Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 27 February 2019

Time:                                    9am

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

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Sara Templeton

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

 

 

22 February 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Brendan Anstiss

General Manager Strategy & Transformation

Tel: 941 8472

 

Sarah Drummond

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6262

sarah.drummond@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

27 February 2019

 


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee - Terms of Reference

 

 

Chair

Councillor Buck

Membership

Councillor Templeton (Deputy Chair), Deputy Mayor Turner, Councillor Davidson, Councillor Gough, Councillor Livingstone, and Councillor Swiggs

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

 

 

Areas of Focus

The focus of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee is driving the concept of innovation, as in the City vision of a “City of Opportunity, where anything is possible” and to do so in ways that may be experimental and different.

 

The Committee considers and reports to Council on issues and activities relating to:

·           Strategies and priorities in relation to innovation and sustainable development.

·           Climate change and sustainability initiatives such as electric vehicles, carbon reduction and waste minimisation.

·           City Promotion initiatives such as Christchurch Narrative and Visitors Strategy.

·           Innovative or disruptive strategies and programmes, including Smart Cities programme of work.

·           Innovative approaches to the delivery of issues that often go across levels of government.

·           Allocation of funds related to the innovation and sustainability sector, including a new Innovation and Sustainability Fund.

·           Council’s Brand and Communications strategies.

 

Delegations

 

·         The Council delegates to the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee the authority to make decisions on applications to the Enliven Places Projects Fund of more than $15,000.

 

·         The Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee has the delegated authority to approve Applications to the Innovation and Sustainability Fund seeking between $10,001 and $100,000 and Council approval will be required for Committee funding recommendations over $100,001. The following resolution was passed at the Council meeting of 28 September 2017 and 28 June 2018.

 

 

 

42. Innovation and Sustainability Fund Establishment

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2017/00001

That the Council:

1.         Approve the creation of an Innovation and Sustainability Fund (“Fund”) for 2017/18 funded by:

a.          $400,000 from the Capital Endowment Fund as provided in the 2017/18 Annual Plan; and

b.              Additional funding from donations in lieu of the Councillors Director Fees as provided for in the Policy for the Appointment of Directors to Council Organisations (adopted 28 September 2017, reference CNCL/2017/00002).

2.         Approve the funding in the draft 2018-28 Long Term Plan for future years until 2025:

a.          $400,000 per year from the Capital Endowment Fund for the first three years; and

b.         additional funding from donations in lieu of the Councillors Director Fees as provided for in the Policy for the Appointment of Directors to Council Organisations.

3.         Delegate to:

a.          the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage, the delegated authority to approve Innovation and Sustainability Grant applications of up to and including $10,000 in accordance with the Terms Of Reference for the Fund; and

b.         the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee, the delegated authority to approve Innovation and Sustainability Grant applications between $10,001 and $100,000, in accordance with the Terms Of Reference for the Fund; and

c.          the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage the delegated authority to determine and carry out the administration requirements for this Fund, and to enter into Funding Agreements with Grant recipients.

4.         Approve the Fund’s Terms of Reference, as amended by these resolutions (Attachment A of the report).

5.         Approve that any unallocated funds remaining at financial year end (30 June annually) will be recognised as committed, but unallocated on the Balance Sheet and added to the total funding available for allocation.

Councillor Buck/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                           Carried

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2018/00130

That the Council:

1.         Approve the following amendment to the Innovation and Sustainability Fund’s Terms of Reference (word changes in italics):

a.          Applications seeking between $10,001 and $100,000 will be delegated to the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee, and Council approval will be required for Committee funding recommendations over $100,001.

2.         Delegate to the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage the decision to publicly release this report when there is no longer any commercial sensitivity relating to any of the applications.

Councillor Buck/Councillor Davidson                                                                                            Carried

 

 


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

27 February 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

Staff Reports

B       7.       Central City Biannual Report - July - December 2018................................................ 11

C       8.       Resolution to Exclude the Public................................................................................. 27  

 

 


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1.   Apologies

Apologies were received from Councillor Galloway and Councillor Templeton.

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 Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held on Monday, 10 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 <Approximate Time>

 

4.1

Green Star Building

Andrew Eagles will speak on behalf of New Zealand Green Building Council regarding opportunities in

·    New buildings

·    Existing buildings

·    New homes

·    Existing homes

 

 

4.2

Superhome Movement

Bob Burnett will speak on behalf of Superhome movement regarding the plans for this years Superhome tours and other wider initiatives and targets to normalise building sustainability in the Garden City.

 

4.3

Central City Festival

Bree Loverich will speak on behalf of ChristchurchNZ regarding Central City Artwork and festival.

 

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.


