2                                       29 September 2020

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

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

 Tuesday 29 September 2020 commencing at 2.00pm

 

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor C Barry (Chair)

Deputy Mayor T Lewis

 

Cr D Bassett (from 2.03pm)

Cr J Briggs

 

Cr K Brown

Cr B Dyer

 

Cr S Edwards

Cr D Hislop

 

Cr C Milne

Cr A Mitchell

 

Cr N Shaw

Cr L Sutton

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES:                  Cr S Rasheed

 

IN ATTENDANCE:       Ms J Miller, Chief Executive

Ms A Blackshaw, Director Neighbourhoods & Communities

Ms H Oram, Director Environment & Sustainability

Ms A Welanyk, Director Transformation & Resources

Mr K Puketapu-Dentice, Director Economy & Development  

Mr M Boggs, Director Strategy & Engagement

Mr B Cato, Chief Legal Officer

Mr D Simmons, Traffic Asset Manager (part meeting)

Mr J Scherzer, Sustainability & Resilience Manager (part meeting)

Mr D Burt, Senior Advisor Sustainability & Resilience (part meeting)

Ms K Stannard, Head of Democratic Services (part meeting)

Ms J Stevens, Consultant (part meeting)

Ms K Glanville, Senior Democracy Advisor

Ms H Clegg, Minute Taker

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

1.       OPENING FORMALITIES - Karakia Timatanga 

Kia hora te marino

Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana

He huarahi mā tātou i te rangi nei

Aroha atu, aroha mai

Tātou i a tātou katoa

Hui e Tāiki e!

May peace be wide spread

May the sea be like greenstone

A pathway for us all this day

Let us show respect for each other

For one another

Bind us together!

 

Cr Bassett joined the meeting at 2.03pm.

 

 

2.       APOLOGIES 

          Resolved:      (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)        Minute No. C 20501(3)

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

3.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.

 

 

4.

Mayoral Statement

Mayor Barry read out his Mayoral Statement attached as pages 21-22 to the minutes.

 

5.

Chief Executive's Statement

There was no Chief Executive’s Statement.

      

6.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS

          Cr Brown declared a conflict of interest in Items 7b) (4(i) Letter of Expectation to UrbanPlus Limited for its Statement of Intent 2019/20 and Item 8d) Appointment of Directors – UrbanPlus Limited.  She took no part in the discussion or voting on the mattters.

7.       Committee Minutes with Recommended Items

a)      Traffic Subcommittee

 

1 September 2020

 

 

Resolved:       (Cr Sutton/Cr Dyer)                                    Minute No. C 20502(3)

“That the report of the meeting held on 1 September 2020, with the exception of items 4i)-4vii), be adopted.”

 

 

Recommended Items

Item 4i)

Woburn Road - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions for the Proposed Median Refuge Islands (20/877)

 

Resolved:    (Cr Sutton/Cr Mitchell)                   Minute No. C 20503(3)

“That Council:

(i)    approves the installation of No Stopping - At All Times parking restrictions on Woburn Road, as shown in Appendix 2 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/172; and

(ii)   approves the installation of  No Stopping - At All Times parking restrictions on Woburn Road, as shown in Appendix 3 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/172.”

For the reasons that the proposed restrictions would facilitate the installation, effective operation and visibility of the kerb extensions associated with the proposed median pedestrian islands.

Item 4ii)

Hautonga Street, Petone - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions (20/775)

 

Resolved:      (Cr Sutton/Cr Mitchell)               Minute No. C 20504(3)

“That Council approves the installation of a P15 (8am–5pm Monday-Friday) parking restriction on Hautonga Street, Petone, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/166.”

For the reason that the proposed restrictions would improve parking turnover and availability on Hautonga Street, benefitting both local businesses and their customers. The proposed changes are supported by the nearby businesses, and would support Council’s Parking Policy (2017).

