Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A meeting of the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Friday 12 October 2018

Time:                                    10.30am

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

 

 

 

8 October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           
                   


To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

12 October 2018

 

 

 

Committee Members

 

 

 

Greater Christchurch Partnership Independent Chair

Bill Wasley

 

Christchurch City Council

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Councillors Phil Clearwater and Sara Templeton

 

Environment Canterbury

Chairman Steve Lowndes, Councillors Cynthia Roberts and Peter Skelton

 

Selwyn District Council

Mayor Sam Broughton, Councillors Malcolm Lyall and Mark Alexander

 

Waimakariri District Council

Mayor David Ayers, Councillors Kevin Felstead and Neville Atkinson

 

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāti Wheke)

Dr Te Maire Tau, Jane Huria and Gail Gordon

 

Canterbury District Health Board

Tā Mark Solomon

 

New Zealand Transport Agency (Non-Voting Member)

Jim Harland

 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Non-Voting Member)

Anne Shaw

 

Regenerate Christchurch (Non-Voting Member)

Ivan Iafeta

 

 

 

Partnership Manager

Keith Tallentire

ph 941 8590

 

Committee Adviser

Aidan Kimberley

ph 941 6566

 


 

 

1.       TERMS OF REFERENCE

1.1.        The role of the Committee is to:

                                   i.            Foster and facilitate a collaborative approach between the Partners to address strategic challenges and opportunities for Greater Christchurch.

                                  ii.            Show clear, decisive and visible collaborative strategic leadership amongst the Partners, to wider stakeholders, agencies and central government and to communities across Greater Christchurch.

                                iii.            Establish, and periodically review, an agreed strategic framework to manage growth and address urban development, regeneration, resilience and long-term economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing for Greater Christchurch

                                iv.            Oversee implementation of strategies and plans endorsed by the Committee and ratified at individual partner governance meetings, including through the adoption and delivery of an annual joint work programme.

                                 v.            Ensure the Partnership proactively engages with other related partnerships, agencies and organisations critical to the achievement of its strategic goals.

1.2.        The functions of the Committee are to:

                                   i.            Establish an agreed strategic framework to manage growth and address urban development, regeneration, resilience and long-term wellbeing for Greater Christchurch. This is currently expressed through the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (2007) and the associated Strategy Update (2016).

                                  ii.            As required, develop new and review existing strategies and plans to enable Partners to work more collaboratively with each other and to provide greater clarity and certainty to stakeholders and the community. Existing strategies and plans endorsed by the UDSIC and inherited by this Committee are:

a.       Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (2007)

b.      Greater Christchurch Travel Demand Management Strategy and Action Plan (2009)

c.       Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Action Plan (2010)

d.      Greater Christchurch Transport Statement (2012)

e.      Greater Christchurch Freight Study and Action Plan (2014/15)

f.        Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Update (2016)

g.       Resilient Greater Christchurch Plan (2016)

                                iii.            Recommend to Partners for ratification at individual partner governance meetings any new or revised strategies and plans.

                                iv.            Adopt and monitor the delivery of an annual joint work programme to deliver on strategic goals and actions outlined in adopted strategies and plans.

                                 v.            Undertake reporting on the delivery of adopted strategies and plans, including in relation to an agreed strategic outcomes framework.

                                vi.            Identify and manage risks associated with implementing adopted strategies and plans.

                              vii.            Establish and maintain effective dialogue and relationships (through meetings, forums and other communications) with other related partnerships, agencies and organisations to the support the role of the Committee, including but not limited to:

a.       Healthy Christchurch (and any similar arrangements in Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts) and other health partnerships

b.      Safer Christchurch (and any similar arrangements in Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts)

c.       Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee

d.      Canterbury Mayoral Forum

e.      New Zealand Police and other emergency services

f.        Tertiary institutions and educational partnerships

g.       Regeneration agencies, including Ōtākaro Limited and Development Christchurch Limited

h.      Strategic infrastructure providers

i.         Government departments

                             viii.            Undertake wider engagement and consultation as necessary, including where appropriate seeking submissions and holding hearings, to assist the development of any strategies and plans.

                                ix.            Advocate to central government or their agencies or other bodies on issues of concern to the Partnership, including through the preparation of submissions (in liaison with the Canterbury Mayoral Forum as necessary).

 

1.3.        In undertaking its role and performing its functions the Committee will consider seeking the advice of the Chief Executives Advisory Group.

