Kōmiti Whakarite Mahere / Planning Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held remotely on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 at 10.00am and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website: https://councillive.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

From 11.30am, Item 8

 

Cr Pippa Coom

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

From 11.42am, Item 8

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox (alt)

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

Members

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

IMSB Member Karen Wilson

 

 

 


Planning Committee

30 November 2021

 

 

 

Note:   a roll call was conducted that ascertained the following members were in attendance at the commencement of the meeting:

 

Cr Chris Darby

ü

Cr Shane Henderson

ü

Cr Josephine Bartley (late)

 

Cr Richard Hills

ü

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

ü

Cr Tracy Mulholland

ü

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

ü

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

ü

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins (late)

 

Cr Greg Sayers

ü

Cr Pippa Coom

ü

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP (late)

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

ü

Cr Angela Dalton

ü

Cr Wayne Walker

ü

Cr Alf Filipaina

ü

Cr John Watson

ü

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

ü

IMSB Member Karen Wilson (apology)

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

ü

Cr Paul Young

ü

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare (apology)

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox (alternate)

ü

 

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/131

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         accept the apology from:

Absence

IMSB Member T Henare
IMSB Member K Wilson

Lateness

Cr J Bartley
Cr E Collins
Cr L Cooper – on council business

CARRIED

Note:    An apology had been received for Cr J Bartley for lateness, however the meeting had concluded before Cr J Bartley could attend.

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/132

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 4 November 2021, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input: Herne Bay Residents Association - Residential developments encroaching council sanded beaches

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given in support.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/133

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from the Herne Bay Residents Association regarding residential developments encroaching council sanded beaches and thank Don Mathieson for attending.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 November 2021, Planning Committee:  Item 5.1 - Public Input: Herne Bay Residents Association - Residential developments encroaching council sanded beaches, Presentation

 

 

5.2

Public Input: Herne Bay Residents Association - Helicopter noise and other matters

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given in support.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/134

MOVED by Cr C Fletcher, seconded by Cr P Coom:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from the Herne Bay Residents Association regarding helicopter noise and other matters and thank Dirk Hudig for attending.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 November 2021, Planning Committee:  Item 5.2 - Public Input: Herne Bay Residents Association - Helicopter noise and other matters, Presentation

 

 

5.3

Public Input: Elena Keith - Helicopter noise and associated environmental effects

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given in support.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/135

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input regarding helicopter noise and the associated environmental effects on the community of Westmere and thank Elena Keith and Jeanette Budgett for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 November 2021, Planning Committee:  Item 5.3 - Public Input: Elena Keith - Helicopter noise and associated environmental effects, Presentation

 

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

8

City Centre Lead – Implementation of the City Centre Masterplan 2020

 

Note:   a resolution from the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board was tabled and supported Eke Panuku becoming the lead agency.  A copy of the resolution has been place on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr E Collins joined the meeting at 11.30 am.
Cr L Cooper joined the meeting at 11.42 am.

Cr C Fletcher left the meeting at 12.00 pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/136

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      endorse Eke Panuku as the lead agency for the implementation of the City Centre Masterplan 2020, by adding the city centre to the Eke Panuku Waterfront Transform location.

b)      note that a city centre matrix team will be established, led by Eke Panuku, using primarily existing staff from across the council group.

CARRIED

 

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

·         Cr S Stewart

·         Cr W Walker

·         Cr J Watson

 

Attachments

a     30 November 2021, Planning Committee:  Item 8 - Resolution from Auckland City Centre Advisory Board, Minute

 

 

 

9

The proposed approach to update Auckland's Future Development Strategy

 

A PowerPoint 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 C Fletcher returned to the meeting at 12.18 pm.

Cr S Henderson left the meeting at 12.18 pm.
Cr R Hills left the meeting at 12.31pm.

 

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

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/137

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr R Hills:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the development of an update to Tāmaki Makaurau’s Future Development Strategy

b)      endorse the work programme as set out in Table 1, including a series of workshops in 2022 to establish the scope and content of an update to the Future Development Strategy

c)      delegate authority to a Future Development Strategy Steering Group to develop the Future Development Strategy, with the group consisting of the following (or equivalent):

i)          The Mayor

ii)         Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee

iii)       Chair and Deputy Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee

iv)       Chair and Deputy Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee

v)         Chair of the Regulatory Committee

vi)       Chair of the Rural Advisory Panel

vii)      Transport Emissions Reference Group member Councillor Dalton

viii)     an Independent Māori Statutory Board member

d)      endorse the purpose of the Future Development Strategy Steering Group being to:

i)          provide direction to staff in the development of the Future Development Strategy

ii)         amend the proposed project approach as may be required

iii)       endorse the approach to consultation and engagement

iv)       endorse the draft Future Development Strategy recommended for approval by the Planning Committee.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr W Walker requested his dissenting vote be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     30 November 2021, Planning Committee:  Item 9 - The proposed approach to update Auckland's Future Development Strategy, Presentation

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.40pm and reconvened at 1.10pm.

