Christchurch City Council

Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Thursday 9 May 2019

Time:                                   9.32am

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 James Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

9 May 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8554

 

Jo Daly

Council Secretary

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Council

09 May 2019

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00060

That the apology for absence from the Mayor, the apology from Councillor Manji for temporary absence and the apology from Councillor Gough for early departure be accepted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                          Carried

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Public Participation

3.1  Public Forum

3.1.1 Imagination Station

             Sam Butcher, Managing Director/Chief Imaginator from Imagination Station presented to the Council regarding Imagination Station, operating in Tūranga.

 

3.2  Deputations by Appointment

3.2.1 Southshore Residents' Association

             Lynda Burdekin, Chair and Simon Brown, Vice Chair, of the Southshore Residents’ Association presented a deputation to the Council on item 22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps.

 

3.2.2 Dr John Cook

             Dr John Cook presented a deputation to the Council on item 22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps.

 

3.2.3 South Brighton Residents' Association

             Hugo Kristinsson presented a deputation to the Council on behalf of the South Brighton Residents’ Association on item 22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps.

 

3.2.4 Empowered Christchurch Limited

             Séamus O'Cromtha presented a deputation to the Council on behalf of Empowered Christchurch Limited on item 22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps.

 


 

 

3.2.5 Jan Burney

             Jan Burney presented a deputation to the Council on item 22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps.

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 10.34am during item 3.2.6.

 

3.2.6 Christchurch Coastal Residents' United

             Simon Watts, Chair of the Christchurch Coastal Residents’ United presented to the Council on item 22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps.

 

Councillor Galloway left the meeting at 10.45am and returned at 10.48am during item 3.2.7.

 

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 10.47am during item 3.2.7.

 

3.2.7 Coastal-Burwood Community Board

             Kim Money, Chairperson and Tim Sintes, Deputy Chairperson of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board, presented to the Council on item 22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps.

 

 

3.2.8 How Team - Community Members

             Corinne Bolstad, Trustee Renew Brighton and Marie Graham, How Team community member, presented on behalf of the How Team Community Members to the Council on item 22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.07am and reconvened at 11.21am.  Councillors Chen, Cotter, Davidson, Gough and East were not present at this time.

 

Councillor Chen returned to the meeting at 11.23am during item 5.

 

Councillor Davidson returned to the meeting at 11.25am during item 5.

 

Councillors Cotter and Gough returned to the meeting at 11.26am during item 5.

 


 

Mike Mora, Chairperson and Matthew Pratt, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 5.

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

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00061

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board report for April 2019.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                            Carried

 

Darrel Latham, Community Board Member and Arohanui Grace, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 6.

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

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00062

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Community Board report for April 2019.

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                Carried

 

Emma Norrish, Deputy Chairperson and Christine Lane, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 7.

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

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00063

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Community Board report for April 2019.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                          Carried

 

Councillor East returned to the meeting at 11.52am during item 8.

 

Karolin Potter, Chairperson and Chris Turner-Bullock, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 8.

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

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00064

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board report for April 2019.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                               Carried

 

Councillor East left the meeting at 12.01pm during item 9.

 


 

Pam Richardson, Chairperson and Joan Blatchford, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 9.

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

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00065

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Community Board report for April 2019.

2.         Endorse the Community Board working to achieve a holistic, co-ordinated approach to the Banks Peninsula area including reference to, but not limited to, recreation, ecology and visitation.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                              Carried

 

Kim Money, Chairperson, Tim Sintes, Deputy Chairperson and Jo Wells, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 10.

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

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00066

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Community Board report for April 2019.

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor East                                                                                                          Carried

 

Councillor East returned to the meeting at 12.21pm during item 11.

 

Sam MacDonald, Chairperson, David Cartwright, Deputy Chairperson and Maryanne Lomax, Community Governance Manager joined the table for item 11.

11. Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Report to Council - April 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00067

That the Council:

1.         Receive the Community Board report for April 2019.

Councillor Gough/Councillor Keown                                                                                                               Carried

 


 

Report from Papanui-Innes Community Board - 12 April 2019

12. Road Stopping - 110 Sawyers Arms Road

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00068

That the Council:

1.         Pursuant to section 80 of the Local Government Act 2002 to depart from the Road Stopping Policy 2009 to authorise the stopping of that part of the legal road adjacent to 110 Sawyers Arms Road (shown as Section 1 on Plan C19676 prepared by Davie Lovell –Smith and dated October 2018) by using the process contained in Part 8 of the Public Works Act 1981.

