Komiti mō te Tahua Pūtea / Budget Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Budget Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 6 December 2023 at 10.01am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Mayor

Wayne Brown

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Greg Sayers

 

Members

Cr Andrew Baker

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Julie Fairey

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Lotu Fuli

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

IMSB Member Tony Kake, MNZM

Until 2.11pm, Item 9

Via electronic link

From 2.47pm, Item 9

Until 6.23pm, Item 10

 

Cr Mike Lee

From 10.05am, Item 5

Until 6.25pm, Item 10

 

Cr Kerrin Leoni

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

IMSB Chair David Taipari

Via electronic link

 

Cr Ken Turner

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Maurice Williamson

Via electronic link

 

 

Te Hunga Āpiti kua Tae mai | ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Angela Fulljames

Chair – Franklin Local Board

 

 

 


Budget Committee

06 December 2023

 

 

 

1          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

2          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There was no petitions section.

 

 

4          Ngā Kōrero a te Marea | Public Input

 

There was no public input section.

 

 

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

 

There was no local board input section.

 

 

Cr M Lee entered the meeting at 10.05am.

 

 

6          Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

7

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Overview to decision making

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/1

MOVED by Deputy Mayor D Simpson, seconded by Cr K Leoni:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the contents of this report, which sets the context for the other reports and decisions on today’s agenda.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that consultation as part of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 is also required on the following items which will be reported to the Governing Body meeting on 14 December 2023:

i)       the draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Annual Operational Plan

ii)      some potential changes in relation to waterfront land in the city centre.

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

8

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: regional topics for consultation - local board input

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/2

MOVED by Deputy Mayor D Simpson, seconded by Cr S Henderson:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      whakaū / consider input from local boards when deciding on regional items to be consulted on for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034.

CARRIED

 

 

 

9

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Mayoral Proposal

 

A document was tabled in support of the item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

His Worship the Mayor outlined the proposal.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.01am and reconvened at 11.13am.

 

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

 

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)          agree that the draft budgets for public consultation on the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 be based on the operating and capital budgets set out in Mayoral Proposal.

b)      agree to consult on establishing the Auckland Future Fund (Fund) together with the transfer of all council’s remaining shares in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) into the Fund, including amending the AIAL shareholding policy to enable the subsequent sale of any or all the shares by the fund manager to achieve the specified objectives of the Fund, including the following options:

i)       ring fence an appropriate amount of the Fund’s assets for the purposes of providing self-insurance; and

ii)       including the proceeds of either:

A)         any operating lease of the Port of Auckland’s operations if council proceeds with that option,

or

B)      dividends and/or capital returns from Port of Auckland, where council retains outright ownership.

c)       agree to consult on the following options for release of Port of Auckland land and transfer of wharves back to council:

i)       No change;

ii)       Release of Captain Cook and Marsden wharves from port operations and transfer to council within two to five (2-5) years.

 

 

 

d)      agree to consult on the following two options for port operations, in an equal and fair manner, and further informed by contestable advice currently being sought;

i)       Continued public ownership of Port operations – Port of Auckland Limited continues to own and operate the port land and operations, implementing their turnaround plan to deliver improved profitability and more dividends to council, including an option of returning Bledisloe Terminal to council within 15 years

or

ii)       Lease Port operations – council leases the Port land and assets to an operating partner for a period of approximately 35 years for an upfront capital payment, subject to the conditions specified in the Mayoral proposal and including an option of returning Bledisloe Terminal to council within 15 years, with council forgoing future dividends and retaining underlying ownership of land and assets.

e)      agree to consult on the following rating policy options;

i)       Natural Environment Targeted Rate - resume this targeted rate at the previously planned level to raise around $32.6 million in 2024/2025 including $200,000 for dealing with Caulerpa;

ii)       Water Quality Targeted Rate - fund the expanded full programme of water quality stormwater projects of $779 million but set the targeted rate so that it covers only the annual programme operating and interest costs in each year;

iii)      Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate – broaden the description of bus services funded by this rate to provide flexibility to deliver the best emissions reductions benefits;

iv)      Long Term Differential Strategy – discontinue this policy and hold the business differential at the current level of 31 per cent;

v)      Extend the above three targeted rates to 2033/2034 and set the business differential for these rates at 31 per cent.

