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, 9 October 2014 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

George Wood, CNZM

 

Deputy Chairperson

Anae Arthur Anae

Until 2.25pm item 14

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

From 10.08am, part item 9

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

From 9.38am, item 5.1

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Penny Hulse

 

 

Cr Denise Krum

From 2.37 pm, part item 15

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 9.39am, item 5.1

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

From 2:53pm item C1

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

From 9.45am, item 5.1

 

Cr Penny Webster

From 9.41am, item 5.1

 

Glenn Wilcox

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Member Kris MacDonald

 

 

Mayor Len Brown

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Andy Baker

Chair, Franklin Local Board

 

Malcolm Bell

Franklin Local Board member

 


Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

9 October 2014

 

 

1††††††††† Apologies

 

Resolution number REG/2014/117

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr WD Walker:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Mayor LCM Brown and Member K MacDonald for absence, Cr R Clow, Cr M Lee, Cr J Watson and Cr P Webster for lateness.

CARRIED

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number REG/2014/118

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

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

CARRIED

 

4††††††††† Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

5††††††††† Public Input

 

5.1

Steve Knudsen - Pest management options for the Hunua Ranges

 

Steve Knudsen addressed the committee in support of Item 9 ďPest Management Options for the Hunua Ranges Regional ParklandsĒ.

 

Cr AM Filipaina entered the meeting at 9.38 am.

Cr ME Lee entered the meeting at 9.39 am.

Cr MP Webster entered the meeting at 9.41 am.

Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 9.45 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/119

MOVED by Cr CE Fletcher, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)†††††††† thank Steve Knudsen for his verbal presentation on the Pest management options for the Hunua Ranges regional parklands.

CARRIED

 

6††††††††† Local Board Input

 

Andy Baker, Chair and Malcolm Bell, member of the Franklin Local Board were in attendance to speak at item 9.


 

7††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8††††††††† Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

9

Pest Management Options for the Hunua Ranges Regional Parklands

 

Mr Andy Baker, Chairperson and Mr Malcolm Bell, member of the Franklin Local Board spoke to the item.

The chair introduced each of the ten expert consultants present for the item.

Staff and two expert consultants gave powerpoint presentations.† Copies of the presentations have been placed on the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr RI Clow entered the meeting at 10.08 am.

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae left the meeting at 10.55 am.

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae returned to the meeting at 11.29 am.

Chairperson GS Wood left the chair at 11.30 am.

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae assumed the chair at 11.30am

Chairperson GS Wood resumed the chair at 11.32 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/120

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         thank Andy Baker and Malcolm Bell of the Franklin Local Board for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

b)††††† approve a change in pest management methodology for the Hūnua Ranges regional parklands, to the aerial application of sodium-fluoroacetate (1080), to commence in mid-2015

c)††††† note that best practice guidelines for this activity will be followed including the National Pest Control Agenciesí Aerial 1080 Pest Control Industry Guidelines and the Environmental Risk Management Authorityís Communications Guideline for Aerial 1080 Operations

d)††††† note that this decision is specific to the Hūnua Ranges regional parklands.† Use of this methodology in other areas would need to be considered on a case by case basis specific to each site

e)††††† approve the establishment of a political advisory group consisting of Councillors Wood, Darby, Cashmore, Cooper, Fletcher, W Walker, Mr Malcolm Bell Franklin Local Board member and one IMSB member, to work with staff in the planning and implementation phase of the aerial application of 1080 in the Hūnua Ranges.

 

 

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

For

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae

Cr CE Brewer

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

Cr JG Walker

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr MP Webster

Member G Wilcox

Chairperson GS Wood

Against

Cr CM Casey

Cr ME Lee

Abstained

 

The division was declared carried by 17 votes to 2.

 

Attachments

a†††† 9 October 2014 Item 9 - Pest management in the Hunua Ranges Regional Parklands

b†††† 9 October 2014 Item 9 - Pest Management Proposal Public Health Regulation

c††† 9 October 2014 Item 9 - Wildlife toxicologists presentation

The meeting adjourned at 12.12pm for lunch.

 

Cr M Lee retired from the meeting at 12:12 pm.

Crs Brewer, Filipaina, Hulse, W Walker, J Watson and Webster left the meeting at 12:12 pm.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1:14 pm.

10

Resource Recovery Network Strategic Direction, Budget Endorsement and Site Selection Criteria for Community Recycling Centres

 

Resolution number REG/2014/121

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr RI Clow:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† agree the Resource Recovery Network strategic direction as per Attachment A of the agenda.

b)††††† agree the site selection criteria for community recycling centres as per Attachment B of the agenda.

c)††††† agree, in principle, the budgets set out in the Resource Recovery Network strategic direction and budget document (Attachment A), subject to the prioritisation of council activity within the 2015-25 Long-term Plan process.

CARRIED


 

11

Waste Management & Minimisation Plan Update

 

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 1.28 pm.

Cr PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 1.33 pm.

Cr AM Filipaina returned to the meeting at 1.46 pm.

Cr R Clow left the meeting at 1:54 pm.

Cr CE Brewer returned to the meeting at 1.54 pm.

Cr R Clow returned to the meeting at 2:03 pm.

