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Komiti Ratonga o Te Awa Kairangi  |Hutt Valley Services Committee

 

 

18 November 2021

 

 

 

Order Paper for the meeting to be held in the

Hutt City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt,

on:

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 26 November 2021 commencing at 9.30am

The meeting will be held under Alert Level 2.

 

 

 

 

Membership

 

 

Cr J Briggs

Cr H Newell, UHCC

Cr B Dyer

Cr C Carson, UHCC

Cr S Rasheed

Mayor W Guppy, UHCC

Cr N Shaw

Cr P Lambert, UHCC

 

 

Cr L Sutton (Alternate)

Cr H Swales, UHCC (Alternate)

 

 

 

 

For the dates and times of Council Meetings please visit www.huttcity.govt.nz


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HUTT VALLEY SERVICES COMMITTEE
(Special Committee of Council)

A joint committee of the Hutt City Council and the Upper Hutt City Council

Membership:

4 elected members appointed by the Hutt City Council and 4 elected members appointed by the Upper Hutt City Council plus one alternate appointed by each Council

Chair to alternate between the two Councils with Hutt City Council appointing the Chair in odd numbered years and the change taking place at the final meeting of each year

Quorum:

Half of the members

Meeting Cycle:

Meets quarterly or as required

Reports to:

Council

PURPOSE

To facilitate coordination and decision-making on combined council services in the Hutt Valley.

Consider and make recommendations to the two Councils on:

§    The co-ordination of activities of the Hutt City Council and the Upper Hutt City Council in respect of matters affecting the Hutt Valley as a whole.

§    In particular, the co-ordination of the sewage disposal scheme, the Silverstream refuse landfill, Akatarawa Cemetery, dog control, environmental health and combined cemetery services for the Hutt Valley.

§    Any other activities common to both Councils that could be co-ordinated.

 

    


HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Komiti Ratonga o Te Awa Kairangi |

Hutt Valley Services Committee

 

Meeting to be held in the Hutt City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on Friday 26 November 2021 commencing at 9.30am.

 

ORDER PAPER

 

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!

 

2.       APOLOGIES

3.       Election of Chair and Deputy Chair (21/1811)

The Hutt Valley Services Committee, being a joint Committee in terms of Schedule 7, clause 30, sub-clause 10 of the Local Government Act 2002, appoints its own Chair and Deputy Chair.

 

The Local Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989 requires that the position of Chair of the Hutt Valley Services Committee shall alternate annually between a member from the Hutt City Council and a member from the Upper Hutt City Council. In addition, as a matter of convention the Deputy Chair has always been from a different Council than the Chair.

 

In 2021 the position of the Chair was held by Cr Newell from the Upper Hutt City Council and the Deputy Chair was held by Cr Briggs from Hutt City Council.

 

It is now appropriate for the Committee to make new appointments until October 2022, with the position of Chair being filled by a member from Hutt City Council and the position of Deputy Chair being filled by a member from Upper Hutt City Council.

4.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Generally up to 30 minutes is set aside for public comment (three minutes per speaker on items appearing on the agenda). Speakers may be asked questions on the matters they raise.

 

 

 

 

 

5.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS   

          Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

6.       Minutes

Meeting minutes Hutt Valley Services Committee 11 June 2021                             6

7.       Proposed Meeting Dates for 2022 (21/1183)

Report No. HVSC2021/5/25 by the Democracy Advisor                                      10

8.       Wastewater Joint Venture Update: 6 August 2021 –

3 November 2021 (21/1862)

 

Report No. HVSC2021/5/1 by the Strategic Advisor                                            13

9.       Update on Silverstream Landfill (21/1743)

Report No. HVSC2021/5/145 by the Head of Climate and Solid Waste              21

10.     Akatarawa Cemetery Update (21/1812)

Report No. HVSC2021/5/146 by the Upper Hutt City Council                            30

11.     Dog Control Update (21/1742)

Report No. HVSC2021/5/2 by the Head of Regulatory Services                          32

12.     Dog Control Update (21/1889)

Report No. HVSC2021/5/148 by the Upper Hutt City Council                            36

13.     Health Office Activities Update (21/1584)

Report No. HVSC2021/5/149 by the Environmental Health Manager                 38

14.      REGIONAL JOINT SERVICES OPPORTUNITIES

Verbal discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                      

 

15.     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.

