Komiti Taiao ā-Hapori Hoki /

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 Wednesday, 10 July 2019 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Penny Hulse

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

Members

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

IMSB Member James Brown

From 9.31am, Item 2

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Until 3.09pm, Item 6.2

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

From 9.38am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

Until 6.05pm, Item 16

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

IMSB Member Tony Kake (alternate)

Until 2.14pm, Item 11

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 9.46am, Item 5.2

Until 6.09pm, Item 16

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

From 9.38am, Item 5.1

Until 5.55pm, Item 15

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

Until 3.09pm, Item 6.2

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

From 9.35am, Item 4

Until 3.28, item 6.7

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Until 6.36pm, Item 19

 

Cr John Watson

From 9.36am, Item 4

 

IMSB Deputy Chair Glenn Wilcox (alternate)

From 2.14pm, Item 11

 

Cr Paul Young

From 9.32am, Item 2

 

ABSENT

 

 

IMSB Member Renata Blair

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Joseph Allan

Member Manurewa Local Board

 

Tauanu'u Nick Bakulich

Member Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

Mike Cohen

Member Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

Angela Dalton

Chair Manurewa Local Board

 

Angela Fulljames

Chair Franklin Local Board

 

Grant Gillon

Deputy Chair Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

Peter Haynes

Chair Albert-Eden Local Board

 

John McLean

Member Upper Harbour Local Board

 

Jan O’Connor

Member Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

Phelan Pirrie

Deputy Chair Rodney Local Board

 

Michael Sheehy

Member Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

Lemauga Lydia Sosene

Chair Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

 

Lisa Whyte

Deputy Chair Upper Harbour Local Board

 

George Wood

Chair Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

 

 


Environment and Community Committee

10 July 2019

 

 

 

1          Apologies

  

Resolution number ENV/2019/84

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr L Cooper for lateness, IMSB Member Renata Blair for absence, Mayor P Goff for absence on council business and Cr S Stewart for early departure on council business.

CARRIED

Note:   A subsequent apology was received from Cr E Collins for absence on council business.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

IMSB Member J Brown entered the meeting at 9.31 am.

Cr P Young entered the meeting at 9.32 am.

 

Cr C Fletcher declared an interest in Item 10 - Multi-sport facility and upgrade of Karaka Sports Park - Indicative Business Case.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/85

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 9.35 am.
Cr J Walker entered the meeting at 9.36 am.

 

 

Acknowledgment – Regional Parks Team

 

Chairperson P Hulse acknowledged the Regional Parks Team for their outstanding work. Shakespear Regional Park has recently been recognised as one of the best parks in the world by winning Silver in the 2019 International Large Urban Parks Awards.

 


 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input: John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation - Rick Pickard

 

Rick Pickard was present to speak to the committee.

 

A video was shown. It can be viewed at the following link: https://vimeo.com/346950682

Cr D Newman entered the meeting at 9.38 am.
Cr L Cooper entered the meeting at 9.38 am.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/86

MOVED by Cr D Newman, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      thank Rick Pickard, General Manager John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation for his presentation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

5.2

Public Input: Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna - Jeff Stack and Olivia Maidment

 

Jeff Stack and Olivia Maidment were present to speak to the committee.

Cr M Lee entered the meeting at 9.46 am.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/87

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the presentation from Jeff Stack and Olivia Maidment and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

5.3

Public Input: Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna: Heart of Takapuna Inc - Ruth Jackson, Ian Ray and Trish Deans

 

Ruth Jackson, Ian Ray and Trish Deans were present to speak to the committee.

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

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/88

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the presentation from Ruth Jackson, Trish Deans and Ian Ray, Heart of Takapuna Inc and thank them for attending.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 5.3 Public Input - Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna: Heart of Takapuna Inc, tabled document  


 

5.4

Public Input: Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna: Takapuna Beach Business Association - Terence Harpur and Aiden Bennett

 

Terence Harpur and Aiden Bennett were present to speak to the committee.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/89

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         receive the presentation from Terence Harpur, Takapuna Beach Business Association and Aiden Bennett and thank them for attending.

CARRIED

 

 

5.5

Public Input: Indicative business case redevelopment of Chamberlain Park: Save Chamberlain Park and Society for the Protection of Western Springs Forest - Geoff Senescall, Richard Quince, Will McKenzie and Wendy Gray

 

Geoff Senescall, Richard Quince, Will McKenzie and Wendy Gray were present to speak to the committee.

A presentation had been circulated prior to the meeting and a tabled document was provided. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/90

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         receive the presentation from Geoff Senescall, Richard Quince and Will McKenzie, Save Chamberlain Park and Wendy Gray, Society for the Protection of Western Springs Forest and thank them for attending.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 5.5 Public Input - Indicative business case redevelopment of Chamberlain Park, Save Chamberlain Park presentation

b     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 5.5 Public Input - Indicative business case redevelopment of Chamberlain Park, Society for the Protection of Western Springs Forest presentation

c    10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 5.5 Public Input - Indicative business case redevelopment of Chamberlain Park, Society for the Protection of Western Springs Forest Wendy Gray Statement

 


 

 

 

5.6

Harbour Sport and Aktive - Indicative Business Case Upper Harbour Local Board

 

Richard Casutt, Cory Hitchen and Jude Read were present to speak to the committee.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/91

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         receive the public input from Richard Casutt and Cory Hitchen from Harbour Sport and Jude Read from Aktive.

