Tira Kāwana / Governing Body

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Governing Body held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on 29 Jun 2021 at 10.02am.

 

present

 

Mayor

Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

Deputy Mayor

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

Councillors

Cr Josephine Bartley

From 10.27am, Item 10

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Pippa Coom

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

From 10.29am, Item 10

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

Via electronic link

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

From 10.07am, Item 8

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 10.06am, Item 8

 

Cr John Watson

Via electronic link

 

Cr Paul Young

From 10.02am, Item 8

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

Shane Ellison

Chief Executive Officer Auckland Transport

 

Bryan Sherritt

Auckland Transport

 

Greg Schollum

Deputy Controller and Auditor-General

 

Andrea Reeves

Assistant Auditor-General Government Group

 

Athol Graham

Audit Director, Audit New Zealand

 


Governing Body

29 Jun 2021

 

 

 

1          Affirmation

 

His Worship the Mayor read the affirmation.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number GB/2021/75

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr A Filipaina:  

That the Governing Body:

a)         accept the apologies from:

Absence

Cr E Collins

Lateness

Cr W Walker

Cr P Young

CARRIED

Note:   A subsequent apology was received from Cr C Darby for lateness.

Electronic Attendance

Resolution number GB/2021/76

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Governing Body:

b)        approve electronic attendance under Standing Order 3.3.3 for:

·         Cr E Collins

·         Cr C Fletcher

·         Cr D Newman

·         Cr G Sayers

·         Cr J Watson

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Petitions

There was no petitions section.

 

5          Public Input

There was no public input section.

 

6          Local Board Input

There was no local board input section.

 


 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8

Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022 and 10-year budget 2021-2031

 

Cr P Young entered the meeting at 10.04 am.

Cr W Walker entered the meeting at 10.06 am.

Cr S Stewart entered the meeting at 10.07 am.

 

Resolution number GB/2021/77

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

That the Governing Body:

a)      whakaae (agree) the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022 (Attachment A of the agenda report) and Summary of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2021/2022 (Attachment B of the agenda report), and to whakaae (agree) to include the Summary in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 (Long-term Plan).

CARRIED

 

 

 

9

Adoption of the Revenue and Financing Policy

 

Resolution number GB/2021/78

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Governing Body:

a)      adopt the Revenue and Financing Policy in Attachment A of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

10

Adoption of the Recovery Budget (10-year Budget 2021-2031)

 

A document detailing changes had been circulated prior to the meeting.  A PowerPoint presentation was given detailing performance measures for the death and serious injury (DSI) numbers. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachments.

 

Cr J Bartley entered the meeting at 10.27 am.
Cr C Darby entered the meeting at 10.29 am.

 

Resolution number GB/2021/79

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Governing Body:

a)      adopt the Recovery Budget (10-year Budget 2021-2031), as the council’s long-term plan for 2021-2031, including 21 local board agreements

b)      delegate authority and responsibility for jointly agreeing any required editorial changes to the Recovery Budget (10-year Budget 2021-2031) document to the chair of the Finance and Performance Committee and the Group Chief Financial Officer.

CARRIED

 

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

·         Cr C Fletcher, clause a)

·         Cr S Stewart, clause a)

·         Cr J Watson, clause a)

 

Note:   the following councillors requested that their dissatisfaction be recorded to the listed items:

·         Cr P Coom, DSI performance measures

·         Cr R Hills, delays to the Eastern busway

·         Cr P Young, delays to the Eastern busway

 

Note:   Cr Coom requested her dissention be noted against the DSI performance measures

 

Note:   Following the meeting Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the Recovery Budget (10-year Budget 2021-2031) were made available on the Auckland Council website at the following link:  https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/budget-plans/The-10-year-budget-2021-2031/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Attachments

a     29 June 2021, Governing Body:  Item 10 - Adoption of the Recovery Budget (10-year Budget 2021-2031), Summary of Changes

b     29 June 2021, Governing Body:  Item 10 - Adoption of the Recovery Budget (10-year Budget 2021-2031), Performance measures

 

 

11

Rates setting 2021/2022

 