2.         Note that:

a.         This decision is inconsistent with the Road Stopping Policy 2009;

b.         The reason for the inconsistency is that the Road Stopping Policy 2009 requires that the Section 1 be stopped using the Local Government Act 2002 road stopping process;

c.         There is no intention to amend the Road Stopping Policy 2009 to accommodate this decision as this decision involves unique "one-off" circumstances which are unlikely to be repeated.

3.         Pursuant to Part 8 of the Public Works Act 1981, to stop Section 1 as legal road;

4.         Subject to the road stopping being successfully completed, to sell Section 1 showing on the attached to the owners of 110 Sawyers Arms Road for the sum of $48,500 plus GST (if any) on the basis that:

a.         Of the possible and practical purchasers of Section 1 the owners of 110 Sawyers Arms Road are the only parties that have indicated a desire to purchase Section 1, and

b.         All other owners adjoining Section 1 have consented to the stopping of Section 1 as legal road;

5.         To depart from the policy to "publicly tender properties for sale unless there is a clear reason for doing otherwise" to authorise the sale of Section 1 to the owners of Sawyers Arms Road, noting as follows:

a.         This decision is inconsistent with the policy to "publicly tender properties for sale …";

b.         The reason for the inconsistency is that the policy requires the Council to "publicly tender properties for sale …";

c.         There is no intention to amend the policy to accommodate this decision as this decision involves unique "one-off" circumstances which are unlikely to be repeated.

6.         To delegate to the Property Consultancy Manager the authority to take all necessary steps and to enter into all necessary documents on behalf of the Council as he shall consider necessary or desirable to give effect to the above resolutions.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                          Carried

 


 

Report from Banks Peninsula Community Board - 15 April 2019

13. Banks Peninsula Property Review Process

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00069

That the Council :

Notes that:

1.              The purpose of this report is to determine the future use of land holdings that are no longer required, or being utilised, for the purpose that they were originally purchased. This is to be achieved by categorising them into the following three options for incorporation in a recommended resolution to Council.

Three options:

a.              Option 1 - Retain for a future strategic purpose.

b.             Option 2 - 28 surplus for disposal.

c.              Option3 - Retention to explore an alternative public use.

2.              It has received advice through workshops and staff reports (including the public excluded attachment titled “Update January 2019”) on the possible future use of the various land holdings in this report.

3.              To help inform a final resolution recommendation those workshop outcomes and suggestions were further reviewed and discussed at a workshop on the 28th January prior to this report being considered. The outcomes of which are summarised as follows: 

a.              Woodills Milk Store - 55 Woodills Road

i.          Initial workshop outcome 2018: Option 1 - Retain for a future strategic purpose.

ii.         Staff suggestion: Option 2 - Declared surplus for disposal (noting the lessee indicated after the workshop that they wish to surrender the lease).

iii.       Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: There was no interest from other Council infrastructure units i.e. Transport, Parks and 3 Waters. The Board requested that staff discuss with St Johns whether this is a suitable site for their requirements.

b.             BP Meats Development - 67A Rue Lavaud

i.          Recommendation: Option 1 - Retain for a future strategic purpose (and initiate a process to investigate future development options).

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: That this be referred to Development Christchurch Ltd (DCL) to assess and develop viable commercial regeneration options for the Board to consider and develop a future process from.

c.              Shackleton Reserve - 10 Shackleton Terrace

i.          Recommendation: Option 2 – Declared surplus for disposal.

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: Parks and Transport have no interest in the property. Support declaring the property surplus.

 

d.             HMNZS Steadfast - 64 & 86 Governors Bay Road

i.          Initial workshop outcome 2018:  Option 1 - Retain for a future strategic purpose.

ii.         Staff suggestion: Option 3 – Retention and transfer to an alternative public work use.  Subject to the criteria below under recommended resolution to Council 5.a being met.

iii.       Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: Support the staff recommendation i.e. retention for incorporation into the Parks portfolio.

e.             Gollans Bay Rubbish Tip - 150 Old Sumner Road

i.          Recommendation: Option 3 - Retention and transfer an alternative public work use (Subject to the criteria below under Recommended resolution to Council 5(a) being met)

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: Parks indicated a preliminary view that this was probably of no interest to include in their portfolio and add to the network. The Board requested That the Council’s Parks team further look at this property more closely with the view of retaining it in the Parks portfolio for open space and recreational use, as it currently seems to be actively utilised.

f.               Development Land Ngatea Point – 27 Hunters Road, 5A & 31A Te Papau Crescent, 42 Whero Avenue, 399 Bayview Road

i.          Recommendation: Option 1 - Retain balance for a future strategic purpose, retain and protect the bush gullies (noting that there is a separate process already underway relating to the protection of the bush gullies).

