Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Friday 3 March 2017

Time:                                    9am

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street






Bill Wasley                                         

Chairman David Bedford, Environment Canterbury           

Councillor Cynthia Roberts, Environment Canterbury       

Councillor Peter Skelton, Environment Canterbury            

Mayor Sam Broughton, Selwyn District Council       

Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall, Selwyn District Council        

Councillor Mark Alexander, Selwyn District Council            

Mayor David Ayers, Waimakariri District Council     

Deputy Mayor Kevin Felstead, Waimakariri District Council         

Councillor Neville Atkinson, Waimakariri District Council  

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Christchurch City Council       

Councillor Phil Clearwater, Christchurch City Council         

Councillor Sara Templeton, Christchurch City Council        

Quentin Hix, Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu

(Non-voting member) Jim Harland , New Zealand Transport Agency  

(Non-voting member) Tā Mark Solomon, Canterbury District Health Board  

(Non-voting member) Kelvan Smith , Greater Christchurch Group (DPMC)  



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Keith Tallentire

UDS Implementation Manager


Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

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The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00010

That the apologies from Lisa Tumahai and David Meates be accepted.

Malcolm Lyall/Sara Templeton                                                                                                                              Carried


The Chairperson acknowledged Quentin Hix, who was attending the committee for the first time on behalf of Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu. The Chairperson also welcomed Tā Mark Solomon who was Co‑Opted to the Committee in his capacity as a Board member and currently Acting Chairperson of the Canterbury District Health Board.

11  Co-Opt Additional Member


Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00011

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee Co-Opt Tā Mark Solomon (Canterbury District Health Board Representative) as a non-voting member until the adoption of the Committee’s new Terms of Reference.

Mark Alexander/David Ayers                                                                                                                                 Carried

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

4.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00012

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee meeting held on Friday, 3 February 2017 be confirmed.

Peter Skelton/Sam Broughton                                                                                                                              Carried


5.   Strategic Approach to Regeneration Planning


The Committee discussed the geographical application of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act and Regenerate Christchurch’s mandate. Staff advised that Regenerate Christchurch can only propose regeneration plans within the boundaries of Christchurch City but still has an advisory role in the Waimakariri and Selwyn districts as per the remit of the Regeneration legislation.

In providing feedback to Regenerate Christchurch the following points were raised:

·         It is important to know what criteria will be used to assess regeneration priorities, and to be mindful that a regeneration plan will not always be the most appropriate mechanism to achieve certain outcomes.

·         There is a need to acknowledge work that is already underway, such as the Waimakariri Red Zone Recovery Plan which was in place before the Regeneration legislation was enacted.

·         The Committee reiterated previous statements about the need to be prompt given the legislation expires in 2021, to make the most of the opportunities it provides.


Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00013

Joint Committee Decision

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Agree that a proposed regeneration planning framework be provided to this Committee for discussion and adoption at its next meeting.

Sara Templeton/Cynthia Roberts                                                                                                                         Carried


6.   Advice from the Chief Executives Advisory Group to the Committee on a planned strategy review


Chrissie Williams and Keith Tallentire delivered presentations. Bill Bayfield, Environment Canterbury Chief Executive, also spoke to this item.

A detailed discussion was held on the planned strategy review and the implications of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS). Staff advised that the NPS will require a significantly higher standard and quantity of data to support Urban Development planning than is currently available, and the committee should be aware that the staff capacity required to comply with this standard will be substantial.

During the discussion, the following points were also raised:

·         Consideration needs to be given regarding how to align this work with the district plan review processes underway throughout the Greater Christchurch region

·         A review of the Regional Policy Statement may prove to be a critical step in order to achieve the desired outcome for a strategy review, particularly given the requirements in the NPS.

·         If enacted the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, currently being considered by Parliament’s Local Government and Environment Select Committee, and the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 may offer avenues to expedite any review process.

·         A review would need to encompass transport and travel choice matters as these are interrelated with land use and urban form

·         Care will need to be taken to ensure the planning process engages people’s real life expectations. Little will be gained if the process delivers a planning framework that is not palatable to the market.

·         Chairperson Bill Wasley suggested that there may be an opportunity to collaborate with Local Authorities in Waikato and Bay of Plenty to address aspects of the NPS where there are matters of common interest.


Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00014

Joint Committee Decision

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Endorse an approach to the first phase of a strategy review being a focus on the settlement planning aspects necessary to meet the requirements of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

2.         Agree that such a settlement pattern review (which integrates the work necessary to meet the requirements of the National Policy Statement) is undertaken through a collaborative partnership arrangement overseen by this Committee.

3.         Note that a report be presented to the next meeting of the Committee outlining the project scope, timeframes and resource requirements to undertake a settlement pattern review.

Sam Broughton/Lianne Dalziel                                                                                                                               Carried

The meeting adjourned at 10:40am and resumed at 10:59am

7.   Advice from the Chief Executives Advisory Group on a revised Memorandum of Agreement for the Committee

The Committee was informed that Regenerate Christchurch agree with the content of the agreement, subject to two minor amendments of a technical nature. The map of Greater Christchurch referred to in the interpretation section will also need to be added.

Jim Harland requested that the draft be updated to reflect his new position title – Director Regional Relationships.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel queried Regenerate Christchurch’s decision to nominate a Board Member to sit on the committee as opposed to an executive staff member. Staff will report back to the committee on this.

Following the two motions set out below, the Chairperson advised that the remainder of this item would be left to lie on the table to allow staff to follow up on any outstanding issues and present an updated draft to the next committee meeting.


Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00015

Joint Committee Decision

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee request that paragraph 4.1(vii) of the draft Memorandum of Agreement be changed by deleting the first eleven words and replacing them with: “The Board Chairperson or a Board Member of the Canterbury District Health Board”

Member Skelton/Mayor  Broughton                                                                                                                  Carried


Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00016

That the necessary amendments are made to the draft Memorandum of Agreement to give the Canterbury District Health Board Representative voting rights.

Cynthia Roberts/Phil Clearwater                                                                                                                          Carried


8.   Urban Development Authorities Discussion Document


Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00017

Joint Committee Decision

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Agree that a submission on behalf of the UDS Partnership is prepared on the Urban Development Authority discussion document in liaison with partner staff and officers supporting the Canterbury Mayoral Forum.

Malcolm Lyall/David Bedford                                                                                                                                 Carried


9.   Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan Implementation Progress Report

The Committee noted the slow progress towards resolving an agreement on public access to Te Ana (Dampier Bay) and expressed a desire that this matter be concluded as soon as possible. The Committee was informed that the key issue was on the timeframe for enabling public access linked to the need to complete repair works and was an issue primarily between the City Council and the LPC.


Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00018

Joint Committee Decision

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Receive the report

Lianne Dalziel/Sara Templeton                                                                                                                              Carried


10. Urban Development and Regeneration update

Councillor Sara Templeton suggested seeking updates from a wider range of sources given the extended scope and membership of the committee.


Committee Resolved GCUC/2017/00019

Joint Committee Decision

That the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee:

1.         Note the report and receive the attached Urban Development and Regeneration Update. 

Mark Alexander/Cynthia Roberts                                                                                                                        Carried




Meeting concluded at 11:46am.




Bill Wasley