Auckland Development Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Auckland Development Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 at 10.38am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

 

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Until 12.11pm, Item 9

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

 

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

 

 

Member Liane Ngamane

 

 

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

Until 12.12pm, Item 9

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Member David Taipari

From 10.46am, Item 9

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

Until 12.31pm, Item 11

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

 

 

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Mike Cohen

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Auckland Development Committee

01 April 2015

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number AUC/2015/59

MOVED by Chairperson PA Hulse, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)         accept the apology from Cr AJ Anae and Cr SL Stewart for absence, Cr CM Penrose and Cr LA Cooper for early departure, and Member DE Taipari for lateness.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AUC/2015/60

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Darby, seconded by Cr AM Filipaina:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 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

 

            The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair was in attendance and spoke at Item 9 - Future of Ports of Auckland Study - and at Item C1 - City Centre Port Precinct - Wharves, Landings and Drydocks.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

 

 

9

Future of Ports of Auckland Study

 

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair, Mike Cohen, was in attendance and spoke to the committee on this matter. A document with local board resolutions was tabled by the Local Board Chair. A copy of this document has been placed on the official minutes and is available at the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

A letter from the Auckland Council Chief Executive to the Chair of Auckland Council Investments Limited was tabled at the meeting. A copy of the letter has been placed on the official minutes and is available at the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Secretarial note:          Changes to the original motion were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting under recommendations a), e) and f).

 

Member DE Taipari entered the meeting at 10.46 am.

Cr LA Cooper left the meeting at 12.11 pm.

Cr CM Penrose left the meeting at 12.12 pm.

 

Resolution number AUC/2015/61

MOVED by Mayor LCM Brown, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Darby:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)      pursuant to standing order 3.10.17, revoke resolution APC/2013/45:

h)      agree that early scoping work on a study of the economic, environmental and cultural impacts and opportunities for Maori be reported back to the Auckland Plan Committee in August 2013, and if required, any future Stage 2 work relating to wider issues of port location and distribution in the Upper North Island is to be undertaken at a later time, post the Unitary Plan

         and replace it with:

h)      request staff to commence the Port Stage II Study, to be known as the Port Future Study, with the broad objectives of: scoping the social, economic, environmental and cultural impacts of the port; the opportunities for Maori; the aspirations of the people of Auckland; its associated freight movements through Auckland; the cruise industry aspect of port business; the wider issue of port location, port specialisation and freight distribution in the Upper North Island; the relationship between the port, the waterfront and Auckland’s urban form; the benefits and costs, including opportunity costs, of options considered; and the objectives of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 and other legislation

b)        direct the Chief Executive to commence the design of the study and its associated processes

c)      note that the study should include collaborative stakeholder input at each critical stage, including the study’s scope, and that the council will make decisions on any matters arising from the study, within its legal powers

d)      request that the study design, including resourcing requirements and a draft study scope be reported back to the Auckland Development Committee for its approval as soon as possible, prior to the actual study commencing

e)         request that the Mayor, Chief Executive and Auckland Council Investments Limited continue to do everything within their powers to encourage the commitment of Ports of Auckland to not proceed with exercising resource consents to extend Bledisloe Wharf (B2 and B3) until such time as the Port Future Study has been completed and council has had the opportunity to consider study recommendations, public feedback and determine the long-term future of the port, and

 

f)          note the letter sent by the Chief Executive of Auckland Council to the Chair of Auckland Council Investments Limited (ACIL) dated 30 March 2015 (attachment B of these minutes).

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     1 April 2015 - Auckland Development Committee - Item 9 - Future of Ports of Auckland Study - Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Resolutions

b     1 April 2015 - Auckland Development Committee - Item 9 - Future of Ports of Auckland Study - Tabled Letter

 

 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

  

 

11        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number AUC/2015/62

MOVED by Cr AM Filipaina, seconded by Member L Ngamane:  

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

b)      agree that Nick Roberts, Barker, Consultant Planners, be permitted to remain for Confidential Item C1: City Centre Port Precinct - Wharves, Landings and Drydocks, after the public has been excluded, because of their knowledge of the matter, which will help the Auckland Development Committee in its decision-making.

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       City Centre Port Precinct - Wharves, Landings and Drydocks

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)(g) - The withholding of the information is necessary to maintain legal professional privilege.

In particular, the report contains legal advice.

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

 

 

12.31pm          The public was excluded.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.31pm and reconvened at 12.44pm.

 

1.29pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

C1

City Centre Port Precinct - Wharves, Landings and Drydocks

 

Resolution number AUC/2015/63

MOVED by Cr AM Filipaina, seconded by Cr RI Clow:

That the Auckland Development Committee:

a)      endorse amending the activity status of wharves, landings and drydocks in the City Centre - Port Precinct from permitted to restricted discretionary, with the normal tests under the Resource Management Act for public notification, for Area A (area shown in the map attached to the minutes), and from permitted to discretionary, with the normal tests under the Resource Management Act for public notification, for Areas B and C (areas shown in the map attached to the minutes).

b)      endorse the following as the matters over which the council would retain its discretion under Area A:

i)        location and design

ii)       construction of works method, timing and hours of operation

iii)      consent duration and monitoring

iv)      effects on coastal processes

v)      effects on navigation and safety

vi)      effects on the visual amenity of the Waitemata Harbour

vii)     effects on Mana Whenua values

c)      note that the report regarding the City Centre Port Precinct – Wharves, Landings and Drydocks will remain confidential until the conclusion of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan Hearings.

d)      note that decisions a) to c) above will be restated in the open section of the minutes and reflected in the council’s evidence on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel (IHP) website as soon as practicable after the meeting.

 

Secretarial Note:         Pursuant to Standing Order 3.15.5, Cr D Quax requested his dissenting vote on recommendation b) vii) be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     1 April 2015 - Auckland Development Committee - Item C1 - City Centre Port Precinct - Wharves, Landings and Drydocks - Tabled Document - Map   

 

 

 

1.29 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 Auckland Development Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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