Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A meeting of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Friday 5 May 2017

Time:                                    9am

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

 

 

 

28 April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           
             


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Committee Members

 

 

 

UDS Independent Chair

Bill Wasley

 

Christchurch City Council

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Councillors Phil Clearwater and Sara Templeton

 

Environment Canterbury

Chairman David Bedford, Councillors Cynthia Roberts and Peter Skelton

 

Selwyn District Council

Mayor Sam Broughton, Councillors Malcolm Lyall and Mark Alexander

 

Waimakariri District Council

Mayor David Ayers, Councillors Kevin Felstead and Neville Atkinson

 

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Dr Te Maire Tau, Jane Huria and Gail Gordon

 

New Zealand Transport Agency (observer)

Jim Harland

 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (observer)

Kelvan Smith

 

Canterbury District Health Board (observer)

David Meates

(Co-opted) Tā Mark Solomon

 

Regenerate Christchurch (observer)

(Co-opted) Ivan Iafeta

 

 

UDS Implementation Manager

Keith Tallentire

ph 941 8590

 

Committee Adviser

Aidan Kimberley

ph 941 6566

 


 

UDS LogoUrban Development Strategy Implementation Committee (UDSIC) Terms of Reference (2015)

 

1.  Purpose

The UDSIC is a joint committee within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2002. In 2015 it absorbed additional functions from the former Recovery Strategy Advisory Committee established by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority in 2012.

Local authority members are Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council, Selwyn District Council and Canterbury Regional Council. The joint committee has additional public body representation from tangata whenua and other agencies. It has been established to oversee implementation of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (UDS), provide advice to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and ensure integration between earthquake recovery activity and longer term urban development activity, including:

Providing clear and united leadership in delivering the UDS vision and principles;

Promoting integration with the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch, associated recovery plans and programmes including the implementation of the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) and Natural Environment Recovery Programme (NERP); and,

Supporting the delivery of aligned tangata whenua objectives as outlined in Ngāi Tahu 2025 and the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan 2013.

The Committee is a formal joint committee pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002, (Schedule 7, Section 30). The Local Authorities have resolved that the Committee is not discharged at the point of the next election period (in line with clause 30 (7) of schedule 7).

2.  Membership

The local authorities and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu shall each appoint up to three representatives, including their respective Mayors, Chair and Kaiwhakahaere.

The Chief Executives of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), and the Regional Director of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) attend as observers and have speaking rights but in a non-voting capacity.

There shall be an Independent Chair (non-elected member), appointed by the Committee, who has speaking rights and voting capacity.

The standing voting membership is limited to 16 members (including the Independent Chair), but with the power to co-opt up to a maximum of two additional non-voting members where required to ensure effective implementation.

The Committee shall also appoint a Deputy Chair, who shall be elected at the commencement of each triennium, and who shall be a member of the Committee.

In accordance with Section 30A of Schedule 7 to the Local Government Act 2002, the quorum at a meeting of the Committee shall be eight voting members.

Other representatives of voting and non-voting organisations are permitted to attend meetings of the Committee; however attendance at any public excluded session shall only be permitted with the prior approval of the Chair. Likewise, speaking rights of other representatives at Committee meetings (whether in public session or not) shall only be granted with the prior approval of the Chair.

 

 

3.  Meeting Frequency

Monthly, or as necessary and determined by the Independent Chair.

Notification of meetings and the publication of agendas and reports shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of Part 7 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

4.  Committee Delegations

The UDS Implementation Committee is delegated the following functions in support of its overall purpose:

General

Overseeing implementation of the UDS and recovery documents, including the LURP, NERP and associated documents, such as the Greater Christchurch Transport Statement

Advising the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on the development and implementation of the Recovery Strategy and any associated matters, including programmes, plans, projects, systems, processes and resources led by CERA or any other central government agency for the purposes of the recovery of greater Christchurch (as defined in the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011)

Ensuring the integration between the UDS and any of the foregoing matters

Ensuring organisational systems and resources support implementation

Monitoring and reporting progress against actions and milestones

Managing any risks identified in implementation

Identifying and resolving any implementation inconsistencies arising from partner consultation processes

Facilitating consultation and establishing forums as necessary to support implementation and review

Periodically reviewing and recommending any adjustments to the UDS and recovery documents, including the LURP and NERP.

 

Specific

Selecting and appointing an Independent Chair and Deputy Chair

Taking responsibility for implementing any actions specifically allocated to the Committee

Implementing a Memorandum of Understanding, as adopted by the Committee for each triennial period, to provide and maintain partnership relationships and provide for the resolution of any conflict

Advocate for statements of intent of council owned companies to be aligned to implementation of the UDS and recovery documents, including the LURP and NERP where appropriate.

Champion integration and implementation through partner strategies, programmes, plans and policy instruments (including the Regional Policy Statement, Regional and District Plans, Long Term Plans (LTPs), Annual Plans, transport programmes and triennial agreements) and through partnerships with other sectors such as health, education and business.

Establish protocols to ensure that implementation, where necessary, is consistent, collaborative and/or coordinated to achieve optimal outcomes.

Making submissions, as appropriate, on Government proposals and other initiatives relevant to the implementation of the UDS and recovery documents, including the LURP and NERP.

 


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AGENDA ITEMS

 

1.       Apologies................................................................................................................................... 7

2.       Declarations of Interest............................................................................................................ 7

3.       Deputations by Appointment.................................................................................................. 7

4.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes.......................................................................................... 7

STAFF REPORTS

5.       Alignment issues regarding timeframes for the Settlement Pattern Review and district plan review processes............................................................................................................ 17

6.       UDS Partnership submission on the Urban Development Authorities discussion document......................................................................................................................................... 21

7.       An Accessible City implementation update.......................................................................... 35

8.       Greater Christchurch Transport Statement implementation update................................ 45

9.       Progress report for the Greater Christchurch Natural Environment Group..................... 57

10.     Urban Development and Regeneration update................................................................... 71   

 


 

Standing Items

 


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1.   Apologies

An apology was received from Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant and to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.

3.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

4.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee meeting held on Friday, 7 April 2017  be confirmed (refer page 8).