 

 

 

Annie Doornebosch

Democracy Advisor

Democratic Services


Attachment 1

Hutt Valley Services Committee Meeting Minutes 11 June 2021

 

 

 





                                                                                       1                                                 26 November 2021

Hutt Valley Services Committee

28 July 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/1183)

 

 

 

 

Report no: HVSC2021/5/25

 

Proposed Meeting Dates for 2022

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of the report is for the Committee to consider and set the meeting dates for the Hutt Valley Services Committee for 2022.

 

Recommendations

That the Committee:

(1)   agrees to adopt the following schedule of meetings for 2022:

(a)   Friday, 11 March 2022 at 9.30am (Hutt City Council);

(b)   Friday, 6 May 2022 at 9.30am (Upper Hutt City Council);

(c)   Friday, 26 August 2022 at 9.30am (Hutt City Council);

(2)   agrees to adopt the following schedule of draft agenda meetings for 2022:

(a)   Tuesday, 1 March 2022 at 10.00am;

(b)   Tuesday, 26 April 2022 at 10.00am;

(c)   Tuesday, 16 August 2022 at 10.00am;

(3)   agrees that the draft agenda meetings for 2022 will be held via Microsoft Teams;

(4)   delegates authority to the Chief Executives of the two Councils, in consultation with the Chair, to alter the date, time or venue of a meeting, or cancel a meeting should circumstances require this; and

(5)   notes that the last meeting cycle (November/December 2022) will be scheduled following the 2022 local body elections.

For the reason that adoption of a meeting schedule and agreement over the venue for meetings allows orderly planning for all involved.

 

Background

2.    The adoption of a meeting schedule and agreement over the venue for meetings allows orderly planning for all involved.

3.    The schedule serves as advice to members of the Committee that the meetings set out on the schedule are to be held.

4.    There is also a need for appropriate arrangements to be put in place in the event a meeting date, time or venue needs to be altered, or a meeting cancelled.

5.    As the Hutt Valley Services Committee is a joint committee made up of members from Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council, it has been the practice to alternate the venues between the two cities.

Discussion

6.    It is proposed that the Committee adopts the schedule of meetings as set out in this report and agrees that the venue for the 2022 meetings alternate between Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council.  At the request of Upper Hutt City Council, the first meeting on 11 March 2022 will be held at Hutt City Council.

7.    It is also proposed that the Committee delegates authority to the Chief Executives of the two Councils, in consultation with the Committee Chair to alter the date, time or venue of a meeting, or cancel a meeting, should circumstances require this.

Consultation

8.    The adoption of the proposed schedule of meetings and agreement over the venue for the meetings requires a decision of the Committee.

9.    The meetings will be publicly advertised.

Legal Considerations

10.  There are no additional legal considerations arising directly from this report. The holding of Committee meetings, including the public advertising and distribution of agenda papers is conducted in line with Standing Orders, the Local Government Act 2002 and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. 

Financial Considerations

11.  There are no additional financial considerations arising directly from this report. Each Council manages existing budgets to cover the necessary costs of advertising and holding Committee meetings.

Climate Change impact and considerations

12.  Fossil fuel emissions from travel to meetings have an environmental impact. More use of electric vehicles or Microsoft Teams/Zoom meeting technology could reduce this impact.

 

Appendices

There are no appendices for this report.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Annie Doornebosch

Democracy Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Kate Glanville

Senior Democracy Advisor

 

 

 

Approved By: Kathryn Stannard

Head of Democratic Services

 

 


                                                                                       1                                                 26 November 2021

Hutt Valley Services Committee

03 November 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/1862)

 

 

 

 

Report no: HVSC2021/5/1

 

Wastewater Joint Venture Update
6 August 2021 - 3 November 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Report

1.    The purpose of this report is to update the Committee on matters relating to the bulk wastewater system shared by the two cities.