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: Support the recommendation.

g.              Reservoir - 38 Waipapa Avenue

i.          Recommendation: Option 2 – Declared surplus for disposal.

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: That the community Board is not aware of any alternative public uses for the site, but acknowledges the community may desire the property be retained as open space. Parks are therefore requested to reconsider whether this property should be retained for that purpose.

h.             Stoddart Point Reserve - 2H Waipapa Avenue

i.          Recommendation: Option 2 – Declared surplus for disposal.

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: The reason for ownership was not evident and therefore declaring it surplus for disposal is an option. The Community Board wants to further understand adjoining ownership, whether there would be an offer back obligation and what the relationship / arrangement / obligations may or may not be with regards to the postal boxes.

i.                Reservoir – 306 Bayview Road

i.          Recommendation:  Option 2 – Declared surplus for disposal.

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: That the Community Board is not aware of any alternative public uses for the site, but wants to be assured the property is not required for open space / recreation purposes, particularly walking track purposes. Parks are therefore requested to consider whether this property should be retained for that purpose.

j.               Rural Land (Store Livestock) – 3381 Christchurch-Akaroa Road

i.          Recommendation: Option 2 – Declared surplus for disposal.

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: The Council Senior Policy Planner provided advice that – “these cliffs have high ecological values, they support a significant biota (flora and fauna). Not least they are classified as a nationally rare ecosystem which are a national priority for protection” It was discussed and consider that the staff (including the Parks – Team Leader Biodiversity) need to review this property in that context and provide further advice on whether retention or protection mechanisms are required.

k.              Vacant land – 2979 Christchurch-Akaroa Road

i.          Recommendation: Option 2 – Declared surplus for disposal.

ii.         Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: The Council Senior Policy Planner provided advice that – “it may have some ecological values on the small cliffs at the base of the property” It was discussed and consider that the staff (including the Parks – Team Leader Biodiversity) need to review this property in that context and provide further advice on whether retention or protection mechanisms are required.

l.                Former Quarry Freehold - 79 Jones Road

i.          Workshop outcome: Consider retention and transfer to an alternative public work use.

ii.         Staff suggestion: Option 2 – Declared surplus for disposal.

iii.       Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: The Council Senior Policy Planner provided advice that – “this is a dryland site that may support indigenous biota.  We already have some serious biodiversity issues in the Kaitorete / Birdlings Flat area so need to be very sure that the site has no values before disposing of it.  It may have restoration potential.”  It was discussed and considered that the staff (including the Parks – Team Leader Biodiversity) need to review this property in that context and provide further advice on whether retention or protection mechanisms are required.

m.           Little River Education House – 4421 Christchurch-Akaroa Road

i.          Workshop outcome: Consider retention and transfer to an alternative public work use.

ii.         Staff suggestion: Option 2 – Declared surplus for disposal.

iii.       Recent workshop outcome 28 January 2019: It was determined that the tenancy in the house be terminated and it then be demolished as it is at the end of its economic life. There are no Transport requirements for the land. Parks indicated that they would like to check the value of retaining the land or a portion for a connection to Little River Esplanade Reserve or potential for a freedom camping site.

 

As a result of the above the Community Board recommends to Council that it passes the following resolutions:

4.              Option 1.

a.              Approves retention of the following properties for a future strategic purpose.

i.          BP Meats Development - 67A Rue Lavaud and that this be referred to Development Christchurch Ltd to assess and develop viable commercial regeneration options for the Board to consider and develop a future process from.

 

ii.         Development Land Ngatea Point – 27 Hunters Road, 5A & 31A Te Papau Crescent, 42 Whero Avenue, 399 Bayview Road - Retain for a future strategic purpose yet to be determined and protect the bush gullies (noting that there has been a separate report and process underway relating to the protection of the bush gullies).

