Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Friday 10 May 2019

Time:                                   9am

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        

Mayor Lianne Dalziel , Christchurch City Council 

Councillor Phil Clearwater , Christchurch City Council  

Councillor Sara Templeton , Christchurch City Council 

Gail Gordon , Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu        

Tā Mark Solomon , Canterbury District Health Board     

(Non-Voting Member) Jim Harland , New Zealand Transport Agency           

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

(Non-Voting Member) Ivan Iafeta , Regenerate Christchurch   

 

 

10 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

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aidan.kimberley@ccc.govt.nz

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Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

10 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00004

That the apologies from Jane Huria and Dr Te Maire Tau be accepted.

Councillor Mark Alexander/Tā Mark Solomon                                                                                             Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

4.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00005

That the minutes of the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee meeting held on Friday, 12 April 2019 be confirmed.

Councillor Neville Atkinson/Councillor Peter Skelton                                                                              Carried

 

 

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

 

Committee Comment

Jim Harland presented this item and provided the following information:

  • The NZTA is progressing with plans for a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane for the northern corridor. A travel demand management (TDM) package will be implemented to ensure the HOV lane can reach its full potential. The NZTA hopes to confirm the TDM package within months.
  • The NZTA TDM package is in discussion with the Councils on how to achieve this during the NLTP period (2018-2021)
  • The City Council and NZTA are looking at whether the HOV lane could be extended along Cranford Street noting this could happen at a later date.
  • The Southern Motorway is currently due for completion in late 2020.
  • There is potential for the Southern Motorway to incorporate an HOV lane during peak hours from Rolleston which is being investigated.
  • The NZTA is investigating improvements to Brougham Street, which will experience a 20% increase in traffic volumes as a result of completing the Southern Motorway.  The NZTA is investigating opportunities to incorporate a managed lane on the Southern Motorway as a part of this work.

 

During the subsequent discussion the following points were raised:

·         At the moment there isn’t a mechanism for charging people to use the motorway. But the plan is to install automatic enforcement technology for the HOV lane, and this technology could be developed further to provide the option of charging motorway users if desired.

·         Mayor Sam Broughton noted that it is desirable to encourage people to use the motorway and not local roads for travel from the Selwyn District into the City, and any TDM or motorway fees need to be designed not to push cars back onto local roads.

·         There are plans for a Picton – Christchurch cycle route, the full route is possibly 5-10 years away from completion.

·         Approximately 10-15% of freight volumes could be shifted onto rail.

·         Ideally we should begin discussions with the public transport units as soon as possible to begin planning how best to utilise the new system.

 

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00006

Part C

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

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

Councillor Cynthia Roberts/Mayor Sam Broughton                                                                                 Carried

 

 

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

 

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00007

Part C

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.

Councillor Neville Atkinson/Councillor Peter Skelton                                                                              Carried

 

 

 

Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00008

That at 9.26am the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee resolve that the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely:

 

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

 

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution are as follows:

 

General subject of each matter to be considered

Section

Subclause and Reason under the Act

Plain English Reason

When Report can be released

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

S7(2)(G)

Maintain professional legal privilege

The Committee will receive legal advice

Legal advice would not usually be released.

 

AND

 

That Michelle Mehlhopt of Wynn Williams be permitted to remain after the public have been excluded for item 7 as she has knowledge that is relevant to that item and will assist the Committee.

Chairman Steve Lowndes/Mayor Lianne Dalziel                                                                                         Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 9.46am.

 

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

 

Committee Comment

As a result of information received during the public excluded session, the Committee decided to leave the report to lie on the table to allow further advice to be prepared.

 

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00009

Part C

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee resolves to:

1.         Leave the report to lie on the table to allow additional legal advice to be considered and reported back to the Committee as soon as possible.

Councillor Peter Skelton/Chairman Steve Lowndes                                                                                 Carried

 

 

8.   Urban Development and Regeneration Update - April 2019

 

Committee Comment

Sandy McLean, Team Leader Mental Health and Addictions – Canterbury District Health Board, joined the table to discuss the psycho-social response to the 15 March event. During the discussion the following points were raised:

·         Initial demand on psycho-social services following the event has not been as high as some might have expected. However this is a common scenario following a disaster when the increased community connection initially helps people to stay on track. Demand is expected to increase over time.

·         There has been criticism of the process for releasing financial assistance to the families. This is being worked on and the process should improve. It is exacerbated by the number of people who can legitimately be considered victims, which is a much bigger number than people might anticipate.

 

Committee Resolved GCPC/2019/00010

Part C

That the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee:

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

Councillor Neville Atkinson/Tā Mark Solomon                                                                                            Carried

 

 

 

   

Meeting concluded at 10.06am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 31ST DAY OF MAY 2019

 

Bill Wasley

Chairperson