1                                         22 November 2021

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Komiti Hanganga |Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee

 

Minutes of a meeting held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road,

Lower Hutt on

 Monday 22 November 2021 commencing at 2.00pm

 

 

 

PRESENT:

Cr D Hislop (Chair)

Mayor C Barry

 

Cr B Dyer (from 2.03pm)

Cr K Brown (from 2.16pm)

 

Cr N Shaw

Cr A Mitchell (Deputy Chair)

 

Cr L Sutton

 

 

APOLOGIES:                  An apology was received from Cr Barratt and an apology for lateness was received from Cr Dyer.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:        Ms J Miller, Chief Executive

Ms H Oram, Director Environment and Sustainability (via audio-visual link)

Mr K Puketapu-Dentice, Director Economy and Development

Mr D Kerite, Head of Regulatory Services (part meeting)

Mr B Hodgins, Strategic Advisor (part meeting)

Mr N Eagle, Senior Resource Consents Planner Planning (part meeting)

Mr C Agate, Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

                                          Ms T Lealofi, Democracy Advisor

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.       APOLOGIES

Resolved:    (Cr Hislop/Cr Mitchell)                                   Minute No. IARCC 21501 (02)

That the apology received from Cr Barratt be accepted and leave of absence be granted and the apology for lateness from Cr Dyer be accepted.”

 

2.       PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

3.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS  

         

          There were no conflicts of interest.  

          There were no conflicts of interest.4.

Proposed Temporary Road Closure - Avenue from January - March 2022 (21/1981)

 

In accordance to Standing Order 10.9, this item was withdrawn by the Chief Executive.  

5.       Information Items

a)

Three Waters Update (21/1818)

Report No. IARCC2021/5/142 by the Strategic Advisor

 

The Strategic Advisor elaborated on the report. He noted the delay of the capex report year to date budget due to COVID-19. He highlighted the issue with the inspections programme that had been undertaken on the critical assets. He said Wellington Water Limited would look into the matter. He noted a fault had been located with the Knowing your Pipes project in Wainuiomata. He said there was consideration to replace the whole pipeline.

Cr Dyer joined the meeting at 2.03pm.

Mayor Barry left the meeting at 2.05pm and rejoined at 2.06pm.

 

Resolved: (Cr Hislop/Cr Shaw)                                Minute No. IARCC 21502 (02)

“That the Committee receives the report and notes its contents.”

 

b)

Street Names Approved by Community Boards (21/1859)

Memorandum dated 3 November 2021 by the Traffic Engineer - Network Operations

 

The Traffic Engineer - Network Operations elaborated on the memorandum.

Cr Dyer thanked the officers for their work. He said it was good for the committee to have an oversight of names selected and agreed by the Community Boards. 

 

Resolved: (Cr Hislop/Cr Dyer)                              Minute No. IARCC 21503 (02)

“That the Committee receives and notes the contents of the memorandum.”

 

c)

Regulatory Matters (21/1806)

Report No. IARCC2021/5/143 by the Head of Regulatory Services

 

The Head of Regulatory Services elaborated on the report. He highlighted the high volume of building and resource consent applications received to date. He noted the Guidance Document released by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on building new tiny homes regarding rules and requirements to be considered.

In response to a question from a member, the Head of Regulatory Services said officers would report back on the number of properties affected by housing developments in the future.

Cr Brown joined the meeting at 2.16pm.

In response to a question from a member, the Head of Regulatory Services said officers would report back on the updated number of dwelling units in the future.

Cr Dyer noted the number of resource consents received to date was satisfactory. He said it was good to see further housing developments in Lower Hutt.

Mayor Barry commended officers for their work regarding high volumes of building and resource consent applications received. He noted that if any advice was required from a governance perspective then officers should seek support through the committee.

The Chief Executive commended officers for their work. She said additional staff  would be considered to undertake the work as the workload continued to increase.

The Chair also thanked the officers for their work.

 

Resolved: (Cr Hislop/Cr Dyer)                                 Minute No. IARCC 21504 (02)

“That the Committee receives and notes the information.”

 

d)

Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee Work Programme (21/1623)

Report No. IARCC2021/5/144 by the Democracy Advisor

 

The Chief Executive noted public consultation was in place for the proposed Let’s Get Wellington Moving project. She said the committee may provide guidance if Council agreed to submit a submission.

 

Resolved: (Cr Hislop/Cr Mitchell)                           Minute No. IARCC 21505 (02)

“That the work programme be noted and received.”

6.       QUESTIONS

There were no questions.

 

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 2.24pm.

 

 

 

 

 

D Hislop

CHAIR

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 16th day of December 2021.