CARRIED

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

6.1

Local Board Input: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board - Increasing Aucklanders Participation in Sport Investment Plan 2019-2039

 

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene and Member Tauanu'u Nick Bakulich were present to speak to the committee.

A presentation was provided and a document was tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

Cr C Darby left the meeting at 11.12 am.
Cr W Walker left the meeting at 11.12 am.
Cr J Watson left the meeting at 11.12 am.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/92

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         thank Lemauga Lydia Sosene, Chair Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board and Member Tauanu'u Nick Bakulich for their input and attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.1 Local Board Input - Local Board Input: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, Increasing Aucklanders Participation in Sport Investment Plan 2019-2039, presentation

b     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.1 Local Board Input - Local Board Input: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, Increasing Aucklanders Participation in Sport Investment Plan 2019-2039, feedback  

 


 

 

Note:   From this point forward, agenda items were considered in the following order:

 

            Item

8          Adoption of Sport Investment Plan
6.4       Local Board input: Upper Harbour Local board - One Local Initiative

9          Destination indoor court facility Upper Harbour - indicative business case

6.5       Local Board Input: Franklin Local Board - Multi-sport facility and upgrade of Karaka Sports Park - Indicative Business Case

10        Multi-sport facility and upgrade of Karaka Sports Park - Indicative Business Case

6.3       Local Board input: Albert-Eden Local Board - Redevelopment of Chamberlain Park

11        Indicative business case: Redevelopment of Chamberlain Park

6.2       Local Board Input: Manurewa Local Board - Redevelopment of War Memorial Park, Manurewa indicative business case

12        Redevelopment of War Memorial Park, Manurewa - Indicative Business Case

6.7       Local Board Input: Rodney Local Board - One Local Initiative Rodney

13        Indicative business case - Local indoor court facility Kumeu-Huapai

6.6       Local Board Input: Devonport - Takapuna Local Board - Provision of land for new civic open space – Takapuna

14        Provision of land for new civic open space – Takapuna

7          Extraordinary Business

15        Proposed Hunua Trail

 

Following Item 15 - Proposed Hunua Trail, consideration of the remaining items resumed in the order of the agenda.

 

 

 

8

Adoption of Sport Investment Plan

 

Cr W Walker returned to the meeting at 11.18 am.
Cr J Watson returned to the meeting at 11.18 am.
Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 11.26 am.

 

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

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/93

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      adopt the Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039 as set out in Attachment A to this report.

b)      delegate authority through the Chief Executive to the General Manager, Social and Community Policy to make minor changes and amendments to the text and design of the document titled Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039 that are required before public release.

c)      agree that staff develop and release a public feedback document based on Attachment B to this report which provides the consultation feedback summary and analysis.

d)      delegate council staff authority to engage with the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board on the implementation of Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport: Investment Plan 2019-2039 to maintain alignment with their local board plan outcomes of Facilities that meet diverse needs, and A place where everyone thrives and belongs.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr D Newman requested that his dissenting vote be recorded against clause a).

 

 

6.4

Local Board input: Upper Harbour Local board - One Local Initiative

 

The Upper Harbour Local Board Deputy Chair, Lisa Whyte and Member John McLean were present to speak to the committee.

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

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina left the meeting at 11.41 am.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/94

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the presentation from Lisa Whyte Deputy Chair Upper Harbour Local Board and Member John McLean regarding the board’s One Local Initiative and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.4 Local Board Input - Local Board Input: Upper Harbour Local Board, One Local Initiative, presentation

b     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.4 Local Board Input - Local Board Input: Upper Harbour Local Board, One Local Initiative, Badminton North Harbour letter  

 

 

9

Destination indoor court facility Upper Harbour - indicative business case

 

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina returned to the meeting at 12.01 pm.

 

Note:   changes were made to clauses a), b) and c) with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/95

MOVED by Cr R Clow, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      note the findings of the indicative business case for the development of a destination, multisport indoor court facility in the North-West that:

i)     there is low population projected in the North-West part of Auckland in the short to medium-term

ii)    the Massey Leisure Centre serves around 56 per cent of the current population in the North-West

iii)   population projections indicate that there could be demand for a local two full-sized indoor court facility in the North-West from 2026

iv)   the North-West is not expected to have sufficient demand for a destination four-court indoor court facility until at least 2036

v)    the optimal location for a new facility to respond to the projected population growth and to fill the future gap in the network requires further investigation

vi)   the provision of indoor courts aligns with Auckland Plan outcomes

vii)  once the population in the North-West increases, the quantifiable benefits of providing either a two or a four-court facility exceed the capital and operational costs required to develop the facility.

b)      note that the report presented says that the development of a four-court indoor facility has a weak case for change and robust strategic alignment with council objectives and would deliver community benefits above the capital and operational costs.

c)      approve the development of a detailed business case, commencing in 2019/2020 for the One Local Board Initiative which is a sub-regional destination multisport four-court indoor court facility (option two) to primarily serve the wider Upper Harbour Local Board area to meet future population needs, based on:

i)     an indicative funding investment of $25.6 million earmarked as part of the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.

d)      agree that any action to progress an indoor court facility be included in the updated Community Facility Action Plan.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6 Cr W Walker requested that his dissenting vote be recorded against clauses a) and b).

