Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 30 January 2019

Time:                                    9.30am

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

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Tim Scandrett

 

 

24 January 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Brent Smith

Principal Advisor Citizens & Community

Tel: 941 8645

 

David Corlett

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 5421

david.corlett@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

30 January 2019

 


Social, Community Development and Housing Committee - Terms of Reference

 

Chair

Councillor Clearwater

Membership

Councillor Livingstone (Deputy Chair), Councillor Chen, Councillor Davidson, Councillor Galloway, Councillor Keown, Councillor Johanson, Councillor Scandrett

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 Social, Community Development and Housing Committee is the governance of operational matters relating to social and community wellbeing.

 

The Committee:

·      Promotes active citizenship, community participation and community partnerships

·      Seeks to address cultural, social and economic disadvantage and  promote equity for all citizens

·      Works in partnerships with key agencies, organisations and communities of place, identity and interest

·      Is innovative and creative in the ways it contributes to social and community wellbeing

 

The Social, Community Development and Housing Committte considers and reports to Council on operational matters and, if specifically authorised by the Council, capital projects relating to:

·      Arts  and culture including the Art Gallery

·      Heritage protection, including heritage grant funding 

·      Housing across the continuum of social, affordable and market housing, including innovative housing solutions that will increase the supply of affordable housing

·      Libraries (including community volunteer libraries)

·      Museums

·      Sports, recreation and leisure services and facilities

·      Parks (sports, local, metropolitan and regional), gardens, cemeteries, open spaces and the public realm

·      Hagley Park, including the Hagley Park Reference Group

·      Community facilities and assets

·      Public Health and health in all policies

·      Community safety and crime prevention, including family violence

·      Civil defence and rural fire management including disaster planning and local community resilience plans

·      Community events, programmes and activities

·      Community development and support, including grants and sponsorships

·      Citizen services

·      Community engagement and participation

·      Communities of place, identity and interest.

 

Delegations

 

The Council delegates to the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee authority to:

§  Approve Heritage Incentive Grant applications.

§  Approve extensions of up to two years for the uptake of Heritage Incentive Grants.

§  Approve applications to the Events and Festivals Fund.

§  Give Council’s consent under the terms of a Heritage Conservation Covenant

§  Give Council’s consent to the removal of a Heritage Conservation Covenant from a vacant section.

 

The Committee delegates to the following subcommittees or working groups the responsibility to consider and report back to the Committee:

·      Safer Communities Council for matters relating to Safety and Crime Prevention, including Family Violence 

·      Housing Subcommittee for matters relating to housing as stated in its terms of reference

·      Multicultural Subcommittee for matters relating to the Multicultural Strategy

·      Disability Issues Working Group

 

 


Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

30 January 2019

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies.......................................................................................................................... 6

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................................... 6

C       3.       Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................................. 6

B       4.       Public Forum.................................................................................................................... 6

B       5.       Deputations by Appointment........................................................................................ 6

B       6.       Presentation of Petitions................................................................................................ 6

Housing Subcommittee

C       7.       Housing Subcommittee Minutes - 17 December 2018............................................... 13

Multicultural Subcommittee

C       8.       Multicultural Subcommittee Minutes - 3 December 2018......................................... 17

Staff Reports

C       9.       Approval of an extension of time for a Heritage Incentive Grant for 143-157 High Street, Christchurch...................................................................................................... 23

C       10.     Approval of an extension of time for a Heritage Incentive Grant for 88 Chester Street East, Christchurch.......................................................................................................... 27

B       11.     Avon River Precinct  Art Status.................................................................................... 35   

 

 


Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

30 January 2019

 

 

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 Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 5 December 2018  be confirmed (refer page 7).

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.

It is intended that the public forum session will be held at 9.30am.

 

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.


Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

30 January 2019

 

 

 

Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 5 December 2018

Time:                                    1.30pm

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Tim Scandrett

 

 

3 December 2018

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Brent Smith

Principal Advisor Citizens & Community

Tel: 941 8645

 

Sarah Drummond

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6262

sarah.drummond@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/Council/meetingminutes/agendas/index

 


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 SOC/2018/00084

Committee Decision

That the apology for lateness from Councillor Anne Galloway be accepted.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                      Carried

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

Councillor Keown arrived at 1.35pm

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00085

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 be confirmed.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                              Carried

4.   Public Forum

Part B

4.1

Kim Morten spoke on behalf of Ōtautahi Creative Spaces, regarding their current work.

