1                                                24 April 2018



Minutes of an Extraordinary meeting of The Hutt City Council held in the
 Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 commencing at 5.30pm



 PRESENT:                       Mayor WR Wallace (Chair)

Cr G Barratt                                             Cr C Barry

Deputy Mayor D Bassett                         Cr L Bridson

Cr MJ Cousins                                          Cr S Edwards
Cr T Lewis                                                Cr M Lulich   
Cr G McDonald                                       Cr C Milne                             


APOLOGIES:                  Crs Briggs and Sutton


IN ATTENDANCE:       Mr T Stallinger, Chief Executive

Ms K Kelly, General Manager, City Transformation  

Mr B Kibblewhite, General Manager, Corporate Services

Mr M Reid, General Manager, City and Community Services

Mr L Allott, Chief Information Officer

Mr B Hodgins, Divisional Manager, Parks and Gardens

Mr J Gloag, Divisional Manager Transport (part meeting)

Mr D Simmons, Traffic Asset Manager (part meeting)

Mr G Craig, Divisional Manager City Growth

Ms L Dalby, Senior Communications Advisor

Ms K Stannard, Divisional Manager, Democratic Services  

Mrs H Clegg, Minute Taker







1.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved: (Mayor Wallace/Deputy Mayor Bassett)                 Minute No. C 18201(3)

“That the apologies received from Crs J Briggs and L Sutton be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”


Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.


Deputy Mayor declared a conflict of interest in relation to item 4.

4.         4.

Rights of Way - Avalon Development (18/639)

Report No. HCC2018/2/63 by the Divisional Manager, Parks and Gardens


Deputy Mayor Bassett declared a confict of interest and took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

The Divisional Manager, Parks and Gardens elaborated on the report.  He explained that the recommendations contained in the officer’s report were procedural matters required to expedite the development plan.  He added that the portion of Park Road would be vested later as legal road. 

Mayor Wallace explained the opportunities for a new development at Avalon Park.


Resolved(Mayor Wallace/Cr Barratt)                             Minute No. C 18202(3)

“That Council:


(i)    grants, in accordance with section 48 of the Reserves Act 1977, rights of way over Lot 4 in favour of Lots 1-3 and 5 as shown on the attached draft subdivision title plan LT 518424, being a section of the internal road at the northern end of Avalon Park; and


(ii)   consents as landowner and administrator of the Reserve, once LT Plan 518424 has been deposited and new titles issued, to Lot 4 being gazetted as legal road under s114 Public Works Act 1981 (Lot 4 being a section of the internal formed road at the northern end of Avalon Park).”



Waddington Drive Local Area Traffic Management Scheme (18/580)

Report No. HCC2018/2/121 by the Traffic Asset Manager


Speaking under public comment, Mr Jim Kerr, resident of Waddington Drive, advised that he had attended the public meetings regarding the issue and had sent feedback to the Traffic Asset Manager.  Mr Kerr expressed concern with the high number of speed humps proposed (13 over a 1.1km stretch of road).  He agreed with the raised pedestrian crossing and the speed humps proposed close to it.  He believed the high number of speed bumps proposed was not favourable to good driving.

In response to questions from members, Mr Kerr advised he had not read the officer’s report and that he would support six speed bumps rather than 13.  He understood there may be increased traffic noise from speed bumps due to braking and acceleration.  He requested the speed signs proposed at the corner be reduced to 40kms rather than 45kms, as he believed traffic would not safely be able to travel at 45kms due to the speed humps.  He further requested that the Police be involved in traffic controlling measures, including installation of a temporary speed camera.  He believed the entire proposal was based on outdated traffic data.

The Traffic Asset Manager elaborated on the report. 

In response to questions from members, the Traffic Asset Manager advised that speed signs would not be installed at the subject cornerHe clarified no traffic calming measures were proposed for Cole Street and that the area would be closely monitored over the next six months to assess the effectiveness of the proposed measures.   

In response to further questions from members, the Traffic Asset Manager explained a second pedestrian crossing close to the Laura Fergusson Home (‘the Home’) would be investigated later in the year.  He advised the proposed speed hump close to the Home had been removed after the Home’s concerns were found to be valid.  He believed the speed humps would not impinge on the ability of emergency vehicles to respond to emergencies.

Members expressed support for the proposal which would improve traffic safety and expressed satisfaction that six month monitoring would occur. 

Mayor Wallace requested officers to work closely with Eastern Ward Councillors on the issue.  He noted that officers regularly liaise with Police concerning traffic safety measures.


Resolved:   (Mayor Wallace/Cr Bridson)                           Minute No. C 18203(3)

“That Council:

(i)    approves the installation of speed cushions and speed humps as shown in Appendix 4;

(ii)   approves the installation of a Zebra pedestrian crossing as shown in Appendix 4; and

(iii)  approves the installation of No Stopping At All Times Restrictions as shown in Appendix 4.”

For the reason that the proposed scheme will reduce vehicle operating speeds in the street, improving the road safety level of service for all road users and improve safety for vulnerable road users in the vicinity of the proposed pedestrian crossing.


Greater Wellington Regional Council's Proposed Remit on Climate Change Investment Issues (18/525)

Report No. HCC2018/2/40 by the Divisional Manager, Democratic Services


Cr Bridson elaborated on the memorandum. 

Cr Milne expressed concern that Greater Wellington Regional Council (‘GWRC’) was becoming involved in work outside of its core business.  He noted that given the proposed GWRC rates rise, it should be focussing on core business.

Cr Bridson stated that Climate Change may not been seen as core business although it had the potential to affect communities.  She stated that the four wellbeings of the Local Government Act (social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities) were being restored later in the year.


Resolved(Cr Bridson/Cr McDonald)                               Minute No. C 18204(3)

“That Council:


(i)    notes the proposed remit from Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to Local Government New Zealand attached as Appendix 1 to the memorandum;


(ii)   notes the background information and research relating to the proposed remit from GWRC attached as Appendix 2 to the memorandum;


(iii)  notes the additional questions and answers from GWRC attached as Appendix 3 to the memorandum; and


(iv)  supports the proposed remit from GWRC.”


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


7.       QUESTIONS   

          There were no questions.


Resolved(Mayor Wallace/Deputy Mayor Bassett)              Minute No. C 18205(3)

 “That the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely:   




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 are as follows:




General subject of the matter to be considered.




 Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter.



Ground under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution.


Consideration of Matters Relating to Council's Strategic Property Portfolio.

The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities (s7(2)(h)).


The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations) (s7(2)(i)).

That the public conduct of the relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exist.”



Resolved: (Mayor Wallace/Deputy Mayor Bassett)          Minute No. C 18206(3)

“That Mr Craig Walton, Chief Executive from Urban Plus Ltd and Mr Daniel Moriarty, Senior Development Manager from Urban Plus Ltd  be permitted to remain after the public during consideration of the item as they have knowledge of the matter to be discussed that will assist Council in relation to this item.”


There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 6.12pm and the non-public portion of the meeting closed at 7pm.





WR Wallace




CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 22nd day of May 2018