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 Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 10.00am.

 

present

 

Mayor

Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

Deputy Mayor

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

Councillors

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Via electronic link

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

Via electronic link

 

Cr Pippa Coom

Via electronic link

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

Via electronic link

 

Cr Chris Darby

Via electronic link

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

Via electronic link

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

Via electronic link

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

Via electronic link

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Via electronic link

 

Cr John Watson

Via electronic link

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

 

ABsent

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

 

 


Governing Body

29 June 2022

 

 

 

 

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: 

 

Member

Member

Mayor P Goff

ü

Cr S Henderson

ü

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

ü

Cr R Hills

ü

Cr J Bartley

 

Cr T Mulholland

ü

Cr C Casey

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 C Darby

ü

Cr J Watson

ü

Cr A Filipaina

ü

Cr P Young

ü

Cr C Fletcher

ü

 

 

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number GB/2022/61

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr P Young:  

That the Governing Body:

a)          accept the apology from:

Absence

Cr J Bartley

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

 

5          Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8

Adoption of the Annual Budget 2022/2023

 

A revised copy of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 Volume 1, a table of editorial changes to Volume 1, Annual Budget 2022/2023 Volume 2 (containing the local board agreements), and a copy of the local board resolutions adopting the local area agreements, were circulated prior to the meeting.

Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

Resolution number GB/2022/62

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

That the Governing Body:

a)      whai / adopt the Auckland Council Annual Budget 2022/2023, as the council’s annual plan for 2022/2023, including 21 local board agreements

b)      tautapa / delegate authority and responsibility for jointly agreeing any required editorial changes to the Auckland Council Annual Budget 2022/2023 document to the chair of the Finance and Performance Committee and the Group Chief Financial Officer.

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

For

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 D Newman

Cr D Simpson

Cr J Watson

Cr P Young

Against

Abstained

Cr C Fletcher

Cr T Mulholland

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Cr W Walker

 

The motion was declared carried by 15 votes to 0.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Note:   Following the meeting Volumes 1 and 2 of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 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/annual-budget-22-23/Pages/default.aspx

 

Attachments

a     29 June 2022, Extraordinary Governing Body:  Item 8 - Adoption of the Annual Budget 2022/2023, Annual Budget 2022/2023 Volume 1

b     29 June 2022, Extraordinary Governing Body:  Item 8 - Adoption of the Annual Budget 2022/2023, Annual Budget 2022/2023 Volume 2

c     29 June 2022, Extraordinary Governing Body:  Item 8 - Adoption of the Annual Budget 2022/2023, Table of editorial changes to Volume 1

d     29 June 2022, Extraordinary Governing Body:  Item 8 - Adoption of the Annual Budget 2022/2023, Local Board resolutions adopting the local area agreements

 

 

 

 


9

Adoption of the Revenue and Financing Policy

 

Cr C Darby left the meeting at 11.05am.

 

Resolution number GB/2022/63

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

That the Governing Body:

a)         adopt the Revenue and Financing Policy in Attachment A to this report.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr C Fletcher requested that her dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

 

 

10

Rates setting 2022/2023

 

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 11.15am.

 

Resolution number GB/2022/64

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Governing Body:

a)          whakatau / resolve under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 to set rates and due dates for the 2022/2023 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 $477 (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 (as defined for rating purposes in the Funding Impact Statement in the council's Annual Budget 2022/2023) as set out in the table below:

Property category

Rate in the dollar for 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Urban business

0.00428540

Urban residential

0.00162205

Rural business

0.00385686

Rural residential

0.00145985

Farm and lifestyle

0.00129764

No road access

0.00040551

Zero-rated

0.00000000

Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00295372

Rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00265835

Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00228789

Rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00205910

Urban residential transition

0.00156804

Urban business transition

0.00414270

Urban farm and lifestyle residential transition

0.00151386

Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider transition

0.00221167

Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider transition

0.00285529

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 $0.00008789 (including GST) per dollar of capital value applied to all rateable land categorised as business (Urban business, Urban business transition and Rural business), and $0.00004958 (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 $0.00005758 (including GST) per dollar of capital value applied to all rateable land categorised as business (Urban business, Urban business transition and Rural business), and $0.00003248  (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 a Climate Action targeted rate be set for all rateable land on the capital value of the land at different rates in the dollar for different categories of land as defined for rating purposes as set out in the table below:

Property category

Rate in the dollar for 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Urban business

0.00008454

Urban residential

0.00004833

Rural business

0.00007609

Rural residential

0.00004350

Farm and lifestyle

0.00003866

No road access

0.00001208

Zero-rated

0.00000000

Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00008801

Rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00007921

Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00006817

Rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00006135

Urban residential transition

0.00004833

Urban business transition

0.00008454

Urban farm and lifestyle residential transition

0.00004833

Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider transition

0.00006817

Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider transition

0.00008801

 

vi)        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 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Charging basis

Base service

Rating units in the former Auckland City

140.45

Per service available

Rating units in the former Franklin District, Manukau City, North Shore City, Papakura District, Rodney District and Waitākere City, where a service is provided or available

140.45

Per SUIP

Base service excluding recycling

Rating units in the former Auckland City

50.86

Per service available

Standard refuse

Rating units in the former Auckland City

172.89

Per service available

Rating units in the former Manukau City where a service is provided or available

172.89

Per SUIP

Large refuse

Rating units in the former Auckland City and Manukau City

81.26

Per service available

Additional recycling

All rating units

89.59

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 a service is provided or available

71.28

Per SUIP

Rating units in Area A of the former Waitākere City (as identified for rating purposes), where a service is provided or available

23.76

Per SUIP

Rating units in Area B of the former Waitākere City (as identified for rating purposes), where a service is provided or available

17.82

Per SUIP

Rating units in Area A of the former North Shore City (as identified for rating purposes), where a service is provided or available

11.88

Per SUIP

Rating units in Area B and Area C of the former North Shore City (as identified for rating purposes), where a service is provided or available

5.94

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 Annual Budget 2022/2023.

vii)      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 $0.00111771 (including GST) per dollar of the capital value of the rating unit for urban business rating units and of a fixed amount of $64.60 (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

viii)     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)

ix)        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

x)         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 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Rate for each square metre of Class B land for 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Rate for each square metre of Class C land for 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Te Arai

0.00200542

0.00100271

0.00000000

Okahukura

0.00287068

0.00143534

0.00000000

 

 

 

xi)        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 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Rate in the dollar for 2022/2023 to be multiplied by the capital value of the rating unit

(including GST) ($)

Avondale

0.00

0.00098573

Birkenhead

0.00

0.00078417

Blockhouse Bay

0.00

0.00137461

Browns Bay

0.00

0.00042037

Central Park Henderson

250.00

0.00006951

Devonport

250.00

0.00060529

Dominion Road

0.00

0.00046039

Ellerslie

0.00

0.00165820

Glen Eden

0.00

0.00073343

Glen Innes

0.00

0.00080459

Greater East Tāmaki

195.00

0.00002309

Heart of the City

0.00

0.00034263

Howick

0.00

0.00079158

Hunters Corner

0.00

0.00049654

Karangahape Road

0.00

0.00042668

Kingsland

0.00

0.00035037

Mairangi Bay

250.00

0.00107356

Māngere Bridge

0.00

0.00100948

Māngere East Village

0.00

0.00017332

Māngere Town

0.00

0.00288137

Manukau Central

0.00

0.00024058

Manurewa

0.00

0.00076787

Milford

0.00

0.00054947

Mt Eden Village

0.00

0.00053086

New Lynn

0.00

0.00053170

Newmarket

0.00

0.00051644

North Harbour

150.00

0.00007152

North West District

250.00

0.00012307

Northcote

0.00

0.00212505

BID area

Fixed rate per rating unit for 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Rate in the dollar for 2022/2023 to be multiplied by the capital value of the rating unit