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

27 February 2019

 

 

 

Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Monday 10 December 2018

Time:                                    9:04am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

10 December 2018

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Brendan Anstiss

General Manager Strategy & Transformation

Tel: 941 8472

 

Mark Saunders

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6436

mark.saunders@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

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The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

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 ISDC/2018/00037

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 be confirmed.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                      Carried

 

4.   Public Forum

Part B

 

4.1

Stephanie Fry spoke on behalf of IdealCup to introduce their CupCycling Programme to Christchurch, which they describe as a simple and effective programme for cafes to divert single-use cups from landfill.

 

4.2

Dr George Parker and Clare Wilkinson spoke on behalf of the Christchurch Arts Festival regarding their plans to develop an annual spectacle of light, sound and performance in the central city as a key part of the new festival.

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.   Development Contributions - Small Residential Unit Rebate

 

 

 

Committee Decided ISDC/2018/00038 (Original Staff Recommendations Accepted without Change)

Part A

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee recommends that the Council:

1.         Agrees to the small residential unit development contributions rebate being extended to the earlier of any of:

·    A reviewed Development Contributions Policy being adopted by the Council, or

·    The fund is fully allocated, or

·    31 December 2019.

2.         Adopts the revised small residential unit development contributions rebate scheme criteria (Attachment 1 to the report)

Councillor Gough/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                    Carried

 

Election of a Deputy Chairperson

Committee Comment

The Committee noted the Council resolution of 6 December 2018 accepting Councillor Tim Scandrett’s resignation from the Committee, and noted that the Council further resolved that that resolution will take effect from 1 January 2019.

 

Committee Resolved ISDC/2018/00039

It was resolved on the motion of Councillor Vicki Buck, seconded by Councillor Mike Davidson that Councillor Sara Templeton be appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee upon the Council resolution to accept the resignation of Councillor Tim Scandrett from the Committee taking effect on 1 January 2019.

Councillor Buck/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                   Carried

 

8     Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Committee Resolved ISDC/2018/00040

Part C

That at 9:47am the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 23 to 24 of the agenda be adopted.

Councillor Gough/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                 Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 10:11am at which time the meeting concluded

 

CONFIRMED THIS 27th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2019

 

Councillor Vicki Buck

Chairperson

 


Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

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7.        Central City Biannual Report - July - December 2018

Reference:

19/8309

Presenter(s):

Danielle Yeoman, Planner, Urban Regeneration

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee to be informed of the Christchurch City Council funded regeneration activity within the Central City for the period July to December 2018.

1.2       This report does not include regeneration matters led by Development Christchurch Limited, Regenerate Christchurch or ChristchurchNZ, as this work is reported separately. Progress on An Accessible City is also reported separately.

Origin of Report

1.3       This report is staff generated in accordance with the 2018-2028 Strategic Planning Activity Management Plan.

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 considering the effects of a decision to receive a status report. Whereas the activities reported on have a positive benefit, the funding and principal decision making on these activities lies outside of this report and the decision itself is of low significance.

2.1.2   The community engagement and consultation outlined in this report reflect the assessment.

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive this report for information.

4.   Key Points

4.1       Attachment A sets out the highlights (including graphs and photographs) for the July to December 2018 period. In reflecting the key themes of the Central City Action Plan (CCAP), highlights have been grouped into five categories; City Leadership, Amenity & Activation, Growth, People and Getting it Done. Included in these five categories are the following activities:

·   Recovery Coordination and Activation

·   Enliven Places Projects

·   Enliven Places Projects Fund

·   Support for the other organisations that lead transitional projects

·   Incentives Grants and Rebates

·   Central City Land Use Survey

·   Central City Development Contributions Rebate Fund

·   Resource and Building Consents

·   Project 8011

·   Events Programme

·   Communications and Marketing

·   Delivery of Major Projects

 

5.   Context/Background

5.1       Key points to note from the July to December period are outlined below.

5.2       City Leadership

Action Plan  

5.2.1   On 8 November, the Council approved the Central City Action Plan. The Action Plan builds on the Council’s 21st Century City strategic priority work, economic updates from ChristchurchNZ and the Central City Momentum advice provided by Regenerate Christchurch.

5.2.2   A key development during the July to December period was the re-establishment of the Central City Development Forum; a consultative group to help inform and guide the Council. To ensure appropriate monitoring and reporting on the Action Plan, a Central City Office was established and a Programme Co-ordinator appointed.

5.3       Recovery Co-ordination and Activation

Barrier Sites

5.3.2   Over the July to December period, four sites were removed from the original Barrier Sites list as development proposals took shape.

