Regulatory Performance Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Regulatory Performance Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Wednesday 4 December 2019

Time:                                   9am

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

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Catherine Chu

Councillor Melanie Coker

Councillor Anne Galloway

 

 

27 November 2019

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Carolyn Gallagher

Acting General Manager Consenting and Compliance

Tel: 941 8879

 

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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Regulatory Performance Committee - Terms of Reference / Ngā Ārahina Mahinga

 

 

Chair

Councillor Scandrett

Deputy Chair

Councillor Keown

Membership

Councillor Chu

Councillor Coker

Councillor Galloway

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

Bimonthly

Reports To

Council

 

 

Area of Focus

The Regulatory Performance Committee considers and reports to Council on the following matters:

·                Monitor the Council’s regulatory and compliance functions

·                Monitor the Council’s regulatory and compliance functions under:

o      Resource Management Act 1991 and related legislation

o      Building Act 2004 and the New Zealand Building Code

o      Dog Control Act 1996

o      Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

o      Local Government Act 1974 and Local Government Act 2002

o      District Plan

o      Bylaws

o      Other regulatory matters

(For the avoidance of doubt, these powers relate specifically to the Council’s regulatory and compliance functions. This Committee does not have the authority to adopt new bylaws, amendments to bylaws, amendments to the District Plan, or a Local Alcohol Policy.)

·                Provide recommendations to Council on the Council’s list of hearings commissioners under the Resource Management Act 1991.

 

 


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Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C          1.        Apologies / Ngā Whakapāha........................................................................ 5

B         2.        Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga......................................... 5

B         3.        Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui................................................................ 5

B         4.        Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga............................... 5

B         5.        Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga.................................................. 5

Staff Reports

B         6.        Consenting and Compliance Highlights Report
September and October 2019......................................................................
7

B         7.        Building Consent Authority Accreditation December 2019 Update.................. 17

B         8.        Resource Consents Six Monthly Report
May to October 2019................................................................................
21

C          9.        Accessibility Regulatory Working Group Terms of Reference.......................... 29   

 

 


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1.   Apologies / Ngā Whakapāha  

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

2.   Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

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.   Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui

A period of up to 30 minutes may be available for people to speak for up to five minutes on any issue that is not the subject of a separate hearings process.

 

It is intended that the public forum session will be held at approximately 9am.

4.   Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

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

5.   Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga  

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

 


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6.     Consenting and Compliance Highlights Report
September and October 2019

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

19/1349583

Presenter(s) / Te kaipāhō:

John Higgins, Head of Resource Consents
Robert Wright, Head of Building Consents
Tracey Weston, Head of Regulatory Compliance
Sam Hay, Head of Business Solutions
Aaron Haymes, Head of Strategic Partnerships

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report / Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the Regulatory Performance Committee with respect to the delivery of functions performed within the Consenting and Compliance Group for September and October 2019.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Regulatory Performance Committee:

a.         Receive the information contained within the Consenting and Compliance Highlights Report for September and October 2019.

 

3.   Resource Consents Unit

3.1       Key Statistics:

 

September

October

Non-notified applications processed within statutory timeframes (Target is 99%)

99%

99%

Notified applications processed within statutory timeframes (Target is 99%)

100%

100%

Customer satisfaction survey results (Pulse surveys)

100%

89%

 

3.2       In September there was a reduction in applications received to 265.  However, they increased in October to 303.

3.3       Attachment A includes a list of key applications is attached outlining applications of interest for August, September and October 2019.

4.   Building Consents Unit

4.1       Key statistics

 

September

October

Building consents processed within 19 working days (Target is 95%)

96.7%

96.5%

Code compliance certificate decisions made within 19 working days (Target is 95%)

97.7%

98.0%

Inspections booked within three working days of requested date (Target is 98%) 

100%

100%

Customer satisfaction survey results (Target is 75%)

78.6%

79.9%

Number of building warrant of fitness audits

66

70

 

4.2       Earthquake Prone Buildings

In October there was a total of 680 buildings in the Christchurch City area listed on the Earthquake Prone Buildings Register (see graph below).   This is a decrease from 710 in September.

4.3       Eco-Design

For September and October the Eco Design Service carried out 31 residential consultations.

The last two months have been busy for our Eco-Design Advisor with public speaking engagements and training courses.  She was also a national finalist for her own home, in the best residential house under 150m2 category (Architects and Designers NZ).   

