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, 4 August 2016 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr George Wood, CNZM

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

From 10.02 am, Item 5.3, until 1.06 pm.

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

From 9.35 am, until 1.06 pm.

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

From 10.20 am, Item 5.4, until 12.27 pm, Item 11.

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 9.34 am.

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

 

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 10.19 am, Item 5.4.

 

Member Kris MacDonald

From 9.44 am, Item 5.1 , until 1.06 pm.

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

From 9.53 am, Item 5.1.

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 10.01 am, Item 5.3, until 1.06 pm.

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker

 

 

 

Member Glenn Wilcox

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Chair Lydia Sosene

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 


Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

04 August 2016

 

 

Chair George Wood acknowledged the Hunua Pest Management Project, which won the Local Government New Zealand Air New Zealand EXCLLENCE Award for Environmental Impact on 25 July 2016.

 

Cr CE Fletcher entered the meeting at 9.34 am.

Mayor LCM Brown entered the meeting at 9.35 am.

 

1††††††††† Apologies

Resolution number REG/2016/58

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr AM Filipaina, Cr JG Walker and Member G Wilcox for absence and from Cr C Brewer, Cr ME Lee, Member K MacDonald, Cr D Quax and Cr WD Walker for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

Cr LA Cooper declared an interest in Item 11 - Report from the Community Development and Safety Committee - Findings from the review of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy 2012 and Item 13 - Auckland Council submission on the Review of Class 4 Gambling discussion document.

 

††††††††††† Cr R Clow subsequently declared an interest at Item 11 - Report from the Community Development and Safety Committee - Findings from the review of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy 2012 and Item 13 - Auckland Council submission on the Review of Class 4 Gambling discussion document.

 

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number REG/2016/59

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, 7 July 2016, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4††††††††† Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 


 

5††††††††† Public Input

 

5.1

Cancer Society on Smokefree Policy review

 

Member K MacDonald entered the meeting at 9.44 am.

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae left the meeting at 9.52 am.

Cr D Quax entered the meeting at 9.53 am.

 

 

John Loof, Chief Executive, Cancer Society Auckland, provided a PowerPoint presentation in support. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number REG/2016/60

MOVED by Cr CE Fletcher, seconded by Cr C Casey:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† receive the presentation from John Loof, Chief Executive, Cancer Society Auckland, and thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 4 August 2016 - Regional Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 5.1 - Cancer Society PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

5.2

David Hopkins - Smoking in public places

 

Mr Hopkins was present to address the committee on what is happening regarding smoking in public places in Auckland and in particular, Manurewa.

 

 

Resolution number REG/2016/61

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)†††††††† receive the presentation from David Hopkins and thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 


 

5.3

Zoe Hawke - National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service, Hapai Te Hauora

 

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae returned to the meeting at 9.57 am.

Cr WD Walker entered the meeting at 10.01 am.

Cr C Brewer entered the meeting at 10.02 am.

 

 

Zoe Hawke, General Manager Ė National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service, Hāpai Te Hauora, Māori Public Health, was present to address the committee on the implications for Māori in regards to the Smokefree Policy Review recommendations. 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/2016/62

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)†††††††† receive the presentation from Zoe Hawke, General Manager Ė National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service, Hāpai Te Hauora, and thank her for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 4 August 2016 - Regional Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 5.3 -† National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

5.4

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) - Smokefree Policy Review

 

Cr ME Lee entered the meeting at 10.19 am.

Cr R Clow entered the meeting at 10.20 am.

 

 

Dr David Sinclair, ARPHS Medical Officer of Health, and† Dean Adam, Manager, Health Improvement, were present to address the committee on its specific regulatory role in regional smokefree enforcement that could be supported by councilís decision.

 

 

Resolution number REG/2016/63

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)†††††††† receive the presentation from Dr David Sinclair, Medical Officer of Health, and Dean Adam, Manager, Health Improvement, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 


 

6††††††††† Local Board Input

 

6.1

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board presentation on Boarding Houses

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse left the meeting at 10.29 am.

