2                                                  12 May 2020

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Regulatory Committee

 

Minutes of a meeting to be held via ZOOM

 on

 Tuesday 12 May 2020 commencing at 2.00pm

 

 

PRESENT:

Cr A Mitchell (Chair)

Mayor C Barry

(via audiovisual link)

Cr J Briggs

Cr K Brown (part meeting)

 

Cr B Dyer

Cr S Edwards

 

Cr S Rasheed

Cr S Rasheed

 

Cr L Sutton

 

 

APOLOGY:                     Cr D Hislop

 

IN ATTENDANCE:        Deputy Mayor Lewis

(via audiovisual link)       Ms J Miller, Chief Executive

                                          Ms A Blackshaw, Acting General Manager, City and Community Services

Ms H Oram, Acting General Manager, City Transformation  

Mr D Simmons, Traffic Asset Manager

Ms T Malki, Traffic Engineer

Ms K Stannard, Head of Democratic Services

Ms H Clegg, Minute Taker

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

1.       APOLOGIES 

          The Chair advised that Cr Hislop had applied for leave from the meeting due to family illness.

Resolved(Cr Mitchell/Cr Brown                                      Minute No. RC 20301

“That the apology received from Cr D Hislop be accepted and leave of absence be granted .”

2.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.      

3.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS        

          There were no conflict of interest declarations.

4.

Proposed New Private Street Name: Subdivision of 20A Bauchop Road and 28 Freyberg Street, Waterloo (20/155)

Report No. RC2020/3/90 by the Traffic Engineer

 

The Traffic Engineer elaborated on the report.

Cr Brown left the meeting at 2.25pm.

In response to a question from a member, the Traffic Engineer confirmed officers had not investigated appropriate Returned Service personnel names,  She also confirmed that as the street was a private road, no formal consultation was required.

Deputy Mayor Lewis explained that the great, great grandson of Te Puni, Eruera Love, had strong links to the area and was a Returned Serviceman having served with the Maori Batallion.  She suggested Mr Love’s name be considered out of respect for the area and iwi.  She acknowledged LINZ approval would need to be sought for naming the street Eruera Love Lane.  She further suggested a backup name of Eruera Lane or Love Lane.  She noted the family’s preference would be for the full name to be used but would accept either the first or surname being considered

Cr Dyer, Cr Briggs and Mayor Barry expressed support for Deputy Mayor Lewis’s suggestion.  Cr Brigg’s advised that his preference was for Eruera Lane.

Cr Sutton supported Eruera Love Lane and suggested the backup name be Ed Perry Lane.

Cr Shaw supported the name Ed Perry due to his significant contribution to the city.  She expressed concern with the name Love Lane.

The motion was taken in parts.  Parts (i)-(v) were declared CARRIED on the voices.

 

Resolved(Cr Mitchell/Cr Edwards)                                 Minute No. RC 20302

“That the Committee:

 

(i)      approves the name for the new private road in the new Subdivision of 20A        Bauchop Road and 28 Freyberg Street, Waterloo, attached as Appendix 1 to the report, as Eruera Love Lane, Love Lane or Eruera Lane subject to approval from LINZ;

 

(ii)     approves an appropriate back up road name for the selected option of (i) as Poppy Lane;

 

(iii)    asks officers to add the name “Ed Perry” to the Reserved Street Name list when considering any UrbanPlus Ltd developments;

 

(iv)    approves the appropriate road type (as permitted by the New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4819:2011) as shown attached as Appendix 3 to the report; and

 

(v)     asks officers to investigate a method of increasing the number of potential  street names on the Reserved Street Name list.” 

Cr Brown rejoined the meeting at 2.35pm.

5.

Proposed Private Street Name: Subdivision of 48-50 Mills Street, Boulcott (20/349)

Report No. RC2020/3/91 by the Traffic Engineer

 

The Traffic Engineer elaborated on the report.  She added that LINZ had approved Te Aro o or Te Ara as an acceptable road type classification.

The Chair foreshadowed two additional names to be considered for the private street.  He outlined the history of the Maraenuku Pa.  He added its proximity to the subdivision would make it an ideal street name.  He also gave a brief history of Hemi Topine Te Mamaku, acknowledging the name could be shortened to Te Mamaku.

The Traffic Engineer advised LINZ approval had been sought for the name Te Mamaku, but that the application was still being processed by LINZ.

