Minutes of a meeting of the Infrastructure Committee

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

On Thursday 19 November 2020, commencing at 9.02a.m.

 

Present:              Councillor B McGurk (Chairperson), Councillors Y Bowater, T Brand, M Courtney, K Fulton, M Lawrey, G Noonan, R Sanson and T Skinner

In Attendance:    Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis), Governance Adviser (J Brandt), Governance Team Leader (R Byrne), Governance Support (P Boutle), Youth Councillors A Mangar and N Dunn

Apologies:           Her Worship the Mayor R Reese (on Council business), Councillors J Edgar (on Council business), R O'Neill-Stevens (on Council business), P Rainey (absence), and M Lawrey (lateness)

 

A Karakia Timatanga was given.

 

1.       Apologies

Resolved IC/2020/054

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.        Receives and accepts the apologies from Her Worship Mayor R Reese (on Council business), Councillors J Edgar (on Council business), R O’Neill Stevens (on Council business), P Rainey for absence, and M Lawrey for lateness.

Courtney/Sanson                                                                          Carried

 

2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

There was no change for 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      1 October 2020

Document number M15172, agenda pages 8 - 12 refer.

Resolved IC/2020/055

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.    Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, held on 1 October 2020, as a true and correct record.

Brand/Bowater                                                                             Carried

     

Attendance: Councillors M Lawrey and T Skinner joined the meeting at 9.06a.m.

6.       Chairperson's Report

Document number R21397, agenda pages 13 - 14 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, answered questions about the Waka Kotahi innovation street funding and working in partnership with the community.

Resolved IC/2020/056

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.    Receives the report Chairperson's Report (R21397).

 

McGurk/Noonan                                                                            Carried

 

7.       Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit - Annual Report 2019/20

Document number R20285, agenda pages 15 - 50 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, presented the report. Tasman District Councillor and Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit (NRSBU) Chairperson, Kit Maling, and General Manager Regional Sewerage and Landfill, Nathan Clarke, answered questions about performance measures, customer service results and odour complaints.

Resolved IC/2020/057

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.   Receives the report Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit - Annual Report 2019/20 (R20285) and its attachment (A2458265); and

2.     Receives the Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit - Annual Report 2019/20 (A2458265).

Skinner/Bowater                                                                           Carried

 

8.       Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit 2021/22 Business Plan

Document number R20284, agenda pages 51 - 70 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, presented the report and noted its linkages to agenda item 9 (Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit 2021/31 Activity Management Plan). Mr Louverdis answered questions regarding affordability and impact on Nelson City Council rates if the Business Plan was accepted.

Councillor Maling answered questions about the NRSBU Board’s priorities and influencing factors such as resource consent conditions, messages from iwi partners’ preference of wastewater disposal to land, and costs driven by upcoming contract renewals. Councillor Maling noted Tasman District Council had given its approval in principle for the business plan.

The meeting was adjourned from 10.22a.m. until 10.26a.m.

Councillor Courtney raised a Point of Order against Councillor Lawrey in that the question about the NRSBU holding open days was irrelevant. The Point of Order was upheld.

It was noted that the Group Manager Infrastructure would formally write to the General Manager Regional Sewerage and Landfill with Council’s feedback, and that the suggestions in Report R20284 would form the basis of Council’s feedback to the NRSBU for the 2021/22 Business Plan.

The meeting was adjourned from 10.45a.m until 10.49a.m.

 

 

Resolved IC/2020/058

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.    Receives the report Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit 2021/22 Business Plan (R20284) and its attachment (A2511235); and

2.    Provides feedback to the General Manager of the Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit on the draft Nelson Regional Sewerage 2021/22 Business Plan (A2511235).

 

Skinner/Brand                                                                              Carried

 

9.       Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit -  2021/31 Activity Management Plan

Document number R11480, agenda pages 71 - 81 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, presented the report. Tasman District Councillor and NRSBU Chairperson, Kit Maling, and General Manager Regional Sewerage and Landfill, Nathan Clarke, were in attendance.

Resolved IC/2020/059

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.      Receives the report Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit -  2021/31 Activity Management Plan (R11480) and its attachment (A2496103); and

2.      Provides feedback to the General Manager of the Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit on the Draft 2021 – 2031 Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit Activity Management Plan. 

 

Skinner/Courtney                                                                          Carried

 

10.     Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit - Annual Report 2019/20

Document number R20286, agenda pages 82 - 107 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, presented the report. Tasman District Councillor and Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit Deputy Chairperson (NTRLBU), Trindi Walker, and General Manager Regional Sewerage and Landfill, Nathan Clarke, answered questions.

