Hearings Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Hearings Committee held in the Committee Meeting Room, Civic 15, 1 Greys Avenue, Auckland on Wednesday, 7 May 2014 at 2.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

Members

Cr Chris Darby

From 2:36pm, Item C1

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Member David Taipari

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 2:41pm, Item C1

IMSB Alternate

Liane Ngamane

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

For absence

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

For lateness

 

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

For absence

 

 

Deputy Chairperson Penny Webster

For absence

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

For lateness

 

 

Member Glenn Wilcox

For absence

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

From 2:40pm, Item C1

 

 


Hearings Committee

07 May 2014

 

1††††††††† Apologies

Resolution number HEA/2014/67

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

That the Hearings Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Councillor Arthur Anae, Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse, Deputy Chairperson Penny Webster and Member Glenn Wilcox for absence, and from Councillors Chris Darby and Wayne Walker for lateness.

 

CARRIED

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number HEA/2014/68

MOVED by Cr CM Penrose, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:

That the Hearings Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 15 April 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

4††††††††† Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

5††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

6††††††††† Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

7††††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

8††††††††† Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number HEA/2014/69

MOVED by Cr LA Cooper, seconded by Cr CM Penrose:

That the Hearings 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†††††† Appointment of independent hearing commissioners

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)(a) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person.

In particular, the report contains the names of people recommended for the independent commissioner pool. This information should not be made public until the Hearings Committee has adopted the recommendations and the successful applicants confirmed their acceptance of the appointments.

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†††††† Resource Consents Appeals: Status Report 7 May 2014

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)(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 that could compromise the council in undertaking without prejudice negotiations of appeals that are before the Environment Court.

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

 

2.33pm††††††††††† The public was excluded.

 

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

 

3.08pm††††††††††† The public was re-admitted.


 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

Appointment of independent hearing commissioners

 

That the Hearings Committee:

g)†††††††† agree that the decision only be made publicly available from 1 June 2014

 

 

C2

Resource Consents Appeals: Status Report 7 May 2014

 

A copy of the status report is attached to the official copy of these minutes and is available on Auckland Councilís website.

 

That the Hearings Committee:

a)††††† agree to release to the open minutes the list and description of current appeals as of 24 April 2014, apart from Councilís status position on the appeals.

 

Attachments

a†††† Status Appeals Report 7 May 2014

 

3.08 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 Hearings Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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