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 8 December 2017

Time:                                    1pm

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, 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

 

 

1 December 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

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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

08 December 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

08 December 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.       Creative Industries Support Fund: Funding Recommendation For Sign-off.............. 9

A       8.       Enliven Places Projects Fund - Grant Approval - The Art Room................................ 35   

 

 


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

08 December 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 Thursday, 16 November 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.

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

08 December 2017

 

 

 

Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 16 November 2017

Time:                                    9.30am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

16 November 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

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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/2017/00027

That the apologies for absence from Councillor Scandrett and Deputy Mayor Turner be accepted.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                      Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

Councillor Livingstone declared an interest in item 7 - Nga Hau E Wha National Marae Charitable Trust - Development Contribution Remission Application, and took no part in this item.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved ISDC/2017/00028

That the minutes of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held on Friday, 13 October 2017 be confirmed.

Councillor Gough/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                           Carried

 

4.   Public Forum

Part B

There were no public forum presentations.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

5.1       Mark Smith spoke to the Committee regarding his idea for a Social Enterprise Venture in Christchurch where he is planning on opening a small bicycle ice-cream cart. The business will pay for one classroom to be built in deprived areas of India/Nepal per year under a scheme called Freedom Through education.

 


 

 

5.2       David Lynch and Kevin Cawley will speak regarding the awareness campaign that they are launching to promote lighting as a regeneration tool for the CBD. They made the following requests of the Council at the meeting on 9 November 2017 and the Council referred the requests to the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

a.         That the Council consider supporting the enlightening Christchurch Campaign.

b.         That the Council consider developing a Rejuvenating Lighting Strategy

c.         That the Council support and assist their endeavours to have external flood lights of the Christ Church Cathedral turned back on

Committee Resolved ISDC/2017/00029

Part C

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee request staff:

1.         Work collaboratively with the Deputees to assist the progress of their proposal.

2.         Report back on the Deputees discussions with the Church Property Trustees to ascertain whether the CPT are supportive of the proposal.

3.         Report back on the Deputees discussions of the proposal with Regenerate Christchurch in relation to the Cathedral Square and Surrounds Strategy.

4.         Investigate possible funding sources and report back to the next Committee meeting.

Councillor Swiggs/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                           Carried

 

5.3       Marian Johnson and Erica Austin from the Ministry of Awesome spoke to the Committee regarding their idea of a Future City Activator event to help drive great outcomes for the new Innovation and Sustainability Fund.

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

Councillor Livingstone declared an interest in item 7 - Nga Hau E Wha National Marae Charitable Trust - Development Contribution Remission Application, and took no part in this item.

7.   Nga Hau E Wha National Marae Charitable Trust - Development Contribution Remission Application

 

Committee Decided ISDC/2017/00030

Part A (Staff recommendation accepted without change)

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

1.         Put the application on hold pending a decision on a wider report that proposes to grant Development Contribution rebates to Community Housing providers.  This report is currently scheduled to go to the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee in early December.

Councillor Gough/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                               Carried

 

8.   Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

 

Committee Decided ISDC/2017/00031

Part A (Staff recommendation accepted without change)

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

1.         The Mayor of Christchurch joins the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                      Carried

 

9.   Suburban Centres Biannual Report - to September 2017

 

Committee Resolved ISDC/2017/00032

Part B

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive the report.

Councillor Swiggs/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

10. Presentation from Staff Giving a General Update on the Council's Brand and Communication Strategies

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee received a presentation from staff providing a general overview and update on the Council’s brand and communication strategies.

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 11.25am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 8TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2017

 

Councillor Vicki Buck

Chairperson

 


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

08 December 2017

 

 

7.        Creative Industries Support Fund: Funding Recommendation For Sign-off

Reference:

17/1298058

Contact:

Sarah Amazinnia

sarah.amazinnia@ccc.govt.nz

941 7342

 

 

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 recommend that Council approve a grant from the Creative industries Support Fund of $44,000 to The Boom Room artist studios project.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report arises following an application to the Creative Industries Support Fund at the end of the 2016/17 financial year; the application required further development before consideration.  Applications are considered by an interdisciplinary assessment panel (‘the panel’). Applications over $15,000 require Council approval.

2.   Significance

2.1       The recommendations in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy. It is considered that there will be a localised positive impact on the creative industries in the city affected by this decision; the implementation of the Creative Industries Support Fund is delivered through existing operational budgets; and no adverse environmental or cultural impacts have been identified by staff.

 

1.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Approve a grant of $44,000 from the Creative Industries Support Fund to The Boom Room artist studios project.

 

 

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       The Creative Industries Support Fund was established in October 2012 and was developed to foster the creative sector’s contribution to the rebuild and regeneration of Christchurch's Central City.   The fund invested in creative organisations working towards viable business models for their organisations alongside the rebuild of the central city.  The fund came to an end at the close of the 2016/17 financial year.