Activation

5.3.3   In a bid to bolster the number of activities and events in the central city, a new searchable website of central city event spaces was created and a temporary Central City Activator position formed. Working with the events team, central city businesses and community interests, it is anticipated that the Central City Activator will facilitate everyday activities and small scale events to add vibrancy to city life; the temporary role will operate from 4 February – 30 June 2019.  

Tram Extension

5.3.4   Over the July to December period, extension of the tram beyond the current interim terminus at Manchester Street has continued to be explore. This extension will assist in the activation of the recently renamed ‘Salt District’.

Cathedral Square Improvements

5.3.5   During this reporting period, the Cathedral Square Improvement Project Control Group developed an early design for the South of the square. The design will be presented to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee in February 2019. 

Enliven Places Programme

5.3.6   Key projects completed within this reporting period include ‘ShoPOP’ installations (Pompoms, Until Works End and Light it Up), which were installed in vacant retail tenancies. A landscaping refresh of the Commons at 70 Kilmore Street was completed.

5.3.7   Other Enliven Places projects completed in this reporting period include the auction of the Urban Sheep, which raised $10,000 for the Mental Health Foundation.

Grants and Funds

5.3.8   The Enliven Places Projects Fund supports community-led projects that temporarily activate vacant sites. Over the July to December period, projects supported by the fund include Mākete which saw the re-activation of the Arts Centre Market Square and the Take Flight Butterfly House in the Kahikatea Commons. The Fund also supported the Little Andromeda; a pop-up theatre which hosted over 92 performances and attracted nearly 7,000 attendees to the central city.

5.3.9   Between the July to December period, the Enliven Places Rates Incentive provided a rates reduction to six sites in the Central City that were activated by temporary projects.

5.3.10 The Council supports Gap Filler (GF), Greening the Rubble (GtR) and Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) with an annual grant. Over the July to December period, the City Making Partners have brought a number of projects to life including the Bamboo Pavilion at the Commons, an edible landscape garden at the Kairos Free Store and the continued support for artistic spaces (the Corner Store and Fiksate Gallery).

5.3.11 The Creative Hoarding Incentive encourages creative construction site hoardings by waiving fees usually charged to occupy legal road. Over the July to December period, a total of $155,818 in road occupation fees was waived due to the use of quality hoardings.  

5.4       Growth

Central City Land Use Survey

5.4.2   The Central City Land Use Survey is completed bi-annually and provides an understanding of the status and use of sites located within the central city. The most recent survey was undertaken in July and shows substantive change in the built environment over the last two years.

5.5       People

Project 8011 

5.5.1   The Central City Residential Programme (Project 8011) was adopted by the Council in September, 2018. Over the July to December period, the Development Forum conducted a workshop and provided valuable feedback with regards to one of the nine 8011 projects; Funding Opportunities and Incentives. 

Events

5.5.2   Over 165,000 people attended a variety of events in the central city between the July to December period and the Council-led Explore marketing campaign attracted an average of 430 webpage views per day.

5.6       Getting It Done

5.6.1   The July to December period saw a number of key developments and public spaces being brought to use. The opening of Tūranga central library and the EntX cinema generated a substantial increase in foot traffic around the city. The City Promenade opened in November and has created a valuable corridor of open space. 

 

Consultation

5.7       Consultation on Enliven Places and other regeneration projects is undertaken as appropriate with neighbouring landowners and tenants, and regeneration partners.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Central City Biannual Report Attachment July- December period 2018 (final)

15

 

 

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

Authors

Danielle Yeoman - Planner (Urban Regeneration)

Laura Quaid - Assistant Planner - Urban Regeneration

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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8.    Resolution to Exclude the Public

Section 48, Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

I move that the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely items listed overleaf.

 

Reason for passing this resolution: good reason to withhold exists under section 7.

Specific grounds under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution: Section 48(1)(a)

 

Note

 

Section 48(4) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 provides as follows:

 

“(4)     Every resolution to exclude the public shall be put at a time when the meeting is open to the public, and the text of that resolution (or copies thereof):

 

             (a)       Shall be available to any member of the public who is present; and

             (b)       Shall form part of the minutes of the local authority.”

 

This resolution is made in reliance on Section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by Section 6 or Section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public are as follows:


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ITEM NO.

GENERAL SUBJECT OF EACH MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED

SECTION

SUBCLAUSE AND REASON UNDER THE ACT

PLAIN ENGLISH REASON

WHEN REPORTS CAN BE RELEASED

9

Public Excluded Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Minutes - 10 December 2018

 

 

Refer to the previous public excluded reason in the agendas for these meetings.

 

10

Innovation and Sustainability Fund

s6(a)

Maintenance of the law

Points to be discussed are commercially sensitive

Once there is no longer any commercial sensitivity relating to any of the applications