Community Plan Committee
Report of a meeting held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road,
Lower Hutt on
Wednesday 16 May 2018 commencing at 9.30am and reconvening on
Thursday 17 May 2018 commencing at 9.30am
PRESENT: Mayor WR Wallace (Chair)
Cr G Barratt Cr C Barry (On 16 May, and from
11.29am on 17 May)
Deputy Mayor D Bassett Cr L Bridson
Cr J Briggs Cr MJ Cousins
Cr S Edwards Cr T Lewis
Cr M Lulich Cr G McDonald
Cr L Sutton
APOLOGIES: An apology was received from Cr Milne.
IN ATTENDANCE: Mr T Stallinger, Chief Executive (part meeting)
Mr L Allott, Chief Information Officer
Ms K Kelly, General Manager, City Transformation
Mr B Kibblewhite, General Manager, Corporate Services
Mr M Reid, General Manager, City and Community Services (part meeting)
Ms J Askin, Corporate Planner
Mr D Newth, Financial Accounting Manager (part meeting)
Mr G Craig, Divisional Manager, City Growth (part meeting)
Ms W Moore, Divisional Manager, Strategy and Planning (part meeting)
Mr M Sherwood, Divisional Manager, Leisure Active (part meeting)
Mr S Keatley, Huia Pool & Fitness Manager (part meeting)
Ms C Christensen, CBD Development Manager (part meeting)
Mr P Maaka, Urban Design Manager (part meeting)
Ms L Dalby, Senior Communications Advisor (part meeting)
Ms C Steed, Divisional Manager, Promotions and Events (part meeting)
Ms S Beath-Croft, Environmental Sustainability Advisor (part meeting)
Mr J Gloag, Divisional Manager, Transport (part meeting)
Mr D Simmons, Traffic Asset Manager (part meeting)
Mr J Lamb, City Promotion Manager
Ms O Miller, Policy Advisor (part meeting)
Mr H Shafiee, Economist/Senior Policy Advisor (part meeting)
Ms A Andrews, Kaitakawaenga Kaupapa Māori (part meeting)
Ms R Meek, Administrative Support Officer
Ms J Randall, Committee Advisor (part meeting)
Ms S Haniel, Committee Advisor (part meeting)
Ms D Male, Committee Advisor (part meeting)
Ms H Clegg, Minute Taker (part meeting)
Hearing of Submissions on the Draft Long Term Plan (18/799)
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Mr Simon Fleisher presented submission DAP18/5.
Mr Max Shierlaw presented submission DAP18/25.
Mr Wirangi Luke and Mr Star Olsen presented submission DAP18/1.
Mr Andrew Fuller presented submission DAP18/108.
Mr Nathaniel Janke-Gilman representing Changing Places NZ presented submission DAP18/86.
Mr Kris Richards and Mr Reagan Wood representing Baseball New Zealand and the Wellington Baseball Association presented submission DAP18/52.
The following action points were agreed:
DAP18/5 - Members agreed that officers would provide an update on Emergency Management and Civil Defence including preparedness and community resilience with particular regard to transport links and electricity.
Members agreed that officers would facilitate a workshop with Wellington Electricity to update Councillors on investment in Lower Hutt.
DAP18/25 – Members agreed that officers would provide an update on modelling to reduce traffic issues near Kmart in Petone.
DAP18/1 - Members agreed that officers would report back on the viability of completing the shell of the Te Whiti Park Sporting Hub.
DAP18/86 – Members agreed that officers would report back on opportunities for disabled toilets and changing facilities.
DAP18/108 – Members agreed that officers would report back on the environmental impacts of 4K LED streetlights, options for the way they are used and other lighting options.
DAP18/52– Members agreed that officers would report back on options for Baseball New Zealand and the Wellington Baseball Association regarding space for a national baseball facility.
The meeting adjourned at 10.44am and reconvened at 11.00am.
Ms Sylvia Allan representing Petone Historical Society Incoporated presented submission DAP18/125.
Mr Chris Canton representing The Stop Out Sports Club presented submission DAP18/60.
Mr John Sheehan representing Hutt Old Boys Marist Football Rugby Club presented submission DAP18/142.
Mr Phil Gibbons on behalf of Sport Wellington presented submission DAP18/83.
Mr Colin Stone on behalf of Sport New Zealand presented submission DAP18/145.
Mr Chris Norton representing Keep Lower Hutt Beautiful (KLHB) presented submission DAP18/104.
