Kōmiti Whakarite Mahere / Planning Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 3 September 2020 at 10.02am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

Physically present

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Josephine Bartley

Physically present

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

Cr Pippa Coom

Physically present

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Physically present

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Physically present

 

Cr Shane Henderson

Physically present

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

 

IMSB Member Liane Ngamane

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher

 

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman

 

 

 

Note:   All other members not named above, attendance via electronic link.

 

 

 

 


Planning Committee

03 September 2020

 

 

 

Note:   a roll-call was conducted that ascertained the following councillors were in attendance by electronic link at the commencement of the meeting:

Mayor P Goff

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Cr R Hills

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Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

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Cr T Mulholland

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Cr J Bartley

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IMSB Member L Ngamane

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Cr C Casey

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Cr G Sayers

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Cr E Collins

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Cr D Simpson

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Cr P Coom

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Cr S Stewart

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Cr L Cooper

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Cr W Walker

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Cr A Dalton

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Cr J Watson

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Cr A Filipaina

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Cr P Young

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Cr S Henderson

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1          Apologies

  

Resolution number PLA/2020/57

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         accept the apology from Cr C Fletcher and Cr D Newman, IMSB Member T Henare, for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Cr P Coom declared an interest in Item 5.3 – Public Input:  Thom Gill – Alternative housing policy initiatives in Auckland.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/58

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 13 August 2020, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input: Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust - Affordable Housing and Inclusionary Zoning

 

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 as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/59

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Julie Scott of Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust regarding affordable housing and inclusionary zoning and thank her for attending.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 September 2020, Planning Committee:  Item 5.1 - Public Input: Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust - Affordable Housing and Inclusionary Zoning, Presentation

 

 

 

 

5.2

Public Input: Brennan Rigby – Affordable Housing and Inclusionary Zoning

 

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 as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/60

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Brennan Rigby regarding affordable housing and inclusionary zoning and thank him for attending.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 September 2020, Planning Committee:  Item 5.2 - Public Input: Brennan Rigby – Affordable Housing and Inclusionary Zoning, Presentation

 

 


 

 

 

5.3

Public Input: Thom Gill - Alternative housing policy initiatives in Auckland

 

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 as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/61

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Thom Gill regarding alternative housing policy initiatives in Auckland and thank him for attending.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 September 2020, Planning Committee:  Item 5.3 - Public Input: Thom Gill - Alternative housing policy initiatives in Auckland, Presentation

 

 

 

 

5.4

Public Input: Samuel Johnston - Community Land Trusts for affordable housing

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/62

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Samuel Johnston regarding community land trusts for affordable housing and thank him for attending.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

5.5

Public Input: Imogen Schoots - Society for Alternative Housing Development - Affordable community focused housing developments

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/63

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Imogen Schoots regarding affordable community focused housing developments and thank her for attending.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

5.6

Public Input: Ellie Croft - Women in Urbanism – Community focused housing

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/64

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Ellie Croft regarding community focused housing and thank her for attending.

CARRIED

 

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8

Affordable housing report back: Approval for forward work programme

 

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 as a minutes attachment.

 

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

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/65

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the affordable housing forward work programme in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)        form a political working group to provide advice to progress affordable housing in Auckland chaired by the Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee, with Cr C Casey, Cr L Cooper and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board. 

c)         request through our briefing to incoming ministers, a call for the incoming Minister of Housing to promote:

i)          legislative change to facilitate inclusionary zoning for affordable housing

ii)         increase the building programme for social housing in Auckland

iii)       facilitate investment in build to rent construction

iv)       make changes in the Building Code and Building Act, as outlined in the Mayoral Taskforce on Housing, to lower the cost of building construction.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 September 2020, Planning Committee:  Item 8 - Affordable housing report back: Approval for forward work programme, Presentation

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.33pm and reconvened at 12.42pm.

 

 

 

 

9

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Request to make operative Private Plan Change 32 (Avondale Jockey Club)

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/66

MOVED by Cr T Mulholland, seconded by Cr S Henderson:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve Private Plan Change 32, Avondale Jockey Club to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) under clause 17(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991

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

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

10

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Request to make operative Plan Change 34 (Special Character Statement for Special Character Areas Overlay – Howick Business)

 

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 as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/67

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve Plan Change 34 to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) that adds four additional sites and a special character statement for the Special Character Areas Overlay in the Howick town centre, as identified in Attachment A of the agenda report

b)      request staff to complete the necessary statutory processes to publicly notify the date on which Plan Change 34 will become operative as soon as practicable.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 September 2020, Planning Committee:  Item 10 - Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Request to make operative Plan Change 34 (Special Character Statement for Special Character Areas Overlay – Howick Business), Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Proposed Plan Change – Temporary Activities

 

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 as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/68

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the notification of the proposed plan change to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) to amend the temporary activity standards and the Pukekohe Park precinct in accordance with the changes in Attachment A. These changes involve:

i)       amending rows A5 and A6 in the Temporary Activities “Activity Table” to refer to “temporary activities in public places or on private land”

ii)      requiring a traffic management plan (as a permitted activity standard) for an event in a rural or Future Urban zone where more than 500 vehicle movements per day on adjacent roads are generated

iii)     increasing the duration of those temporary activities that are defined as noise events (i.e. they exceed the noise standards for the zone) from six to eight hours

iv)     adding a noise standard for temporary activities that generate noise but are not defined as “noise events” in the noise chapter of the Auckland – wide provisions

v)      aligning Anzac Day in the Pukekohe Park precinct to the definition under the Anzac Day Act 1966

b)      endorse the section 32 evaluation report contained as Attachment B to the agenda report

c)      delegate to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee, and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board, the authority to make minor amendments to the proposed plan change prior to public notification.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     3 September 2020, Planning Committee:  Item 11 - Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Proposed Plan Change – Temporary Activities, Presentation

 

 

 

12

Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the Forward Work Programme) - 3 September 2020

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/69

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      note the progress on the forward work programme appended as Attachment A of the agenda report

b)      receive the Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings – 3 September 2020.

CARRIED

  

 

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

14        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number PLA/2020/70

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

That the Planning Committee:

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

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

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

 

C1       CONFIDENTIAL: Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Proposed Plan Change 41 – Ōkura Precinct – Update

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

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

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

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

In particular, the report discusses current proceedings in the Environment Court and High Court.

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

 

 

 

1.08pm            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.

 

1.29pm            The public was re-admitted.

 


 

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

CONFIDENTIAL: Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) – Proposed Plan Change 41 – Ōkura Precinct – Update

 

Resolution number PLA/2020/71

MOVED by Cr L Cooper, seconded by Cr J Bartley:  

c)      agree that the decisions and report remain confidential until a decision is made on the public notification of proposed Plan Change 41 - Ōkura Precinct and the declaration and judicial review proceedings initiated by Ōkura Holdings Limited in the Environment Court and High Court respectively have been resolved.

 

  

 

 

 

1.29pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Planning Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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