Christchurch City Council

Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 10 March 2016

Time:                                    9.34am

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor David East

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Ali Jones

Councillor Paul Lonsdale

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Andrew Turner

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

 

 

10 March 2016

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8554

 

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Council Secretary

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Council

10 March 2016

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00114

That the apology for absence from Councillor Cotter and the apology for lateness from Councillor East be accepted.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Turner                                                                                                              Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Councillor Turner declared an interest in items 7 and item 39.

Councillor East declared an interest in item 54.

Mayor Dalziel declared an interest in items 61 and 62.

Councillor Livingstone declared an interest in items 61 and 62.

Councillor Gough declared an interest in items 61 and 62.

 

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00115

That the Minutes of the Council meeting held on Thursday, 25 February 2016 be confirmed.

AND

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held 16 February 2016.

AND

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Strategy and Finance Committee meeting held 18 February 2016.

Councillor Turner/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                           Carried

 

Mayor Dalziel left the meeting at 9:50 am and Deputy Mayor Buck assumed the Chair.

Councillor East joined the meeting at 9:52 am.

4.   Public Participation

4.1  Public Forum

 

·           Carrie Jo and Courtenay Stickels addressed the Council regarding item 58, Glyphosate Herbicide Use.

·           Dr Elvira Dommisse addressed the Council regarding item 58, Glyphosate Herbicide Use.

 

Mayor Dalziel returned to the meeting at 10:00 am and resumed the Chair.


 

4.2  Deputations by Appointment

 

4.2.1   Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata

Peter Ramsden and Charles Croft from Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata with Chris Ford from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in support addressed the Council regarding item 39:  Removal of Bach Port Levy - Further Advice.

 

5.   Presentation of Petitions

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

55. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00116

That the following reports be received and considered at the Council meeting on Thursday, 10 March 2016:

56:  Joint Public Transport Committee Update

57:  Creative Industries Support Fund Panel 3 Final Recommendations 2016

58:  Glyphosate Herbicide Use

59:  Matuku Waterway Flood Mitigation (Heathcote Valley)

60:  Resolution to Exclude the Public

61:  New Central Library Tender Acceptance

62:  Lichfield Street Car Park Rebuild - Contractor Selection

Councillor East/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                     Carried

 

58. Glyphosate Herbicide Use

 

                                          

 

Motion

That the Council:

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

a.      Adopt Option 3, a combination of alternative physical and fatty acid herbicide techniques only (no glyphosate) 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 Consultation Process on its proposal and the other options, including the proposed change to the maintenance and capital budgets required.

3.         Request staff continue investigations into alternative methodologies for open space management and report back to Council within two years.

4.         That the Council write to Land Information New Zealand, informing them of its decision over the use of glyphosate in its parks and reserves, urging them to review the use of glyphosate in the residential red zone and offering Council staff to work with them.

 

5.         Request staff to ensure that Health and Safety regulations are complied with by all staff and contractors undertaking open space management.

Councillor Turner/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                     Lost

The division was declared lost by 6 votes to 7 votes the voting being as follows:

For:                           Deputy Mayor Buck, Councillor Chen, Councillor Johanson, Councillor Scandrett, Councillor Turner and Councillor Livingstone

Against:                 Mayor Dalziel, Councillor Clearwater, Councillor East, Councillor Gough, Councillor Jones, Councillor Lonsdale and Councillor Manji

 

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00117

Part A

That Council:

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

a.      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 Consultation Process on its proposal and the other options, including the proposed change to the maintenance and capital budgets required.

3.         Request staff continue investigations into alternative methodologies for open space management and report back to Council within two years.

4.         That the Council write to Land Information New Zealand, informing them of its decision over the use of glyphosate in its parks and reserves, urging them to review the use of glyphosate in the residential red zone and offering Council staff to work with them.

5.         Request staff to ensure that Health and Safety regulations are complied with by all staff and contractors undertaking open space management.

 

Councillor Gough/Mayor                                                                                                                                         Carried

Councillor East requested his vote against this resolution be recorded.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:16 am and resumed at 11:36 am.


