Christchurch City Council

Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Thursday 28 February 2019

Time:                                   9.34am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

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

 

 

28 February 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8554

 

Samantha Kelly

Committee and Hearings Advisor

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samantha.kelly@ccc.govt.nz

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Council

28 February 2019

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00035

That the apologies from the Mayor and Councillor Templeton for absence, the apology from Councillor Swiggs for lateness, and the apology from Councillor Johanson and Councillor Livingstone for early departure be accepted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Keown                                                                                                                      Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

3.   Public Participation

3.1  Public Forum

Councillor Manji joined the meeting at 9.46am during item 3.1.1.

 

3.1.1 Dr Duncan Webb MP and Hon Ruth Dyson MP presented to the Council regarding Intensive Residential Development.

The Council referred the matters raised in the public forum to the Regulatory Performance Committee.

 

3.1.2 Mark Gerrard, Chair of Historic Places Canterbury presented to the Council to congratulate the Council on its decision to restore the Town Hall and commend the work that Council staff have undertaken on the restoration.

 

3.1.3 Rhodora Sagles presented to Council on behalf of Birthright Canterbury Trust to provide awareness about the services provided by Birthright, how many families they have helped and the challenges they are faced with.

 

3.1.4 Michael Elsworthy presented to Council regarding Opawa/Ensors Road Intersection.

The Council referred the matters raised in the public forum to the next available Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board meeting.

 

Councillor Gough and Councillor Keown left the meeting at 10.15am during item 3.2.1.

Councillor Keown returned to the meeting at 10.17am during item 3.2.1.

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 10.18am during item 3.2.1.

 

 

3.2  Deputations by Appointment

 

3.2.1 Hamish Ellis, Lauren Mentjox and Matthew McNeill presented to Council on behalf of Lime Technology regarding item 12. E- Scooter Permit Recommendations.

 

4.   Presentation of Petitions

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

23. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00036

That the reports be received and considered at the Council meeting on Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Open Item

24.       Water Supply Improvement Programme – update

Public Excluded Item

25.       DCL Investment In Christchurch Adventure Park

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                        Carried

 


 

5.   Council Minutes - 24 January 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00037

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 24 January 2019.

 

AND

 

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 14 February 2019.

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting held 30 January 2019.

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Regulatory Performance Committee meeting held 30 January 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Audit and Risk Management Committee meeting held 1 February 2019.

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held 13 February 2019.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                       Carried

 

6.   Council Minutes - 14 February 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 5.

 

7.   Social, Community Development and Housing Committee Minutes – 30 January 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 5.

 

8.   Regulatory Performance Committee Minutes - 30 January 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 5.

 

9.   Audit and Risk Management Committee Minutes - 1 February 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 5.

 

11. Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes – 13 February 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to item 5.

 

Report from Audit and Risk Management Committee - 1 February 2019

10. Audit NZ Report to Council on the 2017/18 Audit of the Christchurch City Council

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00038

That the Council:

1.         Receives the Audit New Zealand Management Report relating to the audit of the financial statements and annual report for the year ended 30 June 2018.

Councillor Manji/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                         Carried

 


 

Report from Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee - 13 February 2019

12. E-Scooter Permit Recommendations

 

Motion Moved

That the Council:

1.         Approve the continued issue of trading permits for e-scooters under the Public Places Bylaw 2018 and Trading and Events in Public Places Policy 2018, and

a.         Note the intention to issue a 12 month permit for Lime Technology with a proposed increase in Lime’s permit cap from 700 to 1000 e-scooters.

2.         Resolve that:

a.         The rental fee applicable under the Trading and Events in Public Places Policy (2018) is applied for all e-scooter permits.  Noting that this is presently set at $172.50/m2 per year, which would equate to $86.25 per year for each Lime scooter.

b.         The total fee payable under an E-Scooter permit will be determined on a pro rata basis proportionate to the total footprint, measured in square metres, of all vehicles in the fleet.

c.         The fee will come into effect the day after the Council's decision to adopt it.

3.         Approve a citywide limit/cap on the number of e-scooters of 1600 until demand can be determined to justify an alternative cap.

4.         Delegate to the Head of Transport the authority to amend up or down individual permit caps and the citywide cap on the number of e-scooters.

5.        Receive the Draft Discussion Document and request staff to work on developing a Council policy, and work with Central Government on National standards and regulations around Micro Mobility Vehicles.

           Note: The permit will enable Council to suspend the permit immediately, without prior notice, if urgent action is required to protect public safety.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Buck                                                                                                        Carried/Lost

 

 

Amendment

Note the [staff] intention to issue a 12 month permit for Lime Technology with a proposed increase in Lime's permit cap from 700 to 1000 scooters, but Council recommends to staff that the proposed increase in Lime’s permit cap be from 700 up to 50% of the citywide cap.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                          Lost

 

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00039

That the Council:

1.         Approve the continued issue of trading permits for e-scooters under the Public Places Bylaw 2018 and Trading and Events in Public Places Policy 2018, and

a.         Note the intention to issue a 12 month permit for Lime Technology with a proposed increase in Lime’s permit cap from 700 to 1000 e-scooters.

