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, 11 April 2024 at 10.02am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Cr Richard Hills

 

Members

Houkura Member Edward Ashby

 

 

Cr Andrew Baker

 

 

Cr Josephine Bartley

Via electronic link

From 10.43am, Item 12

In-person from 10.59am, Item 12

 

Mayor Wayne Brown

Until 1.59pm, Item 10

 

Cr Chris Darby

Until 3.15pm, Item C1

 

Cr Julie Fairey

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Via electronic link

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

Via electronic link

 

Cr Lotu Fuli

Via electronic link

 

Houkura Member Hon Tau Henare

Via electronic link Until 2.24pm, Item 11

 

Cr Shane Henderson

Via electronic link

 

Cr Mike Lee

Via electronic link

From 10.12am, Item 12

Until 11.57am, Item 12

 

Cr Kerrin Leoni

Until 3.01pm, Item 16

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link Until 12.32pm

 

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Ken Turner

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

Via electronic link Until 3.01pm, Item 16

 

Cr John Watson

Via electronic link

From 10.05am, Item 12
Until 3.01pm, Item 16

 

Cr Maurice Williamson

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 


Planning, Environment and Parks Committee

11 April 2024

 

 

 

1          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/22

MOVED by Cr K Leoni, seconded by Cr J Fairey:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)          whakaae / accept the apologies from

Absence

Deputy Chair Cr A Dalton – on council business

Early Departure

Mayor W Brown, on council business
Cr K Leoni, on council business
Deputy Mayor, Cr D Simpson, on council business

CARRIED

Note:   Subsequently, Deputy Mayor, Cr D Simpson did not depart early.

 

 

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 PEPCC/2024/23

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)          whakaū / confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 14 March 2024 as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

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

 

There was no local board input.

 


 

 

7          Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

Note:   From this point forward, agenda items were taken in the following order:

Item

12        Proposed Plan Change 78 – Intensification – Next Steps

10        Auckland Council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill

11        Endorsement to prepare Auckland’s Southern Rural Strategy

8          Regional Arts and Culture grants programme allocation 2024

9          Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities grants allocation 2023/2024

13        Annual progress update of the Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate

14        Summary of Planning, Environment and Parks Committee information memoranda and briefings – (including the Forward Work Programme) – 11 April 2024

 

 

12

Proposed Plan Change 78 – Intensification - Next Steps

 

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.

 

Cr J Watson joined the meeting at 10.05am.
Cr M Lee joined the meeting at 10.12am.
Cr J Bartley joined the meeting at 10.43am via electronic link.
Cr J Bartley entered the meeting in-person at 10.59am.
Cr M Lee left the meeting at 11.28am.

 

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

 

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Mayor W Brown:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the letter from the Minister for Resource Management Reform granting an additional one-year extension for the council to publicly notify decisions on the Independent Hearings Panel’s recommendations on Proposed Plan Change 78 – Intensification from 31 March 2025 to 31 March 2026

b)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the expectations from the Minister for Resource Management Reform, including the expectation to progress policies 3 and 4 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development as far as practicable

c)          ohia / endorse progressing the City Centre zone, its precincts, and “qualifying matters” (to the extent the “qualifying matters” are relevant to the City Centre zone and its precincts) to become operative

d)          ohia / endorse requesting that the Independent Hearings Panel consider progressing the hearing topics on walkable catchments where practicable (policy 3c), where they are outside the Auckland Light Rail Corridor and expected to be unaffected by the natural hazard work, to become operative

e)          whakaae / agree that most efficient way forward for the remainder of Proposed Plan Change 78 is for the government to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 to enable the council to integrate the following matters:

i)           Auckland Light Rail Corridor (that was excluded from PC78 on notification);

ii)          strengthened provisions relating to natural hazards

iii)         extent of incorporation of Medium Density Residential Standards into all relevant residential zones (subject to the government amending legislation as announced)

iv)         remaining parts of policies 3 and 4 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

f)           tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the approach outlined in clause e) is prevented by the Resource Management Act 1991 as it currently stands

g)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the government has committed to enacting a legislative change relating to Medium Density Residential Standards being made optional by the end of 2024, and that the option to not incorporate Medium Density Residential Standards into all relevant residential zones will come with caveats

Further correspondence with the Minister for Resource Management Reform

h)          whakaae / agree that as a matter of urgency, the Mayor, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee should write to the Minister for Resource Management Reform confirming the position stated in clause e) above and including the strongly held view that:

i)           the hearings on the submissions on the City Centre zone, its precincts, and “qualifying matters” (to the extent the “qualifying matters” are relevant to the City Centre zone and its precincts) are almost complete, and could be progressed to become operative

ii)          it is committed to progressing the new plan change at pace while the government is progressing the legislative change relating to Medium Density Residential Standards that it has committed to, and notifying a plan change within three months of the legislative change being enacted

iii)         it supports a streamlined process for the new plan change that gives immediate legal effect to provisions relating to natural hazards, and is open to discussing whether some of the intensification aspects of the new plan change should take effect at the time of notification.

Response to the Independent Hearings Panel

i)            whakaae / agree the council should provide the Independent Hearings Panel with a copy of the letter referred to in clause h) and confirm the council will not be progressing a variation to Proposed Plan Change 78 for the Auckland Light Rail corridor with urgency, but will be able to notify a variation to Proposed Plan Change 78 for the Auckland Light Rail corridor (if the government does not allow the council to withdraw Proposed Plan Change 78 in part) by 30 April 2025.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.32am and reconvened at 11.41am.

Cr M Williamson was not present.

 

 

Cr M Lee returned to the meeting at 11.41am.
Cr M Williamson returned to the meeting at 11.51am.

 

 

Note:   Cr M Lee experienced an electronic connection issue and was unable to reconnect.  Therefore:

Cr M Lee retired from the meeting at 11.57am.

 

Note:   the motion was put with clause d) put first and separately.

 

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Mayor W Brown:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

d)      ohia / endorse requesting that the Independent Hearings Panel consider progressing the hearing topics on walkable catchments where practicable (policy 3c), where they are outside the Auckland Light Rail Corridor and expected to be unaffected by the natural hazard work, to become operative

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

For

Houkura Member E Ashby

Cr J Bartley

Cr J Fairey

Cr A Filipaina

Cr L Fuli

Houkura Member T Henare

Cr S Henderson

Chairperson R Hills

Cr K Leoni

Against

Cr A Baker

Mayor W Brown

Cr C Darby

Cr C Fletcher

Cr D Newman

Cr G Sayers

Deputy Mayor D Simpson

Cr S Stewart

Cr K Turner

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Cr M Williamson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared lost by 9 votes to 12.

 

 

Note:   clauses a) to c) and e) to i) were put.

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/24

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Mayor W Brown:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)          tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the letter from the Minister for Resource Management Reform granting an additional one-year extension for the council to publicly notify decisions on the Independent Hearings Panel’s recommendations on Proposed Plan Change 78 – Intensification from 31 March 2025 to 31 March 2026

b)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the expectations from the Minister for Resource Management Reform, including the expectation to progress policies 3 and 4 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development as far as practicable

c)          ohia / endorse progressing the City Centre zone, its precincts, and “qualifying matters” (to the extent the “qualifying matters” are relevant to the City Centre zone and its precincts) to become operative

and

e)          whakaae / agree that most efficient way forward for the remainder of Proposed Plan Change 78 is for the government to amend the Resource Management Act 1991 to enable the council to integrate the following matters:

i)           Auckland Light Rail Corridor (that was excluded from PC78 on notification);

ii)         strengthened provisions relating to natural hazards

iii)        extent of incorporation of Medium Density Residential Standards into all relevant residential zones (subject to the government amending legislation as announced)

iv)        remaining parts of policies 3 and 4 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

f)           tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the approach outlined in clause e) is prevented by the Resource Management Act 1991 as it currently stands

g)         tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that the government has committed to enacting a legislative change relating to Medium Density Residential Standards being made optional by the end of 2024, and that the option to not incorporate Medium Density Residential Standards into all relevant residential zones will come with caveats

Further correspondence with the Minister for Resource Management Reform

h)         whakaae / agree that as a matter of urgency, the Mayor, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee should write to the Minister for Resource Management Reform confirming the position stated in clause e) above and including the strongly held view that:

i)           the hearings on the submissions on the City Centre zone, its precincts, and “qualifying matters” (to the extent the “qualifying matters” are relevant to the City Centre zone and its precincts) are almost complete, and could be progressed to become operative

ii)         it is committed to progressing the new plan change at pace while the government is progressing the legislative change relating to Medium Density Residential Standards that it has committed to, and notifying a plan change within three months of the legislative change being enacted

iii)        it supports a streamlined process for the new plan change that gives immediate legal effect to provisions relating to natural hazards, and is open to discussing whether some of the intensification aspects of the new plan change should take effect at the time of notification.

