Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee  held in the Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 at 10.35am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Wayne Walker

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Until 11.42am, item 11.1

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 10.41am, item 9

 

Cr John Watson

From 10.41am, item 9

 

ABSENT

 

 

Member Liane Ngamane

For absence

 

Member Karen Wilson

For absence

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

For absence

(Ex-officio)

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

For absence

 

Cr Mike Lee

For lateness

 

Cr John Watson

For lateness

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Cr George Wood

From 10.44am, item 9; until 10.54am, item 9

 

 

 


Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee

21 July 2015

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number ENV/2015/14

MOVED by Chairperson WD Walker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson LA Cooper:  

That the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Deputy Mayor Hulse, Councillor Fletcher, member Ngamane and member Wilson for absence and Councillors Watson and Lee for lateness.

CARRIED

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ENV/2015/15

MOVED by Chairperson WD Walker, seconded by Cr CM Casey:  

That the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 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

 

7.1

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress 2015

 

The Chair tabled a minor report to update the committee on the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress 2015. This item will be considered under item 11.1.

 

The next meeting is in October 2015 and the Chairperson wished to update the committee before the next meeting.

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2015/16

MOVED by Chairperson WD Walker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson LA Cooper:  

That the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee:

a)         agree to discuss the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress 2015 report under item 11.1

 

CARRIED

 

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 10.41 am.

Cr M Lee entered the meeting at 10.41 am.

Cr G Wood entered the meeting at 10.44am.

Cr G Wood left the meeting at 10.54am.

 

9

Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grants Programme 2015/2016

 

MOVED by Chairperson WD Walker, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee:

a)      adopt the Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grants Programme framework (consisting of criteria, funding exclusions, investment approach and timing of funding) for the 2015/2016 financial year.

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2015/17

Cr CM Casey MOVED an amendment by way of addition to a), seconded by Cr J Watson:  

a)…. for the 2015/2016 financial year, with the following amendment:

i)        with provision for more than 70% of the value of grant applications to be allocated in exceptional circumstances; (number 25, investment approach in the report).

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Note:         Pursuant to Standing Orders 1.8.6, Councillors Lee, Darby and Cooper requested that their vote against the amendment be recorded.

 

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2015/18

Chairperson WD Walker MOVED the following substantive motion, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee:

a)      adopt the Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grants Programme framework (consisting of criteria, funding exclusions, investment approach and timing of funding) for the 2015/2016 financial year with the following amendment:

i)        with provision for more than 70% of the value of grant applications to be allocated in exceptional circumstances; (number 25, investment approach in the report)

CARRIED

 

 


10

Progress Report on action items arising from minutes of previous meetings

 

Resolution number ENV/2015/19

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

That the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee:

a)      receive the progress report on action items arising from minutes of previous meetings.

CARRIED

  

 

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

Deputy Chairperson LA Cooper left the meeting at 11.42 am.

 

11.1

Update report on the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress 2015

 

The Chairperson tabled a report and spoke in support to the item.

 

A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2015/20

MOVED by Chairperson WD Walker, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

That the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee:

a)         receive the Chairperson’s report on International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress 2015.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 July 2015 Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage: Item 11.1- International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress 2015

 

 

 

11.59 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 Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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