Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Friday 13 October 2017

Time:                                    1pm

Venue:                                 Meeting Room 1, Ground Floor, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Membership

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

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

 

 

6 October 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

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

13 October 2017

 

Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee - Terms of Reference

 

 

Chair

Councillor Buck

Membership

Councillor Scandrett (Deputy Chair), Deputy Mayor Turner, Councillor Davidson, Councillor Gough, Councillor Livingstone, Councillor Swiggs, Councillor Templeton

Quorum

Half of the members if the number of members (including vacancies) is even, or a majority of members if the number of members (including vacancies) is odd.

Meeting Cycle

Monthly

Reports To

Council

 

Responsibilities

The focus of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee is driving the concept of innovation, as in the City vision of a “City of Opportunity, where anything is possible” and to do so in ways that may be experimental and different.

 

The Committte considers and reports to Council on issues and activites relating to:

·           Strategies and priorities in relation to innovation and sustainable development.

·           Climate change and sustainability initiatives such as electric vehicles, carbon reduction and waste minimisation.

·           Economic development initiatives and strategies, including

·           Christchurch Narrative,

·           Antarctic Strategy,

·           Visitors Strategy,

·           Canterbury Economic Development Strategy,

·           Christchurch Economic Development Strategy,

·           Relationships with economic development subsidiaries, such as Canterbury Development Corporation, the TEED entity

·           Innovative or disruptive strategies and programmes, including Smart Cities programme of work

·           Innovative approaches to the delivery of issues that often go across levels of government

·           Allocation of funds related to the innovation and sustainability sector, including a new Innovation and Sustainability Fund.

·           Council’s Brand and Communications strategies.

 

Delegations

 

The Committee delegates to the following forum the responsibility to consider and report back to the Committee:

·           Development Forum - Innovative ways to support the development of the city and suburban centres

 


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

13 October 2017

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies.......................................................................................................................... 4

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 4

C       3.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................................. 4

B       4.       Public Forum.................................................................................................................... 4

B       5.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 4

B       6.       Presentation of Petitions................................................................................................ 4

STAFF REPORTS

A       7.       Development Contribution Remission Application - Zhu Badminton Development Limited. ............................................................................................................................ 9

B       8.       Central City Biannual Report - January to June 2017................................................. 25

B       9.       Smart Cities Programme Update.................................................................................. 37

B       10.     Presentation from Staff on Recycling and Waste Minimisation............................... 39   

 

 


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

13 October 2017

 

 

1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant and to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held on Friday, 15 September 2017 be confirmed (refer page 5).

4.   Public Forum

A period of up to 30 minutes may be available for people to speak for up to five minutes on any issue that is not the subject of a separate hearings process.

 

4.1          Pauline Baillie will present to the Committee regarding Food Waste in Local Preschools.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

6.   Petitions

There were no petitions received at the time the agenda was prepared.


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

13 October 2017

 

 

 

Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Friday 15 September 2017

Time:                                    1pm

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 Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

 

 

15 September 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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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

Committee Resolved ISDC/2017/00023

That the apology for absence from Councillor Gough and the apology for lateness from Deputy Mayor Turner be accepted.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                      Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved ISDC/2017/00024

That the minutes of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 be confirmed.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                     Carried

 

4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

5.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 


 

6.   Presentation by Earth to Earth Young Enterprise Scheme

 

Committee Comment

The Committee received a presentation from Cameron Bassett and Jackson Suckling from Earth to Earth (Young Enterprise) on their 100% biodegradable plant pot.

The Committee suggested Earth to Earth contact the Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust should they need funding in the future.

 

Report from Development Forum - 17 August 2017

7.   Short-stay parking private sector opportunities

 

Committee Decided ISDC/2017/00025

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

1.         Accept the recommendation under option 1 for implementation of a partnered assistance process.

2.         Request Council staff to discuss with owners and operators of temporary off-street car parking sites:

a.         Methods for providing a better standard of amenity

b.         Opportunities for making long-stay parking available for short-term stays after hours/on weekends.

