Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

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

 

Date:                                    Friday 31 May 2019

Time:                                   9am

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

 

 

 

27 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           
                   


To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/meetings-agendas-and-minutes/

 


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

31 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.

 


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

31 May 2019

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

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

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

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

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

Staff Reports

5.        Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update  Whakahāngai O Te Hōrapa Nohoanga - Report and Recommendations of the Hearings Panel................. 17

6.        Resolution to Exclude the Public...................................................................... 250  

 


 

Standing Items

 


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

31 May 2019

 

 

 

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, 10 May 2019  be confirmed (refer page 10).


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

31 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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/2019/00004

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

 


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

31 May 2019

 

 

 

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

Reference:

19/544680

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.         Recommends 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.         Recommends 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.         Recommends 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.         Recommends 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.       Recommends 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.

 

 

Attachments

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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

31 May 2019

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

31 May 2019

 

 

 

6.      Resolution to Exclude the Public

Section 48, Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

I move that the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely items listed overleaf.

 

Reason for passing this resolution: good reason to withhold exists under section 7.

Specific grounds under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution: Section 48(1)(a)

 

Note

 

Section 48(4) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 provides as follows:

 

“(4)     Every resolution to exclude the public shall be put at a time when the meeting is open to the public, and the text of that resolution (or copies thereof):

 

             (a)       Shall be available to any member of the public who is present; and

             (b)       Shall form part of the minutes of the local authority.”

 

This resolution is made in reliance on Section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by Section 6 or Section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public are as follows:


Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee

31 May 2019

 

 

 

ITEM NO.

GENERAL SUBJECT OF EACH MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED

SECTION

SUBCLAUSE AND REASON UNDER THE ACT

PLAIN ENGLISH REASON

WHEN REPORTS CAN BE RELEASED

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Public Excluded Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee Minutes - 10 May 2019

 

 

Refer to the previous public excluded reason in the Open Minutes for this meeting

 

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Our Space 2018-2048: Legal advice from Wynn Williams

s7(2)(g)

Maintain Legal Professional Privilege

The Committee will recieve legal advice

Legal advice would not usually be released

 

 



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