 

 

 

6.5

Local Board Input: Franklin Local Board - Multi-sport facility and upgrade of Karaka Sports Park - Indicative Business Case and Proposed Hunua Trail

 

Franklin Local Board Chair Angela Fulljames was present 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 J Walker left the meeting at 12.25 pm.
Cr W Walker left the meeting at 12.25 pm.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/96

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the presentation from Angela Fulljames, Chair Franklin Local Board regarding the Multi-sport facility and upgrade of Karaka Sports Park - Indicative Business Case and Proposed Hunua Trail, and thank her for attending.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.5 - Local Board Input: Franklin Local Board - Multi-sport facility and upgrade of Karaka Sports Park and Proposed Hunua Trail, presentation  

 


 

 

 

10

Multi-sport facility and upgrade of Karaka Sports Park - Indicative Business Case

 

Cr C Fletcher declared an interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or voting on the matter.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/97

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr D Newman:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      agree the findings of an indicative business case for the development of a multi-sport facility and upgrades to Karaka Sports Park which found that:

i)       growth projected in the Franklin Local Board area will increase demand for sport and recreation services and facilities - the population is forecast to grow by 58 per cent (172,288) over the next 30 years

ii)      the population in the catchment of Karaka Sports Park is more active when compared to all Aucklanders

iii)     there are several neighbouring council sports facilities, including two multi-sport facilities

iv)     there is a current and future need for ancillary infrastructure, such as toilets and changing rooms, and sport field upgrades

v)      there is a current shortfall of lit weekday field time for winter sports of 40 hours per week, which is forecast to grow to a shortfall of 105 hours per week by 2028

vi)     the provision of sand-carpeting and lighting of fields at Karaka Sports Park would help address the current and projected shortage of lit field hours

vii)    there is no need for the proposed gym space, bar, kitchen and multi-function space

viii)   upgrades to tennis and netball courts are not needed in the medium-term

ix)     the quantifiable benefits of the One Local Initiative do not exceed costs and have a net cost of $14.4 million

x)      the quantifiable benefits of the partial implementation option exceed the costs required for development and have net benefits of $2.1 million.

b)      agree that the development of a multi-sport facility at Karaka Sports Park and wider park upgrades (One Local Initiative) has a mixed case for change and strategic alignment with council objectives and would not deliver community benefits comparable to the capital and operational investment required.

c)      approve the development of a detailed business case for the partial implementation of the Karaka Sports Park master plan alongside sport field and park upgrades commencing in 2019/20 based on:

i)       development of Part A (1400m²) of the multi-sport facility alongside park upgrades

ii)      indicative funding of $20.2 million of up to $30 million earmarked as part of the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.

CARRIED

 

 

6.3

Local Board input: Albert-Eden Local Board - Redevelopment of Chamberlain Park

 

Albert-Eden Local Board Chair Peter Haynes was present to speak to the committee.

Cr W Walker returned to the meeting at 12.30 pm.
Cr J Walker returned to the meeting at 12.31 pm.
Cr G Sayers left the meeting at 12.40 pm.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/98

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      thank Peter Haynes, Chair Albert-Eden Local Board for his presentation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Indicative business case: Redevelopment of Chamberlain Park

 

Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 12.56 pm.

 

MOVED by Cr C Casey, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      agree the findings of an indicative business case for the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park which found:

i)        projected growth of 143,000 people (32.7 per cent) by 2036 in the Albert-Eden Local Board area leading to increased demand for new sport and recreation facilities

ii)       changing demographics with a decrease in New Zealand Europeans from 48 per cent to 38 per cent and an increase in Asian people from 34 per cent to 41 per cent by 2038

iii)      a gap in neighbourhood park provision in accordance with the Open Space Provision Policy

iv)      a shortfall of 27 field hours growing to 87 field hours by 2028

v)      a reduction in rounds played at Chamberlain Park Golf Course from 82,371 in 2001/02 to 50,239 in 2017/18

vi)      access to open space and new sport and recreation facilities will increase community benefits, in particular physical and mental health benefits

vii)     redevelopment of Chamberlain Park aligns with Auckland Plan outcomes

viii)    the quantifiable benefits of redeveloping Chamberlain Park are $1.2 million less than the capital and operational costs required to provide additional open space, as well as new sport and recreation facilities - a cost-benefit analysis indicates the benefits are 0.96 times the costs

ix)      project capital costs are $29.7 million, which is more than the $22 million earmarked under the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.

b)      agree that the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park has a robust case for change and strategic alignment with council objectives and would deliver community benefits comparable to the capital and operational investment required.

c)      approve the development of a detailed business case for the development of Chamberlain Park, commencing in 2019/2020 based on:

i)        development of a 3.6-hectare neighbourhood park with play area; shared walking and cycling paths and connections; the restoration of Watītikō/Meola Creek; two artificial fields; and a reconfigured nine-hole golf course with driving range and practice facilities (option two)

ii)       indicative funding of $22 million earmarked as part of the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.

d)      agree that the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park be included in the updated Community Facilities Network Action Plan.

 

The meeting adjourned at 1.04pm and reconvened at 1.32pm.

IMSB Member J Brown, Cr R Clow, Cr C Darby and Cr P Young were not present.

