Christchurch City Council

Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Thursday 14 February 2019

Time:                                    9.37am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor David East

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton - by video conference

 

 

14 February 2019

 

 

 

Acting Principal Advisor

Anne Columbus

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8999

 

Jo Daly

Council Secretary

941 8581

jo.daly@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Council

14 February 2019

 

  

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

A Minute’s Silence in Memory of David George Cox, MNZM

It was with deep sadness that the Council was informed of the passing of former Councillor David Cox on the 7th of February at the age of 79.

David first served on the Christchurch City Council prior to amalgamation as the East Ward Councillor from 1986 to 1989.  After that he represented the Ferrymead Ward from 1989 through to 1998 and then again from 2001 through to 2010 representing the Ferrymead Ward followed by the Hagley/Ferrymead Ward, serving under four Mayors: Sir Hamish Hay, Vicki Buck, Garry Moore and Sir Bob Parker.   David also served on the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board as a councillor, including three years as its Chair from 1989, and then for a further term as a Community Board Member from 2010-2013. This represents 24 years of loyal service to our city.

This however represents only one element of what has been a life dedicated to his community.

Quoting from the official citation in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List: David Cox, of Christchurch, received the Insignia of a Member of The New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community.  Mr Cox has been involved in the arts, business, and sports organisations in Christchurch for more than 40 years.  He was a founding mediator for the Christchurch Mediation Service, Chairman of the Music Centre of Christchurch, and director of Christchurch City Facilities Limited.  He is a member of the board of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.  He is involved with the Sumner Lifeboat Institution, the Youth Heritage Education Trust and is a member of the Court Theatre Trust.  He is active in a number of sports clubs, including Christchurch United AFC, the Ferrymead Bays Soccer Club, the Sumner Cricket Club and the Canterbury Sports Foundation.  Mr Cox was a school committee member for Bromley Kindergarten, Christchurch East School, and Linwood College.

David’s service was also recognised by Rotary with the award of a Paul Harris Fellowship.

David is survived by his wife Fiona, their two children and several grandchildren to whom we offer our condolences.

Let us now observe a minute’s silence in honour of David Cox.

 


 

1.   Apologies

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00014

That the apology from Councillor Templeton for lateness be accepted.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                               Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 9.42am during consideration of item 3.1.1.

3.   Public Participation

3.1  Public Forum

 

3.1.1   South Brighton Residents Association

             Hugo Kristinsson and Séamus O'Cromtha presented to the Council on behalf of the South Brighton Residents Association on community well-being in South New Brighton.

 

3.2  Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

 

4.   Presentation of Petitions

4.1

Councillor Galloway presented a petition of 431 signatures regarding an extension of the opening hours for the Halswell pool for 2019-2020 season.

 

Petition summary and background:  There is a demand for the Halswell pool to be open earlier in the day.

 

Action petitioned for:  Extension of the opening hours for the Halswell pool for 2019-2020 season.

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00015

That the Council:

1.         Receive the petition.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                              Carried

 

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 9.42am during consideration of item 4.2.


 

4.2          Mark Wilson and Jason Harvey presented at petition of 2512 signatures regarding proposed changes to Cranford Street.

Petition title: Don’t Funnel traffic through our communities

                Petition statement: We are opposed to the “Proposed changes to Cranford Street and the surrounding area”, and demand other options are explored.

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00016

That the Council:

1.         Receive the petition and also refer it to the Papanui-Innes and Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Boards.

Mayor/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                                    Carried

Councillor Cotter requested her vote against the resolution be recorded.

 

 

23. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00017

That the reports be received and considered at the Council meeting on Thursday, 14 February 2019.

Open Items

25.       Mayor's Monthly report - January 2019

Public Excluded Items

24.       Christchurch Adventure Park - Update

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Councillor Cotter left the meeting at 10.08am and returned at 10.10am during consideration of item 5.

 

 

Pam Richardson, Community Board Chairperson and Joan Blatchford, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 5.  The Mayor acknowledged the award Pam Richardson  is to receive from Environment Canterbury for her outstanding contribution to the Canterbury region.

5.   Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board Report to Council

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00018

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board report for December 2018.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                         Carried

 


 

Kim Money, Community Board Chairperson and Jo Wells, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 6.

6.   Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board Report to Council

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00019

That the Council:

1.              Receive the Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board report for December 2018.

2.              Invite staff to brief the Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board on progress on the Southshore South New Brighton Regeneration Strategy prior to reporting to the Council.

Councillor East/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                                Carried

 

 

Sam MacDonald, Community Board Chairperson, David Cartwright Deputy Chairperson and Maryanne Lomax, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 7.

