Christchurch City Council

Supplementary Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Christchurch City Council will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Thursday 23 May 2019

Time:                                   9.30am

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

 

 

Membership

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 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

 

 

21 May 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8554

 

 

Jo Daly

Council Secretary

941 8581

jo.daly@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

17.      Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports....................................................... 4

Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

18.      Declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological  Emergency.................................... 5

19.      Community Resilience Partnership Fund - Christchurch Budget Services.................. 19  


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17. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

1.      Background

1.1          Approval is sought to submit the following reports to the Council meeting on 23 May 2019:

18.   Declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological  Emergency

19.   Community Resilience Partnership Fund - Christchurch Budget Services

1.2          The reason, in terms of section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, why the reports were not included on the main agenda is that they were not available at the time the agenda was prepared.

1.3          It is appropriate that the Council receive the reports at the current meeting.

2.      Recommendation

2.1          That the reports be received and considered at the Council meeting on 23 May 2019.

18.   Declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological  Emergency

19.   Community Resilience Partnership Fund - Christchurch Budget Services

 

 


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Report from Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee  – 20 May 2019

 

18.   Declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological  Emergency

Reference:

19/555909

Presenter(s):

Councillor Vicki Buck, Chairperson
Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

 

 

1. Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Consideration

 

The Committee received several deputations to this report at the start of the meeting. Following the deputations the Committee received the information report (Attachment A) from Council Officers regarding declaring a climate emergency and discussed this and the Chairpersons recommendations below.

 

2.   Chairperson Recommendations

 

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Recommends that the Council

Resolves that:

1.         Christchurch joins with over 500 other cities and districts in declaring a climate and ecological emergency.

2.         Climate change leadership and safe and sustainable water be the overarching objectives of our key Strategic Documents including, but not limited to the Long Term Plan/Infrastructure and Finance Strategies.

3.         A question be included in the annual resident’s survey on Council’s action on climate change.

4.         The Christchurch City Council approach other major cities to initiate cooperative work on climate and ecological change work.

5.         The Christchurch City Council recognises that action is required and challenges other local authorities and Central Government to recognise the climate change emergency and act accordingly.

Notes that the following work on climate change is already underway;

·    Work on a city-wide target for carbon net-neutrality is underway with an updated Climate Strategy due in 2019.

·    Climate change impacts are now considered in all Christchurch City Council Reports.

·    The City Council’s vehicle fleet has been electrified through a shared fleet with Yoogo.

·    The City Council procurement policy has been altered to include sustainability as a high priority. 

·    The Major Cycleway Routes are now being built across the city and are encouraging active transport and the central city is being designed to encourage active transport.

·    An eco-designer is available to ensure people can get help with rebuild, or build of housing and has supported commercial buildings to be more sustainable.

·    Sustainability is already included as an objective by the Christchurch City Council Holdings Limited (CCHL) group of companies.

 

3. Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Recommendation to Council

 

Part A

That the Council resolves that:

1.         Christchurch joins with other cities and districts in declaring a climate and ecological emergency.

2.         Climate change leadership and safe and sustainable water should be the overarching objectives of our key Strategic Documents including, but not limited to the Long Term Plan/Infrastructure and Finance Strategies.

3.         A question be included in the annual resident’s survey on Council’s action on climate change.

4.         The Christchurch City Council approach other major cities to initiate cooperative work on climate and ecological change work.

5.         The Christchurch City Council recognises that action is required and challenges other local authorities and Central Government to recognise the climate change emergency and act accordingly.

6.         Requests further advice from Council Officers based on the deputation and requests presented by Extinction Rebellion, to be reported to the June and July 2019 Innovation and Sustainable Development Meetings.

Notes that the following work on climate change is already underway;

·    Work on a city-wide target for carbon net-neutrality is underway with an updated Climate Strategy due in 2019.

·    Climate change impacts are now considered in all Christchurch City Council Reports.

·    The City Council’s vehicle fleet has been electrified through a shared fleet with Yoogo.

·    The City Council procurement policy has been altered to include sustainability as a high priority. 

·    The Major Cycleway Routes are now being built across the city and are encouraging active transport and the central city is being designed to encourage active transport.

·    An eco-designer is available to ensure people can get help with rebuild, or build of housing and has supported commercial buildings to be more sustainable.

·    Sustainability is already included as an objective by the Christchurch City Council Holdings Limited (CCHL) group of companies.

Councillor Gough requested that his vote against the recommendation be recorded.

 

Secretarial Note: the staff report Information on declaring a climate emergency is attached as attachment A.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Report Title

Page

1

Declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological  Emergency

8

 

No.

Title

Page

a

Information on declaring a climate emergency

10

 

 


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Declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological  Emergency

Reference:

19/532103

Presenter(s):

Councillor Vicki Buck, Chairperson

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

The purpose of this report is that the Chairperson wishes to acknowledge that the Christchurch City Council recognises the following:

 

·     That the planet is in crisis due to climate change.

