Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 21 March 2018

Time:                                    1pm

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

 

 

16 March 2018

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Brendan Anstiss

General Manager Strategy & Transformation

Tel: 941 8472

 

Christopher Turner-Bullock

Committee Advisor

941 8233

christopher.turner@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee - Terms of Reference

 

 

Chair

Councillor Buck

Membership

Councillor Scandrett (Deputy Chair), Deputy Mayor Turner, Councillor Davidson, Councillor Gough, Councillor Livingstone, Councillor Swiggs, Councillor Templeton

Quorum

Half of the members if the number of members (including vacancies) is even, or a majority of members if the number of members (including vacancies) is odd.

Meeting Cycle

Monthly

Reports To

Council

 

 

Responsibilities

The focus of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee is driving the concept of innovation, as in the City vision of a “City of Opportunity, where anything is possible” and to do so in ways that may be experimental and different.

 

The Committte considers and reports to Council on issues and activites relating to:

·           Strategies and priorities in relation to innovation and sustainable development.

·           Climate change and sustainability initiatives such as electric vehicles, carbon reduction and waste minimisation.

·           Economic development initiatives and strategies, including

·           Christchurch Narrative,

·           Antarctic Strategy,

·           Visitors Strategy,

·           Canterbury Economic Development Strategy,

·           Christchurch Economic Development Strategy,

·           Relationships with economic development subsidiaries, such as Canterbury Development Corporation, the TEED entity

·           Innovative or disruptive strategies and programmes, including Smart Cities programme of work

·           Innovative approaches to the delivery of issues that often go across levels of government

·           Allocation of funds related to the innovation and sustainability sector, including a new Innovation and Sustainability Fund.

·           Council’s Brand and Communications strategies.

 


 

Delegations

 

The Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee has the delegated authority to approve Innovation and Sustainability Grant applications between $10,001 and $100,000, in accordance with the Terms Of Reference for the Fund. The following resolution was passed at the Council meeting of 28 September 2017.

 

42. Innovation and Sustainability Fund Establishment

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2017/00001

That the Council:

1.              Approve the creation of an Innovation and Sustainability Fund (“Fund”) for 2017/18 funded by:

a.              $400,000 from the Capital Endowment Fund as provided in the 2017/18 Annual Plan; and

b.             Additional funding from donations in lieu of the Councillors Director Fees as provided for in the Policy for the Appointment of Directors to Council Organisations (adopted 28 September 2017, reference CNCL/2017/00002).

2.              Approve the funding in the draft 2018-28 Long Term Plan for future years until 2025:

a.              $400,000 per year from the Capital Endowment Fund for the first three years; and

b.             additional funding from donations in lieu of the Councillors Director Fees as provided for in the Policy for the Appointment of Directors to Council Organisations.

3.              Delegate to:

a.              the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage, the delegated authority to approve Innovation and Sustainability Grant applications of up to and including $10,000 in accordance with the Terms Of Reference for the Fund; and

b.             the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee, the delegated authority to approve Innovation and Sustainability Grant applications between $10,001 and $100,000, in accordance with the Terms Of Reference for the Fund; and

c.              the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage the delegated authority to determine and carry out the administration requirements for this Fund, and to enter into Funding Agreements with Grant recipients.

4.              Approve the Fund’s Terms of Reference, as amended by these resolutions (Attachment A of the report).

5.              Approve that any unallocated funds remaining at financial year end (30 June annually) will be recognised as committed, but unallocated on the Balance Sheet and added to the total funding available for allocation.

Councillor Buck/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                  Carried

 

The Committee delegates to the following forum the responsibility to consider and report back to the Committee:

1.         Development Forum - Innovative ways to support the development of the city and suburban centres

 


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Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies.......................................................................................................................... 5

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 5

C       3.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................................. 5

B       4.       Public Forum.................................................................................................................... 5

B       5.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 5

B       6.       Presentation of Petitions................................................................................................ 5

STAFF REPORTS

B       7.       Central City Business Association - Biannual Report.................................................... 9

B       8.       Central City Biannual Report - July-December 2017.................................................. 31

B       9.       Smart Cities Programme Update.................................................................................. 43

B       10.     Waste Minimisation Levy Spend.................................................................................. 95

B       11.     Organic & Recycling Bins for Schools......................................................................... 101

B       12.     Better Futures Report 2017........................................................................................ 105

C       13.     Resolution to Exclude the Public............................................................................... 156  

 

 


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1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

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.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 7 February 2018  be confirmed (refer page 6).