In response to questions from members, Mr Norton said that KLHB was asking for $40,000 per year for the next three years to increase the number of trees in accordance with Council’s Urban Forest Plan. In addition, KLHB was asking for $54,891 over three years for community focused projects, as outlined on page two of its submission.
Ms Virginia Horrocks, Chair, representing Eastbourne Community Board presented submission DAP18/93. She queried whether the date of 2038 for climate change funding was correct in the Annual Plan Consultation Document.
Mayor Wallace asked officers to confirm the accuracy of the date for climate change funding.
Mr Graeme Hall representing Great Harbour Way/Te Aranui o Poneke Trust presented submissions DAP18/151 and DAP18/173.
Ms Jo Clendon representing Hutt City Council Walking and Cycling Reference Group presented submission DAP18/109.
Mr Jean Clendon representing The Hutt Cycle Network presented submission DAP18/138.
The meeting adjourned at 12.46pm and reconvened at 1.30pm.
Ms Sue Lafrentz presented submission DAP18/30.
Mr Alan Sainsbury representing Citizens Advice Bureau presented submission DAP18/161.
Mr Antony Maddock presented submission DAP18/49.
Ms Constance Gervasi presented submission DAP18/46.
Deputy Mayor Bassett agreed to pass on the contact details for Council’s Reserves Planner to the submitter in relation to adult exercise equipment at Avalon Park.
Mr Paul Caygill representing the Normandale Resident’s Association presented submission DAP18/50.
Mr Ted Heslin representing the Eastern Community Panel presented submission DAP18/101.
Mr Max Shierlaw representing Maungaraki Community Association presented submission DAP18/116.
Mr Mario Volk representing Naenae Soccer Club Incorporated presented submission DAP18/67.
Mayor Wallace confirmed that a report would be requested from officers in relation to Naenae Park.
Mr Marcel Wratt representing Naenae Old Boys Cricket Club presented submission DAP18/106.
Ms Hellen Swales and Ms Leonie Dodds representing the Jackson Street Programme Incorporated presented submission DAP18/156.
Mayor Wallace agreed that the Jackson Street Programme would be involved in discussions related to roadworks along Jackson Street with Council’s Divisional Manager, Transport.
Ms Muriel Tunoho and Mr Archie Kerr representing Hutt Union and Community Health Service and Living Wage Hutt Valley presented submission DAP18/70 and DAP18/79.
Ms Colleen Dunne presented submission DAP18/148.
The following action points were agreed:
DAP18/161 - Members agreed that officers would review options for the Citizens Advice Bureau to be based in City libraries.
DAP18/101 - Members agreed that officers would report back on Naenae Park and also on Hillary Court playground.
Members agreed that officers would report back on the condition and maintenance audit of Council playgrounds in Lower Hutt, to include the forecast deficit, maintenance budget and list of the 10 newest playgrounds.
DAP18/116 – Members agreed that officers would provide an update on the Dowse Drive Reserve recent works and costings for any consequential works.
The meeting adjourned at 3.48pm and reconvened at 4.00pm.
Cr Prue Lamason and Cr David Ogden representing Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) presented submission DAP18/171.
Mayor Wallace thanked GWRC for its submission. He advised that an upcoming Councillor workshop concerning the Riverlink Project would clarify points of uncertainty regarding the project.
Mr Quentin Duthie presented submission DAP18/58.
Members agreed that officers would report on the status of the upgrading works on footpaths in parts of Hill Road.
Mr Mike Fisher and Ms Karen Yung representing Petone Community Board presented submission DAP18/61.
Mayor Wallace advised that reports had been requested from officers concerning traffic issues around the Kmart intersection in Petone.
Ms Penny Hargraves and Cr Ken Laban representing Wainuiomata Sportsville presented submission DAP18/162.
Ms Julie Haggie representing Korokoro Environmental Group presented submission DAP18/127.
Ms Ngaire Lambourn presented submission DAP18/157.
Members agreed that officers would report back on the flooding issue and potential for expanding the Moera Library building.
Mr Trib Shrestha representing Hutt Multicultural Council (HMC) presented submission DAP18/164.
Mr Ellen Blake representing Living Street Aotearoa presented submission DAP18/128.
The meeting adjourned at 5.25pm and reconvened at 6.00pm.