Item 4iii)

Muritai Road, Eastbourne - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions (20/774)

 

Resolved:       (Cr Sutton/Cr Mitchell)              Minute No. C 20505(3)

“That Council approves the application of P15, 8am to 9.30am and 2pm to 3pm, Monday-Friday, School Days’ time limited parking restriction on Muritai Road, Eastbourne, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/167.”

For the reasons that the proposed restrictions would improve accessibility and parking availability for parents and caregivers accessing the kindergarten and the proposed changes would support Council’s Parking Policy (2017).

 

Item 4iv)

High Street, Boulcott - Proposed P15 Parking Restrictions (20/773)

 

Resolved:   (Cr Sutton/Cr Mitchell)                   Minute No. C 20506(3)

“That Council:

(i)    rescinds the existing P30 (8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Sunday other than public holidays) parking restrictions on the section of High Street, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/170; and

(ii)   approves the installation of a P15 (8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Sunday other than public holidays), parking restriction on the section of High Street, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/170.”

For the reason that the proposed restrictions would improve parking turnover and availability on High Street, benefitting both local businesses and their customers. The proposed changes are supported by the nearby businesses, and would support Council’s Parking Policy (2017).

Item 4v)

Dowse Drive - Proposed No Stopping At All Times Restrictions (20/776)

 

Resolved:   (Cr Sutton/Cr Mitchell)                   Minute No. C 20507(3)

“That Council approves the installation of a No Stopping At All Times restriction on Dowse Drive, as shown in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/171 with the addition of one metre, to start from the end of the existing bus stop for a distance of 11 metres over the driveway of 111 Dowse Drive.”

For the reasons that the proposed restrictions would improve accessibility and safety for local residents and promote compliance with the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.

 

Item 4vi)

Stokes Valley Road - Proposed Bus Stop Relocation and 'No Stopping at All Times' Parking Restrictions (20/298)

 

Resolved:       (Cr Sutton/Cr Mitchell)              Minute No. C 20508(3)

 “That Council:

(i)    rescinds the existing Bus Stop and No Stopping At All Times restrictions along the frontage of 397 – 405 Stokes Valley Road;

(ii)   approves the relocation of Metlink bus stop number 9375 on Stokes Valley Road; and

(iii)  approves the installation of additional parking restrictions (No Stopping At All Times) as shown in Appendix 1, attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/168.”

For the following reasons:

-      The approved residential development will result in a new driveway access to Stokes Valley Road which does not align with the existing markings;

-      Improved bus stop kerb alignment and safety as outlined in ‘Guidelines for public transport infrastructure and facilities – Interim Consultation Draft’.

-      Meets the requirements of Council’s Road Space Hierarchy – Live and Play, as set down in Councils Parking Policy 2017.

-      Supported by Resource Consent Approval RM180262.

 

Item 4vii)

Bloomfield Terrace - Revised Time Restricted (P120) and  'No Stopping At All Times' Parking Restrictions. (20/297)

 

Resolved:       (Cr Sutton/Cr Mitchell)              Minute No. C 20509(3)

“That Council:

(i)    rescinds the existing P120 (8.30 to 9am & 2.45 to 3.15pm, Monday to Friday) parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/168;

(ii)   rescinds the existing P5 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday) parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/168;

(iii)  rescinds the existing No Stopping (At All Times) parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 to Report No. TSC2020/5/168;

(iv)  approves the installation of P120 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday) parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 to Report No. TSC2020/5/168; and

(v)   approves the installation of No Stopping (At All Times) parking restrictions outside 7 – 7a Bloomfield Terrace as shown in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. TSC2020/5/168.”

For the reason that the recent multi-unit development on the above-mentioned site has resulted in changes to the existing kerb line to facilitate vehicle access, and the existing parking restrictions do not align with the new access locations.

 

 

b)      Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee

 

7 September 2020

 

 

Cr Edwards advised that Cr Dyer had requested an amendment to the minutes, agenda page 32, paragraph 3 in relation to his comments about Tā Moko.