 

iii         Stoddart Point Reserve - 2H Waipapa Avenue – because it currently has community value due to the provision of postal services operating from one of the buildings on site. The future of the property to be reconsidered if the postal services are relocated.

5.              Option 2.

a.              Declares the following properties surplus for disposal.

i.          Shackleton Reserve - 10 Shackleton Terrace

ii.         Reservoir - 38 Waipapa Ave subject to:

·                The property being circularised internally within Council to determine there is no other alternative public use.

·                Information on the proposal to dispose of the property being circulated via the Diamond Harbour Community Association to the local community.

iii.       Reservoir – 306 Bayview Road subject to:

·                The property being circularised internally within Council to determine there is no other alternative public use.

iv.        Vacant land – 2979 Christchurch-Akaroa Road – due to advice from staff that it is not considered to be of any ecological value.

b.             Grants delegated authority to the Property Consultancy Manager to:

i.          Determine at his discretion satisfaction of the “subject to” conditions.

ii.         Commence the sale process for the properties set out in the resolution above in accordance with Council’s normal practices and policies (including unilateral dealings where a tender is not practical).

iii.       Conclude the sale of these properties on the best terms considered available, as supported by valuation advice and in consideration of other factors including marketing and market dynamics, including if the minimum price is not achievable by tender then the property may be sold by private treaty.

iv.        To do all things and make decisions at his sole discretion that are necessary to give effect to this resolution.

6.              Option 3.

a.              Supports retention of the following properties to explore an alternative public use subject to the conditions below:

i.          HMNZS Steadfast - 64 & 86 Governors Bay Road - that this property be retained and transferred into the Parks portfolio.

ii.         Gollans Bay Rubbish Tip - 150 Old Sumner Road - the Board request That the Council’s Parks team further look at this property including discussions with the Board more closely and report back with the view of retaining it in the Parks portfolio for open space and recreational use, as it currently seems to be actively utilised by the public.

iii.       Rural Land (Store Livestock) – 3381 Christchurch-Akaroa Road – the Board request that staff (including the Parks – Team leader Biodiversity) review this property in the context of the Council’s Senior Policy Planner advice that there are high ecological values and report back on whether retention or protection mechanisms are required.

iv.        Former Quarry Freehold - 79 Jones Road - the Board request that staff (including the Parks – Team Leader Biodiversity) review this property in the context of the Council’s Senior Policy Planner advice that there may be ecological values and report back on whether retention or protection mechanisms are required.

v.         Woodills Milk Store - 55 Woodills Road subject to:

·                The property being circularised to determine there is no other alternative public use.

·                St Johns not being interested in the site. If there was an interest that would be reported back to the Board for consideration.

vi.        Little River Education House – 4421 Christchurch Akaroa Road – subject to:

·                Termination of the tenancy and demolition of the house.

·                The property being circularised internally within Council to determine there is no other alternative public use.

·                Advice from the Heritage team to establish that there are no heritage values associated with the house.

b.             Retention of the properties is conditional upon staff and the Community Board engaging in a process that identifies an alternative public use that:

i.          Can be rationalised,

ii.         Satisfies a clearly identified need,

iii.       Is supported by a sound and robust business case,

iv.        Supports Council strategies,

v.         Has established funding in the Council’s annual and long term plans,

vi.        Has an identified sponsor i.e. end asset owner (titular internal owner) / sponsor who supports retention for the alternative public use and holds an appropriate budget provision within the LTP.

c.              The Community Board is delegated authority to make a retention decision for an alternative use so long as all of the conditions set out in resolution 5 above are met to its satisfaction.

7.              Notes the property at 40 Rue Jolie was originally included in this process, but has subsequently been considered in a separate heritage buildings process.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                Carried

 

Councillor Keown left the meeting at 12.41pm and returned at 12.43pm during discussion on item 14.