 

Recommendations

That the Committee notes the information in this report.

 

Background

2.    The report provides information to the Committee on matters relating to wastewater assets which make up the joint venture.

Seaview WWTP

3.    The Seaview treatment plant is operated under the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Services Contract with Veolia.  This Contract is for a term of ten years.

4.    Veolia has undertaken investigations and subsequent improvements to the odour management systems at the Seaview Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). This work is ongoing. Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) has received two recent complaints although these have not exceeded the offensive and objectionable limit stipulated in the resource consent.

5.    The Seaview plant has been fully compliant with effluent consents.

6.    Regular and extended periods of rain have contributed to 4 discharges to the Waiwhetu Stream. The longest lasting 33 hours between the 17 – 18 August 2021.

7.    A dry weather discharge occurred on 1 September 2021 due to a very short power interruption. Veolia continue to investigate ways to alleviate the risk of these types of discharge.

8.    A failure on an asset related to the dryer resulted in dewatered sludge being transported to the Silverstream landfill between the 26 – 28 October 2021. No complaints were received during this period.

Veolia Review

9.    Wellington Water has initiated an independent investigation of the organisation’s current operating model with Veolia, the company responsible for running the Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant and all the other wastewater treatment plants in the metropolitan Wellington region.

10.  The review has been initiated following multiple warnings, infringement, and abatement notices across wastewater operations, including a dry weather sludge discharge on 19 August 2021 from the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant that was identified by the community.

11.  The independent review will be led by Roly Frost and Raveen Jaduram. Roly has extensive experience in establishing and advising on key infrastructure projects and maintenance contracts across New Zealand, including the Auckland Motorway Alliance and is an independent strategic and commercial advisor to Waka Kotahi. Raveen is former CEO of Watercare and now provides independent professional advice. He is a director of The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Strategic Leadership and on the Auditor General’s Advisory Group for Local Government.

12.  The review is expected to be completed by the end of December 2021.

Trade Waste Management

13.  No significant adverse trade waste events have occurred since the last report. 

Resource Management Processes

14.  Wellington Water submitted the application to GWRC for the discharge of fully treated effluent to the Hutt River during heavy rain events and when the main outfall pipeline is offline for maintenance. GWRC completed its review of the information in the application in 2018 and requested further information on the likely number of overflows over the proposed 35-year consent period, on the dispersion model used to predict potential environmental effects, and on the significance of those potential effects.

 

15.  Wellington Water is continuing to work on determining the answers to the further information request.   Site performance investigations have been undertaken and recent operational changes have been identified.  This has required additional work on the network model as flows that are discharged to the Hutt River are now being passed through to the Seaview WWTP. 

16.  Recent changes to the Natural Resources Policy Statement have placed an emphasis on the quality of discharges and work is now underway to understand this government direction.  The passing of flows through to the WWTP at Seaview is believed to produce better environmental outcomes so this requires some additional analysis of whether to respond to the information request or to incorporate the consent with the network overflow global application.

17.  Seaview stormwater discharge – Engagement with Taranaki Whānui has started with support in principle for the proposed outlet but some potential concern with the structure within the Waiwhetu Stream.  Discussions are ongoing.  The intention is to lodge application in December / January with Iwi support.

18.  Wellington Water is proposing to seek a ‘global’ or catchment-wide consent for discharge of untreated wastewater to freshwater and the coastal marine areas, resulting from overflows from the Hutt-Wainuiomata wastewater network wastewater network during both dry weather and wet weather. The application will include a plan to reduce overflows over coming decades.

19.  The intent of moving to a ‘global’ or catchment-wide consent, rather than a discharge-by-discharge approach, is to enable catchment-wide prioritisation of improvements to the wastewater network to reduce overflows.

20.  Wellington Water Limited (WWL) has made presentations to both councils on this.  It is shortly to engage with Te Atiawa and Taranaki Whānui who have a high level of interest in wastewater overflows.  This engagement will determine our lodgement timeframes.  GWRC is aware of the upcoming engagement and WWL will keep GWRC up to date on this.

