0                                               23 March 2022

TE KAUNIHERA O TE AWA KAIRANGI | HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Minutes of an ordinary meeting of The Hutt City Council held via Zoom on

 Wednesday 23 March 2022 commencing at 2.00pm

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor C Barry (Chair)

Deputy Mayor T Lewis

(via audio-visual link)

Cr G Barratt

Cr J Briggs

 

Cr K Brown

Cr B Dyer

 

Cr S Edwards

Cr D Hislop

 

Cr C Milne

Cr A Mitchell

 

Cr S Rasheed

Cr N Shaw

 

Cr L Sutton

 

 

APOLOGIES:                  There were no apologies.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:        Ms J Miller, Chief Executive

(via audio-visual link)      Ms A Blackshaw, Director Neighbourhoods and Communities

Mr J Griffiths, Director Strategy and Engagement

Ms J Livschitz, Group Chief Financial Officer

Ms K Stannard, Head of Democratic Services

Mr J Kingsbury, Head of Transport (part meeting)

Ms P Rotherham, Head of Planning (part meeting)

Ms K Waldegrave, Acting Head of Strategy and Planning

Mr J Scherzer, Head of Climate and Solid Waste (part meeting)

Mr B Hodgins, Strategic Advisor (part meeting)

Mr B Hu, Traffic Engineering Manager

Mr N Geard, Principal Environmental Policy Analyst (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!

 

2.       APOLOGIES

 There were no apologies.

3.       PUBLIC COMMENT

Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.

4.

Mayoral Statement

Mayor Barry spoke to his statement attached as pages 26-27 to the minutes.

5.

Chief Executive's Statement

The Chief Executive spoke to her statement attached as pages 28-30 to the minutes.

6.       Presentation

Wastewater Treatment Plant Review

Mr Colin Crampton, Chief Executive, Wellington Water Limited (WWL) provided a verbal update.  He advised WWL had ceased to fluoridate water at two of its four water treatment plants in 2021 and had not advised the community or stakeholders.  He acknowledged this fell short of the expectations of WWL and the public.  He apologised for any anxiety caused.  He further advised the WWL Board had launched an independent inquiry which WWL fully supported.  He added that the main focus was now on restoring the fluoridation plants.  He elaborated on the effect of COVID on WWL staff.

Mr Crampton advised that Veolia had been granted the Wastewater Treatment Plants contract after an open market tender process.  He added that since the contract had been let several issues had emerged, culminating in the August 2021 Porirua sludge overflow incident.  He said following that incident, WWL had launched an independent inquiry into the full Veolia contract, which had been completed in December 2021.  He advised the findings of the inquiry highlighted that Veolia had not sufficiently resourced the operation and that WWL had not managed the contract adequately.  He further advised WWL had accepted all the recommendations of the review and management was formulating an Improvement Plan.  He said that the Improvement Plan would be reported to the Steering Group, the WWL Board, the Wellington Water Committee and stakeholder councils shortly.  He undertook to regularly update councils on the progress of the Improvement Plan.

7.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS

          Cr Hislop declared a conflict of interest in relation to item 8b), 4a) ‘Seaview Marina Limited Draft Statement of Intent 2022/23 to 2024/25’ as she was Council’s representative on the Board of Seaview Marina Limited.  She took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

          Cr Brown declared a conflict of interest in relation to item 8b, 4b) ‘Urban Plus Limited Draft Statement of Intent 2022/23 to 2024/25’ as she was Council’s representative on the Board of Urban Plus Limited.  She took no part in discussion or voting on the matter.

8.       Committee Minutes with Recommended Items

a)      Komiti Iti Ara Waka | Traffic Subcommittee

 

17 February 2022

 

 

Resolved:            (Cr Dyer/Cr Mitchell)                                    Minute No. C 22101

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 February 2022, with the exception of items 4a) to 4d), be adopted.”

 

Recommended Items

Item 4a)

Hewer Crescent, Naenae - Broken Yellow Lines (22/58)

 

Resolved:       (Cr Dyer/Cr Mitchell)                      Minute No. C 22102

“That Council:

(1)   notes and receives the report;

(2)   approves the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction on a 28 metre section of Hewer Crescent, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. TSC2022/1/13;

(3)   rescinds any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they conflict with the traffic controls described in this resolution; and

(4)   notes that this resolution will take effect once the appropriate signage and/or road marking has been installed.”

For the reasons of traffic flow optimisation and safer vehicle movement.

 

Item 4b)

Restrictions installed under Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 (22/70)

 

Resolved:           (Cr Dyer/Cr Mitchell)                 Minute No. C 22103

“That Council:

(1)   notes and receives the report.