2.         Resolve that:

a.         The rental fee applicable under the Trading and Events in Public Places Policy (2018) is applied for all e-scooter permits.  Noting that this is presently set at $172.50/m2 per year, which would equate to $86.25 per year for each Lime scooter.

b.         The total fee payable under an E-Scooter permit will be determined on a pro rata basis proportionate to the total footprint, measured in square metres, of all vehicles in the fleet.

c.         The fee will come into effect the day after the Council's decision to adopt it.

3.         Approve a citywide limit/cap on the number of e-scooters of 1600 until demand can be determined to justify an alternative cap.

4.         Delegate to the Head of Transport the authority to amend up or down individual permit caps and the citywide cap on the number of e-scooters.

5.              Receive the Draft Discussion Document and request staff to work on developing a Council policy, and work with Central Government on National standards and regulations around Micro Mobility Vehicles.

Note: The permit will enable Council to suspend the permit immediately, without prior notice, if urgent action is required to protect public safety

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Buck                                                                                                                   Carried

Councillor Davidson and Councillor Keown requested their votes against resolution 1a be recorded.

 

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.24am and reconvened at 11.41am. Councillors Davidson, East, Galloway, Gough and Swiggs were not present at this time.

 

Councillors Davidson, Galloway and Swiggs returned to the meeting at 11.41am during consideration of item 13.

 

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 11.42am during consideration of item 13.

 

Councillor Davidson left the meeting at 11.42am and returned to the meeting at 11.45am during consideration of item 13.

 

Councillor Cotter left the meeting at 11.43am and returned to the meeting at 11.47am during consideration of item 13.

 

Councillor East returned to the meeting at 11.50am during consideration of item 13.

 

Councillor Cotter left the meeting at 11.51am during consideration of item 13.

 

13. Hearings Panel report to the Council on the Draft Heritage Strategy

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00040

That the Council:

1.              Adopt the amendments to the Christchurch City Council Heritage Strategy, in the form attached (Attachment A).

2.              Authorise staff to make any typographical changes or to correct minor errors or omissions as the case may be.

3.              Note the following changes (incorporated in Attachment A), as a result of the consultation and hearings process:  

a.              Add an acknowledgement of the Consultation and Hearings Panel Process to the document.

b.             Amend the Strategy for the word ‘community’ to read ‘communities’ throughout the document.

c.              Add the following paragraph to page 2-

These strands include the stories of Ngāi Tahu, the early European settlers, Pasifika and people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds who have journeyed here over time.  This Strategy recognises that all these stories are our taonga and part of our rich and diverse heritage.

d.             Include a message on page 5 to represent the papatipu rūnanga partnership.

e.             Amend bullet point 9 on page 10 to read - “Provider of expertise and knowledge”.

f.               Amend bullet point 12 on page 10 to read - “story teller”.

g.              Amend the text box on page 12 heading to read –

 Christchurch City Council Scheduled Heritage Places lost as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes.

h.             Add to the text box on page 12 ‘Christchurch City Council Scheduled Heritage to read.

Scheduled places of significance to Maori which were significantly impacted by the earthquakes-

Rapanui

Te Tihi o Kahukura/Castle Rock,

Te Poho Tamatea (maunga above Rapaki),

Ōpāwaho/Heathcote River and Ōtakaro/Avon River.

i.                Add a text box to page 13 to read - Context for the Heritage Strategy

The Heritage Strategy sits alongside a suite of legislation relating to heritage recognition and protection including the Resource Management Act, Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act and Reserves Act. The Strategy and its implementation plan are informed by national and international heritage conservation charters, and background documents such as the Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Contextual Historical Overview studies, the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan and local area studies.

j.               Amend caption to image on page 15 to read –

“Akaroa Lighthouse with the French flag flying at half-mast in memory of those killed in the terrorist attack in Paris on 15 November 2015”.

k.              Amend spelling of whanau on page 16 to read – whānau.

l.                Amend page 21 bullet point  ‘Accessibility’ to read –

This Strategy includes people of all ages and abilities through a range of accessible options

m.           Amend paragraph starting …and not so visible on page 22 to include –

music, kapahaka, dance and language and including the people and groups connected with them,

n.             Amend paragraph starting …culturally diverse on page 23 to include –

 festivals, food, clothing

o.             Amend the paragraph starting ....more than history on page 23 to include –

‘political, social, cultural and environmental movements’.

