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, 4 September 2014 at 9.33 am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

From 9.36am, item 9

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

 

 

Cr Penny Hulse

From 10:04am, item 11

 

Cr Denise Krum

From 9:46am, item 9

 

Kris MacDonald

 

 

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 9:45am, item 9

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

 

 

Glenn Wilcox

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

 

 

Cr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

 


Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

04 September 2014

 

 

1††††††††† Apologies

 

Resolution number REG/2014/109

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr CE Brewer:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Mayor Len Brown, Cr Cathy Casey, Cr Christine Fletcher and Cr Mike Lee for absence and Cr Krum for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number REG/2014/110

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr CM Penrose:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday 7 August 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

Auckland Council Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Progress Report 2014

 

Cr C Darby entered the meeting at 9.36 am.

Cr WD Walker entered the meeting at 9.45 am.

Cr DA Krum entered the meeting at 9.46 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/111

MOVED by Cr RI Clow, seconded by Cr WD Walker:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† receive the ĎAuckland Council Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) Progress Report 2014í

b)††††† note that further implementation of the WMMP and associated budgets, like other council activities, will be considered as part of the 2015-25 Long-term Plan process.

CARRIED

 

10

Interim Regional Community Funding 2014/2015

 

Cr MP Webster left the meeting at 9.54 am.

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 10.00 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/112

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr C Darby:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve the process and timeline for the allocation of the $350,000 regional community funding within the 2014/2015 Annual Plan

b)††††† approve the allocation split of the regional community funding for 2014/2015, with $175,000 for regional arts organisations and $175,000 for regional community organisations

c)††††† note that after the expression of interest process a report will be brought to the committee on 6 November 2014 to consider recommendations for the allocation of the $350,000 regional funding to specific organisations.

CARRIED

 

11

Significance and Engagement Policy

 

Cr PA Hulse entered the meeting at 10.04 am.

Cr RI Clow left the meeting at 10.07 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/113

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† endorse the feedback given at the meeting on the draft Auckland Council Significance and Engagement policy

b)††††† endorse the draft policy for public consultation from 22 September to 19 October 2014

c)††††† request the report and draft policy be forwarded to all local boards for formal feedback to Carol Hayward, Market Research and Engagement Team by
19 October 2014.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Strategy and Policy Forward Programme Quarterly Monitoring Report

 

Cr RI Clow returned to the meeting at 10.18 am.

Cr SL Stewart left the meeting at 10.18 am.

Cr SL Stewart returned to the meeting at 10.23 am.

 

Staff were in attendance to speak to the item and gave a powerpoint presentation.

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 REG/2014/114

MOVED by Cr MP Webster, seconded by Cr PA Hulse:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† note the Strategy and Policy Forward Programme, and progress being made

b)††††† approve the review of the Strategy and Policy Forward Programme to inform the 2015-2025 Long-term Plan.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† Presentation on the Strategy & Policy Forward Programme

 

 

13

Demographic Panels - Approval of Work Programmes 2014/2015

 

Cr WD Walker left the meeting at 10.24 am.

Cr LA Cooper left the meeting at 10.50 am.

 

Panel representatives were present for the item - Sam Sefuiva, Interim Chair of the Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel and Margaret Devlin, Interim Chair and member Richard Northey of the Seniors Advisory Panel.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/115

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve the Seniors Advisory Panelís work programme for the 2014/2015 financial year

b)††††† approve the Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel work programme for the 2014/2015 financial year.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Submission to the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) on revised draft regulations for discharges and dumping activities under the EEZ Act

 

Cr LA Cooper returned to the meeting at 10.57 am.

Cr WD Walker returned to the meeting at 10.59 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/116

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae, seconded by Cr RI Clow:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         approve retrospectively the submission on the second exposure draft of regulations for discharge and dumping activities under the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Act, noting that the submission was lodged with the Ministry for the Environment on 29 August 2014

 

b)††††† approve that the Chair and Deputy Chair of the committee visit the Minister for the Environment to voice Auckland Councilís concerns over the procedures of submissions on this process, in particular the short time available for submissions despite frequent requests from this council for Government to allow adequate consultation with councils and others

c) †††† agree to forward the retrospective decision of the committee to the Ministry for the Environment and Local Government New Zealand.

CARRIED

 

 

15††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

11.09 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:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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