1                                                2 August 2022

TE KAUNIHERA O TE AWA KAIRANGI | HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

Minutes of an ordinary meeting of The Hutt City Council held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on

 Tuesday 2 August 2022 commencing at 2.00pm

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor C Barry (Chair)

Deputy Mayor T Lewis

 

Cr G Barratt

Cr J Briggs

 

Cr K Brown

Cr B Dyer

 

Cr S Edwards

Cr D Hislop

 

Cr C Milne (via audio-visual link)

Cr A Mitchell

 

Cr N Shaw (via audio-visual link)

Cr L Sutton

 

APOLOGIES:                  There were no apologies.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:        J Miller, Chief Executive

A Blackshaw, Director Neighbourhoods and Communities

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

K Puketapu-Dentice, Director Economy and Development  

J Livschitz, Group Chief Financial Officer (via audio-visual link)

B Cato, Chief Legal Officer

J Kingsbury, Head of Transport

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

B Hodgins (via audio-visual link)

K Pascall, Policy Planning Manager

S Davis, Intermediate Policy Planner

K Stannard, Head of Democratic Services

K Davey, Democracy Advisor

H Clegg, Minute Taker

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

1.

Opening formalities - Karakia Timatanga

Whakataka te hau ki te uru

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

Kia mākinakina ki uta

Kia mātaratara ki tai

E hī ake ana te atakura

He tio, he huka, he hau hū

Tīhei mauri ora.

Cease the winds from the west
Cease the winds from the south
Let the breeze blow over the land
Let the breeze blow over the ocean
Let the red-tipped dawn come with
 a sharpened air. 

A touch of frost, a promise of a
glorious day.

 

2.       APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

3.       PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

4.

Mayoral Statement

Mayor Barry spoke to his statement attached as pages 16-17 to the minutes.

5.

Chief Executive's Statement

The Chief Executive spoke to her statement attached as pages 18-20 to the minutes.

Cr Hislop thanked the Chief Executive for the quality of Council’s pre-election report.  She added that special mention had been made of the report at the recent Local Government New Zealand conference.

Cr Shaw advised that she had spoken with one of the affected Holborn Drive residents.  She highlighted that the resident had praised Council officers for their assistance and communications during the recent landslip.

Cr Hislop left the meeting at 2.19pm.

6.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS

There were no conflict of interest declarations.


 

7.       Committee Minutes with Recommended Items

a)      Komiti Iti Ara Waka | Traffic Subcommittee

 

30 June 2022

 

Resolved: (Cr Dyer/Cr Brown)                                   Minute No. C 22301

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2022, with the exception of items 4a) – 4g), be adopted.”

Cr Hislop rejoined the meeting at 2.21pm.  In response to a question from Mayor Barry, Cr Hislop confirmed she had no conflict of interests to declare.

Recommended Items

Item 4a)

Route 150 Bus Stop Configuration Part 2 (22/1437)

 

Resolved: (Cr Dyer/Cr Briggs)                           Minute No. C 22302

 

“That Council:

 

(1)   notes and receives the information; and

(2)   approves the proposed changes to the Route 150 bus stops attached as Appendix 2 to Report No. TSC2022/3/123, with the exception of bus stop 9214, Major Drive. Kelson.”

For the reasons that the proposed bus stop layout changes will ensure that the bus box is of sufficient length to accommodate buses; no stopping restrictions will prevent other vehicles from blocking full access to the bus stop; and passengers will be able to board and alight safely and easily.

 

Item 4b)

Barnes Street Speed Management (22/1600)

Deputy Mayor Lewis thanked officers for the swift response to this issue.

 

Resolved: (Cr Dyer/Cr Briggs)                         Minute No. C 22303

“That Council:

(1)   receives and notes the report; and

(2)   approves the implementation of five sets of the proposed speed cushions on Barnes Street, Seaview under 2.2(b)(xi) of the Traffic Bylaw, attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. TSC2022/3/142.”

For the reasons that reducing the unnecessary speeding and antisocial behaviour, improving safety for all street users and local community.

