Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A meeting of the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Friday 10 May 2019

Time:                                   9am

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street, Christchurch

 

 

 

3 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           
                   


To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

10 May 2019

 

 

 

Committee Members

 

 

 

Greater Christchurch Partnership Independent Chair

Bill Wasley

 

Christchurch City Council

Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Councillors Phil Clearwater and Sara Templeton

 

Environment Canterbury

Chairman Steve Lowndes, Councillors Cynthia Roberts and Peter Skelton

 

Selwyn District Council

Mayor Sam Broughton, Councillors Malcolm Lyall and Mark Alexander

 

Waimakariri District Council

Mayor David Ayers, Councillors Kevin Felstead and Neville Atkinson

 

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāti Wheke)

Dr Te Maire Tau, Jane Huria and Gail Gordon

 

Canterbury District Health Board

Tā Mark Solomon

 

New Zealand Transport Agency (Non-Voting Member)

Jim Harland

 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Non-Voting Member)

Anne Shaw

 

Regenerate Christchurch (Non-Voting Member)

Ivan Iafeta

 

 

 

Partnership Manager

Keith Tallentire

ph 941 8590

 

Committee Adviser

Aidan Kimberley

ph 941 6566

 


 

 

1.       TERMS OF REFERENCE

1.1.        The role of the Committee is to:

                                   i.            Foster and facilitate a collaborative approach between the Partners to address strategic challenges and opportunities for Greater Christchurch.

                                 ii.            Show clear, decisive and visible collaborative strategic leadership amongst the Partners, to wider stakeholders, agencies and central government and to communities across Greater Christchurch.

                               iii.            Establish, and periodically review, an agreed strategic framework to manage growth and address urban development, regeneration, resilience and long-term economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing for Greater Christchurch

                               iv.            Oversee implementation of strategies and plans endorsed by the Committee and ratified at individual partner governance meetings, including through the adoption and delivery of an annual joint work programme.

                                 v.            Ensure the Partnership proactively engages with other related partnerships, agencies and organisations critical to the achievement of its strategic goals.

1.2.        The functions of the Committee are to:

                                   i.            Establish an agreed strategic framework to manage growth and address urban development, regeneration, resilience and long-term wellbeing for Greater Christchurch. This is currently expressed through the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (2007) and the associated Strategy Update (2016).

                                 ii.            As required, develop new and review existing strategies and plans to enable Partners to work more collaboratively with each other and to provide greater clarity and certainty to stakeholders and the community. Existing strategies and plans endorsed by the UDSIC and inherited by this Committee are:

a.      Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (2007)

b.      Greater Christchurch Travel Demand Management Strategy and Action Plan (2009)

c.       Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Action Plan (2010)

d.      Greater Christchurch Transport Statement (2012)

e.       Greater Christchurch Freight Study and Action Plan (2014/15)

f.        Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Update (2016)

g.      Resilient Greater Christchurch Plan (2016)

                               iii.            Recommend to Partners for ratification at individual partner governance meetings any new or revised strategies and plans.

                               iv.            Adopt and monitor the delivery of an annual joint work programme to deliver on strategic goals and actions outlined in adopted strategies and plans.

                                 v.            Undertake reporting on the delivery of adopted strategies and plans, including in relation to an agreed strategic outcomes framework.

                               vi.            Identify and manage risks associated with implementing adopted strategies and plans.

                             vii.            Establish and maintain effective dialogue and relationships (through meetings, forums and other communications) with other related partnerships, agencies and organisations to the support the role of the Committee, including but not limited to:

a.      Healthy Christchurch (and any similar arrangements in Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts) and other health partnerships

b.      Safer Christchurch (and any similar arrangements in Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts)

c.       Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee

d.      Canterbury Mayoral Forum

e.       New Zealand Police and other emergency services

f.        Tertiary institutions and educational partnerships

g.      Regeneration agencies, including Ōtākaro Limited and Development Christchurch Limited

h.      Strategic infrastructure providers

i.        Government departments

                           viii.            Undertake wider engagement and consultation as necessary, including where appropriate seeking submissions and holding hearings, to assist the development of any strategies and plans.

