Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 28 February 2018

Time:                                    1.37pm

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

 

 

 

 

Also Present

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Vicki Buck

 

 

28 February 2018

 

 

 

Acting Principal Advisor

Andrew Rutledge

Tel: 941 8999

 

Liz Ryley

Committee Advisor

941 8153

liz.ryley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

28 February 2018

 

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

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00009

Committee Decision

That the Open and PX minutes of the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 31 January 2018, be confirmed.

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried

 

18. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00010

That the report be received and considered at the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

Open Items

19.       Growing Social Housing

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried

 

4.   Public Forum

Part B

There were no public forum presentations.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

12. Social Housing Programme Report for the period 1 November to 31 December 2017

 

Committee Comment

1.              Cate Kearney, Chief Executive of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust joined staff at the table for this item.

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00011

Committee Decisions under Delegation

Part C

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

a.         Receive the information supplied in the Social Housing Programme Report for the period 1 November 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                  Carried

 

 

Report from Housing Subcommittee - 2 February 2018

7.   Housing First Proposal

 

Committee Comment

1.              Jill Hawkey, Executive Director of the Christchurch Methodist Mission joined staff at the table for this item. 

2.              Discussion was held about the amount of funding being suggested for the Housing First Proposal, and particularly in respect to Central Government responsibilities and funding.

 

An adjournment was taken from 3.10pm to 3.23pm.

 

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00012

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

 

         1.         Acknowledge that funding of $600,000 is required over three years to support the Christchurch Housing First Partnership.

 

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                  Carried

 

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00013

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

 

2.         Request staff report to the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee on all Council, and external options, to fund the proposed initiatives.

 

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                      Carried

 

Councillor Keown requested that his vote against the above decision be recorded.

 

 

Committee Decided SOC/2018/00014

Part A

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee recommends that Council:

1.            Supports, in principle, a Christchurch Housing First Partnership to end chronic homelessness in Christchurch by 2020, including that:

a.         Council offers to Chair a ‘Champions Group’.

b.         It continues to assist the community sector led development of a Christchurch initiative.

c.         It provides staff support through its community governance and development work.

 

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                  Carried

        

11. Hagley Park Reference Group Terms of Reference

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Draft Hagley Park Reference Group Terms of Reference attached.

2.         Approve the Hagley Park Reference Group Terms of Reference.

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00015

Part C

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Draft Hagley Park Reference Group Terms of Reference attached.

2.         Request that the Hagley Park Reference Group Terms of Reference be agreed with the Group and reported to the Committee for approval.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Keown                                                                                                             Carried

 


 

 

Report from Housing Subcommittee - 2 February 2018

8.   Christchurch Housing Initiative

 

Committee Decided SOC/2018/00016

Part A

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Recommend to the Council that it support giving effect to the Christchurch Housing Initiative by:

a.         The utilising of a Council Controlled Organisation to act as a ‘Custodian’ of the Initiative’s funds.

b.         The carrying out of a closed tender process with registered Community Housing Providers operating in Christchurch to identify a ‘Provider’ for the Initiative.

c.         Staff to report back to the Housing Subcommittee on these steps by 30 April 2018.

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                      Carried

 

13. Community Facilities Rebuild Monthly Update February 2018

 

Committee Comment

1.              The Committee confirmed the existing name, Woolston Community Library.

 

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00017

Part C

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Community Facilities Rebuild Monthly Update report.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                              Carried

 

 

9.   Heritage Incentive Grants Six Monthly Report February 2018 and Proposed Operational Guidelines following the Heritage Grant Review Workshop held in November 2017

 

Committee Decided SOC/2018/00018

Part A

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee recommends that Council:

1.         Receive the Heritage Incentive Grant and Conservation Covenant summary report for the period 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.

2.         Approve the amended Heritage Policy Operational Guidelines for the Heritage Incentive Grant Scheme (Attachment A);

3.         Approve that grant applications are considered quarterly commencing from 1 July 2018;

4.         Approve the request to allow unallocated sums from the HIG scheme in any one financial year to be carried over into the next financial year.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                      Carried

 

10. Chairperson's Report - Housing Subcommittee Membership

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00019

Part C

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Approve that Councillor Deon Swiggs be appointed to the Housing Subcommittee.

2.         Appoint Councillor Phil Clearwater to the position of Deputy Chair of the Housing Subcommittee.

3.         Request staff to update the Housing Subcommittee’s Terms of Reference to reflect the changes made in 1 and 2 above.

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                      Carried

 

 

15. Community Planted Trees in Parks

 

Council Recommendation

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Community Planted Trees in Parks report.

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00020

Part C

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.             Receive the information in the Community Planted Trees in Parks report.

2.              Ask staff to report back to the Committee on options for parks maintenance operating service models.

 

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                         Carried

 

 

14. Social, Community Development and Housing Committee - Work Programme for 2018

 

Committee Comment

1.              Discussion was held about requiring information in the Committee’s Terms of Reference on strategy and policy processes.

 

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00021

Part C

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Work Programme for 2018 report.

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

Councillor Scandrett departed at 5pm.

19. Growing Social Housing

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Receive the Growing Social Housing report.

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00022

Part C

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Receive the Growing Social Housing report.

2.         Note that a review of the Social Housing Strategy 2007 is planned for the 2018/19 financial year.

3.         Request further information on policy compliant financing tools that Council may use to assist community housing providers increase the stock of social housing.

4.         Request that a workshop of the Committee and other interested Councillors be convened for the purposes of discussing social housing growth targets and recommending priorities for actions based on the tools in this report.

 

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                  Carried

 

 

 

Meeting concluded at 5.08pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 4TH DAY OF APRIL 2018

 

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Chairperson