Komiti mō ngā Tūnuku me ngā Rawa Tūāhanga /

Transport and Infrastructure Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 21 September 2023 at 10.01am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Cr John Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

Members

Cr Andrew Baker

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

From 10.09am, Item 8

 

Mayor Wayne Brown

Until 3.18pm, Item 17

 

Cr Angela Dalton

Via electronic link

 

Cr Chris Darby

Until 3.56pm, Item 18

 

Cr Julie Fairey

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Via electronic link

from 10.05am, Item 2

 

Cr Lotu Fuli

Via electronic link

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

From 10.03am, Item 2
Until 3.56pm, Item 18

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 10.18am, Item 6.1

 

Cr Kerrin Leoni

Via electronic link

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link

 

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

IMSB Member Tau Henare

Via electronic link

 

Cr Ken Turner

Via electronic link

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr Maurice Williamson

Via electronic link

Until 4.04pm

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

IMSB Member Pongarauhine Renata

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cath Handley

Waiheke Local Board Chair

 


Transport and Infrastructure Committee

21 September 2023

 

 

 

1          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/90

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)          whakaae / accept the apologies from the following members:

Absence

IMSB member - Pongarauhine Renata

Lateness

Cr Mike Lee

Early Departure

Cr Richard Hills

CARRIED

 

 

 

2          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

Cr A Filipaina entered the meeting at 10.02am.

Cr R Hills entered the meeting at 10.03am.

 

 

 

3          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/91

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr S Stewart:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 17 August 2023, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

 

4          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

 

 

Note:   The chairperson accorded precedence to Item 8 – Petition: Stop the Sale and Demolishing of the Downtown Carpark, at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Petition: Stop the Sale and Demolishing of the Downtown Carpark

 

Sherry Gartner presented a petition.  The petition can be found online at: https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-sale-demolishing-of-downtown-carpark

 

Petition Prayer:

Do NOT sell or demolish the Downtown Carpark along with Lower Albert Street overbridge.

·        These 1944, undercover, reasonably priced, safe car spaces allow all Auckland citizens to access the Civic Centre facilities, Viaduct, Ferry and Queen Street area to work, shop, dine, live and play.

·        It is safe for lone females, mothers with children and elderly.

·        It is unacceptable and premature to scrap our main CBD carpark when the CRL is still under construction – we have a shortage of parking in CBD.

·        Our public transport/train system are unreliable and not integrated.

·        Businesses and hospitality would be greatly affected by closing this key carpark – a lot of stress and more business closures. 

·        The plan is shortsighted - it has no electric vehicle parks - only a bus terminal and some disabled parking.

·        This is a irreplaceable strategic site for transport options.

·        We ask that the planned sale of the carpark is withdrawn immediately, and further options investigated.

 

Cr J Bartley entered the meeting at 10.09am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/92

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whakamihi / thank Shery Gartner for her attendance at the meeting

b)      whiwhi / receive the petition in relation to the sale of the Downtown carpark.

c)      whakaae / agree to refer the petition to the Eke Panuku for consideration and response.

CARRIED

 

 

 

5          Ngā Kōrero a te Marea | Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

 


 

 

6          Ngā Kōrero a te Poari ā-Rohe Pātata | Local Board Input

 

6.1

Local Board Input:  Waiheke Local Board - Waiheke Ferry Service

 

Note:   changes were made to the original recommendation, adding new clause b) as a Chair’s recommendation.

 

Cr M Lee joined the meeting at 10.18am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/93

MOVED by Cr M Lee, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive Waiheke Local Board input regarding Ferry Services and whakamihi / thank the local board for their attendance.

b)      tono / request the committee lead officer to engage with the relevant staff at Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi regarding the Waiheke ferry service.

CARRIED

 

 

 

7          Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

Note:   Item 8 Petition: Stop the Sale and Demolishing of the Downtown Carpark was heard at Item 4 – Petitions.

 

 

 

9

Waka Kotahi – September 2023 Update

 

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 A Dalton joined the meeting in person at 10.34am

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/94

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the September 2023 update from Waka Kotahi

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 9 - Waka Kotahi – September 2023 Update, presentation

 

 


 

 

10

City Rail Link Limited – Update September 2023

 

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

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/95

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr R Hills:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the September 2023 update on the City Rail Link project

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 10 - City Rail Link Limited – Update September 2023, presentation

 

 

 

11

Kiwirail – Update September 2023

 

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

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/96

MOVED by Cr A Baker, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the September 2023 update from KiwiRail.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 11 - Kiwirail – Update September 2023, presentation

 

 

 

12

Watercare – Capital Programme Update

 

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

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/97

MOVED by Cr K Turner, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the update from Watercare.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 12 - Watercare – Capital Programme Update, presentation

 

 

 


 

13

Healthy Waters – Capital Programme Update

 

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

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/98

MOVED by Cr A Filipaina, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Healthy Waters Capital Programme Update.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 13 - Healthy Waters – Capital Programme Update, presentation

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.56pm, and reconvened at 1.27pm.