Item 4c)

Route 160 Bus Stop Configuration Review (22/1495)

 

Resolved: (Cr Dyer/Cr Briggs)                          Minute No. C 22304

“That Council:

(1)   notes and receives the information;

(2)   approves the proposed changes on Route 160 Bus Stop 8964 (Wellington Road) as attached in Appendix 2 to Report No. TSC2022/3/124, and

(3)   approves the proposed changes on Route 160 Bus Stop 8143 (Waiwhetu Road) as attached in Appendix 3 to Report No. TSC2022/3/124.”

For the reasons that the proposed bus stop layout changes will ensure that the bus box is of sufficient length to accommodate buses; no stopping restrictions will prevent other vehicles from blocking full access to the bus stop; and passengers will be able to board and alight safely and easily.

Item 4d)

Wainuiomata Town Centre Upgrade - P10, P120 & Mobility Parking Restriction (22/1289)

 

Resolved: (Cr Dyer/Cr Briggs)                          Minute No. C 22305

“That Council:

(1)    approves the installation of 73 carparks in the new layout as shown in Appendices 1-8 attached to Report No. TSC2022/3/125;

(2)    approves the installation of six disabled parking spaces defined by Mobility Parking Symbol and time restriction;

(3)    approves the installation of 63 P120 time limited car parks (at all times) Monday to Sunday (excluding Public Holidays);

(4)    approves the installation of four P10 time restricted car parks (at all times) (excluding Public Holidays);

(5)    approves the installation of road signs reflecting the parking restrictions that are proposed to be made, pursuant to the provisions of clauses 3.1, 3.2 and 7.1 of the Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2017, and section 6.4 of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004;

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

(7)    notes that this resolution will take effect when the traffic control devices that evidence the restrictions described in this resolution, are in place, and

(8)    instructs officers to review the carparking as shown in Appendices 1-8 attached to the report, 12 months after installation, to ensure it is fit for purpose.”

For the reason that the parking restrictions will assist in effectively managing the operation of the Wainuiomata Town Centre Upgrade parking resource for users of both shoppers and visitors, while meeting the requirements of the Council’s Parking Policy 2017.

Item 4e)

Arakura Local Area Traffic Management (22/1496)

 

Resolved: (Cr Dyer/Cr Briggs)                          Minute No. C 22306

“That Council:

(1)   receives and notes this report; and

(2)   approves the implementation of up to 13 sets of the proposed speed cushions under 2.2(b)(xi) of the Traffic Bylaw detailed in Report No. TSC2022/3/126.”

For the reasons of reducing the likelihood of unnecessary speeding, improving safety for all street users, encouraging sustainable travel mode choices (ie cyclists and pedestrians), reducing traffic volumes, especially heavy vehicles, and providing an improved streetscape amenity.

Item 4f)

Tyndall Street (Cul-De-Sac), Waiwhetu - No Stopping (At All Times) (22/1250)

 

Resolved: (Cr Dyer/Cr Briggs)                          Minute No. C 22307

“That Council:

(1)        notes and receives the report;

(2)        approves the extension of the No Stopping – At All Times restriction (Broken Yellow Lines) and 2 x L Bars in Tyndall Street (cul-de-sac), as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. TSC2022/3/127;

(3)        rescinds any previous resolutions pertaining to traffic controls made pursuant to any bylaw to the extent that they are in 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-markings have been installed.”

For the reason that the proposed restrictions will improve safety for road users and the operational efficiency of the local emergency service and is supported by current Hutt City Policies.

 


 

 

Item 4g)

Restrictions installed under Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 (22/1175)

 

Resolved: (Cr Dyer/Cr Briggs)                          Minute No. C 22308

“That Council:

(1)   approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (10 metres) across the vehicle accesses (driveways) serving property numbers 10 and 11 Johnston Grove, Taita, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(2)   approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (10 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property numbers 28 and 30 Sladden Street, Naenae and 2 x L Bars, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 2 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(3)   approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (6 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 93 Wainuiomata Road, Wainuiomata, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 3 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(4)   approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (5.2 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 40A Cambridge Terrace, Waiwhetu, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 4 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(5)   approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (4.5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 33 Biddle Crescent, Taita, and 2 x L Bars as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 5 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(6)   approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (1.5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property numbers 26A and 28 Ariki Street, Boulcott and 2 x L Bars as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 6 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(7)   approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (7.6 metres on) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 1245 Taita Drive, Taita and 2 x L Bars as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 7 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(8)   approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (14.3 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property numbers 1005 and 1007 High Street, Avolon and white parking lines as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 8 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(9)   approves the installation of No Stopping, At All Times restrictions (7.8 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 17  and from property numbers 21 to 18 (23.4 metres) Rintoul Grove (Cul-de-sec) Stokes Valley, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 9 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(10) approves the installation of No Stopping, At All Times restrictions (7.9 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 8 and property number 9 to 10 (8.8 metres) and between property numbers 15 to 20 (7.1 metres)) and property number 15 (3.2 metres) and property numbers 20 and 21 (10 metres)  Tiroiti Grove (Cul-de-sec), Stokes Valley, and 6 x L Bars as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 10 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(11) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (14.5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property numbers 45 and 49 Maungaraki Road, Korokoro,  as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 11 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(12) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (16.2 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property number 343 and 337 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 12 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(13) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (4.8 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 29 A Farmer Crescent, Taita, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 13 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(14) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (10.1 metres no both sides) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property number 40 and 42 Cypress Drive, Maungaraki , and 2 x L Bar as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 14 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(15) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (13.5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property numbers 17 and 19 Tennyson Avenue, Avalon and 2 x L Bars, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 15 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(16) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (6.1 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 47 Porutu Street, Fairfield, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 16 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(17) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (5.2 metres x 2) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property numbers 3 and 5 Collingwood Street, Waterloo, L Bars as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 17 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(18) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (12.1 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property numbers 1 and 1A Cedar Street, Maungaraki, and 2 x L Bars as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 18 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(19) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (23.9 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property numbers 93 to 97 Randwick Crescent, Moera, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 19 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(20) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (8.8 metres) across the vehicle access (driveways) serving property number 14B and 15 Holly Grove, Maungaraki, and a L Bar as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 20 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(21) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (4 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 18 Douglas Street, Waiwhetu, and a L Bar as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 21 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(22) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (6.6 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 2 Pirie Crescent, Lower Hutt and 2 x L Bars, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 22 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(23) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (6.5 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 32 Howard Road, Point Howard, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 23 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(24) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (1.5 metres on both sides) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 2 Pirie Crescent, Lower Hutt, and 2 x L Bars as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 24 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128;

(25) approves the installation of a No Stopping, At All Times restriction (5.8 metres) across the vehicle access (driveway) serving property number 48 Cypress Drive, Maungaraki,  and 2 x L Bar as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 25 to Report No. TSC2022/3/128; and

(26) 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.”

For the reason that the parking restrictions referred to reinforce current restrictions listed within the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, and Part 13 (Parking Control) of the Traffic Control Devices Manual and the Land Transport (Traffic Control Devices) Rule 2004.

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

 

5 July 2022

 

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                                      Minute No. C 22309

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2022, with the exception of items 6a) – 6c), be adopted.”

Recommended Items

Item 6a)

Adoption of new Urban Plus Limited Constitution (22/1540)

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Cr Mitchell)                 Minute No. C 22310

“That Council:

(1)     approves and adopts a new Constitution for Urban Plus Limited attached as Appendix 3 to Report No. PFSC2022/3/136; and

(2)     notes the recent refinements made to the proposed Constitution.”

 

Item 6b)

Proposed Water Supply Bylaw 2022 (22/1492)

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                      Minute No. C 22311

“That Council:

(1)   receives and notes the report;

(2)   notes that no public submissions were received during the public consultation period;

(3)   determines that, in accordance with section 155 of the Local Government Act 2002, the proposed bylaw:

a)     is the most appropriate form of the bylaw; and

b)     does not give rise to any implications under the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990; and

(4)   agrees to adopt the Water Supply Bylaw 2022, as attached as Appendix 2 to Report No. PFSC2022/3/138, effective from 1 September 2022.”