Viviana Zanetti spoke on behalf of the Phillipstown Hub regarding their current work.

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00086

Part B

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1    Refers the issues raised about the presentation on the Phillipstown Hub to the Chief Executive.

2.   Thank Kim Morten and Viviana Zanetti for their presentations.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                             Carried

Councillor Galloway arrived at 1.49pm during the Public Forum.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

5.1

Cancer Society

Martin Witt spoke on behalf of the Cancer Society regarding Item 12 - Advice on extending Council's Smokefree Public Places Policy 2009 to include vaping.

5.2         

Community and Public Health

Lee Tuki, Supporting Community Action Team Leader spoke on behalf of Community and Public Health regarding Item 11 Healthy Food and Drink Policy.

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00087

Part B

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Thank Martin Witt and Lee Tuki for their deputations.

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

12. Advice on extending Council's Smokefree Public Places Policy 2009 to include vaping

 

Committee Decided SOC/2018/00088

Part A

That the Social Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Note that the Government is working to amend the Smokefree Environments Act (1990).

2.         Request staff to review the Smokefree Public Places Policy 2009 including the possibility of integrating vape-free conditions after the Government has amended the Smokefree Environments Act (1990) and report back to the Council.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                           Carried

 

 

 


 

11. Healthy Food and Drink Policy

 

 

 

 

Motion Moved

That the Social Community Development and Housing Committee recommend that the Council:

1.         Adopts option 2 in the staff report and does not adopt a Healthy Food and Drink Policy.

 

 The motion was put to the meeting and declared Lost.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                                 Lost

 

 

 

Committee Decided SOC/2018/00089

Part A (original staff recommendation accepted without change)

That the Social Community Development and Housing Committee recommend that the Council:

1.         Note the September 2016 direction of Council for staff to develop a healthy food and drink policy.

2.         Note that staff have worked collaboratively since this date with public and community health, and across key Council units, to draft a policy – cognisant of parallel policy developments, especially at the CDHB (who adopted a policy in November 2017), and the LGNZ remit in 2017. 

3.         Adopt a Healthy Food and Drink Policy at its facilities and events, noting:

a.         An implementation date at Council facilities of 1 April 2019

b.         A staged implementation at Council events following a trial at Children’s Day on 3 March 2019

Note: that staff will provide an update on the current Action Plan to the Social Community Development and Housing Committee by March 2019.

Councillor Keown requested that his vote against the resolution be recorded.

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                      Carried

 

Councillor Scandrett left the meeting at 3.34pm.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.34pm and resumed at 3.47pm Councillor Johanson was not present at that time.


 

 

Report from Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board - 14 November 2018

7.   Community Development Approach to Street-Based Sex Work Project - Quarterly Progress Report

 

Committee Decided SOC/2018/00090

Part C

That the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board recommends that the Social Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.       Receive the Community Development Approach to Street-Based Sex Work Project – Quarterly Progress Report.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried

 

Councillor Johanson returned to the meeting at 3.50pm during consideration of item 7.

 

8.   Multicultural Subcommittee Minutes - 29 October 2018

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00091

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee receives the Minutes from the Multicultural Subcommittee meeting held 29 October 2018.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                                  Carried

 

10. Performing Arts Precinct - Status Report

 

Committee Decided SOC/2018/00092

Part A (original staff recommendation accepted without change)

That the Social Community Development and Housing Committee recommend that the Council:

1.         Receives the information contained within this report.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Keown                                                                                                                      Carried

 

 

9.   Art in Public Places : Installation of artwork in Victoria Square

 

Committee Decided SOC/2018/00093

Part A (original staff recommendation accepted without change)

That the Social Community Development and Housing Committee recommend that Council:

1.         Agree to the permanent installation of Mana Motuhake subject to the following:

a.         All necessary consents and approvals are obtained and provided by Ōtākaro.

b.         Ōtākaro confirms that all funding is in place, including funding for the first 12 months maintenance period.

c.         A condition report and long term maintenance and engineering plans are provided.

d.         As per legal advice, copyright and related intellectual property rights in the artwork need to be transferred (assigned) to Council as part of the gifting process.

