Public Transport Committee

Open Minutes

Commencing:             Tuesday 27 October 2020, 1.30pm

Venue:                         Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chambers, Regional House, 1 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Chairperson:               Cr Andrew von Dadelszen

Deputy Chairperson:  Cr Lyall Thurston

Members:                    Cr Norm Bruning

Cr Jane Nees

Cr Paula Thompson (via Zoom)

Cr Stacey Rose (via Zoom)

 

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Mayor Garry Webber

 

Tauranga City Council

Cr Heidi Hughes

 

Whakatāne District Council

Mayor Judy Turner (via Zoom)

Deputy Mayor Andrew Iles (Alternate) ( via Zoom)

 

Rotorua Lakes Council

Phill Thomass

 

Waka Kotahi - NZTA

Natalie van Rossen (Non-voting Member) (via Zoom )

In Attendance:            Bay of Plenty Regional Council: Cr David Love

                                                      Staff: Namouta Poutasi – General Manager, Strategy & Science, Mat Taylor – General Manager, Corporate, Debbie Hyland – Finance & Transport Operations Manager, Jessica Easton - Legal and Commercial Manager, James Llewellyn (via Zoom) – Transport & Urban Planning Manager, Ruth Feist – Team Leader Urban, Rehan Shaikh - Senior Network Planner, Nick Rehan - Senior Transport Planner, Jessica Durham – Committee Advisor

Apologies:                  Mayor Tenby Powell

Mayor Judy Turner for lateness (via Zoom )

 

1.     Apologies

Resolved

That the Public Transport Committee:

1          Accepts the apologies from Mayor Tenby Powell, and Mayor Judy Turner for lateness tendered at the meeting.

Thurston/Webber

CARRIED

2.     Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

Nil

3.     Minutes

Minutes to be Confirmed

3.1

Public Transport Committee Minutes - 27 August 2020

Matters Arising

·       Members enquired as to progress on the petitions raised in Minute Item 3.1 at the 27 August 2020 Public Transport Committee meeting.  Staff advised they were working through potential changes and giving consideration to possible effects of alternative options.  Further detail would be reported to the November Public Transport Committee meeting.

 

Items for Staff Follow Up:

·       Staff to include Tauranga City Council park and ride report in November Public Transport Committee meeting agenda.

 

Resolved

That the Public Transport Committee:

1          Confirms the Public Transport Committee Minutes - 27 August 2020 as a true and correct record, subject to the following amendments:

Minute Item 2, Public Forum by Max Lewis include a staff follow up point that Council staff would respond to the concerns raised.

Thurston/Bruning

CARRIED

4.     Public Excluded Section

Resolved

Resolution to exclude the public

1        Excludes the public from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting as set out below:

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution are as follows:

Item No.

Subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Grounds under Section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

When the item can be released into the public

4.1

Western Bay of Plenty Transport System Plan

Withholding the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information, or information from the same source, and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

48(1)(a)(i) Section 7 (2)(c)(i).

On the Chief Executive's approval.

Thurston/Bruning

CARRIED

5.     Restatement in Open Section

 

Resolved

That the Public Transport Committee:

1          Receives the report and presentation, Western Bay of Plenty Transport System Plan.

2          Supports in principle the TSP prioritised list and implementation programme for the purpose of submission into the Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP), subject to further detailed work is required to assess the draft programme of activities for technical feasibility, value for money, affordability, deliverability, packaging and phasing.

3          Notes that all financial commitments for all parties (Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and Waka Kotahi) arising from the TSP will need to be agreed and included as part of their individual Long Term Plans subject to NLTP prioritisation.

4          Notes that the Regional Land Transport Plan will need to consider and prioritise transport investment across the entire Bay of Plenty region.

5          Agrees to develop joint Regional Council and Territorial Authority Public Transport funding and delivery Long Term Plan questions in relation to fares / parking policy, accessibility, and infrastructure funding.

6          Confirms the public be excluded from consideration of this report and its attachments on the grounds set out in the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 under Section 48(1)(a)(i) Section 7 (2)(c)(i) as withholding the information is necessary to protect information which is subject to an obligation of confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information, or information from the same source, and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied.

7          Confirms that the report and its attachments be released to the public on the Chief Executive’s approval.

Thurston/Nees

CARRIED

Members conveyed their thanks to staff for their efforts on the Transport System Plan to date.

3.12pm – the meeting closed.

 

 

Confirmed                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                    Cr Andrew von Dadelszen

Chairperson, Public Transport Committee