Te Kāhui Ngārahu / Emergency Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Emergency Committee held remotely on Thursday, 7 May 2020 at 10.00am.  The meeting can be viewed on the Auckland Council website at https://councillive.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

 

present

 

Mayor

Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

Deputy Mayor

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

Councillors

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

Cr Pippa Coom

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

Until 2.41pm, Item 10

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Until 2.56pm, Item 10

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

IMSB Chair David Taipari

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

From 10.08am, Item 13

 

 

Note:   All members attended the meeting via electronic link.

 


 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

Raveen Jaduram

Chief Executive Watercare

 

Adrienne Young-Cooper

Chair Auckland Transport Board

 

Jenny Chetwynd

Executive General Manager, Planning and Investment, Auckland Transport

 

Rodger Murphy

Executive General Manager Risk and Assurance, Auckland Transport

 

Greg Bassam

Head of Healthy Streets & Active Modes, Auckland Transport

 

Hamish Bunn

Group Manager Planning, Policy and Sustainability, Auckland Transport

 

Kathryn King

Urban Mobility Manager New Zealand Transport Agency

 

Paul Buckle

Senior Transport and Land Use Specialist, Panuku Development Auckland

 

 

 

 

 


Emergency Committee

07 May 2020

 

 

 

1          Apologies

  

Resolution number EME/2020/50

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Emergency Committee:

a)         accept the apology from Cr E Collins for early departure.

CARRIED ON VOICES

Note:      Subsequently Cr E Collins did not leave the meeting early.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number EME/2020/51

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Emergency Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 30 April 2020, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED ON VOICES

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

5          Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

Note:   The chairperson accordance prescendence to Item 13 – Auckland response to the 2019/2020 drought at this point.

 

 

 

13

Auckland response to the 2019/2020 drought

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given in support of the item.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website was a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number EME/2020/52

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Emergency Committee:

a)      note that the ability for Watercare Services Limited (Watercare) to maintain an adequate supply of drinking water to the Auckland metropolitan system is at risk due to the 2019/2020 drought

b)      approve restrictions on the use of water supplied to customers connected to Watercare’s metropolitan system under clause 12(1) of the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015, in accordance with Watercare’s Auckland Metropolitan Drought Management Plan, as outlined in clauses c) and d) below

c)      approve the following mandatory Stage 1 water use restrictions, to come into force on 16 May 2020:

i)       Residential

A)     no use of an outdoor hose or water blaster

ii)      Commercial and non-residential

A)     no use an outdoor hose or water blaster unless it is for a health, safety, emergency or biosecurity reason

B)     no operation of a carwash unless it uses recycled water

C)     no watering of sports fields, plants or paddocks unless an irrigation system is fitted with soil moisture or rain sensors

d)      approve the following Stage 2 water use restrictions, to come into force once the trigger levels in Figure 1 of the Auckland Metropolitan Drought Management Plan are reached:

i)       Residential

A)     no use of an outdoor hose or water blaster

ii)      Commercial and non-residential

A)     no use of an outdoor hose or water blaster unless it is for a health, safety, emergency or biosecurity reason

B)     no operation of a carwash unless it uses recycled water

C)     no watering of sports fields

D)     no watering of plants or paddocks unless an irrigation system is fitted with soil moisture or rain sensors.

e)      delegate to Watercare the enforcement of water use restrictions under clause 12(4) of the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015, in accordance with its Auckland Metropolitan Drought Management Plan

f)       delegate to Watercare the responsibility to publish the necessary public notices under clause 12(3) of the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015 prior to the stage 1 or stage 2 restrictions coming into force;

 

 

g)      agree that the water use restrictions and delegations in clauses b) to f) will apply until Auckland Council is satisfied, based on advice from Watercare, that there is no longer a risk to the adequate supply of drinking water to Auckland metropolitan customers

h)      request Watercare to continue to provide regular updates to Auckland Council on the implementation of water use restrictions and its ability to maintain an adequate supply of drinking water

i)       request Watercare to work directly with key customers to ensure clear lines of communication around the effects of water restrictions and possible mitigation measures

j)       agree to convene a joint workshop of the Governing Body, or appropriate council committee and the Watercare board of directors to canvass the urgent need to examine a climate resilient water strategy for Auckland, and other relevant issues.

