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 July 2015 at 9.35am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

From 9.54am, Item 5.2.

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

From 10.01am, Item 5.2.

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

From 10.02am, Item 5.2.

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

Until 10.49am, Item 11.

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 9.41am, Item 5.2.

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

 

Mr Glenn Wilcox

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper

 

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

 

Member Kris MacDonald

 

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

 


Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

02 July 2015

 

1††††††††† Apologies

 

Resolution number REG/2015/50

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr LA Cooper, Cr CE Fletcher, Cr J Watson and Member K MacDonald for absence, and 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/2015/51

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 June 2015, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4††††††††† Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

5††††††††† Public Input

 

5.1

Otahuhu Mainstreet & Commercial Association presentation on Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) programme

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

5.2

Wiri Business Association presentation on Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) programme

 

Cr WD Walker entered the meeting at 9.41 am.

Cr RI Clow entered the meeting at 9.54 am.

Cr AM Filipaina entered the meeting at 10.01 am.

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse entered the meeting at 10.02 am.

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given in support of 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 REG/2015/52

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† thank Audrey Williams, Manager of Wiri Business Association, for her presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 2 July 2015 Regional Strategy & Policy Committee - Item 5.2 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

Registration of Interest for the Expansion of Rural Broadband

 

Resolution number REG/2015/53

MOVED by Cr MP Webster, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve Auckland Councilís Registration of Interest for submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

b)††††† note that staff are developing a Digital Enablement Plan, as per the direction of the Economic Development Committee, in support of the registration of interest, and in line with the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employmentís recommendation.

c)††††† endorse staff to continue to work with the members of the Broadband political working party to develop alternative approaches to supplying broadband in rural Auckland.

CARRIED

 

 

10

Earthquake-Prone Building Legislation Update

 

Cr WD Walker left the meeting at 10.25 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/54

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† suspend the provision of Auckland Councilís Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2011-2016 that relates to the Council completing assessments on all pre-1976 commercial and large residential structures by 2015, unless they are of unreinforced brick masonry (UBM) construction.

b)††††† suspend the provision of Auckland Councilís Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2011-2016 that relates to building owners being granted three months to provide feedback before provisional assessments are finalized and that council will not finalize any assessments with a rating over 33 per cent of the new building standard (NBS) unless they are of unreinforced brick masonry (UBM) construction.

c)††††† request council staff engage with Local Government New Zealand on wider issues of the proposed legislative change and support their involvement in the Regulation Redevelopment Task Group.

d)††††† request the Building Control department work with Councillors Wood and Anae to prepare and submit a supplementary submission on the Building (Earthquake-Prone Buildings) Amendment Bill 2013 no later than the closing submission date of 16 July 2015.

e)††††† distribute the report to local boards and the Independent Māori Statutory Board for their information.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Establishment of a Weed Management Policy Implementation Political Advisory Group

 

Cr D Quax retired from the meeting at 10.49 am.

Cr WD Walker returned to the meeting at 10.52 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/55

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve the establishment of a political advisory group comprising the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee chair and up to five other councilors, a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board and between six and 10 local board members to provide oversight of the implementation of Auckland Councilís Weed Management Policy.

b)††††† note that the Weed Management Policy best practice reference group will be established in parallel from 1 July 2015, via an expression of interest process.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number REG/2015/56

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

c)         appoint Cr GS Wood (Chair), Cr AJ Anae, Cr RI Clow, Cr C Darby, Cr WD Walker and Cr MP Webster to the Weed Management Policy Implementation Political Advisory Group.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Productivity Commission Inquiry "more effective social services"

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given in support of 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 REG/2015/57

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† retrospectively endorse Auckland Councilís submission to the Productivity Commissionís ďmore effective social servicesĒ Inquiry.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

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


 

13

Information Items

 

Resolution number REG/2015/58

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† receive the information items.

CARRIED

 

 

14††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

11.11 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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