Minutes of a meeting of the Infrastructure Committee

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

On Thursday 25 February 2021, commencing at 9.06a.m.

 

Present:               Councillor B McGurk (Chairperson), Councillors Y Bowater, T Brand, M Courtney, J Edgar, K Fulton, M Lawrey, G Noonan, R O'Neill-Stevens (Deputy Chairperson), R Sanson and T Skinner

In Attendance:     Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis), Governance Adviser (E Stephenson), Governance Support (P Boutle) and Youth Councillors (B Addison-Robinson and R Buckland)

Apologies :           Her Worship the Mayor R Reese (on Council business), Councillor P Rainey.

 

Karakia Timatanga

 

      An opening karakia was given.

Attendance: Councillor Skinner entered the meeting at 9.07a.m.

1        Apologies

Resolved IC/2021/001

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.       Receives and accepts the apologies from Her Worship the Mayor R Reese (on Council business) and from Councillor P Rainey for absence.

 

Courtney/Noonan                                                                             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

4.1      Nelsust - Giving priority to cyclists on St Vincent Street

Kate Malcolm and Peter Olorenshaw spoke about giving priority to cyclists on St Vincent Street and tabled three maps (A2583666). They answered questions regarding their presentation.

Attendance: Councillors Fulton and Lawrey entered the meeting at 9.12a.m.

 

 

 

Attachments

1    A2583666 Nelsust speaking notes and tabled images

4.2      Laurie Christian - Kawai Street Innovative Street Interventions

Mr Christian spoke about the Kawai Street Innovative Street Interventions and summarised the results of his survey, which was tabled (A2578587).

 

 

 

Attachments

1    A2578587 - Kawai Street Development Survey

4.3       Nelson Residents Association – Sue Gardner - Trafalgar Street Bike Stand

Sue Gardner, accompanied by Kerry Neal, provided a list of questions regarding the Trafalgar Street Bike stand (A2582507).  They answered questions regarding their presentation.

 

 

 

Attachments

1    A2582507 - NRA Trafalgar Street Bike Stand questions

4.4       Gaire Thompson - Trafalgar Street Bike Stand

            Mr Thompson spoke about the Trafalgar Street Bike Stand. He said he felt there had been a lack of consultation, and he questioned the process undertaken. He explained concerns regarding health and safety issues and the effect on rates.

4.5       Bicycle Nelson Bays -  Bevan Woodward - the new bike storage stands

Mr Woodward gave a PowerPoint presentation (A2582702) and spoke in support of the new bike stands, noting that the Montgomery bike stands was well used during the week and over the weekends and encouraging people to ride bikes. He tabled a guide on modal shift (A2584280) and answered questions.

 

Attachments

1    A2582702 - Bicycle Nelson Bays - Bevan Woodward PowerPoint presentation

2    A2584280 - Guide - Urban Mobility and Transport Shift

4.6       Caitlin Westgate - Nelson South Innovative Streets Project

            Ms Westgate spoke in support of the Nelson South Innovative Streets Project, in particular in Kawai Street.

Attendance: Councillor Noonan left the meeting at 9.54a.m. (on Council business).

Ms Westgate spoke about the positive effects of the changes, and suggested that aesthetic tweaks would solve the issue for some people unhappy with the changes. Ms Westgate answered questions regarding engagement with the local community and feedback from other residents.

5.       Confirmation of Minutes

5.1       19 November 2020

Document number M15274, agenda pages 7 - 14 refer.

Resolved IC/2021/002

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.     Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, held on 19 November 2020, as a true and correct record.

Skinner/Courtney                                                                             Carried

6.       Chairperson's Report

Document number R22674

The Chair spoke to his tabled report (A2581944). He noted Nelson’s world class water supply system and thanked staff and contractors for their work on the testing and monitoring of this.

The Deputy Chair spoke to the Pride Crossing initiative and recommendation, noting that he had had conversations with members of the community, had organisational support from the City Development Team and that Nelson City Youth Council wanted to help lead this project.

Discussion took place on possible future changes driven by City Centre development work, signage, durability and cost of the project.

It was noted that this initiative had not been discussed with the City Centre Engagement Group, although the Deputy Chair noted that he had spoken to the Deputy Mayor on this matter. The Chair of the City Centre Engagement Group, Councillor Mel Courtney, expressed his unhappiness that this had not been discussed with him.

The meeting was adjourned from 10.22a.m. until 10.23a.m; and again from 10.25a.m. until 10.36a.m.

With the agreement of the mover and seconder clause three was amended, and it was noted that further city centre engagement would take place before any works proceeded.

It was clarified that the project was intended to coincide with the anniversary of the introduction of the Homosexual Law Reform Act on 8 March 1985.

The motion was taken in parts.

Resolved IC/2021/003

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.     Receives the report Chairperson's Report (R22674).

Edgar/Fulton                                                                                     Carried

Resolved IC/2021/004

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

2.     Notes the current testing and monitoring of Nelson City Council’s water supply.

Edgar/Fulton                                                                                     Carried

Resolved IC/2021/005

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

 

3.     Approves the installation of a Progress Pride design on a central city raised courtesy crossing as a permanent feature.

Edgar/Fulton                                                                                     Carried

Attachments

1    A2581944 - Infrastructure Committee Chairperson's Report 25 February 2021

  

     The meeting was adjourned from 10.46a.m. until 10.57a.m.

7.       Infrastructure Fees and Charges 2021-2022

Document number R22556, agenda pages 15 - 23 refer.

Manager Transport and Solid Waste, Marg Parfitt, summarised the report.