Resolved IC/2020/060

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.    Receives the report Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit - Annual Report 2019/20 (R20286) and its attachment (A2458270); and

2.      Receives the Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit - Annual Report 2019/20 (A2458270).

Skinner/Brand                                                                              Carried

 

11.     Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit 2021/22 Business Plan

Document number R20283, agenda pages 108 - 130 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis presented the report. Tasman District Councillor and NTRLBU Chairperson, Trindi Walker, and General Manager Regional Sewerage and Landfill, Nathan Clarke, answered questions regarding:

·         drivers behind the significant increase of fees

·         the reason for diversion to Eves Valley

·         the impact of increased fees and charges

·         Emissions Trading Scheme and carbon emissions

·         Capturing landfill gas

It was agreed that the Chairperson would write a letter in support of the NTRLBU seeking support from Central Government for the Eves Valley Gas capture and Flare project.

Resolved IC/2020/061

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.    Receives the report Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit 2021/22 Business Plan (R20283) and its attachment (A2495934); and

2.    Provides feedback to the General Manager of the Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit on the draft Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill 2021/22 Business Plan (A2495934).  

Fulton/McGurk                                                                              Carried

 

12.     Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit - 2021/31 Activity Management Plan

Document number R11479, agenda pages 131 - 150 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, presented the report. Tasman District Councillor and NTRLBU Chairperson, Trindi Walker, and General Manager Regional Sewerage and Landfill, Nathan Clarke, were in attendance.

Resolved IC/2020/062

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

 

1.  Receives the report Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit - 2021/31 Activity Management Plan (R11479) and its attachment (A2495930); and

2.   Provides feedback to the General Manager of the Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business on the Draft 2021-2031 Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit Activity Management Plan.

Skinner/Brand                                                                              Carried

 

13.     Draft 2021-31 Water Supply Activity Management Plan

Document number R21386, agenda pages 151 - 193 refer.

Senior Activity Engineer - Water Supply, Phil Ruffell and Manager Utilities, David Light presented the report.

Resolved IC/2020/063

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.    Receives the report Draft 2021-31 Water Supply Activity Management Plan (R21386) and its attachment (A2483711); and

2.    Approves the Draft 2021-31 Water Supply Activity Management Plan (A2213226) as the version to inform the Long Term Plan 2021-31; and

3.    Notes that the Draft 2021-31 Water Supply Activity Management Plan will be updated and, the final Activity Management Plan approved, after the adoption of the Long Term Plan 2021-31.

Lawrey/Courtney                                                                          Carried

 

14.     Draft 2021-31 Wastewater Activity Management Plan

Document number R15872, agenda pages 194 - 236 refer.

Activity Engineer – Wastewater, Warren Biggs, and Manager Utilities, David Light, presented the report.

Resolved IC/2020/064

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.    Receives the report Draft 2021-31 Wastewater Activity Management Plan (R15872) and its attachment (A2491606); and

2.    Approves the Draft 2021-31 Wastewater Activity Management Plan (A2424421) as the version to inform the Long Term Plan 2021-31; and

3.    Notes that the Draft 2021-31 Wastewater Activity Management Plan will be updated and, the final Activity Management Plan approved, after the adoption of the Long Term Plan 2021-2031.

Skinner/Brand                                                                              Carried

15.     Infrastructure Quarterly Report

Document number R20310, agenda pages 237 - 304 refer.

Manager Capital Projects, Lois Plum, Manager Roading and Solid Waste, Marg Parfitt, and Manager Utilities, David Light, presented the report.

Attendance: Councillor Noonan left the meeting at 12.36p.m.

Resolved IC/2020/065

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.    Receives the report Infrastructure Quarterly Report  (R20310) and its attachments (A2411176, A2500601 and A2500539).

Skinner/Brand                                                                              Carried

Recommendation to Council IC/2020/066

 

That the Council

1.    Approves additional unbudgeted capital funding of $320,000 for the Saxton Creek upgrade (Stage 3C) to allow the works between Champion Road and Main Road Stoke to be completed, noting that unbudgeted offsetting income of $113,000 was received from external parties in 2019/20. 

Skinner/Brand                                                                              Carried

       

 

There being no further business the meeting ended at 12.38p.m.

A Karakia Whakamutunga was given.

 

Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:

 

 

 

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