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Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee

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Date:                                     Friday 7 April 2017

Time:                                    9am

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Bill Wasley                                         

Chairman David Bedford, Environment Canterbury           

Councillor Cynthia Roberts, Environment Canterbury       

Councillor Peter Skelton, Environment Canterbury            

Mayor Sam Broughton, Selwyn District Council       

Councillor Mark Alexander, Selwyn District Council            

Mayor David Ayers, Waimakariri District Council     

Deputy Mayor Kevin Felstead, Waimakariri District Council         

Councillor Neville Atkinson, Waimakariri District Council  

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Christchurch City Council       

Councillor Phil Clearwater, Christchurch City Council         

Councillor Sara Templeton, Christchurch City Council        

(Non-voting member) Jim Harland, New Zealand Transport Agency   

(Non-voting member) Tā Mark Solomon, Canterbury District Health Board

(Non-voting member) Kelvan Smith, Greater Christchurch Group (DPMC)   

(Non-voting member) Ivan Iafeta, Regenerate Christchurch     

 

 

6 April 2017

 

 

 

Keith Tallentire

UDS Implementation Manager

 

Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6566

aidan.kimberley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

 


  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

 

 

Co-opt Additional Member

 

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00020

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee co-opt Ivan Iafeta (Regenerate Christchurch) as a non-voting member until the adoption of the Committee’s new Terms of Reference.

Peter Skelton/Phil Clearwater                                                                                                                               Carried

 

1.   Apologies

 

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00021

That the apologies from Lisa Tumahai and Malcolm Lyall, apology from Mayor Lianne for lateness, and apologies from Neville Atkinson and Mark Solomon for early departure be accepted.

Neville Atkinson/Kevin Felstead                                                                                                                           Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

3.   Deputations by Appointment

3.1       Matt Doocey, Member of Parliament for Waimakariri, addressed the Committee and presented a petition signed by himself and 1,021 others in support of adding a third southbound lane to the Waimakariri Motorway Bridge.

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00022

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Receives the petition.

Neville Atkinson/Sara Templeton                                                                                                                        Carried

 

3.2       Ali Jones, Chair, and Emma Norrish, Deputy Chair, – Papanui-Innes Community Board, addressed the committee regarding the impact on housing and access in affected communities with respect to altered and increased traffic flows both as a consequence of the downstream effects of the Northern Arterial Motorway and of housing intensification

 

3.3       Kay Robertson, local resident, addressed the Committee regarding item 5 – Christchurch Northern Access – Transport Options.

 

3.4       Pubudu Senanayake addressed the Committee on behalf of Generation Zero regarding item 5 – Christchurch Northern Access – Transport Options.

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00023

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Thanks Matt Doocey, Ali Jones and Emma Norrish, Kay Robertson, and Pudubu Senanayake for their deputations.

Mark Alexander/Cynthia Roberts                                                                                                                        Carried

 

4.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00024

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee meeting held on Friday, 3 March 2017 be confirmed.

Peter Skelton/Sam Broughton                                                                                                                              Carried

 

5.   Christchurch Northern Access - Transport Options

 

Jim Harland and Michael Blyleven, from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), delivered a presentation on this item. Key issues raised during the presentation include:

·    Population growth north of the Waimakariri River is putting strain on the transport network. The positioning of the busy motorway on-ramp just prior to the Waimakariri Bridge makes the bridge a bottleneck, contributing to unreliable travel times.

·    Approximately 85% of journeys made on this section of motorway are in single occupancy vehicles. As population growth continues this behaviour will be increasingly unsustainable. Any network changes therefore need to encourage travel behaviour change.

·    Incorporating a High Occupancy Vehicle Lane (HOV Lane) into the current Northern Arterial project will be cheaper than building the third lane as a standalone project at a later date.

·    Commuters crossing the bridge disperse to a number of destinations throughout the city making it difficult to plan other less flexible ‘mass transit’ systems such as commuter rail but these options are still being considered as part of a strategic business case.

During the discussion which followed the presentation, the following points were raised:

·    The HOV lane on Auckland’s North Shore has been very successful at encouraging travel behaviour change. New technology is also emerging that will allow for more effective enforcement of the HOV lane.

·    The census data used in the presentation for understanding travel demands will be out of date, a problem which is likely to be further exacerbated as workers return to the central city. The data also needs to consider travel routes as well as destinations. The Committee was assured that this has been considered and the NZTA land use forecasts include provisions for returning employee numbers as part of the Christchurch central city rebuild.

The Committee emphasised the importance of encouraging travel behavioural change. The NZTA representatives advised that the HOV lane will support the Urban Development Strategy goal of providing a range of travel choices.

 

David Bedford moved, seconded by Sam Broughton, that the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

 

1.         Support the construction of a 3rd southbound motorway lane across the Waimakariri Bridge and a separated cycleway. 

2.         Support the provision for a High Occupancy Vehicle lane between Tram Road and Queen Elizabeth II Drive to be potentially used by a combination of T2 vehicles, buses and freight.

3.         Note that the construction can be included as part of the Northern Arterial project delivered through the Christchurch Northern Corridor Alliance.

4.         Note that a multi-modal solution is proposed that will improve travel time reliability and safety and provide improved travel choices for higher occupancy vehicle use, public transport and cycling. 

5.         Note that there will be additional related financial implications for other partners should the matter proceed, including park and ride facilities, changes to public transport services and supporting cycle facilities in Waimakariri District.

With the consent of the mover and seconder the motion was withdrawn and replaced with the following:

 

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00025

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Support the construction of a 3rd southbound motorway lane across the Waimakariri bridge subject to the inclusion of:

a.         a separated cycleway; and

b.         a high occupancy vehicle (HoV) lane between Tram Road and Queen Elizabeth II Drive.

2.         Note that a multi-modal solution is proposed that will improve travel time reliability and safety and provide improved travel choices for higher occupancy vehicle use, public transport (including dedicated express services) and cycling.

3.         Note that the construction can be included as part of the Northern Arterial project delivered through the Christchurch Northern Corridor Alliance.

4.         Note that there will be additional related financial implications for other partners should the matter proceed, including park and ride facilities, changes to public transport services, supporting cycle facilities in Waimakariri District.

5.         Note that the proposal may potentially create heavier traffic loads on the road network downstream from the motorway which will have financial implications for the Christchurch City Council.

David Ayers/David Bedford                                                                                                                                    Carried

The meeting adjourned at 11:01am and resumed at 11:16am.

Lianne Dalziel left the meeting at 11:01 am.

Mark Alexander left the meeting during the adjournment and returned at 11:18am.

Neville Atkinson left the meeting at 11:44 am.

Tā Mark Solomon left the meeting at 11:46 am.


 

6.   Settlement Pattern Review

 

Keith Tallentire delivered a presentation summarising the proposed Settlement Pattern Review.

