Christchurch City Council




Date:                                     Thursday 28 July 2016

Time:                                    9.30am

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch





Deputy Chairperson


Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor David East

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Ali Jones

Councillor Paul Lonsdale

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Tim Scandrett



28 July 2016




Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8554


Christopher Turner

Committee Advisor

941 8233

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28 July 2016




The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies



Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00326

That the apology from Councillor Turner be accepted.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                     Carried



The Chairperson, on behalf of the Council, acknowledged the passing of former City Councillor Dennis Rich and held a minutes silence in recognition of his service to the City.

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00327

That the minutes of the Council meeting held on Thursday, 14 July 2016 be confirmed with an amendment to resolution line 2 of Item 10, Lease of Former United Bowling Clubrooms and Greens at Hagley Park, which should read “… in accordance with 54(1)(b) and (c)…” instead of “… in accordance with 54(1)(a) and (b)”.


That the Council receives the Minutes from the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee meeting held 7 July 2016.


That the Council receives the Minutes from the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held 12 July 2016.


That the Council receives the Minutes from the Strategy and Finance Committee meeting held 12 July 2016.

Councillor Jones/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                             Carried

4.   Public Participation

4.1  Public Forum

There were no public forum presentations.

4.2  Deputations by Appointment

4.2.1   Geraint Howells and Chris Jones addressed the Council on behalf of Be Accessible regarding item 7 - Draft Visitor Strategy.


5.   Presentation of Petitions

5.1       Megan Blakie presented a petition regarding the ban of single use plastic bags in the new CBD. The prayer of the petition read:

Let’s lead the way in New Zealand and be the first ‘one-use plastic-bag free’ city in the country. We join together to ask Mayor Lianne Dalziel and her council to ban one-use plastic bags in the city, starting with the new retail precinct in the CBD.

Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00328

That the Council:

1.         Refers the issues raised in the petition to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee.

2.         Thanks Megan Blakie for her petition presentation.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                                 Carried


28. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00329

That the reports be received and considered at the Council meeting on Thursday, 28 July 2016.

29.       Project Crown

30.       Organics Processing Plant

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                     Carried


6.   Chief Executive's Report


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00330

That the Council:

1.         Receive the report.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Lonsdale                                                                                                       Carried



7.   Draft Christchurch Visitor Strategy


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00331

That the Council:

1.              Revoke the following resolutions from CNCL/2016/00255:

a.      That a further piece of work around establishing a Working Group, be reported to the Council through the Council, to provide oversight of the implementation pathway.

b.     Direct the Working Group to report back to the Council with detailed action plans by September 2016.

c.      Direct Strategy and Transformation to co-ordinate delivery of the implementation pathway, in conjunction with key stakeholders, and to report back through the Working Group.

2.         Adopt the Christchurch Visitor Strategy – Setting the Direction 2016 to take effect from 22 August 2016.

3.         Allow for technical amendments to be resolved by Councillors Jones and Scandrett.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried


14. Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Update


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00332

That the Council:

1.              Ratifies the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Update: He Rautaki Whakawhanake-ā-tāone mō Waitaha.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried


15. Resilient Greater Christchurch Plan


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00333

That the Council:

1.         Ratify the Resilient Greater Christchurch Plan.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried


Report from Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee – 7 July 2016

8.   Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee Minutes – 7 July 2016


Council Decision

Refer Item 3


9.   Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes - 12 July 2016


Council Decision

Refer Item 3.

The meeting adjourned at 10:47am and resumed at 11:06am.


Report from Strategy and Finance Committee - 12 July 2016

10. Business Improvement District Policy


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00334

That the Council:

1.              Receive this report and the supporting documents including public submissions made to the draft Business Improvement District Policy and proposed contestable grant fund.

2.              Note that the policy clause 10.4 Minimum Targeted Rate Revenue is intended to have city-wide appeal and that the wording be changed to reflect a flexible rather than fixed rate revenue threshold.