2.       QUORUM AND Conduct of meetings

2.1.        The quorum at a meeting of the Committee consists of the majority of the voting members

2.2.        Voting shall be on the basis of the majority present at the meeting, with no alternates or proxies.

2.3.        For the purpose of clause 2.2, the Independent Chairperson:

                                   i.            has a deliberative vote; and

                                  ii.            in the case of equality of votes, does not have a casting vote (and therefore the act or question is defeated and the status quo is preserved).

2.4.        Other than as noted in this Agreement, the standing orders of the administering Council at the time, shall apply.

 

3.       MEETING FREQUENCY

The Committee shall meet monthly, or as necessary and determined by the Independent Chair in liaison with the Committee.

 

 

4.       DELEGATIONS

4.1.        Establishing, and where necessary amending, protocols and processes to support the effective functioning of the Committee, including but not limited to those relating to the resolution of conflicting views, communications and public deputations.

4.2.        Preparing communication and engagement material and publishing reports relevant to the functions of the Committee.

4.3.        Undertaking engagement exercises in support of the terms of reference and functions of the Committee

4.4.        Making submissions, as appropriate, on Government proposals and other initiatives relevant to the role of the Committee.

4.5.        Selecting an Independent Chair and Deputy Chair in accord with any process agreed by the Committee and the requirements of the LGA 2002.

4.6.        Appointing where necessary up to two additional non-voting observers to the Committee.

 

5.       FINANCIAL DELEGATIONS

1.              The Committee can make financial decisions within an agreed budget envelope and as long as the decision does not trigger any change to the statutory plans prepared under the LGA 2002, the RMA 1991, and the LTMA 2003.

 


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

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AGENDA ITEMS

 

1.       Apologies................................................................................................................................... 8

2.       Declarations of Interest............................................................................................................ 8

3.       Deputations by Appointment.................................................................................................. 8

4.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes.......................................................................................... 8

Staff Reports

5.       Adoption of a draft Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update (Future Development Strategy) for public consultation.......................................................................................... 13

6.       Urban Development and Regeneration Update September 2018...................................... 19   

 


 

Standing Items

 


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

12 October 2018

 

 

 

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.   Deputations by Appointment

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

4.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee meeting held on Friday, 10 August 2018  be confirmed (refer page 9).


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

12 October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Friday 10 August 2018

Time:                                    9.02am

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Bill Wasley                                         

Chairman Steve Lowndes , Environment Canterbury        

Councillor Cynthia Roberts , Environment Canterbury      

Councillor Peter Skelton , Environment Canterbury           

Mayor Sam Broughton , Selwyn District Council      

Councillor Mark Alexander , Selwyn District Council           

Mayor David Ayers , Waimakariri District Council    

Deputy Mayor Kevin Felstead , Waimakariri District Council        

Councillor Phil Clearwater , Christchurch City Council        

Councillor Sara Templeton , Christchurch City Council       

Jane Huria , Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu  

Gail Gordon , Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu            

Tā Mark Solomon , Canterbury District Health Board         

(Non-Voting Member) Jim Harland , New Zealand Transport Agency 

(Non-Voting Member) Anne Shaw , Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

(Non-Voting Member) Ivan Iafeta , Regenerate Christchurch   

 

 

9 August 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6566

aidan.kimberley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

 


  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved GCPC/2018/00021

Committee Decision

That the apologies from Councillor Neville Atkinson, Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall, Dr Te Maire Tau and Mayor Lianne Dalziel be accepted.

Councillor Mark Alexander/Gail Gordon                                                                                                           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/2018/00022

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee meeting held on Friday, 13 July 2018 be confirmed.

Councillor Peter Skelton/Mayor Sam Broughton                                                                                           Carried

 

5.   Urban Development and Regeneration Update July 2018

 

Committee Comment

The Committee noted that Gail Gordon has been confirmed as the representative for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu on the Future Development Strategy Hearings Panel.

The Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch City Council representatives are still to be confirmed.

The Selwyn District Council representative may need to be changed should consultation timeframes alter.

 

Committee Resolved GCPC/2018/00023

Part C

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.         Receive the attached Urban Development and Regeneration Update July 2018

Mayor Sam Broughton/Deputy Mayor Kevin Felstead                                                                                Carried

 

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 9.06am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 12TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2016

 

Bill Wasley

Chairperson

 


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

12 October 2018

 

 

 

5.        Adoption of a draft Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update (Future Development Strategy) for public consultation

Reference:

18/1040273

Presenter(s):

 

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Committee to adopt the draft Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update (being a Future Development Strategy under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity) for the purposes of public consultation.

2.   Relationship to Partnership Objectives

2.1       The Committee resolved at its meeting on 3 March 2017 that a Settlement Pattern Review be the first phase of a Strategy Review, as outlined in Priority Action C in the 2016 UDS Update document. The Settlement Pattern Update, herewith referred to as the Update, is a key component of this review, the Committee having previously considered a draft Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment.