Treatment Plant Development

21.  Veolia has completed asset condition assessments of the Dried Biosolids Storage Silos 1 and 2, Sludge Dryer Combustion Chamber, Sludge Dryer Rotating Drum, and Raw Material and Recycle Silos. Veolia is working on proposals to undertake refurbishment or renewals.

22.  WWL, as part of the Very High Critical Asset (VHCA) project, is undertaking further asset condition assessments on the Blowers, Dissolved Air Flotation and UV system.

 

 

 

Network Maintenance

23.  Detailed design and pricing with the ECI contractor and a parallel estimator for the Barber Grove to Seaview WWTP duplication is complete. The final project estimate to deliver this project is $27.5M. Approval for an increase in budget has been sought and provided by both Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council. WWL is currently working through the process to award the construction portion of the contract.

24.  As part of the Barber Grove project the stream works resource consent is being processed by GWRC and stakeholder engagement continues. This project will significantly improve the resilience of this critical link which conveys most of the Hutt Valley wastewater to Seaview for treatment.

25.  The Petone Collecting pipeline investigations is being worked on with consultants Hydrotech. The Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) is being finalised and the concept design has commenced.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

26.  There are a number of sources for emissions associated with the Seaview WWTP, and the table below provides a high level overview of these, and relevant initiatives that could be applied to address them:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1: Emission sources and relevant mitigation work

Emission source

Relevant mitigation work

The generation of emissions from the wastewater treatment process (nitrous oxide and methane are created by a range of mechanisms)

The greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment processes are not well understood and are highly dependent on the influent, the treatment process, and its operation. Potential mitigations include the optimisation of the existing treatment process or a change in treatment technology. Understanding potential mitigation approaches requires a more specific understanding of the actual emissions. This is best achieved by undertaking a programme of field measurement.

No funding has been included in this LTP to mitigate these emissions.

The generation of emissions from the biosolids produced from the wastewater treatment process (methane is caused by the anaerobic decomposition of this organic waste within the Silverstream landfill)

These emissions can be mitigated in two ways: implementation of additional treatment processes that reduce the quantity of organic material produced, including potentially through processes that capture the inherent energy value of the biosolids (i.e. digestion) and potentially also producing a product that can be applied to alternative uses (i.e. thermal oxidation to produce biochar); and increasing the extent of gas capture at the landfill.

No funding for the investigation or development of additional treatment processes has been included in this LTP.

An additional flare has been installed at the landfill to improve its gas collection efficiency.

The emissions from the direct use of natural gas to dry wastewater biosolids.

These emissions could potentially be avoided or reduced through switching to the use of an alternative, more renewable fuel (i.e. electricity, biofuel). Alternatively, a change in the treatment process for these biosolids (as identified in the row above) could mean this process is no longer required.

Some funding to investigate improving the efficiency of the dryer, including the use of alternative fuels has been included in the first three years of this LTP, with some indicative capital expenditure allocated for future years.

Plant operations will continue to work to ensure the existing dryer operates efficiently.

The generation of emissions associated with the use of electricity in the wastewater collection and treatment process.

Electricity is fundamental to the operation of the treatment process, where it is used for activities such as for pumping and aeration. All of the electricity consumed in the plant and associated equipment is supplied via the main electricity network. There may be options to improve energy use efficiency or to generate renewable electricity directly at the site (including through the alternative treatment processes discussed above).

Some funding has been included in this LTP for the identification of energy efficiency and renewable energy options.

Plant operations will continue to work to ensure the existing plant operates efficiently.

Consultation

27.  Liaison has been maintained between officers of the two councils and WWL.

28.  Regular quarterly meetings between GWRC and Veolia have been maintained.

Financial Considerations

29.  The financial statements for the Hutt Valley Trunk Wastewater Services for the period ended 30 September 2021 are attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

30.  A net operating spend of $3.376M was incurred for the quarter.  This is below budget for the year to date but is expected to be on budget at year end. The operating deficit was funded by Upper Hutt City Council (30%) and Hutt City Council (70%).

31.  A capital project spend of $0.565M occurred for the year, which was below budget.  The capital spend is funded by Upper Hutt City Council (32%) and Hutt City Council (68%).