p.             Amend the paragraph starting …varied in scale and type on page 23 to replace shopping with - commerce, recreation, business and the arts

q.             Add an additional paragraph to page 22-24 to read –

Our Heritage, Our Taonga includes moveable heritage - vehicles, boats, trams, waka, objects, artefacts, documents, photographs, ephemera, art and items removed from lost buildings and places.

r.               Add a new Mahinga to Whāinga on page 38 to read –

Acknowledge and celebrate the contribution of our communities to social justice and political reform

s.              Add a new Mahinga to Whāinga 4 on p. 39  to read –

 Seek to develop the strongest possible regulatory framework to ensure effective protection of highly significant and significant heritage places. 

t.               Amend the graphs and charts on pages 47-49 for clarity

u.              Appendix D (p66) illustrates the relationship between the Strategy and other legislative, policy and background documents.” Add to the appendices as appendix D on page 66 a table showing the relationship between the Strategy and other legislative, policy and background documents. 

4.              Note: to refer the Hearings Panel report and Council decision to the Te Hononga Council – Papatipu Runanga Committee for their information.

5.              Request staff provide a report on the implementation plan as a priority noting the significant loss of heritage post-earthquake to the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Chen                                                                                                         Carried

 

14. Hearings Panel report to the Council on the Proposed Earthquake-prone Buildings - Identification of Priority Routes

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00041

That the Council:

1.         Incorporate changes to the draft Earthquake-prone Buildings – Priority Routes Map as a result of submissions received and staff recommendations:

a.         Retain the high pedestrian thoroughfares as mapped in the Central Business District.

b.         Retain Hagley Park as a high pedestrian thoroughfare.

c.         Remove from the priority routes the section of Wairakei Road where it intersects with the Belfast Bypass due to the road being permanently closed.

d.         Remove the land in Belfast from Tyrone Street to Main North Road and to the side of the Railway from the high pedestrian area of the map.

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Gough                                                                                                     Carried

 

15. Hearings Panel report to the Council on the Draft Suburban Parking Policy

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00042

That the Council adopts the Suburban Parking Policy subject to the following amendments as a result of the consultation and hearings process.

1.         Amend the definition of highest parking occupancy from 85% to 75% throughout the policy.

2.         Amend Policy 1 by deleting Table 1 and replacing it as follows:

 

Commercial Areas

Residential Areas

Other Areas (such as Industrial)

1st priority

Safety

Safety

Safety

2nd priority *

Movement and Amenity

Movement and Amenity

Movement and Amenity

3rd priority

Mobility parking

Mobility parking

Mobility parking

4th priority

Bus stops/ Cycle parks/Bike corrals Shared parking (bike, share  or car share)/ Micromobility parking (e.g. scooters)

Bus stops

Bus stops/ Cycle parks/Bike corrals Shared parking (bike, share  or car share)/ Micromobility parking (e.g. scooters)

5th priority

Taxi Ranks (special passenger vehicle stands)

Residents Parking

Short Stay Parking

6th priority

Loading Zones

Cycle parks/Bike corrals Shared parking (bike, share  or car share)/ Micromobility parking (e.g. scooters)

Residents Parking

7th priority

Short Stay Parking

 Short Stay Parking

Commuter Parking

8th priority

Residents Parking

Commuter Parking

 

9th priority

Commuter Parking

 

 

 

3.         Amend Policy 2 as follows:

i.  In the introductory paragraph and immediately after the words “...the Council response.” add the following words:

Parking enforcement operates in many of our suburban areas. This will continue alongside any additional parking management tools that are introduced.

ii. In the first text box under the heading ”Residential zones” add the following words immediately after “… issued under this approach.”

The purpose of introducing time-restrictions to a section of street are to determine if limited restrictions are effective in addressing parking issues before other interventions are introduced.

iii.  Delete the words “approximately 25%” and replace with “approximately 25-50”

iv.  Add the following footer after the table.

Peak times’ is defined as occurring at the peak occupancy period following an AM and PM parking survey.

4.         Amend Policy 5 by adding the following paragraph immediately after the first paragraph.

Parking enforcement operates in many of our suburban areas. This will continue alongside any additional parking management tools that are introduced.

5.         Amend Policy 7 by adding the following paragraph after bullet point 5.

Mobility parks will also be reviewed to ensure that they are being utilised or can be converted to alternative types of parking. The following actions will be used:

a.   Mobility park permits will be reviewed annually to ensure that parks are located where there is demand.

b.   Parking enforcement will ensure that valid permits are displayed.

c.   Occupancy surveys will be conducted to assess their utilisation.

This will not supersede the mobility park requirements outlined in the District Plan.

