Christchurch City Council

Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Thursday 29 August 2019

Time:                                   9.35am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor David East

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor James Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

29 August 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

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Acting Chief Executive

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Council

29 August 2019

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00191

That the apology from Councillor Keown for absence and the apologies from the Mayor and Councillors East and Manji for lateness be accepted.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                        Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

The following Councillors declared an interest in the following applications relating to item 5 and took no part in the decision making for those applications:

 

Councillor Davidson – Page 30 – Canterbury Neighbourhood Support Inc

Councillor Livingstone – Page 50 – Nga Maata Waka Enterprises Limited

Councillor Livingstone – Page 54 – Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island)

Councillor Livingstone – Page 124 – The Home and Family Society Christchurch Inc

Councillor Templeton – Page 130 – Woolston Brass Inc

Deputy Mayor Turner – Page 106 – Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum Trust

 

3.   Public Participation

3.1  Public Forum

3.1.1 Peter Wakeman presented to the Council regarding the Chamber of Commerce.

 

3.2  Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment.

 

4.   Presentation of Petitions

There was no presentation of petitions.


 

11. Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00192

That the reports be received and considered at the Council meeting on Thursday, 29 August 2019.

Open Items

12.       Hagley Oval proposed amendments to the District Plan - feedback to Regenerate Christchurch

13.       Drinking Water Supply Update

14.       Delegation to the Finance and Performance Committee of the Whole

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Clearwater                                                                                                              Carried

 

8.   Community Resilience Partnership Fund

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00193

That the Council:

1.              Makes a grant of $20,000 to Barrier Free New Zealand Trust from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund towards implementation of the Accessibility Charter.

2.              Makes a grant of $27,682 to Exchange Christchurch Trust from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund towards the Six Community Projects initiative.

3.              Makes a grant of $48,880 to Mt. Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Year One of the Community Activator initiative.

4.              Subject to the return of a satisfactory monitoring report, the Council makes a grant of $48,880 to Mt. Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Year Two of the Community Activator initiative.

5.              Makes a grant of $7,000 to Papanui Youth Development Trust from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Year One of the Disability Project.

6.              Subject to the return of a satisfactory monitoring report, the Council makes a grant of $7,000 to Papanui Youth Development Trust from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Year Two of the Disability Project.

7.              Makes a grant of $18,330 to The Parenting Place Charitable Trust from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Building Awesome Whānau Programmes.

8.              Makes a grant of $20,000 to Renew Brighton from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Year One of the New Brighton Community Development initiative.

9.              Subject to the return of a satisfactory monitoring report, the Council makes a grant of $20,000 to Renew Brighton from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Year Two of the New Brighton Community Development initiative.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                 Carried

 


 

5.   2019/20 - Metropolitan Strengthening Communities Fund

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00194

That the Council:

1.         Consider all applications and recommendations for the 2019/20 Metropolitan Strengthening Communities Fund.

2.         Approve allocations from the 2019/20 Metropolitan Strengthening Communities Fund detailed in Attachment C of this report as amended in the table below and attached to the minutes.

3.         Approve $260,339 from the 2019/20 Metropolitan Strengthening Communities Fund to the eight Community Early Learning Centres as below:

a.         Hoon Hay Community Preschool - $19,000

b.         Moa Kids Early Childhood Centre - $32,889

c.         New Beginnings Preschool Inc - $39,600

d.         New Brighton Community Preschool and Nursery - $18,200

e.         Redwood Early Childhood Centre - $36,000

f.          Springs Community Early Learning Centre - $36,750

g.         St Albans Community Preschool Inc - $35,000

h.         Woolston Preschool - $42,900

4.         Refer application 59459, The Volunteer Army Foundation for consideration from the Community Resilience Partnership Fund.

5.         Approve the transfer of any remaining unallocated monies from the 2019/20 Metropolitan Strengthening Communities Fund to the 2019/20 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund.

6.              That the Christchurch Vegan Society funding application be referred for consideration to the Discretionary Response Fund.