 

Report from Coastal-Burwood Community Board - 15 April 2019

14. New Brighton Streetscape Enhancements A2, A4, A5

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00070

That the Council:

1.         Approve, pursuant to Part 4 Section 27 of the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017, and Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017, that speed limits on Marine Parade, Hawke Street and Beresford Street be revoked and set as identified in Attachment E and listed below in Clauses a – d including resultant changes made to the Christchurch City Council Register of Speed Limits and associated Speed Limit Maps:

a.         Revoke the existing permanent speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour on Marine Parade commencing at a point 20 metres north of its intersection with Hawke Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 225 metres.

b.         Approve that the permanent speed limit on Marine Parade, commencing at a point 20 metres north of its intersection with Hawke Street and extending in a southerly direction for a distance of 225 metres, be set at 30 kilometres per hour.

c.         Revoke the existing permanent speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour on Hawke Street commencing at its intersection with Marine Parade and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 20 metres.

d.         Approve that the permanent speed limit on Hawke Street, commencing at its intersection with Marine Parade and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 20 metres, be set at 30 kilometres per hour.

e.         Revoke the existing permanent speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour on Beresford Street commencing at its intersection with Marine Parade and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 20 metres.

f.          Approve that the permanent speed limit on Beresford Street, commencing at its intersection with Marine Parade and extending in a westerly direction for a distance of 20 metres, be set at 30 kilometres per hour.

 

 

2.         Approve the speed limit changes listed in Clauses a – f above come into force following the date of Council approval, installation of all required infrastructure (signage and/or markings) and removal of obsolete infrastructure (as indicated in Attachment E), and the required notice being provided to NZTA and NZ Police in accordance with Section 2.7(6) of Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017.

Councillor East/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                          Carried

 

The Council commenced discussion on item 22.

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting for the day at 12.55pm during discussion on item 22.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.57pm.

 

The meeting reconvened at 2.08pm. Councillor East was not present at this time.

 

15. Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee Minutes - 10 April 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00071

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee meeting held 10 April 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Rockfall Protection Structures Committee meeting held 9 April 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee meeting held 19 March 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee meeting held 16 April 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee meeting held 19 February 2019

 

AND

 

That the Council receives the Minutes from the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held 28 March 2019.

 

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                 Carried

 

17. Rockfall Protection Structures Committee Minutes - 9 April 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 15.

 

18. Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee Minutes - 19 March 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 15.

 

19. Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee Minutes - 16 April 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 15.

 

20. Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee Minutes - 19 February 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 15.

 

21. Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee Minutes - 28 March 2019

 

Council Decision

Refer to Item 15.

 

30. Chief Executive's Report - April 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00072

That the Council:

1.         Receive the report.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Keown                                                                                                                      Carried

 


 

40. Mayor's Monthly Report - April 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00073

That the Council:

1.         Receive the information in this report.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                Carried

 

Councillor East returned to the meeting at 2.13pm during discussion on item 22.

 

22. Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton: Transition of leadership and next steps

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00074

That the Council:

1.              Agrees to take over leadership of the work currently within scope of the Regeneration Strategy for Southshore and South New Brighton.

2.              Notes that assuming leadership of this project is estimated to incur a further $1m for planning work on Council, and that this will be addressed as part of the 2019/20 budget allocation and Letter of Expectations from Council and the Crown to Regenerate Christchurch.

3.              Agrees to split the Regeneration Strategy project into two projects:

a.              Earthquake legacy repairs.

b.             An adaptation strategy.

4.              Instruct Council staff to undertake urgent work on the earthquake legacy investigations project and report back in August 2019 for Council decision as follows:

a.              Estuary edge current and pre-earthquake state and risk analysis – to identify outstanding community needs. This will include specific actions and opportunities to mitigate inundation and erosion that addresses earthquake legacy.

5.              An Adaptation Strategy, which will inform an area-specific coastal hazards plan change developed in accordance with the Coastal Hazards and Climate Change – guidance for local government 2017 Ministry for the Environment, noting that Council staff are undertaking further urgent investigations into Adaptation investigations:

a.              Risk and vulnerability assessment.

b.             Project review planning for implementation of the HOW team engagement plan which includes resourcing and establishing community and governance groups. 

Note: The implementation of earthquake repairs is not expected to impede processes of advancing the Adaptation conversation and planning.

6.              Notes that Council remains strongly committed to the engagement model of the HOW team and will engage this team, other community groups, and the wider community in the above processes.

Councillor East/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                           Carried

 

Councillors Cotter and East left the meeting at 3.19pm during item 31.

 

Councillor Cotter returned to the meeting at 3.25pm in public excluded session.

 

31. Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00075

That Steve Walsh and Brent King from Marsh Limited remain after the public have been excluded for Item 37. 2019/2020 Insurance Renewal Update as they have knowledge that is relevant to that item and will assist the Council.

