Budget Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Budget Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 8 May 2014 at 9.33am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Penny Webster

From 9.36am, Item 9

Members

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

From 9.44am, Item 9

 

Cr Hon Chris Fletcher, QSO

From 9.50am, Item 9

 

Cr Penny Hulse

From 9.40am, Item 9

 

Cr Denise Krum

From 2.22pm, Item 16

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Member David Taipari

Until 4.10pm, Item 16

 

Member Josie Smith

Until 12.20pm, Item 15

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

For lateness

 

Cr Hon Chris Fletcher, QSO

For lateness

 

Cr Denise Krum

For lateness

 

 

 

 

 


Budget Committee

08 May 2014

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/12

MOVED by Cr CE Brewer, seconded by Cr AJ Anae:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Crs A Filipaina, CE Fletcher and DA Krum for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/13

MOVED by Chairperson LCM Brown, seconded by Cr WD Walker:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 27 March 2014, 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

Annual Plan 2014/2015 - Overview and process update

 

Cr MP Webster entered the meeting at 9.36am.

 

Cr PA Hulse entered  the meeting at 9.40am.

 

Cr AM Filipaina entered the meeting at 9.44am.

 

Cr CE Fletcher entered the meeting at 9.50am.

 

Secretarial note:         Members discussed the Uniform Annual General Charge and were advised by the Chief Finance Officer that as part of developing Long-term Plan policies there will be a review of the Uniform Annual General Charge.

 

MOVED by Chairperson LCM Brown, seconded by Cr GS Wood:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      refer the analysis of submissions on the stadium strategy contained in this report to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee to consider and provide any feedback to Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA), noting that the annual plan submissions on the stadium strategy, along with any feedback from council, will form part of RFA’s considerations in the further development and implementation of the stadium strategy and that any financial impact will be considered as part of the Long-term Plan process

b)    note that the decisions required to finalise the Annual Plan 2014/2015 are set out in separate reports on today’s agenda.

 

Cr Casey moved by way of addition seconded by Cr J Watson:

a)    agree that discussion on the Stadium Strategy is delayed until Eden Park’s Unitary Plan submission on the development of the Number 2 ground is made public.

 

 

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

For

Cr CM Casey

Cr AM Filipaina

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr ME Lee

Cr SL Stewart

Member DE Taipari

Member J Smith

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Against

Cr AJ Anae

Cr CE Brewer

Chairperson LCM Brown

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Cr PA Hulse

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr JG Walker

Deputy Chairperson MP Webster

Cr GS Wood

Abstained

The amendment was declared lost by 9 votes to 13.


 

 

The Chairperson put the substantive motion:

Resolution number BUD/2014/14

MOVED by Chairperson LCM Brown, seconded by Cr GS Wood:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)         refer the analysis of submissions on the stadium strategy contained in this report to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee to consider and provide any feedback to Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA), noting that the annual plan submissions on the stadium strategy, along with any feedback from council, will form part of RFA’s considerations in the further development and implementation of the stadium strategy and that any financial impact will be considered as part of the Long-term Plan process.

b)      note that the decisions required to finalise the Annual Plan 2014/2015 are set out in separate reports on today’s agenda.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial note:         Pursuant to Standing Order 3.15.5, Crs CM Casey, CE Fletcher, WD Walker and J Watson requested that their dissenting votes be recorded.

 

 

10

Update on the six Maori priority project areas

 

Cr PA Hulse left the meeting at 10.16am.

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/15

MOVED by Member DE Taipari, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      receive the Update on the six Maori priority project areas report.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Independent Māori Statutory Board - proposed Funding Agreement for the 2014/15 financial year

 

Cr PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 10.23am.

 

MOVED by Cr LA Cooper, seconded by Member DE Taipari:  

Resolution number BUD/2014/16

That the Budget Committee:

a)     note that the Independent Maori Statutory Board (IMSB) funding agreement political working party has negotiated a recommended funding agreement for the 2014/2015 financial year with the IMSB.

b)     endorse the recommended Independent Maori Statutory Board funding agreement for the 2014/2015 financial year.

c)     recommend that the Governing Body adopt the proposed Independent Maori Statutory Board funding agreement for the 2014/2015 financial year.

d)     note that following adoption of the recommended agreement by the Governing Body and the Independent Maori Statutory Board a funding agreement will be prepared for signing by the mayor and council’s chief executive and the Independent Maori Statutory Board chair and chief executive.