 

Resolved:        (Cr Edwards/Cr Hislop)                    Minute No. C 20510(3)

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2020, with the exception of items 4i) and 4ii) be adopted subject to an amendment to agenda page 32, paragraph 3 to read: Cr Dyer expressed concern that the Moko tattooing was exempt through the proposed bylaw.  He suggested that the Moko exemption be removed from the proposed bylaw and included within the code of practice instead so that it could be changed more easily in the future if the need arose.”

 

 

Recommended Items

Item 4i)

Letter of Expectation to Urban Plus Limited for its Statement of Intent 2019/20-2020/21 (20/971)

 

Cr Brown declared a conflict of interest and took no part in discussion or voting on this item.

 

Resolved:        (Cr Edwards/Cr Shaw)             Minute No. C 20511(3)

“That Council:

(i)    notes and receives the information contained in the report;

(ii)   approves the inclusion of five listed priorities as a part of the Letter of Expectation (LoE) to Urban Plus Limited (UPL) for inclusion in its 2019/20 – 2020/21 Statement of Intent as follows:

(a)   provision for housing need (mandating UPL to provide for need across the housing continuum);

 

(b)   build more housing partnerships (UPL to develop relationships with key social organisations such as CHPs, mana whenua, non-governmental organisations as well as crown agencies with responsibilities for delivering housing);

 

(c)   building pathways to permanency (UPL to explore opportunities to deliver initiatives such as shared equity, rent to buy, reduced deposit schemes, and other means of assisting households into home ownership);

 

(d)   application of agreed environmental standards (UPL to explore how implementing Homestar 6 standards will contribute towards Council achieving its aims of lowering carbon emissions and whether additional measures are required);

 

(e)   achieving wider outcomes (UPL to work with trade training institutes to support capacity uplift in the building and construction sector and partner with the construction industry to offer employment and further career development opportunities);

 

(f)    that Urban Plus Ltd look for housing opportunities around suburban shopping centres and transport hubs afforded by Plan Change 43, and be an exemplar of the kinds of well-designed developments Council envisaged in the Plan Change design guide; and

 

(iii) notes that section 10 contained in the report provides further detail on             the five priorities to be included as a part of the LoE to UPL.”

 

Item 4ii)

Proposed Appearance Industries Bylaw 2020 (20/841)

 

Resolved:    (Cr Edwards/Cr Hislop)             Minute No. C 20512(3)

“That Council:

(i)    receives this report;

(ii)   notes that 10 submissions were received with respect to the proposed Appearance Industries Bylaw;

(iii)  notes the Hearing Subcommittee has recommended to Council that the proposed Appearance Industries Bylaw be approved subject to some amendments as noted in Appendix 2 and 3 attached to Report No. PFSC2020/5/174;

(iv)  determines that, in accordance with section 155 of the Local Government Act 2002, the proposed bylaw:

a)     is the most appropriate form of bylaw;

b)     does not give rise to any implications under the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990; and          

(v)   agrees to adopt the Appearance Industries Bylaw, attached as Appendix 2 and 4 to Report No. PFSC2020/5/174, effective from 1 October 2020.”

 

 

c)       Community and Environment Committee

 

9 September 2020

 

 

Resolved:     (Deputy Mayor Lewis/Cr Mitchell)           Minute No. C 20513(3)

“That the report of the meeting held on 9 September 2020, with the exception of item 4, be adopted.”

