Kōmiti Whakarite Mahere / Planning Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Planning Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 1.10pm.

 

present

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

Physically present

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Josephine Bartley

Physically present

Until 4.38pm, Item C2

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Physically present

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

Physically present

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

From 1.22pm, Item C1

 

Cr Pippa Coom

Physically present

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Physically present

 

Cr Angela Dalton

Physically present

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

Physically present

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Physically present

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

Physically present

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

From 1.35pm, Item C1

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

Until 2.24pm, Item C1

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

IMSB Member Liane Ngamane

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Andrew Baker

Chair, Franklin Local Board

 

Gary Brown

Chair, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 

Brent Catchpole

Chair, Papakura Local Board

 

John Gillon

Chair, Kaipātaki Local Board

 

Phelan Pirrie

Chair, Rodney Local Board

 

Kay Thomas

Chair, Whau Local Board

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Shane Ellison

Chief Executive, Auckland Transport

 


Planning Committee

11 March 2021

 

 

 

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

Mayor P Goff

ü

Cr S Henderson

ü

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

ü

Cr R Hills

ü

Cr J Bartley

ü

Cr T Mulholland

 

Cr C Casey

ü

Cr D Newman

ü

Cr E Collins

 

IMSB Member L Ngamane

 

Cr P Coom

ü

Cr G Sayers

ü

Cr L Cooper

ü

Cr D Simpson

ü

Cr A Dalton

ü

Cr S Stewart

ü

Cr A Filipaina

ü

Cr W Walker

ü

Cr C Fletcher

ü

Cr J Watson

ü

IMSB Member T Henare

ü

Cr P Young

ü

 

 

1          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

Note:   apologies were subsequently received from Cr J Bartley and Cr D Simpson for early departure on council business.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

4          Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

 

5          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

6          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

7          Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

8          Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number PLA/2021/14

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

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 Transport Alignment Project 2021-31 Package

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)(c)(ii) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to damage the public interest.

In particular, the report contains information subject to cabinet confidentiality.

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: Endorsement of the draft 2021 Regional Land Transport Plan for consultation

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)(c)(ii) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to damage the public interest.

In particular, the report contains information subject to Regional Transport Committee confidentiality.

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: Regional Fuel Tax: Adoption of consultation proposal

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)(c)(ii) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to damage the public interest.

In particular, the report contains information related to the confidential Regional Land Transport Programme report.

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

 

 

1.18pm            The public was excluded.

 

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

 

5.20pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

CONFIDENTIAL: Auckland Transport Alignment Project 2021-31 Package

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/15

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr C Darby: 

b)        agree that the decisions, report and attachments remain confidential until reasons for confidentiality no longer exist.

 

 

Note:   Following the meeting, the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) 2021-31 package was made available on the Auckland Council website at the following link:

https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2021/03/record-investment-to-help-auckland-build-back-better/

The confidential decisions are therefore able to be released and are reproduced in full below.  The confidential report and its attachments are available as a minutes attachment document.

 

 

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the recommended Auckland Transport Alignment Project 2021-31 indicative package, with the expectation that the following actions are undertaken:

i)        that the Auckland Council Group works with the government to:

A)      ensure transport funding settings enable delivery of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project 2021-31 indicative package

B)      confirm normal requirements around developer mitigation and development contributions apply to Kāinga Ora developments as they apply to all other developments

C)     investigate complementary levers to reduce transport-related emissions in areas such as:

1)      vehicle fleet and fuel decarbonisation

2)      land transport pricing reform

3)      urban growth management

4)      behavioural change

5)      joint development of a transport emissions reduction plan for Auckland

6)      addressing inequities from the impacts of decarbonisation

D)     address inequity of access and transport choice, particularly for south and west Auckland and areas with high Māori population

E)      support transport network safety in areas such as:

1)      enforcement and compliance mechanisms

2)      regulatory changes to improve safety for vulnerable road users

F)      jointly develop appropriate targets to measure progress against key outcomes such as emissions reduction and mode shift

ii)       that the Auckland Council Group:

A)      ensures the Auckland Transport Alignment Project 2021-31 indicative package is a key input to decisions on the Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-31

B)      fully utilises the levers available to it to reduce transport emissions, including:

1)      assessing its growth management approach and programmes against the delivery of climate compatible outcomes and emissions reduction analysis

2)      increasing the focus on intensification within brownfield areas, in particular along the rapid transit corridors

3)      supporting and promoting urban development at a local level that encourages reduced car use and accelerates the uptake of public transport and active modes (including new forms of mobility)

4)      prioritising the delivery of public transport and active modes including walking, cycling

5)      showing leadership in encouraging communities and businesses to take practical steps in response to the climate emergency and Te-Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan

Restatement

b)      agree that the decisions, report and attachments remain confidential until reasons for confidentiality no longer exist.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Attachments

a     11 March 2021, Planning Committee: Item C1 - CONFIDENTIAL: Auckland Transport Alignment Project 2021-31 Package – Report and attachments

 

 

 

 

C2

CONFIDENTIAL: Endorsement of the draft 2021 Regional Land Transport Plan for consultation

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/16

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

g)      agree that the decisions, report and attachments remain confidential until reasons for confidentiality no longer exist

 

 

 

 

C3

CONFIDENTIAL: Regional Fuel Tax: Adoption of consultation proposal

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/17

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

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

 

 

 

 

5.15pm                                               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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