2.         Fund all Council staff costs associated with providing stage one and two of the partnered service.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                         Carried

 


 

8.   Staff Briefing - Enviro Mark, Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee received a briefing from staff on Enviro Mark, Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change.

2.         The Committee made the following recommendations to Council and staff will provide appropriate advice when reported to Council.

 

Committee Decided ISDC/2017/00026

Part A

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

 

1.         Agrees to set a target of Christchurch City Council being net carbon neutral by 2030.

2.         Request Resource Efficiency Programme staff to work with the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to develop the framework and strategies to meet the Christchurch City Council net carbon neutral 2030 target.

3.         Request staff to work with the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to investigate a framework and strategies for setting a target of Christchurch being net carbon neutral by 2050.

4.         Invite and challenge all other Canterbury Councils, especially Environment Canterbury, to adopt the same targets and develop their path to achievement.

5.         Request all new transport initiatives of the Joint Public Transport Committee have a significant positive weighting to battery electric and other low carbon transport options and signal to the industry that all new contracts will be electric within 6 years.

6.         Request that staff look at options to sequester carbon by tree planting and management, including options on the Peninsula, Port Hills and Residential Red Zone.

Councillor Davidson/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 2.28pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 13TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2017

 

Councillor Vicki Buck

Chairperson

 


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7.        Development Contribution Remission Application - Zhu Badminton Development Limited.

Reference:

17/958445

Contact:

Katrina Guest

katrina.guest@ccc.govt.nz

941 6596

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee with information to assist it to make a recommendation to Council whether to approve or decline a request for a remission of Development Contributions of $151,482.69 levied under BCN/2017/852.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is in response to a request from Davie, Lovell-Smith on behalf of the developer (Zhu Badminton Development Ltd) to consider granting a remission of development contributions payable under clause 6.3.2 of the Development Contributions Policy.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decisions in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined based on the significance criteria used by the Council.

2.1.2   There is no community engagement or consultation required for the preferred option.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

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

1.         Decline the remission application for the development contributions payable under BCN/2017/852 and require payment in full.

2.         Request staff explore the postponement of the development contributions payable with Zhu Badminton Development Ltd for an appropriate period in accordance with clause 3.6.1 of the Development Contributions Policy.

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2015 - 2025):

4.1.1   Activity: Strategic Planning and  Policy

·     Level of Service: 17.0.1 Advice is provided to Council on high priority policy and planning issues that affect the City City.

4.2       The following feasible options have been considered:

·     Option 1 – Decline the remission application of the development contributions payable and require payment in full.

·     Option 2 – Approve a full remission of the development contributions payable.

·     Option 3 – Direct staff to negotiate the postponement of the development contributions payable for an appropriate period in accordance with clause 3.6.1 of the Development Contributions Policy.

4.3       Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages (Preferred Option)

4.3.1   The advantages of this option include:

·     It is consistent with the development contributions policy.

·     It is consistent with how the policy is applied to other similar developments.

·     Ratepayers do not have to fund the development contribution component of this development.

4.3.2   The disadvantages of this option include:

·     It may limit access to badminton for junior age ranges.

 

5.   Context/Background

Zhu Badminton Club

5.1       Zhu Badminton Club has been part of the local badminton scene since 2008.  They are currently building a badminton facility on the western and southern side of the city to support the sport which as a result of the earthquakes lost several facilities where badminton had been played.

5.2       A building consent application was made and granted on 25 May 2017 and in accordance with the Council’s Development Contributions Policy (2015), a development contribution assessment of $151,429.69 was issued.

5.3       An application for reconsideration of the development contributions payable was received on 19 March 2017 and was declined on 13 April 2017 as it did not meet the criteria for reconsideration under Section 199A of the Local Government Act 2002.

6.   Remission Application

6.1       Attached to this report are a letter from Davie, Lovell- Smith seeking a remission under clause 6.3.2 of the Development Contributions Policy, the reconsideration request from Zhu Badminton Development Ltd and supporting letters from Badminton Canterbury and Cr. Anne Galloway.