During the discussion of this item the following points were raised:

·    Councillor Peter Skelton commented that the existing land use framework from the Land Use Recovery Plan is reflected in the Regional Policy Statement, and this provides land available for greenfield development through to 2028. It might be necessary to review chapter 6 of the Regional Policy Statement. In the interim it might be possible to amend the Regional Policy Statement to extend the boundaries for greenfield development to those agreed as part of the original Urban Development Strategy process and shown by way of an infrastructure boundary on Map A.

·    Provisions in the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 may also assist this process.

·    Mayor David Ayers commented that the Waimakariri District Council’s District Development Strategy, which precedes the District Plan Review process, is currently out for consultation. Results of the consultation may signal a need for a review of the Regional Policy Statement. There should be time to consider this before the full District Plan Review opens for statutory consultation in 2019.

·    Mayor Sam Broughton indicated support for the suggestion to review the Regional Policy Statement but indicated that there is time sensitivity with the District Plan Review process being undertaken by the Selwyn District Council.

·    Staff advised that the capacity for a Regional Policy Statement review may be less than expected due to the work needed under the National Policy Statement for Urban Development Capacity.

·    Staff advised that a review of the Urban Development Strategy boundaries are not part of the scope for this work, but might arise later.

·    An additional resolution was added to request advice from the Chief Executives Advisory Group regarding how Regional Policy Statement issues might be addressed given the capacity required for existing District Plan Review projects, the Settlement Pattern Review and the requirements under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

 

 

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00026

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Endorses the Settlement Pattern Review project scope and assumptions as outlined in this report.

2.         Notes the initial assessment of the project resource requirements and the planned delivery arrangements.

3.         Notes the role of the Project Review Group and the Chief Executives Advisory Group in overseeing project delivery and ensuring timely reporting to this Committee on key milestones. 

4.         Seeks advice from the Chief Executive Advisory Group in respect of the RPS, District Plan Reviews and the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity/Settlement Pattern Review project, concerning the time frames for those matters, and what alignment or otherwise may arise, and how that can be resolved.

Peter Skelton/David Ayers                                                                                                                                      Carried

Sara Templeton left the meeting at 11:58 am.

Cynthia Roberts left the meeting at 12:03 am.

7.   Regeneration Protocol

 

Ivan Iafeta spoke to this item. An outline was provided of some of the work currently being done including:

·    Regenerate Christchurch is working with the Christchurch City Council on South Shore and it is possible that a Regeneration Plan will be developed for that area. Regenerate Christchurch is also investigating the best approach to encourage regeneration in New Brighton.

·    Development Christchurch Limited is working with the Ministry of Education on the Redcliffs School site.

·    Minister Brownlee has approved Regenerate Christchurch’s approach for developing a Regeneration Plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor.

 

The Committee discussed the importance of satisfying the requirement in the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act to justify why it is necessary to use powers under that Act, and added a note to the resolution to address this.

 

Chairperson Bill Wasley reminded the Committee that any recommendations from the Committee to Regenerate Christchurch are recommendations to the Board, and should not be seen as directives to Ivan as the Chief Executive.

 

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00027

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Adopt the draft Regeneration Protocol (Attachment A) subject to any changes made at the meeting

2.         Note that the adopted protocol will be incorporated into the wider Communications Protocol that is currently being developed for Committee consideration and which would form part of a Memorandum of Agreement for the Committee.

3.         Note that when proposing to use powers under the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act it is necessary to satisfy the provisions of the Act relating to justifying why it is necessary to use that legislation.

Peter Skelton/Cynthia Roberts                                                                                                                             Carried

 


8.   Advice from the Chief Executives Advisory Group on a revised Memorandum of Agreement for the Committee

 

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00028

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Endorse the revised Memorandum of Agreement as outlined in Attachment B to this report.

2.         Recommend that the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan), Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council, Selwyn District Council, Canterbury District Health Board and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu:

a.         Approve the revised Memorandum of Agreement as set out in Attachment B

b.         Delegate responsibility to the Chief Executives Advisory Group to make any minor non-material amendments to the agreement, and to execute the Agreement.

c.         Note that from the date the agreement is executed the committee's name will change from the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee to the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee, and that the committee is working with Ngāi Tahu to develop a Māori component as part of its new name.

d.         Delegate to the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee the authority to adopt a Māori component of its name.   

e.         Note that the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee has delegated authority to confirm the final Communications Protocol referenced in the Memorandum of Agreement and incorporate it into the Agreement.

f.          Resolve under Schedule 7 Clause 30(7) of the Local Government Act 2002 that the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee is not discharged following triennial general elections, in accordance with paragraph 4.4 of the Memorandum of Agreement.

Councillor Mark Alexander/Councillor Phil Clearwater                                                                                Carried

 

9.   The Productivity Commission's 'Better Urban Planning' Report

 

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00030

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Note the report.

Mark Alexander/Kevin Felstead                                                                                                                           Carried

 

10. Urban Development and Regeneration update

 

The Committee was made aware of a typographical error in the Development Christchurch Limited update at the bottom of page 66 of the agenda, which states that construction on the Peterborough Quarter site will start in mid-2017. This should instead say that construction is due to begin in mid‑2018.

 

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00031

Committee

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Note the report and receive the attached Urban Development and Regeneration update.

Sam Broughton/Kevin Felstead                                                                                                                            Carried

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 12:08pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 5TH DAY OF MAY 2017.

Bill Wasley

Chairperson

 


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5.        Alignment issues regarding timeframes for the Settlement Pattern Review and district plan review processes

Reference:

17/417161

Contact:

Keith Tallentire

ktallentire@greaterchristchurch.org.nz

941 8590

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide advice to the Committee from the Chief Executives Advisory Group (CEAG) on alignment issues regarding the timeframes for completing the Settlement Pattern Review and associated district plan review (DPR) processes.

2.   Relationship to Partnership Objectives

2.1       A Settlement Pattern Review (as part of an overall strategy review) is outlined in Priority Action C in the 2016 Strategy Update and supports the implementation of other Priority Actions (A, B, G, K).

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Note the advice from the Chief Executives Advisory Group on alignment issues regarding the timeframes for completing the Settlement Pattern Review and associated district plan review processes.

2.         Agree not to undertake an interim change to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement at this stage and await the completion of the capacity assessment and the outcome of discussions by Selwyn District Council as to any amended approach or timeframes for its district plan review process.

 

 

4.   Context

4.1       The Committee endorsed the scope and broad approach for completing the Settlement Pattern Review at its last meeting on 7 April 2017.

4.2       The Settlement Pattern Review will deliver on the requirements of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS) and meet the NPS timeframes to:

·        complete a housing and business development capacity assessment by December 2017

·        complete a Future Development Strategy by December 2018

·        include minimum targets for housing within the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (CRPS) and proportionally incorporate these targets into District Plans by December 2018.

