0                                           22 February 2022

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Komiti Ratonga Rangatōpū me te Rautaki

Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee

 

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

 Tuesday 22 February 2022 commencing at 2.00pm

 

 

PRESENT:

Cr S Edwards (Chair)

Mayor C Barry

 

Cr G Barratt (until 4.08pm)

Cr J Briggs

 

Cr K Brown (Deputy Chair)

Cr B Dyer

 

Cr D Hislop

Deputy Mayor T Lewis

 

Cr C Milne (until 5.29pm)

Cr A Mitchell

 

Cr S Rasheed

Cr N Shaw

 

Cr L Sutton

 

 

APOLOGIES:                  There were no apologies.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:        Ms A Blackshaw, Director Neighbourhoods and Communities

Mr J Griffiths, Acting Director Strategy and Engagement (via audio-visual link)

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

Mr K Puketapu-Dentice, Director Economy and Development (part meeting)

Ms J Livschitz, Group Chief Financial Officer (part meeting)

Mr B Hodgins, Strategic Advisor and Electoral Officer (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)

Mr G Craig, Head of Business and Economy (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)
Ms K Waldegrave, Principal Policy Advisor (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)

Ms C Ellis, Head of Chief Executive’s Office (part meeting)

Mr M Jennings, Kaitatari Tumuaki Māori (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)

Ms P Rotherham, Head of Planning (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)

Ms K Alkema, Chief People Officer (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)

Mr N Geard, Principal Policy Planner (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)

Ms C Taylor, Principal Advisor Research and Evaluation (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)
Ms S Page, Senior Management Accountant (part meeting) (via audio-visual link)

Ms K Stannard, Head of Democratic Services

Ms J Randall, Democracy Advisor


 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

 

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!

1.       APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

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 4a) Seaview Marina Limited Draft Statement of Intent 2022/23 to 2024/25 and item 5 Seaview Marina Limited Six Month Report to 31 December 2021.  Cr Hislop took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

Cr Brown declared a conflict of interest relating to Item 4b) Urban Plus Group Draft Statement of Intent 2022/23 to 2024/25 and item 6 Urban Plus Group Six Month Report to 31 December 2021.  Cr Brown took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

 

Precedence of Business

 

In terms of Standing Order 10.4, the Chair accorded precedence to items 5 and 6 to follow item 4b).

 

The items are recorded in the order in which they were listed on the agenda.

 


 

4.       Recommendations to Council

a)                i)

Seaview Marina Limited Draft Statement of Intent 2022/23 to 2024/25 (22/210)

 

Cr Hislop declared a conflict of interest and took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

Mr Tim Lidgard, Chief Executive Seaview Marina Limited (SML) and
Mr Peter Steel, Chair of the SML Board were in attendance for the item.

Mr Lidgard and Mr Steel elaborated on the report.  Mr Steel noted SML was entering a transition period. He outlined a number of activities that might impact its finances from 2023/24.

In response to questions from members, Mr Steel explained SML did have a range of plans in place to reduce carbon emissions. He agreed to add them to the SML performance measures. He said SML was working with the Wellington Electric Boat Building Company to support its growth plans by providing a range of facilities.

 

ReCOMMENDED: (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                  Minute No. PFSC 22101

“That the Committee recommends that Council:

 

(1)   notes the Seaview Marina (SML) Board has submitted a draft Statement of Intent (SOI) for the three years 2022/23 to 2024/25, attached as Appendix 1 to this report, in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002;

(2)   notes that officers have reviewed the draft SOI for compliance with the Local Government Act 2002 and provided their analysis;

(3)   receives the draft SOI;

(4)   reviews the draft SOI ; and

(5)   provides comment for the SML Board to consider in finalising its SOI.”

 


 

 

b)

Urban Plus Group Draft Statement of Intent 2022/23 to 2024/25 (22/220)

 

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

Mr Daniel Moriarty, Chief Executive Urban Plus Ltd (UPL) and
Ms Pamela Bell Board Chair UPL were in attendance for the item.

