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Source: Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee today approved the scope and terms of reference for the Auckland Transport Alignment Project update 2020.

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.

 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.
  • Ian Maxwell, Director Executive Programmes, on the Auckland Council Group COVID-19 response and the move to level 2.
  • Phil Wilson, Group Recovery Manager COVID-19, gave an update on the work going on around recovery.

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

Item 9: ATAP 2020 Update and Terms of Reference

The committee unanimously endorsed the rationale, scope, and proposed process for updating the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) 2020 and its terms of reference.

Within the terms of reference, it was agreed to propose an additional objective for the shared government and council priorities for transport in Auckland to improve the resilience and sustainability of Auckland’s transport system and significantly reduce greenhouse gases.

ATAP was last updated in April 2018. A refresh is needed to consider a number of emerging issues including the impact of Covid-19 on funding, any government economic stimulus packages, the New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) of transport investment in Auckland, climate change, mode shift and emerging brownfield and greenfield priorities. 

A copy of the ATAP 2020 terms of reference is available here (item 9). 

Item 10: Board Appointments – Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Limited

The reappointment of three directors of the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) was considered in confidential session.

TRC is a joint venture between Auckland Council and the government. Of the directors on the board, Auckland Council and the government appoint one director each and the remaining directors are jointly appointed by both the government and the council.

With the terms of three of the current directors ending soon decisions need to be made about appointments to those positions.