 

6.   Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board Minutes - 9 December 2015

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00118

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board meeting held 9 December 2015.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                Carried

 

42. Mayor's Report: Early Learning Centres Funding via the Strengthening Communities Funding Scheme

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00119

That the Council:

1.              Records that on 11 February 2016 it resolved to "no longer ring-fence money in the Strengthening Communities Fund for Early Learning Centre rent subsidy, that these applications be assessed from the general Strengthening Communities funding pool and that to support this process, Council request that staff develop outcomes-oriented criteria to support assessment of 'high need' in the particular context of Early Learning Centres" and now resolves to delay implementation of that resolution for 12 months to enable staff to work with the Property Consultancy Team on policy for dealing with rents for Early Learning Centres and other community facilities.

 

2.              Note that a review of the policy framework for determining rents and leases of Council land and buildings is already underway, following the 10 September 2015 resolution made by the Council .

 

Mayor/Councillor Turner                                                                                                                                         Carried

 

Report from Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board - 17 February 2016

7.   Lyttelton Information Centre - Deed of Lease

Paula Smith, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

Councillor Turner declared an interest and did not participate in the debate or voting for this item.

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00120

Part A

That the Council:

1.         Grant a lease over that part of the property, excluding the public toilets, at 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton over an area of approximately 80 square metres, being part of Lot 2 Deposited Plan 307398 on Certificate of Title 28584, for a period up to 10 years to the Lyttelton Information and Resource Centre Trust.

2.         Set the annual rent at the current rate for 12 months, noting Council resolution CNCL/2016/00121 passed on 10 March 2016.

3.         Grant the Property Consultancy Manager delegated authority to make all decisions necessary at his sole discretion to negotiate, conclude and administer the terms and conditions of the lease.

 

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                          Carried

 

 

8.   Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board Minutes

Paula Smith, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00122

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board meetings held 3 February 2016 and 17 February 2016.

 

Councillor Turner/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                Carried

 

9.   Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board Minutes - 17 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 8.

 

 

10. Burwood/Pegasus Community Board Minutes - 1 February 2016

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00123

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board meeting held 1 February 2016.

 

Councillor East/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                                Carried

 

11. Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board Minutes

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00124

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board meetings held 1 February 2016 and 15 February 2016.

 

Councillor Gough/Councillor Manji                                                                                                                      Carried

 

12. Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board Minutes - 15 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 11.

 

 


 

Report from Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board - 2 February 2016

13. Easement over 1070 Ferry Road

Sara Templeton, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00125

Part A

That the Council;

3.         Acting in the capacity of holding a delegated authority from the Minister of Conservation resolve to;

a.         Subject to and conditional on recommendation 1(a), consent to the granting of the easement for conveying sewage as outlined in this report.

 

Councillor Lonsdale/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                          Carried

 

Report from Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board - 2 February 2016

14. Lease - Mount Pleasant Yacht Club Incorporated

Sara Templeton, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00126

 

That the Council:

1.              Approve the granting of a lease for a total period of 35 years (less one day) to the Mount Pleasant Yacht Club Incorporated over part of 2 Main Road, Ferrymead.

2.              Authorise the Property Consultancy Manager to negotiate, conclude and administer all further terms and conditions of the proposed lease agreement.

 

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                          Carried

 

Report from Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board - 2 February 2016

15. Elected Member Exchange

Sara Templeton, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00127

Part A

That the Council:

1.         Make pedestrian access a priority during Port Hills remediation work.

 

Councillor Lonsdale/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                          Carried

 


 

Report from Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board - 17 February 2016

16. Deputations by Appointment

 

 Sara Templeton, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00128

 

That the Council makes an urgent approach to Government requesting that it ensures adequate funding and support is provided to the Christchurch agencies supporting returning offenders.

 

Mayor/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                                                     Carried

 

Report from Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board - 17 February 2016

17. Sumner Suburban Master Plan P1.1 - Marriner Street West and Wakefield Avenue Enhancements

Sara Templeton, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00129

Part A

That the Council:

Makes the following resolutions relying on its powers under the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008 and Part 21 of the Local Government Act 1974:

For the purposes of the following resolutions: (1) an intersection is defined by the position of kerbs on each intersecting roadway; and (2) The resolution is to take effect from the commencement of physical road works associated with the project as detailed in this report; and (3) if the resolution states "Note 1 applies", any distance specified in the resolution relates the kerb line location referenced as exists on the road immediately prior to the Community Board meeting of the 17th February 2016; and (4) If the resolution states "Note 2 Applies", any distance specified in the resolution relates the approved kerb line location on the road resulting from the Council resolutions on the Sumner Suburban Master Plan P1.1 - Marriner Street West and Wakefield Enhancements Report at the Council Meeting of 10th March 2016.