7.              Note that the Food Resilience Network has already made an application to the Innovation and Sustainability Fund.

8.              Request Council staff to work with Keep Christchurch Beautiful on an application for a community activator to the Community Resilience and Partnership Fund.

9.              Request staff provide a report to Council regarding the implementation of the Healthy Food Action Plan to the 26 September 2019 Council meeting.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                   Carried

 

 

Attachments

a       Item 5 - Metro Strengthening Communities Fund Allocation Spreadsheet - 29 August 2019  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Manji joined the meeting at 10.08am during consideration of item 7.

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 10.09am and reconvened at 10.16am during debate of item 7.

 

7.   Capital Endowment Fund Applications: 2019/20 Round 1

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00195

That the Council:

1.         Makes a grant of $172,075 from the 2019/20 Capital Endowment Fund Round 1 to be released as one instalment to Eastern Community Sport and Recreation for the Rawhiti Domain Canopy Project towards professional fees and construction fees.

a.         Final reporting is to be submitted 12 months following payment or completion of the Rawhiti Domain Canopy project, whichever comes first.

2.         Makes a grant of $50,000 from the 2019/20 Capital Endowment Fund Round 1 to be released as one instalment to Huntsbury Community Centre Inc for the Earthquake Strengthening of Huntsbury Community Centre.

a.         Final reporting is to be submitted 12 months following payment or completion of the Earthquake Strengthening of Huntsbury Community Centre, whichever comes first.

3.         Makes a grant of $250,000 from the 2019/20 Capital Endowment Fund Round 1 to be released as one instalment to South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club for the Clubrooms towards construction costs.

a.         Final reporting is to be submitted 12 months following payment or completion of the Clubrooms project, whichever comes first.

4.         Makes a grant of $100,000 from the 2019/20 Capital Endowment Fund Round 1 to The Art & Industry Biennial Trust (trading as SCAPE Public Art) for the Gateway Public Artwork: Totara Highway/Cranford Street.

a.         Payment will be released in one instalment to The Art & Industry Biennial Trust (trading as SCAPE Public Art) subject to:

i.          Evidence of the project being fully funded is provided to the Community Funding Team Leader. If funding requirements are not met by 30 June 2021 the approved amount will be rescinded and returned to the Capital Endowment Fund.

ii.         A satisfactory 10 year maintenance plan is provided to the Parks Asset Planning and Management Team Leader that will ensure Tōtara will not result in unbudgeted operational or capital expenditure for Council.

b.         Final reporting is to be submitted 12 months following payment or completion of the Gateway Public Artwork: Totara Highway/Cranford Street project, whichever comes first.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                Carried

 


 

The meeting adjourned at 10.22am and reconvened at 10.44am at which time the Councillor East and the Mayor joined the meeting and the Mayor assumed Chair. Councillor Buck was not present at this time.

 

Councillor Buck returned to the meeting at 10.47am during consideration of item 6.

 

6.   Southshore South New Brighton Earthquake Legacy Project

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00196

That the Council:

Area wide

1.              Requests staff to develop a continuous walkway/cycleway adjacent to the estuary edge, including renewal of the existing Estuary Walkway from Evans Ave to Ebbtide Street in South New Brighton and from Ebbtide Street through the red zone to the south end of Southshore. The track improvement component of the work will be funded by $150,000 of the regeneration initiatives capital funding in 2019/20.

a.              Notes that funding for any proposed bund track for Southshore will be sought as part of the 2020/21 Annual Plan Process.

South New Brighton – north of Bridge Street

2.              Requests staff to undertake a stopbank condition assessment and an update of previous investigations into the life-safety risk of flooding from a breach or overtopping of the stopbanks between Pages Road and Bridge Street to account for the updated 2018 high tide statistics and to report the result of that investigation to the Council and the community.

a.              Note that the process for accessing risk will be undertaken in accordance with ISO31000 (2018).