·     That the consequences of global temperature rising above 1.5 degrees will be so severe that

preventing this from happening is urgent.

·     That cities have a large responsibility in addressing climate change.

 

2.   Chairperson’s Recommendations

That the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee Recommends that the Council

 Resolves that:

1.         Christchurch joins with over 500 other cities and districts in declaring a climate and ecological emergency.

2.         Climate change leadership and safe and sustainable water be the overarching objectives of our key Strategic Documents including, but not limited to the Long Term Plan/Infrastructure and Finance Strategies.

3.         A question be included in the annual resident’s survey on Council’s action on climate change.

4.         The Christchurch City Council approach other major cities to initiate cooperative work on climate and ecological change work.

5.         The Christchurch City Council recognises that action is required and challenges other local authorities and Central Government to recognise the climate change emergency and act accordingly.

Notes that the following work on climate change is already underway;

·    Work on a city-wide target for carbon net-neutrality is underway with an updated Climate Strategy due in 2019.

·    Climate change impacts are now considered in all Christchurch City Council Reports.

·    The City Council’s vehicle fleet has been electrified through a shared fleet with Yoogo.

·    The City Council procurement policy has been altered to include sustainability as a high priority. 

·    The Major Cycleway Routes are now being built across the city and are encouraging active transport and the central city is being designed to encourage active transport.

·    An eco-designer is available to ensure people can get help with rebuild, or build of housing and has supported commercial buildings to be more sustainable.

·    Sustainability is already included as an objective by the Christchurch City Council Holdings Limited (CCHL) group of companies.

 

 

Signatories

Author                        Councillor Vicki Buck

Approved By           Councillor Vicki Buck - Chair of Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee

 

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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19.   Community Resilience Partnership Fund - Christchurch Budget Services

Reference:

19/546717

Presenter(s):

Sam Callander, Funding Team Leader 

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to recommend to the Council the allocation of a grant to the Christchurch Budget Service Inc. from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund (CRPF).  

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Council:

1.         Makes a grant of $34,673 to Christchurch Budget Services from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for employment of Intercultural Facilitators for a three month period.

 

3.   Key Points

3.1       Many affected by the 15 March 2019 terror attacks are in need of building their financial capability in the New Zealand context. Reasons for this need include; changes to income as ability to work is affected and the loss of a family member who took responsibility for managing finances.

3.2       Christchurch Budget Services (CBS) is well-placed to provide an effective service for the Muslim Community as it is an independent service with no political and or religious affiliations. Over the past three years CBS has been building relationships and networks within the CALD (Culturally & Linguistically Diverse) Community and among services that provide support for the CALD Communities.

3.3       CBS have designed a programme for this purpose that is delivered by women in a safe space for women, it is specifically designed for the Muslim Widows and their children. Programme will cover topics of small business management and self-employment, social enterprise; household budgeting, being in work including employment law and managing cultural commitments within a household budget. The project has three complimentary components:

3.3.1   One-on-one budget support, advice, education and advocacy.

3.3.2   Peer-to-peer support among women who share the same situation gathering together to address vulnerability, loneliness and isolation. The gathering will strengthen social bonds, and bring them their families together will help the benefits last beyond the funded project timeline.

3.3.3   Training up to six Muslim women to work as budget advisers within their communities. 

3.4       The treasurer of the Muslim Association of Canterbury has confirmed their support for the programme design and of CBS as the programme provider 

3.5       The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and FinCap (a nationwide budgeting service) have confirmed with CBS that their programme design is fit for purpose. Accordingly MSD have asked for a proposal from CBS to fund the programme long-term.

3.6       Meanwhile there is current demand for this service, Victim Support have confirmed that they have clients they would like to refer to it immediately

3.7       Staff recommend to Council to use the CRPF to seed-fund the first three months this project so that it can start immediately. With the expectation that MSD will pick up responsibility for the longer-term funding of the project.

3.8       The grant applied for is sufficient to fund:

3.8.1   Up to 180 one-on-on budget advisory sessions supported by an interpreter.

3.8.2   Three months of peer-to-peer support Safe Space for Women meetings. Two meetings per week for 13 weeks.

3.8.3   The first three months of training of Muslim women to deliver financial capability development to Muslim Communities.

Financial Considerations

3.9       The Council has allocated funding to 42 initiatives since October 2017.  The total allocations to date is $2,687,700 Year 1 and $2,140,520 Year 2.

3.10    At the time of writing, the balance of the Community Resilience Partnership Fund until June 30 2019 is $401,780. From July 1 2019 the balance of the fund will be $1,150,780.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.

 

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

Author

Sam Callander - Team Leader Community Funding

Approved By

John Filsell - Head of Community Support, Governance and Partnerships

Mary Richardson - General Manager Citizen and Community