4.   Public Forum

A period of up to 30 minutes may be available for people to speak for up to five minutes on any issue that is not the subject of a separate hearings process.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

5.1

Central City Business Association

Brendan Chase, Philip Richards and Paul Lonsdale will speak on behalf of the Central City Business Association regarding item 7 – Central City Business Association Biannual Report.

 

6.   Petitions

There were no petitions received at the time the agenda was prepared.


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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 7 February 2018

Time:                                    1.01pm

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

 

 

7 February 2018

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Brendan Anstiss

General Manager Strategy & Transformation

Tel: 941 8472

 

Christopher Turner-Bullock

Committee Advisor

941 8233

christopher.turner@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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

 


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

Apologies for lateness were received from Councillor Scandrett and Deputy Mayor Turner.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved ISDC/2018/00001

That the minutes of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held on Friday, 8 December 2017 be confirmed.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                      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.


 

Deputy Mayor Turner joined the meeting at 1.06pm.

7.   Autonomous Vehicle Programme

 

Committee Resolved ISDC/2018/00002

Part C

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Endorse the development of an Autonomous Vehicle Programme in collaboration with Strategic Partners.

2.         Note that staff will brief the committee on progress every two months.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                           Carried

 

 

8     Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Committee Resolved ISDC/2018/00003

Part C

That at 1.24pm the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 14 to 15 of the agenda be adopted.

Councillor Buck/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                                  Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 2.05pm at which time the meeting concluded.

 

   

 

CONFIRMED THIS 21ST DAY OF MARCH 2018

 

Councillor Vicki Buck

Chairperson

 


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7.        Central City Business Association - Biannual Report

Reference:

18/121772

Presenter(s):

Carolyn Ingles – Head of Urban Regeneration, Design & Heritage

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to receive the attached report for information.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Central City Business Association Biannual Report.

3.   Key Points

3.1       The Central City Business Association (CCBA) was established in 2007 to promote the Christchurch city centre as a great place to be for business, residents and visitors and to provide better coordination between business and property owners.

3.2       Prior to the 2010/2011 earthquakes the CCBA had around 500 businesses as members.  Following the earthquakes the membership dropped to less than 50. Over the past 2 – 3 years membership has grown to 230 and is steadily increasing as business returns to the central city.

3.3       In May 2017 the CCBA adopted a new vision and strategic plan (Attachment 1) to meet the challenges of the regenerating city and set a direction for the CCBA to become independently funded through establishing a Business Improvement District. 

3.4       The goals and actions of the strategic plan are arranged under three pillars – Organisation, Promotions, and Advocacy.

3.5       The half-yearly report (Attachment 2) provides an update on progress in the current year towards achieving the goals and targets.  The Key Performance Indicators for the 2017/18 year are set out in Attachment 3; these are based on the goals set out in the Strategic Plan.

3.6       The CCBA Strategic Plan states that the association wishes to move to an independent funding model by 2020 and sets out key interim outcomes that support that independent funding model.

3.7       The half-yearly report and the key performance indicators chart progress towards these outcomes.

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Central City Business Association - Strategic Plan Final 2017

11

b

CCBA Bi Annual Report January 2018

15

c

CCBA Key Performance Indicators 2017/18

24

 

 

Signatories

Author

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Approved By

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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8.        Central City Biannual Report - July-December 2017

Reference:

17/1499988

Contact:

Clare Piper

clare.piper@ccc.govt.nz

941 6470

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to be informed of the Christchurch City Council funded regeneration activity within the Central City for the period July to December 2017.

1.2       The report does not include regeneration matters led by An Accessible City, Development Christchurch Ltd, Regenerate Christchurch or ChristchurchNZ, as this work is reported separately.

Origin of Report

1.3       This report is staff generated in accordance with the 2015-2025 Strategic Planning Activity Management Plan.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by considering the effects of a decision to receive a status report. Whereas the activities reported on have a positive benefit, the funding and principal decision making on these activities lies outside of this report and the decision itself is of low significance.

2.1.2   The community engagement and consultation outlined in this report reflects the assessment.

 

1.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive this report for information

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       Attachment A sets out the highlights (including graphs and photographs) for the July to December 2017 period inclusive, in relation to the following activities;

·    Consents: Resource consents and Building Consents.

·    Enabling Central City Recovery.

·    Enliven Places Projects

·    Enliven Places Projects Fund

·    Support for the other organisations that lead transitional projects.

·    Creative Industries Support Fund

·    Incentives Grants and Rebates

·    Central City Development Contributions Rebate Fund

·    Communications and Marketing

 

3.2       Key points to note from the July to December 2017 period are outlined below.

Central City Regeneration

3.3       The Central City Revitalisation Group (CCRG) continues to implement the action plan as part of the “Maximising opportunities to develop a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable 21st century city” strategic priority, which includes supporting project delivery of AAC and early work on a programme to increase Central City population and residential housing.