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Financial Statements to 30 September 2021

19

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Bruce Hodgins

Strategic Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

Approved By: Helen Oram

Director Environment and Sustainability

 


Attachment 1

Financial Statements to 30 September 2021

 



                                                                                       1                                                 26 November 2021

Hutt Valley Services Committee

15 November 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/1743)

 

 

 

 

Report no: HVSC2021/5/145

 

Update on Silverstream Landfill

 

 

 

 

1.    The purpose of the report is to update the Committee on the development, operation and performance of Silverstream Landfill.

 

Recommendation

That the Committee receives the report.

 

Background

2.    Officers provide regular reports to this Committee regarding the development, operation and performance of Silverstream Landfill (the landfill) and the co-located transfer station.

3.    The operation of the landfill is required to meet obligations under the Resource Management Act, Hutt Valley Trade Waste Bylaw, Climate Change Response Act and related legislation, the Waste Minimisation Act and relevant Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council waste minimisation and climate change objectives.

Silverstream Landfill

Development

4.    The development of additional air space is an ongoing requirement, and we are currently operating within Stage 2, Phase 2, Slope 9 (out of 11). An indicative cross-section of the landfill is shown below, to illustrate the different stages and phases of construction at the landfill.

 

5.    Figure 1 in Appendix 1 attached to the report shows the creation of air space against the incoming waste stream. The capital development work is keeping ahead of waste against a number of different waste volume scenarios.

Health and safety

6.    There were no health and safety incidents over the period between April and September 2021.

Environmental performance

7.    A summary of environmental performance for April to June 2021, and July to September 2021 of the landfill is shown in Appendices 2 and 3 attached to the report. The summary references exceedances of management trigger levels, which require investigation or mitigation measures to be undertaken as part of an adaptive management approach. No compliance trigger levels were exceeded. Overall the landfill has been compliant with its resource consent conditions.

Greenhouse gas emissions from Silverstream Landfill

8.    The figure below shows the modelled greenhouse gas emissions from Silverstream Landfill, based on actual and estimated waste volumes going forward. The figure also shows the associated actual emissions liabilities for the last five years, and two scenarios for our future emissions liabilities (in calendar years), depending on the efficiency of gas destruction via the power plant and/or flare.

9.    The flare installed in March 2021, and the work by LMS (the power plant and flare operator) to improve gas extraction, has led to significant improvements to the amount of gas captured and destroyed. At this stage, it is likely that Hutt City Council’s landfill emissions liability for 2021 will be significantly lower than in 2020, and close to the minimum liability under the ETS.

10.  However, considering the significant increase in the cost of emission units over the last year (costs have increased to about $65/tCO2-e), Hutt City Council’s ETS costs are higher than in previous years.

Business case regarding the recovery of construction and demolition waste

11.  Hutt City Council has been co-operating with Porirua City Council (PCC) on its work to develop a business case regarding options for the recovery of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. PCC commissioned Morrison Low to undertake this work.

12.  PCC’s work was looking at the potential to use, repurpose and sell resources arising from construction and demolition activities in the wider region, by the establishment of infrastructure to service commercial customers (for example, with skip bin loads to be sorted for increased waste diversion). None of the transfer stations in the region currently cater for significant diversion of materials from this waste stream.

13.  The business case was completed earlier in 2021 and found that establishing a medium scale construction and demolition facility is financially feasible but there are commercial risks with timber products that do not yet have a completely viable market (eg treated timber).

 

Procurement for landfill operations and resource recovery park

14.  Hutt City Council has commenced a process to find an experienced and motivated partner to operate Silverstream Landfill and the associated Refuse Transfer Station and Resource Recovery activities with services commencing from early 2023.

Changes at Silverstream transfer station

Resource recovery

15.  Council’s Long Term Plan has funds allocated to make significant changes to the layout of the transfer station at Silverstream Landfill.  Changes are needed to improve upon the current level of service and establish a resource recovery park.  The funding for the resource recovery changes remain subject to the completion of a business case.

