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, 19 October 2023 at 10.00am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Cr John Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

Until 2.02pm, Item 12

Members

Cr Andrew Baker

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

From 10.27am, Item 5.1

 

Mayor Wayne Brown

From 10.15am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Angela Dalton

Via electronic link

 

Cr Chris Darby

Via electronic link

from 10.53am, Item 6

 

IMSB Member Edward Ashby (Alt)

From 10.03am, Item 3

 

Cr Julie Fairey

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Lotu Fuli

Via electronic link and in person from Item 5

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

From 10.08am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 10.06am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Kerrin Leoni

Via electronic link

until 2.21pm, Item 12

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

 

IMSB Member Pongarauhine Renata

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Ken Turner

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 10.24am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Maurice Williamson

 

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, JP

 

 


 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

Gary Brown

Chairperson, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

Julia Parfitt

Deputy Chairperson, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

Alexis Poppelbaum

Member, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

Victoria Short

Member, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

Greg Walden

Member, Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

 

 

Te Hunga atu ano i tae mai | in attendance

 

Robert Reid

President, First Union

Gary Froggatt

President, Tramways Union

Ken Tenamu

Organiser, First Union

Cr Pamela Storey

Chair, Waikato Regional Council

Cr Angela Strange

Waikato Regional Council

Phil King

Director, Regional Transport Connections, Waikato District Council

Mark Bourne

Chief Operations Officer, WaterCare

Jamie Sinclair

Chief Corporate Services Officer, WaterCare

 

 

 


Transport and Infrastructure Committee

19 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/109

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

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

Absence

Deputy Mayor Cr D Simpson – on council business

 

Lateness

Cr J Bartley

Mayor W Brown – on council business
Cr R Hills

IMSB Member E Ashby

Early Departure

Deputy Chair Cr C Fletcher

IMSB Member E Ashby

CARRIED

 

 

2          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/110

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, 21 September 2023, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

IMSB Member E Ashby joined the meeting at 10.03am.

 

 

4          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 


 

 

5          Ngā Kōrero a te Marea | Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input - First Union - Update on bus drivers, their collective agreement and health and safety priorities

 

Robert Reid (First Union President), Gary Froggatt (Tramways Union President) with Ken Tenamu (First Union Organiser) addressed the committee.  A PowerPoint presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Cr M Lee joined the meeting at 10.06am.
Cr R Hills joined the meeting at 10.08am.
Mayor W Brown joined the meeting at 10.15am.
Cr W Walker joined the meeting at 10.24am.
Cr J Bartley joined the meeting at 10.27am.
Cr L Fuli joined the meeting in person at 10.31am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/111

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr J Fairey:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from First Union regarding the Update on bus drivers, their collective agreement and health and safety priorities and whakamihi / thank First Union representatives for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

 

5.2

Public Input - Boopsie Maran - The Public Transport Growth Programme

 

Boopsie Maran addressed the committee.  A PowerPoint presentation was given.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/112

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Cr J Watson:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from Boopsie Maran regarding the public transport growth programme and whakamihi / thank her for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 October 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee - Item 5.2 - Public Input - Boopsie Maran - The Public Transport Growth Programme - PowerPoint presentation

 

 


 

 

 

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

 

6.1

Local Board Input:  Hibiscus and Bays Local Board - Funding Transport

 

Gary Brown, Chairperson, Julia Parfitt, Deputy Chairperson and Members Alexis Poppelbaum, Victoria Short and Gregg Walden addressed the committee.  A PowerPoint presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Cr C Darby joined the meeting at 10.53am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/113

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive Hibiscus and Bays Local Board input regarding funding for Whangaparāoa Bus Interchange, the Gulf Harbour Ferry services, and the Vaughans Road / Glenvar Road upgrades.

b)      whakamihi / thank the local board for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

 

7          Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

Under Standing Order 2.4.6, the meeting agreed to receive a verbal update relating to the general business of the committee (Parnell Ōrākei Main Sewer sinkhole) at Item 14 – Consideration of Extraordinary Items.

 

 

 

8

Waikato Regional Council Update

 

Cr Pamela Storey, Chair, Cr Angela Strange and Phil King, Regional Transport Connections – Waikato District Council addressed the committee.  A PowerPoint presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Cr M Lee left the meeting at 11.47am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/114

MOVED by Cr A Baker, seconded by Cr L Fuli:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the presentation from Waikato Regional Council on shared transport related matters.