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Keown                                                                                                          Carried

 

13. Community Facilities Rebuild Monthly Update December 2018

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00094

Part C

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.       Receives the information in the Community Facilities Rebuild Monthly Update report.

Note: Staff will provide advice to the Committee on whether delegations for Centennial Hall can be delegated to the Community Board.

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

14  Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Committee Resolved SOC/2018/00095

Part C

That at 4.36pm the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 107 the agenda be adopted.

Mr Nigel Tecofsky of Canterbury Museum remained in the meeting for agenda item 16 to answer questions of clarification.

Councillors Johanson and Keown requested that their votes against the resolution be recorded.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                                    Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 5.00pm.   

Meeting concluded at 5.02pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS <Enter date as 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc> DAY OF 2019

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Chairperson

 


Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

30 January 2019

 

 

7.        Housing Subcommittee Minutes - 17 December 2018

Reference:

19/25281

Presenter(s):

David Corlett, Committee and Hearings Advisor.

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The Housing Subcommittee held a meeting on 17 December 2018 and is circulating the Minutes recorded to the Council for its information.

2.   Recommendation to Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee receives the Minutes from the Housing Subcommittee meeting held 17 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

A

Minutes Housing Subcommittee - 17 December 2018

14

 

 

Signatories

Author

Sarah Drummond - Committee and Hearings Advisor

  


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8.        Multicultural Subcommittee Minutes - 3 December 2018

Reference:

19/61297

Presenter(s):

Councillor Jimmy Chen, Chair

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The Multicultural Subcommittee held a meeting on 3 December 2018 and is circulating the Minutes recorded to the Council for its information.

2.   Recommendation to Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee receives the Minutes from the Multicultural Subcommittee meeting held 3 December 2018.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

A

Minutes Multicultural Subcommittee - 3 December 2018

18

 

 

Signatories

Author

Liz Ryley - Committee Advisor

  


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9.        Approval of an extension of time for a Heritage Incentive Grant for 143-157 High Street, Christchurch

Reference:

18/1287679

Contact:

Brendan Smyth

Brendan.smyth@ccc.govt.nz

9418934

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee to grant approval for an extension of time of one year for a previously approved Heritage Incentive Grant for eight units of the heritage building located at 143-157 High Street, Christchurch.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated in response to the requirements of the Operational Guidelines and Policy of the Heritage Incentive Grant Scheme. This requires approval for extensions of time in the uptake of approved Heritage Incentive Grants.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by the previous Council approval for the grant and the level of funding involved in the project being less than $500,000.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Approve an extension of time of one year for the uptake of the Heritage Incentive Grant previously approved for part of the Duncan’s building, 143-157 High Street. The new completion date for the project would be 13th February 2020.

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

4.1.1   Activity: Strategic Planning and Policy

·     Level of Service: 1.4.2.0 Support the conservation and enhancement of the city’s heritage places - 100% of approved grant applications are allocated in accordance with the policy. Activity: Heritage education, advocacy and advice:

·     Level of Service 1.4.2: Support the conservation and enhancement of the city’s heritage places. Future Performance: 100% of approved grant applications are allocated in accordance with the policy;

·           Level of Service 1.4.3: Maintain the sense of place by conserving the city’s heritage places.

4.2       A heritage incentive grant of $362,675 was approved by the Community Housing and Economic Development Committee on 31 May 2017 and by Council on 22 June 2017 to assist with conservation and maintenance work for part of the protected heritage building known as Duncan’s Buildings at 143-157 High Street. Written notice of the grant approval was sent to the applicants and owners of the property on 27 June 2017. The works are underway and a portion of this grant, $120,000, has been paid to the applicant on completion of the first phase of the works, leaving $242,675 to be claimed.

4.3       The Operational Guidelines state that "Grant money is available for a period of 18 months from the date of written approval of the grant. This period will only be extended with the written consent of the Community, Recreation and Culture Committee."

