2                                               1 August 2017



City Development Committee


Report of a meeting held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road,
Lower Hutt on

 Tuesday 1 August 2017 commencing at 5.30pm



 PRESENT:                       Deputy Mayor D Bassett (Chair)     Cr C Barry (from 5.34pm)

                                           Cr G Barratt                                       Cr MJ Cousins     

                                           Cr S Edwards                                    Cr T Lewis           

                                           Cr M Lulich                                       Cr G McDonald

                                           Cr C Milne                                         Cr L Sutton

                                           Mayor WR Wallace


APOLOGIES:                  There were no apologies.


IN ATTENDANCE:       Mr T Stallinger, Chief Executive

Ms K Kelly, General Manager, Strategic Services

Mr B Sherlock, General Manager, City Infrastructure 

Mr M Reid, General Manager, Community Services

Mr G Craig, Divisional Manager, City Development (part meeting)

Ms P Rotherham, Development Liaison Manager (part meeting)

Mr A Hopkinson, Senior Traffic Engineer (part meeting)

Mr M Mercer, Divisional Manager, Community Hubs

Mr M Curr, Sport and Recreation Programmes Manager (part meeting)

Ms S Simcox, Communications and Marketing Team Leader

Ms K Glanville, Senior Committee Advisor






1.       APOLOGIES 

 There were no apologies.


Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.      


Cr Barry joined the meeting at 5.34pm.


There were no conflict of interest declarations.

4.       Recommendations to Council - 15 August 2017

Report back on Proposal for Suburban Shopping Centre Revitalisation Budget  (17/1047)

The Divisional Manager, City Development and Development Liaison Manager elaborated on the report.

In response to questions from members, the Divisional Manager, City Development advised that it was important for the role to be ‘on the ground’ and seen to be making improvements in two or three suburban shopping centre areas.  He said the role would not mirror the previous roles of Retail Coordinator.  He agreed that relationship building was essential to the role and would investigate ways to address building relationships with non-english speaking retailers.

In response to questions from members, the Development Liaison Manager confirmed that the role would report on a six monthly basis to the Committee and would updated members during the initial planning stage.  She reitirated that the role would identify two to three shopping centres to focus on.

Cr Edwards questioned whether a 12 month fixed term contract would impact on the calibre of candidates applying for the role.

Cr Sutton considered a ‘Match-Fund’ would be a better use of the funds and all shopping centres would have an opportunity to apply.  She asked that some funding be released now to upgrade the condition of a particular shop in the Stokes Valley Shopping Centre especially with the Stokes Valley Community Hub opening soon.

In response to further questions from members, the Divisional Manager, City Development advised that there was not enough funding to employ a Neigbourhood Precinct Placemaker and provide a ‘Match-Fund’ across 15 shopping centres.  He confirmed there was no current resource undertaking work in this area.  He said that the role would be reviewed after 24 months.

Cr Milne said he would prefer an outcome based fund.

RECOMMENDED:       (Cr Edwards/Cr Barry)         Minute No. CDC 17301

“That the Committee recommends that Council approves the proposal for the Neighbourhood Precinct Placemaker role and activities.”

Cr Milne requested that his dissenting vote be recorded against the above matter.


Proposed Temporary Road Closure and Proposed No Stopping Restriction - Andrews Avenue (17/1085)

Report No. CDC2017/3/185 by the Senior Traffic Engineer


The Senior Traffic Engineer elaborated on the report.  He confirmed that no objections to the temporary road closure had been received.

In response to questions from members, the Senior Traffic Engineer advised that consultation had been undertaken with businesses in Andrews Avenue.  He considered that all legal requirements had been met.


Resolved:           (Deputy Mayor Bassett/Cr Sutton)               Minute No. CDC 17302

“That the Committee:

(i)    agrees to approve the following proposed Temporary Road Closures subject to the conditions listed in the Proposed Temporary Road Closure Impact Reports and Plan attached as Appendix 1 and 2 to the report:

       Kai On High

       Andrews Avenue from Daly Street to High Street, on the third Thursday of every month from August 2017 to July 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., for the Kai On High event;

(ii)   agrees, for the Kai On High event, to temporarily rescind, for the period 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month from August 2017 to   July 2018, all current parking restrictions applying to Andrews Avenue on both sides, from Daly Street to High Street; and          

(iii)  agrees, for the Kai On High event, to approve for the period 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month from August 2017 to July 2018, a No Stopping At All Times parking restriction for Andrews Avenue on both sides, from Daly Street to High         Street.”