 

Staff 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/2014/122

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† receive the ĎAuckland Council Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Implementation Update report October 2014í and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 9 October 2014 Item 11 - Update on Implementation of the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

b†††† 9 October 2014 Item 11 - Funding of Services - Full Implementation 2019/2020

 

 

12

Local Approved Product Policy for psychoactive substances - Draft policy for public consultation

 

Cr PA Hulse left the meeting at 2.07 pm.

Cr RI Clow left the meeting at 2.07 pm.

Cr RI Clow returned to the meeting at 2.13 pm.

Cr PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 2.14 pm.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/123

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve for public consultation the attached draft Local Approved Product Policy (LAPP) (Attachment A to the report) that will prevent the sale of approved psychoactive substances in the following areas in Auckland except for the central city:

∑††† high deprivation areas as defined by the Ministry of Healthís Deprivation Index score of 8, 9 or 10 indicating areas that fall in the bottom 30 percent of deprivation scores

∑††† neighbourhood centres as defined by the draft Unitary Plan

∑††† within 500m of a school with year seven and older pupils

∑††† within 200m of a school with pupils between years one and six inclusive

∑††† within 500m of a residential mental health or addiction treatment centre

∑††† within 500m of an existing psychoactive substance retail licence

∑††† small areas identified as restricted areas due to only being partially covered by the census high deprivation areas and being in a high deprivation area

b)††††† approve for public consultation the attached draft Local Approved Product Policy (Attachment A to the report) that will prevent the sale of approved psychoactive substances in the following areas in the central city:

∑††† areas of residential high deprivation set out in the attached map (Attachment B to the report)

∑††† within 100m of an existing psychoactive substance retail licence

c)††††† agree that the approved LAPP will be reviewed after two years

d)††††† agree that the Research, Evaluation and Monitoring Unit of Auckland Council will lead the evaluation of the approved LAPP

e)††††† agree that minor editorial changes can be approved by the chair of the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee prior to its release for public consultation.

CARRIED

Cr PA Hulse left the meeting at 2.17 pm.

13

Global Engagement Update

 

Resolution number REG/2014/124

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve the refreshed strategic direction for councilís global engagement

b)††††† note the proposed outbound global engagement programme for FY2014-15

c)††††† confirm the intended review of Auckland Councilís 19 formal international partnerships

d)††††† note the development of a council-wide framework to guide cross-council collaboration in global engagement activities.

CARRIED

Secretarial note:††† Pursuant to Standing Order 3.15.5 Councillor Stewart requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

14

Tripartite Economic Alliance Memorandum of Understanding between Guangzhou, Los Angeles and Auckland

 

Bobby Newson, Kaihautu Oranga Maori of Te Waka Angamua translated for member Glenn Wilcox who spoke to the item in Te Reo.

 

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae retired from the meeting at 2.33 pm.

Cr PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 2.28 pm.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/125

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† acknowledge that the Tripartite is a significant opportunity to enhance Aucklandís economic and trade relationship with two of Aucklandís most dynamic, vibrant and strategically relevant sister cities (Guangzhou and Los Angeles)

b)††††† agree that the document include the translation of Maori language, subject to the agreement of the other party

c)††††† approve Auckland formalising its participation and engagement in the Tripartite by signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

d)††††† note that the MoU confirms a high-level political and strategic commitment for the three sister cities to deepen their trade and economic engagement, and is not intended to create binding legal or funding obligations on the cities. Aucklandís on-going engagement will be supported by current resources and funding

e)††††† note the councilís Legal Services has been consulted on the MoU and confirms that it is appropriate for Auckland to sign the MoU.

CARRIED

Secretarial note:††† Pursuant to Standing Order 3.15.5 Councillor Stewart requested her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

15

Demographic Panels - Approval of Work Programmes 2014/2015 - Youth Advisory Panel

 

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae retired from the meeting at 2.33 pm.

Cr A Filipaina left the meeting at 2:35 pm.

Cr MP Webster left the meeting at 2.34 pm.

Cr DA Krum entered the meeting at 2.37 pm.

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 2.38 pm.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/126

MOVED by Cr LA Cooper, seconded by Cr CE Fletcher:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

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

CARRIED

 

 

16

Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Six Month Report

 

Cr CE Fletcher left the meeting at 2.50 pm.

 

Resolution number REG/2014/127

MOVED by Cr PA Hulse, seconded by Cr RI Clow:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† note the progress made on the activities undertaken by council that contribute to the implementation of the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Programme

b)††††† note the comments made by the Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee and the Waitākere Ranges Local Board in relation to matters raised in the report.

CARRIED

 

 

17††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.


 

18††††††† Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number REG/2014/128

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy 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†††††† Acquisition of land for open space - Scott Point

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)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

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 identifies land council seeks to acquire for open space purposes.

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

 

2.52pm††††††††††† 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.

 

 

3.17pm††††††††††† The public was re-admitted.


 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

C1

Acquisition of land for open space - Scott Point

 

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee confirm that there be no restatement of the confidential report for the acquisition of land for open space in Scott Point, or the resolutions of the committee until settlement of the purchase, and only then is the resolution to be restated.

 

3.19 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 Regional Strategy and Policy Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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