 

 

Recommended Item

Item 4)

Proposed Sale of Building and Lease of Reserve Land at Fraser Park to Hutt Valley Gymnastics (20/772)

 

Resolved: (Deputy Mayor Lewis/Cr Edwards) Minute No. C 20514(3)

“That Council:

(i)    notes that, Council has previously resolved to support the development of a gymnastics facility at Fraser Park by Hutt Valley Gymnastics Inc (HVG) through;

(a)     providing a grant to HVG of $500k;

(b)     acting as guarantor for a HVG loan for a further $500k;

(c)      issuing a Reserves Lease for land at Fraser Park to enable the development; and

(d)     supporting the sale of a Council owned building on Fraser Park, formerly occupied by Avalon Rugby Club, to HVG;

(ii)   notes that this report puts into action the mechanism required to facilitate (c) and (d) above;

(iii)  notes that, in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977, Council will publicly advertise its intention to issue a lease to HVG only;

(iv)  notes that any objections to the proposal received as a result of the public notification process, will be reported back to this Committee if these cannot be resolved through discussions with the submitters;

(v)   agrees to enter into a sale and purchase process with HVG for the sale of the building at Fraser Park for a nominal sum of $1, if demanded; and

(vi)  agrees to issue a lease for 20-years for the reserve land at Fraser Park occupied by the existing and to be developed buildings as indicated in Appendix 3 attached to Report No. CEC2020/5/180.”

For the reason that the proposal is consistent with Council policy and ensures continued Council support for the activity.

 

d)      Regulatory Committee

 

15 September 2020

 

 

Resolved:        (Cr Mitchell/Cr Briggs)                              Minute No. C 20515(3)

“That the report of the meeting held on 15 September 2020, with the exception of item 5), be adopted.”

 

 

Recommended Item

Item 5)

Updating District Plan to remove minimum car parking rate requirements in accordance with the National Policy Statement-Urban Development (20/885)

 

Resolved:        (Cr Mitchell/Cr Brown)           Minute No. C 20516(3)

“That Council removes all provisions of the District Plan that set minimum car parking rate requirements, other than for accessible car parks as set out in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. RC2020/5/199.” 

For the following reason that Policy 11 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 came into force on 20 August 2020 and requires Council to remove any provisions from the District Plan that set minimum car parking rate requirements, other than for accessible car parks.

 

   

8.       Miscellaneous

a)

Hutt City Council's submission to Greater Wellington Regional Council's draft Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan 2020-2030 (20/1115)

Report No. HCC2020/5/22 by the Senior Advisor Sustainability and Resilience

 

Under public comment, Cr Edwards read out a written statement from Mr Quentin Duthie representing Pareraho Forest Trust, attached as pages 23-24 to the minutes.

The Senior Advisor Sustainability and Resilience elaborated on the report.

In response to a question from a member, the Sustainability and Resilience Manager advised that residential development of the Kilmister Block could occur, however the reserve status of the block would have to be revoked.  He believed this would attract strong public opposition.  He added that the use of this block of land was investigated during the development of the Urban Growth Strategy.  At that time it was considered that residential development would be highly unlikely.

Cr Briggs thanked officers for their engagement with officers from Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC).  He supported the formal submission and the off-setting of carbon emissions. 

Deputy Mayor Lewis supported the submission.  She supported retaining the spaces as public reserves, especially in light of the urban growth the city was experiencing.

Cr Mitchell supported the previous comments made by Cr Briggs and Deputy Mayor Lewis.  He acknowledged the leadership of GWRC in addressing the effects of climate change.  He noted the collective impacts proposed and stated it was a challenge for Council to aspire to.

 

Resolved:        (Mayor Barry/Cr Briggs)                       Minute No. C 20517(3)

“That Council endorses the proposed submission to Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan 2020-30, attached as Appendix 1 to the report.”

 

b)

Alteration of Council Decision - 80 Parkway, Wainuiomata (20/1030)

Memorandum dated 10 September 2020 by the Head of Democratic Services

 

The Traffic Asset Manager elaborated on the memorandum. 