6.2       The letters state that Zhu Badminton are providing a recreational facility for the wider Christchurch community that neither the Christchurch City Council nor Badminton Canterbury can provide at this time.

6.3       Zhu Badminton have advised that, in conjunction with Badminton Canterbury, they will be providing the facility free of charge for 500 court hours per year (9.6 hours per week) for development of the sport for junior age ranges.  In addition they will be providing Christchurch primary and intermediate schools with use of the facility for three hours each morning during the school term free of charge, as well as providing support for a coach for beginners.  These arrangements are to be provided initially for the first ten years following the opening of the facility.  If they are granted a remission they have signalled that they would be prepared to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding or Private Development agreement to provide the Council with undertakings with respect to the community access and use of the facility.

6.4       The letters also state that as a result of the earthquake damage and appropriation of facilities for other uses, the number of community facilities available for use by badminton clubs, and junior development squads has dramatically decreased since the earthquakes.  Badminton Canterbury also notes that this has also impacted on clubs with the city having a reduced ability to offer junior programmes to school children, primarily due to travel times to available facilities.

7.   Development Contributions Policy

7.1       The Council requires development contributions in accordance with Sections 197, 198(2) and 199 of the LGA and in accordance with its Development Contributions Policy. Development contributions enable the Council to require developers to make a fair contribution towards the provision of infrastructure that specifically service the needs of new development.  Without this revenue stream these costs would fall entirely on ratepayers.

7.2       The Council’s Development Contributions Policy does not provide for specific remissions from the requirements to pay Development Contributions.  However clause 3.6.2 states “This DCP does provide for the Council, at its sole discretion, to consider and grant remission and/or reductions in ‘unique and compelling circumstances’.

7.3       In situations where development contributions are remitted the cost of providing the infrastructure growth capacity used by the development in question must be met by ratepayers.

7.4       Development Contribution remissions are paid for by rates, but this is not a direct mechanism:  Development Contributions are a capital revenue, they reduce the amount that we have to borrow to pay for our infrastructure investment.  Remissions are therefore funded in the first instance by borrowing, because they reduce how much of our capital investment is paid for by capital revenues.  All borrowing costs (interest and principal repayments) are ultimately met by rates – mostly the General Rate, although some is allocated to the Targeted Rates for water supply and sewerage.

 

8.   Comment

8.1       The Development Contributions Policy is clear that the Council can only make exemptions for payment of development contributions in unique and compelling circumstances.  The term ‘unique and compelling’ is not defined in the DCP.  However, a dictionary definition describes ‘unique’ as ‘having no like or equal’ ‘remarkable’ or ‘unusual and ‘compelling’ as ‘not able to be refuted’ convincing’ or ‘persuasive’.  The decision for the Council is largely based on whether it considers this situation to be unique and compelling in the sense that it is such a remarkable case that it justifies a remission to be granted.

8.2       When assessing this remission application consideration should be given to other privately developed recreation and sports facilities that have paid development contributions over recent years.  Such facilities include but are not limited to:

·   Christchurch Football Academy

·   Hagley Oval

·   High Performance Sport New Zealand

·   Kings Swim School

·   Canterbury Swim School

8.3       The circumstances of this current application for remission of development contributions charges is not considered to be different from any of the above to an extent as to warrant being treated as unique or compelling.

8.4       Approving this remission would set a precedent for similar developments in the future and could cause owners of similar facilities that have already paid development contributions to seek a retrospective review of that requirement to pay.  Or for others that have been assessed but not yet paid to also seek a remission.

8.5       It is important to note that Christchurch City Council is also required to pay Development Contributions for its own recreation and sports facility developments unless the project itself is being funded in part by Development Contributions. 

