Housing Subcommittee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Housing Subcommittee will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Monday 5 August 2019

Time:                                   10.30am

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Deon Swiggs

 

 

5 August 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

John Filsell

Head of Community Support, Governance & Partnerships

 

Liz Ryley

Committee Advisor

941 8153

liz.ryley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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Housing Subcommittee - Terms of Reference

 

Chair

Councillor Livingstone

Membership

Councillor Clearwater (Deputy Chair), Councillor Buck, Councillor Galloway, Councillor Johanson, Councillor Swiggs

Quorum

Half of the members if the number of members (including vacancies) is even, or a majority of members if the number of members (including vacancies) is odd.

Meeting Cycle

As required

Reports To

Social, Community Development and Housing Committee

 

Responsibilities

The Housing Subcommittee is responsible for:

·         Examining a broad range of issues including homelessness, youth housing, emergency housing, social housing, the future of Council’s housing stock, housing affordability schemes for first home buyers, the rental market and housing density

·         Reviewing and advising on housing policy, legislation and related issues.

·         Overseeing the Council’s housing asset management including Otautahi lease and reporting matters

·         Providing advice on particular housing matters that support Council’s decision making across the continuum of social, affordable and market housing, including innovative housing solutions that will increase the supply of affordable housing

·         Facilitating collaborative action across the continuum of social, affordable and market housing with Central Government agencies, e.g. Ministry for Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE), Ministry of Social Development (MSD), The Tenants Protection Association (TPA), NGO’s, Te Wai Pounamu Community Housing Providers Network, Housing NZ Corporation (HNZC), Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) and providers of mental health accommodation, Department of Corrections, representatives from the disability sector, and NZ Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH)

·         Monitoring the delivery of the Housing Policy 2016 priority actions across its 8 key goals

·         Overseeing the Council’s actions in relation to housing from the Greater Christchurch Partnership (UDSIC) Strategy

·         Overseeing the Social Housing Strategy 2007

·         Support Council’s participation and leadership within the Christchurch Housing Accord. 

 

The Subcommittee will work in close collaboration and partnership with the community, government and private sectors to find new ways and set clear targets to address housing issues including increasing the supply of affordable and social housing in Christchurch.

 

The Subcommittee will report back to, and obtain its strategic direction and priorities from the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee on all aspects considered under these Terms of Reference.

 


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C          1.        Apologies................................................................................................. 5

B         2.        Declarations of Interest.............................................................................. 5

C          3.        Confirmation of Previous Minutes................................................................. 5

B         4.        Deputations by Appointment....................................................................... 5

B         5.        Presentation of Petitions............................................................................ 5

Staff Reports

B         6.        Housing New Zealand

A representative of Housing New Zealand, Tim Harvey, will attend the meeting to discuss housing.

B         7.        Housing Progress Report........................................................................... 11

B         8.        Social Housing Development Contributions Rebate Scheme........................... 13   

 

 


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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.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Attached are the notes from the Housing Subcommittee meeting held on Friday, 5 July 2019 (refer page 6). 

4.   Deputations by Appointment

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

5.   Presentation of Petitions

There were no petitions received at the time the agenda was prepared.  


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Unconfirmed

 

 

Housing Subcommittee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Friday 5 July 2019

Time:                                   1.07pm

Venue:                                 Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Deon Swiggs

 

 

4 July 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Matt Pratt

Acting Head of Community Support, Governance & Partnerships

 

Liz Ryley

Committee Advisor

941 8153

liz.ryley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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

 


Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Committee Resolved HSTF/2019/00007

That the apology from Councillor Clearwater be accepted.

 

Councillor Livingstone/Councillor Galloway                                                                                               Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

 

Councillor Buck declared an interest in Item 7 – Status Update – Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust Capitalisation and Financing.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved HSTF/2019/00008

That the minutes of the Housing Subcommittee meeting held on Friday, 5 April 2019 be confirmed.

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                   Carried

 

4.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

A deputation was received from Nicola Fleming, Team Leader of Housing First.

 

 

Committee Resolved HSTF/2019/00009

That the Housing Subcommittee:

 

1.         Request staff provide a briefing on the Policy around burials, including information about headstones, fees and pauper graves.

 

2.         Request a memorandum about funding allocation from the Wellbeing Budget for Housing First.

 

3.         Thank Nicola Fleming for the work being carried out by Housing First, and the difference this work is making in the city.

 

4.         Invite Housing New Zealand to attend the next meeting of the Housing Subcommittee to discuss social housing priorities.

 

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                   Carried

 

5.   Presentation of Petitions

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

6.   Social Housing EQ Repair Programme Status Update July 2019

 

Committee Resolved HSTF/2019/00010

Part C

That the Housing Subcommittee:

1.         Receives the information in the Social Housing EQ Repair Programme Status Update report.

Councillor Swiggs/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                       Carried

 

 

7.   Status Update - Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust Capitilisation and Financing

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Subcommittee requested a staff report on what ideas Council should be considering for growing social housing in the Council’s next Long-term Plan.

 

 

Committee Resolved HSTF/2019/00011

Part C

That the Housing Subcommittee:

1.         Note the information in this report.

Councillor Swiggs/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                    Carried

 


 

 

8     Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Committee Resolved HSTF/2019/00012

At 2.02pm the Subcommittee resolved to exclude the public set out on pages 16 to 17 of the agenda in accordance with Section 7(2)(A) for the protection of privacy of natural persons. 

Councillor Buck/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                               Carried

 

Councillor Johanson asked that his vote against the resolution be recorded.

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 2.12pm.

 

   

Meeting concluded at 2.12pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 2ND DAY OF AUGUST 2019

 

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Chairperson

   


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7.     Housing Progress Report

Reference:

19/862116

Presenter(s):

Bruce Rendall, Head of Facilities, Property and Planning

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Housing Subcommittee to be provided with a progress update by staff on housing matters.

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Housing Subcommittee:

1.         Receive the update by staff on housing progress topics:

a.         Earthquake repairs

b.         Insulation/Healthy Homes

c.         2019/2020 Major Maintenance programme

d.         $30 Million Loan

e.         $50 Million Capitalisation

3.   Key Points

3.1       Staff will provide a progress update the following housing topics:

3.1.1   Earthquake repairs

3.1.2   Insulation/Healthy Homes

3.1.3   2019/2020 Major Maintenance programme

3.1.4   $30 Million Loan

3.1.5   $50 Million Capitalisation

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Author

Bruce Rendall - Head of Facilities, Property & Planning

Approved By

Leonie Rae - Acting General Manager Corporate Services

  


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8.     Social Housing Development Contributions Rebate Scheme

Reference:

19/879265

Presenter(s):

Gavin Thomas – Principal Advisor Economic Policy

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       Memo to brief the subcommittee on the Council’s current development contributions rebate scheme for social housing and enable the subcommittee to consider opportunities to bring Council-owned social housing under the provisions of the rebate scheme.

2.   Executive Summary

2.1       The Council has a Development Contributions Rebate Policy which enables the Council to identify particular types of development or locations of development where benefit accruing to the general community from growth development warrants the rebating of development contributions.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Housing Subcommittee:

1.         Receive the Memorandum on the Council’s current development contributions rebate scheme for social housing.

 

4.   Context/Background

Decision Making Authority

4.1       Not applicable

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Memo to Housing Subcommittee - Development Contributions for Council-owned Social Housing

15

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Author

Gavin Thomas - Principal Advisor Economic Policy

Approved By

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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