Kōmiti Whakarite Mahere / Planning Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 10.00am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Josephine Bartley

From 10.09am, Item 5.1

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

Until 4.32pm, Item C1

 

Cr Pippa Coom

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Until 4.17pm

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

Until 4.17pm

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

From 10.05am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Until 4.17pm

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

IMSB Member Karen Wilson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ALSO present

 

 

Cath Handley

Chair, Waiheke Local Board

 

 


Planning Committee

05 May 2022

 

 

 

 

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

 

Member

Member

Cr C Darby

ü

Cr S Henderson

ü

Cr J Bartley

 

Cr R Hills

ü

Cr C Casey

ü

Cr T Mulholland

 

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

ü

Cr D Newman

ü

Cr E Collins

ü

Cr G Sayers

ü

Cr P Coom

ü

Cr D Simpson

ü

Cr L Cooper

ü

Cr S Stewart

ü

Cr A Dalton

ü

Cr W Walker

ü

Cr A Filipaina

ü

Cr J Watson

ü

Cr C Fletcher

ü

IMSB Member K Wilson

ü

Mayor P Goff

ü

Cr P Young

ü

IMSB Member T Henare

ü

 

 

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/36

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from:

Early Departure

Cr E Collins
Cr S Henderson

CARRIED

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 


 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/37

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 31 March 2022, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input: Bike Auckland - Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Business Case

 

A presentation was provided.  A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr T Mulholland joined the meeting remotely at 10.05 am.

Cr J Bartley joined the meeting remotely at 10.09 am.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/38

MOVED by Cr A Dalton, seconded by Cr L Cooper:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from Bike Auckland regarding the Auckland Micromobility and Cycling and Micromobility Business Case and thank Tony Mitchell for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     05 May 2022, Planning Committee: Item 5.1 - Public Input: Bike Auckland - Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Business Case, presentation

 

 

 

5.2

Public Input: Screen Industry's Sites of Significance Working Group - filming on sites of significance

 

Supporting information was provided. A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Note:    changes to the original recommendations, adding new clauses b), c), d) and e), were made with the agreement of the meeting.

 

 

 

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/39

MOVED by Cr L Cooper, seconded by Cr S Henderson:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)        thank Kristian Eek from the Screen Industry's Sites of Significance Working Group for the presentation regarding filming on the Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua identified in the Auckland Unitary Plan.

b)        acknowledge the importance of these sites to Mana Whenua.

c)        acknowledge the concerns raised by the screen industry.

d)        note that Screen Auckland (part of Auckland Unlimited) and staff within the council’s Plans and Places department are aware of the issues and are looking to engage with all Mana Whenua entities and the Screen Industry as soon as practicable to identify potential solutions to the concerns raised by the Screen Industry.

e)        request that staff report back to the Planning Committee on this matter once discussions with all Mana Whenua entities have taken place.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     05 May 2022, Planning Committee: Item 5.2 - Public Input: Screen Industry's Sites of Significance Working Group - filming on sites of significance, supporting information

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8

Resolutions from the Aotea/Great Barrier, Waiheke and Waitematā Local Boards regarding concerns about helicopter activity

 

A presentation was provided.  A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Note:   changes to the original recommendations, amending clauses a), c), d), e), and g), and adding new clauses f) and j), were made with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Cr S Henderson left the meeting at 11.29 am.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/40

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      acknowledge the concerns raised by the Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board, the Waiheke Local Board and Mana Whenua (via the Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board) regarding helicopter activity managed under the Auckland Council District Plan (Hauraki Gulf Islands Section).

b)      acknowledge the concerns raised by Waitematā Local Board regarding helicopter activity managed under the Auckland Unitary Plan.

c)      note that the Compliance and Monitoring department has commenced a project to analyse consent conditions including flight log information from helicopter resource consent holders on Waiheke Island and central Auckland where this is a condition of consent in order to determine extent of compliance and assist with an evidence-base of effects.

d)      note that staff will be working with the Civil Aviation Authority to analyse available flight tracking data to obtain an overview of current and historic levels and patterns of helicopter activity in the Auckland region.

e)      request that once the compliance investigation is complete, a report is prepared for the Planning Committee providing an analysis of results together with an assessment of the options available to address helicopter activity in the Auckland region.

f)       request that a comprehensive Resource Consents practice and guidance note be re-issued.

g)      note the initial advice from staff that the legal tests for prohibited activity status are very high and would be an extremely difficult position to establish for the landing and take-off of helicopters across residential and coastal areas as part of any plan change, and is not recommended by staff.

h)      note that due to current pressures arising from the government’s extensive policy programme (and in particular the impact of the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Act, at this point in time the Plans and Places department does not have the capacity to evaluate, and if appropriate, prepare a plan change to the Auckland Council District Plan (Hauraki Gulf Islands Section) relating to helicopter activity.

i)       note that the council’s Māori Heritage team is working with mana whenua to identify and protect sites and places of significance to Mana Whenua on Aotea/Great Barrier Island.

j)       note that as a matter of priority council staff will consider options for providing interim protection measures from helicopter activity for sites of significance to Mana Whenua on Aotea Great Barrier.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     05 May 2022, Planning Committee: Item 8 - Resolutions from the Aotea/Great Barrier, Waiheke and Waitematā Local Boards regarding concerns about helicopter activity, presentation

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.48pm and reconvened at 12.00pm.

