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Strategy Planning and Partnerships Committee




Meeting Date:

Thursday, 14 March 2019


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Minutes of a Meeting of the Strategy Planning and Partnerships Committee held on 14 March 2019 at 1.00pm


Table of Contents


Item                                                                                    Page No.


1.         Apologies  1

2.         Conflicts of Interest 1

3.         Confirmation of Minutes  1

4.         Presentation by Biodiversity Hawke's Bay  2

5.         Environmental Policy - Workstream Update  2

6.         Additional Business Items  3

7.         Extraordinary Business Items  3



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MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE Strategy Planning and Partnerships Committee HELD IN THE Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Administration Building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings ON  Thursday, 14 March 2019 AT 1.00pm




Present:                          Councillor Lyons (Chair)

Mayor Hazlehurst

Councillors Barber (Deputy Chair), Dixon, Harvey, Heaps, Kerr, Lawson, Nixon, O’Keefe, Poulain, Redstone, Schollum, Travers and Watkins


ALSO Present:              Group Manager:  Planning and Regulatory Services (Mr J O’Shaughnessy)

                                               Environmental Policy Manager (Mr R Wallis)

Manager: Democracy and Governance Services (Mrs J Evans)

Committee Secretary (Mrs C Hunt)


AS REQUIRED:                  Charles Daughtery, Christine Cheyne and Mike Halliday

                                               (Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay)

                                                Walter Breustedt (ECO Management Group Limited)


1.         Apologies   


Councillor Lyons/Councillor Watkins

That apologies for lateness from Councillors Dixon, Heaps, Kerr, O’Keefe and Redstone be accepted.



2.         Conflicts of Interest

There were no declarations of conflicts of interest.


3.         Confirmation of Minutes


Councillor Watkins/Councillor Travers

That the minutes of the Strategy Planning and Partnerships Committee Meeting held Thursday 15 November 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record and be adopted.



Councillors Heaps, Kerr and Redstone joined the meeting at 1.07pm



Presentation by Biodiversity Hawke's Bay

(Document 19/208)



Councillor Heaps, Portfolio Lead introduced members of Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay and ECO Management Limited who presented to the Committee.



Mr Daughtery, Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay displayed a powerpoint presentation (CG-14-72-00027) providing an overview on an investment in Biodiversity being an investment in Agriculture; Health, Tourism; Economic Growth and a Sustainable Future. 


Councillors Dixon and O’Keefe joined the meeting at 1.20pm.



Mr Daughtery advised that Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay was seeking financial contribution from Council  for Endowment – Contributions; Operating Costs (Contributions) and Tangible, Active Partnerships (Joint funding applications, Public engagement and Advocacy)



Mr Breustedt displayed a powerpoint presentation (CG-14-72-00026) providing an overview of steps to implement the Hawke’s Bay Biodiversity Strategy.


Mayor Hazlehurst withdrew from the meeting at 1.50pm

and rejoined the meeting at 2.00pm


Councillor Dixon/Councillor Redstone

A)        That the report of the Project Advisor titled Presentation by Biodiversity Hawke's Bay dated 14/03/2019 be received.





Environmental Policy - Workstream Update

(Document 19/196)



The Environmental Policy Manager, Mr Wallis  advised that paragraph 3.7 Wahi Taonga had been an amended as follows:


“As reported last November the issue of the Te Mata track has had a direct impact on the Wāhi Taonga project. Iwi and hapu have clearly stated that it is inappropriate to move forward on future considerations for Te Mata te Tipuna until such time as the track is remediated. The way forward for this issue will help to provide clear direction for the wider wahi taonga project.   The resource consent to remediate the remaining section of the track has now been notified. Once this is completed discussions can begin with manawhenua on the most appropriate way forward on future access options for Te Mata te Tipuna.


While the resource consent process is proceeding the Te Tira Toitu te Whenua subcommittee can begin to look at the process of addressing the recommendations that arose out of the Cultural Assessment Report including how the district plan might recognise a kaupapa Māori methodology for establishing policies and resource consent applications”.   


Councillor Watkins/Councillor Lawson

A)        That the report of the Environmental Policy Manager titled Environmental Policy - Workstream Update dated 14/03/2019 be received.

B)        That the Committee endorsed the submission lodged by the Council on Variation 5 to ensure that entrances and accessways and garaging and service areas associated with the above ground residential activity can be provided at ground level as a permitted activity.


With the reasons for this decision being that the objective of the decision will contribute to meeting the current and future needs of communities for performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and business by:

i)          Setting priorities for the policy work that is required for the Council to meet its regulatory functions and deliver outcomes to the community in a timely manner.  



6.         Additional Business Items

            There were no additional business items.


7.         Extraordinary Business Items

            There were no extraordinary business items.



The meeting closed at 2.15pm