2                                                 23 April 2018



District Plan Committee


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

 Monday 23 April 2018 commencing at 5.30pm



 PRESENT:                       Cr L Bridson (Chair)                    Cr MJ Cousins            (Deputy Chair)

Cr C Barry (from 5.37pm                        Cr S Edwards

      Cr T Lewis


APOLOGIES:                  Apologies were received from Cr Milne and Cr Briggs. An apology for lateness was received from Cr Barry.


IN ATTENDANCE:       Ms K Kelly, General Manager, City Transformation  

Mr B Kibblewhite, General Manager, Corporate Services

Mr A Cumming, Divisional Manager District Plan

Ms K Stannard, Divisional Manager Democratic Services (Part Meeting)

Ms C Tessendorf, Senior Environmental Policy Analyst

Mr J Hoyle, Communications and Marketing Advisor

Ms S Haniel, Committee Advisor









Karakia Timatanga

A karakia timatanga was said to open the meeting.

2.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved: (Cr Bridson/Cr Lewis)                                        Minute No. DPC 18201

"That the apologies received from Crs Milne and Briggs, and the apology for lateness received from Cr Barry be accepted and leave of absence be granted."


Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.      


There were no conflict of interest declarations.    

5.       Information Item

District Plan Update (18/311)

Report No. DPC2018/2/50 by the Divisional Manager District Plan

Speaking under public comment, Mr M Shierlaw said that people had uncertainty about how Proposed Plan Change 46 (PPC46), Ecology and Landscapes, would affect their properties.  He requested that members let residents know the level of landscape or ecology they would be affected by. He suggested a new process for submissions for Proposed Plan Change 43 (PPC43), Residential and Suburban Mixed Use.  Namely that an additional report with the further submissions go to the Committee for a decision to be made on whether PPC43 would go to a hearing or be withdrawn.

Cr Barry joined the meeting at 5.37pm.

The Divisional Manager District Plan elaborated on the report.  He added that officers currently had approximately 100 site visits to undertake for PPC46, and that is likely to grow.  In response to Mr Shierlaw’s suggestion for an altered process for PPC43, he said that Council had received submissions both supporting and opposing the proposal.  Furthermore submitters had an expectation of a right to be heard at a hearing.  Therefore, he did not recommend changing the process so that the Committee could withdraw the hearing.

In response to questions from members, the Divisional Manager District Plan said that officers were talking with Greater Wellington Regional Council and refining the ecological boundaries for PPC46.  Land owners had presented a variety of views about the plan change, some supported it and others opposed it.  He further said that officers would be in a position to put out a definite time line by 2019. He added that the Proposed Natural Resources Plan was responsible for providing protections for fish breeding sites in the Waiwhetu Stream.

In response to a question from a member, the Senior Environmental Policy Analyst said that PPC46 would take immediate effect once it was notified because it was an Ecological Plan Change.  Therefore officers were working with external stakeholders to improve accuracy prior to notification.

Resolved: (Cr Bridson/Cr Cousins)                           Minute No. DPC 18202

“That the report be noted and received.”

6.       QUESTIONS

There were no questions.


CLOSING FORMALITIES - Karakia Whakamutunga (18/313)

A karakia whakamutunga was said to close the meeting.



There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 5.55 pm.








Cr L Bridson







CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 22nd day of May 2018