 

 

9

Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case

 

A presentation was provided.  A copy is attached to the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

The Draft Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case is available on the Auckland Transport website at the following link: https://at.govt.nz/about-us/transport-plans-strategies/

 

Note:   changes to the original recommendations, amending clauses a), c), c) i), and d), and adding new clause b), were made with the agreement of the meeting.  

 

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         endorse the direction and intent of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case as a prioritisation approach and pathway towards achieving the 7% cycling mode share goal by distance by 2030 of the Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan and contribution to the 40% reduction in deaths and serious injuries by 2031 set out in Road to Zero.

b)         note that additional policy changes would be needed to reach the 7% cycling mode share goal by distance and that Attachment A of the agenda report outlines examples of these changes though further investigation of impacts is required.

c)         note that while approval of additional funding is not sought at this stage, achievement of the aspirations of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan goal of 7% cycling mode share by distance by 2030 would require:

i)          an increase in capital funding from $306 million to $2 billion (for cycling connections, focus areas, cycle parking, and customer growth initiatives), which would need to be considered in future funding processes, including the Regional Land Transport Plan and Long-term Plan;

ii)         implementation of the current cycling and multi-modal projects of the 2021-2031 Regional Land Transport Plan;

iii)        currently unfunded projects such as Connected Communities and Airport to Botany that have crucial safe cycling connections being funded for implementation;

iv)        a significant proportion of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case’s policy recommendations being implemented by Auckland Transport, its partners, Government, and other parties; and

v)         additional OPEX to enable delivery of the full suite of recommended Customer Growth Initiatives.

d)         note that the Auckland Transport Board will consider final endorsement of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case following the Planning Committee's endorsement of direction and intent of the Programme Business Case.

e)         note that changes are required to current procurement and funding settings to enable delivery of the recommended Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case investment programme over the next decade.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.06pm and reconvened at 12.45pm.

Cr Bartley, Cr Collins and Cr Henderson were not present.

 

Cr E Collins returned to the meeting at 1.19pm.
Cr S Henderson returned to the meeting remotely at 1.56pm.
Cr J Bartley returned to the meeting at 2.07pm
.

Note:   Following discussion, an additional change to the motion was incorporated under clause b).

 

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      endorse the direction and intent of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case as a prioritisation approach and pathway towards achieving the 7% cycling mode share goal by distance by 2030 of the Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan and contribution to the 40% reduction in deaths and serious injuries by 2031 set out in Road to Zero.

b)         note that additional policy changes would be needed to reach the 7% cycling mode share goal by distance and that Attachment A of the agenda report outlines examples of these changes, but further notes that the committee does not support limiting/removing staff parking in schools.

c)         note that while approval of additional funding is not sought at this stage, achievement of the aspirations of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan goal of 7% cycling mode share by distance by 2030 would require:

i)          an increase in capital funding from $306 million to $2 billion (for cycling connections, focus areas, cycle parking, and customer growth initiatives), which would need to be considered in future funding processes, including the Regional Land Transport Plan and Long-term Plan;

ii)         implementation of the current cycling and multi-modal projects of the 2021-2031 Regional Land Transport Plan;

iii)        currently unfunded projects such as Connected Communities and Airport to Botany that have crucial safe cycling connections being funded for implementation;

iv)        a significant proportion of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case’s policy recommendations being implemented by Auckland Transport, its partners, Government, and other parties; and

v)         additional OPEX to enable delivery of the full suite of recommended Customer Growth Initiatives.

d)         note that the Auckland Transport Board will consider final endorsement of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case following the Planning Committee's endorsement of direction and intent of the Programme Business Case.

e)         note that changes are required to current procurement and funding settings to enable delivery of the recommended Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case investment programme over the next decade.

 

Following debate, the motion was put in parts.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/41

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      endorse the direction and intent of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case as a prioritisation approach and pathway towards achieving the 7% cycling mode share goal by distance by 2030 of the Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan and contribution to the 40% reduction in deaths and serious injuries by 2031 set out in Road to Zero

 

 

 

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Cr J Bartley

Cr C Casey

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr E Collins

Cr P Coom

Cr L Cooper

Cr A Dalton

Cr C Darby

Cr A Filipaina

Mayor P Goff

Cr S Henderson

Cr R Hills

Cr P Young

Against

Cr D Newman

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Abstained

Cr C Fletcher

IMSB Member T Henare

Cr T Mulholland

Cr D Simpson

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

IMSB Member K Wilson

 

The motion was declared carried by 13 votes to 3, with 7 abstentions.