Resolved IC/2021/006

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.     Receives the report Infrastructure Fees and Charges 2021-2022 (R22556) and its attachment (A2325209); and

2.     Approves subject to the Long Term plan consultation process on the Regional Landfill fees, an increase of 20% to Solid Waste charges at the Nelson Waste Recovery Centre as per Attachment (A2325209 of Report R22556), effective 1 July 2021; and

3.     Approves changes to roading charges as per Attachment (A2325209 of Report R22556), effective 1 July 2021.

Sanson/Bowater                                                                               Carried

 

8.       Proposal for a new Wastewater Bylaw

Document number R21393, agenda pages 24 - 75 refer.

Manager Utilities, David Light, summarised the report.

It was noted that the consultation dates were not included in the recommendation and it was agreed that the dates be included in the minutes. Clause 3 of the resolution has been amended accordingly to include the words ‘commencing on Friday 26 February 2021 until Tuesday 27 April 2021’ for clarity.

Resolved IC/2021/007

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.     Receives the report Proposal for a new Wastewater Bylaw (R21393) and its attachments (A2539883, A2539886); and

2.     Determines that a bylaw is the most appropriate way to regulate, manage, and protect Council’s wastewater system, and the draft Wastewater Bylaw in Attachment 1 (A2539883) of Report R21393 is the most appropriate form of bylaw and does not give rise to any implications under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990; and

3.     Approves the commencement of a special consultative procedure on a proposal to make the draft Wastewater Bylaw in Attachment 1 (A2539883) of Report R21393, commencing on Friday 26 February 2021 until Tuesday 27 April 2021; and

4.     Adopts the draft statement of proposal in Attachment 2 (A2539886) of Report R21393 for use in this special consultative procedure; and

5.     Requests officers to give public notice of Council’s intention to make the draft Wastewater Bylaw in Attachment 1 of Report R21393, and to subsequently send a copy of this bylaw to the Minister of Health, in accordance with section 148 of the Local Government Act 2002; and

6.     Approves the consultation approach (set out in Sections 7 and 8 of Report R21393) and agrees:

(a)   the approach includes sufficient steps to ensure the Statement of Proposal will be reasonably accessible to the public and will be publicised in a manner appropriate to its purpose and significance; and

(b)  the approach will result in the Statement of Proposal being as widely publicised as is reasonably practicable as a basis for consultation.

O'Neill-Stevens/Courtney                                                                  Carried

 

9.       Proposal for a new Water Supply Bylaw

Document number R22546, agenda pages 76 - 118 refer.

Senior Activity Engineer - Water Supply, Phil Ruffell, summarised the changes to the bylaw and answered questions regarding the consultation period and consultation with key users.

Attendance: Councillor Lawrey left the meeting at 11.10a.m.

It was noted that the consultation dates were not included in the recommendation and it was agreed that the dates be included in the minutes. Clause 3 of the resolution has been amended accordingly to include the words ‘commencing on Friday 26 February 2021 until Tuesday 27 April 2021’ for clarity.

Resolved IC/2021/008

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.     Receives the report Proposal for a new Water Supply Bylaw (R22546) and its attachments (A2385695 and A2541286); and

2.     Determines that a bylaw is the most appropriate way to regulate, manage, and protect Council’s Water Supply system, and the draft Water Supply Bylaw in Attachment 1 (A2385695) is the most appropriate form of bylaw and does not give rise to any implications under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990; and

3.     Approves the commencement of a special consultative procedure on the proposal to make the draft Water Supply Bylaw in Attachment 1 (A2385695), commencing on Friday 26 February 2021 until Tuesday 27 April 2021; and

4.     Adopts the draft statement of proposal in Attachment 2 (A2541286) for use in this special consultative procedure; and

5.     Approves the consultation approach (set out in Section 7 of Report R22546) and agrees:

(a)  the approach includes sufficient steps to ensure the Statement of Proposal will be reasonably accessible to the public and will be publicised in a manner appropriate to its purpose and significance; and

     (b)  the approach will result in the Statement of Proposal being as widely publicised as is reasonably practicable as a basis for consultation.

Courtney/Sanson                                                                              Carried

 

10.     Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit - 2021/22 Business Plan and 2021-31 Activity Management Plan

Document number R21468, agenda pages 119 - 252 refer.

            Attendance: Councillor Lawrey returned to the meeting at 11.12a.m.

Group Manager Infrastructure, Alec Louverdis, advised that it was a requirement that the Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit  Business and Activity Management Plans be brought back to the Committee and that there had been no changes to the Plans.

General Manager Regional Sewerage and Landfill, Nathan Clarke answered questions regarding emissions factors, levies, landfill life, hospital fuel use, the Pioneer energy system and emissions reduction.

Attendance: Councillor Noonan returned to the meeting at 11.29a.m.

Resolved IC/2021/009

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.     Receives the report Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Business Unit  - 2021/22 Business Plan and 2021-31 Activity Management Plan (R21468) and its Attachments (A2495934 and A2511191); and

2.     Adopts the Draft Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill 2021/22 Business Plan (A2495934); and

3.     Adopts the Draft 2021-31 Nelson Tasman Regional Landfill Activity Management Plan (A2511191) as the version to inform the Long Term Plan 2021-31.   

Skinner/Brand                                                                                  Carried

 

11.     Infrastructure Quarterly Report

Document number R21488, agenda pages 253 - 316 refer.

Manager Capital Projects, Lois Plum, Manager Transport and Solid Waste, Marg Parfitt, and Manager Utilities, David Light, summarised the report and answered questions on the matters covered in the report.

Resolved IC/2021/010

 

That the Infrastructure Committee

1.     Receives the report Infrastructure Quarterly Report (R21488) and its attachments (A2411176, A2552565 and A2564719).

Skinner/Brand                                                                                  Carried

       

         


 

 Karakia Whakamutunga

A closing karakia was given.

 

There being no further business the meeting ended at 12.09p.m.

 

Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:

 

 

 

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