(2)   approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (eight metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving the property located at 134 Hutt Road, Petone, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(3)   approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (nine metres) across the vehicle accesses (driveways) serving property numbers 16 and 18 Tirangi Road, Moera, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 2 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(4)   approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (37 metres) on the inside of a bend outside property numbers 163 to 165 Riverside Drive, Waiwhetu, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 3 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(5)   approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (14.5 metres) across vehicle accesses (driveways) serving property numbers 9, 11, 12 and 13 Levin Grove, Kelson, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 4 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(6)   approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (five metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) servicing property number 1 Dempsey Street on Rata Street, Naenae, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 5 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14t;

(7)   approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (eight metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 18 Main Road, Wainuiomata, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 6 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(8)   approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (nine metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 110 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 7 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(9)   approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (8.5 metres) across the vehicle accesses (driveways) serving property numbers 64 and 1/66 Brunswick Street, Hutt Central, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 8 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(10) approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restrictions (11 metres and 9 metres) across the vehicle accesses (driveways) serving property numbers 7 to 9 and 13 Richmond Street, Petone, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 9 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(11) approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 13 King Street, Petone, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 10 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(12) approves retrospectively the installation of a No Stopping – At All Times restriction (five metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property 57 Owen Street, Belmont, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 11 to the report and asks officers to extend the broken yellow line to the edge of the driveway between 57 and 59 Owen Street, Belmont, subject to agreement from the property owner at 59 Owen Street, Belmont;

(13) approves retrospectively the installation of multiple No Stopping – At All Times restrictions (90 metres) across the vehicle accesses (driveways) serving NZOSL Hutt City Terminal at 55 Port Road, Seaview, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 12 to Report No. TSC2022/1/14;

(14) rescinds any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they conflict with the traffic controls described in this resolution; and

(15) notes that these restrictions have already been installed and are currently being enforced through the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.”

For the reason that the parking restrictions appear in the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, and these resolutions formally reinforce the restriction(s) as recommended in Part 13 – Parking Control – Traffic Control Devices Manual.

 

Item 4c)

Proposed Changes to Route 150 (Kelson - Lower Hutt - Maungaraki - Petone) Bus Stop Configuration (22/106)

 

Cr Dyer explained that the Traffic Subcommittee (the subcommittee) had requested a review of the process of the bus stops project be considered by the subcommittee before any further decisions on bus stop changes occurred.  He said this was due to concerns about the level of consultation being undertaken by Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC).  He noted that all bus stops in the city were being reviewed and, if required, changes were being made in accordance with regulations.

In response to questions from members, the Head of Transport advised officers were working in collaboration with GWRC and were reviewing the consultation process.  He acknowledged that any proposed changes required a robust consultation process.  He confirmed that officers would raise concerns if they opposed any proposed changes made by GWRC to a bus stop.  He agreed that agreement between all parties was required prior to any reports being considered by the subcommittee.  He agreed to report back regarding the process and whether the officer’s recommendations could be overturned by GWRC.  

In response to questions from a member, the Head of Transport advised decisions made about the Wainuiomata bus stop review would not be revisited.  He said all recommendations for future bus stops were on hold pending the report being considered by the subcommittee. 

In response to further questions from members, the Traffic Engineering Manager advised that officers had no issues with the Wainuiomata bus stop changes.  He acknowledged some in the community did not agree with all the proposed changes.  He advised the specification guidelines for bus stops required large lead-in and exit-out areas and that each bus stop was individually reviewed.  He added the proximity to intersections, accessways and pedestrian requirements were considered in the review.  He said that a different solution for each bus stop was often required.  

Mayor Barry advised he had arranged a meeting between interested parties of the Victoria Street bus stop.

Cr Briggs said he had understood the outcome of the subcommittee meeting was that work on all bus stops, including those in Wainuiomata, would cease pending the outcome of the review. He acknowledged that a number of bus stops required changes to be made to them in order for them to comply with the national regulations. 

Cr Brown spoke in opposition to the motion.   She expressed concerned that the process to change Wainuiomata bus stops was different to the rest of the city.

Cr Dyer advised the call for a review of the process and the halting of all construction works was to ensure that the appropriate people were involved in the process. 

 

Resolved:          (Cr Dyer/Cr Shaw)                        Minute No. C 22104

“That Council:

(1)   notes and receives the report;

(2)   approves the proposed changes attached as Appendix A to Report No. TSC2022/1/15;

(3)   requests the following bus stops to be excluded from the resolution: 8046; 8047; 8059; 8206; 8212; 9058; 9060; 9062; 8060; 8062; 8215; 9051; 9214; 9218;

(4)   asks officers to work in partnership with Greater Wellington Regional Council on the excluded bus stops;

(5)   asks the officers to prepare a report outlining the process for reviewing future bus routes;

(6)   notes that these resolutions will take effect once the appropriate signage and/or road-markings have been installed; and

(7)  rescinds any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they conflict with the traffic controls described in this resolution.”

 

Resolved:         (Cr Brown/Cr Briggs)                     Minute No. C 22105

“That Council instructs officers to clarify the bus stop process to take a view over the Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata with Greater Wellington Regional Council.”