f)       agree to consult on the following financial strategy changes which align with the draft budgets set out in the Mayoral Proposal:

i)       Reduce the debt to revenue limit to 270% with a target of being below 250%;

ii)       Introduce a debt servicing cost to revenue limit of 15%;

iii)      Maintain the path to fully funding depreciation by 2027/2028;

iv)      Average rates increase limit of 1.5% above inflation, noting that this limit will need to be exceeded in the short term;

v)      Introduce group budget responsibility and transparency rules as set out in the Mayoral Proposal;

vi)      Asset sales target of $300 million over 10 years;

vii)     Maintain Watercare debt to revenue cap at 340%;

viii)    Work with the government to deliver the Auckland Deal including progressing time of use charging, bed night visitor levy, sharing of GST revenue on rates, funding for council spending on growth, and balance sheet separation for Watercare.

g)      agree to consult on changes to the Local Board Funding policy to include a mixture of new and reallocated funding as set out in the Mayoral Proposal to bring most local boards to within 5% of funding equity within three years.

 

 

h)      agree to consult on the following options for North Harbour stadium:

i)       Maintain the status quo and invest in essential renewals of $33 million over 10 years;

ii)       Redevelop the stadium precinct to better deliver for the needs of the North Shore community, funded through reallocation of the renewal funding for the stadium, the sale of some stadium precinct land while retaining the existing community playing fields and any other external funding available.

i)        note that the draft budget for consultation as set out in the Mayoral Proposal will require overall average rates increases for residential ratepayers of 7.5%, 3.5%, and 8% respectively in the first three years and then no more than 3.5% a year after that.

j)        agree to consult on options to:

i)       Pay more, get more – with average rates increases for residential ratepayers of up to 14% in year one, 10% in years two and three, and 5% thereafter;

and

ii)       Pay less, get less – with average rates increases for residential ratepayers of around 5.5% in year one, 3.5% in years two and three; and no more than 1% above CPI inflation thereafter

k)       note that further information about the options agreed for consultation, including potential service level impacts, will be included in the consultation material for the LTP.

l)        note that further external advice has been sought on the Auckland Future Fund and options for the Port of Auckland to inform the consultation material for the LTP.

m)     note that staff reflect the Mayor and Budget Committee’s commitment to the diverse communities of Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, including Māori and those represented by my advisory panels in the consultation material as appropriate and provide further advice to support decision making.

 

Questions on the mayoral proposal commenced.

 

 

Deputy Chairperson G Sayers left the meeting at 1.50pm.
Deputy Chairperson G Sayers returned to the meeting at 2.01pm.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2.11pm and reconvened at 2.45pm.

 

Questions on the mayoral proposal continued.

 

Cr C Darby, Cr J Fairey, Cr R Hills, IMSB Member T Kake, Cr K Leoni, Deputy Chairperson G Sayers and Cr W Walker were not present.

 

Cr K Leoni returned to the meeting at 2.46pm.
Cr D Darby returned to the meeting at 2.47pm.
Cr J Fairey returned to the meeting at 2.47pm.
Cr R Hills returned to the meeting at 2.47pm.
IMSB Member T Kake returned to the meeting via electronic link at 2.47pm.
Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 2.59pm.
Cr W Walker returned to the meeting at 2.59pm.

 

 

At 3.52pm, it was:

 

Extension of Time

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/3

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Budget Committee:

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

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Questions on the mayoral proposal continued.

 

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4.12pm and reconvened at 4.27pm.

 

 

 

 

Note:   changes were made to the motion, separating clause b) into new clauses b) and c) and adding new clause i) iii), with the agreement of the meeting.

 

 

Deputy Mayor D Simpson left the meeting in person at 5.02pm and joined immediately via electronic link.
Cr M Williamson left the meeting at 5.40pm.
Cr M Williamson returned to the meeting at 5.45pm.

 

The meeting adjourned at 5.47pm and reconvened at 5.51pm.

Deputy Chairperson Cr G Sayers was not present.

Deputy Chairperson Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 5.56pm.