South New Brighton – south of Bridge Street

3.              Request staff to proceed with the following:

a.              For the Estuary Edge, Bridge Street to Jetty area, acknowledge the current salt marsh and implement engineered set back bunds giving protection to the South New Brighton School and Seafield Place.

b.             For the Estuary Edge, Yacht Club to the boardwalk,  implement a restoration of the edge as per earthquake legacy edge repairs using reno matresses and gabion baskets as previously existed pre earthquake.

4.              Requests staff to report separately on any flood protection measures that may be required for the area, in the context of this report.

5.              Resolve works will be funded by $750,000 of the regeneration initiatives capital funding in 2019/20, with any short fall to be reported back to Council as a matter of urgency.

Southshore

6.              Requests staff to investigate immediate and longer-term erosion options in Southshore (including options for the privately owned edge structures).

a.              Requests that a collaborative group be established which includes a technical expert nominated by the Southshore community, to investigate the immediate Earthquake Legacy edge issues for the Estuary Edge repair and protection including the development of a suitable erosion mitigation plan with costings (including options for the formerly, privately-owned edge structures, and the position of the 11.4 m bund).

b.             Notes the above Southshore Erosion Mitigation Plan will be presented in the first instance to the Southshore Residents Association and the Coastal-Burwood Community Board for comment before presentation to Council in early 2020.

c.              Recommend that funding be made available for implementation of the estuary edge earthquake legacy repair in 2020 and urgently prioritised. 

Other recommendations

7.              Resolves that the investigations referred to in resolutions 2 and 4 above for north of Bridge Street and for resolution 6 for Southshore estimated at $400,000 will be funded from the $1.3 million regeneration funding available for these areas.

8.              Notes that the implementation of some of these actions is subject to obtaining necessary resource consents from Environment Canterbury and/or the Christchurch City Council and request staff to ensure that options under the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act are considered to expedite processes.

Mayor/Councillor East                                                                                                                                           Carried

Councillor Clearwater requested his vote against resolution 3b be recorded.

 


The meeting adjourned at 11.58am and reconvened at 12.11pm. Councillor Gough was not present at this time.

 

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 12.21pm during consideration of item 12.

 

Councillor Swiggs left the meeting at 12.45pm during consideration of item 12.

 

The Mayor left the meeting at 12.55pm during consideration of item 12 at which time Deputy Mayor Turner resumed the Chair.

 

12. Hagley Oval proposed amendments to the District Plan - feedback to Regenerate Christchurch

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00197

That the Council:

1.         Approves the amended feedback on the Proposal to change to the District Plan (as tabled at the meeting), with the additional inclusion of a section on parking, which will be sent to Regenerate Christchurch as per the Council’s resolution of 22 August 2019 (CNCL/2019/00186).

2.         Delegates to the Manager Hearings & Council Support, the power to approve the composition of the membership of the Hearings Panel to include any persons who are non-elected members, should the Hearings Panel need to proceed during the period when no elected members are able to act following the triennial local body elections.

3.              Requests Regenerate Christchurch to provide regular updates to the Council regarding the process.

4.              Strengthen the feedback on our opposition to a change in the District Plan to allow a “major sports facility” in Hagley Park.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                   Carried

Councillors Buck, Cotter and Johanson requested their votes against resolution 2. be recorded.

Councillors East and Gough requested their votes against resolution 4. Be recorded.

Councillor Manji requested his vote against all resolutions be recorded.

 

 

Attachments

a       Item 12 - Hagley Oval proposed amendments to the District Plan - DRAFT Feedback to Regenerate Christchurch - 29 August 2019  

 


 

The meeting adjourned at 1.14pm and reconvened at 2.03pm.

Councillor East left at the adjournment for the remainder of the meeting.

The Mayor and Councillors Davidson, Livingstone, Manji, Swiggs and Templeton were not present at this time.

 

Councillors Davidson and Templeton returned to the meeting at 2.04pm during consideration of item 10.

 

Councillor Davidson left the meeting at 2.06pm and returned at 2.08pm during consideration of item 10.

 

The Mayor returned to the meeting at 2.08pm during consideration of item 10 at which time she resumed the Chair.

 

Councillor Swiggs returned to the meeting at 2.08pm during consideration of item 10.

 

 

10. 2019/20 Strategy and Policy Forward Work Programme

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00198

That the Council:

1.         Review the attached policy work programme for 2019/20 and provide feedback.

2.         Note that the next update on the policy work programme will be scheduled for after the local body elections and cover work planned for the next triennium.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

Councillor Scandrett left for the remainder of the meeting at 2.14pm during consideration of item 13.

 

Councillor Livingstone returned to the meeting at 2.16pm during consideration of item 13.

 

Councillor Manji returned to the meeting at 2.22pm during consideration of item 13.

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 2.39pm and returned at 2.41pm during consideration of item 13.


 

13. Drinking Water Supply Update

 

Dr Alistair Humphrey, Medical Officer of Health joined the table for this item.

 

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00199

That the Council:

1.              Notes the report and advice from staff contained within it.

2.              Confirms our position that we continue to oppose changes to the regulatory policy for drinking water that would require mandatory residual disinfection and, if such a provision is introduced, will seek an exemption for the Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour Basin Supply.

3.              Confirms our desire to remove any temporary chlorine dosing from the Christchurch Supply with urgency, with the exception being chlorine required in any emergency situation as per current Water Safety Plan.

4.              Requests that staff reports to Council on 12 September 2019 regarding the progress the on the updated Water Safety Plan and the earliest date that temporary chlorination can be removed.

5.              Requests that staff provide regular reports on the development, assessment and approval of the Water Safety Plan, and the consequential work programme that will lead towards gaining exemption from residual disinfection.

6.              Request that staff seek confirmation from the Ministry of Health that the Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour Basin Water Safety Plan will be approved by Christmas 2019.

7.              Request that staff seek an explanation for the direction that the Drinking Water Assessor no longer sign-off the upgraded well heads.

8.              Request that the Mayor meet with the Minister of Health and Ministry officials to seek an undertaking that once the Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour Basin Water Safety Plan is approved it will be able to stand for five years without any increase in requirements. 

9.              Meet with local MP’s to brief them on the current situation as soon as possible.

10.          Reinforce with central government the urgency of source water protection from nitrates.

Mayor/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                                     Carried

 

 

14. Delegation to the Finance and Performance Committee of the Whole

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00200

That the Council:

1.         Delegates to the Finance and Performance Committee of the Whole the approval of any operational, capital or other carry forward requests and the use of operating surpluses as the case may be which are required as part of the financial year end.

Councillor Templeton/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                              Carried

 

The Mayor left the meeting at 3.14pm at the conclusion of item 14 at which time Deputy Mayor Turner resumed the Chair.

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 3.14pm and returned at 3.15pm during consideration of item 9.

 

Report from Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee - 7 August 2019

9.   Victoria Street - Revitalisation

 

Council Resolved CNCL/2019/00201

That the Council:

1.         Approves the revised scheme design including all layout changes as detailed in option 1 of this report (Victoria Street Revitalisation) as per Attachment A.

2.         Request staff to report back to Council or the relevant delegated Committee on all detailed traffic resolutions at the completion of the detailed design phase for this project and prior to the beginning of construction.

3.              Requests staff to alter the intersection layouts of Victoria, Durham and Kilmore Streets (layout A), and Victoria and Bealey Avenue to incorporate cycle lanes instead of shared lanes as per the memorandum dated 13/08/2019.

4.         Requests staff to investigate more cycle parking options.

5.         Requests staff to work on a parking guide for businesses.

6.         Requests staff to increase green planting where possible.

7.         Notes that there is a plan to address time-restricted parking on Salisbury Street prior to delivery of this project.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                          Carried

Councillors Gough and Johanson requested their votes against the resolutions be recorded.

 

 

Attachments

a       Item 9 - Victoria Street - Revitalisation Memo  

 

 

 

Meeting concluded at 3.51pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 26TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2019.

 

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Chairperson