Item 4d)

The Beltway - Cycle-only Path (22/176)

 

Resolved:        (Cr Dyer/Cr Mitchell)                     Minute No. C 22106

“That Council:

(1)   notes and receives the report; and

(2)   approves the classification of ‘The Beltway’ as a 6.5 kilometre cycle-only path, along sections of local roads as shown on the plans attached as Appendices 1 and 2 to Report No. TSC2022/1/16.”

For the reason that formalisation of the facility will allow for both enforcement and improved safety.

 


 

b)      Komiti Ratonga Rangatōpū me te Rautaki | Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee

 

22 February 2022

 

 

Resolved:             (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                                  Minute No. C 22107

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2022, with the exception of items 4a) to 4d) and 4g),  be adopted.”

Recommended Items

Item 4a)

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

 

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

 

Resolved:     (Cr Edwards/Deputy Mayor Lewis)Minute No. C 22108

“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 Report No. PFSC2022/1/20, 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.”

 

Item 4b)

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

 

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

 

Resolved:     (Cr Edwards/Cr Briggs)                     Minute No. C 22109

“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 Report No. PFSC2022/1/21, 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.”

 

Item 4c)

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

 

Cr Barratt advised that she was neither for nor against the Kaupa Here Tapanga | Naming Policy (the policy).  She said she would be abstaining from voting on the matter due to the lack of consultation undertaken.

Cr Milne spoke in support of Cr Barratt’s comments.  He believed that the policy was a major departure from the previous policy and should have undergone a full consultation process.  He expressed opposition to the recommendations.

Cr Briggs expressed support for the recommendations.  He said he was proud to live in a city that acknowledged Māori people and culture in its street names. 

Cr Dyer expressed support for the recommendations.  He believed the policy provided an improved process and strengthened the consultation requirements with Mana Whenua. 

Cr Sutton expressed opposition to the recommendations.  She asked that the policy undergo a full consultation process.  She said it was a public issue and could be controversial.  She believed the policy favoured one culture of a multi-cultural city and she was keen to hear the views of the ratepayers.

Cr Brown expressed support for the recommendations.  She requested that all members attend Te Tiriti o Waitangi |Treaty of Waitangi training to fully understand the legal partnership requirements of the Treaty.  She welcomed the opportunities to tell the history of people and places.

Cr Rasheed expressed opposition to the recommendations.  She asked that full public consultation of the policy be undertaken.

Cr Mitchell expressed support for the recommendations.  He said he had researched several decisions under previous Naming Policies and found that the requirements of those policies were often not followed. 

Cr Hislop expressed support for the recommendations.  She had confidence in the process and that any name put forward would be consulted on and considered fairly.

Mayor Barry expressed support for the recommendations.  He said the public would have the opportunity to be involved in the consultation process.

 

 

Resolved:  (Cr Edwards/Cr Briggs)(By Division)   Minute No. C 22110

“That Council:

(1)   adopts the proposed Kaupapa Here Tapanga - Naming Policy 2022-2027 (the proposed Policy) attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. PFSC2022/1/22;

 

(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 Report No. PFSC2022/1/22;

 

(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

Cr Barratt

Total: 9

Total: 4

 

Item 4d)

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

 

Resolved:      (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                      Minute No. C 22111

“That Council:

 

(1)   receives and notes the report;

(2)   approves the updated Financial Delegation Policy attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. PFSC2022/1/24; and

(3)   approves the updated Procurement Policy attached as Appendix 2 to Report No. PFSC2022/1/24.”

Item 4g)

2022 Triennial Local Government Elections (22/171)

 

 

Resolved:            (Cr Edwards/Cr Shaw)               Minute No. C 22112

“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.

 

c)       Komiti Hapori | Communities Committee

 

23 February 2022

 

 

Resolved:            (Deputy Mayor Lewis/Cr Dyer)                   Minute No. C 22113

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 February 2022, with the exception of item 6, be adopted.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Item

Item 6)

171 Upper Fitzherbert Road Easement (22/4)

 

Resolved:   (Deputy Mayor Lewis/Cr Hislop)      Minute No. C 22114

“That Council:

(1)   notes that there are no submissions objecting to the proposed easement; and

(2)   agrees to grant a right of way easement in favour of the landowner of 166 and 169 Upper Fitzherbert Road according to s48 of the Reserves Act 1977 over Council-owned Scenic Reserve situated at 171 Upper Fitzherbert Road, Wainuiomata Lot 1 DP 44948 CT 18C/1427 as indicated in Appendix 1 attached to Report No. CCCCC2022/1/18.”

For the reason that it allows the landowner access between properties 166 and 169 Upper Fitzherbert Road.

d)      Komiti Hanganga | Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee

 

1 March 2022

 

 

Resolved:         (Cr Hislop/Cr Briggs)                                    Minute No. C 22115

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2022, with the exception of items 4a) and 4b) be adopted.”