                               ix.            Advocate to central government or their agencies or other bodies on issues of concern to the Partnership, including through the preparation of submissions (in liaison with the Canterbury Mayoral Forum as necessary).

 

1.3.        In undertaking its role and performing its functions the Committee will consider seeking the advice of the Chief Executives Advisory Group.

2.       QUORUM AND Conduct of meetings

2.1.        The quorum at a meeting of the Committee consists of the majority of the voting members

2.2.        Voting shall be on the basis of the majority present at the meeting, with no alternates or proxies.

2.3.        For the purpose of clause 2.2, the Independent Chairperson:

                                   i.            has a deliberative vote; and

                                 ii.            in the case of equality of votes, does not have a casting vote (and therefore the act or question is defeated and the status quo is preserved).

2.4.        Other than as noted in this Agreement, the standing orders of the administering Council at the time, shall apply.

 

3.       MEETING FREQUENCY

The Committee shall meet monthly, or as necessary and determined by the Independent Chair in liaison with the Committee.

 

 

4.       DELEGATIONS

4.1.        Establishing, and where necessary amending, protocols and processes to support the effective functioning of the Committee, including but not limited to those relating to the resolution of conflicting views, communications and public deputations.

4.2.        Preparing communication and engagement material and publishing reports relevant to the functions of the Committee.

4.3.        Undertaking engagement exercises in support of the terms of reference and functions of the Committee

4.4.        Making submissions, as appropriate, on Government proposals and other initiatives relevant to the role of the Committee.

4.5.        Selecting an Independent Chair and Deputy Chair in accord with any process agreed by the Committee and the requirements of the LGA 2002.

4.6.        Appointing where necessary up to two additional non-voting observers to the Committee.

 

5.       FINANCIAL DELEGATIONS

1.1          The Committee can make financial decisions within an agreed budget envelope and as long as the decision does not trigger any change to the statutory plans prepared under the LGA 2002, the RMA 1991, and the LTMA 2003.

 


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AGENDA ITEMS

 

1.        Apologies......................................................................................................... 9

2.        Declarations of Interest...................................................................................... 9

3.        Deputations by Appointment............................................................................... 9

4.        Confirmation of Previous Minutes........................................................................ 9

Staff Reports

5.        Christchurch Northern Corridor and Christchurch Southern Motorway - Progress Update..................................................................................................................... 13

6.        Future Development Strategy Hearings Panel Minutes - 25 February 2019................. 17

7.        Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update  Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga - Report and Recommendations of the Hearings Panel................. 29

8.        Urban Development and Regeneration Update - April 2019.................................... 263   

 


 

Standing Items

 


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1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant and to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.

3.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

4.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee meeting held on Friday, 12 April 2019  be confirmed (refer page 10).


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

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Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Friday 12 April 2019

Time:                                   9.05am

Venue:                                 Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury,
200 Tuam Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Bill Wasley                                       

Chairman Steve Lowndes , Environment Canterbury      

Councillor Cynthia Roberts , Environment Canterbury   

Councillor Peter Skelton , Environment Canterbury        

Mayor Sam Broughton , Selwyn District Council  

Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall , Selwyn District Council   

Councillor Mark Alexander , Selwyn District Council       

Mayor David Ayers , Waimakariri District Council

Deputy Mayor Kevin Felstead , Waimakariri District Council    

Councillor Neville Atkinson , Waimakariri District Council        

Councillor Phil Clearwater , Christchurch City Council  

Jane Huria , Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu          

(Non-Voting Member) Anne Shaw , Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet  

(Non-Voting Member) Ivan Iafeta , Regenerate Christchurch   

 

 

11 April 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6566

aidan.kimberley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

 


  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00001

Committee Decision

That the apologies from Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Councillor Sara Templeton, Tā Mark Solomon, Dr Te Maire Tau, Jim Harland and Gail Gordon be accepted.