3.              Change the ballot to reflect 50 percent return and 66 percent in favour.

4.              Subject to 2 and 3 above: 

a.              Adopt the Business Improvement District Policy (Attachment 1).

b.             Introduce a contestable grant fund of $50,000 from the 2017/18 year.

c.              Delegate authority to the Chief Executive to approve the Business Improvement District Standard Operations manual, and the criteria for the Business Improvement District Contestable Grant Fund.

d.             Delegate authority to the General Manager, Strategy and Transformation, to approve Business Improvement District establishment grants of up to $15,000.

Councillor Manji/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                      Carried


11. Strategy and Finance Committee Minutes - 12 July 2016


Council Decision

Refer Item 3.



12. Partial review of the Freedom Camping Bylaw


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00335

That the Council:

1.         Resolves that it is satisfied that the proposed amendments to the Christchurch City Council Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015 meet the requirements of section 11 of the Freedom Camping Act.

2.         Approves the attached Statement of Proposal (Attachment B) which includes the proposed amended bylaw.

3.         Resolves that the Statement of Proposal is adopted for public consultation (from 15 August to 15 September 2016).

4.         Resolve that a hearings panel be appointed to hear submissions, deliberate on those submissions and report back to the Council on the final form of the bylaw.

5.         Note that a full review of the Freedom Camping Bylaw will be brought forward to 2017 with staff due to report to Council on progress of the review by May 2017.

Councillor Lonsdale/Councillor East                                                                                                                     Carried

Councillor Scandrett left the meeting at 11.37am and returned at 11.40am.

13. Tuam Limited - Dividend Payment


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00336

That the Council:

1.         Approve the payment by Tuam Limited of a $45,999,563.50 dividend on 29 July 2016. Noting that:

a.         a dividend of this size is a major transaction under section 129 of the Companies Act 1993 which requires shareholder approval; and

b.         that this dividend was included in the Council’s financial budgets.

2.         Delegate to the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer the authority to sign the shareholder resolution approving the dividend on behalf of the Council.

Councillor Manji/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                      Carried



16. Public Transport Committee Report


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00337

That the Council:

1.         Receive the decisions of the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Committee.

2.         Agree to the amendments proposed by the Committee to the wording of the Agreement as follows:

a.         Change all references in the Agreement to “non-voting Observer” to “non-voting member”.

b.         In clause 4.(c) replacing the reference to “Parties” with “Committee” and clarify that the Committee approval for any additional independent observer members be unanimous, as marked on the attached copy of the Agreement; and

c.         In clauses 4. (d) and 7 (f), which are consequential changes, to allow any independent observer members to change their representatives to the Committee.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                            Carried

Councillor Livingstone left the meeting at 11.42am and returned at 11.46am.

17. Notice of Motion


The following Notice of Motion was moved by Councillor Johanson and did not proceed due to a lack of a seconder.

That the Council:

1.              Accepts the Notice of Motion from Councillor Johanson regarding North Avon Road Street Renewal Funding.

2.              That the Christchurch City Council seek a report to the next Council meeting on how North Avon Road Street Renewal Project can be funded to include the footpath renewal and an extension of the overall project from North Parade to the Flesher Avenue intersection.

Councillor Johanson                                                                                                                                                          Lost



18  Resolution to Exclude the Public


Council Resolved CNCL/2016/00338

That at 11:47am the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 382 to 384 of the agenda, pages 5 to 6 of the first supplementary agenda and pages 5 to 6 of the second supplementary agenda be adopted.


That Philip Keith and Justin Murray of Murray & Co, Hamish Foote of Chapman Tripp, Onno Mulder of City Care, Mark Odlin and Patrick Carter of Buddle Findlay and Paul Munro of Christchurch City Holdings Limited remain after the public have been excluded for Item 29 of the public excluded agenda, and that Daniel O’Carroll from Living Earth remain after the public have been excluded for item 30 of the public excluded agenda, as they have knowledge that is relevant to those items and will assist the Council.

Mayor/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                                               Carried




The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 3.37pm at which point the meeting concluded.





Mayor Lianne Dalziel