 

Item 6c)

Three Waters Reform: Better Off Funding Application (22/1541)

 

Resolved: (Cr Edwards/Deputy Mayor Lewis) Minute No. C 22312

“That Council:

(1)   notes that Council is eligible to apply for up to $33.4M of funding from government’s Better Off Fund as part of its Three Waters Reform programme;

(2)   notes that the funding is broadly targeted to support local wellbeing outcomes and can be operational or capital expenditure projects or activities;

(3)   notes that applications for the first tranche of funding of $8.357M for Lower Hutt are now open, with a closing date of 30 September 2022;

(4)   agrees that Council apply for the first tranche of this funding;

(5)   notes that the Annual Plan 2022/23 does not include Three Waters Reform Better Off Funding due to the timing of the funding application process and uncertainties as to how the funds would be applied;

(6)   notes the mix of projects and activities indicated at the meeting that Council wishes to prioritise to inform discussion with iwi partners prior to finalising Council’s application; and

(7)   agrees that the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chairs of Standing Committees be delegated the authority to make decisions as required to finalise the funding application for Better Off Funding of $8.357M.”

 

8.       Miscellaneous

a)

Plan Change 54: Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club - Final approval to make Plan Change 54 operative (22/1714)

Report No. HCC2022/3/150 by the Policy Planner

 

The Intermediate Policy Planner elaborated on the report.

In response to a question from a member, the Intermediate Policy Planner advised the normal public advertising process for plan changes would be applied for Plan Change 54.

 

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Cr Edwards)                       Minute No. C 22313

“That Council:

(1)   resolves, in accordance with clauses 17 and 20 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991, to approve Plan Change 54 to the City of Lower Hutt District Plan, becoming operative on Friday 12 August 2022;

(2)   approves the affixing of the Common Seal to Plan Change 54 in accordance with Standing Order 8.2;

(3)   notes that a public notice will be included in the Hutt News on 4 August 2022 advising the operative date of Plan Change 54;

(4)   notes that the Intensification Planning Instrument must meet the requirements of section 77G of the Resource Management Act 1991 in relation to the area rezoned in Plan Change 54;

(5)   notes that the way to meet that requirement that would be consistent with the treatment of the rest of the General Residential Activity Area in Council’s resolution of 5 July 2022 is to include the Plan Change 54 area in the Intensification Planning Instrument as part of the Medium Density Residential Activity Area; and

(6)   resolves accordingly that the Intensification Planning Instrument include the Plan Change 54 area within the area of the proposed Medium Density Residential Activity Area.”

9.       Minutes

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                  Minute No. C 22314

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Wednesday 18 May 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

 Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                 Minute No. C 22315

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Tuesday 24 May 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record subject to the following amendment under item 8a) last paragraph to read: ‘He highlighted the importance of the ITS in light of Plan Change 56 and the focus on Council’s climate change objectives’.” 

 

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                  Minute No. C 22316

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Tuesday 7 June 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                  Minute No. C 22317

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Thursday 30 June 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                  Minute No. C 22318

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Hutt City Council held on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

10.     Committee Minutes without Recommended Items

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

 

18 May 2022

 

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Cr Mitchell)                                  Minute No. C 22319

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2022 be adopted.”

b)      Komiti Ngā Wai Hangarua | Wellington Water Committee

 

27 May 2022

 

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Deputy Mayor Lewis)                  Minute No. C 22320

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2022 be noted and received.”

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

 

7 June 2022

 

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Cr Dyer)                                       Minute No. C 22321

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 June 2022 be adopted.”

 

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

 

28 June 2022

 

 

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Cr Mitchell)                                  Minute No. C 22322

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

 


 

e)      Komiti Hapori | Communities Committee

 

6 July 2022

 

Resolved: (Deputy Mayor Lewis/Cr Brown)                       Minute No. C 22323

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 July 2022 be adopted.”

 

f)       Komiti Hanganga | Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee

 

12 July 2022

 

Resolved: (Cr Mitchell/Cr Dyer)                                          Minute No. C 22324

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2022 be adopted.”

 

g)      Komiti Kaupapa Taiao | Climate Change and Sustainability Committee

 

14 July 2022

 

 

Resolved: (Cr Mitchell/Cr Briggs)                                        Minute No. C 22325

“That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2022 be adopted.”

 

 

Mayor Barry thanked Cr Mitchell for stepping in to chair the Infrastructure and Regulatory and Climate Change and Sustainability Committees when the chairs were absent due to sickness.