Recommended Items

Item 4a)

47a Collingwood Street Road Stopping and Disposal (21/1731)

 

Resolved:       (Cr Hislop/Mayor Barry)               Minute No. C 22116

“That Council agrees to stop the service lane 47a Collingwood Street, Waterloo SEC 41 BLK XXIV Hutt Valley Settlement SO 24065 under s116 of the Public Works Act 1981 and sold to an adjoining property owner.”

For the reason to dispose of land that is surplus to Council requirements.

 

Item 4b)

Draft Integrated Transport Strategy (22/354)

 

Mayor Barry stated the Integrated Transport Strategy was an important link to all the elements of the transport network and provided the ability to strategically assess transport in light of the community’s goals.

Cr Mitchell asked that the document be a “living” document, due to the rapid change occurring within the transport network. 

 

Resolved:       (Cr Hislop/Cr Dyer)                         Minute No. C 22117

“That Council:

(1)   notes and receives the draft Integrated Transport Strategy; and

(2)   approves the draft Integrated Transport Strategy, attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. IARCC2022/1/35, to commence public consultation.”

e)      Komiti Kaupapa Taiao | Climate Change and Sustainability Committee

 

3 March 2022

 

 

Resolved:           (Cr Briggs/Cr Mitchell)                                   Minute No. C 22118

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2022, with the exception of item 4, be adopted.”

Recommended Item

Item 4

Te Ara Whakamua o Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt Climate Action Pathway (22/431)

 

Speaking under public comment, Mr Matt Young presented slides attached as pages 31-35 to the minutes. He asked why the document contained no action plan to reduce emissions.  He suggested the modelling approaches taken by Wellington City and Auckland City Councils should be followed.  He asked that SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound) goals be introduced, and that the document be reviewed to provide more specificity, rigour and modelling.

 

 

In response to questions from members, Mr Young explained his opposition to the use of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).  He said the outcomes of such an approach usually recommended the least financial cost options.  He believed the appropriate approach to reduced carbon emissions required solutions which had the least adverse effects.  He considered that officers should wait until the release of the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan prior to amending the document. 

In response to issues raised under public comment, the Head of Climate Change and Solid Waste explained that whilst useful, modelling was not an essential tool and did not result in emissions actually reducing.  He added the approach that Council had taken was to engage with the community from the outset of the development of the document.  He said this approach would lead to a higher likelihood of successfully achieving the emissions reduction targets.  He acknowledged the document did not provide all the answers.  He explained the living document would continue to evolve and represented the beginning of a journey.

In response to a question from a member, the Head of Climate Change and Solid Waste confirmed figures on carbon emissions reduction actions already approved by Council could be provided to members.

Cr Briggs acknowledged the comments made by Mr Young under public comment.  He said the Lead Group and Steering Group members wanted to see action rather than analytical documentation.  He added that editorial changes had already occurred to the living document and that climate change actions required action from the community. 

Cr Dyer supported the comments made by Mr Young under public comment.  He asked that the impact on carbon reduction of each activity be shown within the document.  He thanked all those involved in the formation of the document and hoped that modelling work was undertaken in the future.

Mayor Barry thanked all those involved in the formation of the document.

 

 

Resolved:           (Cr Briggs/Cr Edwards)              Minute No. C 22119

“That Council:

(1)   endorses and supports the finalised Te Ara Whakamua o Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt Climate Action Pathway entitled ‘Ka whati te tai, ka pao te tōrea! Our race against time’ attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. CCASC2022/1/50;

(2)   acknowledges the Lead Group members for their significant contribution and leadership in the design of the engagement process and the development of the Pathway document; and

(3)   notes the transition of the existing Lead Group into the Lower Hutt Climate Action Pathway Steering Group to oversee the implementation of the Pathway.

Cr Milne requested his dissenting vote be recorded against the above resolution.

PRECEDENCE OF BUSINESS

In accordance with Standing Order 10.4 the Chair accorded precedence of business to item 9 b) Plan Change 53: Stratton Street, Normandale – Final Approval to make Plan Change 53 operative.

This item is recorded in the order in which it is listed on the order paper.


 

 

9.       Miscellaneous

a)

Proposal to extend partnership with Ignite Sport Trust (22/575)

Report No. HCC2022/1/56 by the Director Neighbourhoods and Communities

 

Mr Kevin Goldsbury, Director of Ignite Sport Trust was in attendance for the item.

The Director Neighbourhoods and Communities elaborated on the report.

Mr Goldsbury advised Ignite Sports was excited to be nearing completion of the Bell Park project.  He advised they had raised $600,000 of the required $750,000 renovation budget.  He said the work was required to ensure the building was fit for purpose and up to earthquake strenthening code requirements.  He added the building would greatly enhance the community facilities on offer to residents in the southern end of the Hutt Valley.

Cr Brown left the meeting at 4.00pm and rejoined the meeting at 4.03pm.

In response to questions from members, Mr Goldsbury was confident the remaining funding of approximately $50,000 would be raised.  He explained that to date, all Ignite Sports activities and courses had been run from rented facilities.  He stated that with 20 staff providing activites for up to 1,800 young persons this was not sustainable.  He further explained the new facility would enable up to 90% of their programmes to be delivered on site.  He confirmed other community groups had already shown an interest in using the facility, which would be available for community use outside of school hours in school holidays and during the weekends.  He advised it would be a community run facility and could provide a successful model for future partnership endeavours between Council and community groups. 