General Managers' Report (17/1043)

Report No. CDC2017/3/186 by the General Manager, Strategic Services


Speaking under public comment, Mr Dave Grant representing Petone Hockey Club (the Club) advised that due to the Club amalgamating with a Wellington city based women’s hockey club, it had formally resigned from Petone Sportsville as of 1 August 2017.

Speaking under public comment, Mr Chris Carter representing Petone Central Bowling Club (the Club) advised that at its recent Annual General Meeting, the Club had given an unanimous direction to resign from Petone Sportsville.

In response to a question from a member, Mr Carter advised that the Club considered it would be disadvantaged by the new plan by going into a joint building and having a smaller space than they currently occupied.

Speaking under public comment, Mr Wayne Smith, Chairman of Petone Rugby Football Club (the Club) advised that the Club’s Executive Committee had unanimously agreed to resign from Petone Sportsville as the project did not fit with the strategic vision of the Club.  He asked for assistance with the Club’s application for a lease at North Park.

Mayor Wallace advised he would arrange a meeting with Mr Smith to discuss the lease application.

Speaking under public comment, Mr Richard Teone from the Petone Rugby Football Club supported Mr Smith’s comments.

In response to questions from members, the General Manager, City Infrastructure advised he would follow up regarding plans to promote community use of the new pavilion area in Riddiford Gardens.

In response to questions from members, the General Manager, Community Services advised that currently $20,000 had been committed to complete an operational business plan for both the Petone and Wainuiomata Sportsvilles to address questions raised during the Annual Plan process.  He said no further funding had been committed until this work had been completed.  He stated that officers would not sign long term leases with Petone Central Bowling Club and Petone Rugby Club until such a time as a final decision was made on Petone Sportsville and North Park. 

Cr Cousins asked that photos of record be taken of the Stokes Valley Community House and archived.


Resolved:        (Deputy Mayor Bassett/Mayor Wallace)           Minute No. CDC 17303

“That the Committee:

(i)    notes the updates contained in the report;

(ii)   endorses the decision to demolish the Stokes Valley Community House; and

(iii)  notes the response contained in the officer’s report to questions from the committee regarding the Walter Nash Fitness Centre.”


7.       Information Items


Recognition of Council's efforts in the North East (17/1036)

Memorandum dated 3 July 2017 by the General Manager, Community Services


Speaking under public comment, Mr Roger Wood from Sport New Zealand provided an overview of the active communities work in the youth space undertaken in the North East.  He advised that the North East Pathways project had made a positive impact on Avalon Intermediate School and Taita College in both increased academic achievement and roll numbers.

Speaking under public comment, Mr Ian Hastie, Principal of Avalon Intermediate School thanked Council for identifying and supporting the North East area.  He informed members about the Taka Trust’s (Te Awakairangi Access Trust) work to provide children in the North East with access to Wifi and devices to take home. 

The General Manager, Community Services elaborated on the report.  He acknowledged the partners and officers involved in the three projects.  He advised that while Council was not a winner at the Beyond Sport Global Awards, it was an honour to be a finalist. 

The Chair congratulated the General Manager, Community Services and his team for their outstanding work and the recognition received.


Resolved:    (Deputy Mayor Bassett/Mayor Wallace)    Minute No. CDC 17304

“That the Committee receives the report.”


City Development Committee Work Programme (17/1103)

Report No. CDC2017/3/107 by the Senior Committee Advisor


Resolved:    (Deputy Mayor Bassett/Mayor Wallace)          Minute No. CDC 17305

“That the work programme be received.”

8.       QUESTIONS   

There were no questions.


There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 7.04pm.




Deputy Mayor D Bassett


CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 15th day of August 2017