Komiti Whakarite Mahere /

Planning Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 at 9.39am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Richard Hills

 

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

Until 11.40, Item 6.4

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

Until 1.27pm, Item 9

 

Cr Penny Hulse

Until 1.57pm, Item 13

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 2.27pm, Item C1

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

From 9.56am, Item 5.1

Until 12.30pm, Item 8

 

IMSB Member Liane Ngamane

Until 12.46pm

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

Until 12.46pm

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

From 9.43pm, Item 5

 

Cr Paul Young

From 9.41pm, Item 5

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Andrew Baker

Deputy Chair, Franklin Local Board

 

Graeme Easte

Member, Albert-Eden Local Board

 

Beth Houlbrooke

Chair, Rodney Local Board

 

Julia Parfitt, JP

Chair, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 

Greg Presland

Chair, Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 


Planning Committee

04 June 2019

 

 

 

 

1           Apologies

  

Resolution number PLA/2019/41

MOVED by Chairperson C Darby, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)          accept the apologies from Cr J Bartley, Cr L Cooper and Cr A Filipaina for absence, and Cr R Clow and Cr D Newman for early departure.

CARRIED

Note:    Apologies were subsequently received from IMSB Member T Henare and
Cr P Hulse for early departure.

 

 

 

2           Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3           Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/42

MOVED by Chairperson C Darby, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4           Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

5           Public Input

 

 

Cr P Young entered the meeting at 9.41 am.

Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 9.43 am.

 

 

5.1

Public Input - PricewaterhouseCoopers - findings of Urban Competitiveness Project

 

Geoff Cooper was in attendance to speak to the committee.

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

 

 

Cr D Newman entered the meeting at 9.56 am.

IMSB Member T Henare left the meeting at 10.07 am.

 

Note:    clause b) was added with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/43

MOVED by Cr R Clow, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       receive the public input from the Chief Economist PricewaterhouseCoopers about the findings of the Urban Competitiveness Project report.

b)         refer the presentation to council’s Chief of Strategy and the Chief Executive of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development for consideration in current and future work programmes.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     4 June 2019 Planning Committee:  Item 5.1 - Public Input - PricewaterhouseCoopers - findings of Urban Competitiveness Project, presentation

 

 

Note:    Items 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 were considered together.

 

 

5.2

Public Input - Tree Council - Paturoa Road Kauri tree protection  

5.3

Public Input - Save Our Kauri Trust - Paturoa Road Kauri tree protection  

5.4

Public Input - Te Taou/ Ngāti Whaatua - Paturoa Road Kauri   

 

Dr Mels Barton gave a presentation in support of this item. The presentation and supporting documents were circulated in the agenda.

 

IMSB Member T Henare returned to the meeting at 10.17 am.

Mayor P Goff left the meeting at 10.21 am.

 

Steve Abel spoke to the committee in support of this item.

 

Chris Pairama gave a presentation in support of this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cate Macinnes-Ng spoke to the committee in support of this item.

 

Mayor P Goff returned to the meeting at 11.28 am.

 

Note:    clause b) was added with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/44

MOVED by Cr C Casey, seconded by Cr R Clow:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)          receive the public input from Dr Mels Barton on behalf of the Tree Council, Steve Abel on behalf of Save Our Kauri Trust, Chris Pairama on behalf of Te Taou/Ngāti Whaatua and Cate Macinnes-Ng about protecting the kauri on Paturoa Road, Titirangi and thank them for attending.

b)         request staff to provide a report on all options to prevent the felling of Awhi Awhi and the kauri trees under threat at 40-42 Paturoa Road, Titirangi.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     4 June 2019 Planning Committee:  Item 5.4 - Public Input - Te Taou/ Ngāti Whaatua - Paturoa Road Kauri , presentation

 

 

6           Local Board Input

 

 

Note:    The chairperson accorded precendence to Item 6.4 at this time.

 

 

6.4

Local Board Input - Waitakere Ranges Local Board - Paturoa Road kauri

 

Chairperson Greg Presland was in attendance.

