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, 5 November 2015 at 9.32am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

Until 12.30pm, Item 11

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

From 9.34am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

From 9.39am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

 

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 9.40am, Item 5.1

 

Mr Kris MacDonald

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

From 9.44am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Until 12.29pm, Item 12

 

Cr John Watson

From 10.01am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Penny Webster

From 9.49am, Item 5.1

 

Mr Glenn Wilcox

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Bridget Graham, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

 

Peter Haynes, Chair Albert-Eden Local Board

 

David Holm, Puketāpapa Local Board

 

Jill Naysmith, Deputy Chair, Franklin Local Board

 


Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

05 November 2015

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number REG/2015/84

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 Cr CE Fletcher for absence and from Cr J Watson for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number REG/2015/85

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, 8 October 2015, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

            Items 5.1 and 5.2 were taken together

 

 

5.1

 

Public Input – Richard and Robyn Northey - Fluoridation of the Onehunga Water Supply

 

Cr CE Brewer entered the meeting at 9.34 am.

Cr RI Clow entered the meeting at 9.39 am.

Cr ME Lee entered the meeting at 9.40 am.

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse left the meeting at 9.41 am.

Cr JG Walker entered the meeting at 9.44 am.

Cr MP Webster entered the meeting at 9.49 am.

 

 

Richard and Robyn Northey were present to speak in favour of fluoridation of the Onehunga water supply.

 

A PowerPoint presentation and supporting documents were provided. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

5.2

Public Input - Kane Titchener - Fluoride free NZ

 

Kane Titchener was present to speak against the public input proposal to fluoridate Onehunga's water supply.

 

 

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

 

 

                         Deputy Mayor PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 10.00am.

 Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 10.01 am.

 

             Note:    The motion was put in parts.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/86

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee :

a)     receive the presentation by Richard Northey and Robyn Northey for the fluoridation of the Onehunga water supply and the points raised in the presentation, attached to the minutes.

b)     receive the presentation by Kane Titchener, Fluoride free NZ, against the fluoridation of Onehunga’s water supply and the points raised in the presentation, attached to the minutes.

CARRIED

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee :

c)         request that officers report back, in due course on the implications, including costs of any consultation, to introduce fluoride to Onehunga’s water supply.

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

For

Cr CM Casey

Cr AM Filipaina

Cr DA Krum

Against

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae

Cr CE Brewer

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr RI Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse

Cr ME Lee

Member K MacDonald

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Cr JG Walker

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr MP Webster

Member G Wilcox

Chairperson GS Wood

Abstained

The motion was declared lost by 3 votes to 18.

 

 

 

 

Resolution number REG/2015/87

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee :

d)     request that staff, under delegation from the Chief Executive, write to the Minister of Health to request an update on their position in relation to the LGNZ remit that the Director General of Health be responsible for decisions on fluoridation.

CARRIED

Resolution number REG/2015/88

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee :

e)         request that staff provide an information report on fluoride treatment as currently practiced by Watercare.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to standing order 1.8.6,  Crs CM Casey, C Darby, ME Lee, WD Walker and J Watson requested that their dissenting votes against clause d) be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     5 November 2015 - Regional Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 5.1 - Fluoridation of the Onehunga Water Supply PowerPoint Presentation

b     5 November 2015 - Regional Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 5.1 - supporting information

c    5 November 2015 - Regional Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 5.2 - Fluoride  Free NZ PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

Peter Haynes, Chair Albert-Eden Local Board spoke at Item 10 - Auckland Council Submission: Building (Pools) Amendment Bill.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

Pursuant to Standing Order 2.4.6, the meeting agreed to receive a presentation relating to the general business of the committee, Waste Collection Service Delivery.

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number REG/2015/89

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         agree that the Extraordinary Item - Waste Collection Service Delivery Presentation, be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 


 

14.1

Extraordinary Business - Waste Collection Service Delivery Presentation

 

Cr C Darby left the meeting at 11.06 am.

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae left the meeting at 11.08 am.

Member G Wilcox left the meeting at 11.08 am.

 

 

Resolution number REG/2015/90

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         receive the Waste Collection Service Delivery presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 November 2015 - Regional  Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 14.1 - Waste Collection Service Delivery - PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

9

Extension of Regional Pest Management Plan to December 2016

 

Resolution number REG/2015/91

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      extend the expiry date of the Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan by 12 months from 17 December 2015, to 17 December 2016.

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting was adjourned 11.12am.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11.19am.

 

Crs CE Brewer, LA Cooper, Deputy Mayor PA Hulse, Crs DA Krum, ME Lee, J Watson and MP Webster were not present.

 

 

10

Auckland Council Submission: Building (Pools) Amendment Bill

 

Peter Haynes, Chair of the Albert-Eden Local Board spoke to this item.

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 11.21 am.

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 11.21 am.

Cr J Watson returned to the meeting at 11.22 am.

Cr ME Lee returned to the meeting at 11.22 am.

Cr CE Brewer returned to the meeting at 11.22 am.

Cr DA Krum returned to the meeting at 11.22 am.

Cr LA Cooper returned to the meeting at 11.26 am.

 

Note:   Cr AM Filipaina declared a conflict of interest in this item and neither spoke nor voted on the matter.

The motion was put in parts.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/92

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      approve the draft Auckland Council submission on the Building (Pools) Amendment Bill so that it can be filed with Parliament’s Local Government and Environment Select Committee.

b)      delegate to the Chair of the committee the approval of any minor revisions to the Auckland Council Submission: Building (Pools) Amendment Bill, resulting from changes agreed at the meeting.

c)      approve that the Chair of the committee and a local board representative attend the select committee if needed, along with staff.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number REG/2015/93

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

d)         amend clause 3.7.4 of the submission from ‘a shorter time frame’ to a ‘three year timeframe.’

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

For

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae

Cr CM Casey

Cr LA Cooper

Cr C Darby

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse

Cr ME Lee

Member K MacDonald

Cr WD Walker

Member G Wilcox

Chairperson GS Wood

Against

Cr CE Brewer

Cr WB Cashmore

Cr DA Krum

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Cr JG Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr MP Webster

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 10 votes to 9.

CARRIED

 

11

Manukau Harbour Update

 

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

 

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae retired from the meeting at 12.03 pm.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/94

MOVED by Cr DA Krum, seconded by Cr CM Casey:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      endorse the current Manukau Harbour work programme.

b)      note that regional funding has been committed to fund and complete a scoping and feasibility study for hydrodynamic modelling in the Manukau Harbour this financial year.

c)      note that options for the potential implementation of hydrodynamic modelling will be presented following the completion of the scoping study, and a review of conclusions from that study.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     5 November 2015 - Regional  Strategy and Policy Committee, Item 11 - Manukau Harbour Update

 

 

12

Reports Pending Status Update

 

Cr WD Walker retired from the meeting at 12.29 pm.

 

Resolution number REG/2015/95

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      receive the reports pending status update.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Information Items

 

Resolution number REG/2015/96

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Deputy Mayor PA Hulse:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         receive the summary of information memos and information reports since 8 October 2015.

CARRIED

 

 

 

14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

            Note:   Extraordinary Item 14.1 - Waste Collection Service Delivery Presentation, was      considered prior to Item 8 – Notices of Motion.

 

 

 

 

12.30 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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