4.4       Attachment B includes a list of key building consent applications.

5.   Regulatory Compliance Unit

5.1       Responsible Camping Funding

In July of this year we were fortunate enough to be awarded $267,000 funding from MBIE’s Responsible Camping Fund. These funds will support Responsible Camping initiatives in the district, such as Parks Maintenance, education, signage and monitoring and enforcement functions for the 2019/2020 season.  The Council adopts both a reactive and proactive approach to compliance with the Bylaw throughout the camping season. 

 

5.2       Government Regulatory Practice Conference 2019

In October the annual Government Regulatory Practice (G-REG) conferences were held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.  The theme for these conferences was ‘”Regulating with Integrity – Navigating the Could I/Should I decisions”.  Christchurch City Council was represented and invited to be part of a panel discussing “How do I think about my regulated party?”.

 

The regulatory community was well represented from many government sectors and subject matter was varied and broad.  It covered:

 

·    Acting with integrity in the public sector – Deputy State Services Commission.

·    Freedom and protection:  Content regulator and the fight for balance – Chief Censor Office.

·    Integrity, Customers and the tax system.

·    Group discussion – our own experiences of dealing with regulated customers.

 

The conference had a range of speakers from NZ and Australia. Attendance was great and it was a great opportunity for Council staff to connect with other regulators nationally.  It was a very positive experience for all who attended.

 

5.3       Canterbury Strategic Compliance Framework

A Regional Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Working Group was established in 2017 to share advice and guidance on compliance, monitoring and enforcement of environmental law across the region. As a result, a Canterbury Strategic Compliance Framework was developed and has been adopted across the region. Applying a strategic approach to ensuring others are compliant enables councils to focus their compliance related programmes and interventions on the most ‘important problems’ based on a range of risk based factors.

6.   Business Solutions Unit

6.1       Certificate of Acceptance (COA)

·    In September, 19 applications were received and 19 applications were issued.

·    In October, 24 applications received and 16 applications were issued.

 

6.2       Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

·    In September, 954 applications were received with 99.4% being processed in under six working days.  This met the target.

·    October saw an increase in volume of applications received to 1099, with 91% of LIM’s being processed in under six working days.  This met the target.

 

6.3       Building Act Exemptions

·    In September 2019, 200 residential applications were received. 35 of these applications were not accepted. 27 Commercial applications were received.  Eight of these were not accepted.

·    In October 2019, 167 residential applications were received.  25 of these applications were not accepted. 85 Commercial applications were received. 32 of these applications were not accepted.

7.   Strategic Partnerships

7.1       The Strategic Partnerships Unit is currently managing 187 development projects between four case management staff. 

7.2       Key projects and portfolios of work within the unit include Te Pae, Taiwhanga Rehia, Lyttelton Port Company, Christchurch International Airport, Ministry of Education, Canterbury District Health Board and Ministry of Health. 

7.3       Strategic Partnerships staff are working closely with the Ministry of Education to prepare for the Ministry’s school holiday programme. This work ensures that all Council approvals are issued in line with the Ministry’s programme and certificates can be issued in time for school returning in the New Year.

7.4       A working group made up of staff from various Council Units, co-ordinated by Strategic Partnerships has started to meet monthly to prepare for regulatory approvals that will be required for the Christ Church Cathedral reinstatement. This ensures that a high level of collaboration exists across teams responsible for various approvals and Council projects and assets adjacent to the Cathedral.

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Resource Consent Key Applications - August, September, October 2019

11

b

Building Consent Key Applications - September, October 2019

15

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance / Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

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 / Ngā Kaiwaitohu

Authors

John Higgins - Head of Resource Consents

Aaron Haymes - Head of Strategic Partnerships

Tracey Weston - Head of Regulatory Compliance

Robert Wright - Head of Building Consenting

Sam Hay - Head of Business Solutions

Approved By

Carolyn Gallagher - Acting General Manager Consenting and Compliance

  


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7.     Building Consent Authority Accreditation December 2019 Update

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

19/1348061

Presenter(s) / Te kaipāhō:

Aaron Haymes, Head of Strategic Partnerships

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report / Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       To provide an update to the Regulatory Performance Committee with respect to the status of the Council’s accreditation as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) and matters of interest occurring within the business units responsible for maintaining accreditation.

