Supplementary Order Paper No 169

No 169

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Wellington Town Belt Bill

Proposed amendments

Grant Robertson, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 16

Replace clause 16 (page 12, lines 4 to 22) with:

16 Leases and licences

(1)

The Council may, on any conditions that it considers appropriate, grant leases and licences in respect of the Wellington Town Belt.

(2)

At any point in time, no more than 8 hectares in total of the Wellington Town Belt may be leased or licensed, excluding any leases or licences for public services, any leases or licences in respect of the Chest Hospital and Wellington Zoo, and the lease referred to in section 26(3).

(3)

A lease granted in accordance with subsection (1) must—

(a)

specify what activities are authorised by the lease; and

(b)

not be granted for a term, including any renewals, exceeding 20 years; and

(c)

not be granted for an activity that could reasonably be undertaken under a licence; and

(d)

not allow a right to transfer, sublease, assign, or otherwise dispose of the lessee’s interest without the Council’s consent.

(4)

A licence granted in accordance with subsection (1) must—

(a)

specify what activities are authorised by the licence; and

(b)

not be granted for a term, including any renewals, exceeding 10 years; and

(c)

not allow a right to transfer, sublicense, assign, or otherwise dispose of the licensee’s interest without the Council’s consent.

(5)

The Council must—

(a)

spend all money received under a lease granted in accordance with subsection (1) on the management of the Wellington Town Belt; and

(b)

invest the money until spending it.

Clause 17

Delete clause 17 (page 12, lines 23 to 35).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clauses 16 and 17 of the Wellington Town Belt Bill. From time to time the Wellington City Council (the Council), in accordance with provisions in this Bill, and the Town Belt Management Plan, grants leases and licences in respect of the Town Belt. This amendment clarifies that the total amount of land available for leases or licences at any one time is no more than 8 hectares. This corrects an amendment made in the select committee process that could have been read to mean that no more than 8 hectares could be leased and no more than 8 hectares could be licensed, ie, a total of 16 hectares. This was not the intention of the Council. Apart from that change, all other wording contained in the current clauses 16 and 17 is retained in a single new clause 16.