Environment and Community Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Environment and Community Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at 9.34am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Penny Hulse

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Alf Filipaina

Until 11.12am, item 12

Members

IMSB Member James Brown

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

From 9.57am, item 9

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

From 10.51am, item 12

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 9.35am, item 4

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Until 11.07am, item 12

 

Cr Denise Lee

Until 11.07am, item 12

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 9.43am, item 5

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

Until 10.52am, item 12

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

From 10.00am, item 9

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 9.37am, item 5

 

Cr John Watson

From 9.37am, item 5

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

 

 

 


Environment and Community Committee

13 June 2017

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/81

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by IMSB Member G Wilcox:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr G Sayers for absence, Cr R Hills for absence on council business, Cr C Darby and Cr E Collins for lateness and Cr Stewart for early departure on council business.

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/82

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 16 May 2017, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

Cr C Fletcher entered the meeting at 9.35 am.

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Mangroves control - Penny Webster, Landcare Group

 

Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 9.37 am.

Cr W Walker entered the meeting at 9.37 am.

Cr M Lee entered the meeting at 9.43 am.

 

Ms Penny Webster, Mr Thomas Grace and Mr Graeme Purdy representatives of a Landcare Group addressed the committee regarding the local bill on the ability for councils to control mangroves. They tabled a copy of the Thames-Coromandel District Council and Hauraki District Council Mangrove Management Bill.

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

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/83

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         receive the public input and thank Ms Penny Webster, Mr Thomas Grace and Mr Graeme Purdy for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 June 2017, Environment and Community Committee - Item 5.1 - Mangroves control - Penny Webster, Landcare Group - Mangrove Management Bill

 

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

World Masters Games 2017

 

Cr E Collins entered the meeting at 9.57 am.

Cr J Walker entered the meeting at 10.00 am.

 

World Masters Games Chief Executive Jennah Wooten provided an update on the success of the event held in Auckland in April. The Copy of the presentation has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/84

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Chairperson P Hulse:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)    receive the presentation and acknowledge Jennah Wooten for her leadership of Auckland World Masters Games Ltd and for her role in the huge success of the event.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 June 2017, Environment and Community Committee - Item 9 - World Masters Games 2017 - presentation

 

 

10

Council submission on an update to the National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry regarding charging to monitor permitted activities

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/85

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr R Clow:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      approve the submission included as Attachment A to the agenda report entitled ‘Consultation on council charging to monitor permitted activities in the National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry’, dated 30 May 2017, in support of the amendment to the National Environmental Standard – Plantation Forestry.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

11

2017/2018 Arts, Community and Events Regional Non-Contestable and Term Grants Programme

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/86

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina, seconded by Cr C Casey:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         approve the 2017/2018 Arts, Community and Events regional non-contestable grants programme

b)        approve the execution of funding agreements to the following regional arts organisations and the event grants dedicated to achieving Māori outcomes for a one year term:

i.   Q Theatre, $416,598 (uninflated opex budget)

ii.  Te Tuhi, $551,993 (uninflated opex budget)

c)         approve Māori outcomes event grants, $107,304 (uninflated opex budget).

CARRIED

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number ENV/2017/87

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         agree that Item 13 - Public Art in Auckland - its role and opportunities be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Public Art in Auckland - its role and opportunities

 

Staff presented a powerpoint presentation in support of the item. A copy has been placed on the official copy of the minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/88

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina, seconded by Chairperson P Hulse:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 June 2017, Environment and Community Committee - Item 13 - Public Art in Auckland - its role and opportunities - presentation

 

 

12

2017/2018 Public Art Capital Work Programme

 

Cr C Darby entered the meeting at 10.51 am.

Cr S Stewart left the meeting at 10.52 am.

Mayor P Goff left the meeting at 11.07 am.

Cr D Lee left the meeting at 11.07 am.

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina left the meeting at 11.12 am.

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/89

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      approve the 2017/2018 Arts, Community and Events Public Art regional work programme (Attachment A).

b)      delegate authority to the Manager Arts and Culture to approve changes to individual items on the work programme provided such changes do not significantly affect the intent of the programme, noting that significant changes will be presented to the committee for consideration.

CARRIED

 

 

 

14

Information Report - 13 June 2017

 

Resolution number ENV/2017/90

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the information report.

CARRIED

  

 

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There were no extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

11.17 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 Environment and Community Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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