Christchurch City Council

Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Thursday 28 March 2019

Time:                                   9.36am

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 Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

28 March 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

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Jo Daly

Council Secretary

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Council

28 March 2019

 

 

Acknowledgement

The Meeting acknowledged the tragic events that occurred in our City on Friday 15 March 2019 with the words below from the Mayor.

 

It is with a heavy heart that I stand to record the atrocity that was perpetrated on our city on March 15, 2019, and to invite all of us as the elected leadership of Ōtautahi Christchurch to record our condemnation for this attack, which may have targeted our Muslim communities, but which was an attack on us all - an attack on our values - and our way of life. This act, which was inspired by hatred and was designed to divide us and tear us apart; it has instead united us with all our communities and embraced us in compassion and love. An injury to one is an injury to all. We are one. 

On March 15 2019, as school students handed over their open letter to city and government leaders demanding that we take action on climate change, a white supremacist opened fire on a group of people who had gathered in prayer at Al Noor Mosque. He then went to the Linwood Islamic Centre and opened fire once more. His plans were disrupted by the courage of a man, who took action, and then by the two police officers who rammed his car and brought his rampage to a halt. The lives that were saved by the actions of these three men are incalculable. Other stories of heroism are emerging every day as we come to terms with the enormity of what has occurred.

This man, who is entitled to a fair legal process, is entitled to nothing more. No name. And no voice to his extremist views.

He came to our city with hatred in his heart and his intention to kill already formed in his mind. His hate was not born here nor nurtured here.

However, we all have a responsibility to ask the hard questions of ourselves about what comfort any of us might give to people who harbour these extremist views, through anything we might say or do. 

In 2017, we as a council endorsed the Christchurch Multicultural Strategy Te Rautaki Mātāwaka Rau – Our Future Together - I have reflected on its words since Friday the 15th, and I have asked myself whether we fully appreciated their significance before now.

The strategy’s vision is:

·                Aroha ki te whenua, te tūāpapa o te manaaki. Kia atawhai ki te iwi.

·                Love and respect to the land, which is the foundation of hospitality. Care for the people.

·                Ōtautahi Christchurch is an inclusive multicultural and multilingual city that honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi and values our environment – a city where all people belong.

Our Future Together was developed in partnership with community leaders and seeks three outcomes:

1.         Ngā Pou Haumaru – The sheltering mountains – the land

         A safe place that people are welcomed into, where each person is cared for and Rangatiratanga is respected.

2.         Te Wairua Rāhiri – The welcoming spirit – the home people

         A commitment to welcoming all who arrive to Ōtautahi with aroha and manaakitanga. A commitment to reciprocity when given such a welcome.

3.         Te Waka Eke Noa – A purpose and model – the canoe we all are part of

         An environment we can access where we can achieve common goals and understand the importance of working together.

I ask colleagues to reaffirm our commitment to ensuring those words are translated into reality.

And finally I ask that we collectively express our gratitude and thanks to all those who have played such an extraordinary role in our city since this atrocity occurred, acknowledging the impact it has had. 

We know from our experience that placing the community at the heart of all that we do, ensures our purpose and direction will be true.

We will not be defined by what happened on the 15th of March 2019, we are defined by what followed - the unity, the love, the compassion and the kindness - they are who we are, and we commit to ensuring that this moment in our history defines a future committed to social change for good. That’s our history and that’s our future.

I formally move the motion, which has been seconded by Cr Jimmy Chen who led the work on the Christchurch Multicultural Strategy: 

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00059

That as a Council:

1.              We condemn the attacks on our Muslim brothers and sisters as they worshipped at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre on March 15, 2019, and extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those whose lives were so cruelly taken and express our heartfelt sorrow to those who were injured and to the members of all our Muslim communities. Your pain is our pain, we are united in our shared grief; none of us stands alone, we stand together as one;

2.              We affirm our commitment to Ōtautahi Christchurch being a city of peace and a city that honours human rights, by truly living up to being a city of inclusion that embraces diversity, as declared in the Christchurch Multicultural Strategy Te Rāutaki Matawaka Rau – Our Future Together, and we are thankful to all the people of Christchurch, who have demonstrated their commitment to its vision by coming together as one to offer support and care for each other at this time and into the future;

3.              We express our gratitude for the extraordinary efforts of our first responders including the New Zealand Police, St John and the members of the community at the mosques and passers-by, and honour those who went above and beyond the call of duty;

4.              We express our thanks to all the hospital staff, who worked tirelessly to save lives and offer care to those who were injured and their families, and to the coroner’s, Council, City Care and funeral director teams, and members of the Muslim community, who all worked together to ensure the families could bury their loved ones with dignity and respect; 

5.              We express our thanks to the teachers, who looked after our schoolchildren yet again, providing reassurance at a time when little was known of what was happening, and we acknowledge the impact on residents and businesses affected by the lockdown and the cordons around the mosques in Riccarton and Linwood;

6.              We honour the Imams for their inspiring leadership and for inviting us to attend their Call to Prayer, and we honour the Muslim Community Leadership Group for their dedication and thank all those that have provided cultural advice and ensured decision-making has had the community at its heart;