4.4       This complex project involved the careful temporary propping and securing of the existing brick façade along High Street; the dismantling of the rear of the building; the construction of new permanent structure to support the façade and form new interior spaces with shop frontages onto High Street; and finally repairs conservation and maintenance work to the retained brick and plaster façade. The works covered by the grant have been underway for most of the past eighteen months but have taken longer than anticipated to complete. Consequently the applicants are seeking an extension of time to enable them to continue with the completion of the works to this very important heritage building. 

 

5.   Context/Background

Building Status

5.1       The entire Duncan’s Building between 135 and 165 High Street, is listed as a Group 2 ‘Significant' building in the Christchurch District Plan. The building is also registered Category II by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (HNZPT) registration number 1864.

  

143-157 High St, temporary steel propping in place, July 2018 and removed in December 2018

Brief history of the Duncan’s Building, High Street

5.2       The building occupies the south-western side of High Street between St Asaph and Tuam Street. It is made up of what initially were sixteen individual commercial and residential units. Each unit was two storeys high and contained a ground floor retail or workshop space with a storage space, office or living space above. Over the years the original sixteen units have been changed with some being amalgamated and most being extended at the rear. The shop front portions have all been changed to suit the changing needs of small commercial operations which included cafés, restaurants and retail space. The main street facing first floor brick façade was largely intact prior to the earthquakes with only relatively minor and reversible changes.

5.3       The construction of the sixteen unit building was from simple unreinforced brickwork for the structural walls and timber for floors and roof structure. The main street façade was formed with a continuous line of brickwork punctuated with grand arched sash windows and topped with a parapet which included decorated pediments. This part of the façade also includes decorated bands of plastered brickwork and this brickwork part of the street façade has high heritage and architectural value. Over time this basic structure had been enhanced in some units with seismic upgrades which generally consisted of internal steel columns bolted to the solid brick party walls and the external walls. Diaphragms were installed on some units and floor, roof and wall connections were strengthened. Different ownership however, lead to sporadic upgrading across the entire building and there was no coherent strategy for the entire building.

Earthquake Damage

5.4       The entire Duncan’s building sustained significant damage in the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. Numbers 163-165 in particular were very badly damaged as a result of the upper levels of the adjacent four storey ‘Billen’s’ Building collapsing onto them. These two end units have now been demolished. The façade of Number 135 also collapsed and the whole unit has now been removed. The units at 137 -139 have been repaired as have the units at 159-161. It is believed that these units performed better in the earthquakes than some of the other units due to significant seismic upgrade works that had already been completed.

5.5       The eight units of the building from 143 to 157 sustained structural damage throughout but particularly to the rear where numerous ‘ad hoc’ extensions had been added over the years in unreinforced brickwork. Rather than attempt to repair these rear portions of the building the new owner has elected to focus repair efforts on the street facing façade. The rear portions have been dismantled and the masonry components will be reused in the construction of a new continuous building behind the retained façade. A resource consent application has been submitted for this partial demolition and alteration works (RMA 2017/670).

5.6       As noted above, the works have taken longer than anticipated by the contractor and building owner due to the need to design both a temporary propping and support system and then a permanent suitable new structure to support the façade and provide retail and other lettable accommodation.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for 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

Author

Brendan Smyth - Team Leader Heritage

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

30 January 2019

 

 

10.    Approval of an extension of time for a Heritage Incentive Grant for 88 Chester Street East, Christchurch

Reference:

18/1364444

Contact:

Brendan Smyth

Brendan.smyth@ccc.govt.nz

9418934

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee to grant approval for a further (third) extension of time of six months for a previously approved Heritage Incentive Grant for the heritage building located at 88 Chester Street East, Christchurch.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is staff generated in response to the requirements of the Operational Guidelines and Policy of the Heritage Incentive Grant Scheme. This requires approval for extensions of time in the uptake of approved Heritage Incentive Grants.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by the previous Council approval for the grant and the level of funding involved in the project being less than $500,000.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Approve a further extension of time of six months for the uptake of the Heritage Incentive Grant previously approved for the building at 88 Chester Street East. The new completion date for the project would be 08th July 2019.

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

4.1.1   Activity: Strategic Planning and Policy

·     Level of Service: 1.4.2.0 Support the conservation and enhancement of the city’s heritage places - 100% of approved grant applications are allocated in accordance with the policy. Activity: Heritage education, advocacy and advice:

·     Level of Service 1.4.2: Support the conservation and enhancement of the city’s heritage places. Future Performance: 100% of approved grant applications are allocated in accordance with the policy;

·           Level of Service 1.4.3: Maintain the sense of place by conserving the city’s heritage places.

4.2       A heritage incentive grant of $109,120 was approved by the Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee on 4 June 2015 and by Council on 25 June 2015 to assist with works to the heritage building at 88 Chester Street East, Christchurch.  See Attachment 1 for the Statement of Significance.  The original eighteen month deadline for the completion of the grant works was 8 January 2017.  An extension of time for this grant work was approved by Council on 17 November 2016 with the new completion date being the 8 January 2018. A second extension of time was approved by Committee on the 6 December 2017 with a new completion date of 8 January 2019.

4.3       The Operational Guidelines state that "Grant money is available for a period of 18 months from the date of written approval of the grant. This period will only be extended with the written consent of the Committee."  The, Social, Community Development and Housing Committee has the responsibility to consider heritage grants and delegated authority grant extensions.

4.4       The works covered by the grant have not been proceeding as planned due to more extensive damage than anticipated being discovered to the foundations along the eastern side of the building.  This damage required new engineering design and also resource and building consents.  Further delays have been encountered this year due to the project manager developing a serious illness and a difficulty of securing new contractors to undertake the works at an affordable price. Consequently the applicant is seeking a further extension of time of six months to enable them to continue with the repair project and complete the refurbishment of the building.

 

5.   Context/Background

Brief History of the building and renovation project

5.1       Number 88 Chester Street East is one of a pair of two storey, semi-detached residential buildings located on Chester Street East between Madras Street and Barbadoes Street.  The buildings were designed and built by William Widdowson in 1892 as part of a development of eight very similar townhouses.  Following the earthquakes of 2010/11 only four of the townhouses now remain, 86 and 88 are one pair and 98 and 100 are the other.  The building at 88 Chester Street is owned by Glenn Marc Jordan who is the grant recipient.

5.2       The building was significantly damaged in the 2010/11 series of earthquakes.  The original owner chose not to repair the building and the new owner, Mr Jordan, applied for and was awarded a Heritage Incentive Grant to add to their own funds in order to undertake heritage repair, restoration and conservation work.  There is no insurance funding for the earthquake damage repair project.

5.3       Along with Number 86, the building at 88 Chester Street East is scheduled as ‘Significant’ in the Christchurch City Council’s District Plan.  The building is also a registered Category 2 building by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (HNZPT) registration number 1881.

5.4       The earthquake damage to number 88 Chester Street East included collapse of masonry elements, namely the chimneys and the parapets of the party wall.  The party wall with Number 86 was also damaged below the parapets and has now been replaced with a new lighter weight, timber framed, fire rated wall; this was undertaken in conjunction with the owners of the Number 86.  Number 88 required repair of damaged piles, repairs to the external concrete ring foundations; replacement and/or upgrading of internal structural bracing; and repairs or replacement of the decorative plasterwork.  On the exterior the building required a new weatherboard clad wall to the east side with new foundations; repairs to the weatherboards, rain ware, windows, doors, roofing and a complete repaint.  With the completion of the works outlined, the building will meet the Building Code requirements and the owner is committed to the reuse and maintenance of the building.

5.5       A substantial amount of the work outlined in the paragraph above has now been completed, including the new perimeter ring and pile foundations, the new timber frame and weatherboard east facing wall, and the upgrade to the floor structure. The extension of time will allow the completion of the internal components of the building which were in the original grant approval ‘Scope of Works’; new plumbing and electrical work and the ornamental plasterwork repairs.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Statement of Heritage Significance, 88 Chester Street East, Christchurch

30

 

 

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

Brendan Smyth - Team Leader Heritage

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

30 January 2019

 

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11.    Avon River Precinct  Art Status

Reference:

18/1369318

Presenter(s):

Brent Smith – Principal Advisor Citizens and Community

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to update the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee on the “Art River Trail” along the Avon River corridor in the Central City.

