I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Governing Body will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Thursday, 7 May 2015

4.00pm, or at the conclusion of the 7 May Budget Committee meeting, whichever is the later

Reception Lounge
Auckland Town Hall
301-305 Queen Street


Governing Body









Len Brown, JP


Deputy Mayor

Penny Hulse



Cr Anae Arthur Anae

Cr Dick Quax


Cr Cameron Brewer

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM


Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE


Cr Bill Cashmore

Cr Wayne Walker


Cr Ross Clow

Cr John Watson


Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Cr Penny Webster


Cr Chris Darby

Cr George Wood, CNZM


Cr Alf Filipaina



Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO



Cr Denise Krum



Cr Mike Lee



Cr Calum Penrose



(Quorum 11 members)




Elaine Stephenson

Democracy Advisor


4 May 2015


Contact Telephone: (09) 890 8117

Email: elaine.stephensoni@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz






Those powers which cannot legally be delegated:


(a)     the power to make a rate; or

(b)     the power to make a bylaw; or

(c)     the power to borrow money, or purchase or dispose of assets, other than in accordance with the long term council community plan; or

(d)     the power to adopt a long term plan, annual plan, or annual report; or

(e)     the power to appoint a Chief Executive; or

(f)      the power to adopt policies required to be adopted and consulted on under the Local Government Act 2002 in association with the long term plan or developed for the purpose of the local governance statement; or

(g)     the power to adopt a remuneration and employment policy.


Additional responsibilities retained by the Governing Body:


(a)     Approval of a draft long term plan or draft annual plan prior to community consultation

(b)     Approval of a draft bylaw prior to community consultation     

(c)     Resolutions required to be made by a local authority under the Local Electoral Act 2001, including the appointment of electoral officer

(d)     Adoption of, and amendment to, the Committee Terms of Reference, Standing Orders and Code of Conduct

(e)     Relationships with the Independent Māori Statutory Board, including the funding agreement and appointments to committees.

(f)      Approval of the Unitary Plan

(g)     Overview of the implementation of the Auckland Plan through setting direction on key strategic projects (e.g. the City Rail Link and the alternative funding mechanisms for transport) and receiving regular reporting on the overall achievement of Auckland Plan priorities and performance measures.



Members of the public


All members of the public must leave the meeting when the public are excluded unless a resolution is passed permitting a person to remain because their knowledge will assist the meeting.



Those who are not members of the public


General principles


·         Access to confidential information is managed on a “need to know” basis where access to the information is required in order for a person to perform their role.

·         Those who are not members of the meeting (see list below) must leave unless it is necessary for them to remain and hear the debate in order to perform their role.

·         Those who need to be present for one confidential item can remain only for that item and must leave the room for any other confidential items.

·         In any case of doubt, the ruling of the chairperson is final.


Members of the meeting


·         The members of the meeting remain (all Governing Body members if the meeting is a Governing Body meeting; all members of the committee if the meeting is a committee meeting).

·         However, standing orders require that a councillor who has a pecuniary conflict of interest leave the room.

·         All councillors have the right to attend any meeting of a committee and councillors who are not members of a committee may remain, subject to any limitations in standing orders.




·         All staff supporting the meeting (administrative, senior management) remain.

·         Only staff who need to because of their role may remain.


Local Board members


·         Local Board members who need to hear the matter being discussed in order to perform their role may remain.  This will usually be if the matter affects, or is relevant to, a particular Local Board area.


Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB)


·         Members of the IMSB who are appointed members of the meeting remain.

·         Other IMSB members and IMSB staff remain if this is necessary in order for them to perform their role.


Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs)


·         Representatives of a CCO can remain only if required to for discussion of a matter relevant to the CCO.




Governing Body

07 May 2015



ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Affirmation                                                                                                                      7

2          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

3          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

4          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

5          Acknowledgements and Achievements                                                                      7

6          Petitions                                                                                                                          7  

7          Public Input                                                                                                                    7

8          Local Board Input                                                                                                          7

9          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                7

10        Notices of Motion                                                                                                          8

11        Adoption of the 7 May 2015 Budget Committee's Long-term Plan 2015 - 2025 recommendations                                                                                                          9  

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 



1          Affirmation




2          Apologies


An apology from Cr JG Walker has been received.


3          Declaration of Interest


Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


There were no minutes to be confirmed.


5          Acknowledgements and Achievements


At the close of the agenda no requests for acknowledgements had been received.


6          Petitions


At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.


7          Public Input


Standing Order 3.21 provides for Public Input.  Applications to speak must be made to the Committee Secretary, in writing, no later than two (2) working days prior to the meeting and must include the subject matter.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allocated to the period for public input with five (5) minutes speaking time for each speaker.


At the close of the agenda no requests for public input had been received.


8          Local Board Input


Standing Order 3.22 provides for Local Board Input.  The Chairperson (or nominee of that Chairperson) is entitled to speak for up to five (5) minutes during this time.  The Chairperson of the Local Board (or nominee of that Chairperson) shall wherever practical, give two (2) days notice of their wish to speak.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.


This right is in addition to the right under Standing Order 3.9.14 to speak to matters on the agenda.


At the close of the agenda no requests for local board input had been received.


9          Extraordinary Business


Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-


(a)        The local  authority by resolution so decides; and


(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-


(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and


(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”


Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-


(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-


(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and


(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but


(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


10        Notices of Motion


At the close of the agenda no requests for notices of motion had been received.


Governing Body

07 May 2015



Adoption of the 7 May 2015 Budget Committee's Long-term Plan 2015 - 2025 recommendations


File No.: CP2015/07575






1.       To consider recommendations from the Budget Committee relating to the Long-term Plan 2015-2025.

Executive Summary

2.       The Long-term Plan 2015-2025 will be considered by the Budget Committee at its meeting earlier on 7 May 2015 and it will make recommendations to the Governing Body. The full reports are available on the agenda for the Budget Committee.



The recommendations for this item will be provided after the meeting of the Budget Committee.




There are no attachments for this report.     



Elaine Stephenson - Democracy Advisor


Stephen Town - Chief Executive