CARRIED ON VOICES

 

Attachments

a     7 May 2020, Emergency Committee:  Item 13 - Auckland response to the 2019/2020 drought , Presentation

 

 

 

 

8

COVID-19 briefing and Auckland Emergency Management status update

 

Two PowerPoint presentations were given in support of the item by Auckland Transport.  Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number EME/2020/53

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr S Stewart:  

That the Emergency Committee:

a)      receive the report and thank Ian Maxwell, Director Executive Programmes, Mace Ward, Group Controllers, Auckland Emergency Management, Phil Wilson, Recovery Manager and Rodger Murphy, Auckland Transport for the briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Auckland Emergency Management status update.

CARRIED ON VOICES

 

Attachments

a     7 May 2020, Emergency Committee:  Item 8 - COVID-19 briefing and Auckland Emergency Management status update, Auckland Transport Presentation

b     7 May 2020, Emergency Committee:  Item 8 - COVID-19 briefing and Auckland Emergency Management status update, Recovery Update

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 1.08pm and reconvened at 1.33pm.

 

 


 

 

 

9

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Request to make Plan Change 17, Improving consistency of provisions in the GIS Viewer, operative

 

Additional information had been circulated prior to the meeting.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number EME/2020/54

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

That the Emergency Committee:

a)      approve Plan Change 17 to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part), under clause 17(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991

b)      request staff to complete the necessary statutory processes to publicly notify the date on which the plan change becomes operative as soon as possible, in accordance with the requirements in clause 20(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

CARRIED ON VOICES

 

Attachments

a     7 May 2020, Emergency Committee:  Item 9 - Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Request to make Plan Change 17, Improving consistency of provisions in the GIS Viewer, operative, Additional Information

 

 

 

10

Joint Auckland Council and Auckland Transport bids for the Waka Kotahi NZTA Innovating Streets for People pilot fund

 

Additional information had been circulated prior to the meeting. 

A PowerPoint presentation was also given in support of the item.

Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachments.

Cr C Fletcher left the meeting at 2.41pm.

Cr D Newman left the meeting at 2.56pm.

 

Resolution number EME/2020/55

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

That the Emergency Committee:

a)    endorse Auckland Transport and Auckland Council’s application for the first round of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Innovating Streets for People pilot fund closing on 8 May 2020

b)    approve the proposed process for developing a recommended package of projects for the second funding round closing on 3 July 2020

c)    note that staff will seek endorsement of the recommended package of projects for the second round funding bid from a future Auckland Council committee meeting and at a time that will enable changes to be made prior to the 3 July deadline should the committee require it. 

CARRIED ON VOICES

 

Note:   In voting for the motion and pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested their abstention be recorded with regards to concerns on the city centre projects as questions had not been answered:

·         Cr T Mulholland

·         Cr D Simpson

·         Cr S Stewart

·         Cr W Walker

 

 

Attachments

a     7 May 2020, Emergency Committee:  Item 10 - Joint Auckland Council and Auckland Transport bids for the Waka Kotahi NZTA Innovating Streets for People pilot fund, Additional Information

b     7 May 2020, Emergency Committee:  Item 10 - Joint Auckland Council and Auckland Transport bids for the Waka Kotahi NZTA Innovating Streets for People pilot fund, Presentation

 

 

 

 

11

Council Submission on Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2021 and Draft National Rail Plan

 

A copy of the draft submission had been circulated prior to the meeting.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number EME/2020/56

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr J Bartley:  

That the Emergency Committee:

a)      approve Auckland Council’s draft submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2021/22 - 2031/32 and draft National Rail Plan, inclusive of any changes agreed by the committee

b)      delegate authority to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee and Chair of the Independent Māori Statutory Board member to authorise any minor amendments and corrections to the submission prior to lodgement on 11 May 2020.

CARRIED ON VOICES

 

Attachments

a     7 May 2020, Emergency Committee:  Item 11 - Council Submission on Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2021 and Draft National Rail Plan, Draft Submission

 

 

12

Submission on the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill

 

Local Board feedback had been distributed prior to the meeting.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

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

 

 

 

Resolution number EME/2020/57

MOVED by Cr D Simpson, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Emergency Committee:

a)      approve the submission on the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill (Attachment A of the agenda report)

b)      delegate to the chair of the Finance and Performance Committee and Group Chief Financial Officer to authorise any minor amendments and corrections to the submission

c)      agree that Cr Dalton and Cr Henderson represent the Governing Body at select committee, in support of the submission.

CARRIED ON VOICES

 

Attachments

a     7 May 2020, Emergency Committee:  Item 12 - Submission on the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill, Local Board feedback

 

 

14

Summary of Confidential Decisions and related information released into Open

 

 

 

Resolution number EME/2020/58

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

That the Emergency Committee:

a)      note the confidential decisions and related information that are now publicly available.

CARRIED ON VOICES

  

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

3.19 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 Emergency Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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