CARRIED

 


 

 

 


9

Acquisition of land in Mount Roskill for stormwater management purposes

 

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

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/115

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whakaae / approve the acquisition of approximately 2,455m2 (139.30m2 + 2,315.37m2) of land for stormwater and open space management purposes from Kāinga Ora

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the land referred to in clause a) will be acquired as a condition of subdivision consent and vested to Auckland Council through a Sale and Purchase Agreement for $10

c)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the transfer of approximately 1,857m2 (1,337.55m2 + 519.26m2) of land from Auckland Transport to Auckland Council through the process of road stopping

d)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the land referred to in clause c) shall be transferred from Auckland Transport to Auckland Council under the Auckland Council internal asset transfer policy

e)      tautapa / delegate the Director Infrastructure and Environmental Services to sign any applications, agreements or other documents required to give effect to clauses a) to d) above.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     19 October 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Item 9 - Acquisition of land in Mount Roskill for stormwater management purposes, presentation

 

 

 

Note:   The chairperson accorded precedence to Items 14 – Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items and Item 13 - Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings (including the forward work programme) - 19 October 2023, at this time.

 

 

 

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

 

Under Standing Order 2.4.6, the committee received a verbal update relating to the Parnell Ōrākei Main Sewer sinkhole from Mark Bourne, Chief Operations Officer and Jamie Sinclair, Chief Corporate Services Officer - Watercare Services Limited.

 

 


 

 

13

Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings (including the forward work programme) - 19 October 2023

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/116

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr L Fuli:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the progress on the forward work programme appended as Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      whiwhi / receive the Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda and briefings – 19 October 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.20pm and reconvened at 12.53pm.

 

IMSB Member E Ashby, Cr A Dalton, Cr S Henderson and Cr K Leoni were not present.

 

 

 

10

Auckland Transport Update - October 2023

 

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

 

Cr S Henderson returned to the meeting at 12.58pm.
IMSB Member E Ashby returned to the meeting at 12.58pm.
Cr J Bartley returned to the meeting at 12.58pm.
Cr K Leoni returned to the meeting at 1.08pm.
Cr M Lee returned to the meeting at 1.11pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/117

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

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     19 October 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee - Item 10 - Auckland Transport Update - October 2023 - Updated PowerPoint presentation

 

 


 

 

 

11

Public Transport Growth Programme

 

Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher left the meeting at 1.38pm.
Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher returned to the meeting at 1.51pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/118

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      ohia / endorse the Public Transport Growth Programme and the initiatives being included in the programme for delivery during the 2024-2025 financial year.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that initiatives with funding allocated within the 2024-2025 financial year budget will remain prioritised for delivery.

c)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that some initiatives are unfunded and additional funding will need to be requested or prioritised from existing budgets.

CARRIED

 

 

 

12

30 Year Rail Investment Programme for Auckland's Rail Network

 

Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher retired from the meeting at 2.02pm.
Cr K Leoni retired from the meeting at 2.21pm

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given in support of the item.  The PowerPoint presentation is available on the agenda report as Attachment A.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/119

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Mayor W Brown:   

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)           whiwhi / receive the progress update on the 30-year Rail Investment Programme and the next steps.

b)           tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that future rail investment proposals are being incorporated and confirmed through the Rail Network Investment Programme, Auckland Transport Alignment Project and Regional Land Transport Plan processes.

c)           tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the need for KiwiRail and Auckland Transport to consider alternate funding for the 30-year programme as there are affordability challenges with the current mechanisms.

d)           tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the initiatives for this programme are yet to be fully scoped or costed, and that any financial implications, including identification of funding sources, will need to be approved through the relevant appropriate processes of each organisation, such as the Long-term Plan for Auckland Council.

 

 

 

 

 

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

For

IMSB Member E Ashby

Cr A Baker

Cr J Bartley

Mayor W Brown

Cr C Darby

Cr J Fairey

Cr A Filipaina

Cr L Fuli

Cr S Henderson

Cr R Hills

Cr D Newman

IMSB Member P Renata

Cr J Watson

Against

Cr M Lee

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Cr K Turner

Cr W Walker

Cr M Williamson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 13 votes to 6.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Cr Bartley requested her opposition to the Avondale-Southdown rail line through Onehunga, be recorded.

 

 

Note:   Item 13 - Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings (including the forward work programme) - 19 October 2023 was considered prior to Item 10 - Auckland Transport Update – October 2023.

 

Note:   Item 14 - Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items was considered prior to Item 10 - Auckland Transport Update – October 2023.

 

 

2.56pm                                               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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