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, 1 April 2021 at 10.02am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Josephine Bartley

From 2.15pm, Item 13

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Until 2.49pm, Item 13

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Pippa Coom

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

Until 1.46pm, Item 10

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

Via electronic link

From 10.13am, Item 5.1

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

From 1.14pm

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

Until 12.31pm

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

From 10.13am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

From 10.09am, Item 5.1

Until 2.06pm, Item 13

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

Until 2.29pm, Item 13

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

From 10.44am, Item 9,
Until 11.10am, Item 9

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

IMSB Member Liane Ngamane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Margaret Miles, Chair

Upper Harbour Local Board

Via electronic link

 

 


Planning Committee

01 April 2021

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/18

MOVED by Cr P Young, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Mayor P Goff, Cr J Bartley and Cr R Hills for lateness on council business, Cr E Collins and IMSB Member L Ngamane for absence and Cr D Simpson for absence on council business.

CARRIED

Note:   Subsequently, apologies for early departure were received from Cr C Casey, Cr A Dalton, Cr A Filipaina and Cr T Mulholland.

Electronic Attendance

Resolution number PLA/2021/19

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Cr P Young:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)         approve the electronic attendance under Standing Order 3.3.3 for:

·         Cr C Fletcher

·         Cr D Newman

CARRIED

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/20

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

b)        confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 4 March 2021 and the extraordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 11 March 2021, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 


 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input: Kirsten Corson, Co-Founder / Executive Director - Zilch

 

A 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.

 

Cr T Mulholland entered the meeting at 10.09 am.
Cr C Fletcher joined the meeting at 10.13 am.
Cr R Hills entered the meeting at 10.13 am.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/21

MOVED by Cr P Coom, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Kirsten Corson regarding internal and external policy suggestions to decarbonise and increase sustainable mobility and thank her for attending.

b)      request the presentation be forwarded to Auckland Council’s Transport Strategy team and Auckland Transport for comment

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     1 April 2021, Planning Committee: Item 5.1 - Public Input: Kirsten Corson, Co-Founder / Executive Director - Zilch – presentation

 

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

6.1

Local Board Input: Upper Harbour Local Board - Wasp Hangar and Hobsonville Masterplan

 

The Chair of the Upper Harbour Local Board spoke to the committee.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/22

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Upper Harbour Local Board input regarding the Wasp Hangar and Hobsonville Masterplan and thank Margret Miles for attending.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Motion – Electronic Attendance

Resolution number PLA/2021/23

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the electronic attendance under Standing Order 3.3.3 for:

·         Cr D Simpson

CARRIED

 

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

Under Standing Order 2.5.1 a Notice of Motion has been received from Cr Wayne Walker for consideration under Item 9 - Notice of Motion - Cr Wayne Walker - Masterplan for Hobsonville.

 

 

 

9

Notice of Motion - Cr Wayne Walker - Masterplan for Hobsonville

 

Additional background information from staff was 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.

 

Cr D Simpson joined the meeting at 10.44 am.
Cr D Simpson left the meeting at 11.10 am.

 

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

That the Planning Committee move:

A.   That Auckland Council and the Upper Harbour Local Board be advised prior to the sale of the land at Hobsonville described as Lot 4 Deposited Plan 463057 contained in Certificate of Title NA134C/260 as to how the Masterplan for Hobsonville will be implemented as it refers to the Wasp Hangar and associated public square.

B.   That the sale and purchase agreement for the land at Hobsonville described as Lot 4, Deposited Plan 463057 contained in Certificate of Title NA134C/260 include reference to a contractual arrangement for the retention and refurbishment of the Wasp Hangar and the provision of the associated Wasp Square as per the Masterplan for Hobsonville.

