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 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 at 9.37am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Penny Hulse

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

Members

Cr Josephine Bartley

From 10.16am, Item 8

 

IMSB Member Renata Blair

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

Until 1.00pm, Item 11

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

Until 1.00pm, Item 11

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Until 10.00am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Richard Hills

From 10.08am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 9.56am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Until 1.00pm, Item 11

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

From 9.48am, Item 5.2

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

From 9.43am, Item 5.2

Until 1.00pm, Item 11

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Until 12.06pm, Item 9

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

IMSB Member James Brown

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

 


Environment and Community Committee

13 August 2019

 

 

1          Apologies

  

Resolution number ENV/2019/126

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr J Bartley, Cr S Stewart and Cr P Young for lateness, Cr G Sayers for absence, Cr E Collins and Cr W Walker for early departure and Mayor P Goff for early departure on council business.

CARRIED

Note:   An apology was subsequently received for Cr R Hills for lateness on council business.

A subsequent apology for absence was received from Cr P Young.

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/127

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 10 July 2019, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

 

Note:   The Chairperson accorded precedence to Item 5.2 at this time.

 

 

5.2

Public input: Laurie Ross, Citizens for 5G Free Auckland and New Zealand - request to delay the roll-out of 5G by telecommunication companies

 

Laurie Ross was present to speak to the committee.

Two documents were provided. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr J Walker entered the meeting at 9.43am.
Cr S Stewart entered the meeting at 9.48am.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/128

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         thank Laurie Ross for her presentation requesting that the roll-out of the 5G network be delayed in New Zealand until independent research on the long-term biological effects of 5G technology is carried out.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee:  item 5.2 - Public input: Laurie Ross, Citizens for 5G Free Auckland and New Zealand request to delay the roll-out of 5G by telecommunication companies, Article on Health Consequences of Radiofrequency

b     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee:  item 5.2 - Public input: Laurie Ross, Citizens for 5G Free Auckland and New Zealand request to delay the roll-out of 5G by telecommunication companies, Letter to Minister for Broadcasting

 

 

5.1

Public input: Manurewa High School - Waste management and recycling in Manurewa

 

Harleen Bhathal, Elmira Booth and Analina Namoa spoke 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 M Lee entered the meeting at 9.56am.
Mayor P Goff left the meeting at 10.00am.
Cr R Hills entered the meeting at 10.08am.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/129

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         thank the Manurewa High School students for their presentation on waste management and recycling initiatives in Manurewa.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee:  item 5.1 - Manurewa High School - Waste management and recycling in Manurewa, Presentation  

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 


 

 

 

8

Marae Infrastructure Programme

 

Cr J Bartley entered the meeting at 10.16 am.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/130

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina, seconded by IMSB Member R Blair:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the Marae Infrastructure Programme. 

b)      support consideration being given during the next Long-term Plan planning process for the provision of specific support for Marae, post any infrastructure delivery.

CARRIED

 

 

 

9

Submission to the Ministry of Transport on the proposed Clean Car Standard and Clean Car Discount policies

 

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.

 

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

 

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)         approve the Auckland Council submission to the Ministry of Transport on its proposal to introduce a Clean Car Standard (vehicle fuel efficiency standard) and Clean Car Discount (feebate scheme).

b)         note that local board feedback received prior to the submission close date of
20 August 2019 will be attached to the submission.

c)         request that staff continue to engage with the Independent Māori Statutory Board on the development of the submission to incorporate any concerns on the impacts of the proposals on Māori and vulnerable communities.

d)         request that staff continue to work with the Independent Māori Statutory Board on the implementation of the government’s proposals.

e)         delegate authority to the Environment and Community Committee Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board to make changes requested to ensure that the submission reflects concerns around impacts on Māori and vulnerable communities.

 

Note:   clause a) was put separately.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/131

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)        approve the Auckland Council submission to the Ministry of Transport on its proposal to introduce a Clean Car Standard (vehicle fuel efficiency standard) and Clean Car Discount (feebate scheme).