Councillor Mark Alexander/Mayor Sam Broughton                                                                                   Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

3.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

 

       Acknowledgement

 

The Independent Chair acknowledged a number of awards presented to Partners in recent weeks:

New Zealand Planning Institute Awards 2019

Nancy Northcroft Supreme Planning Practice Award and Best Practice - Non-statutory Planning: Christchurch City Council for Supporting community-led planning and place-making

Best Practice Consultation and Participation Strategies and/or Processes: Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Inc, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Lyttleton Port Company Ltd, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council for Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour, Whakaraupō Catchment Management Plan

New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) Local Government Excellence Awards 2019

The Local Government Funding Agency Award for Transforming Service Delivery Category Winner: Waimakariri District Council for Mobility Strategy On the Go Services for Waimakariri District Council

The GHD Advisory Award for Innovation in Infrastructure and Asset Management Category Winner: Christchurch City Council for Seismic Resilience as a Service (EQRNet)

 


 

4.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00002

Committee Decision

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee meeting held on Friday, 14 December 2018 be confirmed.

Councillor Peter Skelton/Councillor Neville Atkinson                                                                              Carried

 

Chairman Steve Lowndes left the meeting at 9:20 a.m. during discussion on item 5.

5.   Urban Development and Regeneration Update March 2019

 

Committee Comment

Councillor Phil Clearwater noted the increase in demand on the region’s psychosocial services following the terrorist attack of 15 March 2019, and requested information about this in the Canterbury District Health Board’s next psychosocial services update. Jane Huria also acknowledged the professionalism of the Christchurch City Council’s response to the attack.

The Committee acknowledged and applauded the significant efforts provided by the many agencies, communities and Ngāi Tahu as part of the initial response, the subsequent support and the National Remembrance Service, following the events on 15 March.

Councillor Peter Skelton requested a further update from Jim Harland on the Christchurch Northern Corridor project to the next Committee meeting. Mayor Sam Broughton also requested an update on the Southern Motorway project, to be accompanied by traffic flow data for the southern entry to the city.

 

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00003

Part C

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.         Receive the Urban Development and Regeneration Update March 2019.

Mayor Sam Broughton/Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall                                                                               Carried

 

  Chairman Steve Lowndes returned to the meeting at 9:21 a.m.

The Independent Chair informed the Committee that the Hearings Panel for the Greater Christchruch Future Development Strategy had intended to bring its report to this meeting, but now intends to bring the report to the May meeting. The Independent Chair reassured the Committee that this is to allow more time to finalise the report and is not due to any unresolved matters of disagreement amongst the Hearings Panel.

   

Meeting concluded at 9.30am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 10TH DAY OF MAY 2019

Bill Wasley

Chairperson

 


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5.     Christchurch Northern Corridor and Christchurch Southern Motorway - Progress Update

Reference:

19/456402

Presenter(s):

Jim Harland, Regional Director, New Zealand Transport Agency

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee with relevant information on the progress made to date on the development of the Christchurch Northern Corridor Project, Christchurch Southern Motorway, managed lane investigations and the immediate next steps.

2.   Relationship to Partnership Objectives

2.1       These projects relate to improving transport system performances and mode choices (Urban Development Strategy Update 2016, Priority Action K - Transport).

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.         Receive this update information on the Northern Corridor and Southern Motorway Projects.

4.   Christchurch Northern Corridor Project

Context/Background

4.1       The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has been working closely with stakeholders to progress a series of business cases aimed at identifying integrated multimodal transport improvements that can be implemented on the Northern Corridor and the surrounding transport system to enhance the accessibility and liveability of communities.

4.2       The focus of the business cases has been on ensuring a joint approach to addressing network challenges and to develop solutions that reflect the change in demands and priorities for the agency, stakeholders and communities. This approach was agreed with the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee.