7.   Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Report to Council - February 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00020

That the Council:

1.              Receive the Community Board report for December 2018 and January 2019.

2.              Request staff progress a step-by-step guide for managing trees, to assist communities to understand the processes and to help them resolve private and public tree issues.

Councillor Manji/Councillor Keown                                                                                                                     Carried

 

Councillor Keown left the meeting at 10.45am and returned at 10.48am during consideration of item 8.

 

 

Mike Mora, Community Board Chairperson and Matthew Pratt, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 8.

8.   Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Report to Council

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00021

That the Council:

1.              Receive the Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board report for December 2018 and January 2019.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                                  Carried

 


 

Sally Buck, Community Board Chairperson and Arohanui Grace, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 9.

9.   Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board Report to Council

 

          Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00022

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Community Board report for December 2018.

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                              Carried

 

The meeting adjourned at 10.55am and reconvened at 11.14am.

 

 

Ali Jones, Community Board Chairperson and Christine Lane, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 10.

10. Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board Report to Council

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00023

That the Council:

1.              Receive the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board report for December 2018 and January 2019.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                Carried

 

 

Karolin Potter, Community Board Chairperson, Melanie Coker, Community Board Deputy Chairperson and Christopher Turner-Bullock, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 11.

11. Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board Report to Council

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00024

That the Council:

1.              Receive the Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board report for December 2018 and January 2019.

2.              Request staff consider public signage to explain Council projects underway.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                     Carried

 

 

Councillor East left the meeting at 11.56am and returned at 12.09pm during consideration of item 16 and 17.

Councillor Manji left the meeting at 11.59pm and returned at 12.11pm during consideration of item 16 and 17.

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 12.09pm and returned at 12.19pm during consideration of item 16 and 17.

Councillor Manji left the meeting at 12.22pm during consideration of item 16 and 17.

Councillor Keown left the meeting at 12.29pm and returned at 12.34pm during consideration of item 16 and 17.

Councillor Turner left the meeting at 12.30pm and returned at 12.36pm during consideration of item 16 and 17.

Report from Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board - 4 February 2019

Report from Papanui-Innes Community Board - 25 January 2019

16 and 17.   Christchurch Northern Corridor Downstream Effects Mitigation Plan (Draft)

 

Dr Shane Turner joined Council staff to present this report.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00025

That the Council:

1.              Receive the Draft Downstream Effects Management Plan for staff to commence engagement with the community on the recommendations contained within the draft plan.

2.              Request Staff to work with the local communities on local access needs.

3.              Request Staff to provide a briefing to the affected Community Boards on the travel demand management options currently being investigated.

Mayor/Councillor Keown                                                                                                                                         Carried

Councillors Davidson, Johanson, Swiggs and Scandrett requested their votes against resolution 1. be recorded.

 

 

Report from Papanui-Innes Community Board - 25 January 2019

17. Christchurch Northern Corridor Downstream Effects Mitigation Plan (Draft)

 

Council Decision

Please refer to Item 16.

 

The meeting adjourned at 1.01pm and reconvened at 2.06pm.  Councillor Gough was not present at this time.


 

18. District Licensing Committee member resignation and recruitment process.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00026

That the Council:

1.         Receive Mr Lawn’s resignation as Chair and List Member from the District Licensing Committee.

2.         Approve that Council officers commence a recruitment process to appoint a replacement Chair and List Member on the District Licensing Committee.

3.         Extend the period of Mr David Blackwell’s temporary appointment as Chair of the District Licensing Committee to cover the recruitment period and until a replacement member can commence duties.

4.         Delegate to the Hearings and Council Support Manager the responsibility to undertake the recruitment process and to report to Council for the appointment of the successful candidate/s.

Mayor/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                                    Carried

Councillor Keown declared an interest and took no part in the discussion or voting on this item

 

 

25. Mayor's Monthly report - January 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00027

That the Council:

1.         Receive the information in this report.

2.         Confirm the appointment of Councillor Anne Galloway to the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee and replace Councillor Swiggs with Councillor Chen.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                               Carried

 


 

 

Report from Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board - 3 December 2018

15. Mt. Pleasant Sea Scouts Building - Gift & New Lease

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00028

That the Council:

1.              Receive and consider the results from the public notification process tabled at the meeting as required under Section 78 of the Local Government Act 2002, as related to the transfer of the building located at Old School Reserve (172 Major Hornbrook Road):

a.              Unless the results of the public notification process give cause to determine otherwise, sell the Mount Pleasant Sea Scout building located at Old School Reserve (172 Major Hornbrook Road) to ‘The Scout Association of New Zealand’ for the nominal sum of $1, noting the group will refurbish the building including an investment of $120,000 + GST with no further financial contribution from the Council being provided.