Mr Moriarty and Ms Bell elaborated on the report. They reported UPL was still in transition and was negotiating the broader housing objectives they had been tasked with. They advised UPL was creating partnerships with community housing organisations while also looking at affordable housing within its own remit.

In response to questions from members, Mr Moriarty highlighted the challenges of purchasing building sites close to transport hubs when there was competition from developers. He advised the increased costs forecast for personnel were a result of higher market rates and an additional position to support UPL’s wider remit.

 

ReCOMMENDED: (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                Minute No. PFSC 22102

“That the Committee recommends that Council:

(1)   notes that the Urban Plus Group (UPL) Board has submitted a draft Statement of Intent (SOI) 2022/23 - 2024/25, attached as Appendix 1 to the report, in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002;

(2)   notes that officers have reviewed the draft SOI for compliance with the Local Government Act 2002 and provided their analysis;

(3)   receives the draft SOI;

(4)   reviews the draft SOI; and

(5)   provides comment for the UPL Board to consider in finalising its SOI.”

 


 

 

c)

Kaupapa Here Tapanga (Naming Policy) (22/74)

 

The Chair read a statement on behalf of Mr Lee Hunter, Chief Executive, Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika, attached as page 17 to the minutes.

Speaking under public comment, Mr Max Shierlaw highlighted Council’s obligation to publicly consult prior to the adoption of Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027. He believed Council was obligated to consult under the Local Government Act and to satisfy Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

 

In response to questions from members, Mr Shierlaw considered Council should partner with the Lower Hutt community not just Mana Whenua. He believed he had engaged equally with Mana Whenua on all issues when he had been a Hutt City Councillor.

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Rudy van Baarle considered the proposed Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027 (the proposed policy) was unfairly prioritising a particular race. He did not believe Council should be outsourcing its decision-making. He said public consultation was essential prior to the proposed policy’s adoption.

 

In response to a question from a member, Mr van Baarle said he did not consider it was a relevant consideration that Māori street names were a 22% minority in the city.

 

Speaking under public comment, Ms Kathryn Irvine expressed concern that the process was unfair. She noted a balance of people in the community were not included in the decision-making process.  She said the names of streets needed to be appropriate to the history of all peoples, not just Māori. She added any future move to make changes to street names would be hurtful and a burden on the ratepayer.

 

In response to questions Ms Irvine said she considered the hurt caused to Māori by colonial changes to place names was historical. She added if Māori held grudges it would be divisive. She suggested Council was listening to one group of people and not providing the same opportunities to others.

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Grant Quinn believed a small group of New Zealanders were trying to change New Zealand’s history and cause division. He noted many cultures arrived in New Zealand and that should be acknowledged. He proposed that all ratepayers should have the opportunity to have a say on the Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027.

 

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Chris MacKay on behalf of Mr John O’Leary said there existed an assumption colonialism was evil despite the benefits it had brought to New Zealand. He said the Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027 failed to recognise all New Zealanders as one people. He considered place names should be easy to read. He urged Council to give all its citizens a chance to have their say.

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Chris MacKay suggested Council should consult more widely on the Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027 before Council made a decision. He believed it was racist to engage only with Mana Whenua.

 

In response to questions from members Mr MacKay said all citizens needed to be part of a partnership with Council, not just Mana Whenua. He did not want Mana Whenua to hold a veto on street names. He noted Māori were a minority percentage of Lower Hutt’s population.

The Acting Director Strategy and Engagement elaborated on the report. He confirmed the proposed Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027 (policy) did not trigger Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  He highlighted the proposed policy would add clarity to the street naming process.

The Kaitatari Tumuaki Māori noted the current Naming Policy was not best practice and did not align with Council’s objective of a city where everybody thrived. He considered the current Naming Policy did not meet Māori expectations and interests and demonstrated little interest in the views of Mana Whenua. He noted the proposed policy was mana enhancing, would provide purposeful engagement with Mana Whenua and would provide a high level of transparency.