CARRIED

 

At 3.55pm, it was:

 

Extension of Meeting Time

Resolution number PLA/2022/42

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)         agree pursuant to Standing Order 1.1.3, that an extension of time be granted, until the business of the agenda is complete.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/43

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

That the Planning Committee:

b)        note that additional policy changes would be needed to reach the 7% cycling mode share goal by distance and that Attachment A of the agenda report outlines examples of these changes, but further notes that the committee does not support limiting/removing staff parking in schools.

c)         note that while approval of additional funding is not sought at this stage, achievement of the aspirations of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan goal of 7% cycling mode share by distance by 2030 would require:

i)          an increase in capital funding from $306 million to $2 billion (for cycling connections, focus areas, cycle parking, and customer growth initiatives), which would need to be considered in future funding processes, including the Regional Land Transport Plan and Long-term Plan;

ii)         implementation of the current cycling and multi-modal projects of the 2021-2031 Regional Land Transport Plan;

iii)       currently unfunded projects such as Connected Communities and Airport to Botany that have crucial safe cycling connections being funded for implementation;

iv)       a significant proportion of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case’s policy recommendations being implemented by Auckland Transport, its partners, Government, and other parties; and

v)         additional OPEX to enable delivery of the full suite of recommended Customer Growth Initiatives.

d)        note that the Auckland Transport Board will consider final endorsement of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case following the Planning Committee's endorsement of direction and intent of the Programme Business Case.

e)         note that changes are required to current procurement and funding settings to enable delivery of the recommended Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case investment programme over the next decade.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.3, the following councillors requested their abstention from the vote be recorded:

·         Cr C Fletcher

·         IMSB Member T Henare

·         Cr T Mulholland

·         Cr G Sayers

·         Cr D Simpson

·         Cr S Stewart

·         Cr W Walker

·         Cr J Watson

·         IMSB Member K Wilson

 

Attachments

a     05 May 2022, Planning Committee: Item 9 - Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case, presentation

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.58pm and reconvened at 4.10pm.

 

 

10

Proposed Plan Change 54 to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) and Proposed Plan Modification 13 to the Auckland Council District Plan Hauraki Gulf Islands Section to enable Rainwater Tank Installation in Residential and Rural Zones

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/44

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve Plan Change 54 to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) and Plan Modification 13 to the Auckland Council District Plan Hauraki Gulf Islands Section under clause 17(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

b)      request staff to complete the necessary statutory processes to publicly notify the date on which the plan change becomes operative as soon as possible, in accordance with the requirements in clause 20(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

CARRIED

 


 

 

11

Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 31 March 2022

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/45

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

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 – 31 March 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Summary of Confidential Decisions and related information released into Open

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/46

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      note the confidential decision and related information that is now publicly available:

i)       National Policy Statement on Urban Development – Auckland Council Preliminary Response - Endorsement For Public Engagement report and decision from March 2022.

ii)      Auckland Light Rail Update report and decision from September 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

 

13

Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 5 May 2022

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/47

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr J Bartley:  

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 – 5 May 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

 

14        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 


 

 

15        Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number PLA/2022/48

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

That the Planning Committee:

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       CONFIDENTIAL: Transit-Oriented Development in the Eastern Busway corridor

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

In particular, the report contains information that may prejudice the council's ability to negotiate the sale and/or acquisition of properties.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

 

C2       CONFIDENTIAL: Appeal on Plan Change 61 (Private) – Waipupuke

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 6 and 7.

s6(a) - The making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation, and detection of offences and the right to a fair trial.

s7(2)(g) - The withholding of the information is necessary to maintain legal professional privilege.

s7(2)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).

In particular, the report contains legal advice.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 6 and 7.

 

The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

Cr L Cooper retired from the meeting at 4.17 pm.

Cr S Henderson retired from the meeting at 4.17pm.

Cr W Walker retired from the meeting at 4.17pm.

 

 

4.17pm            The public was excluded.

 

Resolutions in relation to the confidential items are recorded in the confidential section of these minutes and are not publicly available.

 

4.51pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

CONFIDENTIAL: Transit-Oriented Development in the Eastern Busway corridor

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/49

MOVED by Cr S Stewart, seconded by Cr P Young:  

h)      agree there be no restatement of the report, attachments and resolution until the reasons for confidentiality no longer exist.

 

 

C2

CONFIDENTIAL: Appeal on Plan Change 61 (Private) – Waipupuke

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/50

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

h)      agree that the report, attachments and the resolutions of the Planning Committee remain confidential until the Environment Court issues a consent order in relation to clause a) above.

 

 

4.51 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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