Waimāero

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submissions Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 30 October 2018

Time:                                    5pm

Venue:                                 Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre,
Corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

David Cartwright

Sam MacDonald

Aaron Campbell

Linda Chen

Shirish Paranjape

Bridget Williams

 

 

5 November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Maryanne Lomax

Acting Community Governance Manager

941 6730

maryanne.lomax@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submissions Committee

30 October 2018

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

1.   Apologies

 

Committee Decision[

That the apologies for absence from Linda Chen and Bridget Williams, for lateness from David Cartwright and for early departure from Shirish Paranjape, be accepted.

Sam MacDonald/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                                      Carried

 

David Cartwright arrived at 5.19pm

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

 

3.   Draft Suburban Parking Policy, Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029 and Earthquake Prone Buildings

 

 

The Committee undertook a review of the above documents.

The attached submissions were completed for forwarding to the Council.

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submissions Committee:

1.              Progress the preparation of feedback to the Council on its Draft Suburban Parking Policy, Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029 and Earthquake Prone Buildings.

2.         Will exercise its delegated authority to complete and lodge feedback on behalf of the Board.

 

Committee Decision

Part C

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submissions Committee,  resolved to:

1.              Adopt the submissions prepared to the Council on the Draft Suburban Parking Policy, Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029, and Earthquake Prone Buildings. .

 

Sam MacDonald/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                                      Carried

 

 

  Shirish Paranjape left the meeting at 5.50pm

 

   

Meeting concluded at 6.15pm

 

CONFIRMED THIS  5TH  DAY OF NOVEMBER 2018

 

David Cartwright

Chairperson

 

 

 


 

 

            

1.            Feedback to the Council  - Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029

Introduction

 

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board (the Board) is thankful for the opportunity to provide feedback to the Council on its Draft Heritage Strategy 2019-2029.

 

The Board appreciates and acknowledges the work done in developing this draft Strategy.

 

The Board does not wish to be heard on this submission.

 

Comments

 

Using the questions format provided in the summary document, the Board makes the following comments:

 

Does this strategy include and reflect what you value about our heritage, our taonga?  Yes

 

The Board fully supports the need and desire to protect heritage in our city.  The Board is pleased to see that the draft Strategy acknowledges all aspects of heritage including the people, the stories and the different cultures of the city as well as the physical spaces and buildings.

 

Does the draft strategy represent your values and culture / respect and acknowledge the diverse and distinctive cultures of Christchurch and Bank Peninsula?   Yes

 

The Board acknowledges Ngāi Tahu as mana whenua and the important role they play in our heritage.  However, the Board is keen to see equal emphasis on all ethnicities and cultures who have played a significant role in the development of this city. 

 

An example of this could be in the naming of community facilities and streets e.g. Akaroa street names retaining the ‘French connection’.

 

The Board also acknowledges the Council’s Multicultural Strategy and would like to see a link between these two strategies.

 

Have we got the goals right to help us recognise, celebrate and protect our heritage, our taonga?  Yes         

 

 

The Board fully supports the goals outlined in the draft Strategy, particularly Goals 1 and 3. 

 

Our Board has a long history of celebrating the diverse ethnic make-up of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood areas and is pleased to see such a strong emphasis on this aspect in the document. 

 

The Board believes in the importance of creating opportunities for people to learn about other cultures and heritage as this creates a greater understanding and valuing of our differences.

 

Have we got the balance right between tangible (physical) and intangible heritage (stories and memories)?  Yes

 

 

The Board encourages the Council’s support with heritage related projects like the development of oral histories and publication of books on the heritage of specific areas - the recent Addington History book is a great example of this. 

 

In 2012, the Board undertook a significant oral history project called Fendalton-Waimairi Voices.  While we understand this is archived within our libraries the Board would request that such projects be made more accessible to all residents.

 

Do you support the idea of a Heritage Charter so individuals and groups can work together to recognise, protect and celebrate our heritage, our taonga?   Yes

 

Our Board fully supports this idea. 

 

 

2.     Feedback to the Council  - Draft Suburban Parking Policy

 

Introduction

 

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board (the Board) is thankful for the opportunity to provide feedback to the Council for on its Draft Suburban Parking Policy.

 

The Board appreciates and acknowledges the work done in developing the draft Parking Policy.

 

The Board does not wish to be heard on this submission.

 

Comments

Using the questions format provided in the summary document, the Board makes the following comments:

 

Policy 1:    Do you agree with the order these have been prioritised?  Yes

 

The Board is extremely pleased to see the development of this draft Policy as parking has been a significant issue for our area over a number of years. 

 

Following the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes there was a large migration of businesses from the central city moving into the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood areas.  This has created major issues in regards to parking, particularly around the Russley/Airport Business Park area. 

 

Policy 2:     Do you agree with the parking management criteria being applied in areas of high parking demand?    Yes

 

The Board supports the proposed parking management criteria.

 

Policy 3: Do you agree that residential parking exemption areas are an effective way to prioritise residential parking?  Yes

 

The Board strongly supports the implementation of resident exemption parking areas. 

 

The Board has been requesting this for a number of years and has had numerous residents approaching the Board for support around this issue. 

 

Policy 4:  (No feedback required as we will honour existing resident's only parking space permits)

 

Policy 5: Do you agree with using parking time restrictions to prevent private businesses from storing vehicles on the road?   Yes - as long as this does not impact on residents with company vehicles.

 

Policy 6: Do you agree with the criteria for assessing whether to provide off-street parking in suburban areas?    Yes

 

Policy 7: Is there anything else we can consider to make parking easier for people with restricted mobility?   Yes

 

The Board notes that in some other cities, both in New Zealand and around the world, the mobility parking spots are painted in a different colour (the whole park – not just the outer lines).  Has the Council considered this for Christchurch?  We see a benefit to having the mobility parks clearly distinct from other parks to avoid people saying they did not realise it was a mobility park.

 

Policy 8: Are there any other types of parking Council should be supporting?   Yes

 

The Board did not see any mention of Loading Zones in the draft Policy.  The Board fully supports the existence of these zones in areas where appropriate.

 

Policy 9: Do you agree that Council should have an active role in adopting new parking management technologies? What, if any, technologies are most relevant in your view?   Yes

 

Electric charging technology is currently the most relevant, however these charging stations are more likely to be within designated commercial car parking areas rather than impacting on residential on-street parking.

 

Policy 10: Do you agree with parking management in narrow streets to address safety and access issues?   Yes

 

The Board supports this proposal as narrow streets are of particular concern in our areas, particularly so in Merivale.

 

3.     Feedback to the Council  - Earthquake-prone Buildings

 

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board (the Board) fully supports the proposals and acknowledges the work undertaken by staff in its development.

 

The Board is aware that a number of residents are still experiencing a degree of anxiety in terms of earthquake-prone buildings and the Board is pleased to see that this matter is a priority for the city.

 

The Board has no further routes or areas they wish to add to the plan.