(NB. Despite the above deadlines it should be noted that Policy PA1 of the NPS requires that local authorities shall ensure that at any one time there is sufficient short, medium and long term development capacity).

4.3       The Committee considered the above timeframes and sought CEAG advice whether there was a need to make earlier changes to the CRPS to ensure that district plan review processes underway in Selwyn and Waimakariri districts are not unnecessarily constrained by the current (greenfield) provision in the CRPS, notably Map A in Chapter 6.

4.4       The Committee passed a resolution to seek CEAG advice in respect of the RPS, District Plan Reviews and the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity/Settlement Pattern Review project, concerning the time frames for those matters, and what alignment or otherwise may arise, and how that can be resolved.

 

5.   Background

5.1       Chapter 6 and Map A was inserted into the CRPS through the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) and ensured there was sufficient provision for development through to 2028 through identified greenfield priority areas and targets for intensification.

5.2       The projected infrastructure boundary shown on Map A corresponds to the 2041 settlement pattern envisaged as part of the earlier Proposed Change 1 process. Given the shorter timeframes of the LURP not all of the areas within the projected infrastructure boundaries of some Selwyn and Waimakariri townships were included as greenfield priority areas. This relates to significant areas within the Rolleston and Rangiora projected infrastructure boundaries and lesser areas for the townships of Kaiapoi and Woodend. The area within the projected infrastructure boundary of Christchurch City was all identified as greenfield priority areas and zoning for each of these areas was considered through the recent replacement district plan process.

5.3       Map A is included for reference as Attachment A to this report.

5.4       A suggestion made at the meeting of UDSIC was to change the CRPS, potentially using one of the new approaches projects included in the RMA1991 through the Resource Management Legislation Act.

5.5       The proposed change could potentially extend the provision of greenfield priority areas to encompass all the land within the identified projected infrastructure boundary. This would not zone the land but enable consideration of zoning through district plan review (DPR) processes.

 

6.   CEAG Advice to the Committee

6.1       The matter was discussed at the meeting of CEAG on 19 April 2017.

6.2       Key points and concerns raised by staff and with which CEAG concurred are:

·        awaiting the findings of the housing and business development capacity assessment will mean partners better understand if there is a real constraint and how significant this might be.

·        there is minimal existing evidence to clearly demonstrate the additional land within the projected infrastructure boundary is (commercially) feasible as required by the NPS.

·        there is potential for legal challenge without robust evidence and information to support the need for any change.

·        the potential for the settlement pattern review and DPR processes to prefer alternative locations for development capacity provision to that within the projected infrastructure boundary.

·        potentially completing the settlement pattern review (future development strategy) sooner than December 2018 (as required by the NPS) to better align with DPR timeframes.

·        the costs and staff resource to complete a change to the CRPS and whether this would impact the completion of the settlement pattern review.

·        the CRPS will inevitably need amending following completion of the settlement pattern review and to undertake two changes in relatively quick succession is not efficient.

6.3       Selwyn District Council (SDC) is further ahead in undertaking its DPR. The current timeframe agreed by SDC is for public notification in mid to late 2018. In light of the NPS and the settlement pattern review SDC staff are currently reviewing the timeframes to ensure a well-managed and robust review can occur. These conversations are at an early stage and have not yet altered the adopted DPR programme.

6.4       Waimakariri District Council (WDC) is currently planning on undertaking non-statutory DPR engagement towards the end of 2019 and is perhaps less impacted by the NPS timeframes. The WDC District Development Strategy will likely be complete by the end of 2017 and will help inform the settlement pattern review.

CEAG Advice

6.5       Considering the points outlined in paragraph 6.2 CEAG advice is not to undertake an interim CRPS change at this stage and await the completion of the capacity assessment and the outcome of discussions by SDC as to any amended approach or timeframes for its DPR process.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

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Map A, Chapter 6, Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

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6.        UDS Partnership submission on the Urban Development Authorities discussion document

Reference:

17/416526

Contact:

Keith Tallentire

ktallentire@greaterchristchurch.org.nz

941 8590

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to seek endorsement of a submission on the Urban Development Authorities discussion document released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

2.   Relationship to Partnership Objectives

2.1       The proposed role of an Urban Development Authority (UDA) could potentially support the implementation of the strategic goals outlined in the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Subject to any amendments made by the Committee, endorse the content of the submission included as Attachment A to this report.

2.         Delegate responsibility to the Independent Chair to make any minor amendments necessary ahead of the submission being provided to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

 

4.   Context/Background

 

Context

4.1       At its meeting in February 2017 the Committee resolved to prepare a submission on the MBIE Urban Development Authorities discussion document.

4.2       Key UDS submission points have been prepared and were considered by the Senior Managers Group at its meeting on 11 April 2017, and by the Chief Executives Advisory Group on 19 April 2017.

4.3       The submission points have also been assessed in relation to their alignment with the draft submissions and feedback from individual partners.

4.4       Partners preparing individual submissions include Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board.

 

Background

4.5       The Urban Development Authority discussion document was released on 14 February 2017, and is open for submissions until Friday 19 May 2017.

4.6       The Government has identified a number of issues relating to the urban environment:

·    Low housing supply.

·    Rising house costs.

·    Difficulties in meeting expected population growth.

·    The impacts of housing market imbalances on national economic performance.

·    Challenges of increasing productivity in cities.

·    Declining urban areas.

The key challenges when addressing these issues identified by the Government include:

·    the lack of statutory authority for Crown involvement in regional or local urban planning.

·    territorial authorities are not required to take into account the national interest when making decisions about urban development.

·    limited coordination of planning at national through to local scales for large scale urban development.

·    the difficulties of assembling fragmented land.

 

4.7       The proposed response to these issues and challenges is the enactment of legislation which would allow for the establishment of Urban Development Authorities, responsible for delivering large scale urban development projects.  

4.8       The full Discussion Document, a Regulatory Impact Assessment and associated stakeholder guides are available at:

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/housing-property/consultation/urban-development-authorities

 

Proposed Legislation

 

4.9       The Government is proposing legislation which will allow central government and territorial authorities to allocate more enabling development powers to identified urban development projects. These projects will have been identified as being highly complex, or strategically important at national or local levels.

4.10    A two stage process is proposed, commencing with the establishment of an urban development project, and then the preparation of a development plan.

