Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 12 December 2018

Time:                                    1.02pm

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

13 December 2018

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

David Adamson

General Manager City Services

Tel: 941 8235

 

Samantha Kelly

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6227

samantha.kelly@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee

12 December 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.

1.   Apologies

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 ITEC/2018/00071

Committee Decision

That the open and closed minutes of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 7 November 2018 be confirmed.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Keown                                                                                                              Carried

 

4.   Public Forum

Part B

There were no public forum presentations.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.


 

 

7.   Verbal Update on Transport and Cycling 2018 Surveys

 

Committee Comment

1.              Michael Ferigo (CCC), Aimee Martin (CCC) and Elizabeth Claridge (NZTA) provided a presentation to the Committee on the following 2018 National and Christchurch survey results which are relative to Christchurch:

a.              Attitudes and perception of cycling – NZTA

b.             Share the road survey – NZTA

c.              Life in Christchurch 2018 - CCC

 

8.   Proposal to widen Strand Lane

 

Committee Comment

The Committee did not make a recommendation to Council on this Item. It was resolved by Councillor Pauline Cotter, seconded by Councillor Mike Davidson that Item 8 be referred to the Council for consideration and decision at its meeting on 19 December 2018 due to the element of risk in the staff recommendations. The Committee noted its support for the Strand Lane project.

 

Staff Recommendations 

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee recommends to Council that it resolves as follows:

1.         Having received a unique and unsolicited proposal for the sale by the Council of 109m² being part of Lot 1 DP 9669 shown on the plan attached to this report as Section 4 (“Section 4”) as outlined in section 5.15 of this report that:

a.         Would provide benefit to the people of Christchurch by improving pedestrian movement through Strand Lane to Cathedral Square from Hereford Street and adjoining laneways; and

b.         Is consistent with the aspirations of the Central City Action Plan;

c.         Aligns with the objectives of the Christchurch Lanes Design Guide 2007;and

d.         Aligns with the objectives of the Safer Christchurch Strategy 2015 – 2021;

2.         Declares Section 4 surplus to operational requirements.

3.         To depart from the Council’s policy to “publicly tender properties for sale unless there is a clear reason for doing otherwise” to authorise (subject to first fulfilling the Council’s offer-back obligations under section 40 of the Public Works Act 1981) the sale of Section 4 to Hilburn Holdings Limited at market value as determined by a registered valuer (plus or minus 10%), noting as follows:

a.         The decision is inconsistent with the policy to “publicly tender properties for sale unless there is a clear reason for doing otherwise”;

b.         The reason for the inconsistency with the policy is that the policy requires the Council to “publicly tender properties for sale unless there is a clear reason for doing otherwise”;

c.         There is no intention to amend the policy to accommodate this decision as this decision involves unique ‘one-off’ circumstances that are unlikely to be repeated.

4.         Purchases 29m² or thereabouts being a part of Lot 2 DP 9669 as is shown as Section 2 on the attached plan at market value as determined by a registered valuer (plus or minus 10%.)

5.         Purchases 51m² or thereabouts being a part of Lot 1 DP 61143 shown on the attached plan as Section 3 at market value as determined by a registered valuer (plus or minus 10%).

6.         Approves as landowner the granting of rights of way easements on foot over Sections 1, 2 and 3 shown on the attached plan in favour of Section 4 and the balance of Lot 2 DP 9669 and the balance of Lot 1 DP 61143.

7.         Approve as land owner the granting of a right of way easement on foot in gross in favour of the Christchurch City Council over all of Strand Lane being the new Sections 1, 2 and 3 on the attached plan and the existing land (legally described as Part Town Section 732 and Lot 1 DP 10358).

8.         Delegates to the Manager Property Consultancy the authority to take all necessary steps to negotiate, agree and enter into all necessary documentation on behalf of the Council as he shall consider necessary or desirable to give effect to the above resolutions. 

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00072

Part C

It was resolved on the motion of Councillor Pauline Cotter, seconded by Councillor Mike Davidson that Item 8 be referred to the Council for consideration and decision at its meeting on 19 December 2018 due to the element of risk in the staff recommendations. The Committee noted its support for the Strand Lane project.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                Carried

Councillors Keown and Templeton requested that their vote against the above decision be recorded.