84.       Approve that a special vehicle lane for the use of north westbound bicycles only, be established on the south west side of Marriner Street, commencing at a point 58 metre north west of its intersection with Nayland Street and extending in a south easterly direction to its intersection with Wakefield Avenue, as detailed on Attachment A. This special vehicle lane is authorised under clause 13 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, and is therefore to be added to the Register of Roads or Traffic Lanes Restricted to Specific Classes of Vehicles. Note 2 Applies.

85.       Approve that a special vehicle lane for the use of northbound bicycles only, be established on the  west side of Wakefield Avenue, commencing at a point 40 metres south of its intersection with Nayland Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Marriner Street, as detailed on Attachment A. This special vehicle lane is authorised under clause 13 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, and is therefore to be added to the Register of Roads or Traffic Lanes Restricted to Specific Classes of Vehicles. Note 2 Applies.

86.       Approve that a special vehicle lane for the use of south eastbound bicycles only, be established on the north east side of Marriner Street, commencing at a point 88 metres north west of its intersection with The Esplanade and extending in a south easterly direction to its intersection with Wakefield Avenue, as detailed on Attachment A. This special vehicle lane is authorised under clause 13 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, and is therefore to be added to the Register of Roads or Traffic Lanes Restricted to Specific Classes of Vehicles. Note 2 Applies.

87.       Approve that a special vehicle lane for the use of southbound bicycles only, be established on the  East side of Wakefield Avenue, commencing at a point 15 metres south its intersection with Nayland Street and extending in a northerly direction to its intersection with Marriner Street, as detailed on Attachment A. This special vehicle lane is authorised under clause 13 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, and is therefore to be added to the Register of Roads or Traffic Lanes Restricted to Specific Classes of Vehicles. Note 2 Applies.

88.       Approve that a special vehicle lane for the use of north westbound bicycles only, be established on the south west side of Wakefield Avenue against the kerb commencing at its intersection with Wakefield Avenue and extending in a south east direction for a distance of 20 metres, as detailed on Attachment A. This special vehicle lane is authorised under clause 13 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, and is therefore to be added to the Register of Roads or Traffic Lanes Restricted to Specific Classes of Vehicles. Note 2 Applies.

89.       Approve that a special vehicle lane for the use of south east bound bicycles only, be established on the north east side of Nayland Street adjacent to the parking lane, commencing at a point 21 metres south east of its intersection with Wakefield Avenue and extending in South Easterly direction for a distance of 18 metres, as detailed on Attachment A. This special vehicle lane is authorised under clause 13 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, and is therefore to be added to the Register of Roads or Traffic Lanes Restricted to Specific Classes of Vehicles. Note 2 Applies.

90.       Approve that the pathway on the South West side of Marriner Street, commencing at its intersection with Nayland and extending in a South Easterly direction for a distance of 21 metres, be resolved as a bi-directional shared pedestrian/bicycle pathway in accordance with sections 11.4 of the Land Transport Act - Traffic Control Devices Rule: 2004. Note 2 Applies.

91.       Approve that the pathway on the North East side of Marriner Street, commencing at a point 37 metres north west of its intersection with The Esplanade, and extending in a North West direction for a distance of 66 metres, be resolved as a bi-directional shared pedestrian/bicycle pathway in accordance with sections 11.4 of the Land Transport Act - Traffic Control Devices Rule: 2004. Note 2 Applies.

 

Councillor Lonsdale/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                          Carried

 

18. Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board Minutes

Sara Templeton, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00130

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board meetings held 2 February 2016, 10 February 2016 and 17 February 2016.

 

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                          Carried

 

19. Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board Minutes - 10 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 18.

 

 

20. Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board Minutes - 17 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 18.

 

 

21. Riccarton/Wigram Community Board Minutes

Mike Mora, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00131

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board meeting held 2 February 2016 and 16 February 2016.

 

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                            Carried

 

22. Riccarton/Wigram Community Board Minutes - 16 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 21.

 

 

Report from Shirley/Papanui Community Board - 3 February 2016

23. Sheldon Park - Belfast Community Network Incorporated - Reserve Classification and New Lease

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00132

Part A

That the Christchurch City Council acting in its capacity of holding a delegated authority from the Minster of Conservation, resolves:

a)         Subject to and conditional on recommendation 1 (a), to consent to the change of classification as outlined in this report.

b)        To note, that if submissions in opposition are received in response to the public notice, a reserves hearing panel is to be convened under staff delegation (16.12.2004), with this panel under delegated authority of the Council to receive, consider such submissions in opposition and determine whether those submissions (if any) should be upheld or not.