b.             Authorise the Property Consultancy Manager to manage and conclude all issues, processes and documentation associated with the transfer of the property.

c.              With the inclusion in the deed of sale a clause indicating that the Council have the first right of refusal for the return of the building if it is no longer required for the purposes detailed in the lease

2.              Note that to authorise the sale of the building to ‘The Scout Association of New Zealand’ is consistent with policy “to publicly tender properties for sale or lease unless there is a clear reason for doing otherwise", as there are clear reasons for doing so, being:

a.              The group’s long tenure at the site

b.             The group’s unique local benefit offered by their activity

c.              The group’s financial contribution towards a refurbishment of the building and

d.             Should the Council sell the building to the group, ‘The Scout Association of New Zealand’ will be the only logical Lessee within the granting of a new ground lease.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                      Carried

 

 

Councillor Buck left the meeting at 2.17pm during debate on item 12 and was not present when motion was put.

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 2.19pm during debate on item 12.


 

Report from Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board - 10 December 2018

12. Avonhead Park Cemetery

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00029

The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board recommended that the Council:

1.         Consult on a change of name from Avonhead Park Cemetery to Avonhead Memorial Cemetery.

Councillor Manji/Councillor Keown                                                                                                                     Carried

Councillor Johanson abstained from voting on this item.

 

Councillor Buck returned to the meeting at 2.28pm during consideration of item 13.

 

Report from Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board - 11 December 2018

13. Halswell Junction Road - Legalisation of Land Acquired for Road

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00030

That the Council:

1.         Delegate to the Chief Executive, the power to apply to the Minister of Lands for the land identified in the table below and in Attachments A to D of the agenda report, excluding the area of the railway siding easement (identified as Lot C, I and J DP482703), to be declared as road under section 114 of the Public Works Act 1981, and to give the written consent of the Council under section 114(2)(h) of that Act; and

2.         That the Chief Executive Officer may sub-delegate this power.

Legal Description

Certificate of Title Reference

Area

Lot 6 DP 482703

681014

612 sq. m

Lot 1 DP 80136

CB45D/927

2,134 sq. m

Sec 1 and 2 on Scheme Plan

Part 679400

134 sq. m

Sec 3 on Scheme Plan

Part 679402 and 679403

16 sq. m

501 and 502 on Scheme Plan

Part CB34A/131

129 sq. m

Lot 601 DP 472402

644190

15,664 sq. m

 

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                  Carried

 

The Meeting began consideration of item 14. Halswell Swimming Pool Operating Hours and adjourned consideration to later in the meeting.

 

The Mayor left the Chair and the Deputy Mayor assumed the Chair for consideration of item 19.

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 2.42pm during consideration of item 19.

 

Councillor Templeton left for the remainder of the meeting at 2.48pm during consideration of item 19.

 

 

19. 2018/19 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00031

1.              That the Council leave the report to lie on the table until the Council Meeting on 14 march 2019 to enable Staff to provide additional advice

Councillor Keown/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                         Carried

 

Councillor Cotter left the meeting at 3.14pm and returned at 3.16pm during consideration of item 20.

The Mayor returned to the meeting at 2.56pm and returned to the Chair.

 

 

Report from Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board - 29 January 2019

14. Halswell Swimming Pool Operating Hours

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00032

That the Council:

1.              Seek advice from the Chief Executive on the extension of the operating hours of the summer months of outdoor summer swimming pools in consultation with the relevant Community Boards with the end of 2018/2019 season report to be completed by May 2019.

2.              Approve a trial of extended summer daily operating hours for the Halswell Swimming Pool should the Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board allocate funds for this purpose in the 2019/2020 financial year.

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                  Carried

 

 

20. Chief Executive's Report - December 2018 and January 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00033

That the Council:

1.         Receive the report.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                  Carried

 


 

 

21. Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00034

That Tom Parsons of Innovate Consulting Ltd be permitted to remain after the public have been excluded for Item 22. Earlham Street Options of the public excluded agenda as he has knowledge that will assist the Council.

AND

That Rob Hall, Chief Executive, Peter Houghton, Director, Paul Silk and Joel Lieschke of Development Christchurch Ltd, and Paul Munro, Chief Executive of Christchurch City Holdings Limited be permitted to remain after the public have been excluded for item 24. Christchurch Adventure Park Update as they have knowledge that will assist the Council.

AND

That at 3.22pm the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 381 to 382 of the agenda and pages 5 to 6 of the supplementary agenda be adopted.

Mayor/Councillor Manji                                                                                                                                              Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 4.49pm.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 4.49pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 28TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2019.

 

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Chairperson