2.   Executive Summary / Te Whakarāpopoto Matua

2.1       A key regulatory function of Christchurch City Council is to undertake building inspections and issue code compliance certificates for building work in the Christchurch district.  This key function of issuing building consents supports the development of the city and ensures that citizens and visitors to Christchurch are provided with adequate and safe amenities.

2.2       Under the 2004 Building Act, a Territorial Authority is required to apply for and gain accreditation, be registered as a BCA and maintain accreditation and registration at all times.

2.3       Christchurch City Council is currently an accredited and registered Building Consent Authority.

2.4       To achieve and then to maintain accreditation status BCA’s are subject to regular assessments by an accreditation body. The national body responsible for BCA accreditation is International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) who perform this function for the New Zealand Government, based in Auckland. It is worth noting that Christchurch City Council has a good reputation and relationship with IANZ and is regarded as a high performing BCA. 

2.5       Typically an accreditation body assesses accredited BCA’s every two years for the purpose of ensuring that the BCA continues to meet registration criteria.

2.6       The Councils status as a registered BCA does not automatically lapse or expire at any time.

2.7       The most recent assessment of the Christchurch City Council BCA was undertaken in two parts, one in November 2018 and the second part was undertaken in March 2019. The next routine assessment is due in March 2021.

2.8       At the end of the March 2019 assessment there were two outstanding general non-compliances (GNC1 and GNC2) and each was made up of items to be addressed.  The majority of these outstanding items have been cleared by IANZ.

2.9       Council staff submitted the final documentation to address the last item outstanding and are confident that all information required to clear any outstanding issues have been provided.

2.10    Once the GNC is cleared and a decision about maintaining registration is made by IANZ a letter is sent by IANZ to the BCA to confirm ongoing registration.

2.11    For the purposes of clarity over the risk to the Councils status as a registered accredited BCA, this GNC is a simple matter and should not be regarded as a potential trigger for the loss of accreditation.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Regulatory Performance Committee:

1.         Receive the information provided in the Building Consent Authority Accreditation Report.

4.   Context / Background / Te Horopaki

4.1       A key regulatory function of Christchurch City Council is to undertake building inspections and issue code compliance certificates for building work in the Christchurch district.  This key function of issuing building consents supports the development of the city and ensures that citizens and visitors to Christchurch are provided with adequate and safe amenities.

4.2       Under the 2004 Building Act, a Territorial Authority is required to apply for and gain accreditation, be registered as a BCA and maintain accreditation and registration at all times.

4.3       To achieve and then to maintain accreditation status BCA’s are subject to regular assessments by an accreditation body. The national body responsible for BCA accreditation is International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) who perform this function for the New Zealand Government through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

5.   Current IANZ Assessment Status

5.1       During any two year period between formal assessments, IANZ can choose to undertake interim assessments on all or part of the BCA’s systems, process and implementation. Christchurch City Council can also invite IANZ to conduct assessments at any time.

5.2       When an assessment occurs it is usual that BCA’s receive a number of recommendations and general non-compliances. These are classified into 2 types:  serious non-compliances and general non-compliances. 

5.3       The process of clearing non-compliances typically involves rounds of process changes, implementation of changes, and collection of evidence that process changes have been effective, then submission to IANZ for comment or clearance. It is usual for GNC’s to be cleared in stages.

5.4       The Regulatory Performance Committee was advised at their meeting on 5 June 2019 about the draft IANZ report. The final report was received late June 2019.

5.5       At the end of the March 2019 assessment there were two outstanding general non-compliances (GNC 1 and GNC2) and each was made up of items to be addressed.  The majority of these outstanding items have been cleared by IANZ.

5.6       General Non-Compliance 2 (GNC 2) was made up of seven items. All items numbered 1 through 6 have been cleared.

5.7       The remaining non-compliance, item 7 is related to details (compliance standards) for specified systems stated on Compliance Schedules. Specified systems include things like mechanical ventilation, fire alarm systems and back flow prevention devices. Compliance Schedules are documents that form part of the Building Warrant of Fitness regime.

5.8       The nature of item 7 requires a procedure improvement first, then staff are trained in the procedure improvement change, building consent applications are then received from customers and processed by staff in accordance with the procedure improvement changes. 