11.

Sealing Authority (22/1783)

Report No. HCC2022/3/19 by the Legal Co-ordinator

 

RESOLVED: (Mayor Barry/Cr Mitchell)                                              Minute No. C 22326

“That Council 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.

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)       75 Pohutukawa Street, Lower Hutt Katherine Jean Knowles and Hutt City Council

57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-288

 

b)      191-193 Wise Street, Wainuiomata Xingbin Zhou and Hutt City Council

57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-290

 

 

c)   34 Fleet Street, Lower Hutt Fleet Street Properties Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-289

d)   35-37 Rata Street, Lower Hutt Rata Street Developments (35) Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-292

e)   90-93 Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt Oxford Terrace Developments (90) Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-293

f)    5-11 Macky Street, Lower Hutt Williams Corporation Trading 16 Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-294

g)   10-16 Biddle Crescent, Lower Hutt Williams Corporation Trading 14 Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-295

h)   38 Main Road, Wainuiomata Toni Ann Walker and Scott Darren Clint Walker and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-305

i)    33 Brian Hughes Road, Wainuiomata Fitzherbert Developments Limited and Hut City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-306

j)    48 Glen Road, Stokes Valley Wolfbrook Residential No4 Limited and Hut City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-307

k)   28 Hair Street, Wainuiomata 28 Hair Street Developments Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-309

l)    15 Wellington Road, Wainuiomata Jalendra Mani Goundar, Shalini Lata Goundar and Trafalgar Trustee Corporation Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-310

m)  330 Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt Janice Anne Hectors & Pieter Christiaan Hectors and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-312

n)   15 Renoir Avenue, Lower Hutt David John Matthews and Anne Armstrong Matthews and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-313

o)   5-7 Milne Crescent, Lower Hutt Williams Corporation Trading 7 Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-314

p)   1 - 3 Milne Crescent, Lower Hutt Williams Corporation Trading 15 Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-315

q)   13 & 15 Winifred Way, Lower Hutt Farrand Bruce Turner, Simone Ellen Turner, Gareth Roland Tickle & Janlyn Lee Robertson and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-316

r)   9 Totara Street, Wainuiomata Donno's Properties Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-317

s)   50 Milne Crescent, Lower Hutt Michael Terence Friday and Independent Trust Company (2018) Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-319

t)    Te Ara Whanui Kaupapa Maori school, 27 Wakefield Street, Alicetown, Lower Hutt Her Majesty the Queen for Education Purposes and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-320

Cancellation of Condition and Partial Cancellation of Condition in CONO under Resource Management Act 1991

a)   33 Brian Hughes Road, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt Fitzherbert Developments Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-308

Application under s90 Land Transfer Act 2017 and Easement

a)   15 Wellington Road, Wainuiomata Jalendra Mani Goundar, Shalini Lata Goundar and Trafalgar Trustee Corporation Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-310

Land covenant in gross, pedestrian ROW and right to drain water EI, EI ROW extension

a)   Land adjacent to 10 Mitchell Street, Boulcott, Lower Hutt (Mitchell Park tennis court land) Vital Healthcare Property Limited and Hutt City Council 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-311

Transfer of title 

a)   11 Mulberry Street, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt Helen Mary Hamilton, Matthew Terence Edward Webb (being the executors of surviving purchaser Salome Webb) 57WNMYAPPKJ5-1407309756-318”

12.     QUESTIONS

          There were no questions.

13.     EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

 

Resolved: (Mayor Barry/Cr Dyer)                                            Minute No. C 22327

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

14.     TE KAUNIHERA O TE AWA KAIRANGI | COUNCIL MINUTES

          24 May 2022 and 30 June 2022

(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 Council dated 24 May 2022: 2022 Civic Honours Awards and 2022 Youth Services Awards

The withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons. (s7(2)(a)).

 

 

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.

 


Public Excluded Minutes of Council dated 30 June 2022: Valley Floor Growth Infrastructure – Infrastructure Acceleration Fund Negotiation Phase

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 2.36pm.  The public excluded section of the meeting closed at 2.40pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Barry

MAYOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 4th day of October 2022

 


 

Mayoral Statement – 2 August 2022

Kia ora koutou,

Update on COVID situation.

