Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

Open Minutes



Date:                                    Wednesday 27 March 2019

Time:                                   9am

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





Deputy Chairperson


Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Sara Templeton

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner



21 March 2019




Principal Advisor

Brendan Anstiss

General Manager Strategy & Transformation

Tel: 941 8472


Sarah Drummond

Committee and Hearings Advisor

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Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

27 March 2019


Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation




The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Committee Resolved ISDC/2019/00005

Committee Decision

That the apology from Councillor Galloway, Councillor Gough and Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner be accepted.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                 Carried


2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B


Councillors Davidson and Livingstone  declared an interest in Item 10.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved ISDC/2019/00006

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 be confirmed.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                 Carried


4.   Public Forum

Part B


Gap Filler

Ryan Reynolds Spoke on behalf of Gap Filler regarding parking sites around Christchurch.

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Thanks Ryan for his presentation.




Electric Air

Gary Freedman will speak on behalf of Electric Air regarding brining a demonstration electric aircraft to Christchurch, with a view to beginning their use to reduce reliance on fossil fuel.

This public forum did not take place.


5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.


Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner arrived at 10.08am during discussion of Item 7.


7.   Climate Change Programme Update


Committee Comment

1.              After discussion with Council Officers on the form and types of  engagement and consultation for the Climate Strategy, the Committee noted that some members wished to be involved in helping to set targets for net neutrality for Christchurch as a whole.


Staff Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee:

1.         Receive and note the information in the report.

2.         Provide guidance on the opportunities for engagement on the climate change programme with elected members.


Committee Decided ISDC/2019/00007

Part A

That the Council:

1.              Receive and note the information in the report

2.              Form a working group of Councillors Buck, Templeton, Davidson, Livingstone and Chen to support the climate change strategy and action plans

3.              Establish by September 2019  a net carbon neutral target for Christchurch as a whole.


Councillor Templeton/Councillor Chen                                                                                                          Carried




8     Resolution to Exclude the Public


Committee Resolved ISDC/2019/00008

Part C

That at 10.13am the resolution to exclude the public set out on page 16 of the agenda be adopted.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                  Carried


The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 10.33am.



Meeting concluded at 10.35am.




Councillor Vicki Buck