Regulatory and Consents Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of Regulatory and Consents Committee held in the Council Chambers, 15 Forth Street, Invercargill on Thursday, 10 May 2018 at 9.03am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Gavin Macpherson

 

 

Mayor Gary Tong

 

Councillors

Brian Dillon

 

 

Paul Duffy

 

 

Darren Frazer

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Group Manager, Environmental Services

Bruce Halligan

Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton

Team Leader Resource Management

Marcus Roy

Senior Resource Planner – Policy

Rebecca Blyth

 


Regulatory and Consents Committee

10 May 2018

 

1             Apologies

 

Apologies were received from Councillor Keast and Councillor Paterson.

 

Moved Mayor Tong, seconded Cr Duffy and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee accept the apologies.

 

 

2             Leave of absence

 

There were no requests for leave of absence.

 

 

3             Conflict of Interest

 

There were no conflicts of interest declared.

 

 

4             Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items

 

There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.

 

 

6             Confirmation of Minutes

 

                There were no minutes for confirmation.

 

 

Reports for Recommendation

 

 

7.1

Cost objection for Resource Consents 17/231 and 18/17 - Fiordland Trails Trust - Legs 3, 4 and 6 - Queens Reach to Balloon Loop and Supply Bay Road to Manapouri Township

Record No: R/18/5/10243

 

Team Leader, Resource Management, Marcus Roy was in attendance for the item.

 

Mr David Boniface on behalf of the Fiordland Trails Trust addressed the meeting expressing his concern at the costs incurred for the resource consent application and sought Committee consideration of a reduction of the said costs.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Chairperson Macpherson, seconded Mayor Tong  recommendation a and b with amendments (as indicated with an underline and strikethrough) and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Cost objection for Resource Consents 17/231 and 18/17 - Fiordland Trails Trust - Legs 3, 4 and 6 - Queens Reach to Balloon Loop and Supply Bay Road to Manapouri Township” dated 4 May 2018.

 

b)           Provides Recommends to Council that there is no reduction in processing costs for Resource Consents 17/231 and 18/17 relating to the Fiordland Trails Trust.

 

 

Reports

 

 

8.1

Consequential Amendments to Southland District Plan arising from National Environment Standards-Plantation Forestry 2017

Record No: R/18/4/8838

 

Team Leader, Resource Management, Marcus Roy and Senior Policy Analyst, Rebecca Blyth were in attendance for this item.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Duffy, seconded Cr Dillon  recommendations a and b, with a new c (as indicated with a underline) and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Consequential Amendments to Southland District Plan arising from NES-Plantation Forestry 2017” dated 5 May 2018.

 

b)           Notes the amendments to the District Plan as being for the Committees information.

 

c)            Requests staff to prepare a draft letter to be presented to the Committee for consideration and review prior to forwarding to the Ministry of Environment, which outlines the Committees concerns that the National Environmental Standards - Plantation Forestry Regulations 2017 that came into effect on 1 May 2018 and that the regulation will override in most cases the rules that relate to forestry and associated forestry activities contained in the Southland District Council District Plan.

 


 

 

 

 

The meeting concluded at 9.55am                       CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Regulatory and Consents Committee HELD ON THURSDAY, 10 MAY 2018.

 

 

 

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