16.  However, there are some no-regrets works that are now underway. This includes the construction of a new intersection, which will enable a change to the way waste is loaded out. This will eliminate a significant health and safety risk, by removing a large pit used for loading out waste. Construction is to be completed by March 2022.

Green waste

17.  Since 1 July 2021, green waste is no longer used for landfill cover, and instead is taken to Composting NZ in Kapiti for composting. Based on history green waste disposal figures, it is likely that about 2,000 tonnes of green waste will be diverted from Silverstream per year.

18.  Note that Hutt City Council’s new opt-in green waste service, with about 5,000 subscriptions at this point, may divert about 1,200 tonnes per year.

Weighing of domestic users of the transfer station

19.  Officers are continuing to work on a changed approach by which vehicles with trailers should be weighed before accessing the transfer station to more accurately reflect actual waste disposed (as opposed to charging based on vehicle type only). This is taking longer than originally expected, as additional preparatory works have to be implemented, including changes to the kiosk and weigh-station set up, and IT changes.

Hazardous waste

20.  Officers have also been working with Tonkin & Taylor and Waste Management New Zealand (WMNZ) to make significant improvements to the hazardous waste drop-off at Silverstream Transfer Station, including improved material separation and signage, making the site cleaner and more user-friendly. This also covers an increase in staffing to manage the collected materials and to direct users to the correct drop-off locations.

 

21.  The new drop-off point is now operating, and access to the drop off will be free, albeit only if users bring in only household quantities of hazardous waste and do not bring in any other waste at the same time. For any other access, regular landfill charges will apply.

22.  Note that Hutt City Council will no longer run an annual hazardous waste collection event, and will instead promote the new drop-off point at Silverstream Transfer Station, in conjunction with Upper Hutt City Council.

Climate Change Impacts and Considerations

23.  No climate change impact assessment has been carried out, as the report only provides an update on various actions.

24.  The procurement process for the new landfill operations contract will include explicit requirements regarding decarbonisation.

Consultation

25.  A meeting with the Residents Liaison Group took place on 21 July 2021.

Legal Considerations

26.  There are no legal considerations at this time.

Financial Considerations

27.  There are no financial considerations at this time.

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Appendix 1 Air space utilisation

27

2

Appendix 2 (April-June environmental performance)

28

3

Appendix 3 (July-September environmental performance)

29

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Jörn Scherzer

Head of Climate and Solid Waste

 

 

 

Author: Diljinder Uppal

Solid Waste Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved By: Helen Oram

Director Environment and Sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Attachment 1

Appendix 1 Air space utilisation

 


Attachment 2

Appendix 2 (Apr-Jun environmental performance)

 


Attachment 3

Appendix 3 (Jul-Sep environmental performance)

 


                                                                                       1                                                 26 November 2021

Hutt Valley Services Committee

29 October 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/1812)

 

 

 

 

Report no: HVSC2021/5/146

 

Akatarawa Cemetery Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

1

Akatarawa Cemetery Update

31

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: External Author

Upper Hutt City Council

 

 

 

 

 

 


Attachment 1

Akatarawa Cemetery Update

 


                                                                                       1                                                 26 November 2021

Hutt Valley Services Committee

21 October 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/1742)

 

 

 

 

Report no: HVSC2021/5/2

 

Dog Control Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

That the Committee notes and receives the information.

 

 

Background

For August, September, and October 2021:

 

 

 

Aug 2021

Sept 2021

Oct 2021

Total

Dogs euthanised

6

4

9

19

Dogs returned to owner

15

24

15

54

Dogs microchipped

7

9

4

20

Rehomed

2

3

3

8

Boarding

4

1

1

6

 

Discussion

 

1.   We have entered the dog registration period for 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The full registration fee is now in place, which is $206.40 for an entire dog and $170.00 for a desexed dog.

2.   Invoices for 10,369 dogs were sent out to dog owners on 23 June 2021. We currently have 9,604 (93%) registered dogs in Lower Hutt.

3.   Staff are working steadily to follow up on the remaining 765 (7%) unregistered dogs. Penalties for any dog not registered is a $300 infringement fine and/or seizure of the dog.