 

Cr R Clow left the meeting at 11.40 am.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/45

MOVED by Cr E Collins, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       receive the Waitākere Ranges Local Board input about the Paturoa Road kauri and thank Chairperson Greg Presland for attending.

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.45 and reconvened at 11.57am.

 

IMSB Member T Henare, IMSB Member L Ngamane and Cr G Sayers were not present.

 

 

6.1

Local Board Input - Albert Eden Local Board - delays to suburban trains at level crossings and stations

 

Member Graeme Easte was in attendance.

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

 

IMSB Member L Ngamane returned to the meeting at 12.01 pm.

IMSB Member T Henare returned to the meeting at 12.01 pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/46

MOVED by Cr C Casey, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)          receive the Albert-Eden Local Board input regarding delays to suburban trains at level crossings and stations and thank Member Graeme Easte for attending.

b)         refer the presentation to Auckland Transport for consideration and feedback to this committee or the Finance and Performance Committee.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     4 June 2019 Planning Committee:  Item 6.1 - Local Board Input - Albert Eden Local Board - delays to suburban trains at level crossings and stations, Presentation

 


 

 

6.2

Local Board Input - Rodney Local Board - Warkworth Structure Plan

 

Chairperson Beth Houlbrooke was in attendance.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/47

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr J Watson:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       receive the Rodney Local Board input regarding the Warkworth Structure Plan and thank Chairperson Beth Houlbrooke for attending.

CARRIED

 

 

6.3

Local Board Input - Franklin Local Board - Unlock Pukekohe High Level Project Plan

 

Deputy Chairperson Andrew Baker was in attendance.

 

Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 12.14 pm.

Cr C Fletcher left the meeting at 12.16 pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/48

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       receive the Franklin Local Board input regarding the Unlock Pukekohe High Level Project Plan and thank Deputy Chairperson Andrew Baker for attending.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:    Item 6.4 Local Board Input - Waitakere Ranges Local Board - Paturoa Road kauri was considered before Item 6.1 Local Board Input - Albert Eden Local Board - delays to suburban trains at level crossings and stations.

 

 

7           Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8

Kia Puāwai/Unlock Pukekohe High Level Project Plan

 

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

 

IMSB Member T Henare left the meeting at 12.24 pm.

Mayor P Goff left the meeting at 12.30 pm.

Cr D Newman left the meeting at 12.30 pm.

IMSB Member T Henare returned to the meeting at 12.37 pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/49

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Member P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       approve the Kia Puāwai/Unlock Pukekohe High Level Project Plan.

b)       approve Panuku Development Auckland as Auckland Council’s lead urban regeneration and delivery agency for Pukekohe within the Kia Puāwai/Unlock Pukekohe boundary.

c)       recommend to the Finance and Performance Committees the disposal of the following properties, subject to the conclusion of any required statutory processes, to enable delivery of the Kia Puāwai/Unlock Pukekohe High Level Project Plan objectives:

Panuku managed properties on behalf of Auckland Council:

i)        27 Tobin Street, Pukekohe being Lot 1 DP 134911, held in NA79C/588;

ii)       The land adjacent to 35 Tobin Street, Pukekohe being Lot 17 DP 117297 held in NA 66C/942;

iii)      172 Manukau Road, Pukekohe being Section 2 SO 440667 held in RT 599298;

iv)      174 Manukau Road, Pukekohe being Section 8 SO 440667 held in RT 599299;

v)       176 Manukau Road, Pukekohe being Section 6 and 9 SO 440667 held in RT 599300;

vi)      180 Manukau Road, Pukekohe being Section 4 SO 440667 held in 599301;

vii)     182 Manukau Road, Pukekohe being Section 11 SO 440667 held in 599297;

Auckland Transport managed properties on behalf of Auckland Council:

Subject to agreement with Auckland Transport on the transport and parking outcomes for the town centre for the properties listed viii)- xvi).