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/4

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

That the Budget Committee:

a)          whakaae / agree that, under Standing Order 1.6, the motion under debate now be put to a vote.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/5

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)          agree that the draft budgets for public consultation on the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 be based on the operating and capital budgets set out in Mayoral Proposal.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/6

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

b)       agree to consult on establishing the Auckland Future Fund (Fund)

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/7

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

c)      agree to consult on the transfer of all council’s remaining shares in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) into the Fund, including amending the AIAL shareholding policy to enable the subsequent sale of any or all the shares by the fund manager to achieve the specified objectives of the Fund, including the following options:

i)       ring fence an appropriate amount of the Fund’s assets for the purposes of providing self-insurance; and

ii)      including the proceeds of either

A)         any operating lease of the Port of Auckland’s operations if council proceeds with that option,

or

B)         dividends and/or capital returns from Port of Auckland, where council retains outright ownership.

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

For

Cr A Baker

Mayor W Brown

Cr A Dalton

Cr C Darby

Cr C Fletcher

Cr S Henderson

Cr R Hills

IMSB Member T Kake

Cr D Newman

Deputy Chairperson G Sayers

Deputy Mayor D Simpson

Cr S Stewart

IMSB Chair D Taipari

Cr K Turner

Cr M Williamson

Against

Cr J Bartley

Cr J Fairey

Cr A Filipaina

Cr L Fuli

Cr M Lee

Cr K Leoni

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 15 votes to 8.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/8

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

d)      agree to consult on the following options for release of Port of Auckland land and transfer of wharves back to council:

i)       No change;

ii)      Release of Captain Cook and Marsden wharves from port operations and transfer to council within two to five (2-5) years.

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.4, the Chairperson called for a division to be carried out due to the vote on voices being unclear.

 

 

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

For

Cr A Baker

Cr J Bartley

Mayor W Brown

Cr A Dalton

Cr C Darby

Cr J Fairey

Cr C Fletcher

Cr S Henderson

Cr R Hills

IMSB Member T Kake

Cr K Leoni

Cr D Newman

Deputy Chairperson G Sayers

Deputy Mayor D Simpson

Cr S Stewart

IMSB Chair D Taipari

Cr K Turner

Cr M Williamson

Against

Cr A Filipaina

Cr L Fuli

Cr M Lee

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 18 votes to 5.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/9

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

e)      agree to consult on the following two options for port operations, in an equal and fair manner, and further informed by contestable advice currently being sought;

i)       Continued public ownership of Port operations – Port of Auckland Limited continues to own and operate the port land and operations, implementing their turnaround plan to deliver improved profitability and more dividends to council, including an option of returning Bledisloe Terminal to council within 15 years

or

ii)      Lease Port operations – council leases the Port land and assets to an operating partner for a period of approximately 35 years for an upfront capital payment, subject to the conditions specified in the Mayoral proposal and including an option of returning Bledisloe Terminal to council within 15 years, with council forgoing future dividends and retaining underlying ownership of land and assets.

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

For

Cr A Baker

Mayor W Brown

Cr C Darby

Cr C Fletcher

IMSB Member T Kake

Cr D Newman

Deputy Chairperson G Sayers

Deputy Mayor D Simpson

Cr S Stewart

IMSB Chair D Taipari

Cr K Turner

Cr M Williamson

Against

Cr J Bartley

Cr A Dalton

Cr J Fairey

Cr A Filipaina

Cr L Fuli

Cr S Henderson

Cr R Hills

Cr M Lee

Cr K Leoni

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 12 votes to 11.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested their dissenting votes against clause e) i) be recorded:

·       Cr A Filipaina

·       Cr R Hills

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/10

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

f)       agree to consult on the following rating policy options;

i)       Natural Environment Targeted Rate - resume this targeted rate at the previously planned level to raise around $32.6 million in 2024/2025 including $200,000 for dealing with Caulerpa;

ii)      Water Quality Targeted Rate - fund the expanded full programme of water quality stormwater projects of $779 million but set the targeted rate so that it covers only the annual programme operating and interest costs in each year;

iii)     Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate – broaden the description of bus services funded by this rate to provide flexibility to deliver the best emissions reductions benefits;

iv)     Long Term Differential Strategy – discontinue this policy and hold the business differential at the current level of 31 per cent;

v)      Extend the above three targeted rates to 2033/2034 and set the business differential for these rates at 31 per cent.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/11

