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, 7 April 2016 at 9.35am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

Until 11.06 am, Item 9

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

From 9.39 am, Item 4

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Until 12.07 pm, Item 12

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 9.37 am, Item 3

Until 11.45 am, Item 11

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

From 11.35 am, Item 10

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 9.36 am, Item 3

 

Mr Kris MacDonald

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

From 9.58 am, Item 5

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Until 12.04 pm, Item 12

 

Cr John Watson

From 9.37 am, Item 3

 

Mr Glenn Wilcox

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Mayor Len Brown

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board 

 

Carrol Elliott, Deputy Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

Nick Bakulich, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board member

 


Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

07 April 2016

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number REG/2016/15

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Mayor LCM Brown, Cr SL Stewart, and Cr MP Webster for absence, Deputy Mayor PA Hulse, Cr D Quax and Cr J Watson for lateness, and Cr LA Cooper for early departure.

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Cr LA Cooper declared an interest in Item 11 - District Licensing Committee recruitment process. Cr R Clow subsequently declared an interest at this item.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Cr ME Lee entered the meeting at 9.36 am.

Cr CE Fletcher entered the meeting at 9.37 am.

Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 9.37 am.

Resolution number REG/2016/16

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 3 March 2016, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Petitions

 

4.1

Fluoride Free NZ petition

 

Cr R Clow entered the meeting at 9.39 am.

 

Kane Titchener was in attendance to present a petition from Fluoride Free NZ. The tabled petition has been placed on the official minutes.

Supporting documents were tabled. Copies of the supporting documents have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Prayer of the Petition

We the undersigned require the Council to, in relation to those residents in the Franklin Ward townships of Buckland, Patumahoe, Clarks Beach, Waiau Beach and Glenbrook Beach who receive reticulated water:

1.         consult with those residents in an open, transparent and democratically accountable manner regarding the addition of fluorides to their water supply, as required under section 14 and Part 6 of the Local Government Act 2002; and

2.         immediately cease adding fluorides to their water supply (this constituting medicating these residents without their consent) until such consultation has taken place.

 

We reject the illegal medication of these residents by a private water company, accepted by the Auckland Council on 3 March 2016, in breach of the consultation requirements of the Local Government Act.

Signed by Fluoride Free NZ

As of Thursday, 7 April 2016, 214 signatures accompanied the petition.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/17

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      receive the petition from Fluoride Free NZ and thank Kane Titchener for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 April 2016, Regional Strategy and Policy Committee, Item 4.1, Fluoride Free NZ petition - supporting information

 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Robin Houlker - potential reserve revocation , 49 Nihill Crescent

 

Ms Houlker tabled her presentation. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr D Quax entered the meeting at 9.58 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/18

MOVED by Cr C Brewer, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      thank Robin Houlker for her public input presentation regarding the potential reserve revocation, 49 Nihill Crescent.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 April 2016, Regional Strategy and Policy Committee, Item 5.1, Robin Houlker - potential reserve revocation, 49 Nihill Crescent - presentation

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

6.1

Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 11, District Licensing Committee recruitment process

 

Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board,  Carrol Elliott, Deputy Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, and Nick Bakulich, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board member, spoke at Item 11, District Licensing Committee recruitment process.

 

6.2

Carrol Elliott, Deputy Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Item 10, Auckland Citizens Advice Bureaux Incorporated Funding for 2016-2018

 

Carrol Elliott, Deputy Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board and Nick Bakulich, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board member, spoke at Item 10, Auckland Citizens Advice Bureaux Incorporated Funding for 2016-2018.

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 



9

Reserve revocation and disposal recommendation report

 

 

 

The motion was taken in parts.

Note:   Changes to clauses a) and b) were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

 

 

Resolution number REG/2016/19

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      approve, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of any required statutory processes, and confirmation that this is not required as part of the Greenways project, the revocation of the reserve status and disposal of the portion of 49 Nihill Crescent, Mission Bay described as Lot 2 Deposited Plan 21200 comprising approximately 875m2 contained in certificate of title NA30A/1311, as it is surplus to council requirements.

b)      approve, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of any required statutory processes, and confirmation that this is not required as part of the Greenways project, the disposal of the portion of 49 Nihill Crescent, Mission Bay described as Lot 1 Deposited Plan 20245 comprising approximately 809m2 contained in certificate of title NA30A/1310, as it is surplus to council requirements.

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

For

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae

Cr C Brewer

Cr W Cashmore

Cr R Clow

Cr LA Cooper

Cr AM Filipaina

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr DA Krum

Member K MacDonald

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr JG Walker

Member G Wilcox

Chairperson GS Wood

Against

Cr C Casey

Cr C Darby

Cr ME Lee

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Abstained

The motion was declared carried by 14 votes to 5.