 

 

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

For

Cr AJ Anae

Chairperson LCM Brown

Cr CM Casey

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Cr AM Filipaina

Cr PA Hulse

Cr CM Penrose

Member DE Taipari

Member J Smith

Cr JG Walker

Deputy Chairperson MP Webster

Against

Cr CE Brewer

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr ME Lee

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr GS Wood

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 14 votes to 8.

 

 

12

Annual Plan 2014/2015 - Local board advocacy

 

Member DE Taipari left the meeting at 10.45am.

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/17

MOVED by Chairperson LCM Brown, seconded by Cr AJ Anae:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)   note:

i)    the advocacy areas to the governing body and Council Controlled Organisations (CCO) that local boards have identified for inclusion in the Annual Plan 2014/2015 as set out in Attachments A and B to the agenda.

ii)   that the advocacy areas, read in conjunction with local board plans, reflect the priorities for the communities that local boards represent, and therefore should inform the development of the Long-term Plan 2015 – 2025.

b)   request that council and Council Controlled Organisations (CCO) officers continue to work with local boards to progress advocacy areas during the 2014/2015 financial year and that CCOs consider reporting to local boards on their advocacy plans.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Local Board Agreements 2014/2015 update

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/18

MOVED by Chairperson LCM Brown, seconded by Cr CM Casey:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      note all local boards have reviewed their budgets and agreed a balanced budget for 2014/2015 and outer years, with some budget issues noted in Table One of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Annual Plan 2014/2015 - Budget Update

 

Member DE Taipari returned to the meeting at 11.07am

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/19

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

That the Budget Committee:

a)         note that as part of the development of the Long-term Plan 2015-2025 council departments and Council Controlled Organisations will undertake detailed reviews of their performance measures and targets to ensure measures are relevant and provide the community meaningful information about the delivery of Auckland Council group services.

CARRIED

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.32am.

The meeting reconvened at 11.47am.

 

 

15

Rates related policies and changes to fees and charges

 

Member Josie Smith retired from the meeting at 12.20pm.

 

Secretarial Note:        Staff have not made any recommendations on rates related policies and changes to fees and charges in this report, as it is the Mayor’s role to lead the budget process.

 

 

16

Mayor's Proposal for the final Annual Plan 2014/2015

 

Cr DA Krum entered the meeting at 2.22pm.

 

Cr AJ Anae left the meeting at 3.00pm.

 

Cr AJ Anae returned to the meeting at 3.15pm.

 

Member D Taipari retired from the meeting at 4.10pm.

 

Secretarial note:         Paul Walden, Chairperson of the Waiheke Local Board was granted permission to speak in support of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust. Greg Barrow, Chief Executive Officer of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust was in attendance and answered questions from members.

 

MOVED by Chairperson LCM Brown, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)            receive the Mayor’s Proposal for the final Annual Plan 2014/2015 report.

b)         recommend to the Governing Body adoption of the budget as set out in the draft             Annual Plan 2014/2015 with the following changes ($000):

                                                                                                                        Opex  Capex

i)          Previous political decisions impact                                         4,445                           ii)         Bylaw implementation and other Licensing and                    

               Compliance capex                                                                    310      9,860

iii)         Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall                                   82

            iv)        Independent Māori Statutory Board additional funding            150

            v)         Auckland Transport additional rates funding

                        (note 1, Attachment A)                                                           5,100   -50,000

            vi)        Auckland Council Property Limited budget shortfall

                        and other adjustments (note 2, Attachment A)                       2,110      5,000

            vii)       Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic

                        Development budget shortfall – Foodbowl and

                        depreciation                                                                            1,210     1,500

            viii)       Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

                        other requests (note 3, Attachment A)                                     500         200

            ix)        Regional Facilities Auckland – Art gallery operating

                        funding (note 4, Attachment A)                                                800

            x)         Advisory panels                                                                        365

            xi)        The Southern Initiative (note 5, Attachment A)                        500

            xii)       Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act etc. levies           (920)

            xiii)       Additional revenue from property activities (note 2,

                        Attachment A)                                                                         (2,190)

            xiv)      Airport capital repayment interest savings                             (4,750)

            xv)       Auckland Council Investments Limited dividends                  (4,700)

            xvi)      Waterfront Auckland dividend                                                            (3,000)

            xvii)     Jubilee Bridge repairs (Maungakiekie-Tāmaki)                             3      150

            xviii)     Avondale Citizens’ Advice Bureau rental                                     13

            xix)      Ngāti Whātua Orakei Reserves Board                                       156

xx)       One-off grant to The Rescue Helicopter (Auckland) Trust           20      900

c)         request Auckland Transport (AT) to re-prioritise a further $1 million to the sealing of rural roads from within their existing capital budget to be applied to the areas of highest need as identified in the January 2014 AT report on Local Board seal extension.