7.              We acknowledge the support provided by the Prime Minister and the government to our city and to our Muslim communities; and thank them for taking urgent action to strengthen New Zealand’s gun laws; and resolve that the Council will make a submission in support, delegating authority to sign off the submission to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor if necessary; 

8.              We call upon the social media platforms to take responsibility for ensuring that such atrocities cannot be live-streamed and that messages of hate cannot be shared;

9.              We thank all the Council staff who have built on their existing relationships with our local communities and partner agencies to ensure a well-coordinated response with the community at the heart of all we do, and for their absolute commitment to ensuring our communities jointly lead the recovery process;

10.          We thank all those who organised opportunities for different parts of the Christchurch community to gather together, so we could pay our respects in ways that were meaningful to us all;

11.          And we thank everyone who has sent tributes, messages of support, offers of help and financial contributions, along with all of those who have attended vigils in cities and towns across New Zealand and around the world.

Mayor/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                                        Carried

 

Ahmed Mohamed acknowledged the Council for their support to the Muslim Community.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

 

1.   Apologies

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00060

That the apologies from Councillor Galloway for absence and the Mayor for early departure be accepted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Keown                                                                                                                        Carried

 

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

·         The Mayor declared an interest in public excluded Item 32. Christchurch Preforming Arts Precinct – Court Theatre Business Case

 

 

4.   Presentation of Petitions

There was no presentation of petitions.


 

33  Resolution to Include Supplementary Report

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00061

That the report to be received and considered at the Council meeting on Thursday 28 March 2019.

Open Item

1.              Community Funding

Mayor/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

34  Community Funding

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00062

That the Council:

1.         Grant delegated authority to the General Manager Citizen and Community to approve grants of up to $25,000 from the Community Resilience and Partnerships Fund for eligible community initiatives proposed in response to the 15 March 2019 terrorist attack.

a.         Delegated authority extends from 28 March 2019 to 30 June 2019.

b.         Any decisions made under this delegated authority, will be discussed with the Deputy Mayor, the Chairperson of the Social, Community Housing Committee and the Chairperson of the Multicultural Subcommittee, and reported to Council on a monthly basis.

Mayor/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                                              Carried

 

 

5.   Council Minutes - 28 February 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00063

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 28 February 2019.

 

AND

 

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 14 March 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting held 6 March 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Regulatory Performance Committee meeting held 6 March 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Audit and Risk Management Committee meeting held 8 March 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held 25 February 2019

 

 

AND

 

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

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held 27 February 2019.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                            Carried

 

6.   Council Minutes - 14 March 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 5.

 

9.   Social, Community Development and Housing Committee Minutes - 6 March 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 5.

 

10. Regulatory Performance Committee Minutes - 6 March 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 5.

 

13. Audit and Risk Management Committee Minutes - 8 March 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 5.

 

16. Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes - 25 February 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 5.

 

 

17. Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes - 13 March 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 5.

 

18. Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Minutes - 27 February 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 5.

 

 

Report from Social, Community Development and Housing Committee - 6 March 2019

7.   Heritage Incentive Grant for 58 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00064

That the Council:

1.         Approves the removal of the limited conservation covenant on the property located at 58 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa;

2.         Notes that the cost of removing the covenant is covered by Council as no grant has been disbursed to this property.

Councillor Clearwater/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                               Carried

 


 

Report from Social, Community Development and Housing Committee - 6 March 2019

8.   Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Sites in Response to Likely Predation

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00065

That the Council:

1.         Endorse the following protection measures:

a.         That monarch butterfly overwintering trees at Abberley Park and Burnside Park be banded within seven days of butterflies beginning their overwintering behaviour.

b.         That staff monitor butterfly mortality at Abberley Park and Burnside Park and other sites to determine the effectiveness of tree banding.

Councillor Clearwater/Councillor Keown                                                                                                        Carried

 

 

Report from Audit and Risk Management Committee - 8 March 2019

11. Audit New Zealand - 2018/19 Audit Plan

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00066

That the Council:

1.         Receives the Audit Plan for Christchurch City Council and Consolidated Group from Audit New Zealand, and:

a.         Notes that property, plant and equipment will again be a focus for the audit team in 2019;

b.         Notes that internal controls to prevent fraud and the compliance with continuous disclosure requirements will also be reviewed in-depth as part of the 2019 audit; and

c.         Notes the timetable for deliverables to ensure the audit proceeds smoothly.

Councillor Manji/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                   Carried

 

 

Report from Audit and Risk Management Committee - 8 March 2019

12. Status of Christchurch City Council Water Safety Plans

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00067

That the Council:

1.         Receives this report on the status of its Water Safety Plans.

Councillor Manji/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

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

14. Cathedral Square Improvement Works

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00068

That the Council:

1.         Approve Option 1 – Proceed with the design proposals for the Cathedral Square public realm improvement project (phases 1-3). Refer to attachments A and B.