 

 

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Chair Lydia Sosene provided a PowerPoint presentation. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number REG/2016/64

MOVED by Chairperson GS Wood, seconded by Cr R Clow:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† receive the presentation from Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Chair Lydia Sosene, on the proliferation of boarding houses.

b)        request the continuance of the proactive compliance approach to monitoring and inspection of boarding houses in Auckland and request an update to the appropriate committee of the whole on inspections and observations in early 2017.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 4 August 2016 - Regional Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 6.1 - Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board presentation on Boarding Houses PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

7††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

8††††††††† Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 


 

 

 

9

Smokefree Policy Review Findings and Decision on Next Steps

 

Cr J Watson left the meeting at 11.00 am.

Cr J Watson returned to the meeting at 11.05 am.

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae left the meeting at 11.15 am.

Mayor LCM Brown left the meeting at 11.15 am.

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae returned to the meeting at 11.24 am.

Chairperson GS Wood vacated the chair and left the meeting at 11.34 am and Deputy Chair AJ Anae assumed the chair.

Chairperson GS Wood returned to the meeting at 11.39 am and resumed the chair.

Cr CM Penrose left the meeting at 11.40 am.

Cr CM Penrose returned to the meeting at 11.45 am.

Cr MP Webster left the meeting at 11.54 am.

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 11.59 am.

Mayor LCM Brown returned to the meeting at 11.59 am.

 

Note:†† Changes to the original motion were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         agree that its response to the findings of the Smokefree Policy Review is to progress:

i)          the revision of the existing smokefree policy, strengthening our existing policy framework and intent to 2025, with a† more targeted demographic approach and a greater emphasis on more effective implementation. This is to include investigation of whether council contracts, leases, licences, events and grants stipulate a smokefree requirement.

ii)         the investigation of a smokefree bylaw Ė commence the statutory process for investigating a draft smokefree bylaw to complement the councilís smokefree policy.

b)†††††††† agree that, as part of this work, Auckland Council will develop an action plan to target those most in need, including Māori, Pasifika and vulnerable populations.

 

 

 

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr C Casey by way of amendment:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

c)         express concern that council holds investments in British American Tobacco and note this matter is to be addressed verbally by the Group Chief Financial Officer at the 9 August 2016, Finance and Performance Committee meeting.

The amendment was ruled out of order by the Chairperson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion was put in parts.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/65

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         agree that its response to the findings of the Smokefree Policy Review is to progress:

i)          the revision of the existing smokefree policy, strengthening our existing policy framework and intent to 2025, with a† more targeted demographic approach and a greater emphasis on more effective implementation. This is to include investigation of whether council contracts, leases, licences, events and grants stipulate a smokefree requirement.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number REG/2016/66

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         agree that its response to the findings of the Smokefree Policy Review is to progress:

ii)         the investigation of a smokefree bylaw Ė commence the statutory process for investigating a draft smokefree bylaw to complement the councilís smokefree policy.

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

For

Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae

Mayor LCM Brown

Cr C Casey

Cr R Clow

Cr C Darby

Cr CE Fletcher

Cr DA Krum

Member K MacDonald

Cr WD Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr MP Webster

Chairperson GS Wood

Against

Cr C Brewer

Cr W Cashmore

Cr LA Cooper

Cr ME Lee

Cr CM Penrose

Cr D Quax

Cr SL Stewart

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 12 votes to 7.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number REG/2016/67

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

b)†††††††† agree that, as part of this work, Auckland Council will develop an action plan to target those most in need, including Māori, Pasifika and vulnerable populations.

CARRIED

 

Note:†† resolution a) i) will be provided to councilís CCO / External Partnerships team.

 

 

 

 

 

10

Report from the Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee 20 July 2016 - Open Space Provision Policy

 

Cr DA Krum left the meeting at 12.13 pm.

Cr C Darby left the meeting at 12.13 pm.

Cr DA Krum returned to the meeting at 12.18 pm.

Cr MP Webster left the meeting at 12.18 pm.

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 12.20 pm.

 

 

Resolution number REG/2016/68

MOVED by Cr CE Fletcher, seconded by Cr R Clow:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve the Open Space Provision Policy.

b)††††† authorise the Manager Parks and Recreation Policy to make minor amendments and approve the final publication of the adopted Open Space Provision Policy

c)††††† note that the financial implications in the implementation of the Open Space Provision Policy will be considered in the forthcoming Long Term Plan process.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Report from the Community Development and Safety Committee - Findings from the review of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy 2012

 

Cr LA Cooper and Cr R Clow declared an interest in this item and neither spoke nor voted on the issue.