In response to questions from members, the Acting Director, Strategy and Engagement confirmed that officers had considered a range of factors when reviewing the current Naming Policy. He added engagement would be an annual process where there would be an opportunity for residents to suggest names. He indicated consultation might be city-wide or targeted depending where areas of development were occurring. He expected the proposed policy would make the naming process more efficient and effective.  He agreed to clarify the process in the proposed policy for when names proposed by Mana Whenua were not inherently Māori.

Cr Brown left the meeting at 3.21pm and rejoined the meeting at 3.23pm.

Cr Briggs expressed support for the recommendations. He said it was a privilege to uphold Council’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. He added the proposed policy enhanced the mana of Mana Whenua and enriched Council’s partnership with them.

Cr Hislop expressed support for the recommendations. She expressed trust that Mana Whenua would act in good faith and be respectful of everybody in the community when street names were being considered. She noted the process did provide an opportunity for consultation.

Cr Barratt expressed concern with the recommendations noting that she would be voting against them. She believed the public should have been consulted on the proposed policy. She agreed with the public speakers that the proposed policy excluded parts of the community.

Cr Shaw expressed support for the recommendations. She believed the proposed policy would provide an opportunity to work together.

Cr Brown expressed support for the recommendations. She said it represented genuine engagement with Mana Whenua. She acknowledged the students at Wainuiomata High School who acted with courage to highlight the issue of street naming in Lower Hutt.

Cr Sutton expressed concern with the recommendations. She believed the proposed policy did meet the threshold of significance and wider consultation should have taken place.

Cr Rasheed expressed concern with the recommendations. She believed the proposed policy would create division. She considered Lower Hutt was multi-cultural not bicultural. She believed the Lower Hutt community should have been consulted on the proposed policy. 

Cr Mitchell expressed support for the recommendations. He noted all place names in Lower Hutt were Māori before the settlers arrived. He noted only 22% were still Māori. He considered it was important to normalise te reo names in the community.

Cr Milne expressed concern with the recommendations.  He believed outsourcing decisions to a third party was an abdication of Council’s duties. He considered Council should consult residents on the proposed policy.

Cr Dyer expressed support for the recommendations. He believed the new process would help provide more suitable names for the city. He added it would enable Council to recognise the dedication of many in Lower Hutt, not just Māori.

Mayor Barry expressed support for the recommendations. He noted Council’s current Naming Policy had created division, hurt and frustration within Mana Whenua and in submitters across Lower Hutt.  He said the proposed policy would allow Council to make decisions in a respectful way. He urged all members to understand Lower Hutt’s history and fulfill Council’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Chair expressed support for the recommendations. He noted Māori names had been sidelined in the past and needed to be given priority. He noted this did not preclude other names. He expressed a firm belief in the goodwill of Mana Whenua.

Cr Briggs expressed concern about underlying racism and fear. He believed Mana Whenua worked in good faith with Council and were supportive and enabling. He considered the proposed policy would help address inequity in a small way.

 

ReCOMMENDED: (By Division) (Cr Briggs/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                                                                                                                   Minute No. PFSC 22103

“That the Committee recommends that Council:

(1)   adopts the proposed Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027 (the proposed Policy) attached as Appendix 1 to the report;

 

(2)   agrees to amend the community boards’ delegations to reflect that the naming of new roads and alterations to street names will be in accordance with the proposed Policy;

 

(3)   approves the current Kaupapa Here Tapanga Register (the Register) for public notification attached as Appendix 2 to the report;

 

(4)   notes that Mana Whenua are working with Councils regionally to develop a register of names and identify the areas in the region where they should be used;

 

(5)   notes that these names, once agreed, will be added to the Register and publicly notified with all other approved names;

 

(6)   notes that the Register is a “living document” and that as names are approved, they will be added to the Register;

 

(7)   notes that the new names will be publicly notified annually;

 

(8)   notes that areas experiencing particularly intensive development will be given specific opportunities to provide suggested names, which once approved, will be added to the Register;

 

(9)   notes that developers will be advised of both the proposed Policy and process through the usual networks and asked to provide any names that they would like considered for inclusion in the Register; and

 

(10) notes that a specific website page will be set up to enable community members to propose names.