Councillor Jones/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                             Carried

 

Report from Shirley/Papanui Community Board - 17 February 2016

24. Elected Member Exchange

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00133

Part A

That the Council:

1.                  Promote bells on bicycles and the use of such, in line with the business case underway to determine the programme of behaviour change initiatives in regard to transport activities.

 

Councillor Jones/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                             Carried

 

25. Shirley/Papanui Community Board Minutes

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00134

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Shirley/Papanui Community Board meetings held 3 February 2016 and 17 February 2016.

 

Councillor Jones/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                             Carried

 

26. Shirley/Papanui Community Board Minutes - 17 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 25.

 

 

Report from Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board - 1 December 2015

27. Deed of Lease - Kidsfirst Kindergartens - Cashmere                        

Paul McMahon, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00135

Part A

That the Council:

1.         That the Council grants a lease over an area of land at 104C Hackthorne Road which is approximately 806m2, being part of Lot 1 Deposited Plan 16896 contained in CFR CBA1/476, for a period up to 20 years to Canterbury Westland Kindergarten Association Incorporated.

2.         That the Property Consultancy Manager be granted delegated authority to conclude and administer the terms and conditions of the lease.

 

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                     Carried

 

Report from Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board - 1 December 2015

28. Cashmere High School Speed Zone

Paul McMahon, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00136

Part A

That the Council:

1.         Approves the installation of a 40 kilometres per hour variable speed limit on Beechworth Avenue and Rose Street (school zone), as it meets the requirements of Section 7.1 of the Land Transport Setting of Speed Limits Rule 2003, and the New Zealand Gazette notice (21/04/2011, Number 55, page 1284) including the times of operation

2.         Approves that, subject to the Council approving recommendation 1 above, pursuant to Clause 5(1) of the Christchurch City Speed Limits Bylaw 2010, a variable speed limit (40 kilometres per hour School Speed zone) apply on:

a.         Beechworth Avenue: commencing at its intersection with Rose Street and extending in a northerly direction for a distance of 22 metres.

b.         Rose Street: commencing at a point 26 metres west of its intersection with Barrington Street and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 308 metres.

3.         Approve, subject to approving recommendation 1 and 2 above, that the above mentioned variable speed limit shall come into force on completion of infrastructure installation and public notification.

 

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                     Carried

 

Report from Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board - 1 December 2015

29. West Spreydon School Speed Zone

Paul McMahon, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00137

Part A

That that the Council:

1.         Approves the installation of a 40 kilometres per hour variable speed limit on Wychbury Street, Urella Place, Lyttelton Street and Stourbridge St (school zone), as it meets the requirements of Section 7.1 of the Land Transport Setting of Speed Limits Rule 2003, and the New Zealand Gazette notice (21/04/2011, Number 55, page 1284) including the times of operation.

2.         Approve that, subject to the Council approving recommendation 1 above, pursuant to Clause 5(1) of the Christchurch City Speed Limits Bylaw 2010, a variable speed limit (40 kilometres per hour School Speed zone) apply on:

a.         Wychbury Street, commencing at its intersection with Lyttelton Street and extending in a easterly direction for a distance of 34 metres

b.         Urella Place, commencing at its intersection with Lyttelton Street and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 18 metres

c.         Lyttelton Street, commencing at a point 9 metres south of its intersection with Urella Place and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 309 metres

d.         Stourbridge Street south side, commencing at its intersection with Lyttelton Street and extending in a easterly direction for a distance of 34 metres

e.         Stourbridge Street north side, commencing at its intersection with Lyttelton Street and extending in a easterly direction for a distance of 22 metres

3.         Approves, subject to approving recommendation 1 and 2 above, that the above mentioned variable speed limit shall come into force on completion of infrastructure installation and public notification.

 

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                     Carried

 

30. Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board Minutes

Paul McMahon, Chairperson, joined the table for this item.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00138

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board meetings held 1 December 2015, 2 February 2016 and 19 February 2016.

 

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                     Carried

 

31. Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board Minutes - 2 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 30.

 

 

32. Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board Minutes - 19 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 30.

 

 

33. Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes - 16 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 3.

 

 


 

Report from Strategy and Finance Committee - 18 February 2016

35. Performance report for the six months to 31 December 2015

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00139

Part A

That the Council receive this report.