3.2       The funding recommended in this report is an approved carry-forward of $44,000.  An application was received from the Boom Room in late in 2016/17, but it needed more work by the applicant, including the implementation of a trial period for the project before the funding application could be considered by Committee.  The trial and further work has occurred, and the report can now be considered by Committee.

3.3       The Creative Industries Support Fund closed permanently at the end of the 2016/17 financial year. Approval of the funding recommendation of $44,000 in this report allocates the approved carry forward to the Boom Room and completes all fund activity.

3.4       Staff provided a briefing to the Committee in April 2017 on the fund objectives, processes and projects funded to date.

The Boom Room

3.5       The Boom Room is an artists’ studio complex proposed for the corner of Cashel St and Clarkson Ave, just to the east of Barbadoes Street and a short walk from the City Centre. The mission of the facility is to stimulate and support artists to network and showcase their skills and products in a professional capacity.

3.6       The ground floor can accommodate up to 6 studio spaces for sculpture, printing, photography or heavy mediums. It includes a roller door for easy access, covered areas for spraying or storing materials, wash sinks and bathrooms. The first floor can accommodate 15 studio spaces with natural light, bathrooms and shared kitchen alongside. The Studios are designed to expand and retract as required by each artist so includes movable walls and various areas to utilise. The building has recently been structurally upgraded to 100% of code and had new bathrooms installed. Also included are heat pumps, high speed Internet, shared kitchens and car parking.

3.7       The application came to the fund in the 2016/17 financial year requesting $100,000 funding over 3 years, to enable studio rental of $90 per week to be subsidised at $50 +GST per week for year 1, increasing to $75 +GST per week in year 2 and $90 +GST per week from year. See Attachment A pg. 12.

3.8       The assessment panel reviewed the application and made a recommendation to fund a one-off amount of $44,000. This was the remaining balance of the fund in 2016/17. Approval of this level of funding will enable a $19 per week subsidy per artist, effectively reducing the rent from $90 per week to $69 per week.

3.9       The panel were also interested to see a trial of the project to gauge demand and buy-in from the creative sector before a commitment to funding was made. A project trial was commenced in August 2017 and is scheduled to run through to February 2018 at 22 Welles Street in a vacant Welders workshop. The trial has enabled the project to be seeded in the community and to provide clarity around what is required by artists to realise the value and commerciality of collaborating in a physical space.

3.10    How the panel evaluated the Boom Room project against the Creative Industries Support Fund criteria is outlined below. See Table 1.


 

Table 1. Evaluation against the Creative Industries Support Fund Criteria.

Fund Criteria

The Boom Room Outcomes

Attract residents and visitors to the Central City, supporting the return of businesses and recovery of the Central City.

The project seeks to stimulate redevelopment and activation of an area of the city that is currently lacking in amenity and vibrancy (314 Cashel Street)

The project trial at 22 Welles street has successfully demonstrated the activation and vibrancy that the project can bring to the city.

Support activities and art which reflect Christchurch’s unique identity – creating a point of difference from other cities and creating a vibrant Central City.

Christchurch has been a hub of creative innovation following the earthquakes. Strategic partnerships between creative practitioners, building / land owners and developers is increasing, drawing international attention. This project seeks to expand this platform across a range of artists and buildings in the central city.

Improve the amenity / environment of the Central City for residents, visitors and businesses operating in the Central City.

The Boom Room studios are to be located in an area currently lacking vibrancy. It is anticipated that this project will inject a new, creative and inspiring environment in the area that will stimulate nearby businesses and building owners. The Boom Room is also located over the road from a youth centre and its artists will be able to have a positive impact on youths who are creative and could benefit from a supportive and inspiring program to engage with.

Help residents and visitors connect with the Central City.

The project activates a number of publically assessable spaces in private developments.

Must support the long-term recovery of the Creative Industries.

The project partnerships promote and encourage Christchurch artists to practice in a professional capacity and provides opportunities for artists to exhibit their work within the City Centre.

With access to a number of unique gallery spaces and public spaces, the project will also be able to create a calendar of events open to both public and private groups. This will engage artists with clients, customers, art leaders and business owners who will help create a network of supporters.

Must encourage the general public to engage with arts practise and outcomes.

The project activates a number of publically assessable spaces in private developments.

With access to a number of unique gallery spaces and public spaces, the project will also be able to create a calendar of events open to both public and private groups.

Must achieve a creative, high quality outcome.

The project trial has resulted in the development of a number of high quality art businesses and projects. The calibre of artists associated with the seeding of the project are of a high quality.