2.2       The Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (UDS) is the existing strategic document for Greater Christchurch and the Update reviews the land use (settlement pattern) component of the UDS rather than covering the broader well-being approach captured in the UDS vision, principles and strategic goals.

2.3       The Memorandum of Agreement that establishes this Committee, and includes its terms of reference and delegations, allows for the review of existing strategies endorsed by this Committee and for the Committee to undertake engagement exercises in support of such reviews.

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.         Adopts the draft Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update (Future Development Strategy) for the purposes of public consultation.

2.         Delegates authority to the Independent Chair to authorise any amendments of minor effect or to correct minor errors in the document ahead of the commencement of the public consultation period.

3.         Notes the consultation period will be a four week period from 1 November to 30 November 2018.

4.         Notes the consultation process, associated supporting documents and previous resolutions of this Committee outlined in this report.

5.         Notes that a final Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update, incorporating changes recommended by the Hearings Panel following consideration of submissions, will be presented to this Committee for endorsement in 2019, with subsequent ratification by the constituent local authority partners responsible for implementing the requirements of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

 

 

4.   Context/Background

Settlement Pattern Review

4.1       The Partnership is working collaboratively to undertake a Settlement Pattern Review for Greater Christchurch. This project has been structured to ensure that it enables the partner councils to meet the requirements of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity and reviews and advances the existing strategic planning context outlined in the UDS, the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) and Chapter 6 (Recovery and Rebuild of Greater Christchurch) of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (CRPS).

National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC)

4.2       The NPS-UDC directs local authorities to provide sufficient, feasible development capacity for housing and business growth to meet demand in the short (1 to 3 years), medium (3 to 10 years) and long term (10 to 30 years).

4.3       Three key deliverables are the completion of a Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment (Capacity Assessment), setting of minimum housing targets and preparation of a Future Development Strategy.

4.4       A Future Development Strategy (FDS) is required to[1]:

·    demonstrate that there will be sufficient, feasible development capacity in the medium and long term;

·    set out how minimum housing targets will be met;

·    identify the broad location, timing and sequencing of future development capacity in new urban environments and intensification opportunities within existing urban environments;

·    balance the certainty regarding the provision of future development with the need to be responsive to demand for such development;

·    be informed by a Capacity Assessment, the relevant Long Term Plans and Infrastructure Strategies required under the Local Government Act 2002, and any other relevant strategies, plans and documents; and

·    have particular regard to NPS-UDC Policy PA1 requiring that local authorities ensure that at any one time there is sufficient housing and business land development capacity.

4.5       In developing a FDS, NPS-UDC Policy PC14 requires a consultation process compliant with Part 6 of the Local Government Act 2002 or Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991. The Committee has previously resolved to adopt a LGA process for this consultation requirement.

4.6       The Regional Council and territorial authorities are required by the NPS-UDC to incorporate the relevant housing targets into their respective regional policy statement or district plans in accordance with section 55(2A) of the Act without using the process in Schedule 1 of the RMA.

4.7       Guidance on producing a FDS states: “The future development strategy process should not decrease the regional targets identified in the housing and business development capacity assessment. However, the process to develop the future development strategy will socialise and assign ownership of the regional minimum target, and provide a forum for the territorial authorities to collaborate and cooperate and agree the specification of the territorial authority target, provided the sum of all the relevant territorial targets are not less than the agreed regional target”.

5.   Strategic approach contained in the draft Update

5.1       The draft Update, included as Attachment A to this report (being circulated under separate cover) addresses the requirements of the NPS-UDC in the context of the strategic land use framework provided by the UDS. It:

·    focuses on how our urban areas accommodate growth and how efficient infrastructure planning can support and guide development decisions;

·    builds on existing plans that show we are already well-placed for future development over the next 30 years;

·    balances the projected future demands of housing and business markets with the urban form that will best enable sustainable growth whilst acknowledging the effects that the Canterbury earthquakes have had on the demand for, and distribution of, housing and businesses in Greater Christchurch; and

·    recognises that how we live today will be quite different to 30 years from now, so we need to be responsive to change.

5.2       Specifically it:

·   sets out how sub-regional and territorial authority targets for housing for the next 30 years will be met, accommodating an additional 150,000 people in 75,000 households;

·   identifies preferred locations for housing growth through to 2048, encouraging central city and suburban centre living while providing for township growth in Rolleston, Rangiora and Kaiapoi;

·   reinforces the role of key centres in providing additional retail and office floorspace, in particular the central city and the potential for surrounding industrial zones to transition to commercial uses over time, if needed;

·   recognises the existing industrial land provision as sufficient to cater for anticipated industrial growth; and

·   outlines a series of implementation actions and further work required to give effect to the Update.