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 1.36 pm.
Cr R Clow returned to the meeting at 1.37 pm.
Cr P Young returned to the meeting at 1.38 pm.
IMSB Member J Brown returned to the meeting at 1.41 pm.
IMSB Member T Kake left the meeting at 2.14pm

IMSB Member T Kake was replaced by IMSB Deputy Chair Glenn Wilcox at 2.14pm.

Discussion continued on the motion.


 

MOVED by Cr C Casey, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      agree the findings of an indicative business case for the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park which found:

i)        projected growth of 143,000 people (32.7 per cent) by 2036 in the Albert-Eden Local Board area leading to increased demand for new sport and recreation facilities

ii)       changing demographics with a decrease in New Zealand Europeans from 48 per cent to 38 per cent and an increase in Asian people from 34 per cent to 41 per cent by 2038

iii)      a gap in neighbourhood park provision in accordance with the Open Space Provision Policy

iv)      a shortfall of 27 field hours growing to 87 field hours by 2028

v)      a reduction in rounds played at Chamberlain Park Golf Course from 82,371 in 2001/02 to 50,239 in 2017/18

vi)      access to open space and new sport and recreation facilities will increase community benefits, in particular physical and mental health benefits

vii)     redevelopment of Chamberlain Park aligns with Auckland Plan outcomes

viii)    the quantifiable benefits of redeveloping Chamberlain Park are $1.2 million less than the capital and operational costs required to provide additional open space, as well as new sport and recreation facilities - a cost-benefit analysis indicates the benefits are 0.96 times the costs

ix)      project capital costs are $29.7 million, which is more than the $22 million earmarked under the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.

b)      agree that the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park has a robust case for change and strategic alignment with council objectives and would deliver community benefits comparable to the capital and operational investment required.

c)      approve the development of a detailed business case for the development of Chamberlain Park, commencing in 2019/2020 based on:

i)        development of a 3.6-hectare neighbourhood park with play area; shared walking and cycling paths and connections; the restoration of Watītikō/Meola Creek; two artificial fields; and a reconfigured nine-hole golf course with driving range and practice facilities (option two)

ii)       indicative funding of $22 million earmarked as part of the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.

d)      agree that the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park be included in the updated Community Facilities Network Action Plan.

 

 

 

MOVED by IMSB Deputy Chair Glenn Wilcox, seconded by Cr P Young an amendment by way of addition to clause c):  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

iii)      agree that the work on the detailed business case will not commence until November 2019.

LOST

 

Debate continued on the substantive motion.



 

Resolution number ENV/2019/99

MOVED by Cr C Casey, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      agree the findings of an indicative business case for the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park which found:

i)       projected growth of 143,000 people (32.7 per cent) by 2036 in the Albert-Eden Local Board area leading to increased demand for new sport and recreation facilities

ii)      changing demographics with a decrease in New Zealand Europeans from 48 per cent to 38 per cent and an increase in Asian people from 34 per cent to 41 per cent by 2038

iii)     a gap in neighbourhood park provision in accordance with the Open Space Provision Policy

iv)     a shortfall of 27 field hours growing to 87 field hours by 2028

v)      a reduction in rounds played at Chamberlain Park Golf Course from 82,371 in 2001/02 to 50,239 in 2017/18

vi)     access to open space and new sport and recreation facilities will increase community benefits, in particular physical and mental health benefits

vii)    redevelopment of Chamberlain Park aligns with Auckland Plan outcomes

viii)   the quantifiable benefits of redeveloping Chamberlain Park are $1.2 million less than the capital and operational costs required to provide additional open space, as well as new sport and recreation facilities - a cost-benefit analysis indicates the benefits are 0.96 times the costs

ix)     project capital costs are $29.7 million, which is more than the $22 million earmarked under the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.

b)      agree that the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park has a robust case for change and strategic alignment with council objectives and would deliver community benefits comparable to the capital and operational investment required.

c)      approve the development of a detailed business case for the development of Chamberlain Park, commencing in 2019/2020 based on:

i)       development of a 3.6-hectare neighbourhood park with play area; shared walking and cycling paths and connections; the restoration of Watītikō/Meola Creek; two artificial fields; and a reconfigured nine-hole golf course with driving range and practice facilities (option two)

ii)      indicative funding of $22 million earmarked as part of the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.

b)        agree that the redevelopment of Chamberlain Park be included in the updated Community Facilities Network Action Plan.

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

For

Cr J Bartley

IMSB Deputy Chair G Wilcox

Cr C Casey

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr R Clow

Cr L Cooper

Cr C Darby

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina

Cr R Hills

Chairperson P Hulse

Cr D Newman

Cr J Walker

Cr J Watson

Against

IMSB Member J Brown

Cr C Fletcher

Cr M Lee

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Cr W Walker

Cr P Young

Abstained

Cr D Simpson

 

The motion was declared carried by 13 votes to 7.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6 the following councillors requested that their dissenting votes be recorded as follows:

·         Cr D Newman against subclauses a) ii), a) vi) and a) vii) and clause b)

·         Cr J Watson against clause b)

 

 


6.2

Local Board Input: Manurewa Local Board - Redevelopment of War Memorial Park, Manurewa indicative business case.