(including GST) ($)

Old Papatoetoe

0.00

0.00077729

One Mahurangi

575.00

0.00000000

Onehunga

0.00

0.00095709

Orewa

0.00

0.00075722

Ōtāhuhu

0.00

0.00057354

Ōtara

0.00

0.00122452

Panmure

0.00

0.00113437

Papakura

0.00

0.00053861

Parnell

0.00

0.00049177

Ponsonby

0.00

0.00071443

Pukekohe

0.00

0.00040697

Remuera

0.00

0.00108171

Rosebank

0.00

0.00026691

South Harbour

0.00

0.00029972

St Heliers

0.00

0.00100458

Takapuna

0.00

0.00034830

Te Atatu

0.00

0.00097640

Torbay

0.00

0.00083106

Uptown

0.00

0.00015228

Waiuku

0.00

0.00082296

Wiri

0.00

0.00012509

xii)      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 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

35.02

Ōtara-Papatoetoe

33.23

 

 

xiii)     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 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

Council inspection required

46.67

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

23.33

xiv)     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 $10,045.09 (including GST) per rating unit

xv)      that the Waitākere Rural Sewerage targeted rate be set for all land in the district of the former Waitākere 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 2021, of an amount of $296.75 (including GST) for each such on-site waste management system

xvi)     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 2022/2023 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2022 (including GST) ($)

1

0.13859800

2

0.15230200

3

0.16998000

4

0.19362000

5

0.22680000

6

0.27668000

7

0.35995400

8

0.52670800

9

1.02739400

 

 

 

 

 

xvii)   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 2022/2023 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2022 (including GST) ($)

8

0.17640310

10

0.22388200

xviii)  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 2022/2023 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2022 (including GST) ($)

5

0.13856427

xix)     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 2022/2023 (including GST) ($)

$8,000

639.37

$8,500

679.33

$9,000

719.29

$9,500

759.25

$10,000

799.20

xx)      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 $577.08 (including GST) per rating unit

xxi)     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 Annual Budget 2022/2023

 

 

xxii)   that for the 2022/2023 financial year, all rates be payable in four equal instalments, on the following due dates:

Instalment

Due Date

1

31 August 2022

2

30 November 2022

3

28 February 2023

4

31 May 2023

xxiii)  that a penalty of ten per cent of any portion of any instalment of rates assessed in the 2022/2023 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 2022, 1 December 2022, 1 March 2023, and 1 June 2023 respectively

xxiv)  that a further penalty of ten per cent of any rates assessed in any financial year prior to 1 July 2022 that remain unpaid on 7 July 2022, be added on 8 July 2022

xxv)   that a further penalty of ten per cent of any rates to which a penalty has been added under resolution (xxiv) above if those rates are unpaid on 8 January 2023, be added on 9 January 2023.

b)         whakaae / agree that in accordance with the council’s Early Payment Discount Policy the discount for the early payment of rates be set at 0.99 per cent of the 2022/2023 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 2022).

CARRIED

 

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

·        Cr C Fletcher

·        Cr T Mulholland

·        Cr G Sayers

·        Cr S Stewart

·        Cr J Watson - clause a) ii)

·        Cr W Walker - clauses a) ii) and a) vi)

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

11

Rates remission and postponement policy: correction for omission in adopted policy

 

Resolution number GB/2022/65

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Governing Body:

a)      revoke clause b) in Governing Body resolution GB/2022/48 agreed at its meeting on 7 June 2022 to:

“b)    adopt the Rates Remission and Postponement Policy in Attachment B to the report to the Finance and Performance Committee, 7 June 2022, to be effective and replace the existing policy from 1 July 2022”

b)      adopt the Rates Remission and Postponement Policy (Attachment A to the agenda report) to be effective and replace the existing policy from 1 July 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

11.21am                                             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:.......................................................