4.   There has been a big uptake from dog owners on a flexible payment plan over 4 weeks. In providing this alternative it has allowed owners facing financial difficulties a means to have their dogs registered.  This was previously a barrier to compliance. 

5.   We continue to build positive relationships with our dog owners by providing dog behavioural and training advice via home visits.

6.   The Animal Services team use pop up displays at various locations to promote micro chipping and good dog ownership.

7.   Animal Control Officers have been providing an education program to schools and also an adult education program to workplaces on dog bite prevention and training for those persons that interact with dogs during their day to day work out in the community.

8.    We continue to run a very successful rehoming program across the Hutt Valley. The facebook page for Animal Services is well received nationwide and has a huge following. Dogs are rehomed throughout New Zealand and are carefully assessed to ensure their suitability for adoption.

9.    We continue to work with SPCA and HUHA and are working on a Regional Welfare Companion Animal Emergency Plan to ensure animal welfare in the event of an emergency.

10.  Appendix 1 attached to the report shows graphs illustrating the number of impounded, released and rehomed dogs; as well as dogs euthanased, infringements issued, and microchipping completed in comparison to last year.

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

11. The Animal Services team is investigating various options for Electric Vehicles to replace fleet vehicles as they come up for renewal.

12. The new ‘one tag’ for life has gone very smoothly with dog owners providing positive feedback. The impacts on the environment were a major factor in the decision to move to one tag and we have received interest from other Councils who are looking to do the same.

 

13.  The matters addressed in this report have been considered in accordance with the process set out in Council’s Climate Change Considerations Guide.

Consultation

14. There are no consultation considerations.

Legal Considerations

15. There are no legal considerations.

Financial Considerations

16. There are no financial considerations arising from this report. Any costs from activities mentioned in the report are met by available budget.

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

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Dog Control Graphs at the end October 2021

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Author: Derek Kerite

Head of Regulatory Services

 

 

Approved By: Helen Oram

Director Environment and Sustainability

 


Attachment 1

Dog Control Graphs at the end October 2021

 

 


                                                                                       1                                                 26 November 2021

Hutt Valley Services Committee

08 November 2021

 

 

 

File: (21/1889)

 

 

 

 

Report no: HVSC2021/5/148

 

Dog Control Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendices

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Dog Control Update - Upper Hutt City Council

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Author: External Author

Upper Hutt City Council

 

 

 

 

 

 


Attachment 1

Dog Control Update - Upper Hutt City Council

 


                                                                                       1                                                 26 November 2021

Our Reference          21/1584

TO:                      Chair and Members

Hutt Valley Services Committee

FROM:                Dean Bentley

DATE:                05 October 2021

SUBJECT:           Health Office Activities Update

 

Recommendation

 

That the Committee notes and receives the information.

 

 

 

Licensed premises

 

LOWER HUTT

UPPER HUTT

COMBINED

 

Total food and sundry requiring annual inspection (eg, food, hairdressers, offensive trades, mortuaries as at 30 September 2021

825

224

1049

 

 

Food premises

 

July, August, September 2021

LOWER HUTT

UPPER HUTT

COMBINED

 

Food premises verified

63

21

84

 

 

Alcohol

 

LOWER HUTT

UPPER HUTT

COMBINED

 

Total alcohol licensed premises in the Hutt Valley as at 30 September 2021

216

75

291

 

* On-licences

116

42

158

 

* Off-licences

60

18

78

 

* Club licences

40

15

55

 

Applications received in July, August, September 2021

132

62

194

 

* Managers’ certificates – new

37

13

50

 

* Managers’ certificates - renewals

41

19

60

 

* On-licences - new

7

1

8

 

* On-licences - renewal

9

9

18

 

* Off-licences - new

2

1

3

 

* Off-licences - renewal

4

2

6

 

* Club-licences - new

0

0

0

 

* Club-licences - renewal

6

1

7

 

* Temporary Authority

3

2

5

 

* Special licences

23

14

37

 

Applications declined

0

0

0

 

Noise control

 

July, August, September 2021

LOWER HUTT

UPPER HUTT

COMBINED

 

Noise complaints received

890

n/a

n/a

 

Noise complaints attended (30 min second call)

349

71

420

 

Noise directions issued

60

17

77

 

Equipment seizures

0

0

0

 

NB: Noise complaints ‘received ‘are not logged by HCC for UHCC reporting purposes.

