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, 16 November 2023 at 10.02am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Cr John Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 10.10am, Item 5.1
Until 4.53pm, Item 12

Members

Cr Andrew Baker

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

Via electronic link

 

IMSB Member Billy Brown

 

 

Mayor Wayne Brown

In person to 3.20pm, Item 10

Via electronic link

From 3.38pm, Item 10

Until 4.09pm, Item 11

 

Cr Angela Dalton

From 10.07am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Julie Fairey

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Lotu Fuli

Via electronic link
Until 4.19pm, Item 11

 

Cr Shane Henderson

Until 3.57pm, Item 11

 

Cr Richard Hills

From 10.09am, Item 5.1
Until 5.08pm, Item 12

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 10.05am, Item 5.1

Until 3.39pm, Item 10

 

Cr Kerrin Leoni

Via electronic link

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

From 10.03am, Item 1

 

IMSB Member Pongarauhine Renata

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Until 3.55pm, Item 11

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Ken Turner

From 10.08am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 10.07am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Maurice Williamson

Via electronic link

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

 

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

 

 

 


Transport and Infrastructure Committee

16 November 2023

 

 

 

1          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/120

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

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

Lateness

Cr C Fletcher

Cr Walker

Absence

Deputy Mayor D Simpson – council business

Early Departure

Mayor W Brown – on council business

Cr L Fuli

Cr S Henderson

CARRIED

Note:   Apologies were subsequently received from Cr A Dalton, Cr R Hills and Cr W Walker for lateness.

 

 

Cr Newman joined the meeting at 10.03am.

 

 

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/2023/121

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)         whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 19 October 2023, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

            There were no petitions. 

 


 

 

5          Ngā Kōrero a te Marea | Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input:  Emma McInnes (Bike Auckland and Women in Urbanism) - Support of the draft Speed Management Plan

 

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 Lee entered the meeting at 10.05am.
Cr Walker entered the meeting at 10.07am.
Cr Dalton entered the meeting at 10.07am.
Cr K Turner entered the meeting at 10.08am.
Cr R Hills entered the meeting at 10.09am.
Cr C Fletcher entered the meeting at 10.10am.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/122

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the public input from Emma McInnes and whakamihi / thank her for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 November 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee:  Item 5.1 - Public Input:  Emma McInnes (Bike Auckland and Women in Urbanism) - Support of the draft Speed Management Plan, Presentation

 

 

5.2

Public Input:  E3 Technologies (2015) Ltd - Technology available for targeting emissions reduction targets

 

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 TICCC/2023/123

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive E3 Technologies public input and whakamihi / thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 November 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee:  Item 5.2 - Public Input:  E3 Technologies (2015) Ltd - Technology available for targeting emissions reduction targets, Presentation

 

 


 

 

 

5.3

Public Input:  Andrew Krukziener – Downtown Carpark

 

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

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/124

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive Andrew Krukziener’s public input and whakamihi / thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 November 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee:  Item 5.2 - Public Input:  Andrew Krukziener – Downtown Carpark, Presentation

b     16 November 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee:  Item 5.3 - Public Input:  Andrew Krukziener - Downtown Carpark, Information tabled at the Meeting

 

 

5.4

Public Input:  Kate Woodruffe – opposition to Auckland Transport's proposed closure of upper Mercury Lane

 

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

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/125

MOVED by Cr M Lee, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive Kate Woodruffe’s public input and whakamihi / thank her for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     16 November 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee:  Item 5.4 - Public Input:  Kate Woodruffe – opposition to Auckland Transport's proposed closure of upper Mercury Lane, Presentation

 

 

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

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

7          Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 


 

 

 

8

Waka Kotahi Update - November 2023

 

A presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Note:   changes were made to the original recommendation, amending clause a), with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/126

MOVED by Cr J Watson, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the safety camera update November 2023 update from Waka Kotahi.

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.25pm and reconvened at 12.30pm.

 

Cr M Lee and Cr. C Darby were not present.

 

 

9

Response to 2023 Weather Events

 

A presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Cr M Lee returned to the meeting at 12.33pm.

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 12.35pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/127

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the plan to address the recommendations and findings from the weather event debrief reports for 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.54pm and reconvened at 1.30pm.