The motion was declared carried by division with the voting as follows:

For

 

Mayor Barry

Deputy Mayor Lewis

Cr Briggs

Cr Brown

Cr Dyer

Cr Edwards

Cr Hislop

Cr Mitchell

Cr Shaw

 

Against

 

Cr Milne

Cr Rasheed

Cr Sutton

Total: 9

Total: 3

 

Cr Barratt abstained from voting on the above matter.

The meeting adjourned at 4.08pm and resumed at 4.21pm.

Cr Barratt left the meeting at 4.08pm.

d)

Review of Financial Delegation Policy and Procurement Policy (22/17)

 

The Group Chief Financial Officer elaborated on the report. She highlighted a new aspect of the Financial Delegation Policy would bring forward capital budgets to allow more flexibility in delivering Council’s capital investments programme and help accelerate projects.

 

ReCOMMENDED: (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                    Minute No. PFSC 22104

“That the Committee recommends that Council:

 

(1)   receives and notes the report;

(2)   approves the updated Financial Delegation Policy attached as Appendix 1 to the report; and

(3)   approves the updated Procurement Policy attached as Appendix 2 to the report.”

 


 

e)

Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 and its to implications for the District Plan review (22/352)

 

The Head of Planning elaborated on the report. She considered Option 2  was the most cost effective option. She also considered it was also the most attainable considering the time and resources available and was the easiest for the community to follow. She explained the process would involve preparing a draft Intensification Plan Change followed by a public information campaign. She advised feedback would be publicly sought in April 2022 and a final draft would be considered by Council in May and June 2022 for adoption by July 2022. She added this would allow the Intensification Plan Change to be notified in time for government’s statutory deadline of August 2022. 

In response to questions from members, the Principal Policy Planner advised Council was not constrained when applying qualifying matters to the areas currently identified in the District Plan. He said Council could include other qualifying matter areas where there was new information such as for historic areas and natural hazard areas.  He added under the Intensification Planning Instrument, qualifying matters could only be used to modify building heights and densities, not other potential impacts on historic areas or natural hazards. He confirmed that if a building was not currently included in the District Plan schedule of  heritage buildings, it would be able to be demolished until Council’s future District Plan changes came into effect. He confirmed intensification would impact all residential areas of Lower Hutt except the Hill Residential and Landscape Protection Residential Activity Areas.

The Director, Environment and Sustainability was asked to circulate to members any advice provided to Council on the matter of District Plan reviews that were taking place prior to the repeal of the Resource Management Act and before its new requirements were known.

 

ReCOMMENDED: (Cr Edwards/Cr Mitchell)             Minute No. PFSC 22105

“That the Committee recommends that Council:

(1)     notes and receives the officer’s report attached as Appendix 1 (Report No. PFSC2022/1/41) to the report; and

(2)     proceeds with the District Plan review through Option 2:  An Intensification Planning Instrument plan change followed by full new District Plan.”

 


 

 

f)

Intensification Planning Instrument - Initial Option Identification and Analysis (22/353)

 

The Head of Planning elaborated on the report.  She explained the mandatory and discretionary aspects of the Intensification Planning Instrument (IPI). She recognised these aspects would signal a significant change particularly for residential areas.

In response to a question from a member, the Principal Policy Planner confirmed there would no longer be vehicle parking minimums in the proposed District Plan.

In response to questions from members, the Head of Planning advised further information would be presented to the District Plan Review Subcommittee meeting on 17 March 2022.

Mayor Barry expressed frustration that government was taking a blanket approach across the country to high density housing. He highlighted the risk of intensifying housing with no car parking spaces in areas where public transport was not available.