 

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

For

Cr J Bartley

Cr C Casey

Cr R Clow

Cr L Cooper

Cr C Darby

Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina

Cr R Hills

Chairperson P Hulse

Cr M Lee

Cr J Walker

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Against

IMSB Member R Blair

Cr E Collins

Cr D Newman

Cr D Simpson

Cr S Stewart

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 12 votes to 5.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/132

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

b)      note that local board feedback received prior to the submission close date of
20 August 2019 will be attached to the submission.

c)      request that staff continue to engage with the Independent Māori Statutory Board on the development of the submission to incorporate any concerns on the impacts of the proposals on Māori and vulnerable communities.

d)      request that staff continue to work with the Independent Māori Statutory Board on the implementation of the government’s proposals.

e)      delegate authority to the Environment and Community Committee Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board to make changes requested to ensure that the submission reflects concerns around impacts on Māori and vulnerable communities.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee:  item 9 - Submission to the Ministry of Transport on the proposed Clean Car Standard and Clean Car Discount policies, Presentation  

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.06pm and reconvened at 12.10pm.

 

Cr L Cooper, Cr S Stewart, Cr J Walker and Cr W Walker were not present.

 

 

10

End of year report on natural environment and water quality targeted rates 2018/2019

 

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

 

Cr S Stewart returned to the meeting at 12.12pm.

Cr L Cooper returned to the meeting at 12.13pm.

Cr J Walker returned to the meeting at 12.14pm.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/133

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      note the end of year report on the natural environment and water quality targeted rate work programmes shown in Attachment A to the agenda report

b)      acknowledge and thank staff for their work put in to achieve the end of year report on natural environment and water quality targeted rates 2018/2019.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee:  item 10 - End of year report and water quality targeted rates 2018/2019, Presentation  

 

 

 

11

Changes to the Retrofit Your Home programme

 

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

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/134

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina, seconded by IMSB Member R Blair:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)     approve making eight new interventions (as listed below) eligible for financing through the Retrofit Your Home programme:

Intervention

Change

Solar panels (roof and ground-mounted)

Include

Solar water heating

Include

Heat pump water heating

Include

Type 2 Electric Vehicle chargers

Include

Energy storage batteries

Include

Double-layered curtains

Include

Solar Pump

Include

LED lighting

Include

b)    approve removing one existing intervention from those currently eligible for financing through the Retrofit Your Home programme - Remove flued gas.

c)     note that staff are investigating alternative financing models for the Retrofit Your Home programme, which could include partnering with external lenders. An update on this will be provided to the appropriate committee in 2020.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee: item 11 -Changes to the Retrofit Your Home programme, Presentation   

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 1.00pm and reconvened at 1.39pm

 

Cr E Collins, Cr C Darby, Cr D Newman and Cr J Walker were not present.

 

 

12

2019/2020 Arts and Culture Regional Programmes

 

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.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/135

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      approve the 2019/2020 Arts and Culture Regional Work Programme (Attachment A to the agenda report).

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee:  item 12 - 2019/2020 Arts and Culture Regional Programmes, Presentation

 

 

13

Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund

 

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

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/136

MOVED by Cr L Cooper, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      adopt the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund Guidelines as set out in Attachment A to this report.

b)      delegate authority through the Chief Executive to the General Manager, Parks Sport and Recreation to make minor changes and amendments to the text and design of the Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund Guidelines that are required before public release.

c)      note staff will report to the relevant committee with recommendations for funding through the 2019/2020 budget in March 2020. 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee:  item 13 - Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund, Presentation   

 


 

 

14

Open Space acquisition in the 2018/19 financial year

 

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.

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/137

MOVED by Cr R Clow, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      approve the development of a series of communication initiatives to highlight the new parks and open spaces acquired in the 2018/19 financial year for Aucklanders’ use and enjoyment.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     13 August 2019, Environment and Community Committee:  item 14 - Open Space acquisition in the 2018/2019 financial year, Presentation    

 

 

15

Summary of Environment and Community Committee Information - updates, memos and briefings - 13 August 2019

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/138

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

That the Environment and Community Committee:

a)      receive the summary of the Environment and Community Committee information report – 13 August 2019.

CARRIED

  

 

 

16        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

 17       Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number ENV/2019/139

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

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 - Kingseat

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.

 

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

 

 

2.34pm            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.

 

2.38pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

Confidential report: Acquisition of land for open space - Kingseat

 

Resolution number ENV/2019/140

MOVED by Cr R Clow, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Filipaina:  

That the Environment and Community Committee:

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

 

  

 


 

 

2.38 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:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................