Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee

Supplementary Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Thursday 2 June 2016

Time:                                    1.00pm

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

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Andrew Turner

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Ali Jones

Councillor Paul Lonsdale

Councillor Tim Scandrett

 

 

2 June 2016

 

 

Principal Advisor

Mary Richardson

General Manager Customer & Community

Tel: 941 8999

Principal Advisor

David Adamson

General Manager City Services

Tel: 941 8235

 

Liz Ryley

Committee Advisor

941 8153

liz.ryley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee

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Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee

02 June 2016

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       16.     Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports............................................................. 4  

A       17.     Chair's Report of the Multicultural Working Party...................................................... 5  


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16 Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

1.       Background

1.1          Approval is sought to submit the following report to the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting on 02 June 2016:

17.   Chair's Report of the Multicultural Working Party

1.2          The reason, in terms of section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, why the report was not included on the main agenda is that it was not available at the time the agenda was prepared.

1.3          It is appropriate that the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee receive the report at the current meeting.

2.       Recommendation

2.1          That the report be received and considered at the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting on 02 June 2016.

 

 


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17.    Chair's Report of the Multicultural Working Party

Reference:

16/516755

Contact:

Cr Jimmy Chen

Jimmy.chen@ccc.govt.nz

941 8999

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee to recommend to the Council that it approve public consultation on the Council’s draft Multicultural Strategy.

 

2.   Chairperson’s Recommendations

That the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Approve the release of the Christchurch Multicultural Strategy consultation document.

2.         Note that consultation will commence in July 2016 and feature consultation that also meets the needs of people with English as a second language and various cultural groups. 

3.         Note that a final Multicultural Strategy will be recommended to Council for approval, following the conclusion of consultation, in September 2016.

 

3.   Background

3.1       In May 2015 the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee received a deputation by the Interagency Network for Migrant and Refuge asking the Council to develop a Multicultural Strategy.

3.2       In June 2015 the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee requested the establishment of a Multicultural Working Party to oversee the development of a strategy.

3.3       In August 2015 the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee appointed community leaders and Councillors to the Multicultural Working Party.  The members included:

·        Ms Mastura Abd Rahman - Hagley Community College

·        Ms Zhiyan Basharati - The Canterbury Refugee Council

·        Mr Weng Kei Chen - Christchurch Multicultural Council

·        Ms Lana Hart - Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce

·        Mr Patrick O'Connor - Peeto

·        Ms Katherine Peet - Network Waitangi Otautahi

·        Mr Josiah Tualamali’i - PYLAT Council - Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation

·        Dr Ekant Veer - University of Canterbury

·        Councillor Jimmy Chen - Christchurch City Council

·        Councillor Yani Johanson - Christchurch City Council

·        Councillor Glenn Livingstone - Christchurch City Council

·        Councillor Andrew Turner - Christchurch City Council. 

3.4       From August 2015 to May 2016 the working party met to identify issues, opportunities and barriers experienced by people from culturally diverse backgrounds living in Christchurch.  A draft Multicultural Strategy was developed with a set of goals and actions to harness the opportunities created by the diversity of the people in Ōtautahi /Christchurch, and address barriers.

3.5       The Multicultural Working Party met on 24 May 2016 and endorsed a draft Multicultural Strategy.

3.6       Staff have developed the attached consultation document on the draft strategy for public consultation. 

3.7       An engagement plan is being developed to guide consultation and the attached consultation document will be graphically designed by the Council’s Public Information and Participation team.

4.   Key points

Strategy overview

4.1       The attached consultation document outlines the key features of the draft Multicultural Strategy for public review and comment.  These features are summarised in the paragraphs below.

4.2       The proposed vision for the Multicultural Strategy is Otautahi Christchurch:  An inclusive multicultural and multilingual city that honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi and values our diversity - a city where all peoples have a sense of belonging.  Aroha ki te tangata, te tuapapa o te taone whaimana.  Respect to all, the foundation of great cities.

4.3       The proposed outcomes for the Strategy are: 

·        Whanaungatanga - Sense of belonging:  Christchurch peoples feel they belong in Christchurch, regardless of their ethnicity, culture and English language skills.

·        Tūrangawaewae - A place for all to stand:  All people feel respected, safe and able to express their own cultural identity and linguistic and religious traditions.

·        Whai wahitanga - Participation:  Everybody is able to access Council information and services and participate in decision making, regardless of their ethnicity, culture and English language skills.

4.4       The Strategy has three goals:

·        The Christchurch City Council is an inclusive and diverse organisation.

·        All communities have equitable access to Council services and decision making processes.

·        The Christchurch City Council promotes and advocates diversity, inclusion and connection.

4.5       There are a range of actions to be undertaken by the Council under each of these three goals.  These are set out in the attached consultation document.

 

Consultation overview

4.6       Consultation on the draft Strategy will commence in July 2016.  The attached consultation documents includes questions for a response by readers, and also invites general comments and feedback.

4.7       An engagement plan will be developed and will incorporate input from the Multicultural Working Party.

4.8       Best practice for consultation and engagement with culturally and linguistically diverse communities will be used.  The consultation will meet the needs of people with English as a second language and will ensure the information provided is accessible.  The consultation document will include an introductory paragraph in the main languages spoken in Christchurch.  These include Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Hindi and Spanish.

4.9       There will be targeted consultation with various communities.  Interpreter services may be required to enable full participation in these consultation sessions.

4.10    Culturally appropriate techniques will also be used.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

Multicultural Strategy

8

 

 

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

Authors

Ester Vallero

Petrea Downey

Nicole Randall

Community Development Advisor - Multicultural

Committee Advisor

Principal Advisor

Approved By

Claire Phillips

Mary Richardson

Jimmy Chen

Manager - Community Support Team

General Manager Customer & Community

Councillor

  


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