Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 3 March 2016

Time:                                    1.00pm

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Councillor Andrew Turner

Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Ali Jones

Councillor Paul Lonsdale

Councillor Tim Scandrett

 

 

2 March 2016

 

 

Principal Advisor

Mary Richardson

General Manager Customer & Community

Tel: 941 8999

Principal Advisor

David Adamson

General Manager City Services

Tel: 941 8235

 

Liz Ryley

Committee Advisor

941 8153

liz.ryley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/Council/meetingminutes/agendas/index

 


Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee

03 March 2016

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Committee Resolved CHED/2016/00020

That the apology from Councillor Glenn Livingstone be accepted.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved CHED/2016/00021

That the minutes of the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting held on Thursday, 4 February 2016 be confirmed.

Councillor Turner/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                       Carried

 

4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

4.1       Danny and Mim Syme spoke regarding Circotica Circus School.  This relates to Item 8 on the agenda.

Committee Decided CHED/2016/00022

Part B

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.              Thanks Danny and Mim Syme for their deputation.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                Carried

 


 

 

5.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

Councillor Turner advised the Committee that staff would be circulating a memorandum regarding Hagley Oval to members shortly, and that staff would be available at the April 2016 Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee to present the information and discuss any aspects that members raise.

 

6.   Landmark Grant for Woods Mill, 14 Wise Street, Addington

 

Committee Comment

The Chairperson advised that this item was withdrawn from the agenda due to a change of property ownership.

 

Committee Resolved CHED/2016/00023

Committee Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee withdraw Item 6 Landmark Grant for Woods Mill, 14 Wise Street, Addington from the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting of 3 March 2016.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

 

7.   Central City Landmark Heritage Grant Approval for 176 Oxford Terrace

 

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Recommend that the Council approve a Central City Landmark Heritage grant of $869,500 for the former Midland Club Building, 176 Oxford Terrace, subject to the completion of the agreed scope of works and the owners entering into a full conservation covenant with the Council to cover the heritage buildings and the heritage setting.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 


 

 

Committee Decided CHED/2016/00024

Part A

That Council:

1.         Approve a Central City Landmark Heritage grant of $869,500 for the former Midland Club Building, 176 Oxford Terrace, subject to the completion of the agreed scope of works and the owners entering into a full conservation covenant with the Council to cover the heritage buildings and the heritage setting.

 

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                   Carried

 

8.   Creative Industries Support Fund Panel 3 Final Recommendations 2016

 

Committee Comment

At the start of the meeting a deputation had been given by Danny and Mim Syme relating to the Circotica Circus School.

 

The Committee noted that the proposed facility would be located in Waltham, not Woolston as stated in the recommendation and an amendment was made to reflect that.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee recommend to Council to approve:

1.         A grant of $74,945 from the Creative Industries Support Fund to Circotica Ltd to contribute towards the operational and capital costs of the establishment of a circus school and training facility in Christchurch.

2.         An exemption to the current central city geographic requirements of the fund, in support of the application from Circotica Ltd to establish the proposed facility in Woolston Waltham.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Committee Decided CHED/2016/00025

Part A

That the Council approve:

1.         A grant of $74,945 from the Creative Industries Support Fund to Circotica Ltd to contribute towards the operational and capital costs of the establishment of a circus school and training facility in Christchurch.

2.         An exemption to the current central city geographic requirements of the fund, in support of the application from Circotica Ltd to establish the proposed facility in Waltham.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                  Carried

                                                                                                                                                                                  Unanimously

 


9.   Glyphosate Herbicide Use

 

Committee Comment

The Committee agreed this report should be referred directly to Council for a decision, and to ask the Chief Executive to accept it as a Supplementary agenda item to the Council's 10 March 2016 meeting.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee recommends to Council that:

1.         Should Council wish to consider an alternative methodology for open space management than the current

a.      That it adopt Option 2, significant reduction to glyphosate use, limited to sites closed to public, e.g. to facilitate capital works programmes, and to control pest plants where no other method is practicable, and to utilise a combination of Fatty Acid herbicides and physical techniques, as the preferred option; and

b.     Increase the capital and maintenance budgets of the respective operations units as detailed within this report.

2.         Consult with the public via the Draft Annual Plan on its proposal and the other options, including the proposed change to the maintenance and capital budgets required.

 

 

Committee Resolved CHED/2016/00026

Committee Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.            refers this directly to Council and asks the Chief Executive to accept this report as a Supplementary agenda item to 10 March 2016 Council meeting, and

2.            that any further information relating to the status of this matter within the Draft Annual Plan be supplied to Council at that time.

 

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                   Carried

 

 

 

10. Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes

 

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes Report and Policy and Criteria Revision document.

2.         Consider the staff recommendations contained in 'Attachment A' for the revised Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes Policy and Criteria.

3.         Approve the Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes Policy and Criteria to allow funding to open for applications on 15 March 2016.

 

 

Committee Decided CHED/2016/00027

Committee Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes Report and Policy and Criteria Revision document.

2.            Approve the Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes Policy and Criteria, with the changes discussed and agreed, to allow funding to open for applications on 15 March 2016.

 

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                          Carried

 

Committee Recommendation to Council/Committee

Part A

There was no Part A recommendation to Council from this report.

 

 

11. Housing Operations Monthly Report for December 2015, January 2016

 

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Receives the information reported.

 

 

Committee Resolved CHED/2016/00028

Committee Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Receives the information reported.

2.         Requests staff to speak to relevant parties within Central Government to discuss the wider issue of support and associated funding for deportees from Australia, with a verbal report back to the Committee.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                Carried

 

 

 

Committee Recommendation to Council/Committee

There was no Part A recommendation to Council from this report.

 

 

12. Social Housing Rebuild and Repair Programme Monthly Report for January 2016

 

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

a.         Receives the information supplied.

 

 

Committee Resolved CHED/2016/00029

Committee Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

a.         Receives the information supplied.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                Carried

 

Committee Recommendation to Council/Committee

There was no Part A recommendation to Council from this report.

 

 

13. Community Facilities Rebuild Update February 2016

 

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Receives the information in this report.

 

 

Committee Resolved CHED/2016/00030

Committee Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Receives the information in this report.

2.         Requests staff to provide an update on the Botanic Gardens Tea Kiosk to the next meeting of the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                              Carried

 

Committee Recommendation to Council/Committee

There was no Part A recommendation to Council from this report.

 

 

14. Anchor Projects and Major Facilities CHED Report

 

Committee Comment

1.              Staff were requested to provide a report back to the Committee on the Christchurch Central Library following receipt of final tenders.

2.              Staff were requested to provide a detailed memorandum regarding the Cathedral Square.

3.              The Committee requested information on when the Art Gallery café and shop are expected to open, what the lease requires for the operations to recommence and when rent will start to be paid.

 

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Receives the information in this report.

 

 

Committee Resolved CHED/2016/00031

Committee Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee:

1.         Receives the information in this report.

2.         Requests a report on the Cathedral Square to the next Committee meeting.

3.         Requests staff to provide an urgent update on the Convention Centre, as soon as possible.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                Carried

 

Committee Recommendation to Council/Committee

There were no Part A recommendations to Council from this report.

 

 

 

    

Meeting concluded at 3.24pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 7TH DAY OF APRIL 2016

 

Councillor Andrew Turner

Chairperson