AND

That at 3.19pm the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 468 to 471 of the agenda be adopted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                   Carried

 

The meeting returned to open session at 3.45pm.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.45pm and reconvened at 3.50pm.  Councillors Galloway and Manji were not present at this time.

 

Councillor East returned to the meeting at 3.50pm.

4.   Presentation of Petitions

There are no presentation of petitions.

 

38. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00076

That the reports be received and considered at the Council meeting on Thursday, 9 May 2019.

Open Items

39.       Water Supply Improvement Programme - update

40.       Mayor's Monthly Report - April 2019

Public Excluded Items

41.       Appeal Issues

42.       Regenerate Christchurch – Letter of Expectations 2019/20

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                        Carried


 

 

Councillors Galloway and Manji returned to the meeting at 3.51pm during discussion on item 16.

 

16. Report from Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee – 10 April 2019

16. 9 Cathedral Square - Structures on Roads Proposal

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00077

That the Council:

1.         Notes that the proposal is inconsistent with the Policy for Structures on Roads 2010.

a.         The inconsistency is detailed as follows:

i.          Paragraph 2.2 of the Policy requires that the horizontal projection not be more than one metre.

ii.         Paragraph 3.3 of the Policy requires that all foundations be built within the private lot.

iii.        Paragraph 3.5 (i) requires that there be no other practicable option available.

b.         The reason for the inconsistency is that the proposal has a canopy that projects more than one metre, the supporting columns and their foundations project into legal road and there is no other practical options available.

c.         Due to the ‘one-off’ nature of the application, there is no intention to amend the Policy to accommodate the decision.

2.         Approve the application to encroach on the legal road at 9 Cathedral Square and as land owners to authorise the construction of the canopy, poles and column foundations on the area shown in Attachment A.

3.         Approve the granting of a Deed of Licence to allow the encroachment of the legal road at 9 Cathedral Square for a term of up to a maximum of 35 years and at a market licence fee determined by a registered valuer appointed by the Council. In addition to the annual licence fee the licensee would be required to pay the extra tree maintenance costs arising from the proposal.

4.         Require as part of the Deed of Licence the preparation of a Tree Protection and Management Plan by the owners of 9 Cathedral Square in respect of the three street trees on the Square, and the licensee’s compliance with that plan.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                               Carried

 


 

 

23. Hearings Panel report to the Council on the QEII Master Plan

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00078

That the Council:

1.         Receive the information in the Hearing Panel Report and consider the submissions received during the public consultation process on the Draft QEII Park Master Plan.

2.         Approves the QEII Park Master Plan (Refer to Attachment A of this Agenda) incorporating the amendments a to d below as a result of community feedback (Refer to Attachments B, C and D of this Agenda for revised concept plans):

a.         Half basketball court increased to full basketball court.

b.         Vegetation cover increased around play space for increased shading cover.

c.         Confirmation of bike stand locations.

d.         Direct Council Officers to investigate potential efficiencies in completing earthwork for adventure nature trail, concurrently with earthworks for currently funded activities.

3.         Approve the transfer of funds for the year 1-3 projects, as set out within the implementation plan of the QEII Park Master Plan with the exception of:

a.         The changing/toilet facility. The Hearing Panel directs Council Officers to actively seek efficiencies and report back to Council.

Notes the Hearing Panel supports making funds available should they be required for the car park close to the CSG building.

4.         Delegate future decision making for unfunded items within the master plan, to the Coastal/Burwood Community Board, subject to funding becoming available in the 2021 Long Term Plan or any other funding source.

5.         Direct Council Officers to seek opportunities for partnerships and external funders to assist with the implementation of the master plan.

6.         Recommends that the south west corner of the park as shown in Attachment D is reserved for a two year period following approval of the master plan, for the investigation of commercial opportunities. If no development has been approved within two years the area is to revert back to the concept plan as detailed in Attachment B. Any commercial development will be required to:

b.         Meet all associated costs including but not limited to ground remediation, stormwater drainage, access and parking.

c.         Enhance vegetation cover and biodiversity opportunities

d.         Connect with funded pathways within the master plan

e.         Be in keeping with the aesthetic of the master plan (open green space)

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor East                                                                                                          Carried

 


 

24. Community Resilience Partnership Fund

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00079

That the Council:

1.         Makes a grant of $25,000 to Pillars from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Creating the Pillars Alliance.

