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, 6 September 2018 at 9.03am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Gavin Macpherson

 

 

Mayor Gary Tong

 

Councillors

Brian Dillon

 

 

Paul Duffy

 

 

Darren Frazer

 

 

Julie Keast

 

 

Neil Paterson

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Group Manager, Environmental Services

Bruce Halligan

Group Manager, Services and Assets

Matt Russell

Financial Manager

Anne Robson

Environmental Health Manager

Michael Sarfaiti

Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton

 


Regulatory and Consents Committee

06 September 2018

 

1             Apologies

 

An apology for lateness was received from Mayor Tong.

 

Moved Chairperson Macpherson, seconded Cr Frazer and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee accept the apology.

 

 

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

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Dillon, seconded Cr Keast  and resolved:

That the minutes of Regulatory and Consents Committee meeting held on 25 July 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting.

 

Reports for Recommendation

 

 

7.1

Dog Control Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2018

Record No: R/18/8/19203

 

Environmental Health Manager, Michael Sarfaiti was in attendance for this item.

 

Mr Sarfaiti advised the purpose of the report is to provide an update on the administration of the Southland District Council’s Dog Control Policy and its associated practices.

 

Mr Sarfaiti explained section 10A of the Dog Control Act 1996 provides that every territorial authority shall report on the administration of its Dog Control Policy and dog control practices, and submit it to the Secretary of Local Government.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Duffy, seconded Cr Keast  and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Dog Control Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2018” dated 20 August 2018.

b)           Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as not significant in terms of Section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002.

c)            Determines that it has complied with the decision-making provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 to the extent necessary in relation to this decision; and in accordance with Section 79 of the Act determines that it does not require further information, further assessment of options or further analysis of costs and benefits or advantages and disadvantages prior to making a decision on this matter.

d)           Adopts the Annual Report and authorises it to be forwarded to dogs@dia.govt.nz by the Manager of Environmental Health, and that the report be publicly notified as required by the Dog Control Act 1996.

 

 

7.2

Alcohol Licensing Annual Report and Income and Costs Report

Record No: R/18/8/19206

 

Environmental Health Manager, Michael Sarfaiti was in attendance for this item.

 

Mr Sarfaiti advised the purpose of the report is to meet Council’s alcohol licensing reporting requirements under alcohol legislation.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Dillon, seconded Cr Paterson  and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Alcohol Licensing Annual Report and Income and Costs Report” dated 21 August 2018.

 

b)           Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as not significant in terms of Section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002.

c)            Determines that it has complied with the decision-making provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 to the extent necessary in relation to this decision; and in accordance with Section 79 of the Act determines that it does not require further information, further assessment of options or further analysis of costs and benefits or advantages and disadvantages prior to making a decision on this matter.

d)           Receives the Annual Report and authorises it to be forwarded to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority and to be made publicly available on Council’s website.

e)            Receives the financial information and authorises it to be made publicly available on Council’s website.

 

 


7.3

Dark Skies Sanctuary Accreditation on Stewart Island

Record No: R/18/8/19479

 

1          Senior Policy Analyst, Rebecca Blyth was in attendance for this item.

 

Venture Southland, Group Manager, Business and Strategic Projects, Mr Steve Canny, was in attendance for this item.

 

Mrs Blyth advised the purpose of the report is to investigate and consider the range of regulatory options available to manage lighting on Stewart Island to meet Dark Sky Sanctuary Accreditation requirements.

 

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Duffy, seconded Cr Frazer  and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

 

a)            Receives the report titled “Dark Skies Sanctuary Accreditation on Stewart Island” dated 6 September 2018.

 

b)           Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as not significant in terms of Section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002.

 

c)            Determines that it has complied with the decision-making provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 to the extent necessary in relation to this decision; and in accordance with Section 79 of the Act determines that a Plan Change to include lighting controls as they relate to all of the property on Stewart Island shall be implemented.

 

d)           Recommends to Council that it endorses Option 2 – to proceed to a Plan Change to include all property (both public and private) on Stewart Island / Rakiura.

 

 

The meeting adjourned for morning tea at 10.05am and reconvened at 10.25am.

 

 

Mayor Tong and Councillors Macpherson, Keast, Duffy, Frazer, Dillon and Paterson were present when the meeting reconvened.

 

 

 

 

7.4

Draft Regional Biodiversity Strategy

Record No: R/18/8/19468

 

Senior Policy Analyst, Rebecca Blyth was in attendance for this item.

 

Mrs Blyth advised the purpose of the report is to present the draft Regional Biodiversity Strategy and suggested Council response for discussion and endorsement.

 

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Frazer, seconded Cr Paterson  recommendations a to d with a new e (as indicated with an underline) and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Draft Regional Biodiversity Strategy ” dated 22 August 2018.

 

b)           Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as not significant in terms of Section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002.

 

c)            Determines that it has complied with the decision-making provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 to the extent necessary in relation to this decision; and in accordance with Section 79 of the Act determines that it does not require further information, further assessment of options or further analysis of costs and benefits or advantages and disadvantages prior to making a decision on this matter.

 

d)           Recommends to Council that it Endorses Option 2 – as the response required to the Draft Regional Biodiversity Strategy and sets a timeframe for reporting back to the Committee on the findings of a review as proposed.

 

e)            Prior to the report being forwarded to Council staff clarify Venture Southland involvement and status in the Draft Regional Biodiversity Strategy process.

 

Reports

 

 

8.1

National Environmental Standard Plantation Forestry Regulation 2017

Record No: R/18/8/18732

 

Senior Policy Analyst, Rebecca Blyth was in attendance for this item.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Chairperson Macpherson, seconded Cr Duffy  recommendation a with additions and amendments to b and c (as indicated by strikethrough and underline) and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

a)            Receives the report titled “National Environmental Standard Plantation Forestry Regulation 2017” dated 21 August 2018.

b)           Review and approve with any required requested amendments relating to safety to the letter titled National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry Regulations 2017 from Council to Ministry for Primary Industries regarding Road Shading.

 

c)            Authorises Staff to send the approved letter to the Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry for the Environment, local Members of Parliament and adjacent Councils.

 

 


8.2

National Planning Standards - Staff Technical Submission

Record No: R/18/8/18733

 

Senior Policy Analyst, Rebecca Blyth was in attendance for this item.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Duffy, seconded Cr Dillon  and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

a)            Receives the report titled “National Planning Standards - Staff Technical Submission” dated 21 August 2018.

 

 

8.3

Regulatory and Environmental Services Delivery Action Plan Update

Record No: R/18/8/19500

 

Quality Assurance Lead, Julie Conradi was in attendance for this item.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Cr Dillon, seconded Cr Paterson  and resolved:

That the Regulatory and Consents Committee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Regulatory and Environmental Services Delivery Action Plan Update” dated 21 August 2018.

 

 

 

The meeting concluded at 11.26am.                    CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Regulatory and Consents Committee HELD ON THURSDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2018.

 

 

 

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