4.3       Stakeholders have placed an emphasis on investigating travel demand management (TDM) solutions such as High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) facilities and public transport improvements to respond to these changing demands and to future proof the wider transport system.

4.4       On 14 December, the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee received an update on the Northern Arterial Programme and recommended that NZTA report back early in the New Year with the final design and costs associated with the High Occupancy Vehicle (HoV) lane and recommendations on supporting TDM measures and preliminary associated costs.  (GCPC/2018/00032).

4.5       On 12 April 2019, the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee requested an update on the Northern Corridor Project and Southern Motorway project, including traffic flow data for the Southern entry to the city. 

Business Case Development Update

4.6       In July 2017, the NZTA Board endorsed the Greater Christchurch Northern Access Programme Business Case.  The recommended improvements include several different transport elements such as HOV, public transit services, and cycling facilities.

4.7       In December 2018, the NZ Transport Agency endorsed the Waimakariri Connectivity Business Case to proceed to pre-implementation. The recommended option is comprised of an HOV lane, cycleway and TDM improvements as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Recommended Option in Waimakariri Connectivity Business Case

Recommended Option

4.8       The recommended option has now been taken forward to pre-implementation stage. This stage will focus on further refining the design and operation of the recommended option.  The components include:

4.8.1   Physical lane design elements: comprises the detailed design of a 3rd southbound lane and a shared use path cycle facility.

4.8.2   Operational design elements: includes concept of operation, enforcement technology, and other ITS infrastructure.

4.8.3   Supporting TDM measures: comprises the development of TDM solutions for the HOV lane. This includes Park ‘n Ride facilities and express bus services.

4.9       Funding is a key concern for all GCP partners involved in the implementation of the various elements of the proposed HOV solution, in particular the TDM components. Below are details of aspects that are currently funded and those that funding is not yet confirmed.

4.9.1   Funding has now been approved for the construction of the HOV solution.

4.9.2   Funding for TDM measures such as any necessary public transport services, park ‘n ride facilities, marking and education initiatives is yet to be approved.

4.9.3   Discussion is continuing on contributions to support HOV project components relating to TDM.

4.10    An enforcement strategy and plan consistent with the national approach is under development.

5.   Christchurch Southern Motorway

Background/context

5.1       The Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 (CSM2) is part of a package of improvements designed to address increased travel demand, congestion and safety in the south of Christchurch and Canterbury. The Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 (CSM2) is made up of a new section of four-lane median separated motorway, from Halswell Junction Road to SH1 near Robinsons Road and an upgrade of the existing Main South Road (SH1), from north of Robinsons Road to near Rolleston, to four lanes.

5.2       The CSM2 is currently under construction and is projected to be completed and opened by November 2020. With the opening of CSM2 in 2020 the Brougham Street corridor is expected to face significant issues related to expected increase demand up to 20% higher by 2046. Due to concerns for potential congestion and increasing single occupant vehicles (SOVs), the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee asked NZTA to investigate the viability of implementing managed lane facilities along the corridor.

CSM Managed Lanes

5.3       The NZ Transport Agency has undertaken preliminary investigations into the viability of implementing managed lane facilities. These investigations are ongoing and will be incorporated into the testing for the Brougham Moorhouse Project.

Traffic Flow Data

5.4       As per request, the projected traffic volumes from the Christchurch Transport Model area are demonstrated below for the 2021 AM peak and the 2021 annual average daily traffic counts (AADT).

 

2021 AM Peak Traffic Volume

2021 Annual Average Daily Traffic Volume

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 


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6.     Future Development Strategy Hearings Panel Minutes - 25 February 2019

Reference:

19/460924

Presenter(s):

Bill Wasley – Hearings Panel Independent Chair

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Committee with a copy of the draft minutes of the Greater Christchurch Future Development Strategy Hearings Panel meeting. The minutes are included as Attachment A.