2.         Makes a grant of $45,000 to Tangata Atumotu Trust from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Connecting Pasifika Matua (Elders).

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                               Carried

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

 

 

25. Taking Toi Otautahi - Christchurch Arts Strategy out to Consultation

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00080

That the Council:

1.         Receive the report and draft arts strategy.

2.         Endorse taking the strategy out for consultation.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Keown                                                                                                               Carried

 

Councillor Johanson left the meeting for the day at 4.41pm at the conclusion of item 25.

 

26. Progress reports on the Council's strategic priorities

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00081

That the Council:

1.         Receive the progress reports on the strategic priorities.

2.         Note that information on the external website will be updated with this progress reporting.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                Carried

 


 

27. Process to consider annual Living Wage Rate adjustments to Council employees

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00082

That the Council:

1.         Endorses the proposed process to enable the Council to review and consider annual Living Wage Rate adjustments for Council employees (excluding trainees) through its remuneration process.

2.         Notes the allocated budget would allow the Council to move its minimum wage rate to match (and maintain commensurate with) the Living Wage Rate subject to negotiation with individuals and unions.

3.         Directs staff to report back to the Council if there are any reasons why future increases in the Living Wage Rate cannot be met (such as the Living Wage Rate increasing significantly faster than the overall average).

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                Carried

 

28. Delegation for approval of submission on the Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00083

That the Council:

1.         Delegate approval of the Council’s submission on the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission to the Mayor and Councillor Livingstone to enable it to be submitted by 19 May 2019.

Councillor Keown/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                     Carried

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

 

29. Council's Response to 15 March 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00084

That the Council:

1.         Receive the report.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                      Carried

 


 

39. Water Supply Improvement Programme - update

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00085

That the Council:

1.         Note the progress with the well head remediation programme and the removal of temporary chlorine treatment where the water is supplied from secure wells:

a.         With 75 percent of the water to be delivered from secure wells, and chlorine free, by the end of May 2019.

b.         With 100 percent of the water from secure wells, most of the time, by the end of July 2019 (with back up chlorine treatment available at six pump stations at times of high demand).

c.         With 100 per cent of the water from secure wells by the end of September 2019.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                        Carried

 

A division was called on motions 2. and 3 moved by the Deputy Mayor and seconded by Councillor Cotter. 

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00086

That the Council:

2.            Approve the continuation of chlorine treatment at those pump stations that are supplied from wells where the well heads are not deemed secure and improvement works have not yet been completed. There are 53 pump stations across the city and chlorine treatment is required at a small number of these:

a.         Chlorine treatment to be continued at nine pump stations through May and June – namely Avonhead and Jeffreys (in the Northwest water supply zone), Carters (Rawhiti), Picton (Riccarton), Sockburn (West), Addington, Main Pumps, Spreydon and Sydenham (Central).

b.         Back up chlorine treatment to be available for use (when required to maintain pressure across the network) at seven pump stations through July and August – namely Avonhead, Carters, Picton, Addington, Main Pumps, Spreydon and Sydenham.

c.         Back up chlorine treatment to be available for use (when required) at three pump stations through September – namely Avonhead, Spreydon and Sydenham.

d.         Back up chlorine treatment to be available for use (if the hill reservoirs require topping up) at one pump station from May through to September – namely Palatine (Central).

3.         Delegate authority to the City Services General Manager to vary the temporary chlorine treatment at any pump station if required to meet the provisions of the Water Safety Plan for the Christchurch City and the Lyttelton Harbour Basin. Any exercise of this delegated authority is to be reported to the Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor, within one working day, and to be reported to Council via the next Chief Executive’s report.

 

 

The division was declared carried by 11 votes to 3 votes the voting being as follows:

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

Against:                 Councillor Davidson, Councillor Keown and Councillor Templeton

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                        Carried

 

43. Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00087

That the Council resolved at 5.28pm to suspend standing order 4.2 relating to meeting duration to enable the meeting to continue for more than eight hours.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                Carried

 

31. Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00088

That at 5.34pm  the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 468 to 471 of the agenda, pages 25 and 26 of the supplementary agenda and pages 5 and 6 of the supplementary agenda No.2 be adopted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                   Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 5.59pm.

 

Meeting concluded at 5.59pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 23rd DAY OF MAY 2019.

 

 

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Chairperson