4.11    Once potential areas for development are identified by central government and/or territorial authorities, the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the lead development entity are selected. UDA’s may be either existing or newly formed public entities, and may be appointed to undertake the functions of both the UDA and the lead development entity. The proposed functions of each of these entities are shown in the table below.

 

Urban Development Authority Functions

Lead Development Entity Functions

·      Identify potential development projects

·      Coordination of UDA activity

·      Authorising the use of development powers

·      Planning within the development project

·      Controlling investment decisions relating to land in the development project

·      Procuring development of land in the development project

·      Design, marketing and financing of development project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1. UDA and Lead Development Entity Functions

 

4.12    If a UDA is appointed to undertake all functions, it may choose to delegate some of these. The UDA cannot delegate authority for the exercise of development powers, and the UDA will remain responsible for any delegated functions.

4.13    Development plans will then be prepared collaboratively by the UDA, community, local government, iwi, local business owners and infrastructure providers. Development powers are available to the UDA until strategic objectives are met and the project is complete.

 

5.   Partnership submission

 

5.1       The draft Partnership submission is included as Attachment A.

5.2       The submission supports elements of the proposal but states that without further clarity around proposals at present, or understanding the culture of how UDA’s might operate in practice, there are some key amendments and greater clarity required in some areas before proposals are progressed further through new legislation.

5.3       Summary points expanded on throughout the draft submission are that the Partnership:

i.      Commends the government for promoting the importance of well-functioning cities and their role in the wellbeing and living standards of New Zealanders.

ii.     Does not support the extent to which powers override other legislation and statutory documents.

iii.    Seeks greater involvement of respective regional councils and local iwi in decision making during both the establishment phase and preparation of development plans.

iv.   Supports the right of veto and public governance aspects of the proposal as a fundamental requirement to be included in any subsequent legislation

v.    Does not support the transfer to a UDA of consenting powers or powers to reconfigure or revoke reserve status of land

vi.   Seeks greater clarity on the funding and financing of UDAs and development projects, including the implications for council debt levels and the resultant liabilities following the disestablishment phase of a UDA

vii.  Seeks wider applicability for the role of UDAs, including opportunities for smaller scale but strategically significant developments and the delivery of transport orientated developments.

 

 

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7.        An Accessible City implementation update

Reference:

17/418928

Contact:

Keith Tallentire

ktallentire@greaterchristchurch.org.nz

941 8590

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to outline the intent and purpose of the An Accessible City chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan and provide an update on implementation. This report has been prepared at the requested of the Chief Executives Advisory Group (CEAG).

2.   Relationship to Partnership Objectives

2.1       Priority Action (k) from the 2016 Strategy Update relates to ‘Improve transport system performance and travel choices in Greater Christchurch’.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the report.

 

4.   Context/Background

4.1       An Accessible City (AAC) was gazetted in October 2013 and replaces the transport pages in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (CCRP) that was notified in July 2012. Both the CCRP and the transport component outlined in AAC are consistent with the UDS vision for a vibrant central city for Greater Christchurch.

4.2       The document was developed collaboratively by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

4.3       Objective statements under each section of AAC are reproduced below:

Accessibility

The buildings, open spaces, streets and facilities within the central city will be safe, accessible and people friendly.

Transport options

The new central city will be a great place to live, work, play, learn and visit. It will be more attractive and compact, and will offer a wider range of activities. The central city transport system will provide a range of travel options that are flexible and resilient, able to accommodate projected population growth as well as supporting growth in travel by public transport, walking and cycling. Opportunities to future-proof the system through the use of new and smart technologies will be explored.

Walking

Creating better streets for pedestrians will help attract shoppers, residents and visitors, and so support businesses to re-establish themselves in the central city.

Cycling

Cycling will be encouraged in the central city. Routes for both commuter and recreational cyclists will offer good connections from the wider city into the central city and the Core.

Main streets

Victoria Street and Colombo Street south will be significant shopping and business streets. To reflect this function, these streets will be redeveloped as ‘Main Streets’, with enhanced streetscapes that support retail and mixed-use development.

Bus interchange and public transport

Public transport routes and infrastructure will encourage bus travel to and from the central city with capacity for a significant increase in bus use in the coming decades.

Car travel

A network of distributor streets will provide efficient access for vehicles to destinations within the central city. Vehicle speeds will be managed to support the high-quality redevelopment that is intended for the central city.

Parking and service access

Well-located car parking that is readily accessible off distributor streets, but does not dominate city streets, is essential to an accessible city.

Wayfinding

New bilingual signage (English and Te Reo Māori), wayfinding systems, interpretation mapping and information about the car parks available will be developed to help motorists, cyclists and pedestrians find their way around the central city.

 

4.4       A key mechanism outlined in AAC to achieve these objectives is a road use hierarchy approach that identifies different preferred routes to access the central city depending on how people choose to travel. This was included in the AAC consultation draft and is also consistent with the City Council’s Christchurch Strategic Transport Plan.

 

4.5       In relation to this road user hierarchy, AAC states:

·    The streets with multiple main bus routes will be prioritised for buses, and other vehicles will be encouraged onto ‘distributor’ streets.

·    Pedestrian facilities will be improved across the central city, and particularly in the Core, on Main Streets, within the Frames and within Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.

·    Prioritised cycle routes connected to the wider Christchurch cycle network will provide good access to the central city and the Core. Other streets will provide for cyclists where possible.

·    Vehicles travelling into the central city and the Core will be encouraged onto distributor streets that lead off the avenues. Most of the existing one-way streets will be retained to ensure vehicles can access the central city easily. Tuam Street will become a west–east one-way street to replace the Oxford Terrace/Lichfield Street one-way.

·    The avenues themselves will be upgraded to improve travel around the central city.

·    This road use hierarchy provides a one-network approach to minimise mode conflicts and provide more enjoyable journeys for different types of users.

 

4.6       Key changes to give effect to this road hierarchy include:

·    Altering previous one-way and two-way street configurations through the central core.

·    Introducing a slow inner core of 30km/h and encouraging non-central city traffic to surrounding Avenues.

·    Greater allocation of street corridors for segregated cycle lanes, pedestrians and improved streetscapes with increased tree planting.

·    Prioritised bus access to support the Bus Interchange and superstops for the Health Precinct and on Manchester Street.

 

4.7       An Accessible City has two “daughter” plans that support its implementation – a Central Christchurch Parking Plan, approved by Christchurch City Council in 2015, and a Streets and Spaces Design Guide, prepared by CERA and endorsed by the City Council in 2015.