3.4       Council officers have focused on the Barrier Sites programme, supporting property owners with progressing redevelopment concepts and improving amenity of sites and buildings. Progress on the Barrier Sites has been recently reported to the Strategic Capability Committee in November 2017, and in the future will be reported within this report.

Enliven Places Projects

3.5       Key projects completed within this reporting period include the Streets for People Central City Street Party and the installation of two (2) new murals - Ibis Hotel eastern wall and Plymouth Lane.  These projects have had positive physical outcomes and have resulted in the development of new processes to increase public participation and engagement.

3.6       Other projects have been designed and delivered to add value to existing assets, cluster activities, and support the collective impact of regeneration efforts. This includes the support of the East Frame Youth Hub, working with Gap Filler to install a half basketball court and the relocation of the climbing boulders.

Grants and Funds

3.7       The Enliven Places Project Fund has supported four (4) projects to a total of $37,926.75 in the July to December 2017 period. Of note, the Street Prints Otautahi urban workshops provided opportunities to enhance and support the YMCA Christchurch Street Prints Otautahi Festival to enliven walls and sites in the Central City.  The Fund has seen a trend in applications that are workshop-based - sharing skills, upskilling community members and supporting community wellbeing through these approaches.

3.8       The Enliven Places Rates Grant Incentive provided a rates reduction to ten (10) sites in the July to December 2017 period. This included the Peterborough Urban Farm and a portion of the UniMed building on Gloucester St.  

 

4.   Context/Background

Biannual reporting

4.1       This is the fifth biannual report following the change from quarterly reporting in June 2015.

Consultation

4.2       Consultation on Enliven Places and other regeneration projects is undertaken as appropriate with neighbouring landowners and tenants, and regeneration partners.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A Central City Biannual Report June - December 2017

34

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Author

Clare Piper - Planner - Urban Regeneration

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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9.        Smart Cities Programme Update

Reference:

18/158213

Contact:

Teresa McCallum

teresa.mccallum@ccc.govt.nz

941 8501

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to be updated on the Smart Cities Programme.  Staff will talk through with the Committee the attached presentation (Appendix A) and will be happy to answer any questions.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive the update provided.

2.         Review and submit feedback on SmartView Christchurch.

3.         Share SmartView Christchurch with their networks.

4.         Note the date of the Smart Cities Innovation Expo is 21 May 2018.

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       We are providing a formal quarterly update of the Smart Cities work programme to ensure that the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee has visibility over the programme and we can then manage any dependencies or alignment issues. 

3.2       Appendix A (Smart Cities Programme Update for March 2018) provides a summarised update on the following initiatives:

3.2.1   Smart Cities Christchurch Innovation Expo

3.2.2   SmartView Beta Release - analytics and feedback

3.2.3   3D Model of the CBD

3.2.4   Exploring BIM at CCC

3.2.5   Cycle Counter Display

3.2.6   Cycle Sentiment (Sensibel)

3.2.7   CBD Free Wi-Fi Trial

3.2.8   EQRNet

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Smart Cities Programme Update Presentation  2018 - 03 - March

45

b

Smart Cities Programme Report 2018 - 03 - March

55

c

Smart Cities - SmartView - Feedback & Analytics

56

d

Smart Cities - SmartView - User Guide

66

e

Smart Cities - Sensibel - Presentation for sharing with internal audiences and partner organisations

70

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Author

Teresa McCallum - Smart Cities Programme Manager

Approved By

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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10.    Waste Minimisation Levy Spend

Reference:

18/210163

Presenter(s):

Ross Trotter – Solid Waste Manager

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to be informed of how the Waste Minimisation Levy received by Council was spent and any possible applications that could be made to the contestable Waste Minimisation Fund.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is being provided to fulfil the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Resolution Number ISD/2017/00011.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive the report

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       How the Waste Minimisation Levy income received by Council was spent.

3.2       Possible applications to the contestable portion of the Waste Minimisation Fund.

 

4.   Context

Waste Minimisation Levy

4.1       The levy is $10 per tonne (excluding GST) on all waste sent to landfill. The levy was introduced under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. Disposal facility operators must pay the levy based on the weight of material disposed of at their facility. However they may pass this cost on to the waste producer such as households and businesses.

4.2       The levy funds waste minimisation activities. Half of the levy money goes to territorial authorities to spend on promoting or achieving the waste minimisation activities set out in our waste management and minimisation plan (WMMP).

4.3       The attached document Waste Levy Spend 2016/17 details how Council spent this Levy as reported to the Ministry for Environment for last financial year.