 

Resolved:         (Mayor Barry/Cr Brown)                          Minute No. C 20518(3)

“That Council:

 

(i)      notes and receives the memorandum;

 

(ii)     pursuant to Hutt City Council Standing Order 24.6 agrees to alter part of resolution Minute No. 20201(3) by deleting the word ‘private’ and inserting the words ‘public road’ in its place to read:

 

“That Council approves the recommended public road street name and road type for the subdivision at 80 Parkway, Wainuiomata as “Ron Fawcett Way”;

 

(iii)    notes that the reason for the alteration is that the resource consent granted for the project requires that LOT 200 as shown in Appendix 1 to the memorandum is to be vested to Council; and

 

(iv)    notes that the correct process for naming of a public road has been followed.”

 

c)

Schedule of Meetings for 2021 and 2022 (20/1017)

Report No. HCC2020/5/20 by the Contractor

 

The Head of Democratic Services elaborated on the report.

In response to a question from a member, the Head of Democratic Services agreed to provide members with a comparison of the number of meetings held since the beginning of the 2019 triennium compared to the previous year.

Cr Milne asked that prior to the end of the 2019-2022 triennium, Council discuss the commencement time of meetings.  He believed 2.00pm start times for Council meetings would deter people from standing for Council.  He preferred 5.00pm start times.

Cr Brown believed the Councillor role was a full time position and she would not support later meeting commencement times.  She added the nature of the Councillor position was reflected in the remuneration package.

Cr Briggs thanked officers for outlining future key dates.  He stated that whilst he understood the comments made by Cr Milne, the incoming Council would set the dates and times for their meetings.

Cr Bassett agreed with the comments made by Crs Brown and Briggs.  He added that making key decisions late at night was not ideal. 

 

Resolved:       (Mayor Barry/Cr Brown)                        Minute No. C 20519(3)

“That Council:

(i)    adopts the interim schedules of meetings for 2021 and 2022 attached as Appendices 1 and 2 to the report, subject to approval by the community boards and community funding panels in respect of their own meeting dates and venues;

(ii)   notes that updated schedules will be presented for adoption when dates have been set for meetings external to this Council, such as meetings of joint committees and Local Government New Zealand;

(iii)  agrees that the venue for meetings of Council, its committees and subcommittees is the Hutt City Council Chambers, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt;

(iv)  agrees to a commencement time of 2pm for Council, committee and subcommittee meetings; and

(v)   delegates authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Mayor or committee/subcommittee Chair to alter the date, time or venue of a meeting, or cancel a meeting, should circumstances require this.”

For the reason that the Local Government Act 2002 requires that a local authority must hold the meetings that are necessary for the good government of its district, at the times and places that it appoints.

 

d)

Appointment of Directors - UrbanPlus Limited (20/916)

Report No. HCC2020/5/214 by the Contractor

 

Cr Brown declared a conflict of interest and took no part in discussions or voting on this item.

Cr Briggs supported the proposed appointments as they supported Council’s direction provided to UrbanPlus Limited. 

Mayor Barry advised that the quality of applicants received was high and that it was a difficult decision to appoint the new Directors.  He added that the two proposed appointees brought a great deal of experience to UrbanPlus Limited.

 

Resolved:       (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)          Minute No. C 20520(3)

“That Council:       

(i)            approves the appointment of Ms Pamela Bell and Mr Peter Glensor to the board of UrbanPlus Limited for a term of three years until 29 September 2023, on the grounds that Ms Bell and Mr Glensor have the necessary skills and experience to assist the board to guide UPL and achieve the company’s objectives;

(ii)          notes Hugh Mackenzie is a current director of Urban Plus Limited;

(iii)        notes on 24 March 2020 Mr Mackenzie’s term was extended for a period of six months through until 31 October 2020 while the statement of intent for UrbanPlus Limited was reviewed;

(iv)        notes the Chair of UrbanPlus Limited has advised Mr Mackenzie brings a range of valuable and necessary skills to the Board, and that it would be beneficial to reappoint him to serve alongside the newly appointed directors; and

(v)          agrees to reappoint Mr Hugh Mackenzie for a further term on the Board of UrbanPlus Limited from 1 November 2020 until 30 November 2022.”