 

 

Councillors A Baker, C Darby, J Fairey, A Filipaina, S Henderson, R Hills and G Sayers were not present.

 

 


 

 

 

10

Time of Use Congestion Charging Methodology and Next Steps

 

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

 

Note:   changes were made to the original recommendation, amending clauses a) and b) and adding new clauses c) and d), as a chairperson’s recommendation.

 

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 1.32pm.
Cr J Fairey returned to the meeting at 1.33pm.
Cr S Henderson returned to the meeting at 1.33pm.
Cr R Hills returned to the meeting at 1.33pm.
Cr A Baker returned to the meeting at 1.36pm.
Cr A Filipaina returned to the meeting at 1.44pm.
Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 1.49pm.
Mayor W Brown left the meeting at 3.20pm.
Mayor W Brown returned to the meeting via electronic link at 3.38pm.
Cr M Lee retired from the meeting at 3.39pm.

 

Note:   The motion was taken in parts.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/128

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)            ohia / endorse the Time of Use Charging - Indicative Work Programme, and the creation of a joint Auckland Transport / Auckland Council programme team to progress Time of Use Charging as soon as practicable

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

For

Cr A Baker

Cr J Bartley

IMSB Member B Brown

Mayor W Brown

Cr A Dalton

Cr C Darby

Cr J Fairey

Cr A Filipaina

Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher

Cr L Fuli

Cr S Henderson

Cr R Hills

Cr K Leoni

Cr D Newman

IMSB Member P Renata

Cr G Sayers

Cr S Stewart

Cr J Watson

Cr M Williamson

Against

Cr K Turner

Cr W Walker

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 19 votes to 2.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/129

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that officers will report back on progress to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee on the planning and design of Time of Use Charging including the benefits and disbenefits on communities and wider issues of equity

c)      pōwhiri / invite Waka Kotahi to contribute to relevant workstreams as appropriate

d)      ohia / endorse formation of a political reference group comprising of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee, the appointed councilors on the Auckland Transport board, Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, Chair of the Revenue, Expenditure and Value Committee and an Independent Māori Statutory Board member to provide political oversight of work undertaken to progress Time of Use Charging.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Attachments

a     16 November 2023, Transport and Infrastructure Committee:  Item 10 - Time of Use Congestion Charging Methodology and Next Steps, Presentation

 

 

 

At 3.55pm, it was

 

Extension of Meeting Time

Resolution number TICCC/2023/130

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)         whakaae / agree under to Standing Order 1.1.3, an extension of time until business of the meeting is complete, be granted.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

11

Auckland Ferry Network – Update and Future Procurement

 

A presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

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

 

Cr G Sayers retired from the meeting at 3.57pm
Cr S Henderson retired from the meeting at 3.57pm.
Mayor W Brown retired from the meeting at 4.09pm.
Cr L Fuli retired from the meeting at 4.19pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/131

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / notes the update on the Auckland Ferry network including the background and context of the issues identified regarding the delivery of ferry services in Auckland.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the approach taken to approve the delivery of Auckland ferry services as per the actions endorsed by the Ministerial Working Group.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Regional Public Transport Plan - Outcomes of Consultation

 

A presentation was given and is available on the agenda for this meeting.

 

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

 

Deputy Chairperson C Fletcher retired from the meeting at 4.53pm.
Cr A Baker left the meeting at 5.07pm.
Cr R Hills retired from the meeting at 5.08pm

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/132

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

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the feedback received from the public consultation on the draft Regional Public Transport Plan and the revisions made in response.

b)        tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the initiatives for this plan are subject to Long Term Plan and Regional Land Transport Plan decision making and that any financial implications, including identification of funding sources, will need to be considered and approved through the relevant appropriate processes of each organisation, such as the Long-term Plan for Auckland Council.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

13

Auckland Transport quarter one performance report 2023/2024

 

Cr A Baker returned to the meeting at 5.09pm.

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/133

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr K Turner:  

That the Transport and Infrastructure Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive Auckland Transport’s 2023/2024 first quarter report (Attachment A of the agenda report).

CARRIED

 

 

14

Summary of Transport and Infrastructure Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings (including the forward work programme) - 16 November 2023

 

Resolution number TICCC/2023/134

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr K Turner:  

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 – 16 November 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.11 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 Transport and Infrastructure Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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