In response to a question from a member, the Director Neighbourhoods and Communities advised outdoor upgrades such as improvements to the carpark and driveways was already included in the 2022/23 work programme and budget of Council’s Parks and Reserves business unit.

Mayor Barry, Deputy Mayor Lewis, Cr Edwards and Cr Shaw acknowledged the work undertaken by Ignite Sport Trust.

Mayor Barry said he was excited to see the progress of the project and the partnership with Council.

 

 

Resolved: (UNANIMOUS)   (Mayor Barry/Cr Shaw)           Minute No. C 22120

“That Council:

(1)   notes it has funded the two multi-sport courts at Bell Park as part of the Ignite Sports complex;

(2)   notes the partnership agreement with Ignite Sports Trust to support activities for the wellbeing of rangatahi in Lower Hutt; and

(3)   agrees to provide a one-off $100k operating grant to Ignite Sports Trust to support the completion of the refurbishment of Ignite Sport Facility at Bell Park.”

For the reason that this proposal aligns with Council’s strategic shift to enabling more community-led activity and our role in harnessing the collective impact of all those on the ground. From our engagement with the Moera community we know there is a need for more to be provided for young people in the wider Moera, Waiwhetu, Gracefield neighbourhood.

b)

Plan Change 53: Stratton Street, Normandale - Final approval to make Plan Change 53 operative (22/562)

Report No. HCC2022/1/55 by the Principal Environmental Policy Analyst

 

The Principal Environmental Policy Analyst elaborated on the report.

 

Resolved:             (Mayor Barry/Cr Edwards)                      Minute No. C 22121

“That Council:

(1)     resolves, in accordance with clause 17 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, to approve Plan Change 53 to the City of Lower Hutt District Plan;

(2)     approves the affixing of the Common Seal to Plan Change 53 in accordance with Standing Order 8.2; and

(3)     notes that a public notice will be included in the Hutt News on 29 March 2022 advising the operative date of Plan Change 53, in accordance with clause 20 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991.”

 

c)

2022  Ko Tātou | Local Government New Zealand Conference (22/319)

Memorandum dated 11 March 2022 by the Head of Democratic Services

 

Mayor Barry elaborated on the report.   He expressed support for Cr Hislop attending the conference.  He said other members could utilise their individual development budget if they wished to attend the Ko Tātou | Local Government New Zealand Conference conference. 

In response to a question from a member, Mayor Barry advised the members who had been selected to attend the conference would add value around the Council table and especially in their role as a Chair of a standing committee. 

 

Resolved:            (Mayor Barry/Cr Briggs)                             Minute No. C 22122

“That Council:

(1)   notes the 2022 Ko Tātou | Local Government New Zealand conference programme attached as Appendix 1 to the memorandum; and

(2)   nominates the Mayor, Deputy Mayor Lewis and Cr Hislop to represent Hutt City Council at the 2022 Ko Tātou | Local Government New Zealand conference to be held in Palmerston North from 20-22 July 2022.”

10.     Minutes

Resolved:                  (Mayor Barry/Cr Hislop)                                 Minute No. C 22123

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Thursday, 16 December 2021, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

Resolved:                 (Mayor Barry/Cr Edwards)                               Minute No. C 22124

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Tuesday, 21 December 2021, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

Resolved:                 (Mayor Barry/Cr Shaw)                                     Minute No. C 22125

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Monday, 28 February 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

  

11.       Committee Minutes without Recommended Items

a)      Komiti Ngā Wai Hangarua | Wellington Water Committee

 

29 November 2021

 

 

Resolved:          (Mayor Barry/Cr Dyer)                                 Minute No. C 22126

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 November 2021 be noted and received.”

 


 

 

b)      Komiti Iti Mahere ā-Ngahurutanga / Mahere ā-Tau | Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee

 

16 December 2021

 

 

Resolved:            (Mayor Barry/Cr Hislop)                            Minute No. C 22127

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2021 be adopted.”

 

c)       Komiti Iti Ahumoni I Tūraru | Audit and Risk Subcommittee

 

15 February 2022

 

 

Resolved:            (Mayor Barry/Cr Edwards)                        Minute No. C 22128

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2022 be adopted.”

 

d)      Komiti Iti Mahere ā-Ngahurutanga / Mahere ā-Tau | Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee

 

 

28 February 2022

 

 

Resolved:            (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)         Minute No. C 22129

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2022 be adopted.”

 

12.