For the reason that appropriately skilled and experienced independent directors will assist UPL to achieve its wider social, environmental and sustainability outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.       Minutes - Council

Resolved:         (Mayor Barry/Cr Brown)                           Minute No. C 20521(3)

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

 

Resolved:        (Mayor Barry/Cr Brown)                            Minute No. C 20522(3)

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

 

Cr Edwards clarified the comment he made should read: ‘42kgs of plastics per household for the 15 year period would be saved from going to the landfill’.

Cr Milne requested an alteration to the minutes. He advised he only apologised for the length of his speech and not for any comments made.

Cr Briggs raised a point of order as he believed Cr Milne had apologised for both the length of his speech and the comments made.

Mayor Barry asked officers to refer to the livestream recording of the meeting to clarify and that the minutes be amended accordingly. 

Resolved:      (Mayor Barry/Cr Edwards)                          Minute No. C 20523(3)

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Tuesday, 15 September 2020, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

   

10.     Committee Minutes without Recommended Items

a)      Regulatory Committee

 

10 August 2020

 

Cr Hislop thanked Cr Mitchell for stepping in as Chair while she was on leave.

 

 

Resolved:       (Mayor Barry/Cr Dyer)                             Minute No. C 20524(3)

“That the report of the meeting held on 10 August 2020 be adopted.”

 

 

 

 

 

b)      Hutt Valley Services Committee

 

28 August 2020

 

 

Resolved:      (Mayor Barry/Cr Briggs)                              Minute No. C 20525(3)

“That the report of the meeting held on 28 August 2020 be adopted.”

 

 

 

c)       Audit and Risk Subcommittee

 

17 September 2020

 

 

Resolved:       (Mayor Barry/Cr Mitchell)                          Minute No. C 20526(3)

“That the report of the meeting held on 17 September 2020 be adopted.”

 

 

 

d)      Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee

 

28 and 31 August 2020

 

 

Resolved:      (Mayor Barry/Cr Brown)                             Minute No. C 20527(3)

“That the report of the meeting held on 28 and 31 August 2020 be adopted.”

 

 

       

 

11.

Sealing Authority (20/911)

Report No. HCC2020/5/8 by the Executive Assistant Transformation and Resources

 

Resolved:          (Mayor Barry/Cr Dyer)                                     Minute No. C 20528(3)

“That Council:

(i)    approves the affixing of the Common Seal to all relevant documents in connection with the items set out in Schedule 1, contained in the report; and

(ii)   approves the deeds executed under Power of Attorney set out in Schedule 2, contained in the report.

SCHEDULE 1 - General Sealing Authority

 

Subdivision related documents – including Easements to Council

Standard easements and related requirements granting rights to Council as part of the subdivision process:

a)         Hutt City Council and Lian Hwee Lim & Yan Chai Wong

5 Jutland Street, Lower Hutt, L20/89

 

b)         Hutt City Council and Sylvio Gabriel Fraga Leal and Anyes Martine Barthelemy 

1181 Taita Drive, Lower Hutt, L20/98

 

c)         Hutt City Council and JAH Developments Limited 

129 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt, L20/105

 

d)         Hutt City Council and T&T Leighton Avenue Development Limited
Kauamo Close, Lower Hutt, L20/49

e)         Hutt City Council and Malmot Developments Limited
1 Melvill Grove, Lower Hutt, L20/144

f)          Hutt City Council and UPL Limited Partnership
79A Copeland Street, Lower Hutt,  L20/140

g)         Hutt City Council and Rajendra Raj Pillay and Pushpa Pillay
6 Cressy Street, Lower Hutt,  L20/82

h)         Hutt City Council and Alexander Leslie Duncan McLean, Mary Anne McLean and PML Trustees Limited
2 Mason Street, Lower Hutt, L20/87

i)          Hutt City Council and Kevin Yu, Fiona Qian Qian Yu, Sin Ah Yu, Yu Ling Yu and Victor Yu
104 Epuni Street, Lower Hutt, L20/110

j)          Hutt City Council and Ava Holdings Limited
34 Brees Street, Lower Hutt, L20/104