4.8       These documents are publicly available at:

http://ceraarchive.dpmc.govt.nz/sites/default/files/Documents/an-accessible-city-replacement-transport-chapter-october-2013.pdf

https://ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Transport/Improvements-planning/CentralParkingPlan2015.pdf

http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/assets/the-rebuild/streetsandspacesdesignguidejune2015.pdf

 

4.9       An Accessible City supports the CCRP overall objectives for the future development of central Christchurch:

·    A city that is used by people for a diverse range of activities, day and night.

·    A compact commercial core which enables people and businesses to exchange ideas and engage in commercial activity, and which maximises access to and connections between a range of complementary activities.

·    A range of central city living options to support a diverse projected residential population of 20,000 people.

·    High quality public spaces.

·    A mix of uses of the city’s built environment reflecting the organic diversity of cities that have successfully developed over time.

·    A local identity that reflects the past while embracing new opportunities.

·    An investment environment as stable and commercially viable as other Australasian cities.

·    Allowing the central city to continue to evolve in the future.

 

4.10    Not all of the public realm improvements being undertaken in the central city fall within the AAC programme. Notably, works in conjunction with implementing the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River precinct, the South and East Frame laneways, and footpaths bordering some other anchor projects sit outside the AAC programme of works.

4.11    A key aspect of An Accessible City is the planned network design capacity. AAC seeks to maintain projected vehicle traffic volumes broadly at pre-earthquake levels with the projected growth in trips to the central city associated with the CCRP being matched by increases in the levels of public transport usage, cycling, carpooling and walking.

 

 

5.   Implementation of An Accessible City

 

5.1       A Programme Business Case was prepared by CERA for a 20+ year programme of AAC schemes, Phase 1 of which was valued at $72m and was the subject of a cost share agreement between the City Council ($27m), the Crown ($27m) and NZTA ($18m).

 

Phase 1 Projects

 

5.2       Phase 1 projects were identified by having a strong emphasis on supporting the Anchor Projects (especially the Bus interchange, Avon River Precinct, Health Precinct and Retail Precinct), achieving early benefits with regard to improved mode choices and a compact city core, and offering the best value by linking with the SCIRT underground utilities repair programme.

 

5.3       Phase 1 projects are shown in Attachment A and fall into three packages of work:

 

Package 1:

 

Project

Key features

Hospital Corner early works

·    Convert Tuam Street to one-way eastbound (to replace the traffic functionality of parts of Oxford Terrace)

·    Extend St. Asaph Street one-way westbound to Hagley Park

·    Oxford Terrace closed to all but local access vehicles as part of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River precinct

·    New two way bus stop for Hospital on Tuam Street

·    Two-way separated cycle lane on section of St. Asaph linking to Hagley Park shared path

Hagley Avenue/ Lincoln Road/ Moorhouse Avenue

·    Hagley Avenue becomes one-way southbound between Selwyn Street and Moorhouse Avenue

·    Hagley Avenue and Moorhouse Avenue intersection changes and improved cycle crossing and path (linking to Major Cycle Routes network)

·    Improved shared pedestrian / cycle path through Hagley Park parallel to Hagley Avenue;

·    Pedestrian crossing safety and amenity improvements near to Hospital

COMPLETED

 

Package 2:

 

Project

Key Features

Tuam Street

Durham Street to Barbadoes Street, section of Manchester Street (south of Lichfield Street):

·    Convert Tuam Street to one-way eastbound between Durham Street and Barbadoes Street

·    Separated cycle lane eastbound on the north side of Tuam Street from Durham Street to east of High Street

·    Prioritised bus movements towards the Bus Interchange including signalised entrance to ensure safety for all users

·    Streetscape enhancements within new 30km/h zone

Lichfield Street

Durham Street to Manchester Street:

·    Convert Lichfield Street to two-way operation from just east of the Cambridge Terrace/Durham Street intersection as far as Madras Street intersection.

·    New ‘Barnes Dance’ pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Colombo Street/Lichfield Street to access Bus Interchange

·    Provide northern access to the new Bus Interchange to and from Manchester Street, with pedestrian and bus priority.

·    Preferred vehicle access route to retail precinct car parking and the northern access to Justice and Emergency Precinct.

·    Streetscape enhancements within new 30km/h zone

Colombo Street

Hereford Street to St.Asaph Street:

·    Convert Colombo Street into a pedestrian and cycle-friendly street through the 30 km/h core

·    Streetscape design along the frontage of Bus Interchange to enhance appearance and accessibility

·    Separated cycle lanes on both sides of the Colombo Street between St Asaph Street and Lichfield Street

SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETED

 

 

 

 

 

Package 3:

 

Project

Key features

Hospital Corner

final works

·    Construction of new Bus superstop on Tuam Street

·    Separated cycle lane and pedestrian improvements along St. Asaph Street, Antigua Street and Tuam Street (west of Durham Street)

·    Gateway streetscape improvements into new slow core and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct and Health Precinct.

·    Significant streetscape enhancements

Durham Street/ Cambridge Terrace

·    Remains busy main distributor street, but lower speed

·    1 way southbound traffic maintained, other than for new 2 way (Lichfield to Tuam) adjacent to new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

·    New two-way north-south shared cycle and pedestrian path on east side of Durham Street / Cambridge Terrace between Armagh Street and Cashel Street

·    Significant streetscape and tree planting enhancements to integrate with adjacent Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Manchester Street

·    Construction of new Bus superstops to serve north Core and East Frame either side of Worcester Street

·    North–south bus priority corridor along Manchester Street

·    High amenity public realm and tree lined boulevard

Partially completed – works being undertaken by Ōtākaro Ltd

 

5.4       The early works to implement the slow core through new 30km/h signage are supplementary works to these Phase 1 package of schemes  and have been were implemented following a direction from the Minister in December 2014, altering the Council’s speed limit bylaws for this purpose. A further set of works to Fitzgerald Avenue twin bridges also feature as part of the Phase One package of works but are currently paused due to ongoing monitoring of the existing bridge structures.

 

Phase 2 Projects

 

5.5       The Phase 2 programme of AAC works is starting to be implemented by the City Council under the 2015-18 LTP. The first scheme completed has been the St Asaph Street cycleway and associated streetscape enhancements. Crown funding ceases following completion of the AAC Phase 1 programme. Therefore, all further AAC-led works commencing with Phase 2 will need to be funded under normal Council and NZTA transportation and roadworks funding arrangements.

 

5.6       Phase 2 of AAC is broadly split into projects focussed primarily on enhancing transport mode choices, safety and network efficiency improvements, along with projects focussed primarily on restoring the public realm / streetscapes in the central core.

