Kōmiti Mō Te Hurihanga Āhuarangi me Te Taiao / Environment and Climate Change Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Environment and Climate Change Committee held in Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert St, on 10 Jun 2021 at 10.05am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Richard Hills

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Pippa Coom

 

Members

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

Until 12.51pm, item 11

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

From 10.45am, item 8

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Until 12.32pm, item 11

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox

 

 

IMSB Member Karen Wilson

Until 1pm, item 11

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Environment and Climate Change Committee

10 Jun 2021

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/21

MOVED by Cr E Collins, seconded by Cr T Mulholland:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)    accept the apologies from Cr D Newman, Cr C Casey for lateness, IMSB Member K Wilson for early departure,  Cr E Collins, Cr G Sayers for early departure on council business, Cr A Filipaina, Cr C Fletcher for absence, Cr J Bartley and Cr L Cooper for absence on council business.

CARRIED

Note:   Subsequently an apology was received from Cr C Casey for absence.

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/22

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

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 15 April 2021, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

8

CCO Quarterly Update: Auckland Unlimited - Auckland Zoo

 

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.

 

Cr D Newman entered the meeting at 10.45 am.

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/23

MOVED by Cr P Coom, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      receive the presentation from Kevin Buley, Director Auckland Zoo and Claudine Gibson, Environmental Initiatives Advisor and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 June 2021, Environment and Climate Change Committee: Item 8 - CCO Quarterly Update: Auckland Unlimited - Auckland Zoo, presentation

 

 

 

9

Adoption of the Natural Hazards Risk Management Action Plan

 

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.

 

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

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/24

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

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)         adopt the Natural Hazards Risk Management Action Plan attached to this report and supports its implementation as a living document

b)        note the delivery of key actions of the Natural Hazards Risk Management Action Plan are funded via the Long-term Plan 2021-2031 climate action investment package

c)         request, as a matter of priority, council staff work with the Independent Māori Statutory Board Secretariat and the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum to embed Te Ao Māori in the Natural Hazards Risk Management Action Plan

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 June 2021, Environment and Climate Change Committee: Item 9 - Adoption of the Natural Hazards Risk Management Action Plan, presentation

 

 

 


 

 

 

10

Updating the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund guidelines

 

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

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/25

MOVED by Cr T Mulholland, seconded by IMSB Member G Wilcox:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      approve the “Applicant Guide to Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund” as shown in Attachment A of the public agenda report.

b)      note that staff will work with mana whenua to more fully integrate Te Ao Māori into the fund, with the aim of supporting more successful applications from Māori organisations.

c)      delegate authority to jointly approve any minor changes to the “Applicant Guide to Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund” to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee, and an Independent Māori Statutory Board member.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Auckland Council's submission on the Ministry of Transport's Hīkina te Kohupara - Kia mauri ora ai te iwi | Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050

 

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.

 

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

 

Cr G Sayers retired from the meeting at 12.32 pm.

Cr E Collins retired from the meeting at 12.51 pm.
IMSB Member K Wilson retired from the meeting at 1.00 pm.

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/26

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by IMSB Member G Wilcox:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      support the high-level intent of Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi: Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 to reduce transport emissions to zero by 2050.

b)      offer in principle support for Pathway Four for Aotearoa (very strong emphasis on ‘avoid’ and ‘shift’ interventions, with a focus on early implementation) as outlined in Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi: Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050, noting that Auckland’s transport decarbonisation pathway as encapsulated in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan requires a steeper reduction in emissions, as befits Auckland’s highly urbanised environment

c)      delegate to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee, the Mayor and Independent Māori Statutory Board Member Glenn Wilcox the authority to:

i)    provide direction to staff on the development of the submission to the Ministry of Transport’s Hīkina te Kohupara discussion document

ii)   approve the final submission to the Ministry of Transport on behalf of the Environment and Climate Change Committee.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested that their dissenting votes against clause b) be recorded:

·         Cr D Newman

·         Cr T Mulholland

·         Cr D Simpson

·         Cr S Stewart

 

Attachments

a     10 June 2021, Environment and Climate Change Committee: Item 11 - Auckland Council's submission on the Ministry of Transport's Hīkina te Kohupara - Kia mauri ora ai te iwi | Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050, presentation

 

 

 

12

Summary of Environment and Climate Change Committee information memoranda and briefings - 10 June 2021

 

 

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/27

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr P Coom:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

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

b)      receive the Summary of Environment and Climate Change Committee information items and briefings – 15 April 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

1.38 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 Environment and Climate Change Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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