d)         request the Chief Executive to instigate an immediate review of the capital programmes of the council and council controlled organisations to identify savings, and possible deferrals, with a target of $300 million (in addition to existing deferral assumptions) to be reported back to the committee as part of the preparation for     the Long-term Plan 2015-2025.

e)         recommend to the 8 May 2014 Governing Body meeting that:

i)        it adopt the fees and charges for animal management (Attachment A of the officer report called “Rates related policies and changes to fees and charges”) and environmental health and licensing (Attachment B of the officer report called “Rates related policies and changes to fees and charges”) at the governing body meeting scheduled to follow this meeting.

ii)       it delegate to the Chair or Deputy Chair of the Budget Committee and the Chief Finance Officer authority to make such other minor editorial amendments to the above schedules of fees and charges as are deemed necessary to provide clarity.

f)          recommend to the Governing Body that:

I)     it agree the extended boundary for the Otahuhu Business Association targeted rate and that new targeted rates for Devonport and State Highway 16 business associations be included in the Annual Plan 2014/2015 (pending local board ratification) and the Business Improvement District targeted rates for 2014/2015 be set accordingly.

            II)         it note that the Annual Plan 2014/2015 will implement the council’s previous          decisions on fees and charges including:

i)          an annual inflation adjustment of 1.0 per cent made under the revenue and financing policy.

ii)          the final transition to target fee levels that recover 60 per cent of the animal management cost.

 

iii)         the continuing transition to uniform fee levels for food premises licensing.

III)   it approve the following changes to the fees and charges as consulted on through the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015:

i)          a uniform 5 per cent increase to all social housing rents.

ii)          changes to health protection licensing fees.

iii)         changes to building control (including land and property information) fees and charges.

IV)     it adopt the full schedule of regulatory fees and charges included in the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015.

g)         agree the changes to performance measures and targets for 2014/2015 set out in the officers report called “Annual Plan 2014/2015 – Budget Update” and its Attachment D.

 

Secretarial Note:         The Chairperson put the motion in parts.

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/20

MOVED by Chairperson LCM Brown, seconded by Cr CE Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

b)         recommend to the Governing Body adoption of the budget as set out in the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 with the following changes ($000):

xx)       One-off grant to The Rescue Helicopter (Auckland) Trust             900

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/21

MOVED by Cr RI Clow, seconded by Cr CM Casey:  

Cr Clow moved by way of amendment, seconded Cr Casey.

That the Budget Committee:

h)         agree that before the capital grant of $900,000 is released to The Rescue Helicopter (Auckland) Trust (TRHAT), TRHAT must provide to Council for the approval of Council’s Chief Finance Officer a business case that establishes the need for the funding contribution from Council.

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 1.30pm.

The meeting reconvened at 2.22pm.

 

Cr Webster moved an amendment by way of addition, seconded Cr J Watson.

That the Budget Committee:

b)    agree that $420,000 be provided as a capital grant within the 2014/2015 Annual Plan to support the Surf Lifesaving Northern Region “Surf 10:20” redevelopment programme.

The amendment was put to the vote by a show of hands and was LOST by 9 votes to 11 votes.


 

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/22

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr PA Hulse:  

Cr Darby moved by way of amendment, seconded Cr Hulse.

That the Budget Committee:

i)     agree that the $5.1 million transport opex increase is dedicated to public transport and the $50 million reduction in transport capex will not be applied to public transport.

CARRIED

 

Cr Brewer moved an amendment by way of addition, seconded Cr Krum.

That the Budget Committee:

b)    agree that in response to Draft Annual Plan submissions and the deteriorating condition of the facility, the officer-supported Meadowbank Community Centre redevelopment - which has an allocation of $2.75m CAPEX in the LTP for 2016/17 - is brought forward to 2014/2015 to finalise design and initiate consent work noting the Governing Body last year unanimously supported this being considered.