Emergency management

The last couple of weeks have seen some of our communities battered by extreme weather. Eastbourne and Stokes Valley saw some of the worst of it, with slips on the Eastern Hutt Road causing significant disruption to that community.

With further slips still being a possibility, the team did a magnificent job securing the area with containers while still allowing for traffic in the area. The northbound lanes on the Eastern Hutt Road have been converted into one north and one southbound lane, which will remain the case for the imminent future.

This is a very delicate situation, and I want to thank Stokes Valley residents for their continued patience and understanding.  I’d also like to thank councillors and members of our community who have dealt with what I would consider some of the most appalling disinformation I’ve ever seen posted online in regards to a planned retaining wall development which has zero to do with the situation we are dealing with.  There is of course a community meeting being hosted by council officers on Thursday where a further update will be provided and the opportunity for questions and feedback.

Civic Honours

We recently held our Civic Honours awards to recognise those who have shown exceptional service to our city. We also celebrated some amazing organisations through our community awards.

The five Civic Honours recipients - Avis, Jane, Peter, Tribhuvan, and Hine - have made a real difference to the lives of others and our community in their own respective ways.

 

They have tirelessly served our communities, whānau, and cultural institutions, all to make our city a better place to live.

They have done so often quietly behind the scenes, with little recognition, and it was great to celebrate their passion and commitment to Lower Hutt.

It’s nights like those that make me incredibly proud of the people who make up our communities.

Citizenship event

It was also great to officially welcome new New Zealand citizens last week.

Citizenship ceremonies across the country were cancelled over the past year, so it was a privilege to finally have an event to congratulate our new citizens!

Becoming a new citizen is a pretty big milestone, and the team did an excellent job pulling together such a special event for those people.


 

LGNZ

There’s been a bit going on lately on the national stage too. We had the LGNZ Conference a couple weeks ago and the AGM last week.

LGNZ Conference

At the LGNZ conference we were recognised for a couple successes as a city. The first was The Kai Collective winning the Excellence Award for Social Wellbeing at the Local Government NZ Awards.

In responding to the food security needs of our community during COVID, and the current situation with the rising cost of living, the Kai Collective has been able to ensure that there is food on the table for so many of our families and kids - it’s fantastic to have this crucial work recognised.

The second award was the Breakthrough Bike City Award - awarded to Lower Hutt for showing significant progress on cycle related initiatives from the grassroots up. I was thrilled to have our progress recognised on the national stage.

Illegal street racing remit

The LGNZ AGM saw six remits from various councils supported last week, including our own.

Our remit commits LGNZ to forming a nation-wide working group of subject matter experts to create an action plan for more effective enforcement. LGNZ will also work with police to tackle illegal street racing and the antisocial behaviour associated with it.

We know that in the Hutt Valley illegal street racing causes havoc for too many of our residents.

Certain parts of our city have to put up with regular noise, mess and safety issues from large congregations of street racers.

Councils and police are limited in what they can do to effectively take action and stop this from happening, so it’s great that we’ve committed our national body to making this a priority.

I want to thank Deputy Mayor Tui Lewis who has been a strong advocate on this issue locally, and now nationally.

Tupua Horo Nuku

Last but not least, we also celebrated the signing of the construction contract with Waka Kotahi, Mana Whenua, and Transport Minister Michael Wood for two major shared path projects - Te Ara Tupua (Lower Hutt to Wellington Shared Path) and Tupua Horo Nuku (Eastern Bays Shared Path).

The signing solidifies our partnership with Mana Whenua and government in delivering these infrastructure projects.


 

2 August 2022

 

Chief Executive’s Statement to Council

 

Thank you to members, staff and the community who attended the raising of the Pride Flag on Saturday. This is the first time we held a ceremony to mark the occasion alongside members and supporters of the rainbow community.

 

It was also a privilege to attend last week’s citizenship ceremony. The team did an amazing job on this and it was wonderful to see so many people able to attend.

I was pleased to attend the Local Government New Zealand conference in Palmerston North last month. Te Awa Kairangi Kai Collective won the Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities EXCELLENCE Award for Social Wellbeing. This award recognises, on a national stage, the collective’s efforts to get food to people in need across Lower Hutt and I was thrilled that members of the collective were able to receive their award in person.

