Tira Kāwana / Governing Body

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes  of  an  extraordinary  meeting  of  the  Governing  Body  held  remotely  on  Thursday,  21 October 2021 at 10.00am and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website, https://councillive.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

present

 

Mayor

Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

Deputy Mayor

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

Councillors

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

From 10.37am, Item 8

 

Cr Pippa Coom

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 10.05am, Item 8

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

Margaret Devlin

Chair, Watercare Board

 

Jon Lamonte

Chief Executive Officer, Watercare

 

 

Note:   all members of the Governing Body and those presenting to the meeting attended via electronic link.

 

 


Governing Body

21 October 2021

 

 

 

1          Affirmation

 

His Worship the Mayor will read the affirmation.

 

 

Note:   a roll-call was conducted that ascertained the following members were in attendance 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

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Cr C Casey

ü

Cr D Newman

ü

Cr E Collins

 

Cr G Sayers

ü

Cr P Coom

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Cr D Simpson

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Cr L Cooper

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Cr S Stewart

ü

Cr A Dalton

ü

Cr W Walker

ü

Cr C Darby

ü

Cr J Watson

ü

Cr A Filipaina

ü

Cr P Young

ü

Cr C Fletcher

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number GB/2021/130

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

That the Governing Body:

a)          accept the apology from:

Lateness

Cr E Collins
Cr C Fletcher

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were 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

Removal of Water Use Restrictions

 

Margaret Devlin, Chair Watercare Board and Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive of Watercare addressed the governing body.

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

 

Cr C Fletcher joined the meeting at 10.05am.
Cr E Collins joined the meeting at 10.37am.

 

Resolution number GB/2021/131

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Governing Body:

a)      note the previous decisions of the Emergency Committee and Governing Body on 07 May 2020, 24 September 2020 and 26 November 2020 imposing water use restrictions on customers connected to Watercare’s metropolitan system

b)      receive Watercare’s report entitled “Lifting Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions” (Attachment A of the agenda report)

c)      note the work undertaken to reduce consumption and increase the supply of water that has occurred since May 2020, including:

i)       increasing water supply by 104 million litres per day (by the first quarter of 2022);

ii)      maximising use of river and aquifer sources during the winter;

iii)     finding and fixing leaks in the metropolitan system;

iv)     smart meter programme for commercial customers;

v)      non-potable water supply for construction use;

vi)     reinstatement of a water bore at Eden Park;

vii)    water efficiency expo for commercial customers

d)      note that water restrictions have resulted in over 20 billion litres of water being saved since May 2020

e)      agree that it is satisfied, based on advice from Watercare contained in Attachment A of the agenda report, that there is no longer a risk to the adequate supply of drinking water to Auckland metropolitan customers, at this point in time, leading into the summer 2021/22 season

f)       agree to remove all restrictions on water use imposed under clause 12(1) of the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015 from 23 October 2021, as recommended by the Watercare Board

g)      note that Watercare, under the Health Act 1956 and the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007, will not allow the use of fire hydrants for outdoor construction

h)      agree that Watercare will continue with a communication and engagement campaign focussed on water efficiency and the careful use of water

i)       delegate the authority to make decisions under clause 12 of the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015 to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Watercare Liaison Councillor and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board over the summer recess period from 18 December 2021 to 1 February 2022, should restrictions become necessary

j)       note that Watercare has discussed the removal of water use restrictions with key inter-regional partners including Hamilton City Council, Waikato District Council, Waikato Regional Council, Waikato Tainui, and the Waikato River Authority.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

 


 

 

9          Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

11.00am                                             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

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:.......................................................