Cr LA Cooper left the meeting at 12.26 pm.

Cr R Clow retired from the meeting at 12.27 pm.

 

 

Note:†† Changes to the original motion were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/69

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         adopt the Auckland Council Whānau Internal Strategy to Minimise Alcohol-Related Harm 2016 (Attachment B of the agenda report), subject to the inclusion of the following in section 6.0 of the strategy:

i) †††††††† reference to Auckland Councilís commitment to the Aucklandís Action on Alcohol Plan 2013-2018

ii)            reference to the Auckland Councilís participation in the Auckland Alcohol Executive Planning Group

iii)          reference to Auckland Councilís collaboration with non-government organisations and community networks.

b)        delegate authority to the Chair of the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee to approve the specific wording of the amendments to the strategy to implement resolution a) above.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Resolution of the Arts, Culture and Events Committee 28 June 2016 - UNESCO Creative Cities Network

 

Resolution number REG/2016/70

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† request staff undertake analysis and report to the committee (or relevant committee) with a recommended position on the industry-led application to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Creative Cities Network within the creative field of Music.

CARRIED

 

Note:†† Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr C Brewer, Cr CE Fletcher, Cr D Quax, and Cr MP Webster requested that their dissenting votes be recorded.

 

 

13

Auckland Council submission on the Review of Class 4 Gambling discussion document

 

Cr LA Cooper and Cr R Clow declared an interest in this item and neither spoke nor voted on the issue.

 

 

Resolution number REG/2016/71

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve Auckland Councilís submission to the Department of Internal Affairsí Discussion Document: Review of Class 4 gambling (Attachment A to the agenda report).

b)††††† delegate authority to the Chair of the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee to approve any final amendments to the submission resulting from changes agreed at the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Note:†† Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr CE Fletcher and Cr CM Penrose requested that their dissenting votes be recorded.

 


 

14

Auckland Councilís submission on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No. 2)

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 12.35 pm.

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 12.35 pm.

Cr LA Cooper returned to the meeting at 12.36 pm.

 

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided and a report and draft submission were tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/72

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)         approve the Auckland Council submission on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No. 2) as tabled at the meeting.

b)        delegate authority to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee to approve any final amendments to the submission resulting from changes agreed at the meeting and/or any minor editorial changes.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 4 August 2016 - Regional Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 14 - Auckland Council's submission on the LGA 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) PowerPoint presentation

b†††† 4 August 2016 - Regional Strategy & Policy Committee - Item 14 - Auckland Council's submission on the LGA 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) report and draft submission

 

 

15

Disposal Recommendation Report

 

Resolution number REG/2016/73

MOVED by Cr W Cashmore, seconded by Cr CM Penrose:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† approve, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of any required statutory processes, the revocation of the reserve status of 161R Maraetai Drive, Maraetai comprising approximately 1,057m2 more or less being Lot 12 DP 34466, on the basis that site is not serving or likely to serve a park function.

b)††††† approve, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of any required statutory processes, the disposal of 161R Maraetai Drive, Maraetai comprising approximately 1,057m2 more or less being Lot 12 DP 34466.

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

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1.06 pm and reconvened at 2.04 pm.

 

Cr C Brewer, Mayor LCM Brown, Cr C Darby, Deputy Mayor PA Hulse, Cr DA Krum, Member K MacDonald, and Cr WD Walker were not present.

 

 

 


16

Update on outcomes of new inorganics service

 

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 2.05 pm.

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 2.07 pm.

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 2.13 pm.

Cr DA Krum returned to the meeting at 2.14 pm.

 

Staff provided a PowerPoint presentation 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. A video presentation was also displayed.

 

Resolution number REG/2016/74

MOVED by Cr SL Stewart, seconded by Deputy Chairperson AJ Anae:

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† note the outcomes of the new inorganics collection service.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 4 August 2016 - Regional Strategy and Policy Committee - Item 16 -Update on outcomes of new inorganics service PowerPoint presentation

 

17

Reports Pending Status Update

 

Resolution number REG/2016/75

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† receive the reports pending status update.

CARRIED

 

18

Information Items

 

Resolution number REG/2016/76

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

That the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee:

a)††††† receive the summary of information memos since 1 July 2016.

CARRIED

 

19††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

2.23 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:........................................................