Planning and Regulatory Committee Minutes - 6 December 2018

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Held in the Council Chamber, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

On Thursday 6 December 2018, commencing at 9.00a.m.
Deliberation of submissions – Nelson City Council Gambling Policy

 

Present:               Councillor B McGurk (Presiding Co-Chairperson),Her Worship the Mayor R Reese (Co-Chairperson), Councillors L Acland, I Barker, B Dahlberg, K Fulton and S Walker

In Attendance:     Group Manager Strategy and Communications (N McDonald) and Governance Adviser (E-J Ruthven)

Apology:              Ms G Paine

 

 

1.       Apologies

Resolved PR/2018/086

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives and accepts an apology from Ms G Paine.

McGurk/Walker                                                                     Carried

 

2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

Councillor McGurk advised of one late item for the public part of the meeting, and that the following resolution needed to be passed for the item to be considered:

2.1       Confirmation of Minutes - Planning and Regulatory Committee 13 November 2018 to hear submissions to the Nelson City Council Gambling Policy

Resolved PR/2018/087

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Considers the item Confirmation of Minutes – to hear submissions to the Nelson City Council Gambling Policy - 13 November 2018 at this meeting as a major item not on the agenda, pursuant to Section 46A(7)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, to enable a timely decision to be made.

Barker/Dahlberg                                                                   Carried

 

3.       Interests

There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.

It was noted that committee members who had not been present for the hearing of submissions had had the opportunity to review the written submissions, and the video recording of the hearing of submissions held on 13 November 2018.

  

4.       Confirmation of Minutes - Planning and Regulatory Committee 13 November 2018 to hear submissions to the Nelson City Council Gambling Policy

Document number R9918, late items agenda pages 3 - 5 refer.

Attendance:  Councillor Fulton joined the meeting at 9.02am

Resolved PR/2018/088

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Regulatory Committee – to hear submissions to the Nelson City Council Gambling Policy, held on 13 November 2018, as a true and correct record. 

Barker/Dahlberg                                                                             Carried

  

5.       Gambling Venue Policy Review Deliberations Report

Document number R9726, agenda pages 4 - 36 refer.

Attendance: Her Worship the Mayor joined the meeting at 9.04am.

Manager Strategy, Mark Tregurtha, and Policy Adviser, Gabrielle Thorpe, presented the report.  Ms Thorpe outlined the proposed changes to the Gambling Venues Policy (the Policy) as a result of the consultation process.  She answered questions regarding the number of ATM machines in Nelson, the amounts of funding returned to the Nelson community from Gaming Trusts, and how funding was distributed.

Resolved PR/2018/089

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives the report Gambling Venue Policy Review Deliberations Report (R9726) and its attachments (A2090535, A2070544).

Fulton/Acland                                                                                   Carried

Ms Thorpe, Mr Tregurtha, and Group Manager Strategy and Communications, Nicky McDonald, answered further questions regarding:

·        The various methods for measuring gambling harm, including harm suffered by individual problem gamblers, as well as wider harm to the community;

·        The potential effects of including a relocation clause in the Policy;

·        The rationale for the ATM machine 100m rule in the Policy, and the effects this rule had on the potential for new venues to be established;

·        Whether it was possible through the current process to amend the Policy to include a relocation clause and remove the ATM machine 100m rule; and

·        The rationale for the proposed reduction in limit on the number of machines per venue.

Attendance:  Councillor Walker left the meeting at 9.51am.

Her Worship the Mayor, seconded by Councillor Dahlberg, moved

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Amends the draft Gambling Venue Policy (A2090535) as appropriate based on consideration of submissions, with the following amendments:

·        Removal of the ATM machine 100m rule; and

·        Inclusion of a relocation clause

Committee members discussed the motion, and views for and against it were expressed.

Attendance: the meeting adjourned from 10.22am to 10.26am, during which time Councillor Walker returned to the meeting.

Councillor Fulton, seconded by Councillor Acland, moved an amendment.

Resolved PR/2018/090

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Approves the draft Gambling Venue Policy (A2090535) for recommendation to Council.

Fulton/Acland                                                                                   Carried


The amendment was put and a division was called:

For

Cr McGurk

Cr Acland

Cr Fulton

Cr Walker

Against

Her Worship the Mayor

Cr Barker

Cr Dahlberg

Abstained/Interest

 

 

The amendment was carried 4 – 3, and became the substantive motion.

Resolved PR/2018/091

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Approves the draft Gambling Venue Policy (A2090535) for recommendation to Council.

Her Worship the Mayor/Dahlberg                                                     Carried


The substantive motion was put and a division was called:

For

Her Worship the Mayor

Cr McGurk

Cr Acland

Cr Dahlberg

Cr Fulton

Cr Walker

Against

Cr Barker

Abstained/Interest

 

 

The substantive motion was carried 6 - 1.

Recommendation to Council PR/2018/092

That the Council

Approves the Gambling Venue Policy (A2090535)..

Fulton/McGurk

 

 

There being no further business the meeting ended at 10.55am.

 

Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:

 

 

 

                                                         Chairperson                                    Date