 

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

For

Cr CE Brewer

Cr DA Krum

Member DE Taipari

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Against

Chairperson LCM Brown

Cr CM Casey

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Cr AM Filipaina

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr PA Hulse

Cr ME Lee

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Cr JG Walker

Deputy Chairperson MP Webster

Cr GS Wood

Abstained

The amendment was declared lost by 5 votes to 16.


 

Cr Brewer moved an amendment by way of addition, seconded Cr Krum.

That the Budget Committee:

b)         agree that Auckland Transport be requested to bring forward the current Long-term Plan Tamaki Drive – Corridor Upgrade capital funding which currently begins in 2017/18 to 2014/15 to meet Auckland Council’s Tamaki Drive Masterplan’s objective to commence the planning for separated pedestrian and casual cycling by adding (where applicable) a boardwalk and/or upgrading and widening the existing footpath, noting this would involve $2.61M CAPEX being included in the 2014/15 Annual Plan with subsequent year’s funding to be confirmed as part of the 2015-25 LTP.

 


 

 

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

For

Cr CE Brewer

Cr DA Krum

Against

Chairperson LCM Brown

Cr CM Casey

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Cr AM Filipaina

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr PA Hulse

Cr ME Lee

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Member DE Taipari

Cr JG Walker

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Deputy Chairperson MP Webster

Cr GS Wood

Abstained

The amendment was declared lost by 2 votes to 19.

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/23

MOVED by Cr CE Brewer, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

Cr Brewer moved an amendment, seconded by Cr Darby.

That the Budget Committee:

j)     recommend “That Auckland Transport be requested to enable the Local Board Auckland Transport Capital Fund to be allocated outside the transport corridor where there is clear benefit in terms of supporting alternative means of transport including walking and cycling” to the Infrastructure Committee.

CARRIED

 

Cr Brewer moved an amendment by way of addition, seconded Cr Krum.

That the Budget Committee:

b)   make available an additional $30,000 of Opex in 2014/2015 to complete the necessary early development work (including some public consultation to inform the design) and make $200,000 of Capex available in 2014/2015 to complete design, consenting and procurement for the new Meadowbank Community Centre facility, to enable the full Capex funding and construction to begin in 2015/2016.


 

 

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

For

Cr CE Brewer

Cr DA Krum

Cr ME Lee

Cr J Watson

Against

Cr AJ Anae

Chairperson LCM Brown

Cr CM Casey

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Cr AM Filipaina

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr PA Hulse

Cr CM Penrose

Cr SL Stewart

Member DE Taipari

Cr JG Walker

Cr WD Walker

Deputy Chairperson MP Webster

Cr GS Wood

Abstained

Cr D Quax

 

The amendment was declared lost by 4 votes to 17.

 

Cr Filipaina moved by way of amendment, seconded Cr Casey.

That the Budget Committee:

b)         approve the $1.8million request from The Southern Initiative.

 

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

For

Cr AJ Anae

Cr CM Casey

Cr AM Filipaina

Member DE Taipari

Cr J Watson

Cr GS Wood

Against

Cr CE Brewer

Chairperson LCM Brown

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr PA Hulse

Cr DA Krum

Cr ME Lee

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Cr JG Walker

Cr WD Walker

Deputy Chairperson MP Webster

Abstained

The amendment was declared lost by 6 votes to 16.

 

Cr Wood moved by way of amendment, seconded Cr Anae.

That the Budget Committee:

b)         approve the $900,000 request from The Southern Initiative.

LOST

 

The meeting adjourned at 4.10pm.

The meeting reconvened at 4.16pm.


 

 

The Chairperson put the substantive motion:

Resolution number BUD/2014/24

MOVED by Chairperson LCM Brown, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)         receive the Mayor’s Proposal for the final Annual Plan 2014/2015 report.

b)         recommend to the Governing Body adoption of the budget as set out in the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 with the following changes ($000):

                                                                                                                        Opex  Capex

i)          Previous political decisions impact                                   4,445              

ii)         Bylaw implementation and other Licensing and             

               Compliance capex                                                                  310     9,860

iii)        Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall                               82

            iv)        Independent Māori Statutory Board additional funding    150

v)         Auckland Transport additional rates funding                   5,100  - 50,000
(note 1, Attachment A)

            vi)        Auckland Council Property Limited budget shortfall

                        and other adjustments (note 2, Attachment A)                 2,110      5,000

            vii)       Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic

                        Development budget shortfall – Foodbowl and

                        depreciation                                                                          1,210      1,500

            viii)      Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

                        other requests (note 3, Attachment A)                                500         200