5.9       This whole life-cycle of change in procedures has to be applied to build a body of evidence. IANZ require information across the whole process to demonstrate that a change has occurred and is operating effectively within the BCA.  This life cycle approach can takes quite some time to complete as each step depends on the building process follow through.

5.10    When GNC 2 was issued with items 1 through 7, Council staff initially followed guidance on the issuing of Compliance Schedules published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to inform procedure changes, then went on to produce evidence of those changes and submitted that evidence to IANZ in July 2019.

5.11    Evidence for items 1-3 was provided to IANZ on 4 July 2019 and cleared the same day.

5.12    The initial evidence for items 4-7 was provided to IANZ on Wednesday 10 July 2019. A response was received from IANZ on 17th July 2019 that this initial evidence was not sufficient to clear items 4 -7 with explanations as to why it was insufficient.

5.13    An extension of time to clear items 4- 7 GNC 2 was sought and further evidence provided to IANZ on Monday, 12 August 2019. A response was received from IANZ on Monday, 23 September 2019 that items 4-6 had been cleared. However, in relation to item 7 it was considered that there were performance standards recorded that were not appropriate.

5.14    On Monday, 23 September 2019, IANZ agreed that to clear item 7 the evidence needed to be from the issuing of the building consent. It was previously agreed between IANZ and CCC that it was from issuing a code compliance certificate. This changed the evidence required to clear the GNC.

5.15    On Thursday, 26 September 2019, evidence was provided in the form of the building consent form, a draft compliance schedule, and the processing check sheet for a recently issued building consent.

5.16    A response was received from IANZ on Tuesday, 8 October 2019 stating the draft compliance schedule referenced the appropriate performance standards but also stated that the processing record did not reference any appraisal of performance standards for one of the specified systems.

5.17    IANZ also stated that they did not have the list of specified systems and performance standards that would have been provided in the Building Consent application form by the applicant. IANZ wanted to see the information the applicant had provided, the changes that occurred during processing, including agreement of the applicant through requests for information processes and how the final compliance schedule looked. In summary the whole life cycle of the Compliance Schedule process.

5.18    A subsequent discussion between the BCA and IANZ decided that further evidence is required of processing building consent applications that include specified systems.

5.19    To ensure that a complete, high quality submission is presented to IANZ, a specialist external BCA accreditation consultant has been engaged to undertake an audit of the submission.

5.20    This audit is now complete and assures CCC that specified systems and performance standards have been met.

5.21    Council staff submitted the final documentation to address the last item outstanding and are confident that all information required to clear any outstanding issues have been provided. The deadline to clear this non-compliance is 24 December 2019.

5.22    During the period of working through the GNC matters, Council staff have communicated with IANZ staff and continue the good working relationship with IANZ and maintain the reputation of being a high performing BCA. 

6.   Staff Qualifications

6.1       Under the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006, a BCA must have a system for ensuring that employees and contractors responsible for doing a technical job hold or are working towards an appropriate and specified New Zealand qualification.

6.2       In the course of its business managing building consents there are literally hundreds of thousands of technical decisions made by staff every year.

6.3       Christchurch City Council BCA has facilitated study towards technical qualifications for staff who have experiential base knowledge but do not hold one of the specific qualifications required for technical roles.

6.4       On 29 November a graduation ceremony will be held at the Civic Offices for 18 Council staff who have recently attained a National Diploma in Building Control Surveying.

6.5       This completes a significant body of work for the BCA and represents a high commitment from a number of staff who have made personal commitments to study, including a good amount of their own time dedicated to achieving these qualifications.

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

There are no attachments to this report.

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance / Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

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 / Ngā Kaiwaitohu

Author

Aaron Haymes - Head of Strategic Partnerships

Approved By

Carolyn Gallagher - Acting General Manager Consenting and Compliance

  


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8.     Resource Consents Six Monthly Report
May to October 2019

Reference:

19/1298167

Presenter(s):

John Higgins – Head of Resource Consents

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the Regulatory Performance Committee with respect to the delivery of resource consent functions. This report covers activity for the period of May – October 2019 (a six month period).

1.2       Attachment A provides graphical information relating to application numbers and performance. Key aspects of that graphical information are also discussed below.

1.3       The author will be present at the Committee meeting to highlight key areas of the report and answer any questions.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Regulatory Performance Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Resource Consents Six Monthly Report – May to October 2019.