8.6       The Council doesn’t have a specific policy regarding Badminton, but the Recreation and Sport Unit are regularly involved in facility and planning work in collaboration with the sports involved, most recently post the earthquakes. The Recreation and Sport Unit also contributed to work specifically looking at indoor sports courts facility needs.  This work identified the need for more indoor sports courts (which include badminton). This need is aimed to be addressed through the construction of Metro Sports facility, which will provide Badminton capability within the indoor community sports courts, the repair of Wharenui indoor sports court, the planning for indoor sports courts at Rolleston and other private community proposals.  I understand that Christchurch Sports Limited located at 466 Yaldhurst Road are also proposing indoor sports courts that can include Badminton courts in their future development. Considering these development and proposals there are no plans to develop indoor sports courts as part of the South West Recreation and Sport Centre.

8.7       It is acknowledged that this facility will provide benefit to at least part of the community and that the facility is an asset for the city. The intention to provide opportunities to develop junior age range badminton is also acknowledged. This needs to be balanced with Badminton Canterbury having rebuilt its Christchurch facility in Wainoni Road and the other future facilities discussed above. Christchurch City Council facilities, Pioneer, Graham Condon and Cowles Stadium have badminton facilities and schools using these facilities are provided discounted rates.

8.8       No financial information has been supplied with this application, but it would appear from the letter dated 17 March 2017 from Zhu Badminton Development Limited that they do intend to make a profit in the future.  Zhu Badminton Club Limited is listed on the Companies Register but is not listed as an Incorporated Society or a Charitable Trust.

8.9       There are other providers of funding more aligned to what they are proposing.  While I can’t comment on whether such an application would be successful in securing funding, organisations such as Kiwisport do provide funding to groups offering new or enhanced sporting opportunities for young people between the ages of 5 and 18.

8.10    Overall, staff considering this request for remission of development contribution charges have been unable to identify features of the development that would enable it to be recommended for treatment as “unique and compelling”.  However consideration can be given to postponing the payment for a set period as allowed for in clause 3.6.1 of the Development Contributions Policy and set out in option 3 of this report.

 

 


 

 

9.   Option 1 – Decline the remission application.

Option Description

9.1       Decline the remission application or a reduction of the development contributions payable and require payment in full.

Significance

9.2       The level of significance of this option is low consistent with section 2 of this report.

9.3       Engagement requirements for this level of significance are nil.

Impact on Mana Whenua

9.4       This option does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Ngāi Tahu, their culture and traditions.

Community Views and Preferences

9.5       Zhu Badminton Development Limited, Badminton Canterbury and members of the badminton community are affected by this option.  Their views are expressed in the letters attached to this application.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

9.6       This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

Financial Implications

9.7       Cost of Implementation - Nil

9.8       Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - Nil

9.9       Funding source – Not applicable

Legal Implications

9.10    Nil

Risks and Mitigations   

9.11    There is a risk that declining this remission could limit access to facilities for the junior age ranges and Christchurch Primary and Intermediate schools.

9.12    Treatment: Nil

9.13    Residual risk rating: the rating of the risk is low

Implementation

9.14    Implementation dependencies  - Not applicable

9.15    Implementation timeframe – Not applicable

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

9.16    The advantages of this option include:

·   It is consistent with the Development Contributions Policy.

·   It is consistent with how the policy is applied to other developments.

9.17    The disadvantages of this option include:

·   It may limit access to badminton for junior age ranges.

10. Option 2 – Approve a remission

Option Description

10.1    Approve a remission of the Development Contributions payable subject to the condition the developer enters into, and pays the cost of an appropriate legal instrument to provide the Council with undertakings with respect to the community access and use of the facility.

Significance

10.2    The level of significance of this option is low and consistent with section 2 of this report.

10.3    Engagement requirements for this level of significance are nil.

Impact on Mana Whenua

10.4    This option does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Ngāi Tahu, their culture and traditions.

Community Views and Preferences

10.5    Ratepayers are affected by this option as any remission would be funded from rates.

10.6    Zhu Badminton Development Limited, Badminton Canterbury and members of the badminton community are affected by this option.  Their views are expressed in the letters attached to this application.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

10.7    This option is generally consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

Financial Implications

10.8    Cost of Implementation – Development Contribution remissions are paid for by rates, but this is not a direct mechanism:  Development Contributions are a capital revenue, they reduce the amount that we have to borrow to pay for our infrastructure investment.  Remissions are therefore funded in the first instance by borrowing, because they reduce how much of our capital investment is paid for by capital revenues.  All borrowing costs (interest and principal repayments) are ultimately met by rates – mostly the General Rate, although some is allocated to the Targeted Rates for water supply and sewerage.