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

g)      agree to consult on the following financial strategy changes which align with the draft budgets set out in the Mayoral Proposal:

i)       Reduce the debt to revenue limit to 270% with a target of being below 250%;

ii)      Introduce a debt servicing cost to revenue limit of 15%;

iii)     Maintain the path to fully funding depreciation by 2027/2028;

iv)     Average rates increase limit of 1.5% above the rate of inflation, noting that this limit will need to be exceeded in the short term;

v)      Introduce group budget responsibility and transparency rules as set out in the Mayoral Proposal;

vi)     Asset sales target of $300 million over 10 years;

vii)    Maintain Watercare debt to revenue cap at 340%;

viii)   Work with the government to deliver the Auckland Deal including progressing time of use charging, bed night visitor levy, sharing of GST revenue on rates, funding for council spending on growth, and balance sheet separation for Watercare.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/12

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

h)      agree to consult on changes to the Local Board Funding policy to include a mixture of new and reallocated funding as set out in the Mayoral Proposal to bring most local boards to within 5% of funding equity within three years.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/13

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

j)       note that the draft budget for consultation as set out in the Mayoral Proposal will require overall average rates increases for residential ratepayers of 7.5%, 3.5%, and 8% respectively in the first three years and then no more than 3.5% a year after that.

CARRIED


 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/14

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

k)      agree to consult on options to:

i)       Pay more, get more – with average rates increases for residential ratepayers of up to 14% in year one, 10% in years two and three, and 5% thereafter;

and

ii)      Pay less, get less – with average rates increases for residential ratepayers of around 5.5% in year one, 3.5% in years two and three; and no more than 1% above CPI inflation thereafter

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/15

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

l)       note that further information about the options agreed for consultation, including potential service level impacts, will be included in the consultation material for the LTP.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/16

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

m)     note that further external advice has been sought on the Auckland Future Fund and options for the Port of Auckland to inform the consultation material for the LTP.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/17

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

n)      note that staff reflect the Mayor and Budget Committee’s commitment to the diverse communities of Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, including Māori and those represented by my advisory panels in the consultation material as appropriate and provide further advice to support decision making.

CARRIED


 

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/18

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

i)       agree to consult on the following options for North Harbour stadium:

i)       Maintain the status quo and invest in essential renewals of $33 million over 10 years;

ii)      Redevelop the stadium precinct to better deliver for the needs of the North Shore community, funded through reallocation of the renewal funding for the stadium, the sale of some stadium precinct land while retaining the existing community playing fields and any other external funding available.

iii)     changing the operational management of North Harbour Stadium to ensure greater use by the community

The motion was put on voices and declared CARRIED.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.6 the following councillors requested their dissenting votes be recorded:

·       Cr A Filipaina

·       Cr L Fuli, against i) ii)

·       Cr M Lee

·       Cr D Newman, against i) ii)

·       Cr W Walker

·       Cr J Watson

 

 

 

 

 

For clarity, the decision reads as follows:

a)          agree that the draft budgets for public consultation on the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 be based on the operating and capital budgets set out in Mayoral Proposal.

b)       agree to consult on establishing the Auckland Future Fund (Fund)

c)       agree to consult on the transfer of all council’s remaining shares in Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) into the Fund, including amending the AIAL shareholding policy to enable the subsequent sale of any or all the shares by the fund manager to achieve the specified objectives of the Fund, including the following options:

i)       ring fence an appropriate amount of the Fund’s assets for the purposes of providing self-insurance; and

ii)       including the proceeds of either

A)         any operating lease of the Port of Auckland’s operations if council proceeds with that option,

or

B)         dividends and/or capital returns from Port of Auckland, where council retains outright ownership.

 

 

 

d)      agree to consult on the following options for release of Port of Auckland land and transfer of wharves back to council:

i)       No change;

ii)       Release of Captain Cook and Marsden wharves from port operations and transfer to council within two to five (2-5) years.

e)      agree to consult on the following two options for port operations, in an equal and fair manner, and further informed by contestable advice currently being sought;

i)       Continued public ownership of Port operations – Port of Auckland Limited continues to own and operate the port land and operations, implementing their turnaround plan to deliver improved profitability and more dividends to council, including an option of returning Bledisloe Terminal to council within 15 years

or

ii)       Lease Port operations – council leases the Port land and assets to an operating partner for a period of approximately 35 years for an upfront capital payment, subject to the conditions specified in the Mayoral proposal and including an option of returning Bledisloe Terminal to council within 15 years, with council forgoing future dividends and retaining underlying ownership of land and assets.