 

Councillor Manji/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                      Carried

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:44pm and resumed at 1:36pm.

Councillor Jones left the meeting at 12:44 pm.

Councillor Jones returned to the meeting at 1:44 pm.

39. Removal of Bach Port Levy-Further Advice

Councillor Turner declared an interest and did not participate in the debate or voting for this item.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00140

That the Council

1.         Approve the removal of the Bach (Angel's Rest) situated on legal road at Port Levy as shown in the attachments contained in the agenda.

2.         Delegate authority to the Manager Property Consultancy to give notice to the occupier to remove the Bach from the legal road at no cost to Council.

3.         Delegate authority to the Manager Property Consultancy to manage the process of the removal of the Bach in an appropriate and timely manner taking any reasonable legal steps necessary to complete the process.

4.         Approve serving formal notice to the Bach owners to remove the building within a reasonable timeframe, being two years.

 

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

Councillors East and Gough requested their votes against this resolution be recorded.

 

57. Creative Industries Support Fund Panel 3 Final Recommendations 2016

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00141

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 Jones                                                                                                                      Carried

 

34. Policy on Structures on Roads 2010 - Proposed Revisions

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00142

Part A

That the Council approve the amendments to the Policy on Structures on Roads 2010 (Attachment B), being activities that are permitted under the Christchurch City Council's Public Places Bylaw 2008 to update it in line with post-earthquake engineering practises:

1.         Recommends the approval of the amendments, the addition of new section 3.2 and a new line in section 3.5 to the Council's Policy on Structures on Roads 2010 in respect of applications to allow the encroachment of external exoskeletal structures, electric vehicle charging structures and retaining wall anchors into the legal road reserve as follows (Attachment B):

a.         Scope (Insert)
A new bullet point to (b) Encroaching onto or under roads: "Exoskeletal structures (also over roads)"

b.         Definitions (Insert)
"Anchors mean devices that fasten a retaining wall into the adjacent subsoil and/or rock for greater stability and strength."

             "Electric Vehicle Charging Structure (EVCS)" means a utility structure primarily used for recharging light electric road user charges vehicles (gross laden weight 3.5 tonnes or less) whose motive power is derived wholly or partly from an external source of electricity.

             "Exoskeletal structure means a retro-fitted external skeletal structure for earthquake strengthening an existing building which is anchored into the subsoil."

c.         Add new section
"3.2 Exoskeletal Structures

             Exoskeletal Structures are retrofitted externally to a building occupying airspace, the surface and subsoil of road land (Building Consent and Deed of Licence required)

             Scope

             In the post-earthquake environment developers and landowners are utilising retro-fitted exoskeletal structures to meet the new requirements of the earthquake code. Exoskeletal structures provide an external steel cage to wrap an existing building that avoids more expensive solutions such base isolated foundations or internal steel bracing. External bracing also ensures that the loss of leasable floor space is minimised.

             Depending on the construction methodology and the District Plan rules exoskeletal structures can extend into the public road airspace, surface and subsoil to accommodate the pillars and the ground anchors.

             Policy Details

             The provision of bracing pillars and ground anchors in the public road should not impede road users, particularly pedestrians, or other street infrastructure. In order to accommodate this engineering innovation, minimise disruption to road users and facilitate the post-earthquake rebuild the following will apply:

(a)       Except for the Central City Zone All external exoskeletal structures would not normally be permitted to occupy road land, airspace and subsoil outside the Central City Zone. This relates to the narrower footpath standards in the suburban centres.

(b)       All underground services would be protected from the structure, no structures on the road being interfered with or obstructed (including verandahs), and allows full public use of the road. Occupation of the footpath should be minimised and the ground anchors should be covered to eliminate trip hazards. The maximum allowable obstruction of a central City footpath (minimum width 3 metres excluding the kerb) would be 200 mm. If the footpath is less than 3 metres the maximum allowable encroachment will be 100 mm. Applications would be considered on a case by case basis. The relocation of underground and above ground services (e.g. gas, electricity, water, sewage, telecoms cables, etc.) must be carried out at the developer’s expense and must meet the standards applicable to the utility provider. The structure must comply with the Council's Urban Design Guidance and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design principles.

