Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Friday 2 June 2017

Time:                                    10.30am

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

















In Attendance

Bill Wasley                                         

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    

Councillor Neville Atkinson , Waimakariri District Council 

Councillor Phil Clearwater , Christchurch City Council        

Councillor Sara Templeton , Christchurch City Council       

Dr Te Maire Tau , Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu    

Gail Gordon , Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu            

Tā Mark Solomon , Canterbury District Health Board         

(Non-Voting Member) Ivan Iafeta , Regenerate Christchurch

David Griffiths, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet



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Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

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The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

The meeting adjourned at 10:39am and resumed at 11:10am.

1.   Apologies



Committee Resolved GCPC/2017/00001

That the apology from Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Jane Huria, Jim Harland, Kevin Felstead, David Bedford, Cynthia Roberts and Kelvan Smith be accepted.

Tā Mark Solomon/Neville Atkinson                                                                                                                     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 GCPC/2017/00002

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee meeting held on Friday, 5 May 2017 be confirmed

Mark Alexander/Peter Skelton                                                                                                                             Carried


5.   Partnership Communications Protocol


Committee Comment

During the consideration of this item the following points were raised:

·         Staff confirmed that the intention of paragraph 7.0 of the agreement is that the Chief Executives Advisory Group would act on the Committee’s recommendation.

·         Care needs to be taken to ensure that acronyms and terminology are used consistently to keep written material ‘layman friendly’.


Committee Resolved GCPC/2017/00003

Part C

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.         Endorse the Communications Protocol outlined in Attachment A so that it can be incorporated within the Partnership’s Memorandum of Agreement.

2.         Note the work underway involving partner staff to operationalise the Communications Protocol and convey the visible and collaborative leadership of the Partnership.

Malcolm Lyall/Peter Skelton                                                                                                                                   Carried



6.   Psychosocial Update


Committee Comment

Evon Currie, General Manager Community and Public Health (CPH), joined the table for this item. During the discussion, the following points were raised:

·         CPH consider the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee to be an appropriate local point of contact to mediate issues before escalating them to a national level.

·         CPH will review the ongoing benefits of its wellbeing surveys to avoid collecting data already available through other means.

·         There needs to be consideration for how to provide support for stress symptoms that are not earthquake related.

·         CPH are aware of issues related to stress symptoms remaining after people stop reporting them. As time passes it becomes more difficult to establish a cause and effect relationship but CPH will continue to monitor community wellbeing.

The Committee voiced concern at the low level of funding allocated for Mental Health services in Canterbury and requested that staff report back to the Committee with advice on how concerns can be escalated.


Committee Resolved GCPC/2017/00004

Part C

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.         Receive the update.

Sam Broughton/Sara Templeton                                                                                                                          Carried



7.   Urban Development and Regeneration update


Committee Comment

Councillor Sara Templeton reported that the Christchurch City Council is continuing to discuss the An Accessible City project and a broader group is being established to provide feedback and give the Council a wider perspective of community views.

Councillor Mark Alexander requested more detail about the MBIE monitoring project on page 28 of the agenda.

Bill Wasley thanked Milly Woods for her work as the Urban Development Strategy Project Assistant; This was Milly’s last meeting before leaving to a new role.


Committee Resolved GCPC/2017/00005

Part C

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

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

Sara Templeton/Phil Clearwater                                                                                                                           Carried





Meeting concluded at 11:51.




Bill Wasley