 

Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela Dalton and Member Joseph Allan were present 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 C Casey left the meeting at 3.09 pm.
Cr S Stewart left the meeting at 3.09 pm.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/100

MOVED by Cr D Newman, seconded by Cr J Walker:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the presentation regarding the redevelopment of War Memorial Park, Manurewa indicative business case and thank Angela Dalton, Chair Manurewa Local Board and Member Joseph Allan for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.2 Local Board Input - Manurewa Local Board - Redevelopment of War Memorial Park indicative business case, presentation   

 

 

 

12

Redevelopment of War Memorial Park, Manurewa - Indicative Business Case

 

Note:   changes were made to clauses a) and b) with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/101

MOVED by Cr J Walker, seconded by Cr D Newman:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      note the findings of an indicative business case for the redevelopment of War Memorial Park, Manurewa which found that:

i)       there is limited growth projected in the Manurewa Local Board area, which will constrain demand for new community, sport and recreation facilities

ii)      there are currently 12 community centres and community halls within the study area

iii)     there is no current gap for a new community facility in the Manurewa Local Board area

iv)     current population projections do not indicate a need for additional community facilities before 2046

v)      over the long-term, the strongest case for additional community facility capacity is likely to be in Wiri - this is due to the growth associated with Transform Manukau

vi)     there is a current gap of 120 hours of lit winter sports field capacity in the Manurewa Local Board area, of which 49 hours relates to football capacity

vii)    the provision of sand-carpeting and lighting of fields at War Memorial Park would address the projected demand for additional sports field capacity

viii)   the provision of additional sports field capacity aligns with Auckland Plan outcomes

ix)     the quantifiable benefits of providing additional sports field capacity exceed the capital and operational costs required to develop the additional capacity.

b)      note that the development of a new local community centre has a weak case for change, moderate alignment with council strategic objectives, and would not deliver community benefits above the capital and operational costs.

c)      approve the development of a detailed business case commencing in 2019 for the Manurewa Local Board, One Local Initiative [resolution MR/2019/104: f (i) refers] to, to renew the Manurewa AFC building to be used as a multi-purpose facility that supports existing sports users and community uses, a new floodlit artificial turf and service improvements to all other sports fields located on War Memorial Park, Manurewa, based on funding of $17 million earmarked for allocation as part of the 10-year Budget 2018-2028.

CARRIED

 


 

 

At 3.26pm, it was:

 

Extension of Meeting Time

Resolution number ENV/2019/102

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         agree pursuant to standing order 1.1.3 that an extension of time until 6pm be granted.

CARRIED

 

 


6.7

Local Board Input: Rodney Local Board - One Local Initiative Rodney

 

Phelan Pirrie, Deputy Chair Rodney Local Board was present to speak to the committee.

Cr J Walker left the meeting at 3.28 pm.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/103

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         receive the presentation regarding the One Local Initiative for Rodney Local Board and thank Phelan Pirrie, Deputy Chair Rodney Local Board for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Indicative business case - Local indoor court facility Kumeu-Huapai  

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/104

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Cr R Clow:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      agree the findings of an indicative business case for the development of a local indoor court facility in Kumeu-Huapai, which found that:

i)     there is significant growth projected in the Kumeu-Huapai area of Rodney Local Board, which will create demand for new sport and recreation facilities

ii)    there is a current gap of one indoor court growing to two by at least 2021 in the Kumeu-Huapai area

iii)   provision of a local facility with two full-sized indoor courts from 2021 would respond to the projected demand and aligns with the Community Facilities Network Plan

iv)   Kumeu-Huapai is an optimal location to respond to the projected population growth and to fill the future gap in the network

v)    the provision of indoor courts aligns with Auckland Plan outcomes

vi)   the quantifiable benefits of providing a local facility with two full-sized indoor courts exceed the capital and operational costs required to develop the facility.

b)      agree that there is a robust strategic and economic case for investment in the development of a two-court indoor facility in Kumeu-Huapai.

c)      agree the development of a detailed business case for indoor courts, commencing in 2019/2020 based on:

i)     an indicative funding investment of $22.4 million earmarked as part of the Long-term Plan 2018-2028

ii)    two preferred options, option two: two full-sized indoor courts with indoor cricket nets and squash courts in Kumeu-Huapai and option three: two full-sized indoor courts in Kumeu-Huapai.

d)      agree that the development of a detailed business case for indoor courts in Kumeu-Huapai be included as a priority action in the Community Facilities Action Plan.

CARRIED

 

 

6.6

Local Board Input: Devonport - Takapuna Local Board - Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna

 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair George Wood, Deputy Chair Grant Gillon, and Members Mike Cohen, Jan O’Connor and Michael Sheehy were present to speak to the committee. 

A presentation was provided and documents were tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/105

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the presentation regarding the provision of land for new civic open space and thank Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair George Wood, Deputy Chair Grant Gillon, and Members Mike Cohen, Jan O’Connor and Michael Sheehy for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.6 Local Board Input - Devonport-Takapuna- Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna, presentation

b     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.6 Local Board Input - Devonport-Takapuna- Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna, diagram

c    10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.6 Local Board Input- Devonport-Takapuna- Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna, diagram 2

d    10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 6.6 Local Board Input - Devonport-Takapuna- Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna, revised report

 

 

 

14

Provision of land for new civic open space – Takapuna

 

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 R Clow left the meeting at 4.17 pm.
Cr R Clow returned to the meeting at 4.29 pm.