Cr Edwards expressed support for the name Te Ara o Maraenuku.

The Traffic Asset Manager suggested members approve both Te Ara and Te Ara o, to ensure correct naming was achieved.  She highlighted that officers would consult with iwi as to the correct protocol.

In response to a question from a member, the Traffic Engineer reiterated that formal consultation was not required as the name was for a private road.  She noted that local iwi had been advised of the proposed name Maraenuku but no response had been received to date.

The Traffic Asset Manager confirmed Maraenuku had already received LINZ approval and that a backup name was not required.

 

Resolved(Cr Mitchell/Cr Briggs)                                     Minute No. RC 20303

“That the Committee:

 

(i)    approves the name for the new private road in the new Subdivision of 48-50 Mills Street, Boulcott attached as Appendix 1 to the report, as Te Ara o Maraenuku

    

(ii)   approves an appropriate road type (as permitted by the New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4819:2011) as shown attached as Appendix 3 to the report; and

 

(iii) asks officers to add the name Te Mamaku to the reserved street name for Boulcoutt (as a shorter version of Hemi Topine Te Mamaku).”

 

6.

Proposed New Street Names: Subdivision of 1041A High Street, Avalon (20/364)

Report No. RC2020/3/92 by the Traffic Engineer

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Peter Whittington advised that consultation with iwi, a local historian and the local residents had been completed.  He highlighted that all had strongly supported the proposed street name of Motutawa.

 

Speaking under public comment, Mrs Barbara Whittington agreed with the proposed street name of Motutawa.  She expressed concern that she had not received notification of the meeting.

 

In response to a question from a member, Mrs Whittington believed van Baarle Place would not fit with the theme of other street names in the area.  She pointed out the van Baarle family already had other streets named after them.  She expressed preference for the private road name to be Tarata Lane.

 

The Chair read out a statement on behalf of Ms Sharon Hendry: “Firstly thanks to Brady Dyer for increasing the transparency of council meetings and agenda on social media giving those concerned the opportunity to attend and submit objections to the proposed naming of development at 1041a High Street back 8 March.  And to the council committee that listened to our concerns, deferred the decision and enabled community consultation prior to confirming naming the lane and way at 1041a High Street.  The proposed names now reflect the heritage of Avalon which I fully support.”

The Traffic Engineer elaborated on the report. 

In response to a question from a member, the Traffic Engineer advised it was normal practice to advise submitters of the meeting.  She noted that in this case, consultation had been carried out by another Council division and regretfully feedback to the submitters had not occurred.

Cr Edwards supported using a Maori name (Te Ara o Motutawa) for the public road with the developer’s name being used for the private road.  He believed that the developer and his family had contributed greatly to the city and deserved to be recognised with a street named after them. 

Cr Rasheed expressed support with Cr Edwards comments.  She added that she enjoyed learning of the history of the van Baarle family.  She considered having both Maori and European names for the streets reflected the diversity of the city.

In response to a question from a member, the Traffic Asset Manager advised the developer had been part of the discussions to name the public road after their family but was not involved with the naming proposal for the private road.

Cr Dyer expressed support for  Cr Edwards’ comments adding that the final decision could be subject to family approval.

Cr Briggs supported having the Maori name for the public road.  He expressed his preference for a Maori name for the private road.

Deputy Mayor Lewis expressed support for Cr Edwards’ comments.

Cr Brown supported Te Ara o Motutawa for naming of the public road and using another Maori name for the private road.

The motion was taken in parts. 

 

Resolved:  (Cr Mitchell/Cr Briggs)                                     Minute No. RC 20304

“That the Committee approves a new street name for the new Public Road (1) attached as Appendix 1 to the report, as Te Ara o Motutawa.”

 

Resolved(Cr Edwards/Cr Sutton)                                   Minute No. RC 20305

“That the Committee:

(i)       approves a new street name for the new Private Road (2)  attached as Appendix 1 to the report, as van Baarle Place subject to family approval;

 

(ii)     approves an appropriate back up road name for part (i) above as Tarata Lane above; and

 

(iii)   approves the appropriate road type for each street (as permitted by the New Zealand Standard As/NZS  4819:2011) as shown attached as Appendix 4 to the report.”

7.       QUESTIONS   

       There were no questions.

 

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 3.12pm.

 

 

 

Cr A Mitchell

CHAIR

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 26th day of May 2020