 

Cr C Fletcher left the meeting at 11.59 am.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/24

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr L Cooper an amendment by way of replacement:  

a)         acknowledge the commitment of the Upper Harbour Local Board to ensure community sport and recreation services at the Wasp Hangar, which have been unable to proceed as part of the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 and current Long-term Plan proposals.

b)         note that the outcomes of the 14/6 Master Plan have been embedded within the Auckland Unitary Plan Airfields Sub-precinct (Sub-precinct D), that includes the retention, and adaptive re-use, of the Wasp Hangar building.

c)         note that there is no capital or operational funding for business cases or development of the Wasp Hangar building and accordingly request that staff stop all work on the development of the Wasp Hangar building

d)         request staff to continue to work to achieve the high-level outcomes from the 14/6 Masterplan within the sale and purchase process for the Wasp Hangar and associated sites

 

 

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

For

Cr C Casey

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr P Coom

Cr L Cooper

Cr A Dalton

Cr C Darby

Cr A Filipaina

IMSB Member T Henare

Cr S Henderson

Cr R Hills

Cr T Mulholland

Cr P Young

Against

Cr D Newman

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 12 votes to 5.

CARRIED

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/25

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

a)         acknowledge the commitment of the Upper Harbour Local Board to ensure community sport and recreation services at the Wasp Hangar, which have been unable to proceed as part of the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 and current Long-term Plan proposals.

b)         note that the outcomes of the 14/6 Master Plan have been embedded within the Auckland Unitary Plan Airfields Sub-precinct (Sub-precinct D), that includes the retention, and adaptive re-use, of the Wasp Hangar building.

c)         note that there is no capital or operational funding for business cases or development of the Wasp Hangar building and accordingly request that staff stop all work on the development of the Wasp Hangar building

d)         request staff to continue to work to achieve the high-level outcomes from the 14/6 Masterplan within the sale and purchase process for the Wasp Hangar and associated sites.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested their dissenting vote be recorded:

·         Cr G Sayer

·         Cr S Stewart

·         Cr W Walker

·         Cr J Watson

 

Attachments

a     1 April 2021, Planning Committee:  Item 9 - Notice of Motion - Cr Wayne Walker - Masterplan for Hobsonville, Additional Background Information

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.05pm and reconvened at 12.12pm.

 

Cr J Watson was not present.

 

 

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

Item

11            Auckland Plan 2050 – new Environment and Cultural Heritage Outcome Measures

12            Unit Titles Amendment Bill submission

14            Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 1 April 2021

15            Summary of Confidential Decisions and related information released into Open

16            Consideration of Extraordinary Items

10            Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in Part - Private Plan Change request for Alpine Road, Kaukapakapa

13            Downtown Carpark transport outcomes

 

 

 

11

Auckland Plan 2050 – new Environment and Cultural Heritage Outcome Measures

 

Cr J Watson returned to the meeting at 12.18 pm.

 

Note:   changes were made to the original motion, amending clause a), with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/26

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Cr S Henderson:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the new Environment and Cultural Heritage measures and their sub-measures (as listed at paragraph 22 of the agenda report):

i)       People's treasuring and stewardship of the natural environment and cultural heritage

ii)      Active management of priority native habitats

iii)     Active management of threatened native plants and animals

iv)     Marine and freshwater quality

v)      Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions

vi)     Statutory protection of environment and cultural heritage

b)      note that these new measures will next be reported in the 2021 Auckland Plan Annual Monitoring report in July 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

IMSB Member T Henare left the meeting at 12.31 pm.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.31pm and reconvened at 1.14pm.

 

Cr C Fletcher and Cr R Hills were not present.

 

Mayor P Goff entered the meeting at 1.14 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Unit Titles Amendment Bill submission

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/27

MOVED by Cr C Casey, seconded by Cr T Mulholland:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      delegate authority to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board to approve council’s submission on the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 1 April 2021

 

Cr C Fletcher returned to the meeting at 1.18pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/28

MOVED by Cr A Dalton, seconded by Cr A Filipaina:  

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 – 1 April 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Summary of Confidential Decisions and related information released into Open

 

 

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/29

MOVED by Cr T Mulholland, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      note the confidential decision and related information that is now publicly available:

i)       Endorsement of the draft 2021 Regional Land Transport Plan for consultation

ii)      Confidential Minute Item Attachments Document – 11 March 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

 

16        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 


 

 

10

Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in Part - Private Plan Change request for Alpine Road, Kaukapakapa

 

A 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.