4.4       Waste Minimisation Fund

4.5       The remaining levy money (minus administration costs) is put into the Waste Minimisation Fund. The fund is contestable for waste minimisation activities in New Zealand.

4.6       The purpose of the Waste Minimisation Fund is to boost New Zealand’s performance in waste minimisation. There is considerable scope to reduce waste and increase the recovery of useful resources from waste. Lifting our performance in recovering economic value from waste also provides environmental, social and cultural benefits and reduces the risks of harm from waste. This will require investment in infrastructure and systems for waste minimisation and developing educational and promotional capacity. The purpose of the fund is to provide some of the funding to ensure that this occurs.

4.7       Eligibility criteria

-      Only waste minimisation projects are eligible for funding. Projects must promote or achieve waste minimisation. Waste minimisation covers the reduction of waste and the reuse, recycling and recovery of waste and diverted material. The scope of the fund includes educational projects that promote waste minimisation activity and projects that address litter.

-      Projects must result in new waste minimisation activity, either by implementing new initiatives or a significant expansion in the scope or coverage of existing activities.

-      Funding is not for the ongoing financial support of existing activities, nor is it for the running costs of the existing activities of organisations, individuals, councils or firms.

-      Projects should be for a discrete timeframe of up to three years, after which the project objectives will have been achieved and, where appropriate, the initiative will become self-funding.

-      Funding can be for operational or capital expenditure required to undertake a project.

-      For projects where alternative, more suitable, Government funding streams are available (such as the Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund or research funding from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology), applicants should apply to these funding sources before applying to the Waste Minimisation Fund.

-      The applicant must be a legal entity.

-      The fund will not cover the entire cost of the project. Applicants will need part funding from other sources.

-      The minimum grant for feasibility studies will be $10,000.00. The minimum grant for other projects will be $50,000.00.

4.8       The funding round for 2018 opens 1st May and closes 14th May.

4.9       Council intend to put forward the following applications to the Waste Minimisation Fund this year.

a)    Waste to Energy technology feasibility study

b)    Battery collection and disposal programme project

c)    Inner City collection methods feasibility study

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Waste Levy Spend 2016/17

98

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Author

Ross Trotter - Manager Solid Waste

Approved By

John Mackie - Head of Three Waters and Waste

David Adamson - General Manager City Services

  


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11.    Organic & Recycling Bins for Schools

Reference:

18/224618

Presenter(s):

Ross Trotter Solid Waste Manager & Stephanie Huet Waste Minimisation Officer

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to be informed of the options available for composting and recycling for schools.

1.2       This report is in response to the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee resolution ISDC/2017/00029 where the Committee:

Requested a report from staff on how Organic and Recycling Bins can be provided to schools, including utilising the Waste Minimisation Fund.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Organic & Recycling Bins for Schools report.

3.   Key Points

They are approximately 211 schools and 74 pre-schools in Christchurch and the council aims for all schools to recycle and compost their waste.

3.1       Recycling options for schools via Christchurch City Council:

They are currently 2 systems available for schools to receive kerbside bin collection from the Council:

Details available on: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/services/rubbish-and-recycling/collection/non-rateable-properties/

The Assisted Kerbside Recycling for Schools Programme (covers around 99% of the schools)

·    This option is available to all schools and early learning centres. So includes early learning centres, preschools, primary, intermediate and high school.

·    It provides, free of charge, one recycling bin for every 3 classrooms or one bin for every 30 students.

·    This programme is currently funded by the rateable properties and is intended to encourage students to participate in recycling and to support the New Zealand Curriculum principles and values of sustainability, community engagement and participation.

·    The items accepted by this service are the same as the household kerbside collection service. The application form states that “This programme is not designed to dispose of all recyclable material that is produced. A commercial collection service may be required if the Council’s classroom quota of equipment is not sufficient.”


 

The Opt in System (1 school has opted into this service)

·    This option is for non-rateable properties (Schools on government land are normally not rated).

 

·    Schools can choose to opt in the kerbside service normally offered to households & rateable properties. There is an annual fee of $275 which must be paid upfront. If schools opt in part way through the year, costs are incurred on a pro-rata basis.

 

·    This option provides with a set of 3 wheelie bins just like a rateable property: 240 litre yellow recycling bin, 140 litre red rubbish bin and an 80 litre green organics bin.