 

A big thanks to Barry Gall and Joni Araiti for your support with Te Awa Kairangi Kai Collective. The win really celebrates what can be achieved when we walk alongside community organisations in genuine partnership to direct services and support directly to people in times of need. 

 

Weather events

 

Since the start of July, we have experienced continual severe weather warnings or watches issued by MetService.

 

From strong wind watches and warnings to the heavy swells on 21 and 22 July which resulted in our response to numerous slips, surface flooding and coastal inundation our teams have been kept busy.

 

The work we do includes monitoring the weather and preparing and co-ordinating responses often with regional colleagues. We worked with the Wellington Harbourmaster for the stricken yacht in Lowry Bay, we monitored in conjunction with Greater Wellington flood alarms on the Hutt River, Wainuiomata River and Waiwhetu Streams.

 

We monitored and coordinated deployment of NZRT18 for reconnaissance tasks including door knocking on slip affected houses and subsequent evacuation of 46 and 60 Holborn Drive Stokes Valley.

 

In the past fortnight alone, we have experienced at least 30 slips across Lower Hutt and around 20 of these are small but the others are larger including the ones on Eastern Hutt Road.

 

I’m proud of the efforts of our staff and emergency response personnel and our contractors who go above and beyond to do whatever is necessary to support our community.

 

Eastern Hutt Road

 

The landslips are a high priority for us not only in terms of our work to safely manage the slip areas, manage traffic flows, helping the community get used to a new road layout and working with the everyone on roading improvements at this challenging time alongside supporting the homeowners on Holborn Drive including those who have been evacuated.

There is a lot to do and I’m proud of our team approach on this and the support we have been able to provide. Staff in transport including contractors, emergency management, communications, regulatory and my office have been working long hours and through weekends on this important issue.

 

You have been receiving regular updates from me on this and on Thursday there will be a community meeting at Koraunui Stokes Valley Hub.

 

We don’t expect to have a quick fix for Eastern Hutt Road. As noted in Friday’s update to you it's important that our engineers and those engaged by the owners continue to work in tandem as the road reserve immediately below the properties where the major slips have occurred is owned by Council.

 

Clarification re Eastern Hutt Road Retaining Wall Strengthening Project

 

This project which has been rolled over from previous LTPs is not related to the area of land where the slips are that I’ve just referred to.

 

As also noted in my recent update to you the Eastern Hutt Retaining Wall Strengthening project is a resilience project that aims to strengthen the retaining walls below the Eastern Hutt Road, north of the Stokes Valley roundabout. The project was not successful in attaining funding through the 2021 – 24 National Land Transport Programme, as resilience projects were not prioritised.

 

Officers are working with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to discuss expanding the scope of the Eastern Hutt Retaining Wall Strengthening project to include the areas north and south of the roundabout which includes the area where the slips are.

 

3 Waters Reform - Transitional Funding Package.

 

On 19 July the government announced details of the much-awaited funding package to assist local authorities in offsetting transitional costs associated with three waters reform.

 

For this current year the government has made available a first tranche total of $43.3M of which we are eligible to receive $844,000. The funding will be used to provide information and resources either internally or through Wellington Water, (or consultants working for us), in support of Council’s preparation for transition. Some of this funding will be pooled with other Wellington Water shareholder Councils to pay for the central support provided by Dougal List from Scott Consulting and his team. The details of this will be worked out over the next few weeks.

 

Council is required to enter into a formal Funding Agreement with the Department of internal Affairs by 30 September 2022 and provide quarterly reports on how the funding has been used.

 

A second tranche of funding of up to $41.4M has been indicated but is not part of the initial agreement.

 

Submissions

 

We submitted on the Water Services Entities Bill on 22 July. A copy was published on our dedicated web page

www.huttcity.govt.nz/environment-and-sustainability/water/three-waters-reform.

 

A submission was also made on the Draft National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity. This will be circulated via Elected Members.

 

And finally, I’m very pleased to advise that Naenae Pool has been granted resource consent this week. This is a key milestone in our programme of infrastructure projects that will change the face of our city.