 

Cr A Filipaina retired from the meeting at 1.46 pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/30

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr T Mulholland:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      accept the private plan change request from SH16 Limited to rezone approximately 28 ha of land north of Kaukapakapa township from Rural – Rural Production zone to Rural – Countryside Living zone in the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in part) pursuant to clause 25(4) of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991 for the following reasons:

i)       having regard to relevant case law the request does not meet the limited grounds for rejection under clause 25(4);

ii)      it is more appropriate to accept the request than ‘adopt’ it or treat it as a resource consent application

b)      note that accepting the private plan change request will enable a range of matters (including impacts on rural character and significant ecological areas) to be considered on their merits during a public participatory process

c)      delegate authority to the Manager Regional, North, West and Islands to undertake the required notification and other statutory processes associated with processing the private plan change request pursuant to Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act

d)      delegate authority to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board to approve a council submission on the private plan change to address the matters raised in the agenda report and any other relevant matter.

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

For

Cr C Casey

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr P Coom

Cr L Cooper

Cr A Dalton

Cr C Darby

Cr C Fletcher

Mayor P Goff

Cr T Mulholland

Cr D Newman

Cr W Walker

Cr P Young

Against

Cr S Henderson

Cr R Hills

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Cr J Watson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 12 votes to 5.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     1 April 2021, Planning Committee: Item 10 - Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in Part - Private Plan Change request for Alpine Road, Kaukapakapa – presentation

 

 

13

Downtown Carpark transport outcomes

 

A 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.

 

Cr T Mulholland left the meeting at 2.06 pm.

Cr J Bartley entered the meeting at 2.15 pm.

Cr D Newman retired from the meeting at 2.29 pm.

Cr C Casey retired from the meeting at 2.49 pm.

 

 

 

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)            note its previous endorsement of a competitive market process to select a development partner to purchase and redevelop the Downtown car park site, subject to key strategic outcomes being achieved

b)            note its previous support for inclusion of a multi-modal transport hub, subject to Auckland Council and Auckland Transport staff providing more detailed advice to enable finalisation of the transport outcomes

c)            note the transport outcomes advice received is an indicative assessment of transport outcomes, requiring more detailed work to better define the outcomes

d)            support a market process seeking a development response that provides for one of two options:

i)          Option 1. Reflecting the five strategic outcomes (land-use, urban form and quality design, movement and access, environmental and social responsibility, and Maori outcomes), the City-Centre Masterplan 2020 (including Access for Everyone), and includes public access to car share/ride share, cycling and micro-mobility, mobility parking, freight distribution and end of trip facilities

OR

ii)         Option 2. Reflecting the five strategic outcomes (land-use, urban form and quality design, movement and access, environmental and social responsibility, and Maori outcomes), the City-Centre Masterplan 2020 (including Access for Everyone), and a multi-modal transport hub including;

A)        a maximum of 6,000m2 of floor space for a public transport interchange.

B)        public access to car share/ride share, cycling and micro-mobility, mobility parking, freight distribution and end of trip facilities.

e)         note the written and oral feedback provided by Waitematā Local Board, Heart of the City, the City Centre Residents Group and the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board regarding the redevelopment of the Downtown Carpark site.

The meeting adjourned at 3.32pm and reconvened at 3.34pm.

 

 

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/31

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         defer the item pending the receipt of further advice.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     1 April 2021, Planning Committee: Item 13 - Downtown Carpark transport outcomes – presentation

 

 

 

 

3.35 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 Planning Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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