1.2       The Hearings Panel opened its meeting on 25 February 2019. For administrative purposes, the Hearings Panel’s hearings and deliberations are considered to be one meeting which has adjourned and reconvened several times.

1.3       The minutes attached are not final, because the Hearings Panel meeting is currently adjourned and is scheduled to reconvene on 10 May 2019, after this agenda is published. However, it is appropriate for the Committee to receive the draft minutes outlining the Hearings Panel’s progress to date.

1.4       The Committee does not need to confirm the minutes as these can be confirmed by the Chair of the Hearings Panel.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.         Receives the draft Minutes from the Greater Christchurch Future Development Strategy Hearings Panel meeting which commenced on 25 February 2019.

 

 

 

 

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7.     Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update  Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga - Report and Recommendations of the Hearings Panel

Reference:

19/456075

Presenter(s):

Hearings Panel

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee (Committee) to consider the Recommendations Report from the Hearings Panel for Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga (being a future development strategy under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity and Settlement Pattern Update to the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (UDS)).

2.   Relationship to Partnership Objectives

2.1       The previous UDS Update, adopted by this Committee in 2016, outlines in Priority Action C the intention to undertake a further review of the UDS. The meeting of this Committee on 3 March 2017 resolved that a Settlement Pattern Review be the first phase of such a review.

2.2       Priority Action A also commits the Partnership to take account of changes to national direction, particularly as it relates to land use and housing needs. The National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) requires local authorities in high growth urban areas to meet certain obligations, including producing a future development strategy.

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee resolves to:

1.         Receive the Recommendations Report of the Hearings Panel for Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga, included as Attachment A.

2.         Endorse the recommendations of the Hearings Panel for Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga, included in Attachment A

3.         Endorse the final version of Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga, as recommended by the Hearings Panel in Attachment A, as the joint future development strategy for Greater Christchurch for the purposes of meeting the obligation to produce a future development strategy under policies PC12 to PC14 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

4.         Recommend that the Canterbury Regional Council, Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Waimakariri District Council adopt the recommendations of the Hearings Panel for Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga, included in Attachment A.

5.         Recommend that the Canterbury District Health Board, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, New Zealand Transport Agency, Regenerate Christchurch and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet convey their support for the recommendations of the Hearings Panel for Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga, in a manner that is appropriate within the context of their respective governance arrangements.

6.         Recommend that the Canterbury Regional Council, Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Waimakariri District Council adopt the final version of Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga as recommended by the Hearings Panel in Attachment A as the joint future development strategy for Greater Christchurch for the purposes of meeting the obligation to produce a future development strategy under policies PC12 to PC14 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

7.         Recommend that the Canterbury District Health Board, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, New Zealand Transport Agency, Regenerate Christchurch and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet convey their support for the final version of Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga, as recommended by the Hearings Panel in Attachment A, as the joint future development strategy for Greater Christchurch, in a manner that is appropriate in the context of their respective governance arrangements.

8.         Recommend that the Canterbury Regional Council resolves to set the regional housing targets as identified in Table 2 of Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga within the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement, in accordance with policies PC5 and PC8 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity at the Council meeting that considers adopting Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga.

9.         Recommend that the Canterbury Regional Council resolves to incorporate the housing targets as identified in Table 2 of Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga within the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement, in accordance with policies PC5 and PC8, of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity and section 55(A) of the Resource Management Act 1991 following resolutions of the respective territorial authorities to set the territorial authority targets.

10.       Recommend that the Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Waimakariri District Council each resolve to set and incorporate the territorial authority housing targets for its district as identified in Table 2 of Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga within the respective district plans, in accordance with Policies PC9 and PC11, of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity, at the Council meeting that considers adopting Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga.

11.       Delegate authority to the Independent Chair to make any amendments of minor effect to the final version of Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga prior to consideration by all partners.

12.       Note the offer to all partners, when considering this matter, for the Chair of the Hearings Panel (and other Hearings Panel members as required) to attend and support the presentation of this item at relevant meetings.

