Unconfirmed

 

MINUTES OF A meeting of the Regional Planning Committee

 

Date:                          Wednesday 19 August 2020

Time:                          1.30pm

Venue:

Council Chamber

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

159 Dalton Street

NAPIER

 

Present:                     J Maihi-Carroll – Co Chair Mana Ahuriri Trust

                                    Cr R Graham – Co Chair (via Zoom)

Cr R Barker – Deputy Co Chair

K Brown – Te Kopere o te Iwi Hineuru

Cr W Foley

Cr C Foss

T Hopmans -Maungaharuru Tangitū Trust (via Zoom)

T Huata – Ngati Pahauwera Development and Tiaki Trusts (via Zoom)

N Kirikiri – Te Toi Kura O Waikaremoana (via Zoom)

Cr N Kirton

L Munroe – Deputy Co Chair Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust

Cr H Ormsby

P Paku – Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust

A Tapine – Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust (via Zoom)

Cr J van Beek

Cr M Williams

 

In Attendance:            J Palmer – Chief Executive

C Edmonds – Acting Group Manager Strategic Planning

P Munro – Te Pou Whakarae Māori Partnerships

T W Munro – Māori Engagement Coordinator

A Roets – Governance Administration Assistant

B Harper – Senior Planner

Dr K Kozyniak – Principal Scientist (Air)

Dr J Smith – Manager Science

E Robotham – Policy Planner

N Nicholson – Policy Planner

R Ellison – Wakataurua Ltd, Tangata Whenua Advisor (via Zoom)

J Lawrence – Group Manager Office of the CE & Chair

 

 


1.       Karakia /Welcome/ Apologies/Notices

The Co-Chair, Joinella Maihi-Carrol welcomed everyone to the meeting following which Kaurana Brown led the group in offering a karakia.

 

RPC18/20

Resolution

That the apologies for absence from Councillor Charles Lambert and Mike Mohi be accepted.

Ormsby/Williams

CARRIED

 

2.       Conflict of Interest Declarations

There were no conflicts of interest declared.

 

3.       Confirmation of Minutes of the Regional Planning Committee meeting held on 3 June 2020

RPC19/20

Resolution

Minutes of the Regional Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 3 June 2020, a copy having been circulated prior to the meeting, were taken as read and confirmed as a true and correct record.

van Beek/Williams

CARRIED

 

3a      Confirmation of Minutes of the Extraordinary Regional Planning Committee meeting held on 22 July 2020

RPC20/20

Resolution

Minutes of the Extraordinary Regional Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 22 July 2020, a copy having been circulated prior to the meeting, were taken as read and confirmed and confirmed as a true and correct record.

Ormsby/Brown

CARRIED

 

4.

Call for Minor Items Not on the Agenda

 

There were no minor items raised.

 

6.

Outdoor Burning

 

Belinda Harper and Dr Kathleen Kozyniak presented an overview of outdoor burning complaints, monitoring and modelling information and potential health effects caused by outdoor burning in Hawke’s Bay.  Discussions traversed:

·    Smoke complaints largely due to the region’s productive horticultural industry during winter months, and permitted year round in HB currently

·    Global Air Quality Guidelines suggest PM2.5  health effects may be happening over timeframes as short as 1 hour

·    PM10 concentrations and the number of exceedances have declined over time with maximum concentrations recently plateaued at 55ug/m3

·    Current RRMP rules are outdated and need to be reviewed to address outdoor burning

·    Five principle options presented for RPC consideration

·    If the option to amend the RRMP is chosen then further consideration to a range of options, methods and their respective benefits and costs as per section 32 of the RMA would need to be undertaken prior to any plan change being publicly notified

·    A comprehensive review of the RRMP is scheduled to begin in 2021, which will include the review all provisions that manage discharges to air in accordance with the NZ National Environmental Standards for Air Quality and the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines

·    Agreed to be part of RRMP review, however in the meantime staff will invite industry parties to work with HBRC to further investigate non-regulatory methods, such as information and education campaigns to help the community, industry and orchardists to understand the health effects resulting from discharging contaminants into the air.

Karauna Brown left the meeting at 3.40pm

RPC21/20

Resolutions

1.      That the Regional Planning Committee receives and considers the “Air Quality Plan Change Options” staff report.

2.      The Regional Planning Committee recommends that Hawke’s Bay Regional Council:

2.1.      Agrees that the decisions to be made are not significant under the criteria contained in Council’s adopted Significance and Engagement Policy, and that Council can exercise its discretion and make decisions on this issue without conferring directly with the community or persons likely to have an interest in the decision.