(c)       For the whole of Christchurch Exoskeletal structures to earthquake strengthen new buildings will not be permitted to occupy road land in any manner (airspace, surface and subsoil)."

d.         Section 3.5 Other Structures Scope (Insert)
"Anchors for private retaining walls that may need to encroach into the road land subsoil. A permit will be given providing the anchors are at least 2.5 metres below the road surface and are not in conflict with Policy Details (a, b, c, f & i) below."

"Electric Vehicle Charging Structures for the recharging of electrically powered vehicles. A site licence will be given providing the recharging structure is not in conflict with Policy Details (a) to (i) below."

e.         Section 6 Delegations
Decision making authority for the policy is to be exercised as follows:

Clauses 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.5: The Chief Executive or a nominated manager.

Clause 3.4: The Chief Executive, or a nominated manager, as advised by the relevant Community Board.

 

Councillor Lonsdale/Councillor Manji                                                                                                                  Carried

 

Report from Strategy and Finance Committee - 18 February 2016

36. Corporate Finance Report for the period ending 31 December 2015

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00143

Part A

That the Council resolve that:

a.         This report be received;

b.         Counterparty credit limits be temporarily increased for ASB, ANZ, BNZ, and Westpac (from the current $200m to $300m), and for Kiwibank (from the current $150m to $200m), with such increase to apply from Council's expected insurance settlement in February 2016 until 30 June 2017; and

c.         The breach in interest rate risk policy (caused by projected changes to Council's capital spending and planned cash receipts from insurance and capital release) be noted and ratified.

 

Councillor Manji/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                      Carried

 

Report from Strategy and Finance Committee - 18 February 2016

37. Intersection Design Policy Review for People with Disabilities

 

 This item was left to lie on the table, to be considered at the Council meeting to be held on 24 March 2016.            

 

38. Strategy and Finance Committee Minutes - 18 February 2016

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 3.

 

 

40. Council Submission on Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

 

Council Decided CNCL/2016/00144

That the Council:

1.         Approve lodging the circulated submission, with amendments as discussed, on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill.

2.         Appear at the oral hearings of the Select Committee and nominate The Mayor to speak to the submission on behalf of the Council.

 

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                                 Carried

 

41. Disestablishment of the Housing Management Board

 

 This item was left to lie on the table, to be considered at the Council meeting to be held on 24 March 2016.            

 


 

 

56. Joint Public Transport Committee Update

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00145

That the Council:

1.         Revoke the following Council decision of 11 February 2016:

a.         Agree in principle to form a Joint Greater Christchurch Committee for Public Transport in general accordance with Option 5 (b) (which does not delegate the Councils public transport powers to this committee) outlined in this report, with the exception of membership. Council's preference is for the Joint Committee being made up of an independent chair, three representatives from Christchurch City Council and one representative from Environment Canterbury, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils, with NZTA and CDHB representatives in non-voting observer roles.

2.         Replace the decision with the following:

a.         Agree in principle to form a Joint Greater Christchurch Committee for Public Transport in general accordance with Option 5 (b) (which does not delegate the Councils public transport powers to this committee), as outlined in the report of 11 February, with membership consisting of an independent chair, three representatives each from Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury, one representative each from Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils and one NZTA representative in a non-voting observer role.

b.         Request Environment Canterbury, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils to also include a Canterbury District Health Board representative in a non-voting observer role.

c.         Note its wish to include representatives of the Youth Council in a non-voting observer role.

 

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                     Carried

 

Report from Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee - 3 March 2016

59. Matuku Waterway Flood Mitigation (Heathcote Valley)

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00146

Part A

That the Council:

1.         Approve the design and construction of the preferred pipeline diversion option for the Matuku waterway flood mitigation works in Heathcote Valley (Option 1).

Note: That the Committee request a regular review of the maintenance of the waterways through the Land Drainage Recovery Programme.

 

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                     Carried

 

43  Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00147

That Bob Lineham of Christchurch City Holdings Limited remain after the public have been excluded for Items 48 and 53 as he has knowledge that is relevant to those items and will assist the Council.

 

That Shaun Hubbard remain after the public have been excluded for Items 61 and 62 as he has knowledge that is relevant to those items and will assist the Council.

 

AND

That at 2:49pm  the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 477 to 479 of the agenda and pages 94 to 95 of the supplementary agenda be adopted.

 

Mayor/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                                            Carried

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:50pm and resumed at 3:00pm in public excluded.

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 4:41pm.

    

Meeting concluded at 4:41pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 24th DAY OF MARCH 2016

 

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Chairperson