 

Councillors Newman, Hills, Sayers, Henderson, Darby, Fairey were not present.

 

 

14

Auckland Transport's quarter four performance report 2022/2023

 

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 Darby returned to the meeting at 1.28pm

Cr Sayers returned to the meeting at 1.30pm

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/99

MOVED by Cr A Baker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:   

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive Auckland Transport’s 2022/2023 fourth quarter performance report, provided at Attachment A of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Auckland Transport Update - September 2023

 

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 Henderson returned to the meeting at 1.38pm.

Cr Fairey returned to the meeting at 1.42pm. 

Cr Hill returned to the meeting at 1.43pm.

Cr Newman returned to the meeting at 2.16pm.

Cr M Lee left the meeting at 2.38pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/100

MOVED by Cr A Baker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the update from Auckland Transport’s Chief Executive on the performance of the organisation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 15 - Auckland Transport Update - September 2023, presentation

 

 

16

Public Transport Zero Emission Update

 

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 M Lee returned to the meeting at 2.59pm.

Cr M Lee left the meeting at 3.00pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/101

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the update from Auckland Transport on its ambition for a resilient and low emissions transport system.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 16 - Public Transport Zero Emission Update, presentation

 

 

17

Level Crossings Programme Update

 

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

 

Mayor W Brown retired from the meeting at 3.18pm.

Cr M Lee returned to the meeting at 3.47pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/102

MOVED by Cr J Fairey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the progress update on the level crossings programme and the next steps.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     21 September 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 17 - Level Crossings Programme Update, presentation

 

 

at 3:50 pm, it was

Extension of Meeting Time

Resolution number TICCC/2023/103

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr J Watson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)          whakaae / agree pursuant to standing order 1.1.3, that an extension of time until the business of the meeting is complete, be granted.

CARRIED

 


 

 

18

Proposed approach to joint development of the 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan

 

Cr C Darby retired from the meeting at 3.56pm.

Cr R Hills retired from the meeting at 3.56pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/104

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      ohia / endorse the proposed joint approach between AT, the Regional Transport Committee and Auckland Council to develop the 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan, which includes the following key elements:

i)       development of the Auckland Council’s transport ‘funding envelope’ and strategic direction through the Long-Term Plan process

ii)      joint Auckland Council and AT development and prioritisation of the AT capital proposal to be input to the 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan, for endorsement by the Transport and Infrastructure Committee and approval by the AT Board

iii)     Transport and Infrastructure Committee endorsement of the draft 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan for formal consultation, before approval by the AT Board

iv)     Transport and Infrastructure Committee endorsement of the final 2024 Regional Land Transport Plan document before approval by the AT Board.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.6, IMSB Member Tau Henare requested that his dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

19

Review of the Forward Work Programme - Transport and Infrastructure Committee

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/105

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr S Henderson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      riro / receive and arotake / review the progress on the 2023 forward work programme as appended in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      whakaae / approve the updated forward work programme.

CARRIED

 

20

Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings - 21 September 2023

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/106

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr S Stewart:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda and briefings – 21 September 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

21        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

22        Te Mōtini ā-Tukanga hei Kaupare i te Marea | Procedural motion to exclude the public

Resolution number TICCC/2023/107

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher, seconded by Cr A Baker:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whakaae / agree to 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: Referred from the Audit and Risk Committee - Council-Controlled Organisations' Quarterly Risk Update - August 2023

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)(c)(i) - The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

In particular, the report contains risk reporting and detailed top risks confidential to the substantive council-controlled organsiations' boards or Audit and Risk Committees. The substantive council-controlled organisations have provided their risk reports for council's Audit and Risk Committee subject to confidentiality.

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.

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

 

 

4.04pm            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.

 

4.19pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

C1

CONFIDENTIAL: Referred from the Audit and Risk Committee - Council-Controlled Organisations' Quarterly Risk Update - August 2023

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/108

MOVED by Cr A Dalton, seconded by Cr S Henderson

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the Council-Controlled Organisations’ Quarterly Risk Update Report referred by the Audit and Risk Committee

b)      whakaae / agree that the decisions be released in the open minutes, but the report and its attachments (Attachment A of the confidential agenda report) remain confidential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.19pm                                               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 Transport and Infrastructure Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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