NAPIER CITY COUNCIL

Civic Building

231 Hastings Street, Napier

Phone:  (06) 835 7579

www.napier.govt.nz

 

 

 

Regulatory Committee

 

 

Open

MINUTES

 

 

Meeting Date:

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Time:

3.17pm – 3.35pm

Venue:

Main Committee Room
3rd floor Civic Building
231 Hastings Street
Napier

 

 

Present:

Councillor Jeffery (In the Chair), the Mayor, Councillors Boag, Brosnan, Dallimore, Hague, McGrath, Price, Tapine, White, Wise

In Attendance:

Chief Executive, Director Community Services, Director  Infrastructure Services, Manager Communications and Marketing, Manager City Development

Administration:

Governance Team

 

 

 


Regulatory Committee19 April 2017 Open Minutes

 

Apologies

 

Apologies

Committee's Recommendation

Councillors Jeffery / Price

That the apologies from Cr Tania Wright and Cr Graeme Taylor be accepted.

CARRIED

 

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Nil

Public forum

Nil

Announcements by the Mayor

Nil

Announcements by the Chairperson

Nil

Announcements by the Management

Nil

Confirmation of Minutes

Councillors Wise / Boag

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2017 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

Agenda Items

1.      Adoption of the 2016 Review of the Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy

Type of Report:

Enter Significance of Report

Legal Reference:

Enter Legal Reference

Document ID:

344792

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Dean Moriarity, Team Leader Policy Planning

 

1.1     Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is for the Council to adopt the 2016 Review of the Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS2016).

At the Meeting

The following points were raised in discussion on this item:

·         The number of low costs housing units available for those living on the pension has been shrinking and concern was expressed that this trend may continue. Napier has also lost a lot of state housing and it was reiterated that engagement with central government to negotiate for greater public housing provision again should be a priority.

·         This strategy is about sustainable use of the Heretaunga Plains land; there has already been ad hoc development and the strategy is intended to guide and manage development and prepare for growth in a meaningful and future focussed way.

·         It is believed that the risk of Hastings District Council or the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council not adopting the strategy is low; there has been a significant investment of time and resource in drafting and consultation on the strategy and the guidelines are believed to be the best option for the area (for example, infill alone would not provide for all growth in the future). The Strategy has also made provisions for high density retirement housing in anticipation of a significant need over the next 30 years. It was also noted that many regional strategies such as the Regional Transport Strategy and other long term Council documents (LTP, District Plan) are informed by the HPUDS strategy.

·         The strategy has provided well thought out sequencing for development. A careful balance will need to be struck between development and maintaining the fertile soils of the region.

·         Other issues, such as odour, from particular industries may need to be addressed as development expands.

Committee's Recommendation

Councillors Jeffery / White

That Council:

a.       receives and notes the HPUDS Implementation Working Groups Hearing meeting record and the recommendation reports

b.       adopts the Review of the Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS2016) in accordance with the Joint Working Group’s recommendations on submissions, as set out in the appendices attached to this report, as the regional strategy to direct urban development from 2015 to 2045.

c.       appoints Councillor White as the second elected member (in addition to Councillor Jeffery) on the Implementation Working Group of HPUDS to represent Napier City Council’s interest.

d.       approves the Terms of Reference for the Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy Implementation Working Group for the 2016-19 Triennium, conditional on the other two partner councils (Hawkes Bay regional Council and Hastings District Council) also agreeing to the same Terms of Reference.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2.      Freedom Camping Working Group Update

Type of Report:

Procedural

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

347883

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Kim Anstey, Planner Policy/Analyst

Paulina Wilhelm, Manager City Development

 

2.1     Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is update Council on the progress of the Freedom Camping Working Group and present the terms of reference (ToR) that the group have adopted.

 

At the Meeting

In response to a query from Councillors, it was confirmed that contacts had been made with representatives of the more transient non self-contained campers and they would have opportunities to speak with members of the Working Group and provide feedback.

It was believed that the TOR is well drafted and the work programme is well structured and clearly laid out.

Committee's Recommendation

Councillors White / Wise

That Council

a.       Approve the Freedom Camping Working Group Terms of Reference.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

3.      Street Naming - Te Awa Estate

Type of Report:

Procedural

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

347705

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Paul O'Shaughnessy, Team Leader Resource Consents

 

3.1     Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is obtain Council approval for three new street names within stages X, XI, XII and XIII of the Te Awa Estates residential subdivision

 

At the Meeting

In response to questions from Councillors it was confirmed that the Arrow River is a small river in the Otago region.

It was noted that it was unfortunate that more local rivers were not included in the list of approved names as it would have worked well to have a local name for this area of development.

Committee's Recommendation

Mayor Dalton / Councillor White

That the Council

a.       Approve three new streets within the Te Awa Estates subdivision (consent plan 09067 approved in August 2010) as follows:

Road 3 (stages XI and XII) - Hurunui Drive

Road 12 (stage X) - Kaituna Place

Road 11 (stage XIII) - Arrow Place

 

CARRIED

   

 

 

PUBLIC EXCLUDED ITEMS

 

 

Councillors Hague / Brosnan

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

 

1.         Property Acquisition 

 

CARRIED

 

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public was excluded, the reasons 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 were as follows:

 

GENERAL SUBJECT OF

EACH MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED

REASON FOR PASSING THIS RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO EACH MATTER

GROUND(S) UNDER SECTION 48(1) TO THE PASSING OF THIS RESOLUTION

1.  Property Acquisition

7(2)(i) Enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations)

48(1)A That the public conduct of the whole or 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 would exist:
(i) Where the local authority is named or specified in Schedule 1 of this Act, under Section 6 or 7  (except 7(2)(f)(i)) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

The meeting closed at 3.35pm.

 

 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED AS A TRUE AND ACCURATE RECORD OF THE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:_____________________________

 

DATE OF APPROVAL:____________________