Komiti mō te Whakarite Mahere, te Taiao, me ngā Papa Rēhia / Planning, Environment and Parks Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 15 February 2024 at 10.01am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Cr Richard Hills

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Angela Dalton

 

Members

IMSB Member Edward Ashby

 

 

Cr Andrew Baker

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Julie Fairey

Via electronic link

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 10.21am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Lotu Fuli

Via electronic link;

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

Via electronic link

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Mike Lee

Via electronic link
From 10.06am, Item 5.1
Until 11.04am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Kerrin Leoni

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

Via electronic link

From 10.02am, Item 2

 

Cr Ken Turner

Via electronic link

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Maurice Williamson

Via electronic link
From 10.04am, Item 3

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Members

Mayor Wayne Brown

 

 

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, JP

 

 


Planning, Environment and Parks Committee

15 February 2024

 

 

 

1          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/1

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Dalton:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)          whakaae / accept the apologies from members:

Absence

Mayor W Brown – on council business
Deputy Mayor D Simpson – on council business

Early departure

Cr C Fletcher – on council business
Cr L Fuli – on council business

Cr D Newman

CARRIED

Note:   Subsequently, Cr C Fletcher, Cr L Fuli and Cr D Newman did not depart early.

 

 

Cr S Stewart joined the meeting at 10.02am.

 

 

2          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

Cr M Williamson joined the meeting at 10.04am.

 

 

3          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/2

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson A Dalton, seconded by Chairperson R Hills:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 30 November 2023, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 


 

 

4          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

4.1

Petition:  Keep Whangaparaoa’s Green Spaces - Gulf Harbour Golf Course

 

Cr M Lee joined the meeting at 10.06am.
Cr A Filipaina joined the meeting at 10.07am.

 

Mr Owen Paterson, Keep Whangaparaoa’s Green Spaces addressed the committee.

A presentation was given 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.

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/3

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

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      whakaae / accept the petition in relation to preventing the development of housing on the Gulf Harbour Golf Course

b)      whakamihi / thank representatives from Keep Whangaparaoa’s Green Spaces for attending the meeting

c)      tuku ki tangata kē / forward the petition to the Chief of Strategy for consideration.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 February 2024, Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, Item 4.1 - Petition:  Keep Whangaparaoa’s Green Spaces - Gulf Harbour Golf Course, PowerPoint presentation

 

 

5          Ngā Kōrero a te Marea | Public Input

 

5.1

Public Input: The Onehunga Enhancement Society/Manukau Harbour Restoration Society - rebuilding the Manukau Harbour and whether it needs a better management plan

 

Cr C Fletcher joined the meeting at 10.21am.

 

Mr Jim Jackson, The Onehunga Enhancement Society/Manukau Harbour Restoration Society addressed the committee.

A presentation was given 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.

 

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

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/4

MOVED by Cr J Bartley, seconded by Cr C Fletcher:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)          whiwhi / receive the public input from The Onehunga Enhancement Society and the Manukau Harbour Restoration Society relating to The Manukau Harbour and whether it needs a better management plan; and whakamihi / thank them for their attendance.

b)         tuku ki tangata kē / forward the presentation to relevant departments for information.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 February 2024, Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, Item 5.1 - Public Input: The Onehunga Enhancement Society/Manukau Harbour Restoration Society - rebuilding the Manukau Harbour and whether it needs a better management plan, PowerPoint presentation

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.04am and reconvened at 11.22am.

 

Cr G Sayers was not present.

 

 

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.

 

 

Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 11.28am.

 

 

8

Auckland Unitary Plan - Private Plan Change Request – ‘Pukekohe East Precinct 2’ at 50 Pukekohe East Road and 47 Golding Road, Pukekohe

 

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

 

A presentation was given 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.

 

Cr M Lee retired from the meeting at 11.12am.

 

The meeting adjourned 11.39am and reconvened at 11.42am.

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/5

MOVED by Cr A Baker, seconded by Chairperson R Hills:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)         whakaae / accept the private plan change request by OMAC Limited and Next Generation Properties Limited as detailed in Attachments A, B and C to the agenda report, pursuant to clause 25(2)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act (RMA), for the following reasons:

i)     The private plan change has been competently prepared, including a section 32 evaluation report and a range of supporting technical reports and responses to clause 23 further information requests.  While there are issues to be addressed, the request seeks a rezoning that is generally consistent with the Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan.

ii)    Accepting the private plan change request will enable a range of matters to be considered on their merits during a public participatory process.

iii)   While the private plan change request incorporates the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) as required by section 77G(1) of the RMA it is not appropriate to adopt the private plan change. The proposal is generally consistent with the Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan, however this is not an area the council has placed a high priority on in respect of pursuing urban zonings at this time.

iv)   The grounds to reject a private plan change request under clause 25(4) are limited and, having regard to relevant case law the private plan change request should not be rejected because:

A)      The request is not frivolous. The Applicants have provided supporting technical information and the private plan change has a resource management purpose.

B)   The request is not vexatious, and the Applicants are not acting in bad faith by lodging the private plan change request.

C)   Following other plan changes that have recently been processed in this area there is an increasing base of knowledge about potential infrastructure effects.  Further, a coarse-grained assessment of the request indicates that any issues can be addressed, for instance by the adoption of appropriate plan change provisions supported by infrastructure agreements, so it is not considered that the plan change is contrary to sound resource management.

D)   A coarse-grained assessment does not indicate that the private plan change will make the Auckland Unitary Plan contrary to Part 5 of the Resource Management Act.

E)    The provisions of the Auckland Unitary Plan subject to the private plan change request have been operative for at least two years.

v)    It is not appropriate to deal with the private plan change as if it was a resource consent application as the request seeks to rezone a substantial area of land for development over a period of time rather than undertake a single development project. Rezoning cannot occur by way of a resource consent.

b)      tautapa / delegate authority to the Manager Central South Planning to undertake the required notification and other statutory processes associated with processing the private plan change request by OMAC Limited and Next Generation Properties Limited pursuant to Schedule 1 of the RMA.

c)      tono / request staff to prepare a council submission on this Private Plan Change, particularly focusing on infrastructure requirements and funding, and how the MDRS provisions should be incorporated, to be approved by the Chair, Deputy Chair and a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     15 February 2024, Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, Item 8 - Auckland Unitary Plan - Private Plan Change Request – ‘Pukekohe East Precinct 2’ at 50 Pukekohe East Road and 47 Golding Road, Pukekohe, presentation

 

 

9

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2024 - delegation for spoken interaction

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/6

MOVED by Cr S Henderson, seconded by Cr A Baker:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      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 draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2024:

i)       The mayor and councillors

ii)      local board chairs and local board members

iii)     staff approved by the General Manager, Waste Solutions.

CARRIED

 

 

10

Review of the Forward Work Programme - Planning, Environment and Parks Committee

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/7

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Dalton:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      riro / receive and arotake / review the progress on the 2024 forward work programme as appended in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      whakaae / approve the updated forward work programme.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Summary of Planning, Environment and Parks Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings - 15 February 2024

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/8

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

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Summary of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings – 15 February 2024.

CARRIED

 


 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

12.13pm                                             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 Planning, Environment and Parks Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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