viii)    1 Roulston Street, Pukekohe being Lot 2 DP 70196 held in NA25D/1435;

ix)      3 Roulston Street, Pukekohe being Lot 18 DP 7997 held in NA199/173;

x)       29 and 29a Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe being Lot 3 DP 78584 held in NA 91D/796 and Lot 12 DP 7997 held in NA380/104;

xi)      4 Tobin Street, Pukekohe being lot 3,4 and 5 DP 136696 Pts Lot 12 DP 4216 held In NA80/405, NA80C/406, NA80C/407, NA191/285 and NA 188/159;

xii)     9 Tobin Street, Pukekohe being Lot 1-9 DP 54202, Pt Lot 1 DP 4688 and Pt Lot 24 DP 4216 held in NA8B/881, Lot 1 DP 89841 held in NA46D/1063 and Lot 3 DP 92280 held in NA48D/877;

xiii)    7 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe being Lot 1 DP 80851 held in NA37C/583, Pt Lot 2 DP 32793 held in NA51D/1059, Lot 1 DP 51778 held in NA48C/248 and Pt Lot 2 DP 6976 (also known as Pt Allotment 30 Suburban Section 2 Pukekohe Parish) held in NA1077/34;

xiv)    24 Hall Street, Pukekohe being Lot 2 DP 89699, Lot 2 DP 107822, Lot 21 DP 9934, Lot 3 DP 97270, Lot 3 DP 98490, Lot 20 DP 9934, Lot 3 DP 91272, Lot 2 DP 134717, Lot 4 DP 134717 held in NA46D/648, NA60A/686, NA351/111, NA53A/590, NA53C/1091, NA364/221, NA48B/958, NA79C/168, NA79C/170;

xv)     9 Hall Street, Pukekohe being Section 1 SO 489697 held in RT 717226;

xvi)    2 Golding Road, Pukekohe being Section 2 SO 476438 held in 682560;

Auckland Council managed properties:

Subject to completion of the reserve revocation process for properties listed xxi) to xxii).

xvii)   the land adjacent to 603 Buckland Road, Pukekohe being Lot 1 DP 55095 held in NA7B/54;

xviii)  42 Seddon Street, Pukekohe being Lot 3 DP 133175 held in NA76D/465;

xix)    22 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe being Lot 2 DP 154963 held in NA92C/446;

xx)     The land adjacent to 176 Princess St West, Pukekohe being Section 1 SO 430835 held in RT 556921;

xxi)    The land adjacent to 995 Paerata Road, Pukekohe being Lot 6 DP 16500 held in NA425/287 (cancelled);

xxii)   67 East Street, Pukekohe being Lot 2 DP 88435 held in NA592/145 (cancelled).

d)       note that Panuku will also dispose of the following properties previously approved for disposal, to enable delivery of the Kia Puāwai/Unlock Pukekohe High Level Project Plan objectives:

i)        82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe being Lot 1 DP 99706 held in NA54B/1241;

ii)       17 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe being Lot 3 DP 49318 held in NA1984/70;

iii)      21 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe being Pt Lot 3 DP 30052 held in NA91D/796;

iv)      33 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe being Lot 2 DP 48584 held in NA34C/957;

v)       The land adjacent to 1173 Paerata Road, Pukekohe being Parts Allotment 79 Parish of Karaka held in NA767/242 and NA 38A/69.

e)       note that as part of this project, together with the council’s Service Strategy and Integration team and the Franklin Local Board, Panuku Development Auckland will consider other council owned properties that are currently providing a service to the community. Panuku Development Auckland will seek further approval from the Franklin Local Board if it recommends the optimisation of any of these properties.

f)        note that Panuku Development Auckland’s existing engagement strategy to give early notification to Mana Whenua of intent to divest council property will be implemented in this area.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     4 June 2019 Planning Committee:  Item 8 - Kia Puāwai/Unlock Pukekohe High Level Project Plan, presentation

 

 

Cr J Walker left the meeting at 12.46pm.

IMSB Member L Ngamane left the meeting at 12.46pm.

 

 

The meeting ajourned at 12.46pm and reconvened at 1.24pm.

 

Cr E Collins, Cr G Sayers and Cr J Watson were not present.

 

 

Mayor P Goff returned to the meeting at 1.24 pm.

 

 

9

Adoption of Warkworth Structure Plan

 

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

 

IMSB Member T Henare left the meeting at 1.27 pm.

Cr E Collins returned to the meeting at 1.27pm.