Bridget Allan, Dr Stephen Palmer and Dr Hans Snoek representing Regional Public Health and Te Awakairangi Health Network presented submission DAP18/130.
Dr Stephen Palmer and Peter Bush representing Regional Public Health presented submission DAP18/152.
Mr Chris Hay presented submission DAP18/72.
Ms Alexa Masina representing The Accessibility and Inclusivenss Plan Subcommittee provided a written statement for submission DAP18/82. Cr Barratt read the statement out to members.
Mr Matt Young and Mr Sam Cooper on behalf of Willow Bailey and Youth Council presented submission DAP18/176.
Ms Lisa Jones representing Capital Football presented submission DAP18/54.
Mayor Wallace undertook to investigate the relationship between all parties and agreed Capital Football should be consulted when the contract with the grounds maintenance contractor was renegotiated.
Ms Katie Brown, Ms Keri Brown and others presented submission DAP18/144 and submission DAP18/139.
Mayor Wallace invited Ms Brown to the Homelessness and Emergency and Transitional Housing Workshop scheduled for 21 May 2018.
The meeting adjourned at 7.26pm and reconvened at 7.30pm.
Mr David Syms, Darren Sears and supporters representing Hutt Valley Gymnastics presented submission DAP18/74.
The meeting adjourned at 7.41pm.
Thursday 17 May 2018 9.30am
Apologies were been received from Cr Milne and Cr Barry for late arrival and from Deputy Mayor Bassett for early departure.
Mr Gregory Rzesniowecki presented submission DAP18/2.
Mayor Wallace agreed to contact Mr Rzesniowecki to provide contact details for Local Government New Zealand.
Ms Tracy Coleman representing the Western Ward Community Panel presented submission DAP18/115.
Mr Arron Cox representing Generation Zero presented submission DAP18/191.
Ms Lucy Moore and others representing Te Awakairangi Health Network presented submission DAP18/175.
Mr Andrew Leslie representing New Zealand Recreation Association presented submission DAP18/189.
Ms Alison Black representing Youth Inspire presented submission DAP18/167.
Ms Carolyn Roper presented submission DAP18/183.
Ms Barbara Hay representing Stokes Valley Community House Incorporated presented submission DAP18/98.
The meeting adjourned at 11.05am and reconvened at 11.19am
Mr Chris Hay, Ms Jo Clendon and Ms Prabha Ravi representing the Central Community Panel presented submission DAP18/95.
Cr Barry joined the meeting at 11.29am.
Mr Neville Hyde representing Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce (HVCC) and Industry Incorporated presented submission DAP18/141.
Mr Hyde agreed to provide Council with details of a HVCC survey to support Council’s position on proposed flood protection charges.
Mr Norman Wilkins and Ms Trish McBride representing St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church presented submission DAP18/118.
Mr Michael Gray presented submission DAP18/90.
Mayor Wallace agreed to invite Mr Gray and the Southern High Street Rejuvenation Group to a workshop to discuss rejuvenation of the area.
Ms Deb Robinson representing Te Whare Tane – House for Men presented submission DAP18/172.
Ms Sandy Nimmo representing the Rimutaka Inline Hockey Club presented submission DAP18/160.
Mr Richard Sinnott, Chair, representing Wainuiomata Community Board presented submission DAP18/174.
Mayor Wallace said he would welcome an initiative from the Board to canvass its residents on options for the swimmming pool and the development of Northern Wainuiomata. He said he would be pleased if the Board could submit on the 2019 Annual Plan with firm views from its community.
Mr Kara Puketapu-Dentice representing Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o te Ika presented submission DAP18/192
The meeting adjourned at 12.55pm and reconvened 1.30pm.
Ms Elle Abel presented submission DAP18/166.
Mayor Wallace advised that officers had been asked to report back on the provision of a change table at Strand Court, Wainuiomata and review wifi for the shopping area.
Ms Nikki Wynne representing Love Wainuiomata presented submission DAP18/92.
In response to a question from a member, Ms Wynne confirmed they would work with officers to share their positive community engagement model.
Mr Ian Dopson presented submission DAP18/94.
Mayor Wallace asked the Eastern Ward Councillors to arrange to meet with Mr Dopson to further discuss issues in the Naenae area, which included merits of establishing a fruit and vegetable market.
Mr Mike Fisher and Mr John Doley representing Petone 2040 presented submission DAP18/147.
Ms Rachel Carr representing Wellington Free Ambulance presented submission DAP18/119.