CARRIED

 

Cr C Darby left the meeting at 11.02 am.

 

 

 

Resolution number REG/2016/20

MOVED by Cr AM Filipaina, seconded by Cr CM Penrose:   

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

c)      approve, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of any required statutory processes, the revocation of the reserve status and disposal of 12R Birdwood Avenue, Papatoetoe described as Lot 4 DP 47128 comprising approximately 374m2, as it is surplus to council requirements.

d)      agree that the final terms and conditions be approved under the appropriate delegations.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Crs C Casey, ME Lee and J Watson requested that their dissenting votes be recorded.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.06 am and reconvened at 11.13 am.

Crs AJ Anae and C Darby were not in attendance when the meeting reconvened.

 

 

10

Auckland Citizens Advice Bureaux Incorporated Funding for 2016-2018

 

Carrol Elliott, Deputy Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, accompanied by Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board  and Nick Bakulich, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board member, spoke at Item 10, Auckland Citizens Advice Bureaux Incorporated Funding for 2016-2018.

 

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 11.20 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/21

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr AM Filipaina:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         thank the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board members for their presentation.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Clause b) was incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse entered the meeting at 11.35 am.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/22

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      approve funding of $1.796 million on an annual basis for Auckland Citizens Advice Bureaux Incorporated (ACABx) for 2016-2018, and note that the provision for this expenditure is included in the Long-term Plan 2015-2025.

b)      seek information from staff regarding a review of the service after consultation with the 21 local boards on the issues raised by the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board regarding Auckland Citizens Advice Bureaux Incorporated funding, to achieve greater equity and fairness, taking into consideration social issues in local communities across Auckland.

CARRIED

 

 


 

11

District Licensing Committee recruitment process

 

Crs R Clow and LA Cooper declared a conflict of interest in this item and left the room, they neither spoke nor voted on the matter.

Cr R Clow left the meeting at 11.41 am.

Cr LA Cooper left the meeting at 11.41 am.

 

Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board , accompanied by Carrol Elliott, Deputy Chair of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board and  Nick Bakulich, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board member, spoke at Item 11, District Licensing Committee recruitment process.

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.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/23

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         thank the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board members for their presentation on the District Licensing Committee recruitment process.

CARRIED

 

Cr CE Fletcher retired from the meeting at 11.45 am.

 

Note:   Clause d) was incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/24

MOVED by Cr CM Penrose, seconded by Cr C Casey:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      approve extending the current District Licensing Committee contracts to mid-2017.

b)      agree that staff will report to the incoming Governing Body after the October 2016 election with a proposed process and timetable for District Licensing Committee recruitment.

c)      endorse the District Licensing Committee draft selection criteria (as attached to the agenda report) for consultation.

d)      endorse the submission of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and Otāra-Papatoetoe local boards around the criteria for District Licensing Committee selection.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 April 2016, Regional Strategy & Policy Committee, Item 11, District Licensing Committee Recruitment Process - Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board and Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


12

Auckland Council Submission on the Freshwater Reforms 2016, Next Steps for Freshwater Consultation Document

 

Cr LA Cooper returned to the meeting at 11.57 am.

Cr WD Walker retired from the meeting at 12.04 pm.

Cr LA Cooper retired from the meeting at 12.07 pm.

Cr R Clow returned to the meeting at 12.08 pm.

Cr J Watson left the meeting at 12.10 pm.

Cr J Watson returned to the meeting at 12.23 pm.

 

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.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/25

MOVED by Cr W Cashmore, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      approve the submission, attached to the agenda report, including any amendments agreed by the committee, in response to the Ministry for the Environment's ‘Next Steps for freshwater Consultation Document '.

b)      delegate authority to the Chair of the committee to approve any final amendments to the submission resulting from changes agreed at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     7 April 2016, Regional Strategy & Policy Committee, Item 12, Auckland Council Submission on the Freshwater Reforms 2016, Next Steps for Freshwater Consultation Document - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

13

Regional Strategy and Policy Committee Work Programme 2015/2016 - April Update

 

Resolution number REG/2016/26

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      note progress against the forward work programme from August 2015 – March 2016, and note the updated programme to September 2016.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Reports Pending Status Update

 

Resolution number REG/2016/27

MOVED by Cr CM Penrose, seconded by Cr C Casey:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      receive the reports pending status update.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Information Items

 

Resolution number REG/2016/28

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr AM Filipaina:  

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)      receive the summary of information memos since 25 February 2016.

CARRIED

 

 

 

16        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

12.46 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:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................