Submissions Panel

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Submissions Panel will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 19 January 2016

Time:                                    9.00am

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

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Members

Councillor Ali Jones

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor David East

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Paul Lonsdale

Councillor Tim Scandrett

 

 

14 January 2016

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Brendan Anstiss

General Manager Strategy and Transformation

Tel: 941 8953

 

Samantha Kelly

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6227

samantha.kelly@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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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.......................................................................................................................... 4

B          2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 4

C          3.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................................. 4

B          4.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 4

B          5.       Presentation of Petitions................................................................................................ 4

C       6.       Submission on Small Passenger Services Review.......................................................... 5

C       7.       Council Submission on the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule Review 2015.......... 61

C       8.       Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill ..................................................................... 137   

 

 


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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 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

4.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no Deputations by Appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

5.   Presentation of Petitions

There were no Presentation of Petitions at the time the agenda was prepared.  

  


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6         Submission on Small Passenger Services Review

Reference:

16/24942

Contact:

Nick Lovett

Nicholas.lovett@ccc.govt.nz

941 5261

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report seeks endorsement of the draft Council submission regarding the proposed changes to the Operator Licensing Rule (known as the small passenger services review) conducted by the Ministry of Transport (the Ministry).

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Submissions Panel:

1.         Receive the information contained within this report and its attachments.

2.         Endorse the draft submission on the Small Passenger Services Review (attachment B) for lodgement.

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       The Ministry has undertaken a review of the small passenger services sectors (taxi, private hire, shuttles etc.) to ensure New Zealand’s regulatory environment is fit for purpose and flexible enough to accommodate new technologies. The review proposal forms attachment A.

3.2       The Christchurch City Council is supportive of the Ministry's efforts to encourage innovation within the small passenger services sector and ensure that the regulatory environment is flexible enough to accommodate changing technologies, consumer attitudes and transportation demands.

3.3       The key points of the Council submission are outlined below:

3.3.1   Small passenger services (both in-scope and out-of-scope of the review) are likely to grow in the future and should be encouraged to complement other transport modes as an alternative to single occupant vehicle trips.

3.3.2   Safety is an important focus for the future of the sector, however, steps to mitigate risks should be carefully considered against the broader public benefits brought on by greater access, choice and efficiency offered by new services.

3.3.3   The review has focused on creating a new single class system for small passenger services, yet there are no clear definitions for the types of services and their operators.  Critical to ensuring a successful framework is understanding the rationale for services that fall within scope, and those that do not.  A more thorough consideration of definition and scope should be undertaken for the final review.

3.4       Until the role of 'approved transport operators' is better acknowledged, understood and defined, Council does not consider it appropriate to comment on the remaining detail contained within the consultation paper (Questions 6-28) in attachment C.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

SPS Review Consultation Paper

7

b  

CCC Submission on SPS Review

38

c  

Submission Form SPS Review

43

 

 

Signatories

Author

Nick Lovett

Policy Planner - Transport

Approved By

Rae-Anne Kurucz

Richard Osborne

Brendan Anstiss

Team Leader Transport

Unit Manager - Transport & Research

Director Transformation/Chief of Staff

  


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7         Council Submission on the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule Review 2015

Reference:

16/18099

Contact:

Karyn Teather

karyn.teather@ccc.govt.nz

03 941 8161

 

 

Purpose of Report

1.1       This report is for the Submission Panel to consider the Council's draft submission regarding the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule Review.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Submissions Panel:

1.         Receive the information in the Vehicle Dimension and Mass Rule Review.

2.         Authorise officers to lodge a submission in general accordance with the Council's draft submission on the Vehicle Dimension and Mass Rule Review as attached and amended.

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       Council are generally supportive of the rule changes proposed in the Review.

3.2       That work on this is further progressed to analyse the impact on pavement maintenance and renewals.

3.3       Further analysis is required to assess the impact of the proposed increase in vehicle height to trips through the Lyttelton Tunnel and alternative routes.

3.4       Changes to the enforcement rules are required to enable local authorities to protect transport infrastructure.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

VDAM Discussion Document 2015

62

b  

CCC DRAFT Submission on VDAM Review Dec 2015

125

 

 

Signatories

Authors

Karyn Teather

Steve Dejong

Transport Network Planner

Traffic Engineer

Approved By

Chris Gregory

Steve Parry

David Adamson

Unit Manager - Assets & Networks

Manager Traffic Operations

Director Council Facilities & Infrastructure

  


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8         Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Reference:

16/29500

Contact:

Nicole Randall

Nicole.Randall@ccc.govt.nz

8859

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       This report seeks approval to the Council making a submission on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Submissions Panel:

1.         Receive the information in this report on the proposed Submission of the Christchurch City Council on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.

2.         Approve the submission be made to the Social Services Committee.

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       The Government introduced to Parliament the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill on 3 December 2015.  Submissions on the Bill are due to the Select Committee by 27 January 2016.

3.2       The main aim of the Bill is to amend the Residential Tenancies Act to require smoke alarms and insulation in residential rental properties, providing greater enforcement powers in relation to unsafe or unhealthy rental properties and reforming the law in relation to abandoned rental properties.

3.3       The Council's social housing portfolio has smoke alarms in all properties and has made considerable progress in installing insulation in its properties.  The programme to install insulation will be completed by 30 June 2016. 

3.4       The Bill requires all landlords to comply with the new standards by 1 July 2019, with social housing landlords with properties in receipt of the government's Income Related Rent Subsidy to comply from 1 July 2016.  For all landlords, social and private, the requirements to install insulation is only where it is practicable to do so. 

3.5       The Council has previously publicly expressed support for the proposed amendments requiring smoke alarms and insulation as they will improve the quality and health of New Zealand properties. 

3.6       The other amendments will also benefit tenants and landlords.  The amendments regarding greater enforcement powers will provide greater protection to tenants.  The amendments concerning the abandonment of properties by tenants will shorten the time that properties can become available to new tenants. 

3.7       A draft submission is attached at A supporting the Bill.  The Submissions Panel approval of this submission is sought.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

Council on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

139

 

 

Signatories

Author

Nicole Randall

Principal Advisor

Approved By

Carolyn Gallagher

David Adamson

Unit Manager - Housing

Director Council Facilities & Infrastructure

  


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