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, 6 May 2021 at 10.03am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Pippa Coom

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

Until 3.19pm, Item C1

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Until 3.11pm, Item C1

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

Until 1.45pm

 

Cr Shane Henderson

Until 1.45pm

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

From 10.10am, Item 5.1,
Until 1.45pm

 

IMSB Member Liane Ngamane

Until 1.45pm

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link
From 10.16am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

From 12.23pm, Item 8

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 10.07am, Item 5.1

 

Cr John Watson

From 10.05am, Item 1,
Until 2.56pm

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Alexandra Bonham

Deputy Chair, Waitematā Local Board

 


Planning Committee

06 May 2021

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/32

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr P Young:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr E Collins and Cr R Hills for absence,
Cr D Simpson for lateness on council business, and Cr W Walker for lateness.

CARRIED

Note:      Apologies were subsequently received from Cr A Dalton for absence and Cr D Newman for early departure.

Electronic Attendance

Cr J Watson joined the meeting at 10.05am.

Resolution number PLA/2021/33

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Planning Committee:

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

·         Cr G Sayers

·         Cr S Stewart

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore declared an interest in Item 11 - Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Making rural subdivision provisions operative.

 

Cr C Fletcher subsequently declared an interest in Item C1 - Auckland Unitary Plan - Plan Change 26 - Clarifying the Relationship Between the Special Character Areas Overlay and Underlying Zone Provisions – Appeals.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/34

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, 1 April 2021, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input: The People's Path - Getting across the harbour by foot and bike

 

Christine Rose and Bevan Woodward were in attendance.

A presentation was provided and a document was tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

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

 

Cr W Walker joined the meeting at 10.07am.
Cr D Newman joined the meeting at 10.10am.
Cr G Sayers joined the meeting at 10.16am.

 

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Christine Rose and Bevan Woodward on behalf of Movement regarding “The People’s Path”, a proposal for a walking and cycling facility across the Waitematā Harbour, and thank them for attending

b)      support Movement discussing with Waka Kotahi a trial of a walking and cycling lane on the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

c)      request Waka Kotahi to seek a practical solution to a cost effective walking and cycling crossing across the Auckland harbour.

 

 

Note:   After discussion and amending of the original motion, Mayor P Goff withdrew his support of the original motion as seconder.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/36

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Christine Rose and Bevan Woodward on behalf of Movement regarding “The People’s Path”, a proposal for a walking and cycling facility across the Waitematā Harbour, and thank them for attending

b)      support Movement discussing with Waka Kotahi a trial of a walking and cycling lane on the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

c)      request Waka Kotahi to seek a practical solution to a cost effective walking and cycling crossing across the Auckland harbour.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested that their dissenting votes be recorded as follows:

·           Deputy Mayor Cr B Cashmore against clauses b) and c)

·           Cr T Mulholland against clause b)

·           Cr D Newman against clause b)

 

Attachments

a     6 May 2021, Planning Committee: Item 5.1 - Public Input: The People's Path - Getting across the harbour by foot and bike, presentation

b     6 May 2021, Planning Committee: Item 5.1 - Public Input: The People's Path - Getting across the harbour by foot and bike, tabled document

 

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.



 

8

Transport and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland

 

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.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.05pm and reconvened at 12.15pm.

Cr D Simpson entered the meeting at 12.23pm.

 

Note:   changes to the original motion were incorporated under clause a), clause a) ii) and clause b), and adding clause b) vi), with the agreement of the mover and seconder.

 

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      support in principle congestion pricing in Auckland, conditional upon the following issues being addressed:

i)        mitigation of equity impacts

ii)       having public transport services and projects in place across Auckland on an equitable basis to allow road users to switch to alternative modes where appropriate

iii)      that revenue collected, in addition to that needed to operate the scheme and to address clauses a) i) and a) ii) above, be used to offset and, as revenue and costs allow, replace the Regional Fuel Tax.

b)      note that the submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee will also make key points in relation to:

i)        the case for congestion pricing in Auckland, building on the work completed by The Congestion Question project that was received by the Planning Committee in December 2020

ii)       the mitigations required to ensure more equitable outcomes from the potential implementation of congestion pricing

iii)      the importance of congestion pricing in terms of emissions reduction

iv)      the need to ensure appropriate public and active transport alternatives are in place in affected corridors prior to the potential introduction of congestion pricing

v)      the need to understand and address potential revenue implications for Auckland Council

vi)      the need for ongoing dialogue with Aucklanders.

c)      delegate to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee, the Mayor and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board the authority to:

i)        provide direction to staff on the development of the submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland

ii)       approve the final submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee into congestion pricing in Auckland on behalf of the Planning Committee

iii)      present on Auckland Council’s behalf at the Transport and Infrastructure Committee hearing.

 

The motion was put in parts.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/37

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      support in principle congestion pricing in Auckland, conditional upon the following issues being addressed:

i)       mitigation of equity impacts

ii)      having public transport services and projects in place across Auckland on an equitable basis to allow road users to switch to alternative modes where appropriate

iii)     that revenue collected, in addition to that needed to operate the scheme and to address clauses a) i) and a) ii) above, be used to offset and, as revenue and costs allow, replace the Regional Fuel Tax.

 

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

For

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr P Coom

Cr L Cooper

Cr C Darby

Cr A Filipaina

Cr C Fletcher

Mayor P Goff

IMSB Member T Henare

Cr S Henderson

Cr T Mulholland

IMSB Member L Ngamane

Cr G Sayers

Cr D Simpson

Cr J Watson

Cr P Young

Against

Cr J Bartley

Cr C Casey

Cr D Newman

Cr S Stewart

Cr W Walker

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 15 votes to 5.

 

CARRIED

 

Note:     Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr J Watson requested that his dissenting vote be recorded against clause a) iii).

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/38

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

That the Planning Committee:

b)      note that the submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee will also make key points in relation to:

i)       the case for congestion pricing in Auckland, building on the work completed by The Congestion Question project that was received by the Planning Committee in December 2020

ii)      the mitigations required to ensure more equitable outcomes from the potential implementation of congestion pricing

iii)     the importance of congestion pricing in terms of emissions reduction

iv)     the need to ensure appropriate public and active transport alternatives are in place in affected corridors prior to the potential introduction of congestion pricing

v)      the need to understand and address potential revenue implications for Auckland Council

vi)     the need for ongoing dialogue with Aucklanders.

c)      delegate to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee, the Mayor and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board the authority to:

i)       provide direction to staff on the development of the submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland

ii)      approve the final submission to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee into congestion pricing in Auckland on behalf of the Planning Committee

iii)     present on Auckland Council’s behalf at the Transport and Infrastructure Committee hearing.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     6 May 2021, Planning Committee: Item 8 - Transport and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland, presentation

 

 

Cr S Henderson retired from the meeting at 1.45pm.

Cr D Newman retired from the meeting at 1.45pm.

IMSB Member T Henare retired from the meeting at 1.45pm.

IMSB Member L Ngamane retired from the meeting at 1.45pm.

 

The meeting adjourned at 1.45pm and reconvened at 2.17pm.

 

 

9

Spatial Land Use Strategy for the North West

 

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 PLA/2021/39

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      note that the Spatial Land Use Strategy – North West shows how future land uses in the existing Future Urban zone could be arranged and does not identify any additional land for urbanization.

b)      adopt the Spatial Land Use Strategy - North West, dated May 2021, as shown in Attachment A of the agenda report, to assist the Supporting Growth Alliance in planning for the future transport network in the area.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     6 May 2021, Planning Committee: Item 9 - Spatial Land Use Strategy for the North West, presentation

 

 

10

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Making Plan Change 40: Warkworth Clayden Road operative

 

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore left the meeting at 2.40pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/40

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the proposed amendments to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) under Plan Change 40: Warkworth Clayden Road as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

b)      request staff to undertake the steps in Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 to make Plan Change 40 operative in the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part).

CARRIED

 

 

 

11

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Making rural subdivision provisions operative

 

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore returned to the meeting at 2.42 pm.

 

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore declared an interest in Item 11: Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Making rural subdivision provisions operative and took no part in the debate or vote on the matter.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/41

MOVED by Cr G Sayers, seconded by Cr A Filipaina:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      note that section 152 of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 deems those parts of the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan no longer under appeal to have been approved by the council under clause 17(1) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 and that on this basis the rural subdivision provisions are deemed to have been approved by council.

b)      request staff to undertake the steps in Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 to make the rural subdivision provisions operative in the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part).

CARRIED

 

 

 

12

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Request to make Plan Change 29 – Notable Trees and Plan Change 36 -  Open Space (2019) Operative

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/42

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the proposed amendments to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) under Plan Change 29 - Notable Trees as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

b)      approve the proposed amendments to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) under Plan Change 36 – Open Space (2019) as set out in Attachment B to the agenda report.

c)      request staff to undertake the steps in Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 to make Plan Changes 29 and 36 operative in the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part).

CARRIED

 

 

 

13

Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 6 May 2021

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/43

MOVED by Cr T Mulholland, 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 – 6 May 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Update on tree at 8 Eglinton Avenue, Mount Eden

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

16        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number PLA/2021/44

MOVED by Cr D Simpson, seconded by Cr T Mulholland:  

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       Auckland Unitary Plan - Plan Change 26 - Clarifying the Relationship Between the Special Character Areas Overlay and Underlying Zone Provisions - Appeals

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.

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 contains a recommendation on the council's approach to the appeals received on Plan Change 26.

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

 

 

Cr J Watson retired from the meeting at 2.56pm.

 

 

2.56pm            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.

 

3.32pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

Auckland Unitary Plan - Plan Change 26 - Clarifying the Relationship Between the Special Character Areas Overlay and Underlying Zone Provisions - Appeals

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/45

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

b)         agree that the agenda report remain confidential, and that the resolutions be publicly restated within the next two weeks.

 

 


 

 

 

3.32pm                                               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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