Papanui-Innes Community Board

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Friday 24 November 2017

Time:                                    9am

Venue:                                 Board Room, Papanui Service Centre,
Corner Langdons Road and Restell Street, Papanui





Deputy Chairperson


Ali Jones

Emma Norrish

Jo Byrne

Pauline Cotter

Mike Davidson

John Stringer



22 November 2017






Christine Lane

Manager Community Governance, Papanui-Innes

941 5213

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Papanui-Innes Community Board

24 November 2017


Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation




The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

There were no apologies.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00214

Community Board Decision

That the minutes of the Papanui-Innes Community Board meeting held on Friday, 10 November 2017 be confirmed.

Pauline Cotter/Mike Davidson                                                                                                                              Carried


4.   Public Forum

Part B

4.1       Positive Youth Development Fund Report - Serena White

Serena White reported back to the Board on her participation in the University of Canterbury’s cultural trip to Japan from 28 September to 14 October 2017. Serena found the trip illuminating and noted that the language differences were not a barrier to communication.

The Chairperson thanked Serena for her presentation.


4.2       Bus Stop 95 Grants Road - Yvonne Palmer, Age Concern

Yvonne Palmer from Age Concern addressed the Board regarding the reinstatement of a bus route down Grants Road past the Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village. Papanui has a larger population of older adults compared to the rest of the city and pre-2011 this bus route was well utilised. With the route changes the nearest bus stop is now 650m from the Village.

Age Concern has requested the Board’s support in requesting that Environment Canterbury (Ecan) reinstate this bus route. (Refer Item 10.2 later in these minutes).

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.    

7.   Tree Removal at Styx River Reserve No. 2 (303 Radcliffe Road)


Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00215 (original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part C

The Papanui-Innes Community Board resolved to:

1.         Approve the removal of the small woodlot of approximately 55 pine and eucalyptus trees to enable completion of restoration planting on the Styx River Reserve No. 2 (303 Radcliffe Road).

Emma Norrish/John Stringer                                                                                                                                  Carried



8.   Acceptance of gift of building

Board Comment

             The Board noted the attendance of Mr Digby Prosser, representing Lions, at this meeting. The Chair and the Board asked Mr Prosser to convey their thanks to the Lions Club International for their              generous gift of the building intended to be relocated to MacFarlane Park for the use of that              community. The Board also thanked Mr Prosser for his personal support of this project.


Community Board Decided PICB/2017/00216 (original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part A

The Papanui-Innes Community Board resolved to recommend that the Council pass the following resolutions:

1.         The Council thank the Lions Club International Foundation for their generous offer and accept the gift (i.e. for no consideration) of the building currently located at 1049 Colombo Street, St Albans which is currently being used as the St Albans Transitional Community Centre.

2.         That the Property Consultancy Manger is granted delegated authority to negotiate and determine at his sole discretion all arrangements necessary to give effect to the gifting and transferring as generally outlined in this report, or other location and purpose as determined as per clause 3 of this resolution below.

3.         The first and preferred outcome is to relocate the building to MacFarlane Park as set out in this report, however if this cannot be achieved then the Head of Community Support, Governance and Partnership will work with the Community Board to determine an alternative future location and use.

Mike Davidson/Pauline Cotter                                                                                                                              Carried


9.   Application to the Papanui-Innes Community Board's 2017/18 Positive Youth Development Fund - Owen Bloome Dabkowski.


Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00217 (original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

Part C

The Papanui-Innes Community Board resolved to:

1.         Approve a grant of $450 from the Papanui-Innes Community Board’s 2017/18 Positive Youth Development Fund to Owen Bloome Dabkowski towards the costs of representing the New Zealand Super City baseball team at the Gold Coast Summer Classic U14 Baseball Tournament from 2-9 January 2018. 

Jo Byrne/Emma Norrish                                                                                                                                           Carried


10. Papanui-Innes Community Board Area Report

Part B


Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00218 (original Staff Recommendation accepted without change)

The Papanui-Innes Community Board decided to:

1.         Receive the Area Update.

Pauline Cotter/Ali Jones                                                                                                                                           Carried



10.1    Native Forest Regeneration

The Board noted that funding will be needed to support the proposed regeneration and asked that the Landscape Architect identify possible funding sources for this project.

Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00219

The Papanui-Innes Community Board decided to:

1.         Support in principle the native forest regeneration of the Papanui Bush in the Bridgestone Reserve area and request that staff provide a feasibility study of the whole reserve in order to inform the Board on the best way of moving forward for the regeneration of this forest.

Mike Davidson/John Stringer                                                                                                                                 Carried


10.2    Papanui Bus Routes

Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00220

The Papanui-Innes Community Board decided to:

1.         Write a letter in support of Age Concern’s desire to reinstate the bus route through Grants Road to the city and support Age Concern at any deputation they may make to the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee.

John Stringer/Emma Norrish                                                                                                                                  Carried


10.3    St Albans School Warning Signs

The Papanui-Innes Community Board decided to:

1.         Request that staff prioritise the installation of the St Albans School warning signs scheduled for the 2018/19 financial year (starting 1 July 2018) given the urgency of the concerns with traffic and pending the opening of the Northern Arterial route.


10.4    Request to Monitor Air Quality on Cranford Street

Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00221

The Papanui-Innes Community Board decided to:

1.         Make a request to Environment Canterbury that the air quality along Cranford Street between Innes Road and Bealey Avenue be monitored to establish base data to measure any changes due to possible increases in traffic volume post-completion of the Christchurch Northern Corridor.

2.         Request that staff advise how and when vibration and traffic noise can be measured along Cranford Street between Innes Road and Bealey Avenue to establish baseline data for comparison post-completion of the Christchurch Northern Corridor.

Jo Byrne/Emma Norrish                                                                                                                                           Carried


10.5    Extraordinary Meeting of the Papanui-Innes Community Board

Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00222

Following an update from staff on the progress of the installation of the Lions Transitional Facility on MacFarlane Park the Papanui-Innes Community Board decided to hold an Extraordinary Meeting to facilitate the approval of the landscaping plan.

The Papanui-Innes Community Board decided to:

1.         Hold an Extraordinary Meeting at 1.30pm on Friday 1 December to consider a landscape plan for the relocation of the Lions Transitional facility to MacFarlane Park.

Ali Jones/Pauline Cotter                                                                                                                                           Carried


10.6    280 Westminster Street

Community Board Resolved PICB/2017/00223

The Board raised the matter of progress with future use of 280 Westminster Street.

The Papanui-Innes Community Board decided to:

1.         Request an update in the New Year on the potential use of, and groups interested in, the space at 280 Westminster Street.

Ali Jones/Mike Davidson                                                                                                                                          Carried

11. Elected Members’ Information Exchange

Part B

·         Mairehau Volunteer Library in Kensington Avenue

Information requested on the repairs currently being carried out.



Meeting concluded at 10.53am.




Ali Jones