2                                                    9 June 2021

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

Wednesday 9 June 2021 commencing at 11.08am

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor C Barry (Chair)

Deputy Mayor T Lewis

 

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:                  Apologies were received from Cr Bassett and Cr Rasheed

 

IN ATTENDANCE:       Ms J Miller, Chief Executive

Ms A Blackshaw, Director Neighbourhoods and Communities

Mr M Boggs, Director Strategy and Engagement

Ms H Oram, Director Environment and Sustainability

Mr K Puketapu-Dentice, Director Economy and Development  

Ms J Livschitz, Group Chief Financial Officer

Ms K Glanville, Senior Democracy Advisor

Ms J Randall, Democracy Advisor

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved:    (Mayor Barry/Cr Briggs)                                           Minute No. C 21301

"That the apologies received from Crs Bassett and Rasheed 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

Cr Hislop declared a conflict of interest relating to item 5a: Seaview Marina Limited Final Statement of Intent 2021/22 to 2023/24 as she was a Council representative on the Board.  She took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

Cr Brown declared a conflict of interest relating to item 5b: Urban Plus Group - Final Statement of Intent 2021/22 to 2023/24 as she was a Council representative on the Board. She took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

Cr Briggs declared an interest relating to his declarations on the Conflicts of Interest Register. He highlighted his membership of the Toimata Foundation.

 

4.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL FROM THE LONG TERM PLAN/ANNUAL PLAN SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 9 JUNE 2021 (21/827)

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Matt Young thanked Council for the additional funding for micro mobility infrastructure.  He noted Council was still not addressing road transport where emissions were greatest. He asked members to make sure they listened to their community to ensure the proposed integrated transport system had integrity.

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Grant Rutherford expressed concern with traffic and housing issues in Lower Hutt. He advised that trucks belonging to housing developments on Oxford Terrace had narrowed the carriageway so that vehicles had difficulty driving through. He further advised there was a similar problem on Eastern Hutt Road north of Taita College where cars were parked on both sides of the narrow road.  He highlighted that some traffic roundabouts had plantings so high it was difficult to see the indicators of oncoming cars. He noted the disabled parks in Naenae were not safe. He said the intensive nature of new developments did not provide housing big enough for families. He expressed concern that housing was unaffordable for families.

 

Mayor Barry confirmed he was aware of the traffic congestion on Oxford Terrace and advised officers were investigating the issue. He agreed new housing developments would create challenges with off street parking not required under the National Policy Statement for Urban Development. He added officers were looking at options to manage this.

 

Resolved:   (Mayor Barry/Cr Dyer)                                                     Minute No. C 21302

“That Council adopts the recommendations made on the following reports, and any amendments or additional items agreed at the Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee meeting held on
9 June 2021:

(1)     Seaview Marina Limited Final Statement of Intent 2021/22 to 2023/24;

(2)     Urban Plus Group Final Statement of Intent 2021/22 to 2023/24; and

(3)     final decisions on the Long Term Plan 2021-2031.”

       

5.       QUESTIONS   

          There were no questions.


 

6.       CLOSING FORMALITIES - Karakia WHAKAMUTUNGA

 

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta

Kia mātaratara ki tai

E hī ake ana te atakura

He tio, he huka, he hau hū

Tīhei mauri ora.

Cease the winds from the west
Cease the winds from the south
Let the breeze blow over the land
Let the breeze blow over the ocean
Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air. 
A touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day.

 

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 11.19am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Barry

MAYOR

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 10th day of August 2021