Cr J Watson returned to the meeting at 1.27 pm.

Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 1.29 pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/50

MOVED by Chairperson C Darby, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       adopt the Warkworth Structure Plan as shown in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)       authorise the Manager North, West and Islands to make any minor amendments to the Warkworth Structure Plan in order to improve its legibility and correct any errors.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     4 June 2019 Planning Committee: Item 9 - Adoption of Warkworth Structure Plan, presentation

 

 

10

Auckland Council Submission to the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission / Te Waihanga Bill

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/51

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Hills:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       approve retrospectively Auckland Council’s submission dated 17 May 2019 to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme 2018/2019 Allocations

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/52

MOVED by Cr D Simpson, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       approve the grant allocations for the 2018/2019 Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme funding round, as listed in the table below:

Organisation/Individual

Amount recommended

Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust

$12,420.00

Patrick and Elizabeth Gailer

$13,118.00

Joseph Bulbulia

$18,562.00

Warkworth Lions Charitable Trust

$18,640.00

Michelle Taylor

$5,900.00

Anglican Parish of Avondale

$15,000.00

 

b)       decline the other 15 applications for the reasons identified in Attachment B of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 


 

 

12

Converting Road Reserve, Unformed Legal Roads and Pedestrian Accessways to Open Space

 

This item was deferred.

 

 

Note:    The chairperson accorded precendence to Items 15 and 16 at this time.

 

 

15

Summary of Planning Committee information memos and briefings - 4 June 2019

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/53

MOVED by Chairperson C Darby, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       receive the Summary of Planning Committee information memos and briefings – 4 June 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

16         Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

13

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Private Plan Change Request from Counties Racing Club to rezone land at Pukekohe Park

 

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

 

Cr P Hulse left the meeting at 1.57 pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/54

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Deputy Chairperson R Hills:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       accept the private plan change request by Counties Racing Club for Pukekohe Park, included as Attachment A to the agenda report, pursuant to clause 25(2)(b) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991 for the following reasons:

i)        having regard to relevant case law the request does not meet the limited grounds for rejection under clause 25(4);

ii)       it is more appropriate to accept the request than ‘adopt’ it or treat it as a resource consent application.

b)       delegate authority to the Manager Central and South Planning to undertake the required notification and other statutory processes associated with processing the private plan change request by Counties Racing Club for Pukekohe Park pursuant to Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     4 June 2019 Planning Committee: Item 13 - Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Private Plan Change Request from Counties Racing Club to rezone land at Pukekohe Park, presentation

 

14

Auckland Unitary Plan - Plan Change 3: Stockade Hill Viewshaft (to be made operative)

 

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

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/55

MOVED by Cr S Stewart, seconded by Cr P Young:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       approve Plan Change 3 to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) as it relates to the Environment Court consent order dated 18 April 2019, as identified in Attachments A and B of the agenda report.

b)       request staff to complete the necessary statutory processes to publicly notify the date on which Plan Change 3 will become operative as soon as practicable.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     4 June 2019 Planning Committee: Item 14 - Auckland Unitary Plan - Plan Change 3: Stockade Hill Viewshaft (to be made operative), presentation

 

 

Note:    Item 15 Summary of Planning Committee information memos and briefings - 4 June 2019 and Item 16 Consideration of Extraordinary Items were considered before Item 13 Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Private Plan Change Request from Counties Racing Club to rezone land at Pukekohe Park.

 

 

17         Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number PLA/2019/56

MOVED by Chairperson C Darby, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)       exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

C1        Auckland Unitary Plan: Possible Plan Change

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(g) - The withholding of the information is necessary to maintain legal professional privilege.

In particular, the report contains information on possible regulatory changes to private land.  The early disclosure of such could undermine the purpose of the plan change.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

2.18pm             The public was excluded.

 

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

 

2.37pm             The public was re-admitted.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

Auckland Unitary Plan: Possible Plan Change

 

Resolution number PLA/2019/57

MOVED by Chairperson C Darby, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

e)       agree that the decisions, report and attachments remain confidential until a plan change in relation to clause a) is publicly notified.

 

 

 

2.37 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 Planning Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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