 

ReCOMMENDED: (Cr Edwards/Mayor Barry)            Minute No. PFSC 22106

“That the Committee recommends that Council

(1)   notes that Council is required under Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act to notify an Intensification Planning Instrument by 20 August 2022 to enable greater building heights and density, primarily in residential and commercial areas;

(2)   notes that Council opposed the Enabling Housing and Other Matters Amendment Act in its submission to Parliament’s Environment Committee in November 2021;

(3)   notes that all other tier one territorial authorities (including Kapiti Coast District, Porirua City, Upper Hutt City and Wellington City Councils) are also required to notify an intensification planning instrument by 20 August 2022;

(4)   receives the information contained in the report (Report No.PFSC2022/1/42);

(5)   directs officers to work alongside other councils in the region to align their approach and process as much as reasonably practicable;

(6)   directs officers in the engagement plan to clearly outline what Council is required to do under legislation and what Council has discretion to do in this Intensification Planning Instrument; and

(7)   directs officers to publicly advertise an initial draft of the Intensification Planning Instrument in March/April 2022.”

 

g)

2022 Triennial Local Government Elections (22/171)

 

The Electoral Officer elaborated on the report.

 

ReCOMMENDED: (Cr Edwards/Cr Mitchell)         Minute No. PFSC 22107

“That the Committee recommends that Council:

(1)   notes that in accordance with regulation 31 of the Local Electoral Regulations 2001, Council has the ability to determine the method used to order the names on the voting paper for the 2022 triennial local elections, using alphabetical, random or pseudo-random order;

(2)   agrees to use the random order method of arranging candidates’ names on the voting paper for the 2022 triennial local elections for Lower Hutt City and its community boards; and

(3)   agrees that the election for the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust be conducted in conjunction with the 2022 triennial local elections for Lower Hutt City.

 

5.

Seaview Marina Limited Six Month Report to 31 December 2021 (22/183)

Report No. PFSC2022/1/27 by the Senior Management Accountant

 

Cr Hislop declared a conflict of interest and took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

Mr Tim Lidgard, Chief Executive Seaview Marina Limited (SML) and Mr Peter Steel, Board Chair SML were in attendance for the item.

Mr Steel elaborated on the report.

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Cr Shaw)                                       Minute No. PFSC 22108

“That the Committee receives the half year report from Seaview Marina Limited attached as Appendix 1 to the report.”

 

6.

Urban Plus Group Six Month Report to 31 December 2021 (22/221)

Report No. PFSC2022/1/26 by the Senior Accountant

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

Mr Daniel Moriarty, Chief Executive Urban Plus Ltd (UPL) and Ms Pamela Bell, Board Chair UPL were in attendance for the item.

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Cr Mitchell)                                   Minute No. PFSC 22109

“That the Committee receives the half year report from Urban Plus Limited Group attached as Appendix 1 to the report.”

7.

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Six Monthly Report to
31 December 2021
(22/78)

Report No. PFSC2022/1/25 by the Head of Business and Economy

 

Mr Patrick McGibbon, Chief Executive Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce (HVCC) and Mr Mark Skelly, President HVCC were in attendance for the item.

Mr McGibbon and Mr Skelly elaborated on the report.  Mr McGibbon acknowledged the contribution and support of Council’s Head of Business and Economy.

Members thanked Mr McGibbon, Mr Skelly and HVCC for their contribution to Lower Hutt’s resilience and for assisting young job-seekers into trades.

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Cr Hislop)                                      Minute No. PFSC 22110

“That the Committee notes and receives the report.”

8.

Seaview Business Association 12 Monthly Report to
31 December 2021
(22/79)

Report No. PFSC2022/1/28 by the Advisor - Business and Economy

 

Mr Mike Henderson, Chairperson Seaview Business Association was in attendance for the item.

Mr Henderson elaborated on the report. 

The Chair requested that officers keep members updated on the issues raised by
Mr Henderson, namely illegal street racing, waste management and flood protection.

Mayor Barry left the meeting at 5.28pm and rejoined at 5.30pm.

Cr Milne left the meeting at 5.29pm.

Cr Sutton left meeting at 5.30pm and rejoined at 5.32pm.

Cr Dyer left meeting at 5.35pm and rejoined at 5.38pm

Cr Dyer left the meeting at 5.46pm and rejoined via audio-visual link at 6.07pm.

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Cr Mitchell)                                   Minute No. PFSC 22111

“That the Committee receives and notes the information.”

9.

Council performance overview for the half year ended
31 December 2021
(22/18)

Report No. PFSC2022/1/29 by the Principal - Portfolio Performance

 

In response to a question from a member, the Director Economy and Development said Kāinga Ora would be making a decision on Council’s funding proposal to the Valley Floor Infrastructure Acceleration Fund in April 2022.

In response to questions from members, the Principal Advisor, Research and Evaluation advised Council had asked Waka Kotahi if it could collect data on road conditions that were connected to accidents and was waiting for a response. She advised the main reasons several residents were dissatisfied with the green waste collection service was the frequency of collection and confusion about the dates of collection.

The Strategic Advisor reminded members a complete review of waste collection services would be undertaken 12 months from when the new rubbish and recycling services were instigated in 2021.

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Cr Briggs)                                      Minute No. PFSC 22112

“That the Committee receives and notes the report.”

 


 

10.     Information Items

a)

Three Waters Reform Update (22/211)

Report No. PFSC2022/1/30 by the Strategic Advisor

 

The Strategic Advisor elaborated on the report. He highlighted that officers had updated the recommendations contained in the report to reflect new information from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). He advised that although the Water Services Entities Bill (the Bill) was delayed, Council could still engage with residents on the proposed Bill in March 2022. He added applications for the first tranche of funding from DIA would open from March to August 2022. He noted DIA was advising local authorities to commence considering project opportunities for its funding applications. He indicated it was likely Council could receive funds in the order of $6-8M.

In response to a question from a member, the Strategic Advisor did not believe consultation would be impacted by small changes to the Bill. The Acting Director Strategy and Engagement added that Council’s consultation platform would be updated regularly and would link to a government website.

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Mayor Barry)                       Minute No. PFSC 22113

“That the Committee:

(1)   receives and notes the report;

(2)   notes that Government previously signalled it would introduce the Water Services Entities Bill (the Bill) to Parliament before Christmas 2021 and Council agreed to engage with residents once the Bill was introduced;

(3)   notes that the Bill is now expected to be introduced in mid-2022;

(4)   agrees to engage with residents in March 2022 using information that is currently and will soon be available from the Governance Working Group, and where possible, work with other councils in the region to align engagement; and

(5)   delegates to the Mayor and Chairs of Standing Committees to finalise engagement material with officers and notify Councillors in advance of engagement commencing.”

b)

Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee Work Programme 2022 (22/227)

Report No. PFSC2022/1/31 by the Democracy Advisor

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Deputy Mayor Lewis)         Minute No. PFSC 22114

“That the Work Programme be received and noted.”

 

 

11.     QUESTIONS

There were no questions.

12.     EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

 

 

Resolved(Cr Edwards/Cr Mitchell)                                  Minute No. PFSC 22115

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

13.       Strategic Property Portfolio - Update (22/77)

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.

 

 

 

Strategic Property Portfolio - Update.

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)).

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 public section of the meeting closed at 5.56 pm.  The public excluded section of the meeting closed at 6.15pm.

 

 

 

 

S Edwards

CHAIR

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 23rd day of March 2022

Tena koe e te tiamana

Taranaki Whānui fully endorses and supports the proposed naming policy as developed by your team in collaboration with us.

Hutt City Council is taking the lead on many fronts and this is one of them.

Taranaki Whānui have envisioned the use of our Māori names throughout our city and takiwa for years and it is great to see Hutt City Council working alongside to try and achieve this – this is partnership in action.

This is a positive step as we start to reclaim our old names and bring about a change in our society that recognises our presence as Mana Whenua.

I hope and Trust that all Councillors support this policy and work with us as your partners to give life to our histories and narratives as Mana Whenua.

We would like to thank the work of your Policy Team and in particular the efforts of Matiu Jennings in bringing us into this korero and kaupapa.

We fully endorse this policy.

Nga mihi, Lee Hunter

CE, Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika