1 June 2017




Order Paper for Council meeting to be held in the

Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt,







Thursday 8 June 2017 or Friday 9 June 2017 commencing at the conclusion of the Community Plan Committee meeting










Mayor W R Wallace (Chair)

Deputy Mayor D Bassett

Cr G Barratt

Cr C Barry

Cr L Bridson

Cr J Briggs

Cr M Cousins

Cr S Edwards

Cr T Lewis

Cr M Lulich

Cr G McDonald

Cr C Milne

Cr L Sutton









For the dates and times of Council Meetings please visit









Meeting Cycle:

Council meets on a six weekly basis (Extraordinary Meetings can be called following a resolution of Council; or on the requisition of the Chair or one third of the total membership of Council)

Power to (being a power that is not capable of being delegated)[1]:

        Make a rate.

        Make bylaws.

        Borrow money other than in accordance with the Long Term Plan (LTP).

        Purchase or dispose of assets other than in accordance with the LTP.

        Purchase or dispose of Council land and property other than in accordance with the LTP.

        Adopt the LTP, Annual Plan and Annual Report.

        Adopt policies required to be adopted and consulted on under the Act in association with the LTP or developed for the purpose of the Local Governance Statement.

        Appoint the Chief Executive.

        Exercise any powers and duties conferred or imposed on the local authority by the Public Works Act 1981 or the Resource Management Act 1991 that are unable to be delegated.

        Undertake all other actions which are by law not capable of being delegated.

        The power to adopt a Remuneration and Employment Policy.

Decide on:

Policy issues

        Adoption of all policy required by legislation.

        Adoption of policies with a city-wide or strategic focus.

District Plan

        Promotion of Plan Changes and Variations recommended by the District Plan Committee prior to public notification.

        The withdrawal of Plan Changes in accordance with clause 8D, Part 1, Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

        Approval, to make operative, of District Plan and Plan Changes (in accordance with clause 17, Part 1, Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991).

Representation, electoral and governance matters

        The method of voting for the Triennial elections.

        Representation reviews.

        Council’s Code of Conduct and Local Governance Statement.

        Elected Members Remuneration.

        The outcome of any extraordinary vacancies on Council.

        Any other matters for which a local authority decision is required under the Local Electoral Act 2001.

        All matters identified in these Terms of Reference as delegated to Council Committees (or otherwise delegated by the Council) and oversee those delegations.

        Council‘s delegations to officers and community boards.

Delegations and employment of the Chief Executive

The review and negotiation of the contract, performance agreement and remuneration of the Chief Executive.


Meetings and committees

        Standing Orders for Council and its committees.

        Council’s annual meeting schedule.

Operational matters

        The establishment and disposal of any Council Controlled Organisation or Council Controlled Trading Organisation and approval of annual Statements of Corporate Intent on the recommendation of the Finance and Performance Committee.

        Civil Defence Emergency Management Group matters requiring Council’s input.

        Road closing and road stopping matters.

        All other matters for which final authority is not delegated.


        The non-elected members of the Standing Committees (including extraordinary vacancies of non-elected representatives).

        The Directors of Council Controlled Organisations and Council Controlled Trading Organisations. 

        Council’s nominee on any Trust.

        Council representatives on any outside organisations (where applicable and time permits, recommendations for the appointment may be sought from the appropriate standing committee and/or outside organisations).

        The Chief Executive of Hutt City Council.

        Council’s Electoral Officer, Principal Rural Fire Officer and any other appointments required by statute.





Ordinary meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on

 Thursday 8 June 2017 or Friday 9 June 2017 commencing at the conclusion of the Community Plan Committee meeting.




Public Business


1.       APOLOGIES 


Generally up to 30 minutes is set aside for public comment (three minutes per speaker on items appearing on the agenda). Speakers may be asked questions on the matters they raise.      



Annual Plan 2017-2018


Mayor’s Recommendation:

“That Council:


(i)                 adopts the Annual Plan 2017-2018 incorporating the budget and any other changes agreed by the Community Plan Committee; and


(ii)               authorises the Annual Plan Subcommittee comprising Mayor Wallace, Deputy Mayor Bassett and Councillors Barry, Cousins and Milne to sign off the typeset document.”


5.       Granting of Easements over Local Purpose Reserve (Road), Wise Street, Wainuiomata (17/851)

Report No. HCC2017/3/79 by the Divisional Manager, Parks and Gardens     3

Mayor’s Recommendation:

That the recommendation contained in the report be endorsed.”



6.       QUESTIONS

With reference to section 32 of Standing Orders, before putting a question a member shall endeavour to obtain the information. Questions shall be concise and in writing and handed to the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting.   





Kathryn Stannard




                                                                                       3                                                             08 June 2017

Hutt City Council

29 May 2017




File: (17/851)





Report no: HCC2017/3/79


Granting of Easements over Local Purpose Reserve (Road), Wise Street, Wainuiomata






1.    This brief report will ensure that formal legal access over Council owned land is registered on new titles to be issued for the development of properties at the end of Wise Street in Wainuiomata. 



That Council grant easements for rights of way, rights to drain water and sewage, and rights to convey water, gas, electricity and telecommunications over the Hutt City Council owned Local Purpose Reserve (Road), being Lot 10, DP 336174, situated at the end of Wise Street, Wainuiomata, in favour of Lots 1 and 6 DP 302320.



2.    It has recently come to light that two properties at the end of Wise Street, being Lots 1 and 6 on DP 302320, which are being subdivided for residential development, do not have registered rights of way and other easements over part of the land on which access to the properties is provided. This land is a Hutt City Council owned local purpose reserve for roading purposes, which will in time be vested as legal road. A plan showing the two properties (green) and the local purpose reserve (pink) is attached as Appendix 1.


3.    The rights of way and other easements are required to be granted for the two properties to enable the subdivision to be legally effected. Hutt City Council as the owner of the land has the delegated authority under the Reserves Act 1977 to grant the rights of way by way of resolution.


4.    Easements for rights of way, right to drain water, right to drain sewage, and rights to convey water, gas, electricity and telecommunications were included in easements noted on Survey Plan DP336174 when the area was further subdivided in 2004, but were never registered on the two affected titles.


5.    Other adjacent property owners to the local purpose reserve already have these legal rights over the reserve, so this resolution will ensure all property owners have the same legal rights.







Wise St - DP 336174










Author: Bruce Hodgins

Divisional Manager, Parks and Gardens




Author: Bradley Cato








Approved By: Bruce Sherlock

General Manager, City Infrastructure



Attachment 1

Wise St - DP 336174



[1] Work required prior to the making of any of these decisions may be deleted.