f)       agree to consult on the following rating policy options;

i)       Natural Environment Targeted Rate - resume this targeted rate at the previously planned level to raise around $32.6 million in 2024/2025 including $200,000 for dealing with Caulerpa;

ii)       Water Quality Targeted Rate - fund the expanded full programme of water quality stormwater projects of $779 million but set the targeted rate so that it covers only the annual programme operating and interest costs in each year;

iii)      Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate – broaden the description of bus services funded by this rate to provide flexibility to deliver the best emissions reductions benefits;

iv)      Long Term Differential Strategy – discontinue this policy and hold the business differential at the current level of 31 per cent;

v)      Extend the above three targeted rates to 2033/2034 and set the business differential for these rates at 31 per cent

g)      agree to consult on the following financial strategy changes which align with the draft budgets set out in the Mayoral Proposal:

i)       Reduce the debt to revenue limit to 270% with a target of being below 250%;

ii)       Introduce a debt servicing cost to revenue limit of 15%;

iii)      Maintain the path to fully funding depreciation by 2027/2028;

iv)      Average rates increase limit of 1.5% above the rate of inflation, noting that this limit will need to be exceeded in the short term;

v)      Introduce group budget responsibility and transparency rules as set out in the Mayoral Proposal;

vi)      Asset sales target of $300 million over 10 years;

vii)     Maintain Watercare debt to revenue cap at 340%;

viii)    Work with the government to deliver the Auckland Deal including progressing time of use charging, bed night visitor levy, sharing of GST revenue on rates, funding for council spending on growth, and balance sheet separation for Watercare

h)      agree to consult on changes to the Local Board Funding policy to include a mixture of new and reallocated funding as set out in the Mayoral Proposal to bring most local boards to within 5% of funding equity within three years.

i)        agree to consult on the following options for North Harbour stadium:

i)       Maintain the status quo and invest in essential renewals of $33 million over 10 years;

ii)       Redevelop the stadium precinct to better deliver for the needs of the North Shore community, funded through reallocation of the renewal funding for the stadium, the sale of some stadium precinct land while retaining the existing community playing fields and any other external funding available.

iii)      changing the operational management of North Harbour Stadium to ensure greater use by the community

j)        note that the draft budget for consultation as set out in the Mayoral Proposal will require overall average rates increases for residential ratepayers of 7.5%, 3.5%, and 8% respectively in the first three years and then no more than 3.5% a year after that.

k)       agree to consult on options to:

i)       Pay more, get more – with average rates increases for residential ratepayers of up to 14% in year one, 10% in years two and three, and 5% thereafter;

and

ii)       Pay less, get less – with average rates increases for residential ratepayers of around 5.5% in year one, 3.5% in years two and three; and no more than 1% above CPI inflation thereafter

l)        note that further information about the options agreed for consultation, including potential service level impacts, will be included in the consultation material for the LTP.

m)     note that further external advice has been sought on the Auckland Future Fund and options for the Port of Auckland to inform the consultation material for the LTP

n)      note that staff reflect the Mayor and Budget Committee’s commitment to the diverse communities of Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, including Māori and those represented by my advisory panels in the consultation material as appropriate and provide further advice to support decision making.

 

Attachments

a     6 December 2023, Budget Committee: Item 9 - Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Mayoral Proposal, tabled document

 

 

 

10

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Other Rates and Fees Matters

 

IMSB Member T Kake left the meeting at 6.23pm.

Cr M Lee left the meeting at 6.25pm.

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/19

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr L Fuli:  

That the Budget Committee:

a) whakaae / agree to include in the draft funding impact statement to support consultation on the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 the proposed increases to the waste management targeted rate charges next year as specified in this report, to ensure cost recovery for the relevant services

 

 

b)      whakaae / agree to consult as part of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 on:

i)       proceeding with the planned extension of the refuse targeted rate to the former districts of North Shore City, Waitākere City and Papakura District, from 1 July 2024, on a pro rata basis reflecting the approximate number of months the service is scheduled to be available to the property during 2024/2025, to be applied to

A)   all residential and lifestyle Separately Used and Inhabited Parts (SUIPs) to which the service is made available

