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Source: Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee and Governing Body both met today and approved the levy for funding MOTAT and adopted the Silverdale West Dairy Flat Industrial Area Structure Plan and the new Food Safety Information Bylaw.

The following is a summary of decisions made. The agenda is available on Auckland Council’s website and minutes will be added once confirmed. This meeting was also webcast on the council’s website and items are available on demand.

Emergency Committee Meeting

Item 8: COVID-19 briefing and Auckland Emergency Management status update   

The regular weekly update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Auckland Emergency Management response was received by the committee.

This week’s updates included:

  • Mace Ward, Group Controller, Auckland Emergency Management, provided a status update on Auckland’s emergency response.
  • Phil Wilson, Group Recovery Manager COVID-19, gave a general update on how the recovery process might work in Auckland.
  • Ian Maxwell, Director Executive Programmes, on the Auckland Council Group COVID-19 response and the move to level 3.

The full updates will be available to view on the Auckland Council website here.

Item 9: MOTAT Annual Plan 2020-2021

A total levy of $14,890,578 was approved for MOTAT for the 2020-2021 financial year.

This is a reduction of 5.8 per cent on what MOTAT requested last financial year (2019-2020). MOTAT revised its initial funding request, in consultation with Regional Facilities Auckland, given the potential impact of COVID-19 on the council’s finances. This was achieved by MOTAT delaying new capital works, restricting recruitment, freezing salaries and limiting capital works already underway.

Under the Museum of Transport and Technology Act (2000) the council is obligated to fund MOTAT through a levy annually.

Item 10: Council submission on Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2021 and Draft National Rail Plan

Consideration of Auckland Council’s draft submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2021 (GPS) and the draft National Rail Plan has been deferred until the next Emergency Committee to allow for further work to be completed.

Submissions on both the GPS and the National Rail Plan close on 11 May 2020.

Item 11: Appointment of District Licencing Committee for 2020-2023

The committee considered appointments to the Auckland District Licencing Committee during the committee’s confidential session.

Under the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act, all councils across New Zealand are required to appoint one or more licensing committees, whose members hear and decide all applications related to alcohol licencing.

The term of the current members of Auckland’s DLC expires on 30 June 2020 and the council has recommended five chairs and seven members for appointment for a three-year term beginning 1 July 2020.

Item 12: Board Appointments – Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Limited

This item has been deferred to allow for further discussions to take place with the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board.

 Governing Body Meeting

The Governing Body continues to meet on matters that cannot be legally delegated to the Emergency Committee.

Item 9: Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020: Panel review report

The Governing Body adopted the new Whakapai Kai Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020, replacing the previous bylaw that expires on 23 May 2020.

Consultation on the bylaw was approved in July 2019 and undertaken between 2 December 2019 and 2 February 2020.

More information on the bylaw is available here (item 9). The Governing Body’s decision will be publicly notified, and the new bylaw will be in force from 23 May.

Item 10: Request to approve Plan Change 10: Historic Heritage Schedule (errors, anomalies, and information update)

Plan Change 10 corrected errors and updates, place information for 146 places in the Historic Heritage Overlay of the Auckland Unitary Plan. The plan change was made operative in July 2019 except for one appeal made regarding the Auckland synagogue and community centre in Greys Ave.

This appeal has now been resolved and the Governing Body has approved the provisions for the Auckland synagogue and community centre. This now allows the plan change to be made fully operative.

Item 11: Adoption of Silverdale West Dairy Flat Industrial Area Structure Plan

The Silverdale West Dairy Flat Industrial Area Structure Plan has been adopted by the Governing Body.

The structure plan provides approximately 350ha of developable land for light industry but including a central area for heavy industry to support residential growth in the area over the next over the next 10-20 years. It also includes an indicative new transport network, protection measures for land, stream and floodplains and existing and new water and wastewater infrastructure.

The adoption of the structure plans paves the way for land to be zoned for development. Details of the plan can be found on the Auckland Council website (item 11).