Sealing Authority (22/503)

Report No. HCC2022/1/17 by the Legal Co-ordinator

 

Resolved:                (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                 Minute No. C 22130

“That Council:

(1)     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

(2)     approves the deeds executed under Power of Attorney set out in Schedule 2, contained in this report; and

(3)     approves the warrants set out in Schedule 3 of 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:

Easements in Gross

a)       338 and 340 Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt

          The Congregational Church of Samoa in New Zealand (Hutt Valley) and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-166

 

b)       2 Hastings Grove, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

          The Grove Homes Limited and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-167

 

c)       38 Tyndall Street, Lower Hutt RV2 Limited and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-173

 

d)      15 Molesworth Street, Lower Hutt

Michael Terence Friday and Independent Trust Company (2018) Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-187

 

e)       2 Hastings Grove, Lower Hutt The Grove Homes Limited and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-191

 

f)       46 Dyer Street, Lower Hutt

          Nicholas John Barrett and Jessica Rose Faisandier and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-196

 

g)      71 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt

          Philip Thomas Merwood and Sarah Maree Merwood and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-199

 

h)      45 Totara Street, Wainuiomata

          Project Reno 2021 Limited and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-210

 

i)       1054 High Street, Lower Hutt Richard Scott Lilyston and Nicola Anne Gallacher

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-231

 

j)       130 Whites Line East, Lower Hutt JAH Developments Limited and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-213

 

k)       1042 High Street, Lower Hutt

          Gary Henry Lewis and Paz Villahermosa and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-220

 

l)       341 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt

          Benjamin Elliot Hainsworth and Paige Lucy Marshall Jarman and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-232

 

m)     26 Mahoe Street, Lower Hutt

          Revti Raman and Alpana Sharma and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-233

 

n)      220 Naenae Road, Lower Hutt Xuan Nhi Voong and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-234

 

o)       7A Kaitangata Crescent, Kelson (Kelson Heights Stage 1A)

Kelson Heights Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-235

 

p)      Local Purpose (Road) Reserve adjacent to 161 Upper Fitzherbert Road, Wainuiomata

          Anthony William Patterson and Hutt City Council

          57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-253

 

Easement and Partial Surrender of Easement

a)       31 Trafalgar Street, Lower Hutt

          Cameron Luke Ross, Brittany Jane Lipscombe and ARL Liro Trustees Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-202

 

Consent of Encumbrance

a)       338 and  340 Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt

The Congregational Church of Samoa in New Zealand (Hutt Valley) and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-164

 

 

 

Discharge of Encumbrance

a)    11 Cressy Street, Lower Hutt 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-154

 

Partial Discharge of Encumbrance

a)    15 Sweetacres Drive, Belmont, Lower Hutt 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-201

 

Classification Notice – Declaration that land is a reserve

a)       Hutt City Council Reserve Classification Lot 2 DP 456938

57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-165

 

A and I for Application under s90 Land Transfer Act 2017 and Application to correct names

a)    Land between Everest Avenue, Treadwell Street and Vogel Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt

57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-168

 

b)    48A and  48B Bell Road, Lower Hutt (Bell Park) 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-200

 

Easement and Surrender of Easement without transfer

a)    14 Birch Street, Lower Hutt

Ranee Grace Scott, Samuel John Faisandier, Patrick Francis Faisandier and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-171

 

Novation of Contract

a)         Lower Hutt health Limited and Vital Healthcare Property Limited and Hutt City Council

57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-190

 

A and I and Tax Form for Sale and Purchase of property

a)    27 Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

Seki Investments Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-162

SCHEDULE 2 - DEEDS

a)   Deed of Assignment of Contract

Hutt City Community Facilities Trust (CFT) and Hutt City Council and Fraser Park Sportsville Incorporated (FPS)

57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-172

SCHEDULE 3 – WARRANTS

Emily Aitkenhead

Warrant-22-1

1.  Dog Control Act 1996

Dog Control Officer pursuant to s11

Jennifer Sytsma

Warrant-22-2

1.  Local Government Act 2002

Enforcement Officer pursuant to s177
(including additional powers of entry)

 

2.  Dog Control Act 1996

Dog Control Officer pursuant to s11

13.     QUESTIONS

          There were no questions.

14.     EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Resolved:             (Mayor Barry/Cr Mitchell)                                    Minute No. C 22131

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

15.     Committee Minutes with Recommended Item

Komiti Hanganga | Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee 1 March 2022

16.     Minutes 16 December 2021

17.     Committee Minutes without Recommended Items

a)       Komiti Iti Mahere ā-Ngahurutanga / Mahere ā-Tau | Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee 16 December 2021

b)       Komiti Ratonga Rangatōpū me te Rautaki |  Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee 22 February 2022

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.

 

 

 

Public Excluded Minutes of Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee dated 1 March 2022: Approval of the Riverlink Project Partner Agreement Variation

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.

 

 

 

Minutes of the Te Kaunihera o Te Awa Kairangi | Hutt City Council held on 16 December 2021: Recommendation to Council from the Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee meeting

The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities (s7(2)(h)).

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.

 

 

 

Report of the Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee | Komiti Iti Mahere ā-Ngahurutanga / Mahere ā-Tau held on 16 December 2021: Reserve Management Contract

The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities(s7(2)(h)).

