Infrastructure Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Infrastructure Committee held in the Council Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

Until 12:39pm item 12

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 9:41am item 6.1; until 12:14pm item 10

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 9:33am item 6.1

 

Cr John Watson

From 9:35am item 6.1

 

Glenn Wilcox

 

 

 

Ex-officio

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

From 10:43am item 5.2; until 12:38pm Item 12

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

 

Liane Ngamane

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Cr George Wood

Until 12:33pm item 10

 

Angela Dalton

Chair, Manurewa Local Board

 


Infrastructure Committee

23 July 2014

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number INF/2014/23

MOVED by Chairperson ME Lee, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Darby:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)         accept the apology from Councillor Cathy Casey and Member Liane Ngamane for non-attendance.

CARRIED

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number INF/2014/24

MOVED by Chairperson ME Lee, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Darby:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Wednesday, 4 June 2014, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

Secretarial Note:      The meeting agreed that item 6.1 would take precedence.

 

6          Local Board Input

 

6.1

Manurewa Local Board - Manurewa Train Station

 

Angela Dalton, Chair of the Manurewa Local Board 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 9:33 am.

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

Cr CE Fletcher entered the meeting at 9:41 am.

 

 

Resolution number INF/2014/25

MOVED by Cr CE Fletcher, seconded by Cr CM Penrose:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)         thank Angela Dalton of the Manurewa Local Board for her presentation

b)        expresses its concern at the level of anti-social behaviour and fare evasion on the southern line and consequent loss of revenue and the undercounting of patronage, and forward the presentation of the Manurewa Local Board to the Chairman and Board of Auckland Transport

c)         recognises a link between passenger/customer safety and fare evasion calling for more station gates, security guards on platforms and legislation enabling the fining of fare evaders.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Presentation regarding Manurewa Train Station

 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Cowie Street Residents Association - Sarawia Street Underpass

 

Gerald McKay, representing the Cowie Street Residents Association and Maurice Harris of Foster Harris Consulting 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.

 

Resolution number INF/2014/26

MOVED by Cr CE Brewer, seconded by Chairperson ME Lee:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)      receive with thanks the information from the Cowie Street Residents Association

b)      urge Auckland Transport to give serious consideration to what appears to be a more cost-effective, environmentally less intrusive solution

c)      request Auckland Transport continue its consultation with the Waitemata Local Board and the Infrastructure Committee over its review and decision regarding the underpass.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Presentation from Cowie Street Residents Assn

 

 

5.2

The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society Inc. - Central interceptor project

 

Jim Jackson, Gemma Allen and Peter Gibson, representing the Manukau Harbour Restoration Society Inc. 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.

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse entered the meeting at 10:43 am.

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse left the meeting at 10:49 am.

 

Resolution number INF/2014/27

MOVED by Chairperson ME Lee, seconded by Cr CE Fletcher:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)      receive the information from The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society Inc.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Presentation from Manukau Harbour Restoration Society Inc

 

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

9

Update from Watercare Services Ltd

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse entered the meeting at 11:03 am.

Cr R Clow left from the meeting at 11:08 am.

Cr R Clow entered the meeting at 11:14 am.

 

Resolution number INF/2014/28

MOVED by Chairperson ME Lee, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)      thank Graham Wood, Chief Infrastructure Officer of Watercare Services Ltd for his verbal presentation.

CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 11:27am and reconvened at 11:36am

 

10

Healthy Waterways and Water Sensitive Design

 

Cr CE Fletcher retired from the meeting at 12:14 pm.

Cr D Quax left the meeting at 12:25 pm.

Cr G Wood retired from the meeting at 12:33 pm.

 

Resolution number INF/2014/29

MOVED by Chairperson ME Lee, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Darby:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)      receive the peer review by the Centre for Infrastructure Research (University of Auckland) on the water sensitive city benchmark report prepared by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Water Sensitive Cities in Melbourne and be referred to authors and invite their comment with an update back to the committee

b)      recommend that the ‘Healthy Waterways’ acceleration fund as a Transforming Auckland proposal be forwarded for consideration through the 2015-25 Long-term Plan process

c)      request a report to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee by November 2014 with a template for regular reporting on freshwater quality and the effectiveness of council programmes (including relevant matters to local boards) and progress towards meeting Maori outcomes and national bottom lines for freshwater quality.

CARRIED

 

 

Secretarial Note:      The meeting agreed that item 12 would take precedence.


 

12

The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) 2015

 

Staff 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.

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse left the meeting at 12:38 am.

Cr D Quax entered the meeting at 12:39 pm.

Cr R Clow retired from the meeting at 12:39 pm.

 

Resolution number INF/2014/30

MOVED by Chairperson ME Lee, seconded by Cr WD Walker:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)      agree that the proposed key submission points outlined in the report form the basis of the council’s submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2015.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Presentation on Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) 2015

 

 

11

Presentation by Auckland Transport

 

Resolution number INF/2014/31

MOVED by Chairperson ME Lee, seconded by Cr WD Walker:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)      thank Peter Clark, General Manager - Strategy & Planning, Auckland Transport for his presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

13

The Auckland Infrastructure Providers Forum

 

With the agreement of the meeting, the item was deferred until the next Infrastructure Committee meeting (3 September 2014).

 

 

14

Information Items

 

Resolution number INF/2014/32

MOVED by Chairperson ME Lee, seconded by Cr D Quax:  

That the Infrastructure Committee:

a)      receive the information as per the agenda.

CARRIED

 

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 


 

 

 

1.17 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 Infrastructure Committee HELD ON

 

 

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

 

 

 

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