5.3       Together with related transport plans, such as the Regional Public Transport Plan, which have been or are in the process of being updated, it provides a key source document to enable local and central government discussions that progress opportunities provided to Greater Christchurch through the Government’s Urban Growth Agenda and Government Policy Statement on Land Transport.

5.4       The draft Update has been reviewed by the Partnership’s legal counsel and feedback has been provided by government officials responsible for assisting councils with implementing the NPS-UDC.

5.5       As a draft document, for the purposes of public consultation, all the findings and proposed responses contained in the document will be informed by feedback received through submissions and are therefore subject to change ahead of a final document being adopted.

Supporting documents to inform public and stakeholder feedback on the Update

5.6       The primary supporting document will be the draft summary Capacity Assessment, previously presented at the 9 March 2018 meeting of the Committee. In preparing this assessment, stakeholder input was sought in order to comply with NPS-UDC Policy PB5[2]. Although formal public consultation on this document is not required it is prudent to remain open to the feedback received as part of consultation on the draft Update before finalising and adopting the Capacity Assessment.

5.7       A recent evaluation of capacity assessments completed by high growth councils across New Zealand, undertaken by the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, cited the Greater Christchurch Capacity Assessment as best practice. The Capacity Assessment has also been independently peer reviewed.

5.8       Nevertheless, as outlined throughout the draft Update significant uncertainties exist in relation to the trends, assumptions and data that supports this evidence base. This is recognised by the NPS-UDC and supporting guidance which addresses this through a requirement that such assessments are to be completed at least every three years, with subsequent review of housing targets and the future development strategy if required.

5.9       One of the more significant technical uncertainties identified in the Capacity Assessment work relates to the assessment of the commercial feasibility of development capacity. The Update outlines further work to be undertaken by partner councils to improve on current assessments. Recent additional work completed in this regard (but not in time to be considered and incorporated into the collaborative preparation of the Capacity Assessment or draft Update) will be available as supporting information for consideration by submitters as part of consultation on the draft Update.

5.10    Other supporting information will include the technical reports and appendices to the summary Capacity Assessment and an options assessment report to further detail the considerations that led to the proposed strategic approach outlined in the draft Update.

 

6.   Consultation process for the draft Update

6.1       If endorsed by the Committee, the draft Update will be the subject of formal public consultation to enable the views and preferences of the community and stakeholders to be heard and considered.

6.2       The draft Update, a submission form, and the supporting information mentioned above will be available on the Partnership website. Appropriate information on the consultation pages of individual partner websites will direct people to the Partnership’s website.

6.3       The scheduled consultation period would be a four week period from 1 November to 30 November 2018. Feedback will be sought through submissions. A public notice will be placed in relevant media identified by partner staff.

6.4       The meeting of this Committee on 13 July 2018 established a sub-committee to act as a Hearings Panel and consider the content of submissions and make recommendations back to this Committee on changes to the draft Update. A subsequent request to incorporate a youth advisory panel to advise the Hearings Panel will require an amendment to the Hearing Panel terms of reference and this will be sought as part of a report to the next meeting of this Committee.

6.5       Further elements of the consultation process on the draft Update currently being considered and scheduled include:

·    Information drop-in sessions in Christchurch, Rolleston and Rangiora – arranged by partner council staff and supported by Environment Canterbury and Partnership staff

·    Presentations at stakeholder meetings and forums (where requested by such organisations)

·    A stakeholder workshop to complement the options assessment work already undertaken

·    A combined hui with kaitiaki rūnanga.

6.6       Hearings and deliberations will be scheduled for February 2019 and further outlined in a report to the next meeting of the Committee.

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a  

draft Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update (Under Separate Cover)

 

 

 


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6.        Urban Development and Regeneration Update September 2018

Reference:

18/1024773

Presenter(s):

Keith Tallentire, Partnership Manager, Greater Christchurch Partnership

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Committee with an update on current urban development and regeneration activities across the Greater Christchurch area.

1.2       These updates are compiled monthly and collate contributions from partners and a range of other agencies and government departments.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.         Receive the Urban Development and Regeneration Update September 2018.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Urban Development and Regeneration Update September 2018

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[1] Refer to NPS-UDC Policies PC12 and PC13.

[2] iwi authorities, the property development sector, significant land owners, social housing providers, requiring authorities, and the providers of development infrastructure and other infrastructure.