Response to the Independent Hearings Panel

i)           whakaae / agree the council should provide the Independent Hearings Panel with a copy of the letter referred to in clause h) and confirm the council will not be progressing a variation to Proposed Plan Change 78 for the Auckland Light Rail corridor with urgency, but will be able to notify a variation to Proposed Plan Change 78 for the Auckland Light Rail corridor (if the government does not allow the council to withdraw Proposed Plan Change 78 in part) by 30 April 2025.

CARRIED

 

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

·       Cr S Henderson

·       Cr W Walker

·       Cr J Watson

 

Attachments

a     11 April 2024, Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:  Item 12 - Proposed Plan Change 78 – Intensification - Next Steps, Presentation

 

 

Cr G Sayers retired from the meeting at 12.34pm.

 


 

The meeting adjourned at 12.34pm and reconvened at 1.09pm.

 

Cr J Bartley, Mayor W Brown, Cr C Darby and Cr M Williamson were not present.

 

 

Cr D Newman joined the meeting via electronic link at 1.09pm.

Cr K Leoni joined the meeting via electronic link at 1.09pm.

 

 

10

Auckland Council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill

 

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.

 

Cr C Darby returned to the meeting at 1.13pm.
Cr M Williamson returned to the meeting at 1.15pm.
Mayor W Brown returned to the meeting at 1.16pm.
Cr J Bartley returned to the meeting at 1.16pm.

 

Note:   changes were made to the original recommendation, amending clause a) iv), as a Chairperson’s recommendation.

 

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      ohia / endorse an approach to the council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill that:

i)          supports the government’s desire to streamline approvals for projects that have significant regional and national benefits

ii)         highlights in detail the fundamental issues with the Bill in its current form

iii)        supports particular aspects of the Bill to safeguard the council’s position if the Bill is enacted in its current form (e.g. plan changes to plans prepared under the Resource Management Act not being within the scope of the Bill)

iv)        seeks specific changes to the Bill if it is enacted, including:

A)     that where the joint Ministers are able to make decisions on a project (either a final decision or to refer to a panel) they must seek and have particular regard to the input of the relevant local authority via their Mayor (or nominee)

B)     the ability of the council to fully recover its costs in participating in the fast-track process, including monitoring consent conditions

b)      tautapa / delegate approval of the council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill to the Mayor, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, and a member of Houkura – Independent Māori Statutory Board.

c)       tautapa / delegate authority to the Mayor, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, and a member of Houkura – Independent Māori Statutory Board to support or oppose proposed Schedule 2 projects supported by advice from staff, if these projects are known, when presenting the council’s submission to the Environment Select Committee.

d)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that if enacted the Bill enables the council and council-controlled organisations to use the fast-track regime.

 

 

e)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that any future use of a fast-tracking regime, by the council or its council-controlled organisations, is separate to decision-making on a council submission on the Bill, and/or the council’s decision-making on future infrastructure investment priorities.

 

 

Mayor W Brown retired from the meeting at 1.59pm.
Cr C Fletcher left the meeting at 2.17pm.

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/25

MOVED by Cr J Fairey, seconded by Cr S Henderson, an amendment by way of addition (adding new clause a) iii)):  

a)      ohia / endorse an approach to the council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill that:

iii)         opposes the Bill in its current form

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

For

Houkura Member E Ashby

Cr J Bartley

Cr C Darby

Cr J Fairey

Cr A Filipaina

Cr L Fuli

Houkura Member T Henare

Cr S Henderson

Chairperson R Hills

Cr K Leoni

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Against

Cr A Baker

Cr D Newman

Deputy Mayor D Simpson

Cr S Stewart

Cr K Turner

Cr M Williamson

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 12 votes to 6.

CARRIED

 

The substantive motion was put.

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/26

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      ohia / endorse an approach to the council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill that:

i)          supports the government’s desire to streamline approvals for projects that have significant regional and national benefits

ii)         highlights in detail the fundamental issues with the Bill in its current form

iii)                opposes the Bill in its current form

iv)        supports particular aspects of the Bill to safeguard the council’s position if the Bill is enacted in its current form (e.g. plan changes to plans prepared under the Resource Management Act not being within the scope of the Bill)

v)         seeks specific changes to the Bill if it is enacted, including:

 

 

A)     that where the joint Ministers are able to make decisions on a project (either a final decision or to refer to a panel) they must seek and have particular regard to the input of the relevant local authority via their Mayor (or nominee)

B)     the ability of the council to fully recover its costs in participating in the fast-track process, including monitoring consent conditions

b)      tautapa / delegate approval of the council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill to the Mayor, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, and a member of Houkura – Independent Māori Statutory Board.

c)      tautapa / delegate authority to the Mayor, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, and a member of Houkura – Independent Māori Statutory Board to support or oppose proposed Schedule 2 projects supported by advice from staff, if these projects are known, when presenting the council’s submission to the Environment Select Committee.

d)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that if enacted the Bill enables the council and council-controlled organisations to use the fast-track regime.

e)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that any future use of a fast-tracking regime, by the council or its council-controlled organisations, is separate to decision-making on a council submission on the Bill, and/or the council’s decision-making on future infrastructure investment priorities.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr D Newman requested his dissenting vote against clause a) iii), be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     11 April 2024, Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:   Item 10 - Auckland Council submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill, Presentation

 

 

Houkura Member T Henare retired from the meeting at 2.24pm.

 

 

11

Endorsement to prepare Auckland's Southern Rural Strategy

 

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.

 

Cr C Fletcher rejoined the meeting at 2.26pm.

 

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

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/27

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

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      ohia / endorse the preparation of Auckland’s Southern Rural Strategy in line with the scoping document as contained in Attachment A of the agenda report

b)      tautapa / delegate authority to a Southern Rural Strategy Working Group to provide direction to staff in the development of the Southern Rural Strategy, with the group consisting of the following (or equivalent):

 

i)       Planning, Environment and Parks Committee Deputy Chair

ii)      Franklin Local Board Chair and Deputy Chair

iii)     Franklin Ward Councillor

iv)     Houkura - Independent Māori Statutory Board member(s).

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     11 April 2024, Planning, Environment and Parks Committee: Item 11 - Endorsement to prepare Auckland's Southern Rural Strategy, Presentation

 

 

8

Regional Arts and Culture grants programme allocation 2024

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/28

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Cr J Fairey:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      whakaae / approve the following allocations to arts organisations through the Regional Arts and Culture grants programme 2023/2024:

Organisation

Activity

Funding Allocation

Audience development and programming

Objectspace

Clay Days at Objectspace

$16,000

Friends of St David's Trust Kāhui Rangi Pūpū

PAPA | Toi Kakahu - Wearable Arts (Ōrākei Marae Weavers Group)

$20,000

Atamira Dance Collective Charitable Trust

E RUA (Working Title)

$15,000

Auckland Writers Festival

Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki

$20,000

Panacea Arts Charitable Trust

Regional creative programmes for disabled and marginalised communities

$20,000

Action Education

Āhurutanga - Spoken Word Poetry Nights

$12,000

Glass Ceiling Arts Collective

'"Fire" Multisensory Theatre Production

$20,000

Ngā Rangatahi Toa Creative Arts Initiative

Ka Awatea - unites rangatahi Māori and Pasifika from across Tāmaki Makaurau to engage in Toi Māori creative youth development

$24,750

Body Island

“Neke” urban Māori and Pacific perspectives on identity using dance and acting: regional tour

$21,413

Samesame But Different

Same Same But Different LGBTQIA+ Writers Festival

$15,000

Indian Ink Theatre Company

'Guru of Chai' at Q Theatre

$16,000

Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust

National Choirs performance and engagement work in Auckland 2024

$18,500

Audio Foundation

Audio Foundation Public Programmes 2024

$10,360

Nightsong

Peter Pan by Carl Bland (adapted from the writing of JM Barrie) - design amplification

$18,500

The Glowshow Company

Badjelly the Witch Glowshow

$12,000

Tim Bray Theatre Company

Auckland regional tour childrens’ theatre

$15,000

The Massive Company Trust

Te Ao Hou (Emerging Artists Production EAP 2024)

$20,000

The Massive Company Trust

I LOVE YOU G (professional production)

$20,000

Paeaneer Limited

LABYRINTH & BEATDOWN Dance Project: 4 x Days Consecutive Street Dance & Development Events

$14,780

The Rebel Alliance

A remount of The Valentina by Anders Falstie-Jensen

$10,000

Plumb Productions

Nicola Cheeseman Is Back by Kathryn Burnett

$10,000

Total

 

$349,303

Business capacity and development

Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust

Te Tuhi 2025: 50 Years and Beyond

$16,800

Atamira Dance Collective Charitable Trust

Re-brand and development

$23,000

Friends of St David's Trust Kāhui Rangi Pūpū

Organisational and digital development

$20,000

The Big Idea Te Aria Nui Charitable Trust

Digital Communications Optimisation

$8,000

The Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa

Website Development

$19,948

MyLaunchPad

Launchpad Pasifika and Māori Digital Programme - Creative Industry Portal for Job Searching & Matching

$15,000

Portage Ceramics Trust

Te Toi Uku Crown Lynn and Clayworks Museum Website redevelopment

$18,000

New Zealand Writers Guild

New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) Website Build

$10,000

The Documentary New Zealand Trust (Doc Edge)

Doc Edge Festival 2024 Digital Channels Build

$10,000

Campus Radio BFM Limited

Website development

$24,500

Glass Ceiling Arts Collective

Glass Ceiling Arts Collective Business strategy and rebranding strategy review

$20,000

Auckland Festival of Photography Trust

Strategy development 2024

$15,000

Total

 

$200,248

Strategic relationship grants

Objectspace

Provide Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading gallery dedicated to the fields of design, craft and architecture.

$60,000
3 years

Arts Access Aotearoa

Increase access to the arts for people who experience barriers to participation, as both creators and audiences

$25,000
2 years

Te Pou Theatre Trust

Provide a kaupapa Māori performing arts venue for all, located at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Auckland.

$50,000
3 years

New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust (New Zealand Dance Company)

Support a community of dancers, creative collaborators, and practitioners dedicated to producing and presenting inspiring new dance. Programmes to include professional performances, education, community access and development of new work

$30,000
2 years

The Basement Theatre Trust

Deliver urgent and adventurous live performance made by independent artists. alongside a suite of artist development programmes that enable makers to cultivate ideas and strengthen their practices across a range of different forms and disciplines.

$65,000
2 years

 

The Dust Palace Charitable Trust

Uplift and support circus arts through a range of education programmes, professional productions, professional development/support and Te Kura Maninirau, the only kaupapa Māori circus school in Aotearoa.

$40,000
3 years

New Zealand Comedy Trust

Provide a range of programmes celebrating and showcasing New Zealand and international comedy, including a festival, education programme and professional development.

$45,000
3 years

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Provide Show me Shorts film festival, schools programmes, practitioner development and workshops.

$35,000 3 years

 

NZTrio

Celebrate and showcase New Zealand and international contemporary and classical performance. Provide opportunities for education, collaboration and professional development for the wider arts community.

$25,000
3 years

New Zealand Dance Festival Trust

Grow and share dance innovation through a strong annual programme of dance projects.

$30,000
2 years

He Waka Eke Noa Trust

Through Kete Aronui, provide flexible and affordable spaces for people to develop, rehearse and teach, meet and create, connect, perform and collaborate.

$40,000
3 years

Silo Theatre Trust

Provide an annual season of local and international contemporary theatre that champions new forms of storytelling across a selection of venues and spaces in Tāmaki Makaurau.

$40,000
2 years

Total

 

$485,000

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

$1,034,551

CARRIED

 


 

 

9

Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities grants allocation 2023/2024

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/29

MOVED by Deputy Mayor D Simpson, seconded by Cr C Darby:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)       whakaae / approve the following allocations to community organisations for Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities Grants programme 2023/2024:

Organisation

Activity

Funding Allocation

NZ Council of Victim Support Groups Inc.