B)   all other SUIPs to which a council refuse bin is assigned as per council records

ii)      applying the Recycling Targeted Rate to all schools as set out in this report

iii)     other waste management targeted rate charges for 2024/2025 as set out in this report to maintain cost recovery

iv)     a broader description of the bus programme funded by the Climate Action Targeted rate to reduce the need to reconsult each year via the annual budgeting process for minor changes to the bus programme noting that consultation on delivery of bus services is undertaken in the Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP)

v)      changes to the Electricity Network Resilience Targeted Rate as set out in this report, to allow for engineering solutions to protect trees that have significant public interest and to cover cost increases

vi)     changes to the Rodney Drainage District Targeted Rate as set out in this report

vii)    updated land class boundaries for the Rodney Drainage District Targeted Rate for Okahukura Drainage District and Te Arai Drainage District, as specified in Attachment A of this report

viii)   the expansion of the Onehunga Business Improvement District (BID), provided it is supported by the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board via a resolution prior to this meeting

ix)     increasing the Waitākere Rural Sewerage Targeted Rate from $296.75 to $336.80 (per year) for 2024/2025, 2025/2026 and 2026/2027 to maintain cost recovery

c)      whakaae / agree to consult as part of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 on changes to fees and charges as set out in this report and in Attachment C of this report

d)      tono / direct staff to carry out as part of the Annual Budget 2025/2026 a full review of animal management fees to ensure that the funding mix remains appropriate for the services provided.

CARRIED

 


 

 

11

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Franklin Local Board Paths Targeted Rate for consultation

 

Franklin Local Board Chair, Angela Fulljames spoke to the committee regarding this topic.

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/20

MOVED by Cr A Baker, seconded by Mayor W Brown:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      kokuhi / consider the recommendation from the Franklin Local Board to consult through the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 on a proposal to introduce a local Franklin Paths Targeted Rate to enable additional investment in paths across the Franklin Local Board area.

b)      whakaae / agree that the consultation document and supporting information include an item for consultation on the proposed options for introducing a local Franklin Paths Targeted Rate to enable additional investment in paths across the Franklin Local Board area.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Proposed LTP Performance Measures

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/21

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

That the Budget Committee:

a)      ohia / endorse the performance measures framework review and approach and the draft performance measures for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 included in Attachment A, subject to further refinement and the completion of audit and legal reviews.

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that in February 2024 the Budget Committee will be requested to adopt the Supporting Information for consultation on the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 which will include a complete set of draft performance measures, including baselines (where appropriate) and targets.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Housing and growth infrastructure

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/22

MOVED by Cr A Baker, seconded by Cr J Bartley:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      whakaae / agree that the consultation material for the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 will include provision for the long-term growth infrastructure over a 30-year horizon for the Drury and inner North West priority growth areas.

b)      whakaae / agree to include additional growth infrastructure in the draft budget for consultation on the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 for the Auckland Housing Programme areas over the next decade if this can be supported by credible funding assumptions that would have minimal impacts on council rates and debt.

CARRIED

 

 

 

14

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Communication and Engagement Plan

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/23

MOVED by Mayor W Brown, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Budget Committee:

a)      whakaae / agree the proposed communications and engagement plan for the 10-year Budget 2024-2034 set out in this report, noting:

i)          public consultation is planned to run from midday on Wednesday 28 February 2024 until 11.59pm on Thursday 28 March 2024

ii)         feedback can be provided through a range of channels; written, in person, telephone and digital

iii)        various events and community forums will be held across the region (either in-person or virtually) to allow Aucklanders to have their views heard and provide feedback

iv)        webinar information sessions will be available during the consultation period to give the public an opportunity to listen to and ask questions of elected members and/or subject matter experts

v)         councillors will be offered the opportunity to participate in panel discussions which would be made available for Aucklanders to listen to/view, to understand what the budget means for their area

vi)        post consultation, regional and local briefing reports will be prepared to provide a summary of public feedback received across all channels for decision makers

vii)       there will be a joint hui between the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and council to consider feedback on the draft Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2023/2024 ahead of adoption of the final plan

viii)      a summary of the final decisions made will be made publicly available and widely communicated in July 2024.

b)      whakaae / agree to delegate to the following elected members and council officers the responsibility to hear feedback at the Have Your Say events for consultation on the 10-year Budget 2024-2034:

i)          the mayor and councillors

ii)         local board chairs and local board members

iii)        staff approved by the Group Chief Financial Officer.

CARRIED

 


 

 

15

Long-term Plan 2024-2034: Summary of Budget Committee workshops and briefings - 6 December 2023

 

Resolution number BCCCC/2023/24

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

That the Budget Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Summary of Budget Committee workshops and briefings - 6 December 2023.

CARRIED

 

 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

7.07pm                                               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 Budget Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

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