 

Staff recommendations to Council

Part A

That the Council resolves as follows:

1.         Having received a unique and unsolicited proposal for the sale by the Council of 109m² being part of Lot 1 DP 9669 shown on the plan attached to this report as Section 4 (“Section 4”) as outlined in section 5.15 of this report that:

a.         Would provide benefit to the people of Christchurch by improving pedestrian movement through Strand Lane to Cathedral Square from Hereford Street and adjoining laneways; and

b.         Is consistent with the aspirations of the Central City Action Plan;

c.         Aligns with the objectives of the Christchurch Lanes Design Guide 2007;and

d.         Aligns with the objectives of the Safer Christchurch Strategy 2015 – 2021;

2.         Declares Section 4 surplus to operational requirements.

3.         To depart from the Council’s policy to “publicly tender properties for sale unless there is a clear reason for doing otherwise” to authorise (subject to first fulfilling the Council’s offer-back obligations under section 40 of the Public Works Act 1981) the sale of Section 4 to Hilburn Holdings Limited at market value as determined by a registered valuer (plus or minus 10%), noting as follows:

a.         The decision is inconsistent with the policy to “publicly tender properties for sale unless there is a clear reason for doing otherwise”;

b.         The reason for the inconsistency with the policy is that the policy requires the Council to “publicly tender properties for sale unless there is a clear reason for doing otherwise”;

c.         There is no intention to amend the policy to accommodate this decision as this decision involves unique ‘one-off’ circumstances that are unlikely to be repeated.

4.         Purchases 29m² or thereabouts being a part of Lot 2 DP 9669 as is shown as Section 2 on the attached plan at market value as determined by a registered valuer (plus or minus 10%.)

5.         Purchases 51m² or thereabouts being a part of Lot 1 DP 61143 shown on the attached plan as Section 3 at market value as determined by a registered valuer (plus or minus 10%).

6.         Approves as landowner the granting of rights of way easements on foot over Sections 1, 2 and 3 shown on the attached plan in favour of Section 4 and the balance of Lot 2 DP 9669 and the balance of Lot 1 DP 61143.

7.         Approve as land owner the granting of a right of way easement on foot in gross in favour of the Christchurch City Council over all of Strand Lane being the new Sections 1, 2 and 3 on the attached plan and the existing land (legally described as Part Town Section 732 and Lot 1 DP 10358).

8.         Delegates to the Manager Property Consultancy the authority to take all necessary steps to negotiate, agree and enter into all necessary documentation on behalf of the Council as he shall consider necessary or desirable to give effect to the above resolutions. 

 

9.   Biodiversity Fund Project Applications

 

Committee Comment

The Committee resolved the staff recommendations without change.

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00073

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the report.

2.         Approve funding for the two recommended projects as listed below:

·        $11,892 for Beacon Hill

·        $11,182 for Allandale Lane

Councillor Keown/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                              Carried

 

 

10. Requested Update (Verbal) on the Electric Scooter Three Month Trial

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00074

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information provided in the verbal update.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                            Carried

 

 

Councillor Buck left the meeting at 2.29pm and returned at 2.37pm during discussion of item 11. Councillor Buck also left the meeting at 3.18pm during the consideration and voting of item 11, resolution 2.

Councillor Galloway left the meeting at 2.50pm and returned at 3.00pm during discussion of item 11.

11. Transport Unit - Bi-Monthly Report

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the attached Transport Unit report.

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00075

Part C

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the attached Transport Unit report.

3.              Request a briefing in early 2019 on the policy relating to bus stop locations, particularly in regards to the impact on the user and the network when the policy is not adhered to.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                      Carried

 

Committee Resolved ITEC/2018/00076

That the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee:

2.              Request staff report back to the March 2019 meeting on whether Manchester Street is achieving the objectives sought, including any recommended improvements (noting the Notice of Motion anticipated at 13 December Council meeting).

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                      Carried

Councillors Keown and Templeton requested that their vote against resolution 2 be recorded.

 

 

Meeting concluded at 3.19pm.

 CONFIRMED THIS 13TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2019.

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Chairperson