Dr David and Ms Marion Leighton representing Doctors for Active, Safe Transport (DAST) presented submission DAP18/182.
Deputy Mayor Bassett left the meeting at 2.04pm.
Ms Merran Bakker presented submission DAP18/97.
Ms Dana Carter representing the Toimata Foundation presented submission DAP18/149.
Cr Barratt agreed to contact the Toimata Foundation to invite them to a Community Services Committee meeting.
Apologies were received from Ms Laura Skilton (DAP18/84) who was unable to attend the meeting. Notes were circulated for members to read.
The meeting adjourned at 2.26pm and reconvened at 2.51pm.
Mr Joseph Wyse presented submission DAP18/185.
Mayor Wallace advised that he had asked officers for a report on homelessness in the City.
Ms Julie Englebretsen representing NZEI Te Riu Roa – Hutt Valley Branch presented submission DAP18/169.
Ms Margaret Willard and Ms Annie Reilly representing Wainuiomata Art Exhibition Steering Committee presented submission DAP18/123.
Ms Michelle Ducat presented submission DAP18/177.
Deputy Mayor Bassett rejoined the meeting at 3.35pm.
Mr Gary Baird, Mr Shane Jackson and Mr Warrick Wyatt representing Hutt Valley Tennis presented submission DAP18/136.
Mayor Wallace advised that he has asked officers for a report on Hutt Valley Tennis.
Mr Steve Fluety representing Wainuiomata Trail Project (WTP) presented submissions DAP18/107 & DAP18/105.
Mr Kevin Goldsbury representing Ignite Sport presented submission DAP18/168.
Ms Lorraine Dick representing Moera Community House Incorporated presented submission DAP18/126.
Ms Margot Fry and Ms Julie Sylvester representing Wainui Rural Association presented submission DAP18/195.
Mayor Wallace advised that officers were reviewing the scope of work and confirmed a letter would sent out to the community shortly.
Ms Ginny Anderson Labour MP Hutt South presented submission DAP18/57.
Mayor Wallace invited Ms Anderson MP to the Homelessness and Emergency and Transitional Housing workshop scheduled for 21 May 2018.
Mr Chris Norton and Ms Libby Wilson representing Team Naenae Trust presented submission DAP18/135.
Mayor Wallace asked the Eastern Ward Councillors to liase with Ms Wakefield and report back to Council in due course.
Ms Katie Terris, Mr Glen Todd and Ms Julie Thompson representing Volunteer Wellington presented submission DAP 18/196.
The following action points were agreed:
DAP18/171 - Members agreed that officers would report on Riverlink funds and allocation;
DAP18/58– Members agreed that officers would report back on Hill Road pathway issue;
DAP18/157 and DAP18/126 - Members agreed that officers would report back on the flooding issue and potential for expanding the Moera Library building;
DAP18/74– Members agreed that officers would review additional fund information on gymsports;
DAP18/164 – Members agreed that officers would report on multicultural events vs other events across the city and sustainability;
Members agreed that officers would organise a sustainability and resilience workshop;
DAP18/115 - Members agreed that officers would provide information on Western Hills Walkways;
DAP18/191 - Members agreed that officers would report on the Zero Carbon Act;
DAP18/175 - Members agreed that officers would review a Te Awa Kairangi policy or strategy with health provider food vendors;
Members agreed that officers would provide a Wharfs update;
DAP18/98 - Members agreed that officers would provide information on options for an outdoor basketball court and hoops at Stokes Valley Hub;
Update on Te Whare Tane project;
DAP18/166 - Members agreed that officers would officers to report back on the provision of a change table at Strand Court, Wainuiomata and review wifi for the shopping area.
DAP18/149– Members agreed that officers would officers to provide an update on enviroschools and sustainability;
DAP18/149 - Members agreed that officers would invite Toimata Foundation to present to Council’s Community Services Committee on enviroschools;
DAP18/136 - Members agreed that officers would provide an update regarding Hutt Valley Tennis;
DAP18/107 and 105 WTP - Members agreed that officers would report on the Wainuiomata Bike Park project.
DAP18/168 - Members agreed that officers would report on Bell Park upgrade.
DAP18/177– Members agreed that officers provide information on emission targets.
Members agreed that officers would report on P2040.
There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 5.30pm.
Mayor WR Wallace
CONFIRMED as a true and correct record
Dated this 24th day of July 2018