 

 

4.   Context/Background

The Boom Room

4.1       To date the trial has demonstrated the value in using the space as both a working studio and as an exhibition space. The physical flexibility of the studio environment has been particularly valuable to artists who require different spaces at different times. They have found that the artists have been able to leverage off the collectiveness of the group to run their own workshops and attract their own resources. It has given ownership to the artists using the space and created a community and identity in itself ‘The Welder Collective'. See Attachment B.

4.2       The trial also demonstrated that artists and those wanting to pursue creative talents commercially, require a low entry point and to work amongst other like-minded people to stimulate and encourage them. The following artists have participated in the trial and have provided letters highlighting the value of the concept to date, and their desire to move from the temporary Welles Street location and progress The Boom Room project on Cashel Street. See Attachment C.

·    Charlie Jackson - Professional photographer http://www.charlierosecreative.com/

·    Jessie Rawcliffe - Freelance illustrator & graphic designer http://jessie-rawcliffe.com/

·    Josh Bradshaw - Visual artist https://www.thejournalofuncleharold.com/

·    Jane Maloney - MK Press https://www.instagram.com/mk.press/

·    James Richardson - Sonder Leather https://www.sonder.co.nz/

·    Hannah Watkinson - Insitu Gallery http://ispp.nz/

4.3       This unique mix of artists and talents will create a creative hub in a new part of the city and a location that Christchurch can promote to the world and help encourage artists to stay in Christchurch and pursue their creative passions in a supportive and professional capacity.

      Investment

4.4       The building owner has made significant investment in the project to date and funded a trial period for the project in order to ensure the final design and operational model for the Boom Room meets the need off the creative sector tenants.

·    This investment has consisted of a rent free period of a building in Welles Street to the value of $20,000 +GST (August 2017 – February 2018)

·    Held the premise at Cashel Street at a cost of $7,000 per month +GST while the trial is conducted.

·    Structural upgrade to 100%NBS and a commitment to fit out the Cashel Street premises for the Boom Room project to a value of circa $50,000 +GST

·    Establishment of a scholarship programme at the Boom Room to the value of $10,000 - $15,000.

4.5       The Boom Room’s relationship with building owners Box 112 will also see gallery and exhibition spaces made available in three additional buildings throughout the Central City.; 152 Oxford Street, 173 St Asaph Street and 20 – 26 Welles Street. These areas will be fitted out at the cost of the developer and made available for artists to display and sell works free of charge. See Attachment A pg. 10.

4.6       These will all be in privately developed, publically assessable spaces that the public can visit, buy from and engage with different artists. The intention is to maximize the exposure of local artists whilst bringing vibrancy and points of interest throughout the city.

4.7       The panel identified this project as an exemplar of how partnerships between the creative industries and private  building owners / developers can create vibrant developments in the Central City and strengthen the commercial viability of bespoke creative practise

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

The Boom Room Application to the Creative Industries Support Fund

14

b

Boom Room Letter from James Stringer

27

c

The Boom Room Artist Letters

28

 

 

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

Sarah Amazinnia - Community Arts Advisor

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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8.        Enliven Places Projects Fund - Grant Approval - The Art Room

Reference:

17/1374292

Contact:

Brindi Joy

brindi.joy@ccc.govt.nz

941 8316

 

 

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 seek Council approval for a grant of $28,427 from the Enliven Places Projects Fund to contribute toward the operational and capital costs for The Art Room at the Old School in New Brighton, run by Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust.

1.2       This project will foster the establishment of this project in New Brighton. The Art Room’s kaupapa is to use creativity to boost wellbeing, social connectedness and resilience by engaging the community in creativity, at no cost to the participant.

Origin of Report            

1.3       Applications to the Enliven Places Projects Fund are considered by an interdisciplinary assessment panel (‘the Panel’) of Council staff, a representative of Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust and a member of the local business community. Decisions over $15,000 require Council approval.

2.   Significance

2.1       The recommendations in this report are assessed as of low significance in relation to criteria in the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy. It is considered that there will be a localised positive impact in the New Brighton community; the implementation of the Enliven Places Projects Fund is delivered through existing operational budgets; and no adverse environmental or cultural impacts have been identified by staff.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

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

1.         Approve a grant of $28,427 from the Enliven Places Projects Fund for The Art Room at the Old School in New Brighton.

 

4.   Key Points

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

4.1.1   Activity: Community Grants

·     Level of Service: 2.3.4 Effectively manage and administer all other grant funds under management.

4.1.2   The Art Room at The Old School is a new temporary multi-purpose community creative wellbeing and exhibition space. The project is for New Brighton locals and the wider community and is located at The Old School, New Brighton. This project is led by Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust.

4.1.3   Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust brings specialist expertise in creative wellbeing and a collaborative approach to working with diverse communities.

4.1.4   The Art Room will provide access to an art studio, exhibition space and computer suites in support of mental health, social connectedness and resilience, at no cost to the participant.

