Housing Subcommittee

Open Minutes



Date:                                     Friday 5 October 2018

Time:                                    9.30am

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




Deputy Chairperson


Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Deon Swiggs



4 October 2018




Principal Advisor

Brent Smith

Principal Advisor Citizens and Community


Sarah Drummond

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6262



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Housing Subcommittee

05 October 2018


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.


Councillor Clearwater as acting Chair, invited Deputy Mayor Turner to the table.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Committee Resolved HSTF/2018/00014

Committee Decision

That an apology from Councillor Livingstone for leave of absence, and  Councillor Johanson  for lateness be received.

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                               Carried


2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.


3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved HSTF/2018/00015

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Housing Subcommittee meeting held on Monday, 10 September 2018 be confirmed.

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Buck                                                                                                                   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.   Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports


Committee Resolved HSTF/2018/00016

That the reports be received and considered at the Housing Subcommittee meeting on Friday, 5 October 2018.

Open Items

6.         Healthy Home Standards Submission

Councillor Swiggs/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                               Carried


Councillor Johanson arrived at the meeting at 9.42am.


6.   Healthy Home Standards Submission


Committee Resolved HSTF/2018/00017

Part C

That the Housing Subcommittee:

1.         Endorse the attached submission on Healthy Home Standards.

2.         Notes that the options included in the consultation document will, with one exception, have a positive impact on the warmth and dryness of Council’s units;

3.         Notes that while the options included in the consultation document will, with one exception, have a negative impact on the housing fund, the fund will remain solvent and the long term effects will remain manageable (assuming all other parameters, including modelled rent increases and level of IRRS places, remain the same).

4.         Notes that the impacts on the housing fund will reduce the Council’s flexibility to undertake other assisted housing activities such as building new or replacing existing units over the next ten years

5.         Notes that the financial assumptions rely on the Government accepting space heaters of less than 2.4 kilowatts as an acceptable solution.  Should the government not accept these heaters and require the installation of heat pumps, then the fund will go into deficit.

6.         Delegate to the acting Chair of the Housing Subcommittee to approve the draft submission on Healthy Homes Standards.

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                         Carried





Meeting concluded at 10.12am.




Councillor Glenn Livingstone