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.

 

 

 

Report of the Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee | Komiti Ratonga Rangatōpū me te Rautaki held on 22 February 2022: 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 meeting closed at 4.12 pm.

 

 

 

 

C Barry

MAYOR

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 24th day of May 2022


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23 March 2022  Council meeting Mayoral Statement 

Kia ora koutou,

COVID-19 

I firstly want to extend my thoughts to those who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. I’ll admit it hit me hard, but I'm grateful for the two jabs and booster shot I had that limited the virus’ impact. 

Thank you to everyone involved at the Udy Street testing centre, and all those who have sent me messages of support. 

If you have COVID-19 and require support, please indicate that you need some assistance when you report your positive COVID-19 test or get in contact with your GP. 

COVID-19 continues to be impacting our local businesses who bear the brunt of smaller crowds and ongoing supply issues. If you are in a position to, please get out and support our local businesses across the city. We have so many incredible local producers, suppliers, and salespeople and they really need our support at this time. 

Three Waters 

A lot is happening in the three waters space currently, so I thought I’d give an update across the board. 

I want to start with last week’s developments regarding the situation Wellington Water found itself in with its fluoride facilities. Firstly, and most importantly, our drinking water is safe. The underdosing of fluoride in Stokes Valley and Manor Park has no public health risks according to experts.

However, the situation Wellington Water finds itself in is incredibly disappointing. Our residents and ratepayers deserve to know how this situation came about and where accountability lies. This is why the board has launched an investigation which should take around eight weeks to complete. 

Closer to Lower Hutt, our community consultation on the three water reforms kick off tomorrow. We are really keen to hear the community’s thoughts on how Council should engage with central government when the bill is released. 

Ultimately though, we know change is needed to fix our country’s water networks, but we must ensure that local voices remain strong in whatever new model is created. 

We know that reforms or not, our investment in our three water network is vital for getting Wellington Water our city into the best position possible to deal with our ageing water infrastructure. 

Our Council’s investment in this space is paying off already. I attended the sod turning for the Barber Grove to Seaview Wastewater Treatment plant pie duplication project, which, when complete, will service 90% of the people across the Hutt Valley. and I've also been enjoying seeing the progress of the infrastructure skills centre, where a group of young people follow a six week course to establish their careers in the water industry. 

Budget lines alone don’t deliver, so it’s critical we set up our future workers with the skills required to deliver our projects. 

District plan upcoming engagement

Speaking of engagement, Council is also preparing to engage with the community on our district plan review next week. 

When central government introduced their medium density housing bill for urban areas last year, Council opposed it on the basis that a blanket approach would not create the best outcomes for Lower Hutt, and place further pressure on our infrastructure. 

However, it still means that we are bound by the government’s changes to review and implement changes in our District Plan.

While we can’t engage on the medium density matters, we want to know what the public thinks on how we define a walkable catchment (the distance to our CBD, the Petone commercial area, and train stations) and other building design aspects of new developments.

So please give us your thoughts later this month on how we can best manage these required changes for our city, our people and our environment. 

Draft integrated transport strategy  

I’m really pleased that we will also be providing the council seal for our draft Integrated Transport Strategy to go out for consultation. 

When this Council term started, we made it a priority to deliver this document so that our organisation for the first time would have a document to guide our transport decisions. 

Delivering the draft document to the community is a big milestone, and it will take us closer to alleviating our transport challenges in Lower Hutt. 

Climate Action Pathway 

And I am also pleased that we will be signing off the launch of Lower Hutt’s Climate Action Pathway document. 

This document sets out a plan to get out city to net zero emissions by 2050, and in doing so committing us to playing our part in combating climate change.

I want to acknowledge everyone at Council and across our city, from mana whenua to expert advisors, to youth representatives, for all their work at getting us to this point. 

I’m excited for us to share this with the community tomorrow, and set us all on the right path. 

Community acknowledgements 

Finally, I want to acknowledge the passing of Dr Ian Milne. Ian was a kind, popular, and smart figure in our city, particularly in Petone where he and his wife Janet ran the Petone Medical Centre for over 30 years.   He delivered 1,600 babies, including Nick Willis, and gained respect across the diverse communities he took care of as a GP. 

My heart goes out to Janet and the family, and all those who Ian left such a positive impression on in our community. 
23 March 2022

Chief Executive’s Statement to Council

Covid – hearing from the PM today I note that the traffic light system is staying to help deal with the ongoing impacts of Omicron and other variants. One change announced for the red traffic light setting is to remove all outdoor gathering limits and indoor gathering limits will increase to 200. A key change is that Vaccine Passes will no longer be mandated from 11.59pm 4 April and scanning will not be required from this Saturday. Masks continue to be required as an important health and safety measure. A small number of our staff are impacted by the changes announced today on mandates which will see mandates in the education sector removed.

As previously advised, we are reviewing our Covid settings. The Corporate Leadership Team and I are meeting on this tomorrow. I will keep you updated on this.

As at today we have 23 staff isolating. Our contractors, particularly roading, are impacted more heavily at this time and are prioritising works.

I have been providing regular updates to you on our Covid response. Overall, we have managed to keep our facilities open, and services delivered to our community. I’m very pleased with this effort. I

We have also been considering all the ways we can support our staff at this time when Covid numbers are rising rapidly in the community and many of us are affected. In line with our value of manaakitanga, we continue to prioritise the health, safety, and wellbeing of staff - minimising risk and impact of COVID on both our people and our community. We understand that it’s important our staff are well supported during these challenging and uncertain times, at the same time we need to ensure business continuity.

We want to recognise the key role our frontline staff continue to play in the delivery of our services in what can be challenging circumstances, and we want to reduce any further impact on them at this time.

Alongside this, as part of our Business Continuity Plan, we have staff who can do so, working from home more often than they usually would, as this a measure we can take to reduce the risk of significant illness and absence. We appreciate this requires individuals to establish a home workstation setup that ensures they’re able to work effectively.

With the above in mind, and in response to the current COVID situation, the Corporate Leadership Team and I approved:

·         10 days ‘COVID Leave’ for frontline staff who can’t work from home

·         A ‘working from home’ allowance for staff who are required to work from home

This has been well-received by staff.

FFLG Panel – thank you to all members who were able to attend the briefing and the panel’s virtual visit on 17 March. The presentation provided by the Mayor and I is in Diligent. We have subsequently received feedback from panel member Brendan Boyle where he thanked us for “an insightful and thought-provoking meeting as part of our council roadshow this week. We appreciate the time to connect with you and understand more about your local context. Your feedback on our key shifts is extremely helpful to the Review and we look forward to reflecting on the learnings from this meeting as we continue to evolve our thinking.” The draft report is due out later this year and we look forward to contributing further to this work.

Mana Whenua Hui – four virtual hui were held over the past few weeks with Mana Whenua. These well-attended hui are invaluable providing the opportunity for all partners to provide input to our work on a range of subjects including the Annual Plan District Plan, Climate Change, Three Waters. Through these hui and relationships, we are also better able to co-ordinate our welfare and other community support as we respond to Covid.

Consents/LIMs – As you know, our staff are dealing with a big increase in consents and LIMs due to both the building boom and new types of development across our city. This means our building and resource consenting teams, as well as the subdivision engineering and LIMs teams, are working harder than ever to process applications which are often more complex. This is at a time when councils across the country, including ours, are chasing a limited pool of people with the skills to do this work.

For 2021/22, 953 building consents and amendments were issued. 204 Project Information Memoranda were issued and this is a new requirement for HCC as a result of Kāinga Ora now being able to issue their own consents.

In 2021 we had a record number of resource consent applications (650) with 120 applications being lodged in 1 month. This represents a 50% increase in applications compared to 2020.

Since 2021 there has been a steady increase in the number of resource consents not meeting statutory timeframes.

All councils across Wellington and most of the country are currently in the same situation. There is a nation-wide sourcing shortage of people available to do this work and this is impacting us. We have been clear about delays in processing timeframes on our website.

For LIMs we had 200 more applications compared to 2020 with a total of 1303 LIMS last year (2021). This significant increase in workload is due to the large number of urban development projects underway and planned for the future across the city. Demand is likely to increase over the coming years given the high level of development going on in the city. With this increase in workload there have been delays in processing times and we’ve continued to publish information about this on our website. I would note that as per advice received by me on Friday, LIMs have had 304 LIM applications on their plate since 1 February and have completed 215 LIMs and are now down to a queue of 89 having started out with a queue of 140.

A range of action plans are in place to support our regulatory teams. We are setting up meetings with the Development community (planners, architects, surveyors, engineers) to improve the quality of consent applications being submitted, reviewing job descriptions and salaries (which we have been advised are below market rates), and utlising technology more effectively.

Both the Director Environment and Sustainability, and the Director Economy and Development are taking a strategic board approach to addressing these matters. This work will be reported through to the Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee and noted in the reporting to the Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee. I will also provide updates to the monthly virtual meeting with Mayor and Councillors.

3 waters engagement - information including key messages, FAQs, and a social media tile will be sent to members following this meeting for you to use. Engagement starts tomorrow and runs through until 7 April.

We have prepared a digital-first engagement campaign with a survey hosted on our Bang the Table platform, which allows engagement to continue regardless of the COVID environment. This engagement is being supported with updated content on our website, an advertisement in the Hutt News on 24 March, a media release, and social media posts during the two-week period. The survey can be accessed tomorrow at hutt.city/threewaters.

Finally, I wanted to let you know that we are currently consulting on Windy Point and Sunshine Bay regarding Tupua Horo Nuku (Eastern Bays Shared Path). This feedback will be taken into account before design is finalised.

I look forward to today’s discussion on the Integrated Transport Strategy – another signficant milestone which will set the future direction of transport investment in our city.

Ngā mihi nui, Jo