Resolution number GB/2021/80

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Governing Body:

a)      resolve under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 to set rates and due dates for the 2021/2022 financial year and to authorise the addition of penalties as follows:

i)       that a Uniform Annual General Charge be set, for all rateable land, at $461 (including GST) per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit (SUIP)

ii)      that a general rate be set for all rateable land on the capital value of the land and at different rates in the dollar for different categories of land (defined in the Funding Impact Statement in the council's Long-term Plan 2021-2031) as set out in the table below:

Property category

Rate in the dollar for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Urban business

0.00560010

Urban residential

0.00206791

Rural business

0.00504009

Rural residential

0.00186112

Farm and lifestyle

0.00165433

No road access

0.00051698

Zero-rated

0.00000000

Property category

Rate in the dollar for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00383400

Rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00345060

Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00295096

Rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00265586

Urban residential transition

0.00192998

Urban business transition

0.00522657

Urban farm and lifestyle residential transition

0.00179226

Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider transition

0.00275425

Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider transition

0.00357831

iii)     that a Water Quality targeted rate be set on the capital value of all rateable land except land categorised as zero-rated, as defined for rating purposes, of an amount of $0.00011211 (including GST) per dollar of capital value applied to all rateable land categorised as business (Urban business, Urban business transition and Rural business), and $0.00006380 (including GST) per dollar of capital value to all rateable land not categorised as business (Urban residential, Urban residential transition, Rural residential, Farm and lifestyle, Urban farm and lifestyle residential transition, urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider transition, rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider transition, rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, and No road access) as defined for rating purposes

iv)     that a Natural Environment targeted rate be set on the capital value of all rateable land except land categorised as zero-rated, as defined for rating purposes, of an amount of $0.00007603 (including GST) per dollar of capital value applied to all rateable land categorised as business (Urban business, Urban business transition and Rural business), and $0.00004326  (including GST) per dollar of capital value to all rateable land not categorised as business (Urban residential, Urban residential transition, Rural residential, Farm and lifestyle, Urban farm and lifestyle residential transition, urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider transition, rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider transition, rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, and No road access) as defined for rating purposes

 

v)      that waste management targeted rates be set differentially for different categories of land at different fixed amounts, as set out in the table below:

Service

Differential group

Amount of targeted rate for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Charging basis

Base service

Rating units in the former Auckland City

142.70

Per service available

Rating units in the former Franklin District, Manukau City, North Shore City, Papakura District, Rodney District and Waitakere City, where the service is available

142.70

Per SUIP

Base service excluding recycling

Rating units in the former Auckland City

53.80

Per service available

Standard refuse

 

Rating units in the former Auckland City

150.06

Per service available

Rating units in the former Manukau City where the service is available

150.06

Per SUIP

Large refuse

Rating units in the former Auckland City and Manukau City

70.53

Per service available

Additional recycling

All rating units

88.90

Per service available

Food scraps

Rating units in the former Papakura District and the former food scraps trial area in Northcote, Milford and Takapuna, where the service is available

69.88

Per SUIP

Note to table:    For these purposes the various waste services are as set out in the Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan and the Funding Impact Statement in the council’s Recovery Budget (10-year Budget 2021-2031).

vi)     that a City Centre targeted rate be set differentially for all rateable land in the urban business, urban residential, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, and urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider differential categories, as defined for rating purposes, and in the city centre area, of an amount of $0.00128394 (including GST) per dollar of the capital value of the rating unit for urban business rating units and of a fixed amount of $63.02 (including GST) per separately used or inhabited part (SUIP) of a rating unit for urban residential, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, and urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider rating units

vii)    that a Rodney Local Board Transport targeted rate be set for all rateable land in the Rodney Local Board area except land categorised as zero-rated as defined for rating purposes, of an amount of $150 (including GST) per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit (SUIP)

viii)   that an Electricity Network Resilience targeted rate of $12,075,000 (including GST) be set on Vector’s electricity network utility rating unit where tree management service is provided

ix)     that Rodney Drainage District targeted rates be set for all land located in the Te Arai drainage district and the Okahukura drainage district respectively, as set out in the table below:

Drainage district

Rate for each square metre of Class A land for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Rate for each square metre of Class B land for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Rate for each square metre of Class C land for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Te Arai

0.00184463

0.00092231

0.00000000

Okahukura

0.00266984

0.00133492

0.00000000

 

x)      that Business Improvement District (BID) targeted rates be set for all rateable land in the urban business or rural business differential categories, as defined for rating purposes, within the defined Business Improvement District areas, of a fixed amount per rating unit and/or a rate in the dollar of capital value of the rating unit, as set out in the table below:

BID area

Fixed rate per rating unit for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Rate in the dollar for 2021/2022 to be multiplied by the capital value of the rating unit

(including GST) ($)

Avondale

0.00

0.00122066

Birkenhead

0.00

0.00091835

Blockhouse Bay

0.00

0.00149931

Browns Bay

0.00

0.00051386

Central Park Henderson

250.00

0.00009876

Devonport

250.00

0.00066706

Dominion Road

0.00

0.00052682

Ellerslie

0.00

0.00206997

Glen Eden

0.00

0.00098869

Glen Innes

0.00

0.00105693

Greater East Tāmaki

195.00

0.00003545

Heart of the City

0.00

0.00040106

Howick

0.00

0.00094104

Hunters Corner

0.00

0.00075168

Karangahape Road

0.00

0.00051443

Kingsland

0.00

0.00044516

BID area

Fixed rate per rating unit for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Rate in the dollar for 2021/2022 to be multiplied by the capital value of the rating unit

(including GST) ($)

Mairangi Bay

250.00

0.00136611

Māngere Bridge

0.00

0.00142180

Māngere East Village

0.00

0.00029693

Māngere Town

0.00

0.00401509

Manukau Central

0.00

0.00033364

Manurewa

0.00

0.00101144

Milford

0.00

0.00062599

Mt Eden Village

0.00

0.00060190

New Lynn

0.00

0.00060667

Newmarket

0.00

0.00055649

North Harbour

150.00

0.00009359

North West District

250.00

0.00016910

Northcote

0.00

0.00243177

Old Papatoetoe

0.00

0.00129134

One Warkworth

575.00

0.00000000

Onehunga

0.00

0.00112440

Orewa

0.00

0.00095911

Ōtāhuhu

0.00

0.00071795

Ōtara

0.00

0.00164000

Panmure

0.00

0.00143467

Papakura

0.00

0.00072102

Parnell

0.00

0.00056684

Ponsonby

0.00

0.00077729

Pukekohe

0.00

0.00050609

Remuera

0.00

0.00112280

Rosebank

0.00

0.00037981

South Harbour

0.00

0.00043913

St Heliers

0.00

0.00107212

Takapuna

0.00

0.00040096

Te Atatu

0.00

0.00135649

Torbay

0.00

0.00108301

Uptown

0.00

0.00018530

Waiuku

0.00

0.00103667

Wiri

0.00

0.00021367

 

 

 

 

xi)     that the Ōtara-Papatoetoe and Māngere-Ōtāhuhu swimming pool targeted rates be set for all rateable land in the urban residential, urban residential transition, urban farm and lifestyle residential transition, rural residential, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider transition, urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider transition, rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, or rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider differential categories, as defined for rating purposes, located in the respective Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Local Board or Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board area, of a fixed amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit (SUIP), as set out in the table below:

Local board area

Fixed rate for each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

33.35

Ōtara-Papatoetoe

31.65

xii)    that the Swimming/Spa Pool Fencing Compliance targeted rate be set for all rateable land on the council’s register of pool fence and barrier inspections, set differentially based on whether the council provides inspection, as a fixed amount per rating unit as set out in the table below:

Inspection service provided

Fixed rate per rating unit for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

Council inspection required

$44.44

No council inspection required – successful inspection carried out by an Independently Qualified Pool Inspector (IQPI)

$22.22

xiii)   that the Riverhaven Drive targeted rate be set on land in Riverhaven Drive, Rodney, in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance for the construction of a road that gives access to the rating units, of an amount of $9,211.83 (including GST) per rating unit

xiv)   that the Waitakere Rural Sewerage targeted rate be set for all land in the district of the former Waitakere City Council which has an on-site waste management system and in respect of which the council has available the service of pumping out the system and which is scheduled to take place within the three-year period commencing 1 July 2018, of an amount of $296.75 (including GST) for each such on-site waste management system

xv)    that the Retro-fit Your Home targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance under the Retro-fit Your Home scheme, at different levels based on the extent of the outstanding assistance by reference to the year that the ratepayer started repaying the financial assistance by this targeted rate, of an amount set out in the table below:

 

 

Year of repayment

Rate in the dollar for 2021/2022 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2021 (including GST) ($)

1

0.13835000

2

0.15206000

3

0.16973000

4

0.19337000

5

0.22655000

6

0.27643000

7

0.35968000

8

0.52641000

9

1.02705000

 

xvi)   that the Kumeu Huapai Riverhead Wastewater targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance to connect to the Kumeu Huapai Riverhead pressurised wastewater scheme, at different levels based on the extent of the outstanding assistance by reference to the year that the ratepayer started repaying the financial assistance by this targeted rate, of an amount set out in the table below:

Year of repayment

Rate in the dollar for 2021/2022 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2021 (including GST) ($)

7

0.15847000

9

0.19458000

 

xvii)  that the On-site Wastewater Systems (Septic Tank) Upgrades targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance for the replacement or upgrade of failing on-site wastewater systems (septic tanks) in the west coast lagoons and Little Oneroa catchments, at different levels based on the extent of the outstanding assistance by reference to the year that the ratepayer started repaying the financial assistance by this targeted rate, of an amount set out in the table below:

Year of repayment

Rate in the dollar for 2021/2022 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2021 (including GST) ($)

4

0.12783400

 

xviii) that the Point Wells Wastewater targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance to connect to a pressure wastewater collection system in Point Wells, of an amount per rating unit based on the extent of the financial assistance as shown in the following table:

 

 

 

Total assistance provided

Amount of targeted rate per rating unit for 2021/2022 (including GST) ($)

$8,000

632.78

$8,500

672.34

$9,000

711.88

$9,500

751.42

$10,000

790.97

 

xix)   that the Jackson Crescent Wastewater targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance to connect to a wastewater collection scheme in the Jackson Crescent, Martins Bay area, of an amount of $571.14 (including GST) per rating unit

xx)    that for the purposes of the above rates, the definitions of the city centre area, the various Business Improvement Districts, the expression "separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit" and the differential categories for rates charged on a differential basis are as set out in the Funding Impact Statement in the council's Recovery Budget (10-year Budget 2021-2031)

xxi)   that for the 2021/2022 financial year, all rates be payable in four equal instalments, on the following due dates:

Instalment

Due Date

1

31 August 2021

2

30 November 2021

3

28 February 2022

4

30 May 2022

 

xxii)  that a penalty of ten per cent of any portion of any instalment of rates assessed in the 2021/2022 rating year that is not paid by the due date for payment of that instalment be added to the amount of unpaid rates. The penalty will be added on the day following the due date, being 1 September 2021, 1 December 2021, 1 March 2022, and 31 May 2022 respectively

xxiii) that a further penalty of ten per cent of any rates assessed in any financial year prior to 1 July 2021 that remain unpaid on 7 July 2021, be added on 8 July 2021

xxiv) that a further penalty of ten per cent of any rates to which a penalty has been added under resolution (xxiii) above if those rates are unpaid on 8 January 2022, be added on 9 January 2022.

b)      agree that in accordance with the council’s Early Payment Discount Policy the discount for the early payment of rates be set at 0.19 per cent of the 2021/2022 rates, if those rates, together with any outstanding prior years’ rates and penalties, are paid in full on or before the due date of the first instalment (31 August 2021).

CARRIED

 

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

·         Cr C Fletcher – clause a) ii)

·         Cr T Mulholland – clause a) ii)

·         Cr D Newman – clause a) ii)

·         Cr G Sayers – clause a) ii) and ix)

·         Cr S Stewart – clause a) ii)

·         Cr W Walker – clause a) ii)

·         Cr J Watson – clause a) ii)

 

 

 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.01 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 Governing Body HELD ON

 

 

 

 

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