 

 

Nuisances

 

July, August, September 2021

LOWER HUTT

UPPER HUTT

COMBINED

 

Health nuisance complaints received

29

4

33

 

 

Consents - Environmental health comments supplied

 

July, August, September 2021

LOWER HUTT

UPPER HUTT

COMBINED

 

LIMs/Building Consent comments

n/a

84

n/a

 

Resource Consent comments

n/a

0

n/a

 

NB: LIM’s/BCs and RCs are not logged by HCC for UHCC reporting purposes

 

General (Upper Hutt City Council) – July, August September 2021

 

Administration – Training and Points of Interest

 

Food Work

1.              Food verifications were tracking well with only one verification still outstanding at the end of July. Then due to the Covid lockdown in August, these were unable to be undertaken for several weeks. There were 22 verifications overdue at the end of September.

Noise

2.              There is one ongoing heat pump noise complaint. The owner is currently looking into options to reduce the noise.

 

3.              A complaint regarding a hum in a residential area has not been resolved. Monitoring on site indicated that the noise level was neither excessive, nor unreasonable, and the officer was unable to hear the hum themselves, making locating the source extremely difficult. Despite input from various experts and agencies, the source of the noise is still unknown.

 

Amusement Devices

4.              There were no applications received for amusement devices during this period.

 

 

Bylaws

5.              Five complaints were received and investigated during this period. These related to the keeping of poultry, and smoke emissions.  All have been resolved.

Camping Grounds

6.              The two camping grounds in Upper Hutt have been inspected and approved for the 2021/2022 financial period.

Alcohol Reporting

7.              As previously reported, on 16 April 2020 Parliament passed an immediate modification order, extending the time frames within which agencies must report on all applications.

 

8.              That order has again been amended further, extending the time frame for reporting by agencies to 30 working days after 19 December 2021, being 29 February 2022. New applications are potentially most affected by this, as the District Licensing Committee is unable to grant and issue any licences without a report from the agencies. Those wishing to renew their licence can continue to operate until such time as their application is determined. So far this has had no impact on Upper Hutt premises, with no reports outstanding thus far.

Controlled Purchase Operations (CPO)/Peak Hours Compliance Visits

9.              Routine compliance visits were undertaken at ten licensed premises. One premises was found to be non-compliant.

Complaints

10.          One food complaint was received during July, regarding alleged food borne illness. The food safety officer investigated the matter and it is believed the illness was due to undercooked liver.

 

11.          Three health nuisance complaints were also received. These included:

· Feline faecal matter (continued from June)

· Odour

· Refuse at a residential property.

12.          All three matters have been resolved. Once again there was limited activity in terms of complaint investigations due to the Covid lockdown.

Hairdressers

13.          All 34 premises have been inspected for the 2021/2022 financial year.

Mortuary

14.          The sole mortuary in Upper Hutt has been inspected for the 2021/2022 period.

 

 

 

Toxic algae

15.          The status of Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt River) is currently safe to swim and allow dogs nearby, although this is likely to change with the coming warmer months.

Hazardous Substances

16.          Nothing to report.

Administration/Training

17.          Officers have used their time during lockdown to carry on with on-line food safety training and completing their learning plans in order to achieve their annual CPD points.

 

Climate Change Impact and Considerations

18.          In line with Council’s sustainability work, officers do consider options to reduce the environmental impact of this work, and for this work to contribute to these outcomes. One example being the use of an electric vehicle at the Upper Hutt Office.

Consultation

19.          There are no consultation considerations.

Legal Considerations

20.          There are no legal considerations.

Financial Considerations

21.          There are no financial considerations.

 

 

 

 

Appendices

There are no appendices for this report.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Dean Bentley

Environmental Health Manager

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Derek Kerite

Head of Regulatory Services

 

 

 

Approved By: Helen Oram

Director Environment and Sustainability