 

5.7       Phase 2a projects are shown in Attachment B and include:

·    St Asaph Street – a separated westbound cycleway along St Asaph Street between Ferry Road and Antigua Street.

·    30km/h Slow Core – further implementation of engineering measures supporting the 30km/h speed limit in the Inner Core (commenced with Phase One).

·    Kilmore Street - two way conversion between Park Terrace and Fitzgerald Avenue.

·    Salisbury Street - two way conversion between Park Terrace and Barbadoes Street including separated cycle facilities (to be implemented jointly with the Kilmore Street works)

·    Victoria Street Improvements - improved pedestrian environment and  streetscape enhancements to support the new 30km/h speed zone, integrating  with the forthcoming two way conversion of Kilmore and Salisbury Streets by improved intersections, improved PT and cycling priority. The package of works to be achieved through a reduction in general through traffic movements, by making associated improvements to Montreal Street and Bealey Avenue.

·    Riccarton Avenue - bus priority lane on the southern side of Riccarton Avenue, extending from the vicinity of the Hagley Oval to the Deans Avenue intersection (associated with both AAC and Riccarton Road/Western Corridor bus priority).

·    Central City Wayfinding - commencing implementation of a wayfinding strategy for the central city with a phased package of measures over the next few years to improve wayfinding into and around the central city for all modes, including car park wayfinding.

 

5.8       In July 2016, following adoption of the City Council’s 2016/17 Annual Plan (on 23 June 2016) and amended LTP (2015-25), two additional projects were added to the Phase 2 initial programme of works, as follows:

·    Hereford Street – to deliver the AAC vision for improved streetscape and traffic function to support the 30km/h zone between Oxford (Cambridge) Terrace and Madras Street.

·    Ferry Road - to deliver the AAC vision for improved streetscape and traffic function between St Asaph Street and Fitzgerald Avenue and completion of the separated cycleway that connects the separated cycleway under construction on St Asaph Street with the Heathcote Expressway major cycle route.

 

5.9       The broad intent of later phases of AAC (where nominally five phases of works are envisaged) are shown in the diagram below, with indicative timeframes in the following map of the central city.

    

 

5.10    The timeframes for future phases of works will be determined as part of the City Council’s 2018-2028 Long Term Plan process.

 

6.   Recent discussions regarding of An Accessible City implementation

 

6.1       In March 2017 a meeting requested by central city business owners, developers and stakeholders with the Mayor and Chief Executive of Christchurch City Council, the Chief Executive of Ōtākaro and respective staff. This followed previous meetings with the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (CECC) in November 2016 and February 2017.

 

6.2       A number of themes and specific issues have been raised through these meetings and have been subsequently reported in the media, including:

·    ongoing roadworks are detrimental to business access and therefore footfall and trade;

·    the reduction in on-street parking and interaction with the timing of new off-street parking provision

·    concerns with the design and associated impacts of certain streetworks

·    a general lack of awareness about what AAC is trying to achieve and who is accountable.

 

6.3       In response, Christchurch City Council has undertaken to continue engagement with central city businesses and to review the built design elements of completed works including parking bay build-outs, loss of on-street-carparks, lane widths, speed limits and kerb design.

 

 

 

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8.        Greater Christchurch Transport Statement implementation update

Reference:

17/428898

Contact:

Keith Tallentire

ktallentire@greaterchristchurch.org.nz

941 8590

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the implementation of the Greater Christchurch Transport Statement (GCTS) and related transport initiatives.

2.   Relationship to Partnership Objectives

2.1       Priority Action (k) from the 2016 Strategy Update relates to ‘Improve transport system performance and travel choices in Greater Christchurch’.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Receives the implementation update report

 

 

4.   Context/Background

4.1       The Greater Christchurch Transport Statement was endorsed by this Committee in December 2012 and provides an overarching framework to enable a consistent, integrated approach to planning, prioritising, implementing and managing the transport network and services in the Greater Christchurch area. Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC), Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL), KiwiRail and the Ministry of Transport are also signatories to the document.

4.2       The 2016 Strategy Update incorporated the intent of the GCTS within a priority action focussed on transport: Improve transport system performance and travel choices in Greater Christchurch through:

·    the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee;

·    implementing the Greater Christchurch Transport Statement;

·    implementing the Greater Christchurch Freight Action Plan;

·    funding and coordinating the implementation of the updated Greater Christchurch Transport Demand Management Strategy;

·    promoting improvements to public transport and investigating future rapid public transport;

·    supporting and promoting the development of the Christchurch Major Cycle Routes network and investigating the integration, improvement and increased use of the cycling and walking networks within neighbourhoods and across Greater Christchurch, and with other transport modes.

 

4.3       Regular oversight of this work is provided through the Partnership’s coordinating Transport Group, comprising staff from partner organisations.


 

4.4       Additional information to the implementation summaries below is in included in Attachment A and Attachment B. Attachment A outlines updates on the implementation of the NZTA Roads of National Significance (RoNS) programme of works. Attachment B summarises the developing multi-agency behaviour change programme to assist returning employers and employees to the central city.

 

5.   Implementation Progress

 

Public and active transport

Future public transport options (including protecting corridors and investigating associated park and ride facilities)

Strategic Business Case presented to Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee in March 2017. Endorsed proceeding to the next phase (Programme Business Case) to identify options to address identified problems. Completion by early 2018. Significant amount of previous research and investigation into future PT modes, routes and costs.

Public transport network and operational delivery

High frequency routes established as part of new service model. New monitoring dashboard presented to joint committee.

New airport route and additional services into the City originating from Waimakariri commenced in April 2017, includes trialling of new park and ride facilities in Kaiapoi and Rangiora.

Public transport interchanges

The Central City Bus Interchange is fully operational. Riccarton Road bus lounges are complete and operational. Planning and/or construction of Central City superstops underway.

Public transport priority measures

Strategic and programme business case for the five core routes has been completed. Indicative business case is underway for 2016/17 projects. CCC is currently developing the 2018 CCC Network Programme Business Case, which includes future projects.

Traffic signals have been installed at the Deans Ave Roundabout and construction of the rest of the bus priority measures is underway.

Major Cycleways implementation

Cycleways in Selwyn are complete and the major cycleways in Waimakariri will commence construction later in 2017. Construction of CCC major cycleway routes are underway, with some sections complete and consultation continuing for others.

Monitoring and reporting on new public transport network

A new monitoring suite is under development, including a monitoring dashboard. This will be integrated within a monitoring programme for the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee.

