Minutes of a meeting of the Joint Committee of Tasman District and Nelson City Councils

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

On Friday 26 July 2019, commencing at 10.09a.m. - Future Development Strategy

 

Present:               His Worship the Mayor of Tasman R Kempthorne (Chairperson), Her Worship the Mayor of Nelson R Reese, Nelson City Councillors M Courtney, B Dahlberg, M Lawrey, P Matheson, B McGurk, T Skinner, and S Walker, Tasman District Councillors BG Greening, T King, PC Canton, D McNamara, K Maling, D Ogilvie, T Tuffnell and A Turley

In Attendance:     Tasman District Council Chief Executive (J Dowding), Environment and Planning Manager (D Bush-King) and Engineering Services Manager (R Kirby) and Nelson City Council Chief Executive (P Dougherty), Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis), Group Manager Environmental Management (C Barton) and Governance Adviser (E Stephenson)

 

Apologies:            Councillors Barker, Brown, Bryant, Fulton, Hawkes, Noonan, Rutledge and Wensley

 

 

1.       Apologies

Resolved JC/2019/014

 

That the Joint Committee

1.       Receives and accepts the apologies from Councillors Barker, Brown, Bryant, Fulton, Hawkes, Noonan, Rutledge and Wensley.

Maling/Matheson                                                                              Carried

 

2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

There was no change to the order of business.

3.       Interests

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

4.       Public Forum 

There was no public forum.

5.       Confirmation of Minutes

5.1       26 March 2019

Document number M4116, agenda pages 5 - 12 refer.

Resolved JC/2019/015

 

That the Joint Committee of Tasman District and Nelson City Councils

1.     Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Committee of Tasman District and Nelson City Councils, held on 26 March 2019, as a true and correct record.

Courtney/McGurk                                                                             Carried

   

6.       Nelson Tasman Future Development Strategy

Document number R10211, agenda pages 13 - 307 refer.

Tasman District Council Urban Growth Co-ordinator, Jacqui Deans, and Policy Planner Urban and Rural Development, Jeremy Butler, and Nelson City Council Team Leader Development, Lisa Gibellini and Senior City Development Planner, Alastair Upton, answered questions regarding the Future Development Strategy (FDS), including staged regional growth, the amount of productive land that would be lost through implementation of the strategy, review of the strategy and intensification phasing and capacity.

Discussion took place regarding ensuring adequate capacity for intensification around arterial links.

Attendance: Councillor Lawrey left the meeting from 10.22a.m. until 10.25a.m.

Further discussion took place regarding the need for pilot projects and collaboration with partners, terminology used in the FDS and intensification.

The meeting was adjourned at 10.35a.m. and reconvened at 10.52a.m.

Amendments were suggested to recommendation clause two to clarify support for intensification by programming some of decade two to possibly be brought into decade one, and to recommendation clause six, to make it more general.

It was reiterated that the intent of the FDS was to maximise the use of land whilst minimising the use of quality productive land going forward, and that it was a high level document.

In response to a question asked previously, officers advised how much productive land was included.

It was clarified that both councils were commissioning a population modelling consultant to ensure accurate statistics going forward.

Resolved JC/2019/016

 

That the Joint Committee of Tasman District and Nelson City Councils

1.    Receives the report Nelson Tasman Future Development Strategy (R10211) and its attachments (A2226634 and A2221287); and

2.    Adopts the Nelson Tasman Future Development Strategy and technical report (A2226634 and A2221287) amended as follows:

Insert (underlined) on page 15 of the FDS

2.5 Building Up – Future Intensification Areas In More Detail

The FDS proposes significant development in and around Nelson City Centre, areas to the south of the city centre, Stoke and Richmond.  Both Councils strongly support intensification where it is currently feasible in order to accommodate growth now.  There are some areas which are ready to go for intensification.  Intensification in these areas can help support passenger transport services, bring people close to shops, jobs and activities and provide opportunities for different housing choices. 

Changes in the next Long Term Plan as a result of the Intensification Action Plan will enable future intensification areas to be brought forward; and

 3.   Notes that a high level summary in the form of an interactive webmap will be prepared for both Councils’ websites; and

4.    Delegates to the Mayoral Liaison Group any minor edits or amendments to the Nelson Tasman Future Development Strategy after adoption; and

5.    Notes that both Councils’ Infrastructure Strategies, Financial Strategies, Long Term Plans, Asset Management Plans, Regional Land Transport Strategy, Regional Policy Statements and Unitary Plans will require future amendments to be consistent with, and assist in, implementing the outcomes sought through the Future Development Strategy; and

6.    Notes that the Future Development Strategy will inform both Councils’ future decision making about planning for growth; and

7.    Requests officers to prepare an Intensification Action Plan to enable and incentivise intensification; and

8.    Requests officers to monitor and report back to the Councils on progress of actual growth in residential housing versus projections annually; and

9.    Requests officers to report back to the Councils after the local body elections to provide a report on the options for continued governance of the Nelson Tasman Future Development Strategy and its implementation; and

10.  Requests officers to report back to the Councils quarterly on implementation including the Intensification Action Plan.

 

Matheson/Maling                                                                              Carried

       

7.       Exclusion of the Public

Resolved JC/2019/017

 

That the Joint Committee

1.       Excludes the public from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting.

2.       The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason 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 are as follows:

Walker/Skinner                                                                                Carried

 

Item

General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interests protected (where applicable)

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Joint Committee Meeting - Public Excluded Minutes -  26 March 2019

Section 48(1)(a)

The public conduct of this matter would be likely to result in disclosure of information for which good reason exists under section 7.

The withholding of the information is necessary:

·    Section 7(2)(h)

     To enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities

The meeting went into public excluded session at 11.06a.m. and resumed in public session at 11.07a.m.

 

 

Please note that as the only business transacted in public excluded was to confirm the minutes, this business has been recorded in the public minutes. In accordance with the Local Government Official Information Meetings Act, no reason for withholding this information from the public exists.

1.       Confirmation of Minutes

1.1       26 March 2019

Document number M4117, agenda pages 3 - 5 refer.

Resolved JC/2019/018

 

That the Joint Committee of Tasman District and Nelson City Councils

1.     Confirms the minutes of part of the meeting of the Joint Committee of Tasman District and Nelson City Councils, held with the public excluded on 26 March 2019, as a true and correct record.

Walker/Turley                                                                                  Carried

          

2.       Re-admittance of the Public

Resolved JC/2019/019

 

That the Council

1.       Re-admits the public to the meeting.

 

Tuffnell/Skinner                                                                             Carried

 

  

 

There being no further business the meeting ended at 11.07a.m.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD BY THE MAYORS AND CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF NELSON CITY COUNCIL AND TASMAN DISTRICT COUNCIL UNDER NCC STANDING ORDER 26.4:

 

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