Council

MINUTES

 

Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Dunedin City Council held in the Council Chamber, Municipal Chambers, The Octagon, Dunedin on Wednesday 30 October 2019, commencing at 3.30 pm

 

PRESENT

 

Mayor

Mayor Aaron Hawkins

 

Deputy Mayor

Cr Christine Garey

 

 

Members

Cr Sophie Barker

Cr David Benson-Pope

 

Cr Rachel Elder

Cr Doug Hall

 

Cr Carmen Houlahan

Cr Marie Laufiso

 

Cr Mike Lord

Cr Jim O'Malley

 

Cr Jules Radich

Cr Chris Staynes

 

Cr Lee Vandervis

Cr Steve Walker

 

Cr Andrew Whiley

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Sue Bidrose (Chief Executive Officer), Sandy Graham (General Manager City Services), Simon Drew (General Manager Infrastructure Services), Simon Pickford (General Manager Community Services), Dave Tombs (General Manager Finance and Commercial), John Christie (Director Enterprise Dunedin), Graham McKerracher (Manager, Council Communications and Marketing), Tom Dyer (Group Manager 3 Waters); Nicola Pinfold (Group Manager Community and Planning) and Alan Worthington (Resource Consents Manager)

 

Governance Support Officer                  Lynne Adamson

 

 

 

1          Public Forum

There was no Public Forum.   

 

2          Apologies

There were no apologies.

 

3          Confirmation of agenda

 

 

Moved (Mayor Aaron Hawkins/Cr Christine Garey):

That the Council:

 

Confirms the agenda with the following addition and alterations:

 

In regard to Standing Order 2.1, Option C be adopted in relation to moving and seconding and speaking to amendments.

 

That Item 3.1 – Declaration by Member be included in the agenda

 

That Item 9 – Provincial Growth Fund be added to the agenda.

 

Motion carried (CNL/2019/037)

 

3.1       Declaration by Member

 

Councillor Andrew Whiley took his declaration as required by Section 7, Clause 14 of the Local Government Act 2002.

 

4          Declarations of interest

Members were reminded of the need to stand aside from decision-making when a conflict arose between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

Moved (Mayor Aaron Hawkins/Cr Rachel Elder):

That the Council:

 

a)     Notes the Elected Members' Interest Register; and

b)     Confirms the proposed management plan for Elected Members' Interests.

c)     Notes the Executive Leadership Team’s Interest Register.

Motion carried (CNL/2019/038)

    

Reports

5          Appointment to the Otago Museum Trust Board

 

A report by Civic advised that the Dunedin City Council (DCC) was required to appoint four members to the Otago Museum Trust Board (the Board) under section 6(1) of the Otago Museum Trust Board Act 1996 (the Act). 

With the retirement of Cr Wilson from the DCC, a position has now become vacant on the Board. 

 

The General Manager City Services (Sandy Graham) spoke to the report and responded to questions.

 

The Mayor acknowledged the work of Kate Wilson during her time on the Otago Museum Trust Board and welcomed Cr Lee Vandervis to his new role.

 

 

Moved (Cr Mike Lord/Cr Christine Garey):

That the Council:

 

a)     Acknowledges the contribution made by Kate Wilson to the Otago Museum Trust Board.

b)     Appoints Lee Vandervis as a council representative to the Otago Museum Trust Board.

Motion carried (CNL/2019/039)

 

6          DCC Submission: Otago Regional Council Proposed Plan Change 6AA

 

A report from 3 Waters sought approval of a submission to the Otago Regional Council (ORC) on proposed Plan Change 6AA to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago (Water Plan).

 

The General Manager Infrastructure Services (Simon Drew) and Group Manager 3 Waters (Tom Dyer) tabled an amendment and responded to questions on the submission.

 

 

Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Chris Staynes):

That the Council:

 

a)     Approves the DCC submission to the Otago Regional Council on Proposed Plan Change 6AA with the inclusion of separate attachment 6.

Motion carried (CNL/2019/040) with Cr Houlahan recording her vote against

 

7          DCC Submission: Essential Freshwater - action for healthy waterways

 

A report from 3 Waters sought approval of a submission to the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) on the Government’s Essential Freshwater package of proposals.

 

The General Manager Infrastructure Services (Simon Drew) and Group Manager 3 Waters (Tom Dyer) responded to questions on the submission.

 

There was a discussion on the support from central government and it was agreed that Council would seek a commitment from them to support funding projects that would produce the upgrades that essential freshwater proposal may have on local authorities. 

 

 

Moved (Cr Andrew Whiley/Cr Carmen Houlahan):

That the Council:

 

Seeks commitment from the Government to support funding projects that would produce the upgrades that Essential Freshwater proposals may have on local authorities

 

.Motion carried (CNL/2019/041)

 

 

 

Moved (Cr David Benson-Pope/Cr Marie Laufiso):

That the Council:

 

a)     Approves the DCC submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the Government’s Essential Freshwater package.

b)     Authorises the Mayor (or their delegate) to speak to the submission should the opportunity arise.

c)     Notes that the DCC was likely to have further opportunities to provide feedback on some proposals included in the Essential Freshwater package, through the Essential Freshwater Programme, the Three Waters Review and/or Parliamentary processes.

Motion carried (CNL/2019/042)

 

8          Submission on Resource Management Amendment Bill

 

A report from Community and Planning sought approval of a draft submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill).

 

The General Manager City Services (Sandy Graham) and Group Manager Community and Planning (Nicola Pinfold) and the Resource Consents Manager (Alan Worthington) responded to questions on the submission.

 

Ms Pinfold advised that the submission had been amended to include the following proposed addition - The ability to strike out a submission from a lay person (s41D RMA)) is also considered a threat to the ability of local communities to participate in resource management planning issues. This was expressed in the Council’s submission on the RMA changes of 2017. The DCC requests that the more comprehensive RMA reforms also include consideration of the impact of s41D RMA on public participation.

 

 

Moved (Cr David Benson-Pope/Cr Carmen Houlahan):

That the Council:

 

a)     Approves the draft Dunedin City Council submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019.

Motion carried (CNL/2019/043)

 

9          Provincial Growth Fund

 

Council acknowledged the significant announcements made in respect of funding provided from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to Dunedin which included $19.9m for the waterfront development and $28m for engineering and manufacturing projects and expressed their gratitude to central government.

Councillors acknowledged the work of colleagues and staff for all the work undertaken to secure the funding.

 

 

That the Council:

 

a)          Acknowledges the significant announcements made in respect of Provincial Growth Funding allocations for Dunedin projects and conveys its appreciation to central government.

Division

The Council voted by division:

 

For:                  Crs Sophie Barker, David Benson-Pope, Rachel Elder, Christine Garey, Doug Hall, Carmen Houlahan, Marie Laufiso, Mike Lord, Jim O'Malley, Jules Radich, Chris Staynes, Lee Vandervis, Steve Walker, Andrew Whiley and Mayor Aaron Hawkins (15).

Against:         Nil

Abstained:   Nil

 

The division was declared CARRIED by 15 votes to 0

 

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 4.42 pm

 

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MAYOR