Strategy and Infrastructure Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Time:

3pm-3.29pm

Venue

Council Chambers
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
159 Dalton Street
Napier

 

 

Present

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

In Attendance

Chief Executive, Director Corporate Services, Director Community Services, Director Infrastructure Services, Director City Services, Director City Strategy, Manager Communications and Marketing, Manager Regulatory Solutions/ Manager Business Excellence & Transformation, Team Leader Transportation, Traffic & Safety Engineer

Administration

Governance Team

 


Strategy and Infrastructure Committee - 13 November 2018 - Open Minutes

 

Apologies

Nil 

Conflicts of interest

Councillor Wright declared an interest in Agenda Item 3.

Public forum

Nil

Announcements by the Mayor

Nil

Announcements by the Chairperson

Nil

Announcements by the management

Nil

Confirmation of minutes

Councillors White / Brosnan

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2018 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

Questions from Councillors for Further Action

Item

Requestor

Action

Responsible

1

Clrs Boag/ Hague

Officers to provide comments to Councillors on the LGNZ Three Waters report once they have reviewed the same.

Jon K                            

 


 

Agenda Items

 

1.    Compliance with Current Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand - 2017/18

Type of Report:

Information

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

656402

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Santha Agas, Team Leader 3 Waters

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to advise Council of:

·     The outcome of the report received from Central North Island Drinking Water Assessment Unit (CNIDWAU) on compliance with the Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2008) and duties under Health Act 1956.

·     The scheduled programme of works in the next 5 years to improve the quality of Napier’s Water Supply network.

 

At the Meeting

It was noted that at the time of preparation of the agenda, the Central North Island Drinking Water Assessment Unit report on compliance with drinking-water standards had only been received in draft; the final report has now been received and will be brought to Council on 11 December 2018. No significant changes have been highlighted, only wording to make the report more specific to Napier.

A number of Councillors referred to a report recently released by Local Government New Zealand regarding Three Waters. Officers confirmed they would provide comments to Councillors on the report once they have reviewed the same.

In response to questions from Councillors the following points were clarified:

·         Chlorination is important to ensure a multi-barrier approach is taken when addressing the risks to drinking-water. The risk of contamination to Napier’s drinking-water is associated with the reticulation network; this risk is managed through chlorination. Council be non-conforming with the Water Safety Plan if they did not chlorinate to manage the risk of contamination.

·         A programme of work is underway at present to build dedicated treatment facilities. With the existing temporary facilities, chlorination dosing is automated based on flow rate but the servicing of those facilities is a very manual exercise currently performed daily by team members.

·         Two new dedicated bore fields are to be developed, one within the general Taradale area and the other in Awatoto. Council is looking to retire those bores that could not be lifted above ground and build others in a suitable location within the two proposed bore field areas.

·         One additional bore will come online at the end of November once it has obtained interim secure bore status.

·         Bore life expectancy is around 50-60 years and of Council’s existing bores, half are around 30 years old. As part of Council’s work programme the existing bores have been assessed for condition and performance and delivered good results.

·         All bores were non-compliant for a period due to secure bore status being removed following the Havelock North Drinking Water Incident. Council has now gained interim secure bore status for approximately half of our bores. The non-compliance in the network occurred in the six months preceding the year the report is referring to. There was one week during the period the compliance report covers where Council was non-compliant due to the transfer from in-house water testing to using a contractor. The contractor was unable to sample one bore Council was therefore considered non-compliant for that week. The particular bore in question has never returned a positive ecoli test result.

·         The peak water usage demand this month is higher than any day in November last year. Council currently has capacity to deliver to the summer demand, however there is always a risk of bore or pump failures and for this reason it is important to have additional capacity online.

·         When forecasting future demand and total water allocation all areas of growth are considered.

Committee's recommendation

That the Strategy and Infrastructure Committee:

a.     Receive the update on compliance with current drinking-water standards.

 

 

 

2.    Speed Limit Bylaw Review 2018

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Local Government Act 2002

Document ID:

468094

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Tony Mills, Senior Roading Engineer

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is to recommend Council to commence formal public consultation on the proposed changes to the “’Napier City Council Speed Limits Bylaw 2012” and the accompanying Statement of Proposal.

 

The proposed changes follow the introduction of the new “Speed Management Guide” which was developed by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to help Road Controlling Authorities (RCAs) better understand the risk associated with their roads so that the appropriate speed limits can be set.  

 

 

 

Informal public consultation was undertaken to enable the community to have input in to the process at an early stage and the findings are detailed in this report.

 

 

At the Meeting

In response to questions from Councillors the following points were clarified:

·         In relation to reducing the school zone speed to 30km/h, Council places a higher priority on achieving the higher levels of safety for vulnerable road users than with remaining consistent with New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) current approach to school speed zone speed limits. All affected zones would be accompanied by flashing signs. A number of peer Councils are closely watching this space. The probability of fatality at 40km/h is 40% with the probability of fatality at 30km/h being 10%.

·         20km/h for the bus layby on Gloucester Street is a low speed limit, but this is standard between carpark and bus areas.

·         Further detail and technical data will be made available through the public consultation process.

·         It is not possible to be predetermined in the Speed Limit Bylaw review process as the NZTA have final sign-off.

Committee's recommendation

That the Strategy and Infrastructure Committee:

a.     Adopt the report from the Senior Roading Engineer titled “Speed Limit Bylaw Review 2018” with the reasons for the decision being:

i.      That a bylaw is the only method mandated by the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017

ii.     That the right to control speed limits is granted by Parliament to territorial authorities and the limitations proposed are justified limitations in terms of section 5 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and that there is accordingly no breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.

iii.    That the consultation on the speed limits will allow affected parties and the wider community to fully consider the bylaw amendments proposed having regard to the requirements of the Rule 4.2(2) of the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017

b.     Adopt the Proposed Amendments to the Speed Limits Bylaw 2012 and the Statement of Proposal to commence public consultation in accordance with the special consultative procedure under the Local Government Act 2002 and the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017.

 

 

 

 

3.    Lease of Reserve - Napier Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated

Type of Report:

Legal

Legal Reference:

Reserves Act 1977

Document ID:

655792

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Bryan Faulknor, Manager Property

Jenny Martin, Property and Facilities Officer

 

3.1   Purpose of Report

To obtain a Council decision to enter into a new ground lease with the Napier Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated for the Carlyle Kindergarten at the Thackeray Street Reserve.

 

At the Meeting

There was no discussion on this item.

Committee's recommendation

That the Strategy and Infrastructure Committee:

a.     Resolve to enter into a new ground lease with the Napier Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated for the Carlyle Kindergarten for a term of 15 years with one 15-year right of renewal.

 

Councillor Wright did not participate in the discussion or voting due to an expressed conflict of interest.

 

  

 

The meeting closed at 3.29pm.

 

 

Approved and adopted as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

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