13.       Acknowledge and thank Hearings Panel members for the considerable time and effort expended as part of undertaking their role as Hearings Panel members.

4.   Context/Background

Settlement Pattern Review

4.1       The Greater Christchurch Partnership (Partnership) has been working collaboratively to undertake a Settlement Pattern Review for Greater Christchurch. This project has been structured to ensure that it enables the partner councils (being the Canterbury Regional Council, Waimakariri District Council, Christchurch City Council, and Selwyn District Council) to meet the requirements of the NPS-UDC, and reviews and advances the existing strategic planning context outlined in the UDS and Chapter 6 (Recovery and Rebuild of Greater Christchurch) of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (CRPS).

4.2       A key phase of the project has been the preparation of a draft future development strategy during 2018, herein referred to as Our Space.

Our Space 2018-2048

4.3       The Committee agreed the scope of Our Space at its meeting on 11 May 2018 and resolved at its meeting on 12 October 2018 that a draft Our Space document be released for public consultation throughout November 2018. Meetings of individual partner councils ratified both these milestones.

4.4       The Committee had previously, at its meeting on 13 July 2018, established a sub-committee to act as the Hearings Panel for this consultation, to be undertaken in accordance with Part 6 of the Local Government Act 2002. The Hearings Panel was delegated responsibility to make recommendations to this Committee on any changes considered necessary to the draft.

4.5       Consultation, as detailed in section 3 of the Officers’ Report to the Hearings Panel, included a public notice, press release, stakeholder mailout, dedicated web pages, public drop-in sessions, Ngāi Tahu engagement, and targeted stakeholder briefings and engagement sessions.

4.6       92 submissions were received, with around half of the submissions using an online submission form that included nine consultation questions to help structure responses.

National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

4.7       The NPS-UDC directs local authorities to provide sufficient, feasible development capacity for housing and business growth to meet demand in the short (1 to 3 years), medium (3 to 10 years) and long term (10 to 30 years).

4.8       A Future Development Strategy (FDS) is required to:[1]

·    demonstrate that there will be sufficient, feasible development capacity in the medium and long term;

·    set out how minimum housing targets will be met;

·    identify the broad location, timing and sequencing of future development capacity in new urban environments and intensification opportunities within existing urban environments;

·    balance the certainty regarding the provision of future urban development with the need to be responsive to demand for such development;

·    be informed by a Capacity Assessment, the relevant Long Term Plans and Infrastructure Strategies required under the Local Government Act 2002, and any other relevant strategies, plans and documents; and

·    have particular regard to NPS-UDC Policy PA1 requiring that local authorities ensure that at any one time there is sufficient housing and business land development capacity.

4.9       NPS-UDC Policy PD3 strongly encourages local authorities that share jurisdiction over an urban area to collaborate and cooperate on the development of a joint future development strategy and the associated specification of minimum housing targets.

4.10    National guidance on producing a future development strategy, in reference to existing growth strategies, also encourages “amending, refreshing, and building on existing strategies to meet the particular NPS-UDC requirements rather than developing an entirely new strategy”.

5.   Our Space 2018-2048 Hearings and Hearings Panel Recommendations Report

5.1       Consultation on Our Space has been undertaken in accordance with Part 6 of the Local Government Act 2002. 

5.2       Further to a public consultation period from 1 November to 30 November 2018, the Hearings Panel convened to hear from submitters wishing to be heard, review the content of all submissions and make recommendations on changes to the consultation draft. An Officers’ Report was prepared for the Hearings Panel outlining the independent expert opinion of the three reporting officers.

5.3       Hearings and deliberations were held between 25 February and 1 March, 11 March to 12 March, and 29 April 2019. The hearings and deliberations were open to the public to attend.

5.4       Following the consideration of submissions, hearing from submitters and receiving the Officers’ Reports, the Hearings Panel’s role was to hold deliberations and make recommendations to the Committee on any changes considered necessary to the draft document. 