2.         Note further updates will be provided at key stages of the design progression; namely at developed and detailed design stages.

3.         Delegates to the Chief Executive authority to enter into a contract/s for phases 1-3 of the Cathedral Square public realm improvements.

4.         Notes that Phase 4 works (which seek to prioritise pedestrian activity and safety in Cathedral Square) will follow a separate piece of work that will consider the transport network in the north of the CBD as well as key facilities in the immediate area. This phase will have the appropriate engagement process associated with any changes that might be proposed.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                         Carried

Councillor Johanson requested that his vote against the resolutions be recorded.

 

 

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

15. Cabbage Trees outside 222 High Street

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00069

That the Council:

1.         Approves the preferred option set out in the officers’ report, which is to remove the existing cabbage trees outside 222 High Street and plant temporary low plantings or grasses such as tussocks until a permanent landscape design is developed and further consultation carried out as part of the High Street (Cashel – St Asaph) project scheduled to be delivered in Financial Year 2020.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Keown                                                                                                                 Carried

 


 

20. 2018/19 Capital Endowment Fund Applications: Living Springs, Shirley Pump Track, Botanic Delights

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00070

That the Council:

1.         Approve a grant of $80,000 from the 2018/19 Capital Endowment Fund to Living Springs Trust towards a new water treatment system, and

a.         require reporting to be submitted 12 months following payment or completion of the new water treatment system, whichever comes first.

2.         Approve a grant of $87,850 from the 2018/19 Capital Endowment Fund to the Parks Unit for a modular pump track initially located at the Shirley Community Reserve, and.

a.         require reporting to be submitted 12 months following payment or once the pump track is operational whichever comes first.

3.         Approve a grant of $117,000 from the 2018/19 Capital Endowment Fund to the Recreation, Sports and Events Unit towards production and delivery of an addition to the Botanic D'Lights event for 2020, and

a.         require reporting to be submitted three months following Botanic D'Lights 2020.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                 Carried

Councillor Swiggs requested that his votes against resolution 3. be recorded.

 

 

21. 2019 Christchurch City Council Elections - Order of Candidates' Names on Voting Documents

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00071

That the Council:

1.         Approve that the names of candidates at the 2019 Christchurch City Council elections be arranged in random order.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                       Carried

 

 

22. Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00072

That at 10.48am the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 211 to 214 of the agenda be adopted.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                                 Carried

 

The meeting returned to open session at 11.08am.

 

The meeting adjourned 11.08am, the Mayor left the meeting at this time.

 

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 11.20am with Deputy Mayor Turner in the Chair.  Councillors Chen, East, Gough and Manji were not present at this time.

 

Councillor Chen returned to the meeting at 11.22am during consideration of item 19.

 

Councillors East and Manji returned to the meeting at 11.24am during consideration of item 19.

 

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 11.25am during consideration of item 19.

 

19. Water Management Zone Committees - Annual Reports and updates

 

·                Allen Lim, (Chairperson) Selwyn Waihora Water Management Zone Committee presented the Zone Committee’s Annual Report and update.  The meeting acknowledged that Allen Lim was stepping down from the role of Chairperson after four years in the position.

·                Gina Waibl (Deputy Chairperson) Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee presented the Zone Committee’s Annual Report and update.

·                Arapata Rueben (Chairperson) Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee presented the Zone Committee’s Annual Report and update.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00073

That the Council:

1.              Receive the information in the zone committees’ annual reports (Attachments A, B and C).

2.              Request a briefing to the Infrastructure Transport and Environment Committee by relevant parties on the proposed dry land biodiversity hub.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                            Carried

 

 

22  Resolution to exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00074

That at 11.59am the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 211 to 214 of the agenda be adopted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                               Carried

 

The meeting returned to open session at 12.09pm. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.09pm, Councillors Chen and Gough left the meeting at this time.

 

The meeting reconvened at 2.04pm.

 

3.   Public Participation

3.1   Public Forum

3.1.1 Michael Bell of Little Adromeda presented to the Council by video conference on the Christchurch Performing Arts Precinct.

 

3.1.2 Barbara George, CEO, Ross Gumbley, Artistic Director, and Steven van de Pol, Trust Chair of the Court Theatre presented to the Council on the Christchurch Performing Arts Precinct.

 

3.2   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

 

22. Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00075

That Barbara George, CEO, Ross Gumbley, Artistic Director, Steven van de Pol, Trust Chair and Ian Douthwaite of The Court Theatre a be permitted to remain after the public have been excluded for Item 32. Christchurch Performing Arts Precinct of the public excluded agenda as they have knowledge that is relevant to that item and will assist the Council.

AND

That Craig Jones of Visitor Solutions and Rob McDonald of Deloittes be permitted to remain after the public have been excluded for Item 32. Christchurch Preforming Arts Precinct of the public excluded agenda as they have knowledge that is relevant to that item and will assist the Council.

AND

That at 2.18pm the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 211 to 214 of the agenda be adopted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                                  Carried

 

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 3.37pm.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 3.37pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 11TH DAY OF APRIL 2019

 

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Chairperson