6.         Amend Policy 8 as follows:

i.      Replace the second subheading “Bicycles” with the new subheading “Bicycles/Micromobility”.

ii.     Delete the text under the existing heading “Bicycles” and replace with the following:

Encouraging greater use of these modes is facilitated through the priority given in the kerbside priority matrix (Policy 1). In areas of high demand Council encourages the introduction of on-street corrals. These must be implemented in line with the Structures on Roads policy2 and Traffic and Parking 2017 Bylaw. A Corral is an on-street parking facility that can usually accommodate more parks than a typical facility on the footpath. Corrals usually occupy an area equivalent to one car parking space. Implementation of corrals will be designed in line with the Christchurch Cycle Design Guidelines (2013).

7.         Amend Policy 9 by deleting the first bullet point and replacing it as follows:

·   continue to review and explore parking enforcement and pricing technologies.

8.         Authorise staff to make any typographical or changes to correct minor errors or omissions as the case may be.

Councillor Manji/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                            Carried

 

Councillor Keown left the meeting at 12.13pm and returned to the meeting at 12.14pm during consideration of items 16 and 17.

 

16. Temporary relocation of Fendalton Service Desk

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00043

That the Council:

1.         Be informed of the planned temporary relocation of the Fendalton Service Desk, to be funded through operational savings within the Citizen and Community Group.

Councillor Gough/Councillor Manji                                                                                                                 Carried

 


 

During consideration of item 17 the meeting was adjourned at 12.30pm and reconvened at 1.33pm.


Councillor Cotter returned to the meeting at this time.

 

Councillor Livingstone returned to the meeting via audio conference.

 

Councillor Manji were not present at this time.

 

Councillor Manji returned to the meeting at 1.36pm during consideration of item 17.

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 1.37pm and returned at 1.38pm during consideration of item 17.

 

Councillor Livingstone left the meeting via audio conference at 1.50pm at the conclusion of item 17.

 

17. Community Board funding allocations from the Strengthening Communities Fund

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00044

That the Council:

1.              Apportion $3,153,311 from the Strengthening Communities Fund to Community Boards for ongoing allocation based on a formula that is weighted 60% population, 40% equity and has a rural community adjustment for the Banks Peninsula Community Board (that maintains the Banks Peninsula per-person allocation at $23 per annum); for the financial year 2019/2020.

The division was declared carried by 10 votes to 5 votes the voting being as follows:

For:                          Deputy Mayor Turner, Councillor Chen, Councillor Clearwater, Councillor Cotter, Councillor East, Councillor Galloway, Councillor Johanson, Councillor Livingstone, Councillor Scandrett and Councillor Swiggs

Against:                 Councillor Buck, Councillor Davidson, Councillor Gough, Councillor Keown and Councillor Manji

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                               Carried

 




 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 2.09pm and returned at 2.13pm during consideration of item 24.

 

24. Water Supply Improvement Programme - update

 

Motion Moved

That the Council:

1.         Notes the progress with the well head remediation programme and the timetable for the removal of temporary chlorine treatment with approximately 90 per cent of the water supply delivered from secure wells, and consequentially chlorine free, by May 2019; and 100 per cent of the water supply chlorine free by Spring 2019.

2.         Approve the introduction of water restrictions for Christchurch city, from March to May 2019, to support the timely delivery of the well head remediation works. 

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                              Carried/Lost

 

 

Amendment

That the Council:

1.              Consult with the public in the central zone on options if continued chlorination will pass May 2019.

The division was declared lost by 4 votes to 10 votes the voting being as follows:

For:                          Councillor Davidson, Councillor Johanson, Councillor Keown and Councillor Swiggs

Against:                 Deputy Mayor Turner, Councillor Buck, Councillor Chen, Councillor Clearwater, Councillor Cotter, Councillor East, Councillor Galloway, Councillor Gough, Councillor Manji and Councillor Scandrett

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                               Lost

 

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00045

That the Council:

1.         Notes the progress with the well head remediation programme and the timetable for the removal of temporary chlorine treatment with approximately 90 per cent of the water supply delivered from secure wells, and consequentially chlorine free, by May 2019; and 100 per cent of the water supply chlorine free by Spring 2019.

2.         Approve the introduction of water restrictions for Christchurch city, from March to May 2019, to support the timely delivery of the well head remediation works.  

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                         Carried

Councillor Swiggs requested his vote against resolution 2. be recorded.

 

 

18. Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00046

That Rob Hall, Chief Executive and Joel Lieschke of Development Christchurch Ltd, and Paul Munro, Chief Executive and Leah Scales of Christchurch City Holdings Limited, remain after the public have been excluded for Item 25. DCL Investment In Christchurch Adventure Park of the public excluded agenda as they have knowledge that is relevant to that item and will assist the Council.

AND

That at 2.44pm  the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 264 to 265 of the agenda and pages 5 to 6 of the supplementary agenda be adopted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                      Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 3.18pm.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 3.18pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 28TH DAY OF MARCH 2019.

 

deputy Mayor turner

Chairperson