5.5       The Recommendations Report produced by the Hearings Panel is included as Attachment A to this report.

5.6       The Recommendations Report includes some recommendations to the partner councils that relate to the issues covered by Our Space but are not considered to necessitate specific changes to the draft document. These are:

5.6.1   As part of future Capacity Assessments, consider the impact of different ownership and development models as part of industrial land sufficiency in future capacity assessments.

5.6.2   As part of future Capacity Assessments, consider freight trends and demand in specific locations where there is a need to integrate land use and infrastructure.

5.6.3   Explore options for funding the social and affordable housing action plan set out in Section 6.2 of Our Space.

5.6.4   Christchurch City Council considers whether there are any options or alternatives available to facilitate, fund or enable infrastructure development at Cranford Basin, that was the subject of the Cranford Basin Regeneration Plan.

5.7       The Committee is being asked to endorse the recommendations of the Hearings Panel, including the final version of Our Space, and recommend Our Space to the partner councils for  adoption at individual governance meetings and the non-council partners to convey their support in a manner that is appropriate in the context of their individual governance arrangements.  This also includes a recommendation that each Partner Council adopt the final version of Our Space as its joint future development strategy for the purpose of meeting each council’s obligations under the NPS-UDC to produce a future development strategy.

5.8       The Committee can either accept or reject the recommendations of the Hearings Panel,  noting that section 82(1)(e) of the Local Government Act 2002 requires that “the views presented to the local authority should be received by the local authority with an open mind and should be given by the local authority, in making a decision, due consideration.”

5.9       If the Committee rejects the Hearings Panel's Recommendations Report it is recommended that the matter be referred back to the Hearings Panel for further consideration.

6.   Strategic approach outlined in Our Space

6.1       Our Space addresses various aspects of the UDS as it:

6.1.1   Focuses on the critical role of how our urban areas accommodate growth and how efficient infrastructure planning can support and guide development decisions;

6.1.2   Reaffirms and builds on existing plans that show we are already well-placed for future development over the next 30 years;

6.1.3   Balances the projected future demands of housing and business markets with the urban form that will best enable sustainable growth;

6.1.4   Recognises that how we live today will be quite different to 30 years from now, so we need to be responsive to these changes, grasping the opportunities afforded by Government policy and emerging technologies to make this transition.

6.2       In doing so, Our Space demonstrates that there will be sufficient, feasible development capacity in the medium and long term while maintaining an urban form that helps achieve that helps achieve the UDS vision and strategic goals. 

6.3       In particular, Our Space:

6.3.1   Sets out how targets for housing for the next 30 years will be met, accommodating an additional 150,000 people;

6.3.2   Identifies locations for housing growth, encouraging Central City and suburban centre living while providing for township growth in Rolleston, Rangiora and Kaiapoi;

6.3.3   Reinforces the role of key centres in providing additional retail and office floorspace as required, in particular the Central City and, if needed, a transition of its surrounding light industrial zones;

6.3.4   Promotes a compact urban form, which provides for efficient transport and locates development in a manner that takes into account climate change and sea level rise;

6.3.5   Recognises the existing industrial land provision as sufficient to cater for industrial growth for some time yet;

6.3.6   Outlines a series of implementation actions and further work required to give effect to Our Space.

6.4       The key findings on the evidence presented to the Hearing Panel were:

6.4.1   The methodology for undertaking the capacity assessment to determine sufficient feasible development capacity for housing and business is adequate for the present purpose.  Future changes to the methodology (including a common agreed methodology between local authorities) can be undertaken for future capacity assessments.

6.4.2   Monitoring, future capacity assessments, and analysis of population projections provide for a responsible planning framework.

6.4.3   A targeted change to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement to be promulgated in 2019 will be limited to those areas identified in Our Space for future residential development.  This will enable Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils to provide for short to medium term capacity in their district plans.

