Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 22 March 2017

Time:                                    9am

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

 

 

22 March 2017

 

 

 

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:
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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

22 March 2017

 

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

That the apology for absence from Deputy Mayor Turner be accepted.

 

Councillor Buck/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                 Carried

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

3.1       Megan Blakie spoke to the Committee regarding item 6 - Options for Council to Address a Petition to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags. Megan presented the original Petition to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags and at the meeting today presented an additional 265 signatures to the petition.

The Committee thanked Megan for her deputation and moved to item 6 of the Agenda.

 

4.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.


 

 

6.   Options for Council to Address a Petition to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

 

Committee Comment

The Committee received a deputation from Megan Blakie who originally presented the Petition to the Council meeting on 31 May 2016. Megan presented an additional 265 signatures to the original petition. Following discussion, the Committee decided to add to the staff recommendation as detailed below.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee recommend that the Council:

1.         Agree to expanding Council’s non-regulatory initiatives in relation to use of plastic bags, including:

a.         Taking a leadership role by reducing where the Council itself uses plastic bags, such as in libraries and at Council-run events

b.         Expanding community education on alternatives through marketing and communication material

c.         Advocating to central government for a national response.

 

Committee Decided ISDC/2017/00001

Part A

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee recommend that the Council:

1.                 Agree that the Council’s stated objective is to drastically reduce single use plastic bags in our community.

2.         Agree, as a first step, to expanding Council’s non-regulatory initiatives in relation to use of plastic bags, including:

a.         Taking a leadership role by reducing where the Council itself uses plastic bags, such as in libraries and at Council-run events

b.         Expanding community education on alternatives through marketing and communication material

c.         Advocating to Local Government New Zealand and Central Government for a national response.

d.         Working proactively with supermarket chains and retailers towards this end.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                     Carried

 


 

 

5.   Terms of Reference - Development Forum

 

Committee Resolved ISDC/2017/00002

Part C

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Adopt the Development Forum Terms of Reference set out in Attachment A of the report.

Councillor Gough/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

7.   Development Contributions Policy Review 2017

 

Committee Decided ISDC/2017/00003

Part A

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee recommend that the Council:

1.         Agrees to the amendments to the draft Development Contributions Policy as detailed in Attachment A of the report for the purposes of community consultation.

2.         Agrees to the proposed further use of catchments to assess and charge for development contributions as recommended in Attachment B of the report.

3.         Notes that the catchment boundaries and development contribution charge effects will be presented to the Council in the updated draft Development Contributions Policy 2017 by May 2017.

4.         Notes that the central city development contribution rebate schemes remains in place for the 2017/18 year.

Councillor Gough/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                    Carried

 

8.   Central City Biannual Report — July to December 2016

 

Committee Resolved ISDC/2017/00004

Part B

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive this report for information.

Councillor Swiggs/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                               Carried

 


 

 

9.   Public Briefing – Smart Cities Programme Update

 

The Committee received an update on the Smart Cities Programme.

 

 

    

Meeting concluded at 11.03am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 7TH DAY OF APRIL 2017

 

Councillor Vicki Buck

Chairperson