Christchurch City Council

Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Thursday 23 May 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 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

 

 

23 May 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Mary Richardson

General Manager – Citizens & Community

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Jo Daly

Council Secretary

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Council

23 May 2019

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

 

1.   Apologies

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00089

That the apology from the Mayor for absence, the apology from Councillor Keown for temporary absence and the apology from Councillor Manji for lateness be accepted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                          Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

Counillor Cotter joined the meeting at 9.37am during consideration of item 3.1.1.

 

Councillor Templeton left the meeting at 9.37am and returned at 9.42am during consideration of item 3.1.1.

 

Concillor East joined the meeting at 9.43am during consideration of item 3.1.1.

3.   Public Participation

3.1  Public Forum

3.1.1    Greening the Red Zone and Red Zone Dark Sky Committee

Kyra Zavia, International Dark-Sky Association Delegate and honorary member of the Red Zone Dark Sky Park Committee and Tanya Didham, Greening the Red Zone Co-chair presented to the Council regarding the nature friendly lighting in our city

The Council referred the matters raised in the presentation to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee.

 

Councillor Manji joined the meeting at 9.49 during consideration of item 3.1.2.

 

3.1.2    Rebecca Finch

Rebecca Finch and Julie Downard presented to the Council regarding citizens’ assemblies and sortition

 

3.2  Deputations by Appointment

3.2.1

Christchurch Squash Club

Mike Beresford, Club President and Ed Post, Treasurer of the Christchurch Squash Club presented a deputation to the Council regarding item 7 Community Organisation Loan Scheme – Christchurch Squash Club.

 

4.   Presentation of Petitions

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

17. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00090

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

Open Items

20.       Amendment to the Financial Delegations of the Finance and Performance Committee of the Whole

18.       Declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological  Emergency

19.       Community Resilience Partnership Fund - Christchurch Budget Services

Public Excluded Items

21.       Regenerate Christchurch - Letter of Expectations 2019/20

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                        Carried

 

5.   Council Minutes - 11 April 2019

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00091

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 11 April 2019.

 

AND

 

That the Council confirm the Minutes from the Council meeting held 9 May 2019.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                              Carried

 

6.   Council Minutes - 9 May 2019

 

Council Decision

Please refer to item 5

 

Councillor Keown left the meeting at 10.06am during consideration of item 7.


 

7.   Community Organisation Loan Scheme - Christchurch Squash Club

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00092

That the Council:

1.         Receive the information in this report and the attached Community Loans Scheme decision matrix.

2.         Approve a loan of $200,000 at the rate of 4.5% interest per annum, over a 10 year repayment term to Christchurch Squash Rackets Club Incorporated to contribute towards the expansion of changing facilities.

3.         Delegate authority to the Team Leader Community Funding to require security from Christchurch Squash Rackets Club Incorporated for repayment of the loan, and to implement such security arrangements on behalf of the Council.

A division was declared carried by 12 votes to 3 the voting being as follows:

For:                          Deputy Mayor Turner, Councillor Buck, Councillor Chen, Councillor Clearwater, Councillor Cotter, Councillor Davidson, Councillor East, Councillor Galloway, Councillor Johanson, Councillor Manji, Councillor Scandrett and Councillor Templeton.

Against:                Councillor Gough, Councillor Livingston and Councillor Swiggs.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                Carried

 

 

8.   Community Organisation Loan Scheme - Riccarton Leagues Club

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00093

That the Council:

1.         Receive the information in this report and the attached Community Loans Scheme decision matrix.

2.         Approve a loan of $60,000 at the rate of 4.5% interest per annum, over a 10 year repayment term to Riccarton Leagues Club Incorporated to contribute towards the expansion of changing facilities.

3.         Delegate authority to the Team Leader Community Funding to require security from Riccarton Leagues Club Incorporated for repayment of the loan, and to implement such security arrangements on behalf of the Council.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                    Carried

 


 

 

11. Memorandum of Understanding for Implementation of the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management Plan

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00094

That the Council:

1.         Delegates the authority to approve any minor wording changes and sign the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the implementation of the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management Plan to the Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

20. Amendment to the Financial Delegations of the Finance and Performance Committee of the Whole

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00095

That the Council:

1.         Revokes the following delegations to the Finance and Performance Committee of the Whole:

·        Approve preferred suppliers for capital projects where the value of the contract exceeds $15 Million.

·        Approve preferred suppliers and contracts from both capital and operational budgets relating to the Council’s Information Technology systems where the value of the contract exceeds $15 Million of capital expenditure or $10 Million of operational expenditure.

2.         Delegates to the Finance and Performance Committee of the Whole the following:

a.         Approve the procurement plans (where applicable), preferred supplier, and contracts for all capital expenditure where the value of the contract exceeds $15 Million (noting that the Committee may sub delegate authority for approval of the preferred supplier and /or contract to the Chief Executive provided the procurement plan strategy is followed).

b.         Approve the procurement plans (where applicable), preferred supplier, and contracts, for all operational expenditure where the value of the contract exceeds $10 Million (noting that the Committee may sub delegate authority for approval of the preferred supplier and/or contract to the Chief Executive provided the procurement plan strategy is followed).

Councillor Livingstone/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                             Carried

 


 

 

19. Community Resilience Partnership Fund - Christchurch Budget Services

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00096

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.

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                               Carried

 

 

12. Draft submission on reform of Overseas Investment Act

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00097

That the Council:

1.         Approve the draft submission.

Councillor Swiggs/Councillor Buck                                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10.47am and reconvened at 11.02am. Councillors Davidson, Gough, Keown, Johanson and Manji were not present at this time.