 

 

Note:   a roll call was conducted that ascertained the following members were in attendance when the meeting reconvened:

 

Cr Chris Darby

ü

Cr Shane Henderson

ü

Cr Josephine Bartley (late)

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

ü

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

ü

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

ü

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

ü

Cr Greg Sayers

 

Cr Pippa Coom

ü

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

ü

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

ü

Cr Angela Dalton

ü

Cr Wayne Walker

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

ü

Cr John Watson

ü

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

ü

IMSB Member Karen Wilson (apology)

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

ü

Cr Paul Young

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare (apology)

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox (alternate)

ü

 

 

Note:   Cr R Hills and Cr P Young confirmed they were online however, experienced sound issues during the roll call.

 

 

10

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Private Plan Change request: Golding Meadows Developments Ltd and Auckland Trotting Club Inc to rezone land between Station Rd and Golding Rd, Pukekohe

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given in support of the item.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and can be found on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Note:   changes were made to the original recommendation with new clause c), being added as a Chair’s recommendation.

 

Cr T Mulholland returned to the meeting 1.14 pm.

Cr W Walker returned to the meeting at 1.15pm.

Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting 1.26 pm.

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/138

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      accept the private plan change request by Golding Meadow Developments Limited and Auckland Trotting Club Incorporated for land at Pukekohe situated between Station Road and Golding Road, as detailed in Attachments A and B to the agenda report, pursuant to clause 25(2)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act for the following reasons:

i)       accepting the private plan change request will enable a range of matters to be considered on their merits during a public participatory process.

ii)      it is inappropriate to adopt the private plan change. The private plan change proposal is out of sequence with the timing outlined in the Auckland Plan and the Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan and there is currently no provision for funding the full costs of infrastructure required.

iii)     the grounds to reject a private plan change request under clause 25(4) are limited and, having regard to relevant case law:

A)     the request is not frivolous. The applicant has provided supporting technical information and the private plan change has a resource management purpose.

B)     the request is not vexatious, and the applicant is not acting in bad faith by lodging the private plan change request.

C)     the substance of the request has not been considered within the last two years.

D)     while there has been no in-depth study of infrastructure (and in particular transport infrastructure) conducted for the Pukekohe area, a coarse-grain assessment of the request has not indicated an issue that cannot not be addressed, so it is not considered that the private plan change is contrary to sound resource management.

E)      a coarse-grain assessment does not indicate that the private plan change will make the Auckland Unitary Plan contrary to Part 5 of the Resource Management Act.

F)      the provisions of the Auckland Unitary Plan subject to the private plan change request have been operative for at least two years.

iv)     it is not appropriate to deal with the private plan change as if it was a resource consent application as the request seeks to rezone a substantial area of land for development over a period of time rather than undertake a single development project.

b)      delegate authority to the Manager Central South Planning to undertake the required notification and other statutory processes associated with processing the private plan change request by Golding Meadow Developments Limited and Auckland Trotting Club Incorporated pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

c)      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:

i)       seeking to have the private plan change declined unless the council’s concerns around infrastructure funding, financing and delivery are addressed, and any other relevant matter, and

ii)      in the event that the council’s concerns around infrastructure funding, financing and delivery, and any other relevant matter can be addressed, that the private plan change be approved with modifications.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 November 2021, Planning Committee:  Item 10 - Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Private Plan Change: Golding Meadows Developments Ltd and Auckland Trotting Club Inc to rezone land between Station Rd & Golding Rd, Pukekohe, Presentation

 

 

 

11

Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) - Making operative Plan Change 52 (Private) 520 Great South Road, Papakura

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/139

MOVED by Cr A Dalton, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the proposed amendments to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) for Plan Change 52 (Private) 520 Great South Road, Papakura under clause 17(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991

b)      request staff to undertake the steps in Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 to make operative in part Plan Change 52 to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part).

CARRIED

 

 

 

12

Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 30 November 2021

 

Resolution number PLA/2021/140

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      tuhi / note the progress on the forward work programme included as Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      tūtohi / receive the Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings – 30 November 2021.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested their dissenting vote be recorded against clause b), in particular Attachment D - Auckland Council submission: Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill:

·         Cr E Collins

·         Cr S Henderson

 

 


 

 

 

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

1.49 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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