            ix)        Regional Facilities Auckland – Art gallery operating

                        funding (note 4, Attachment A)                                             800

            x)         Advisory panels                                                                      365

            xi)        The Southern Initiative (note 5, Attachment A)                  500

            xii)       Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act etc. levies     (920)

            xiii)      Additional revenue from property activities (note 2,

                        Attachment A)                                                                       (2,190)

            xiv)      Airport capital repayment interest savings                       (4,750)

            xv)       Auckland Council Investments Limited dividends           (4,700)

            xvi)      Waterfront Auckland dividend                                            (3,000)

            xvii)     Jubilee Bridge repairs (Maungakiekie-Tāmaki)                        3       150

            xviii)    Avondale Citizens’ Advice Bureau rental                                13

            xix)      Ngāti Whātua Orakei Reserves Board                                   156

xx)       One-off grant to The Rescue Helicopter (Auckland) Trust    20      900

c)         request Auckland Transport (AT) to re-prioritise a further $1 million to the sealing of rural roads from within their existing capital budget to be applied to the areas of highest need as identified in the January 2014 AT report on Local Board seal extension.

d)        request the Chief Executive to instigate an immediate review of the capital programmes of the council and council controlled organisations to identify savings, and possible deferrals, with a target of $300 million (in addition to existing deferral assumptions) to be reported back to the committee as part of the preparation for the Long-term plan 2015-2025.

e)         recommend to the 8 May 2014 Governing Body meeting that:

i)       it adopt the fees and charges for animal management (Attachment A of the officer report called “Rates related policies and changes to fees and charges”) and environmental health and licensing (Attachment B of the officer report called “Rates related policies and changes to fees and charges”) at the governing body meeting scheduled to follow this meeting.

 

ii)      it delegate to the Chair or Deputy Chair of the Budget Committee and the Chief Finance Officer authority to make such other minor editorial amendments to the above schedules of fees and charges as are deemed necessary to provide clarity.

f)          recommend to the Governing Body that:

I)       it agree the extended boundary for the Otahuhu Business Association targeted rate and that new targeted rates for Devonport and State Highway 16 business associations be included in the Annual Plan 2014/2015 (pending local board ratification) and the Business Improvement District targeted rates for 2014/2015 be set accordingly.

II)      it note that the Annual Plan 2014/2015 will implement the council’s previous decisions on fees and charges including:

i)          an annual inflation adjustment of 1.0 per cent made under the revenue and financing policy.

ii)         the final transition to target fee levels that recover 60 per cent of the animal management cost.

iii)        the continuing transition to uniform fee levels for food premises licensing.

III)   it approve the following changes to the fees and charges as consulted on through the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015:

i)          a uniform 5 per cent increase to all social housing rents.

ii)         changes to health protection licensing fees.

iii)        changes to building control (including land and property information) fees and charges.

IV)  it adopt the full schedule of regulatory fees and charges included in the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015.

g)        agree the changes to performance measures and targets for 2014/2015 set out in the officers report called “Annual Plan 2014/2015 – Budget Update” and its Attachment D.

h)        agree that before the capital grant of $900,000 is released to The Rescue Helicopter Auckland Trust (TRHAT), TRHAT must provide to Council for the approval of Council’s Chief Finance Officer a business case that establishes the need for the funding contribution from Council.

i)          agree that the $5.1 million transport opex increase is dedicated to public transport and the $50 million reduction in transport capex will not be applied to public transport.

j)          recommend “That Auckland Transport be requested to enable the Local Board Auckland Transport Capital Fund to be allocated outside the transport corridor, where there is clear benefit in terms of supporting alternative means of transport including walking and cycling” to the Infrastructure Committee.

 


 

 

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

For

Cr AJ Anae

Chairperson LCM Brown

Cr CM Casey

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr PA Hulse

Cr DA Krum

Cr ME Lee

Cr CM Penrose

Cr JG Walker

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Deputy Chairperson MP Webster

Cr GS Wood

Against

Cr CE Brewer

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Member DE Taipari

Abstained

Cr A Filipaina

The motion was declared carried by 17 votes to 4.

 

 

17

Auckland Arts Festival annualisation

 

Resolution number BUD/2014/25

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson MP Webster, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      provide for additional funding to the Auckland Festival Trust (through Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board) on a short term basis for a “trial” annual Auckland Arts Festival in 2016.

CARRIED

 

 

18        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

4.27pm                                               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 Budget Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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