2.2.      Notes that there will be legal, administrative and resourcing costs associated with all options. No specific budget has been assigned in the 2020/21 Annual Plan for this project.

2.3.      Supports Option 1, being that the issue of outdoor burning restrictions be addressed as part of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Resource Management Plan review scheduled to commence in 2021.

2.4.      Directs staff to report back to the Regional Planning Committee later in 2020 on details of a process to give effect to the Committee’s preferred option.

Kirton/van Beek

Abstained: Barker, Graham, Huata

Against: Kirikiri

CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 3.45pm and reconvened at 4.20pm.

5.

TANK Plan Change Hearing Commissioners and Panel Appointments

 

Ceri Edmonds, Acting Group Manager Strategic Planning, introduced the item which was taken as read.

·        Agreed to appoint 5 Hearing Commissioners with 3 Reserves in accordance with the staff recommendations, for a panel with a sufficient mix of scientific and cultural expertise

·        Planning advice will be provided by HBRC staff as having been intimately involved in the Plan Change and submissions processes and the Panel can seek additional independent advice if they so choose.

RPC22/20

Resolutions

1.      That the Regional Planning Committee receives and considers the “TANK Plan Change Hearing Commissioners and Panel Appointments” staff report.

2.      The Regional Planning Committee recommends that Hawke’s Bay Regional Council:

2.1.      For the Proposed TANK Plan hearings, appoints the following five people as Commissioners.

2.1.1.      Commissioner A:  Andrew Fenemore *Chair Certificate

2.1.2.      Commissioner B:  Greg Ryder *Chair Certificate

2.1.3.      Commissioner C:  Rauru Kirikiri

2.1.4.      Commissioner D:  Sheena Tepania *Chair Certificate

2.1.5    Commissioner E:  Dr Roger Maaka

2.2.      For the Proposed TANK Plan hearings, agrees that the following three people are Reserve Commissioners:

2.2.1.      Commissioner E:  Richard Allibone

2.2.2.      Commissioner F:  Antoine Coffin

2.2.3.      Commissioner G:  Mark Farnsworth *Chair Certificate

Williams/Ormsby

CARRIED

2.3.      Delegates authority to the Proposed TANK Plan Hearing Panel to hear and issue decisions on the Council’s behalf relating to submissions received on the Proposed TANK Plan Change.

Williams/Barker

CARRIED

3.      Delegates authority to the Chief Executive or his nominee to undertake all the necessary operational and logistical arrangements to establish the Panel, including replacing a commissioner should they become unavailable, and support it in carrying out its functions in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Williams/van Beek

CARRIED

 

8.

Tukituki Plan Change 6A

 

Ceri Edmonds introduced the item, which advises of the Minister for the Environment’s decision to not allow the proposed plan change to be progressed through the Streamlined Planning Process and recommends that the Proposed Plan change is withdrawn in favour of developing a longer term solution to nitrogen management through the upcoming Regional Resource Management Plan (RRMP) review.

RPC23/20

Resolutions

1.      That the Regional Planning Committee receives and considers the “Tukituki Plan Change 6A” staff report.

2.      The Regional Planning Committee recommends that Hawke’s Bay Regional Council:

2.1.      Agrees that the decisions to be made are not significant under the criteria contained in Council’s adopted Significance and Engagement Policy, and that Council can exercise its discretion and make decisions on this issue without conferring directly with the community or persons likely to have an interest in the decision.

2.2.      Withdraws Proposed Plan Change 6A (Tukituki Catchment Table 5.9.1D) because the Streamlined Planning Process pathway is no longer available for use.

2.3.      Advises all those people and organisations who provided pre-notification responses of the withdrawal of the proposed plan change.

2.4.      Makes provision in the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031 to commence the review of nitrogen management in Year 1 2021-22.

Barker/van Beek

CARRIED

 

Cr Rick Barker left the meeting at 4.39pm and the quorum was lost, with the following items not considered.

 

7.

Mohaka Plan Change

 

9.

Resource Management Policy Projects August 2020 Update

 

10.

August 2020 Statutory Advocacy Update

 

12.

Our Hawke's Bay Environment 2013-18 Key Issues Report

 

Pieri Munro offered a karakia to close the meeting.

 

Closure:

There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 4.41pm on Wednesday, 19 August 2020.

Signed as a true and correct record.

 

 

 

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