 

Councillor Davidson returned to the meeting at 11.05am during consideration of item 9.

 

Councillors Johanson and Manji returned to the meeting at 11.06am during consideration of item 9.

 

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 11.07am during consideration of item 9.

 

9.   Water Management Zone Committees Quarterly Reports

 

Arapata Reuben, Chair presented the Christchurch-West Melton zone committee quarterly report.

Gina Waibl, Deputy Chair presented the Banks Peninsula zone committee quarterly report.

Megan Hands and Les Wanhalla, Co-Chairs presented the Selwyn-Waihora zone committee quarterly report.

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00098

That the Council:

1.         Receive the information in the zone committees’ update reports.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                              Carried

 

Councillor East left the meeting at 11.33am and returned at 11.37am during consideration of item 10.


 

10. Draft Integrated Water Strategy

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00099

That the Council:

1.              Delegate the approval of a draft Integrated Water Strategy for public consultation to a Working Group comprising Councillors Buck, Clearwater, Cotter, Davidson, Galloway, Johanson and Templeton

2.              Request that the Working Group make clear that the strategy addresses the key priorities below: 

a.              a clear objective of our water strategy be to maintain our water free from chlorination 

b.             maintaining control of three waters be an integral part of the City Council structure and that Council will oppose any removal of those functions from the City Council 

c.              the protection from pollutants  and especially the leaching of nitrates under the Waimakariri and that our objective be to ensure that the nitrate level not be allowed to increase above 0.4mg/L .

3.              Notes that the working group will need to approve a draft Integrated Water Strategy for consultation by the end of May 2019 to allow sufficient time to undertake consultation by the end of the triennial.

4.              Appoint a Hearings Panel to receive deputations and consider public submissions on the draft Integrated Water Strategy, and make recommendations to the Council on the strategy to be adopted by Council.

Councillor Buck/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                         Carried

Councillor East requested his vote against resolution 2.c. be recorded

Councillor Manji requested his vote against resolutions 1. 2. and 3. be recorded.

 

 

13. Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00100

That at 11.57am the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 156 to 157 of the agenda and pages 7 to 8 of the supplementary agenda be adopted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                            Carried

Councillor Johanson requested his vote against the resolution to go into Public Excluded be recorded.

 

Councillor Keown returned to the meeting at 12.02pm in Public Excluded session.

 

The public were readmitted to the meeting at 12.32pm.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.32pm.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1.36pm. The Mayor joined the meeting at this time and assumed the Chair.

 

Councillor Livingstone left the meeting at 2.02pm during debate on item 18.

 

Report from Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee - 20 May 2019

18. Declaration of a Climate Change and Ecological  Emergency

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00101

That the Council resolves that:

1.              Christchurch joins with other cities and districts in declaring a global climate and ecological emergency, in order to: 

a.              raise public awareness about the urgency of the need for everyone to take action to reduce carbon emissions to zero, and to highlight the importance of engaging our communities to better prepare ourselves for the impacts of climate change, including undertaking mitigation measures and co-creating adaptive planning tools.

b.             acknowledge the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report that warming beyond 1.5 degrees will be harmful to people and the life supporting systems of the planet, and noting that the transformational changes that will be required to achieve carbon neutrality are not yet evident, we also acknowledge:

i.                the urgency of taking climate action, which includes meeting our target for net carbon neutrality by 2030 as a Council, and net carbon neutrality for the city by a target date to be consulted on and affirmed on a city and district wide basis;

ii.              the need for democratic participation in establishing these targets and mechanisms for achieving them, to ensure a just and equitable transition;

iii.             the need for the city to participate in global city networks  and other major NZ cities to ensure the sharing of ideas and solutions, as well as reinforcing the responsibility of cities for taking action.

2.              To request Council Officers to provide a workshop on progress towards the updated Climate Strategy, including:

•        An assessment of the Wellbeing Budget in relation to our commitment to climate change leadership and our other strategic directions, and 

•        A comprehensive overview of all the initiatives that are required to contribute to climate change leadership, recognising that achieving a city and district-wide impact may require stronger coalitions with other councils, agencies, businesses and citizens,

•        An analysis of the recommendations that have come forward from Students Strike 4 Climate, Extinction Rebellion and other groups that have made representations to Council.

·           with a view to developing an appropriate strategic framework for the ongoing development of our planning instruments - including the Christchurch District Plan, the Long-term Plan, including the Financial Strategy and the Infrastructure Strategy, and the relevant greater Christchurch and regional plans, including the Regional Public Transport Plan and the Greater Christchurch Resilience Plan - to be reported back to Council by the end of 2019, noting that this will need to be consulted with our communities and formally adopted by the incoming Council later in the year.

3.              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. 

4.              Questions to be developed for inclusion in the annual resident’s survey on action that is taken on climate change at the community level as well as at the city level. 

5.              To request 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. 

6.         The Christchurch City Council approach the local councils and the regional council in Canterbury region regarding potential local and regional initiatives on  climate and ecological change.

7.         To request identification of high level climate change, ecological and sustainability indicators so that progress towards net carbon neutrality can be seen by all.

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 Templeton/Councillor Buck                                                                                                          Carried

Councillors East, Gough and Keown requested their votes against the resolutions be recorded.

 

 

Meeting concluded at 2.46pm.

CONFIRMED THIS 27th DAY OF JUNE 2019

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Chairperson