4.1.5   Funding for this application is for twelve months and will support tutor fees, art supplies, rent, manaakitanga and some capital costs. The expectation is that a minimum of 500 attendees will participate over the course of the project.

4.1.6   The Panel reviewed the application and recommends funding $28,427 due to the project’s strong community connection, focus on creativity and wellbeing and location in New Brighton. The panel recommends funding the project in two stages as well as offering a contingency of $1,000 if/when needed by the applicant.

 

5.   Context/Background

Enliven Places Projects Fund

1.1       The Transitional City Projects Fund was established in 2012 to support recovery by lowering barriers and encouraging light-touch projects that help bring life back into the city while site development and tenanting decisions are made. Projects take place in vacant spaces. The Fund is unique to Christchurch and represents one of the successful recovery and regeneration investments initiated by Council in the aftermath of the earthquakes.

1.2       The Fund name changed in May 2017 to the Enliven Places Projects Fund to reflect the shift from recovery and transitional to regeneration.

1.3       Since 2014, the fund has seen a shift in applications away from small projects that require less funding (up to $5k). Applicants are now delivering higher quality projects with greater community outcomes, and so funding requests often reflect this ($5-$15k+).

1.4       A budget of $150,000 was allocated to the Fund in the 2017/2018 financial year. The available balance of the fund for allocation at the time of this report is $116,073.25.

1.5       The total funding allocation recommended in this report is $28,427. As a result of funding this application the remaining balance of the Fund will be $87,646.25 for the 2017/2018 year. A number of applications are being developed and discussed, and approval of this application would still enable those proposals to be funded from the current year. 

1.6       The Fund has been well utilised to date with total expenditure of 99.9% in 2016/2017. Since 2012, the Fund has supported projects including Juliet Arnott’s outdoor green woodworking workshop Resourceful Ōtautahi; Pacifica artists’ performance series with CoCA; numerous artists and urban farms Cultivate and Kākano.

1.7       The most recent Panel meeting considered three applications to the Fund and noted that each was workshop-based whereby local experts in their respective fields offer their expertise to upskill the community, for public benefit and no cost to the participants.

1.8       The Fund’s legacy is a wide range of projects that individually and collectively encourage a culture of creativity, innovation, experimentation and volunteering. This in turn means a wide range of short and long term outcomes for community wellbeing, our sense of place and the local economy.

Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust

5.1       Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust was established in 2015 as a wellbeing programme in Christchurch to work with individuals with mental illness, social isolation and earthquake trauma, using creativity and arts based workshops to build wellbeing, social connection, cultural connection, community participation and stronger families.

5.2       Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust is based in the Phillipstown Community Hub (the former Phillpstown School). They have a strong track record of successful creative wellbeing programmes in areas of high disadvantage in Christchurch. The Trust has two core areas of work: neighbourhood creation stations in community spaces and libraries (in partnership with Christchurch City Libraries); and creativity groups for artists with mental illness.

5.3       Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust has a close connection with the mental health community, GPs, Pegasus community workers, whānau and navigators and other health workers and recently hosted the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Adern at their Phillipstown Hub on her first visit to Christchurch as Prime Minister.

5.4       Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust received a Council grant of $3,000 in 2017/2018 from the Strengthening Communities Fund for their work in Linwood. They also received a commitment of $50,000 per year for two years for the Phillipstown Community Hub from the Community Resilience Partnerships Fund, the joint Council and Crown fund.

5.5       The current application is a new project and viewed as a separate project to the Trust’s other work. The application seeks $29,427 (34.6% of project value) from the Enliven Places Projects Fund. The Panel recommends funding $28,427 with an additional $1,000 contingency if/when needed.

Renew Brighton and the Old School

5.6       The former Central New Brighton School closed in 2015. The vacant site was subsequently leased in April 2017 by the Ministry of Education to Renew Brighton for $1 per year until April 2019 to facilitate a temporary community hub.

5.7       Since the Old School’s opening on 1 October 2017, nearly 100% of the vacant school rooms and spaces have been rented to a range of organisations and individuals for high quality, temporary activations, including: local artists, free/koha public workshop spaces, yoga classes, The New Internationalist magazine, Renew Brighton and social services including Pregnancy Help, Legacy and ManUp. These activations provide a much-needed addition to the eastern coastal suburb and community. It is a creative and regenerative use for the former Central New Brighton School and supports the connection between art, healing and health.

5.8       Renew Brighton charges a small rental fee for tenants to supplement operational costs. This fee includes power and internet. Renew Brighton received a grant of $8,000 from Creative Communities in 2016/2017 to support setup costs for the Old School.

5.9       Should the Ministry of Education consider the long term future of the site before April 2019, it is anticipated that the 12 month duration of this Art Room proposal can be met on this site.


 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to 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

Authors

Brindi Joy - Transitional Projects Advisor

Ceciel DelaRue - Team Leader Urban Design

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation