a Development Agreement between Auckland Transport, Auckland Council Property Limited and Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited on the basis that:

i.    its final inclusion remains subject to statutory public processes (road stopping and rezoning of the land).

ii.    the Development Agreement include conditions relating to the built form outcomes sought by council.

e)         agree that any disposal of Queen Elizabeth Square is done so in the context of the overall masterplan and its vision for the city centre and achieving world class outcomes befitting this unique space in the context of Auckland.

 

 

 

Resolution number AUC/2014/63

MOVED by Cr D Quax, seconded by Cr CM Penrose:   

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)         agree that, pursuant to Standing Order 3.13.1c, the motion under debate now be put to a vote.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Cr AJ Anae

Cr CE Brewer

Mayor LCM Brown

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr DA Krum

Cr ME Lee

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Cr JG Walker

Cr MP Webster

Against

Deputy Chairperson C Darby

Cr CE Fletcher

Chairperson PA Hulse

Member  Ngamane

Member  Smith

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr GS Wood

Abstained

 

The division was declared carried by 13 votes to 8.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number AUC/2014/64

MOVED by Cr RI Clow, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

b)            approve in principle the disposal of land on which Queen Elizabeth Square stands as part of the wider redevelopment of the Downtown Shopping Centre block subject to the outcome of associated statutory public processes (road stopping and rezoning of the land).

b)         agree to the sale only if the proceeds from the potential disposal of Queen Elizabeth Square are reinvested in new or enhanced public civic space/s that :

i.          is of at least the same quantum and higher quality to the existing space

ii.         is located either within or in reasonable proximity to the Downtown Shopping Centre block

iii.        is capable of being delivered broadly at the same time as the permanent loss of the existing space.

c)         direct staff to work with the Waitemata Local Board and Iwi on evaluating ‘offsite’ public civic space options with the findings to be considered by the Parks, Recreation and Sports Committee prior to being presented back to the Auckland Development Committee for approval in August.

d)         agree to the sale of Queen Elizabeth Square being considered as part of the preparation of a Development Agreement between Auckland Transport, Auckland Council Property Limited and Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited on the basis that:

i.    its final inclusion remains subject to statutory public processes (road stopping and rezoning of the land).

ii.    the Development Agreement include conditions relating to the built form outcomes sought by council.

e)         agree that any disposal of Queen Elizabeth Square is done so in the context of the overall masterplan and its vision for the city centre and achieving world class outcomes befitting this unique space in the context of Auckland.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Cr AJ Anae

Cr CE Brewer

Mayor LCM Brown

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr CE Fletcher

Chairperson PA Hulse

Cr DA Krum

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Cr JG Walker

Cr MP Webster

Against

Deputy Chairperson C Darby

Cr ME Lee

Member  Ngamane

Member Smith

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr GS Wood

Abstained

 

The division was declared carried by 14 votes to 7.

CARRIED

 

 

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There were no extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

12.18 pm                                            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 Auckland Development Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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