 

Freight and port access

 

Study and Action Plan finalised and endorsed by this Committee in 2014/15, available on UDS website

 

Midland and I-PORT inland port developments at Rolleston now operational

Greater Christchurch Freight Study and Action Plan

SH network now fully HPMV compatible

Brougham Street optimisation work completed, business case underway for capacity improvements

Lyttelton Port redevelopment progressing in accordance with the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Lyttelton Port logistics improvements being investigated by LPC, including vehicle booking system

Sumner Road rehabilitation work is now underway and is anticipated to be completed in 2018.

Roads of National Significance (RoNS) are all under construction. See separate RoNS Update.

State Highway road classification complete.

Rail capacity and corridor improvements being investigated, including Middleton Yard capacity improvements and grade separations of road and rail at key intersections.

Corridor studies underway, including Whiteleigh Avenue.

 

Northern access

Northern Arterial construction and extension and Cranford St upgrade

Northern arterial construction underway (see separate RoNS update). Northern Arterial extension in design build phase. Work underway to address downstream effects.

Third southbound lane on Waimakariri bridge

UDS Implementation Committee support for the construction of a 3rd southbound motorway lane across the Waimakariri bridge subject to the inclusion of a separated cycleway and a high occupancy vehicle (HoV) lane between Tram Road and Queen Elizabeth II Drive.

Short term northern access initiatives

Programme is underway. Variable speed limits in place, bus priority lane on Empire Road completed, new PT services operational. WDC Journey Planner employed.

 

Western corridor

 

 

Western Corridor Strategic Case

A Strategic Business Case is now complete. Programme Business Cases for State Highway future improvements linked to SH73/76.

Western Corridor RoNS

Russley Road and Johns Road upgrades nearly complete. Western Belfast Bypass underway with completion 2018 (see separate RonS update).

Development along western corridor

MAIL site (Memorial Ave) and Wooldridge Road greenfield priority business areas zoned as part of the Christchurch Replacement District Plan process. Riccarton Racecourse housing development progressing through local Act and development scheme submitted to Minister.

 

Southern access

Christchurch Southern Motorway

Christchurch Southern Motorway phase 2 commenced construction in November 2016 with completion in 2019. Environment Canterbury working with contractor regarding bus routes traffic management during construction phase.

Southern needs review

SH75 Programme Business Case underway and will align with SDC and CCC Business Cases. CCC have completed a Lincoln Road corridor study.

A study has been undertaken on Sabys Road/Candys Road improvements

Springs Road modelling post-CSM2. Further collaboration between ECan and CCC on short term solutions, SDC is leading long term.

Wigram Magdela overbridge link

This new overbridge linking Wigram Road over Curletts Road is complete.

Annex/Birmingham/Wrights upgrade

Detailed design completed.  Construction will take place during 2017-2019.

Lincoln Rd and Lincoln/Whiteleigh intersection

Detailed safety designs completed.  Works will be completed in 2018.

Rolleston SH1 Interface beyond Christchurch Southern Motorway phase 2

Part of SH1 Programme Business Case. 300ha Rolleston Industrial Zone (RIZ) draft Business Case is also underway.

 

Central City

An Accessible City Phase 1 Transport Projects

Work is ongoing. CCC to review design elements following meetings with central city businesses.

An Accessible City Phases 2-5

Phase 2 is included in the 10 year long Term Plan to 2025.

Central City Parking Plan

The parking plan is complete, and monitoring is underway. New parking buildings open on Hereford Street and Lichfield Street.

 

Network management and operations

Develop a transport network performance monitoring framework

Monitoring has commenced, further refinement work is underway.

Review Travel Demand Management strategy and develop Action Plan

A Travel Demand Management Project Leader is funded by the partnership, and a Project Control Group has been established. The initial focus is on the central city Travel Demand Management package to returning employers.

School and business relocations and associated travel plans

Work is ongoing. WDC have employed a travel planner.

Update Christchurch Transport Model (CTM)

Complete. Supported by a Transport Models sub-group

 

Linking with wider regional work and statutory documents

Maintain integration with RTC, RLTP, RPTP processes

Link to RTC review and Mayoral Forum policy forum programme of work.

Maintain awareness of major land use planning work, plan changes and resource consents

CCC District Plan Review is complete. SDC and WDC District Plan Review processes are underway.

Maintain awareness of national policy and strategic initiatives

Ongoing. A recently released draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next 10 years.

Update UDSTG Terms of Reference

Updated Terms of Reference agreed.

 

 

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9.        Progress report for the Greater Christchurch Natural Environment Group

Reference:

17/417512

Contact:

Chrissie Williams

chrissie.williams@ecan.govt.nz

941 8590

 

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Committee with a progress report prepared by the Greater Christchurch Natural Environment Group. The report covers the period 1 July 2016 – 31 March 2017.

2.   Relationship to Partnership Objectives

2.1       The work of the Natural Environment Group aims to implement action h. in the Urban Development Strategy Update:

Enhanced natural environment

Enhance the natural environment in Greater Christchurch by:

·    recognising the ecosystem services a healthy environment provides;

·    improving the health and values of urban waterways;

·    ensuring the continued supply of clean and healthy untreated drinking water; and

·    taking a coordinated approach to identifying and improving biodiversity.

 

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Receive the report 

 

 

 

4.   Context/Background

4.1       The Natural Environment Recovery Programme (NERP) Technical Advisory Group had its last meeting on 16 February 2016. The group recommended that:

a.    Under the UDS structures a strategic partner group continue to meet to provide guidance to the UDSIC on the natural environment; and

b.    The group develop a series of topics, similar to the NERP projects, on which to provide 6-monthly reports to UDSIC.

 

4.2       The Greater Christchurch Natural Environment Group has been established to undertake this work. It has representation from Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Canterbury District Health Board and Department of Conservation.

 

4.3       Environment Canterbury has offered to facilitate the group for its establishment through to August 2017. Administrative support has been provided by the UDS Implementation Team.

 

4.4       The attached progress report is the first six-monthly report as suggested in 2.1b above.

 

5.   Next steps

5.1       The next progress report will cover the period 1 April 2017 – 30 September 2017. It is anticipated that this report will be reported to the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee at the December meeting.

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10.    Urban Development and Regeneration update

Reference:

17/419558

Contact:

Keith Tallentire

ktallentire@greaterchristchurch.org.nz

941 8590

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Committee with brief updates on the broad range of urban development and regeneration activities underway across the Greater Christchurch area.

1.2       The update collates contributions from partners and a range of other agencies and government departments.  

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Note the report and receive the attached Urban Development and Regeneration update. 

 

 

Attachments

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Urban Development and Regeneration Update - April 2017

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Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee

05 May 2017

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