10.9    This would impact all ratepayers.

10.10  Maintenance / Ongoing Costs - Rates

10.11  Funding source - Rates

Legal Implications

10.12  There will be a need for legal advice on (and preparation of) the appropriate legal instrument.

Risks and Mitigations    

10.13  Approving this remission would set a precedent for similar developments in the future and could cause owners of similar facilities that have already paid development contributions to seek a retrospective review of that requirement to pay.  Or for others that have been assessed but not yet paid to also seek a remission.

10.14  There are currently no mechanisms in place to monitor such an agreement. 

Implementation

10.15  Implementation dependencies - Delegate to an appropriate council officer to ensure an appropriate legal instrument is entered into to provide the Council with undertakings with respect to the community access and use of the facility.

10.16  Implementation timeframe – two months.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

10.17  The advantages of this option include:

·   It will provide access to badminton for junior age ranges.

10.18  The disadvantages of this option include:

·   It would reduce the development contributions revenue and the amount would be funded from rates over the coming years.

·   Granting this remission would set a precedent for similar developments in the future and could cause owners of similar facilities that have already paid development contributions to seek a retrospective review of that requirement to pay.  Or for others that have been assessed but not yet paid to also seek a remission.

11. Option 3 – Approve a postponement

Option Description

11.1    Approve the postponement of the Development Contributions payable with interest, as allowed for under 3.6.1 of the Development Contributions Policy.

Significance

11.2    The level of significance of this option is low and consistent with section 2 of this report.

11.3    Engagement requirements for this level of significance are nil.

Impact on Mana Whenua

11.4    This option does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Ngāi Tahu, their culture and traditions.

Community Views and Preferences

11.5    Zhu Badminton Development Limited, Badminton Canterbury and members of the badminton community are affected by this option.  Their views are expressed in the letters attached to this application.

Alignment with Council Plans and Policies

11.6    This option is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies

Financial Implications

11.7    Cost of Implementation – Nil

11.8    Maintenance / Ongoing Costs – N/A

11.9    Funding source – N/A

Legal Implications

11.10  There will be a need for legal advice on (and preparation of) the appropriate legal instrument.

Risks and Mitigations   

11.11  Other similar developments may also seek a postponement of development contributions payable.

Implementation

11.12  Implementation dependencies – Requires approval from two members of the executive team.

11.13  Once approved, delegate to an appropriate council officer to ensure an appropriate legal instrument is entered into.

11.14  Implementation timeframe – two months.

Option Summary - Advantages and Disadvantages

11.15  The advantages of this option include:

·   Christchurch City Council would still receive the revenue required and ratepayers do not have to fund the development contribution component of this development.

·   Zhu Badminton Development Limited would be given additional time to pay.

11.16  The disadvantages of this option include:

·   Zhu Badminton Development Limited would still be required to pay the assessed development contributions with the cost of interest.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Remission applicatiion and supporting letters.

17

b

Postponement of development contributions

24

 

 

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

Author

Katrina Guest - Team Leader Development Support

Approved By

John Higgins - Acting Head of Legal Services

Leonie Rae - General Manager Consenting and Compliance

  


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8.        Central City Biannual Report - January to June 2017

Reference:

17/810570

Contact:

Carolyn Ingles

carolyn.ingles@ccc.govt.nz

941 8902

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to be informed of the Christchurch City Council funded regeneration activity within the Central City for the period January to June 2017.  The report does not include regeneration matters led by An Accessible City, Development Christchurch Ltd or Regenerate Christchurch as this work is reported separately.  In the future, this report will not include activity undertaken by Christchurch NZ.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated in accordance with the 2015-2025 Strategic Planning Activity Management Plan. 

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by considering the effect of a decision to receive a status report. Whereas the activities reported on have a positive benefit for a variety of sections, the funding and principal decision making on these activities lies outside of this report and the decision itself is of low significance.