 

3.   Application Numbers

3.1       Applications received over the last six months have fluctuated from month to month.  Overall 1257 applications for May – October is slightly down on 1287 for the same period in 2018. 

3.2       Workloads remain high overall driven by the continued complexity profile of applications taking more time to process, as well as relatively high application numbers. As a result, 11% of applications were processed by external consultants to ensure statutory timeframes were achieved.

3.3       In addition, 122 certificates were issued under the District Plan rules for minimum floor level, wastewater capacity, heritage works, tree removal, and rockfall/cliff collapse risk.

3.4       Very few temporary accommodation applications are being received for activities displaced by the earthquakes, although this process is still available until 30 June 2021.  Five approvals were issued within the May - October period, which is similar to the same period last year when four approvals were issued.

3.5       Of the applications issued during this period, the decision outcomes are reported in the tables below:

Decision outcomes

Number

Percentage

Granted / Certificate issued

1249

99.4%

Declined

5

0.4%

Certificate not issued

3

0.2%

 

 

 

3.6       The table below shows the breakdown of application numbers by Ward:

4.   Performance

4.1       99% of non-notified applications were processed within the statutory timeframes between May and October.  Notified applications were 100% within timeframe.  This meets the set target of 99%. 16 of the 1257 applications exceeded the statutory timeframe.

5.   Customer Satisfaction

5.1       Included on the decision letter for every resource consent is a link to an electronic survey. This survey provides feedback on the service which is reviewed regularly and feeds into the continuous improvement programme.  89% of respondents year to date were satisfied with the service.

5.2       The Council also carry out a survey annually which includes resource consents.   74% of respondents were satisfied with the service which exceeded the annual plan target of 70%.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Resource Consents Key Statistics and Trending

24

 

 

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

John Higgins - Head of Resource Consents

Approved By

Carolyn Gallagher - Acting General Manager Consenting and Compliance

  


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9.     Accessibility Regulatory Working Group Terms of Reference

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

19/1336203

Presenter(s) / Te kaipāhō:

Aaron Haymes –Head of Strategic Partnerships

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report / Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       To agree the Terms of Reference for the Accessibility Regulatory Working Group.

2.   Executive Summary / Te Whakarāpopoto Matua

2.1       At its meeting on 31 October 2019 the Council confirmed the establishment of the Accessibility Regulatory Working Group reporting to the Regulatory Performance Committee. Councillor Keown was appointed as the Chair of the Working Group.

2.2       Draft Terms of Reference for the Working Group have been developed and are attached for the Committee’s consideration.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Regulatory Performance Committee:

Adopts the Terms of Reference for the Accessibility Regulatory Working Group (Attachment A of this report).

 

4.   Context/Background / Te Horopaki

Issue or Opportunity / Ngā take, Ngā Whaihua rānei

4.1       At its meeting on 31 0ctober, 2019 Council established the Accessibility Regulatory Working Group. The Council appointed Councillor Keown as Chair. The other members of the Working Group are Community Board Member Potter and Councillors Davidson and Johanson. The Working Group has a quorum of two members. The Working Group reports to the Regulatory Performance Committee.

4.2       Attachment A of this report contains the proposed Terms of Reference for the Working Group. The Terms of Reference sets out the working group’s membership, meeting frequency and responsibilities.

The task the Working Group will be focusing on is to make recommendations on those actions that need to be taken so that the Council pursues Universal Design and routinely applies best practise as business as usual.

 

5.   Legal Implications / Ngā Hīraunga ā-Ture

5.1       There are no legal implications from the Regulatory Performance Committee making a decision on the proposed Terms of Reference. The Working Group will consult with the Legal Services Unit in developing any recommendations to the Regulatory Performance Committee that have legal implications.

6.   Risks / Ngā tūraru

6.1       There is also a risk of unrealistic public expectation and a risk of work overload for the Working Group and staff. These risks will be mitigated through the development and communication of a task based work programme with clear completion dates.

7.   Next Steps / Ngā mahinga ā-muri

7.1       The Accessibility Regulatory Working Group will meet and start developing its draft work programme.

 

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Terms of Reference for Accessibility Regulatory Group

31

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance / Te Whakatūturutanga ā-Ture

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 / Ngā Kaiwaitohu

Author

Aaron Haymes - Head of Strategic Partnerships

Approved By

Carolyn Gallagher - Acting General Manager Consenting and Compliance

  


Regulatory Performance Committee

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