 

Easements 

k)         Hutt City Council and Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club Incorporated

Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club, Boulcott, Lower Hutt, L20/121

 

Partial Cancellation of Consent Notice

l)          Hutt City Council and Knudsen

54 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, L20/90

 

Memorandum of Mortgage Priority

m)        Hutt City Council and ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

17 Jasmine Grove, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt, L20/92

 

Sale and Purchase Agreement

n)         Hutt City Council and Sehai Orgad and Simon Jeffrey Sanders

Reserve land adjacent to 1 Korimako Road, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, L20/58

 

Memorandum of Agreement dated 1 September 2016 for land to be declared road

o)         Hutt City Council and (now) BH & NB Holdings Limited
Wainuiomata Road and Parkway, Lower Hutt, L20/71
Amendment of address from previous Council meeting

SCHEDULE 2

 

Deed of Covenant

p)         Hutt City Council and Iuri Pereira Lima and Ligia Piantino Fiorani Horta
129 Tyndall Street, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt, L20/128

 

WARRANTS

 

Nicholas McLaren – HCC WARRANT-20-69

1. Local Government Act 2002
Authorised person pursuant to ss171, 173 (powers of entry in general)

Enforcement Officer pursuant to s177 (including additional powers of entry)
2. Land Transport Act 1998
Parking Warden pursuant to s128D
3. Resource Management Act 1991

Enforcement Officer pursuant to s38(1)

  

12.     QUESTIONS

          There were no questions.

 

13.     EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Resolved:        (Mayor Barry/Cr Brown)                                 Minute No. C 20529(3)

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

14.     Minutes - Council

          28 July 2020

 

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:

 

(A)

(B)

(C)

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of the Hutt City Council held on 28 July 2020 – Further Information on Agreement to Lease Events Centre and Develop a Hotel.

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)).

The withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons. (s7(2)(a)).

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.

 

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or the relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public are as specified in Column (B) above.” 

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 2.42 pm.  The non-public portion of the meeting closed at 2.46pm.

 

 

 

 

 

C Barry

MAYOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 8th day of December 2020


Mayoral Statement for Council meeting on 29 September 2020

 

Kia ora everyone 

 

Since we last met, we have been up and down alert levels, and now resume back into some normality.

 

I want to thank Councillors, Community Board members and Council officers for their efforts in promoting model behaviour and information to our communities to help keep them safe.  

 

What the past few months have shown us is that this virus is unpredictable, and we must remain vigilant if we are to successfully contain COVID-19.  

 

The biggest news to note since our last ordinary council meeting is the decisions we made to upgrade our rubbish and recycling services from July next year. 

 

Households across our city will have a modern recycling service, coupled with a new rubbish collection service that is more affordable and sustainable for the people of Lower Hutt. 

 

Our rates funded weekly collection service will result in savings for most households who put out at least one bag of rubbish a week, incentivise people to maximise recycling, and reduce the amount of waste to landfill.

 

We are currently in the process of deciding what our long term plan is going to look like, and in particular the level of investment needed in our three waters infrastructure.  

 

We know we are facing a trifecta of issues: ageing infrastructure, significant urban growth, and historic underinvestment. As Mayor, I’m not prepared to kick this down the road any longer. 

 

We have been presented a low and mid option for investment - both involving significant increases in capital and operational expenditure, and increased borrowing too. 

 

However, I can assure you that affordability for our people is front of mind, which is why I've asked council staff to consider affordability for our ratepayers and present a plan for structuring this investment that softens the financial impacts for our people. 

 

Infrastructure investment is as vital as ever, especially as we face pressure on our local housing. 

