Community Services Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Time:

3.08pm-3.35pm

Venue

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

 

 

Present

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

In Attendance

Chief Executive, Director Corporate Services, Director Community Services, Director City Services, Director City Strategy, Manager Communications and Marketing, Manager People and Capability, MTG Director, Manager Community Strategies, Manager Environmental Solutions, Senior Advisor Policy, Communications Specialist

Administration

Governance Team

 


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Apologies

Councillors Wise / Tapine

That the apology from Mayor Dalton be accepted.

 

Conflicts of interest

Nil

Public forum

Bruce Carnegie – Napier Grey Power

Bruce spoke in support of the Draft Napier Positive Ageing Strategy (Strategy), acknowledging the work of everyone involved in developing the Strategy to date. He confirmed that the Strategy aligns with Napier Grey Power’s priorities and noted the importance of the strategic link to the Age Friendly Cities and Communities model.

 

Jill Fitzmaurice – Positive Ageing Strategy Reference Group

Jill spoke in support of the Draft Napier Positive Ageing Strategy (Strategy), having been involved in the development of the Strategy as a member of the Positive Ageing Strategy Reference Group from its inception. She noted that the word ‘Positive’ is the key to this initiative, and spoke to the importance of implementing the Strategy to ensure that Napier is equipped to successfully prepare and provide for our ageing population.

Announcements by the Acting Mayor

Nil

Announcements by the Chairperson

The Chair acknowledged the recent passing of Napier Civic Award recipient, Kerry Duncan, and noted her tremendous service to the community.

Announcements by the management

Nil

Confirmation of minutes

Acting Mayor White / Councillor McGrath

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 May 2019 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 


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Agenda Items

 

1.    Napier Positive Ageing Strategy - Draft for Consultation

Type of Report:

Operational

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

757232

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Michele Grigg, Senior Advisor Policy

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

This report summarises development of the draft ‘Napier Positive Ageing Strategy – Te Rautaki Tipu Ora o Ahuriri’ and seeks approval to release it for community feedback prior to its finalisation for adoption by Council.

 

At the Meeting

The Chair acknowledged the work of staff, individuals and agencies involved in developing the draft Strategy to date, and noted the next stage is to seek community feedback through consultation.

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

·         The consultation process will take place over four weeks, commencing in July, with options for feedback being made available both online and in writing. 

·         It was noted that it will be important to address projected figures for retiree homeownership as the number of over 65 year olds is set to double over the length of this Strategy. Council officers noted that this information will likely be drawn out during development of the implementation plan, following adoption. A Councillor advised that a recent report commissioned by the Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand predicted that homeownership of people over the age of 65 will reduce to 50%.

·         An Advisory Group will be established once the Strategy is adopted, comprised of members that would be able to take the lead on different areas of the Strategy. It is intended that the Advisory Group will be independently chaired and will work with the relevant agencies to deliver action plans.

·         The implementation plan and drivers will come back through Council for consideration.

·         The intention is to have an implementation plan in place by the end of the year; however, this will be dependent on feedback received through consultation and staff workloads, noting that officers will be required to work around this year’s Election and the impact this has on the meeting schedule. 

·         It was noted that the development of the Strategy, together with the Disability Strategy, has highlighted parallels to developing a Child Friendly City framework and provided learnings to take forward into that space. Officers are considering how this framework could be developed in future.

Committee's recommendation

The Community Services Committee:

a.     Approve the release of the draft Napier Positive Ageing Strategy – Te Rautaki Tipu Ora o Ahuriri for community feedback.

 

 

 

 

2.    IRON MĀORI EVENT - ROAD CLOSURES

Type of Report:

Operational

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

755845

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Sera Chambers, Transportation Team Administrator

Kevin Murphy, Event Manager

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

To seek approval for the course change and road closures for the Iron Māori events to be held in 2019 and in future years.

 

At the Meeting

It was noted that a number of participants in these events have never taken part in events of this nature before which raises safety concerns around navigating difficult roads etc. Council officers confirmed that these concerns would be passed on to Council’s Event Manager who will be working closely with event organisers.

In response to a question as to whether a trial period had been discussed, Council officers confirmed that these events are constantly reviewed. If the layout works well this year, officers have authority to approve the course for the next event; however, if significant concerns are raised this would come back to Council for their input.

Committee's recommendation

The Community Services Committee:

a.     Approve the course change and road closures for the Iron Māori event and other events.

 

 


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PUBLIC EXCLUDED ITEMS

 

Acting Mayor White / Councillor Hague

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

1.         Regional Museum Research and Archives Centre

 

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.  Regional Museum Research and Archives Centre

7(2)(h) Enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities

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 moved into Committee at 3.35pm.

 

 

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

 

 

Chairperson .............................................................................................................................

 

 

Date of approval ......................................................................................................................