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, 2 April 2015 at 9.35am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

From 10.05 am, Item 9

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

From 11.46 am, Item 13

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

From 10.16 am, Item 10

 

Cr Denise Krum

From 9.43 am, Item 5

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 9.54 am, Item 5; until 10.46 am, Item 10

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

Until 12.01 pm, Item 13

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

Mr Glenn Wilcox

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Deputy Chairperson Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

Member Kris MacDonald

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 


Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

02 April 2015

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number REG/2015/20

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae, Member K MacDonald, Cr SL Stewart and Cr Quax for absence and Cr Brewer, Cr RI Clow and Deputy Mayor PA Hulse for lateness.

CARRIED

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number REG/2015/21

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, 5 March 2015, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Weed Management Advisory - Hana Blackmore

 

Cr DA Krum entered the meeting at 9.43 am.

Cr ME Lee entered the meeting at 9.54 am.

 

Ms Blackmore tabled a document entitled “Human Rights Impact Assessment” and Cr Meriel Watts gave a PowerPoint presentation.

A copy of the documents are attached to the official copy of these minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/22

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      thank Hana Blackmore and Dr Meriel Watts of Weed Management Advisory for their presentation regarding the Human Rights Impact Assessment document.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 April 2015 Regional Strategy & Policy Committee - Item 5.1 Human Rights Impact Assessment

b     2 April 2015 Regional Strategy & Policy Committee - Item 5,1 Dr Meriel Watts presentation

 

 

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

Local Approved Products Policy Adoption

 

Cr CE Brewer entered the meeting at 10.05 am.

Cr WD Walker left the meeting at 10.03 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/23

MOVED by Cr LA Cooper, seconded by Cr DA Krum:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      adopt the Auckland Council Local Approved Products Policy contained in Attachment A to the agenda report, pursuant to Sections 66 to 69 of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 with immediate effect.

b)      endorse the Hearings Panel’s recommendations for staff to commence the following non-regulatory activities:

i)       develop guidelines for the implementation of the Auckland Council Local Approved Products Policy for the Ministry of Health

ii)      undertake additional advocacy work to central government and the Ministry of Health, outside the scope of the Local Approved Products Policy, including restrictions to hours, conditions on licences, information and training.

c)      authorise the Manager, Social Policy and Bylaws, in consultation with Councillor Cooper as Chair of the Hearings Panel, to make any minor changes to the Auckland Council Local Approved Products Policy (LAPP) to correct any identified errors or typographical edits or to reflect any decisions made by the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee.

CARRIED

 

Cr WD Walker returned to the meeting at 10.09 am.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10.10 am.

The meeting reconvened at 10.16 am.


 

10

Update on the Empowered Communities Approach Project

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse entered the meeting at 10.16 am.

Cr ME Lee left the meeting at 10.46 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/24

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      receive the report.

b)      request staff prepare a memorandum by Friday 17 April 2015, outlining how the Empowered Communities Approach will be applied to other activities of council and including, for example, the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Programme.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Disposal Recommendation Report – 237R James Fletcher Drive, Ōtāhuhu

 

Resolution number REG/2015/25

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      approve, in principle, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of any required statutory processes, the disposal of the land at 237R James Fletcher Drive, Ōtāhuhu comprised of an estate in fee simple comprising approximately 238m2 more or less being Lot 45 DP 22869.

b)      approve, under the appropriate delegations, final terms and conditions.

c)      note the proceeds of the sale will be placed in the council’s reserve acquisition account.

CARRIED

 

 

12

175th Auckland Anniversary Weekend Events Presentation

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse left the meeting at 11.18 am.

 

Jane Sheetz, Manager Event Delivery, provided a PowerPoint presentation on the 175th Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

A copy of the document is attached to the official copy of these minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/26

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         receive the 175th Auckland Anniversary Weekend Events presentation.

b)        congratulate all involved in organising the 175th Auckland Anniversary weekend events.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 April 2015 Regional Strategy & Policy Committee - Item 12 presentation

 

 

 

13

Update on the Southern Initiative

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 11.35 am.

Cr RI Clow entered the meeting at 11.46 am.

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse left the meeting at 11.46 am.

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 11.55 am.

Cr J Watson left the meeting at 12.01 pm.

 

Gael Surgenor, Director Community and Social Innovation, provided a PowerPoint presentation on The Southern Initiative.

A copy of the document is attached to the official copy of these minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/27

MOVED by Cr CE Fletcher, seconded by Cr WD Walker:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      receive the presentation regarding The Southern Initiative.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     2 April 2015 Regional Strategy & Policy Committee - Item 13 Southern Initiative presentation

 

 

 

 

 

14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

12.17 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 Regional Strategy and Policy Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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