Regulatory Performance Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 11 October 2017

Time:                                    9am

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairman

Deputy Chairman

Members

Councillor David East

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

10 October 2017

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Leonie Rae

General Manager Consenting & Compliance

 

Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6566

aidan.kimberley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Regulatory Performance Committee

11 October 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

There were no apologies.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved RPCM/2017/00031

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Regulatory Performance Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 be confirmed.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried

4.   Public Forum

Part B

There were no public forum presentations.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

5.1       Deputation - Suzanne Walker and Giles Goulden

Suzanne Walker and Giles Goulden, local residents, addressed the committee regarding item 7, options to support the relocation of street-based sex workers to address residents’ concerns.

 

5.2       Deputation – New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective

Catherine Healy and Bridie Sweetman addressed the committee on behalf of the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective regarding item 7, options to support the relocation of street-based sex workers to address residents’ concerns.

 


 

5.3       Deputation – Matt Bonis

Matt Bonis, local resident, addressed the committee regarding item 7, options to support the relocation of street-based sex workers to address residents’ concerns.

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

7.   Options to support the relocation of street-based sex workers to address residents' concerns

 

Committee Comment

The Regulatory Performance Committee made the following additions to the recommendations:

·         Adding the words ‘at this stage’ to clause 1. to clarify that the Council may pursue a regulatory approach in the future.

·         Amending clause 5. to clarify that reporting should go to the Regulatory Performance Committee and not the full Council, and on a quarterly basis instead of 12 months.

·         Adding a 6th clause to clarify that the Council will consider funding for initiatives presented by the collaborative community working group.

 

Committee Decided RPCM/2017/00032

Part A

That the Regulatory Performance Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Agree not to develop a bylaw at this stage that regulates the location of street-based sex workers away from residential areas.

2.         Agree that Council staff continue to work with all parties to encourage street based sex workers to relocate away from the current area of concern or future areas of concern.

3.         Agree that Council, in partnership with the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, form a collaborative community working group that will include the Non-Government Organisations, the New Zealand Police, and affected residents, to develop and undertake further actions to support the relocation of street-based sex workers.

4.         Agree that the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board be invited to support the collaborative community working group.

5.         Instruct staff to monitor and evaluate the actions and outcomes and report to the Regulatory Performance Committee on a quarterly basis on the progress of the collaborative community working group.

6.         Agree that the Council will consider funding in support of initiatives presented by the collaborative community working group.

Councillor East/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                                 Carried

The meeting adjourned at 11:23am and resumed at 11:34am. Councillor Gough left the meeting during the adjournment.

8.   Building Consenting Unit Update October 2017

 

Committee Resolved RPCM/2017/00033

Part C

1.         That the Regulatory Performance Committee receive the information in this report.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried

 

Councillor Scandrett left the meeting at 11:55 am.

9.   Resource Consents Monthly Report

 

Committee Resolved RPCM/2017/00034

Part C

1.         That the Regulatory Performance Committee receive the information in this report.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                      Carried

 

 

10. Presentation - Environmental Health Unit

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

 

    

Meeting concluded at 12:01pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 8TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2017

 

Councillor David East

Chairman