Origin of Report

1.2       This report is being provided to fulfil Council resolution CNCL/2018/00244

2. Request that staff provide an update on the Art River Trail and whether the Spire Sculpture can be incorporated in to it.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decisions in this report are of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

 

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Avon River Precinct Art Status Report.

 

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       The Art River Trail did not proceed, however Ōtākaro Limited have integrated some art and literary works as part of the landscape works.

4.2       “Spire” sculpture by Neil Dawson is currently available and could be included in the Avon River Precinct if funding and a suitable site is found.

4.3       All new artworks need to be assessed through the Art in Public Places processes and reported back to this Committee for approval.

 

5.   Context/Background

“Art River Trail”

5.1       The Art River Trail concept was part of the original concept for the Delivery Plan for the Avon River Precinct in the central city of Christchurch. The concept was contingent on CERA securing philanthropic funding.

5.2       The intent was to support the goals and objectives of the Avon River Precinct by creating a strong distinctive brand for the central city and complimenting the high quality landscaping of the public realm.

5.3       The “Art Trail’ did not proceed, however through the placement of a number of integrated designs, literary works and standalone designs, the Avon Riverbank in the inner city is now rich in artwork (Attachment A) going some way to fulfilling the original vision.

5.4       Ōtākaro Limited, in delivering the Avon River Precinct, did include the following art and literary works.

5.4.1   A co-funded new sculpture in a partnership with SCAPE and Council entitled ‘Stay’ by Antony Gormley. This is located in the middle of Te Papa Ōtākaro, Avon River between the Gloucester and Worcester Bridges.

5.4.2   ‘Parerau’, a work representing indigenous and exotic flora, by Jennifer Rendall. This work is etched in stone and is located in Victoria Square on the low curved wall that sits to the north of Queen Victoria.

5.4.3   A new work for Victoria Square, titled ‘Mana Motuhake’ by Fayne Robinson. This will be installed in February 2019.

5.4.4   Relocation of ‘Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers’ by Julia Morison. This is located on the southern bank of the river in Oxford Terrace between Manchester and Colombo Streets, adjacent to the Colombo Street Bridge.

5.4.5   Fifteen Literary Trail pieces have been installed between the Antigua Boatsheds and Margaret Mahy Playground (Attachment B & C).

5.4.6   Thirteen Ngā Whāriki Manaaki, or woven mats of welcome have been installed between the Antigua Boatsheds and Margaret Mahy Playground (Attachment D & E).

5.4.7   Another sculpture titled ‘Lift’ by Phil Price is planned to be relocated to the Barker Plantation at the corner of Kilmore and Madras Streets. This is yet to come to the Committee for acceptance

5.4.8   Lighting on the existing statues in Park of Remembrance (Henry Nicholas), Scott Plaza (Captain Scott), the Municipal Chambers lawn (Kate Sheppard) and Victoria Square (Captain James Cook, Queen Victoria) have been upgraded.

5.5       Two further standalone artworks are proposed to be installed by SCAPE as a result of funding provided by Ōtākaro Limited over the next three years. These will be assessed in conjunction with the Public Art Advisory Group and reported to this committee for acceptance

 

Spire Sculpture

5.6       The “Spire” sculpture, created by artist Neil Dawson, has a Temporary Licence to Occupy part of Latimer Square until 31 December 2019.

5.7       Enquiries have been made with the artist on whether the Spire Sculpture could be incorporated into the Avon River Precinct. It could be, however it would need to be acquired first.

5.8       The sculpture is available for purchase

5.9       There is no budget in the Long Term Plan for purchasing artwork, so this would require philanthropic funding.

5.10    Should Council wish to explore this further, staff will work with the Public Art Advisory Group in the assessment of the work and on potential locations. A formal report will come back to this Committee at a future date on options.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

"Art Trail " Map

38

b

Quotes for Literary Trail

39

c

Literary Trail Map

44

d

Nga Whariki Manaaki descriptions

45

e

Nga Whariki Manaaki Map

52

 

 

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

Brent Smith - Principal Advisor Citizens & Community

Approved By

Mary Richardson - General Manager Citizen and Community

  


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