 

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         approve the acquisition at no capital cost of approximately 3200m2 of land at parts 40 Anzac Street and 34-38 Hurstmere Road Takapuna for new civic open space shown as the proposed spatial arrangement on Attachment A.

b)         delegate to Panuku Development Auckland authority to refine the final boundaries of the new civic open space in accordance with the spatial arrangement on Attachment A in a manner that ensures appropriate design principles are met.

 

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Cr W Walker an amendment by way of replacement of clause b), and the addition of clause c):  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

b)         agree in principle with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board position supporting Richard Reid and Associates’ Report.

c)         defer the Item in order to allow Panuku to collaborate with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board to reach a compromise position, and report back to the Environment and Community Committee in a month’s time.

 

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/106

MOVED by Cr L Cooper, seconded by Chairperson P Hulse:

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         agree that, pursuant to Standing Order 1.6.7 the motion under debate now be put to a vote.

CARRIED

 

The vote on the amendment was put in parts.

 

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

b)         agree in principle with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board position supporting Richard Reid and Associates’ Report.

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

For

Cr C Fletcher

Cr M Lee

Cr D Newman

Cr G Sayers

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr P Young

Against

Cr J Bartley

IMSB Member G Wilcox

IMSB Member J Brown

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr R Clow

Cr L Cooper

Cr C Darby

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina

Cr R Hills

Chairperson P Hulse

Cr D Simpson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared lost by 7 votes to 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

c)         defer the Item in order to allow Panuku to collaborate with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board to reach a compromise position, and report back to the Environment

and Community Committee in a month’s time.

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

For

Cr C Fletcher

Cr M Lee

Cr D Newman

Cr G Sayers

Cr D Simpson

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr P Young

Against

Cr J Bartley

IMSB Member G Wilcox

IMSB Member J Brown

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr R Clow

Cr L Cooper

Cr C Darby

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina

Cr R Hills

Chairperson P Hulse

Abstained

 

The motion was declared lost by 8 votes to 10.

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/107

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         approve the acquisition at no capital cost of approximately 3200m2 of land at parts 40 Anzac Street and 34-38 Hurstmere Road Takapuna for new civic open space shown as the proposed spatial arrangement on Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)        delegate to Panuku Development Auckland authority to refine the final boundaries of the new civic open space in accordance with the spatial arrangement on Attachment A of the agenda report in a manner that ensures appropriate design principles are met.

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

For

Cr J Bartley

IMSB Member G Wilcox

IMSB Member J Brown

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr R Clow

Cr L Cooper

Cr C Darby

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina

Cr R Hills

Chairperson P Hulse

Cr D Simpson

Against

Cr C Fletcher

Cr M Lee

Cr D Newman

Cr G Sayers

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr P Young

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 11 votes to 7.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 14 Provision of land for new civic open space - Takapuna, presentation

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

15

Proposed Hunua Trail

 

Franklin Local Board Chair Angela Fulljames was present to speak to the committee.

 

Chairperson P Hulse vacated the chair in favour of Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina and left the meeting at 5.54 pm.

Cr D Newman left the meeting at 5.55 pm.

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

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/108

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by IMSB Member J Brown:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      endorse in principle the development of a Heartland Trail through the Hūnua Ranges Regional Park.

b)      endorse Auckland Council staff to work with the Franklin local board and other entities to continue investigation into the governance, management, maintenance, design and delivery of the trail as outlined in the Hūnua Trail Aspirational Plan.

c)      thank Franklin Local Board Chair Angela Fulljames for her presentation and input.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Submission to Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

 

Cr C Fletcher left the meeting at 6.05 pm.
Cr M Lee left the meeting at 6.09 pm.

Note:   changes were made to clause c) with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/109

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      endorse the draft Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill submission

b)      authorise the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Environment and Community Committee and an Independent Māori Statutory Board Member to make minor revisions and approve the final submission before the deadline of 16 July 2019.

c)      request to speak to the submission and appoint Chairperson P Hulse to appear before the Select Committee on behalf of Auckland Council.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr D Simpson requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

 

 

At 6.18pm, it was

 

Extension of Meeting Time

Resolution number ENV/2019/110

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         agree pursuant to standing order 1.1.3 that an extension of time until 7pm be granted.

CARRIED

 

 

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina vacated the chair. Chairperson P Hulse returned to the meeting at 6.18 pm and resumed the chair.

 

 

17

Responding to flood safety risk in Piha

 

A Waitakere Ranges Local Board resolution was tabled in relation to this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/111

MOVED by Cr L Cooper, seconded by Chairperson P Hulse:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      confirm that council will continue to meet its legislative obligations in Piha for flood management under the Local Government Act 2002, the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Building Act 2004.

b)      approve a combined intervention package of initiatives to respond to the flood safety risk in Piha from options one to three, outlined in Table 1 below, and as detailed in Attachment A to this report:

Table 1: Combined intervention package of initiatives

Current situation to keep people away from flooding

·   Option one: Local responses to minimise the impact of storm events (status quo)

Enhancing readiness and response to flooding

·   Option two: Increase flood warning time

·   Option three: Enhance ways of warning people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)      agree that staff close the loop on feedback received from the Piha community about the flood options, based on the committee decision and Attachment A to this report.

d)      request that staff as delegated by the Chief Executive report back in the new council term on a scope for developing a region wide, long-term policy position responding to adverse natural weather events.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 17 Responding to flood safety risk in Piha, Waitakere Ranges Local Board resolutions

 

 

18

Strategic Approach to Sediment

 

This item was deferred until the meeting was reconvened at a later date.

 

 

19

Community Facility Regional Work Programme Adoption

 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair George Wood was present to speak to the committee.

Cr W Walker left the meeting at 6.36 pm.

Note:   new clauses a) and i) were added with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/112

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         thank Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair George Wood for his input and attendance.

b)        approve the following 2019/2020 (year 1) Community Facilities Regional Work Programme and approve in principle the 2020-2022 Community Facilities Work Programme (years 2 and 3) as detailed in the following attachments to the agenda report:

i)          Attachment A – Regional Park Network Work Programme

ii)         Attachment B – Coastal Renewals Work Programme

iii)        Attachment C – Slips Prevention Work Programme

iv)        Attachment D – Local Parks and Sportsfield Development Work Programme

c)         approve the risk adjusted programme (RAP) projects identified in Attachments A - D to the agenda report, as projects that may be delivered in advance of the expected delivery year, if required to meet expected financial expenditure for the 2019/2020 financial year.

d)        note that approval of budget allocation in the 2019/2020 year for multi-year projects may commit the committee to the allocation of subsequent years budgets.

e)         note that where budget is allocated to a project in the regional work programme that falls within a local board decision making allocation (e.g. a local park), that project is included in the local board work programme and the local board then has decision making responsibility for that project, within the parameters set by the Governing Body, namely location, scope and budget.

f)          note the feedback provided by local boards for consideration by the Environment and Community Committee in relation to the projects funded from the Coastal Renewals, Slips Prevention and Local Parks and Sports Field Development budgets in Attachment E to the agenda report.

g)        note that budget allocation for all projects in the 2019-2022 Community Facilities Regional Work Programmes are best current estimates, and amendments may be required to the work programme to accommodate final costs as the year progresses.

h)        delegate to the General Manager Community Facilities authority to approve amendments to the 2019-2022 Community Facilities Regional Work Programme.

i)          note that Allen Hill project put forward is on track pending a resource consent process.

CARRIED

 

20

Increasing the Regional Historic Heritage Grants Fund

 

This item was deferred until the meeting was reconvened at a later date.

 

 

21

Waikumete Cemetery development options

 

This item was deferred until the meeting was reconvened at a later date.

 

 

22

Summary of Environment and Community Committee Information - updates, memos and briefings - 10 July 2019

 

This item was deferred until the meeting was reconvened at a later date.

 

 

23        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

24        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number ENV/2019/113

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

That the Environment and Community 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       Confidential report: Acquisition of land for open space - Helensville

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)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

s7(2)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

In particular, the report identifies land the council seeks to acquire for open space purposes.

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.

 

 

 

C2       Confidential report: Acquisition of destination park

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)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

s7(2)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

In particular, the report identifies land the council seeks to acquire for open space purposes.

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.

 

C3       Confidential report: Boundary adjustment by way of land exchange pursuant to S15 Reserves Act 1977

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)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

In particular, the report contains information that is currently the subject of commercial negotiations.

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

 

 

6.46pm            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.

 

6.58pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 


 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

Confidential report: Acquisition of land for open space – Helensville

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/114

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by IMSB Member G Wilcox:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

b)      confirm that there be no restatement of this confidential report, attachments, or resolutions for the acquisition of land for public open space in Helensville until settlement, and only then is the resolution to be restated.

 

 

C2

Confidential report: Acquisition of destination park

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/115

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Chairperson P Hulse:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

b)      confirm that there be no restatement of this confidential report, attachments, or resolutions for the acquisition of land for public open space at Mahurangi until settlement, and only then is the resolution to be restated.

 

 

C3

Boundary adjustment by way of land exchange pursuant to S15 Reserves Act 1977

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/116

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

c)      agree that the decisions, report and attachments remain confidential until the need for confidentiality no longer exists.

 

 

Adjournment of Meeting

Resolution number ENV/2019/117

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         agree to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 1.30pm in the Reception Lounge, Level 2, Auckland Town Hall.

CARRIED

The meeting was adjourned at 7.00pm.

 


 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Environment and Community Committee reconvened in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 1.39pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Penny Hulse

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

Members

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 1.42pm, Item 18

Until 3.39pm, Item 21

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Until 3.39pm, Item 21

 

Cr Richard Hills

Until 3.29pm, Item 20

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

From 1.43pm, Item 18

Until 3.29pm, Item 20

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

IMSB Member G Wilcox

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

IMSB Member Renata Blair

 

 

IMSB Member James Brown

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Julia Parfitt, Chair

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 

Christina Bettany

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 


 

 

 

1

Apologies

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/118

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr E Collins for lateness, Cr C Casey, IMSB Members R Blair and J Brown for absence and Cr D Simpson for absence on council business.

CARRIED

 

 

 

18

Strategic Approach to Sediment

 

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chair Julia Parfitt and Member Christina Bettany were present to speak to the committee.  A document was tabled entitled ‘Scott Point:  Adoptive Environmental Monitoring and Management Response Plan’.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr C Fletcher entered the meeting at 1.42 pm.

Cr J Walker entered the meeting at 1.43 pm.

 

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/119

MOVED by Chairperson P Hulse, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         thank Julia Parfitt Chair Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and Member Christina Bettany for their attendance

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

Note:   changes to the original recommendation, adding clauses d) and e) were made with the agreement of the meeting.

 

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

b)         receive the progress update on the Strategic Approach to Sediment programme.

c)         endorse the next implementation steps of the programme as summarised in this report and set out in Attachment A of the agenda report.

d)         note the high priority placed on developing a Guidance Note (external) and Practice Note (internal) for Earthworks, which will improve consistency in interpretation and application of the Auckland Unitary Plan, taking into account the learnings from this programme and specific local sites. This will be accompanied by enhanced training for internal staff across all service centres and through the New Zealand Planning Institute (Auckland Branch) for external planners.

e)         thank staff for the huge effort put in to achieve an amazing amount of progress on Strategic Approach to Sediment programme

 

 

 

 

 

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr J Watson an amendment by way of addition:  

f)          request staff to investigate a programme for sites of one hectare or greater by 30 September 2019 that requires all Resource Consent applications include an Adaptive Environment Monitoring and Management Response Plan (AEMMRP) modelled on the AEMMRP issued for Scott Point (133 to 165 Clarke Road et al.) approved 21 January 2015, including assessment criteria, trigger/threshold levels and actions, supported by appropriate reporting and water quality and effect monitoring. 

g)         request staff investigate permitted activities and report back to the appropriate committee on the Waikato Regional Plan Section 3.2.4.6. 

 

 

 

The amendment was put in parts.

 

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/120

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr J Watson an amendment by way of addition:  

f)             request staff to investigate a programme for sites of one hectare or greater by 30 September 2019 that requires all Resource Consent applications include an Adaptive Environment Monitoring and Management Response Plan (AEMMRP) modelled on the AEMMRP issued for Scott Point (133 to 165 Clarke Road et al.) approved 21 January 2015, including assessment criteria, trigger/threshold levels and actions, supported by appropriate reporting and water quality and effect monitoring. 

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

For

Cr J Bartley

Cr C Darby

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina

Cr C Fletcher

Mayor P Goff

Cr R Hills

Chairperson P Hulse

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Cr J Walker

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr P Young

Against

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr R Clow

Cr L Cooper

IMSB Member G Wilcox

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 13 votes to 4.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/121

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr J Watson an amendment by way of addition:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

g)    request staff investigate permitted activities and report back to the appropriate committee on the Waikato Regional Plan Section 3.2.4.6. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

For

Cr J Bartley

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr R Clow

Cr L Cooper

Cr C Darby

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina

Cr C Fletcher

Mayor P Goff

Cr R Hills

Chairperson P Hulse

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Cr J Walker

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

IMSB Member G Wilcox

Cr P Young

Against

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 17 votes to 0.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

 

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/122

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

b)        receive the progress update on the Strategic Approach to Sediment programme.

c)         endorse the next implementation steps of the programme as summarised in this report and set out in Attachment A of the agenda report.

d)        note the high priority placed on developing a Guidance Note (external) and Practice Note (internal) for Earthworks, which will improve consistency in interpretation and application of the Auckland Unitary Plan, taking into account the learnings from this programme and specific local sites. This will be accompanied by enhanced training for internal staff across all service centres and through the New Zealand Planning Institute (Auckland Branch) for external planners.

e)         thank staff for the huge effort put in to achieve an amazing amount of progress on Strategic Approach to Sediment programme

f)          request staff to investigate a programme for sites of one hectare or greater by 30 September 2019 that requires all Resource Consent applications include an Adaptive Environment Monitoring and Management Response Plan (AEMMRP) modelled on the AEMMRP issued for Scott Point (133 to 165 Clarke Road et al.) approved 21 January 2015, including assessment criteria, trigger/threshold levels and actions, supported by appropriate reporting and water quality and effect monitoring. 

g)        request staff investigate permitted activities and report back to the appropriate committee on the Waikato Regional Plan Section 3.2.4.6. 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Attachments

a     24 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 18 Strategic Approach to Sediment, presentation

b     24 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 18 Strategic Approach to Sediment, Scott Point tabled document

 

 

 

 

20

Increasing the Regional Historic Heritage Grants Fund

 

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.

 

Note:   changes to the original recommendation, adding clause c) were made with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Cr R Hills left the meeting at 3.29pm.

Cr J Walker left the meeting at 3.29pm.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/123

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      approve, in principle, an increase in the Regional Historic Heritage Fund from $84,000 to an amount up to $500,000, subject to reallocation of funding and revenue linked to historic heritage incentives.

b)      request staff report back on how this reallocation will be achieved through the Annual Plan.

c)      request staff to work with the Independent Māori Statutory Board to develop a tikanga/protocol that supports greater Māori uptake of the Fund.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     24 July 2019 Environment and Community Committee: Item 20 Increasing the Regional Historic Heritage Grants Fund, presentation   

 

 

 

 

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Waikumete Cemetery development options

 

Cr C Fletcher left the meeting at 3.39 pm.

Mayor P Goff left the meeting at 3.39 pm.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/124

MOVED by Cr R Clow, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      approve the inclusion of potential expansion areas one to six (1-6) as described in the Waikumete Cemetery Feasibility Study for inclusion in the Waikumete Cemetery Masterplan. 

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

 

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Summary of Environment and Community Committee Information - updates, memos and briefings - 10 July 2019

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/125

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the summary of the Environment and Community Committee information report – 10 July 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

  

 

3.56 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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