 

·    By opting in, schools are entitled to apply for an enhancement like any rateable property under the same conditions and fees. An additional 240 litre recycling bin for an additional $39.00 annual fee, or a larger 240 litre organics bin for an additional $194.00 annual fee. Further details and application are available on the Rubbish & Recycling page, “Change the size of your bins”:

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/services/rubbish-and-recycling/bins/change-the-size-of-your-bins/

3.2       Organics option for schools via Christchurch City Council:

As explained on the form when applying for the Assisted Recycling for Schools Programme: Council does not provide organic or rubbish wheelie bins to schools. It is expected that the school will practise sustainability by implementing worm farms and/or compost organic material on site”.

To help schools with implementing such initiatives, Christchurch City Council education team is delivering the LTA (Learning Through Actions) Programme. Available to teachers and students from year 0 to 13, the programme and bookings details can be found on:

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/learning-resources/learning-through-action/

3.3       Community enablers for education on composting :

·    The Food Resilience Network: This community-based network hosts an annual “Schools Hui” to encourage sharing between schools and teach growing and composting skills to schools, teachers, care takers and principles.

Further details on: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/environment/edible-christchurch/food-resilience

·    Fruit in Schools: the government, through the Ministry of Health, delivers food to low decile schools. This service includes advice on composting food scraps

Further details on: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/child-health/fruit-schools-programme

·    Community Gardens: Christchurch has approximately 21 Community Gardens and many run education courses on growing and composting for local schools and the wider community.

Further details on: http://www.ccga.org.nz

·    Love Food Hate Waste is a national campaign locally delivered by the CCC Solid Waste Team. This campaign promotes better utilisation of food and avenues to reduce food waste. The Solid Waste Team worked in 2017 with the regional Garden To Table to organise the Root to Tip Competition to teach kids to cook an entire meal with ingredients grown in schools gardens with as less waste as possible.

Newsline article on the competition: https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/news-search/show/1942 

Or visit http://www.gardentotable.org.nz/


 

3.4       The Waste Minimisation Fund :

The following eligibility criteria demonstrate that this fund is not applicable to provide schools with a kerbside collection system:

·   “Projects must result in new waste minimisation activity either by implementing initiatives or a significant expansion in the scope or coverage of existing activities.

·   Funding is not for the ongoing financial support of existing activities, nor is it for the running costs of the existing activities of organisations, individuals, councils or firms.

·   Projects should be for a discrete timeframe of up to 3 years, after which the project objectives have been achieved and, where appropriate, the initiative will become self-funding.”

These criteria have been extracted from the full list available on:

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/more/funding/waste-minimisation-fund/about-waste-minimisation-fund

3.5          Summary:

Council are already providing a level of service for recycling and composting in schools and to increase this level of service, a business case based would be needed.

Existing funding options, including the Waste Minimisation Fund, don’t allow for ongoing financial support, therefore the most likely source of funding for an increased level of service would be through increased rates. 

Based on the above if the committee wishes to progress this further staff would need to research options on how the Council could further support recycling & composting for schools.

This would involve surveying the schools, both participating and non-participating, and assessing if their needs were being met, incorporating the survey results of the Learning Through Actions programme and any potential funding options that provide ongoing financial support.

 

Attachments

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Signatories

Author

Stephanie Huet - Waste Minimisation Officer

Approved By

Ross Trotter - Manager Solid Waste

John Mackie - Head of Three Waters and Waste

David Adamson - General Manager City Services

  


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

21 March 2018

 

 

12.    Better Futures Report 2017

Reference:

18/227885

Presenter(s):

Brendan Anstiss, General Manager Strategy and Transformation

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to receive the Colmar Brunton Better Futures Report 2017.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Better Futures Report 2017.

 

 

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Page

a

Colmar Brunton Better Futures Report

106

 

 

Signatories

Author

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

Approved By

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

21 March 2018

 

 

13.  Resolution to Exclude the Public

Section 48, Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

I move that the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely items listed overleaf.

 

Reason for passing this resolution: good reason to withhold exists under section 7.

Specific grounds under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution: Section 48(1)(a)

 

Note

 

Section 48(4) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 provides as follows:

 

“(4)     Every resolution to exclude the public shall be put at a time when the meeting is open to the public, and the text of that resolution (or copies thereof):

 

             (a)       Shall be available to any member of the public who is present; and

             (b)       Shall form part of the minutes of the local authority.”

 

This resolution is made in reliance on Section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by Section 6 or Section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public are as follows:


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

21 March 2018

 

 

 

ITEM NO.

GENERAL SUBJECT OF EACH MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED

SECTION

SUBCLAUSE AND REASON UNDER THE ACT

PLAIN ENGLISH REASON

WHEN REPORTS CAN BE RELEASED

14

funding recommendations

s7(2)(b)(ii)

Prejudice Commercial Position

Points to be discussed are comercially sensitive

Once there is no longer any commercial sensitivity relating to any of the applications