6.4.4   No additional development areas are proposed to be added to those identified in the areas notified.  The merits of any further additional areas will be considered as part of the full review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.  This will include consideration of the vision and principles of the UDS.

6.4.5   New development in Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts is expected to achieve a minimum net density of 12 households per hectare.  Further work on minimum densities will be undertaken as part of the full review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.

6.4.6   Further emphasis is required to recognise sustainability in Our Space, including recognition of the effects of climate change and seal-level rise, and the contribution of a compact urban form to transport efficiency and public transport. 

7.   Next Steps

Adoption of Our Space by Councils

7.1       The NPS-UDC requirement to produce a future development strategy is a responsibility of partner local authorities (Canterbury Regional Council, Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Waimakariri District Council).

7.2       If the Recommendations Report from the Hearings Panel is accepted by this Committee, the Canterbury Regional Council, Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Waimakariri District Council will be asked to adopt the recommendations of the Hearings Panel on Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga, included as Attachment A and the final version of Our Space as recommended by the Hearings Panel as the joint future development strategy for Greater Christchurch for the purposes of meeting each local authorities’ obligations under the NPS-UDC to produce a future development strategy.  

7.3       This item would be expected to be included within the open agenda and publicly accessible part of respective partner council meetings.

7.4       The Chair of the Hearings Panel, and Hearings Panel members, have offered to attend and support the presentation of this item at relevant council meetings.

7.5       It is recommended that the staff reports to Councils on this item include common wording reviewed by the Chief Executives Advisory Group (CEAG) before highlighting any particular matters of individual relevance to each council.

7.6       If the Recommendations Report is accepted by this Committee, a short media statement will be prepared following this Committee meeting to convey the relevant resolutions agreed and signal the upcoming consideration of Our Space by partner councils.

Housing Targets

7.7       The Canterbury Regional Council, Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Waimakariri District Council are also required by NPS-UDC Policies PC5 to PC9 to incorporate the relevant housing targets contained in Our Space into their respective regional policy statement or district plans in accordance with section 55(2A) of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) without using the process in Schedule 1 of the RMA.

7.8       It is recommended that partner councils resolve to incorporate their respective housing targets within their relevant planning document at the same council meeting as that which considers adopting Our Space.  The minimum housing targets have been consulted on as part of Our Space as Policy PC12 of the NPS-UDC requires a future development strategy to set out how the minimum housing targets will be met. 

Change to CRPS Chapter 6 in 2019

7.9       Once Our Space is adopted by partner councils, Canterbury Regional Council will coordinate the collaborative preparation of a change to Chapter 6 of the CRPS as outlined in Our Space.

Capacity Assessment 2020

7.10    Important elements in the schedule of further work outlined in Section 6.2 of Our Space include actions to improve the tools and evidence base that informs decision-making with regard to land use and transport integration.

7.11    The NPS-UDC requires the preparation of capacity assessments at least every three years and so during 2019 the CEAG will be considering partner staff advice to ensure a consistent and robust approach is in place to undertake the next capacity assessment, due in 2020.

Further work

7.12    Other key immediate actions in Our Space include developing a social and affordable housing action plan (Action 2) and undertaking an evaluation of the appropriateness of existing minimum residential densities specified in the CRPS. CEAG will oversee the timely scheduling and resourcing of these actions.

 

 

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Report and Recommendations of the Hearings Panel for Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga

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Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

10 May 2019

 

 

 

8.     Urban Development and Regeneration Update - April 2019

Reference:

19/456135

Presenter(s):

Nadja Grabner-Thornley, Partnership Coordinator

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide the Committee with an update on current urban development and regeneration activities across the Greater Christchurch area. These updates are compiled monthly and collate contributions from partners and a range of other agencies and government departments.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

1.          Receive the Urban Development and Regeneration Update April 2019.

 

 

 

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[1] Refer to NPS-UDC Policies PC12, PC13, and PC14.