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 remotely on Thursday, 10 March 2022 at 10.02am and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website, https://councillive.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Richard Hills

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Pippa Coom

 

Members

Cr Josephine Bartley

From 10.11am, Item 8

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Until 11.58am, Item 9

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

Until 1.35pm, Item 10

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

From 10.07am

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

IMSB Member Karen Wilson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

 

 

IMSB Member T Hohneck

 

 

 

Note:   All members of the Environment and Climate Change Committee and those presenting attended via electronic link.

 

 


Environment and Climate Change Committee

10 March 2022

 

 

 

Chairperson Cr R Hills opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

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

 

Cr R Hills

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Cr S Henderson

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Cr J Bartley

 

IMSB Member T Hohneck

 

Cr C Casey

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Cr T Mulholland

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Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

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Cr D Newman

 

Cr E Collins

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Cr G Sayers

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Cr P Coom

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Cr D Simpson

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Cr L Cooper

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Cr S Stewart

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Cr A Dalton

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Cr W Walker

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Cr C Darby

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Cr J Watson

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Cr A Filipaina (apology)

 

Cr P Young

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Cr C Fletcher

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IMSB Member K Wilson

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Mayor P Goff

ü

 

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number ECC/2022/52

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)           accept apologies from Cr A Filipaina for absence and Cr C Fletcher and Cr L Cooper for early departure on council business.

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Cr C Darby subsequently advised the meeting that he had participated in the application process but had no conflict with Item 11 - Regional Streets for People Programme.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ECC/2022/53

MOVED by Cr P Coom, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)           confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 2 December 2021, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 


 

 

Cr D Newman joined the meeting at 10.07am

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input: Auckland Peace Action - Eliana Darroch

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8

Adoption of the Auckland Water Strategy

 

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 J Bartley joined the meeting at 11.11am

 

Resolution number ECC/2022/54

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Cr P Coom:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      tango / adopt the Auckland Water Strategy (Attachment A of the agenda report).

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Attachments

a     10 March 2022, Environment and Climate Change Committee:  Item 8 - Adoption of the Auckland Water Strategy, Presentation

 

 

9

Too Much Water - A statement of Auckland Council's current role and direction

 

Note:      changes to the original recommendation, amending clause b) and new clause c), were made as a Chairperson’s recommendation.

Cr L Cooper left the meeting at 11.58am.

 

Resolution number ECC/2022/55

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      whakaae / approve the “Too Much Water – A statement of Auckland Council’s current role and direction” outlined in Attachment A of the agenda report, as an accurate representation of council’s current response to the water-related impacts of climate change.

b)      whakaae / agree that staff, as delegated by the Chief Executive, report back to the relevant committee with a draft adaptive pathways blueprint that will outline a regional too much water response, by May 2023.

c)      tuku mana / delegate authority through the Chief Executive to the General Manager of Social and Community Policy, to make changes and amendments to the wording of the document in Attachment A to reduce the number of reference to “too much water” and instead refer to the water-related impacts of climate change.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6 the following members requested that their dissenting votes be recorded:

·        Cr S Stewart

·        Cr W Walker

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.10pm and reconvened at 12.40pm

 

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

 

Cr R Hills

ü

Cr S Henderson

ü

Cr J Bartley

ü

IMSB Member T Hohneck

 

Cr C Casey

ü

Cr T Mulholland

ü

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

ü

Cr D Newman

ü

Cr E Collins

ü

Cr G Sayers

 

Cr P Coom

ü

Cr D Simpson

ü

Cr L Cooper

 

Cr S Stewart

ü

Cr A Dalton

ü

Cr W Walker

ü

Cr C Darby

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Cr J Watson

ü

Cr A Filipaina (apology)

 

Cr P Young

ü

Cr C Fletcher

 

IMSB Member K Wilson

ü

Mayor P Goff

ü

 

 

 

 

10

Shoreline Adaptation Plan: Whangaparāoa Pilot

 

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 C Fletcher returned to the meeting at 12.48pm.
Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 1.14pm.
Cr C Fletcher left the meeting at 1.35pm.

 

Resolution number ECC/2022/56

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr J Watson:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      whakaae /approve the Whangaparāoa Pilot Shoreline Adaptation Plan.

b)      tuhi/note that the Whangaparāoa Pilot Shoreline Adaptation Plan provides site-specific adaptive strategies that outline the preferred coastal management response for each site over time

c)      tuhi/note that to implement the Whangaparāoa Shoreline Adaptation Plan, adaptive strategies will need to be integrated into relevant Asset Management Plans to inform the maintenance and renewal of assets:

i)       where strategies can be implemented through existing budgets, this will be integrated from now;

ii)      where strategies require additional budget, this will be subject to a regional prioritisation process for funding once all Shoreline Adaptation Plans have been completed.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, the following members requested that their dissenting votes be recorded against Section 6.3.4.2 Coastal Stretch 17: Fishermans Rock Reserve in the Whangaparaoa Shoreline Adaptation Plan:

·        Cr W Walker

·        Cr J Watson

 

Attachments

a     10 March 2022, Environment and Climate Change Committee:  Item 10 - Shoreline Adaptation Plan: Whangaparāoa Pilot, Presentation

 

 

11

Regional Streets for People Programme

 

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 C Darby advised the meeting that he participated in the application process for this programme, however this was deemed not to be a conflict.

 

Resolution number ECC/2022/57

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

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      whakamana /endorse the proposed Regional Streets for People projects for management and delivery by Auckland Transport, on behalf of Auckland Council.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr S Stewart requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     10 March 2022, Environment and Climate Change Committee:  Item 11 - Regional Streets for People Programme, Presentation

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2.28pm and reconvened at 2.35pm.

 


 

 

12

Proposed Auckland Council submission on Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application, northwest Waiheke Island

 

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 ECC/2022/58

MOVED by Cr P Coom, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      whakaae/approve the Auckland Council submission (Attachment C of the agenda report) to the Department of Conservation on the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia marine reserve application, northwest Waiheke Island, subject to minor editorial changes.

b)      tuku mana/delegate authority to the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee, and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board, to approve the final Auckland Council submission on the proposed Hākaimangō-Matiatia marine reserve application, northwest Waiheke Island.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Attachments

a     10 March 2022, Environment and Climate Change Committee:  Item 12 - Proposed Auckland Council submission on Hākaimangō-Matiatia Marine Reserve application, northwest Waiheke Island, Presentation

 

 

13

Review of the Forward Work Programme - Environment and Climate Change Committee

 

Resolution number ECC/2022/59

MOVED by Cr P Coom, seconded by Cr E Collins:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      riro / receive and arotake / review the progress on the 2022 forward work programme as appended in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      whakaae / approve the forward work programme as agreed to at the meeting, to October 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Summary of Environment and Climate Change Committee information memoranda and briefings - 10 March 2022

 

Note: changes were made under clause a) with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ECC/2022/60

MOVED by Cr C Casey, seconded by Cr E Collins:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      riro / receive the Summary of Environment and Climate Change Committee information items and briefings – 10 March 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

3.11 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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