 

In light of this, we’ll be discussing today the Government’s national policy statement on urban development which takes out the minimum requirement for car parks in district plans to encourage development and quality public transport infrastructure to support it. 

 

I know this will cause concern for some of our people, but the fact of the matter is Lower Hutt needs more supply to house our homeless and create more affordable housing, while cutting our emissions by encouraging public transport. 

 

Before I finish, I thought I would quickly provide an update on the businesses and organisations visits I’ve been doing recently. 

 

I just want to say that from visiting our small and commercial businesses, community organisations, foodbanks, churches, schools, and rest homes - the innovation, optimism and character they have shown to get through these challenging times is truly incredible. 

 

We have some special people here in Lower Hutt, providing jobs and care for our people, and it makes me extremely proud to be Mayor of our incredible city. 

 

Acknowledgement of Kevin Hislop

 

I would like to acknowledge the passing of Cr Deborah Hislop’s partner, Kevin, who sadly passed away on August 25. 


As we have all said before, Deborah, the entire Council team is here to support you, and we will continue to do so in any way we can moving forward. 


Public comment from Quentin Duthie, convenor of Pareraho Forest Trust, 29 September 2020

 

Ngā mihi ki a koutou e ngā kaiarataki o Te Awakairangi

 

Mā te mahi tahi, ka piki kōtuku. So says the whakataukī and motto of Belmont Primary School - by working together, we can succeed.

 

Last year residents of Belmont and Kelson established a charitable trust aimed at facilitating local interest and activity in our forested suburbs and reserves - what we collectively call Pareraho.

 

The Trust, and the idea, have grown quickly, with hundreds of residents involved in a wide variety of ways - checking traps and counting kererū, fashioning play spaces and improving trails, supporting children's initiatives at Belmont Guides and Kelson School, weeding and planting. There is no end of enthusiasm, innovative ideas and active energy from our community, and it is truly inspiring.

 

Before we began, we observed that the heart of our forest, Speedy's Reserve, was like the Berlin Wall between the suburbs of Belmont and Kelson. With a bit of volunteer hard work, it has now become a connecting bridge. My kids can walk via simple bush tracks from Hill Road to Kelson Superette for an ice-cream, and back. Along the way we see traps with rats in them, orchids popping out of the ground, and hear chattering pōpokotea (whitehead).

 

Mid last year I spoke to you about our hopes for our suburbs and wider catchment. We see plenty of scope for reforesting, dealing to weeds and pests, improving water quality - and in the process making our suburbs a better place to work, live and play. We are grateful for council encouragement, and grants, along the way.

 

Kelson residents deserve better recreation access and opportunities. We have made a start with simple walking trails in the lower forest, and Greater Wellington is championing our idea for a dual use track linking Waipounamu Drive to Hill Road. T part of the Park upstream has poor access and recreational interest at the moment, and to be honest it is disappointing that cattle are allowed to puge wetlands and break down stream banks in this day and age, and the ecological impacts of helicopter spraying, top-dressing and constant sediment run off go unassessed.

 

But I see a future where locals enjoy clean tree-fringed streams and wetlands, admire a forest korowai protecing erodable slopes, and spot lizards in rock and shrub gardens on the open exposed ridgelines with 360 degree views. There will likely be a role for some grazing in that future, but the focus of our public Park must move from commercial farming to nature and recreation.

 

Hutt City Council's carbon goals fit neatly with this future, because they are helped by reforesting. And it's a virtuous circle because carbon funding can support further reforesting.

 

I am therefore pleased to say that we see the various needs and hopes of our residents coming together in Greater Wellington's Parks Network Plan, and in the council's draft submission before you today - which we welcome and commend to you.

 

There will be challenges and tensions along the way, but by charting the right course, sharing resources and working together, we will succeed for our residents and Hutt City. Mā te mahi tahi ka tupu te ngahere, ka piki kōtuku.

 

Kia ora rā.