2.1.2   The community engagement and consultation outlined in this report reflect the assessment.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive this report for information.

 

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       Attachment A sets out the highlights (including graphs and photographs) from the January to June 2017 period inclusive, in relation to the following activities;

·    Consents: Resource consents and Building consents.

·    Enabling Central City Recovery.

·    Enliven Places Projects.

·    Enliven Place Projects Fund.

·    Support for other organisations that lead transitional projects.

·    Creative Industries Support Fund.

·    Incentive Grants and Rebates.

·    Central City Development Contributions Rebate Fund.

·    Communications and Marketing.

 

4.2       Key points to note from the January to June 2017 period are outlined below.


 

Central City Regeneration

4.3       Council officers have re-established the Central City Revitalisation Group (CCRG) which brings together, at a management level, those services within the Council that actively operate in the central city. This Group has prepared an action plan, which includes a focus on improving the pedestrian environment (street defects) and assisting owners of sites and/or buildings to progress to redevelopment (Barrier Sites). 

4.4       Re-establishing this group also enables a focus on the Council’s draft strategic priority “Maximising opportunities to develop a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable 21st century city”.

Enliven Places Projects

4.5       The old Post Office hoarding in Cathedral Square has been reclad with an artwork installed in May 2017.

4.6       Both Press Lane and Worcester Street have had pedestrian areas resurfaced with asphalt, and planters installed.

Grants and Funds

4.7       The Enliven Places Rates Grant Incentive provided a rates reduction to twelve (12) sites in the January to June 2017 period. This included Greening the Rubble Green Roofs and the Peterborough Urban Farm. For the 2016/2017 financial year, $32,718.28 of the fund was allocated.

4.8       The Enliven Places Projects Fund has supported six (6) projects in the Central City to a total of $113,838.50 in the January to June 2017 period. Of note, the Resourceful Ōtautahi Outdoor Craft Workshop provided free woodworking workshops on the former Convention Centre site which had high levels of community engagement, and support was provided to the Social Enterprise World Forum Transitional City Stream, which will open up the forum to the public.

4.9       There were a number of projects that sought funding through the Creative Industries Support Fund in the January to June 2017 period. For the 2016/2017 financial year, $258,614 of the fund was allocated.

4.9.1   Projects attracting grants included the Circotica Circus School to support operation of their facility, and the SOLE Music Academy, an urban music academy in the Central City which offers weekly workshops in vocals, song-writing, d.j.-ing, production/recording, artist development and the music business.

4.9.2   The Creative Industries Support Fund concluded at the end of the 2016/2017 financial year and the fund is now closed. Nonetheless, it has the potential to play a longer term role in the investment in innovative creative businesses in the city as the implementation of the projects funded continues beyond the timeframe of the funding provided.

 

5.   Context/Background

Biannual reporting

5.1       This is the fourth biannual report following the change from quarterly reporting in June 2015.

Consultation

5.2       Consultation on Enliven Places and other regeneration projects is undertaken as appropriate with neighbouring landowners and tenants, and regeneration partners.

 

Attachments

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Title

Page

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Attachment A Central City Biannual Report - January to June 2017

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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

Author

Clare Piper - Planner (Urban Regeneration)

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

13 October 2017

 

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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

13 October 2017

 

 

9.        Smart Cities Programme Update

Reference:

17/628225

Contact:

Teresa McCallum

teresa.mccallum@ccc.govt.nz

941 8501

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to be updated on the Smart Cities Programme.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive the update provided.

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       CBD Free Wifi

3.2       Bigbelly solar bins end of trial

3.3       Rubbish bins sensors – partnership with City Care

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.

 

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

Author

Teresa McCallum - Smart Cities Programme Manager

Approved By

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

13 October 2017

 

 

10.    Presentation from Staff on Recycling and Waste Minimisation

Reference:

17/1192276

Contact:

Ross Trotter

ross.trotter@ccc.govt.nz

941 8999

 

 

 

Attachments

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