Supporting victims of crime, suicide, and traumatic events

$30,000

Creative Abilities & Associates Limited

Inclusive Lift: Empowering disabled Aucklanders to access community facilities for recreational and therapeutic well-being

$37,683

Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa

Music mentoring and wellbeing programmes for young people in Auckland

$30,000

Action Education Incorporated

Ngā Toi o Rongo Tāmaki 2024 – a spoken word poetry workshop programme specifically developed for Māori

$15,500

Connect the Dots

Community connection for older Aucklanders and people with dementia or disability through creative arts projects

$30,000

Volunteering Auckland

Expanding community outreach and engagement, supporting leaders of volunteering, increasing inclusive volunteering opportunities.

$20,000

Refugees As Survivors NZ Trust

Community Pillars training project, phase 5, 2024

$10,000

Recreate NZ

Recreate Youth Space accessibility upgrade

$13,390

Tangata Tiriti - Treaty People Incorporated

Te Tiriti for everyone

$22,925

Belong Aotearoa

Vibrant Communities - working with existing and emerging leaders in the migrant and former refugee community to build capacity and support a holistic approach to complex issues such as mental health and wellbeing

$29,500

The Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

Transformative music therapy programmes delivered across Tāmaki Makaurau

$20,000

Feelings for Life Charitable Trust

Kaiako Hauora Programme Pilot –prioritizing the personal well-being of those working with tamariki in schools

$29,865

Te Karanga Charitable Trust

Community Outreach programme working with rangatahi facing exclusion, isolation and adversity

$30,000

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

$318,863

b)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note that $23,863 in funding will be met by the Connected Communities department in addition to the $295,000 allocated from Ngā Hapori Momoho | Thriving Communities Grants programme, in order to fund the 13 recommended projects in Attachment A of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Annual progress update of the Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate

 

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.

 

Cr J Bartley left the meeting at 2.57pm.

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/30

MOVED by Chairperson R Hills, seconded by Deputy Mayor D Simpson:  

That the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee:

a)      whiwhi / receive the Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate Progress Report 2024, included as Attachment A of the agenda report.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Under Standing Order 1.8.3, Cr K Turner requested his abstention be recorded.

 

Attachments

a     11 April 2024, Planning, Environment and Parks Committee; Item 13 - Annual progress update of the Climate Action Transport Targeted Rate Presentation

 

 

14

Summary of Planning, Environment and Parks Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings (including the Forward Work Programme) - 11 April 2024

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/31

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

That the Planning, Environment and Parks 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 the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee information memoranda, workshops and briefings – 11 April 2024.

CARRIED

 


 

 

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

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

Cr J Bartley returned to the meeting at 3.00pm.

 

 

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

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/32

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

That the Planning, Environment and Parks 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: Auckland Unitary Plan - Proposed Plan Change - Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua (Tranche 2a)

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 mana whenua mātauranga (tribal knowledge) and names particular sites of cultural significance within the Auckland region. These site names and locations have been provided by mana whenua to the council project team in confidence and the ongoing supply of similar information to council is reliant on maintaining this relationship of confidence, until such time as any proposed plan change is endorsed by mana whenua and the council and is ready to publicly notify. The public release of the nominated sites ahead of detailed investigation could result in activities being undertaken on privately owned sites that might compromise their Māori cultural values, thereby diminishing their heritage value to the public and the relationship between Māori and their ancestral lands.

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

 

Cr K Leoni retired from the meeting at 3.01pm.
Cr W Walker retired from the meeting at 3.01pm.
Cr J Watson retired from the meeting at 3.01pm.

 

 

3.01pm            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.

 

3.40pm            The public was re-admitted.

 

 

restatementS

 

It was resolved while the public was excluded:

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL: Auckland Unitary Plan - Proposed Plan Change - Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua (Tranche 2a)

 

Resolution number PEPCC/2024/33

MOVED by Houkura Member E Ashby, seconded by Chairperson R Hills:  

e)      whakaae / agree that the decisions, report and attachments will remain confidential until the plan changes are publicly notified.

 

 

3.40pm                                               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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:.......................................................