Waimāero

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Monday 20 July 2020

Time:                                   4.30pm

Venue:                                 Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre,
Corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

David Cartwright

James Gough

Aaron Keown

Sam MacDonald

Jason Middlemiss

Shirish Paranjape

Mike Wall

 

 

 

20 July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Maryanne Lomax

Manager Community Governance, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

941 6730

maryanne.lomax@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/

 


Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

20 July 2020

 

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 / Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00029

That the apologies received for absence from Linda Chen and Bridget Williams and for early departure from James Gough, be accepted.

David Cartwright/Shirish Paranjape                                                                                                                  Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes / Te Whakaāe o te hui o mua

Part C

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00030

That the open and public excluded minutes of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board meeting held on Monday, 6 July 2020, be confirmed.

James Gough/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                         Carried

 

4.   Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

4.1

Playgrounds in Avonhead

Sophie Robb, local resident, addressed the Board regarding the playgrounds and public spaces in the Avonhead and Russley area.  

Ms Robb expressed concern that the majority of playgrounds in the Avonhead/Russley area have similar playground equipment with no point of difference. 

Ms Robb asked that a plan for the future be developed and implemented that will attract and encourage children and families to enjoy what Avonhead and Russley have to offer.  This could include updated family spaces, a skate/scooter park, picnic areas, a modern obstacle play or a splash pool/pad.

Ms Robb also asked that the Board consider installing picnic tables in some of the parks and reserves with the Avonhead/Russley area including one at the Crosbie Park bike track and one at the Crosbie Park playground.  

Ms Robb is aware of budget constraints but is of the opinion that there may be scope to support this through fundraising and sponsorship within the community.

Following questions from members, the Chairperson thanked Ms Robb for her presentation.

      The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board decided to refer the presentation from Sophie Robb regarding playgrounds in the Avonhead and Russley area, to staff for investigation and a response back to the Board, noting that playgrounds aspects of Ms Robb’s requests will need to be part of the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan discussion.

Attachments

a       Sophie Robb Presentation  

 

James Gough left the meeting at 4.36pm

 

4.2      Home Sharing Accommodation

             Ann-Marie Smith and Sasha Stollman, Airbnb hosts, addressed the Board regarding the proposed changes to the Christchurch District Plan in order to better manage short term rental and home-share accommodation in Christchurch.

             Following questions from members, the Chairperson thanked Ms Smith and Ms Stollman for their presentation.

Attachments

a       Ann-Marie Smith Presentation  

 

4.3      Home Sharing Accommodation in Christchurch

             Sue Harrison, addressed the Board regarding the proposed changes to the Christchurch District Plan in order to better manage short term rental and home-share accommodation in Christchurch.

             Following questions from members, the Chairperson thanked Ms Harrison for her presentation. 

Attachments

a       Sue Harrison Presentation  

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Part B

5.1

Avonhead Park Cemetery – Name Change Proposal

Mr Clive Paris addressed the Board on behalf of Friends of Avonhead Cemetery regarding Avonhead Park Cemetery – Name Change Proposal.

Friends of Avonhead Cemetery spoke in support of changing the name of the Avonhead Park Cemetery to Avonhead Memorial Cemetery as in the group’s view the name Avonhead Memorial Cemetery shows the uniqueness and cultural significance of the cemetery.

Friends of Avonhead Cemetery did not support further consultation to name the interment site.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Mr Paris for his deputation.

Item 7 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

 

5.2

Avonhead Park Cemetery – Name Change Proposal

Mr Murray Irvine and Mr Andrew MacLeod addressed the Board on behalf of the Avonhead Community Group Inc, regarding the Avonhead Park Cemetery – Name Change Proposal.

Avonhead Community Group spoke in support of changing the name of Avonhead Park Cemetery to Avonhead Memorial Cemetery, as the name Avonhead Memorial Cemetery implies that the cemetery is a local landmark.

Avonhead Community Group were of the opinion that the memorial for the unidentified remains of earthquake victims makes the cemetery unique and, in addition to the park character, makes the name Avonhead Memorial Cemetery more suited to the cemetery.

Following questions from Board members, the Chairperson thanked Mr Irvine and Mr MacLeod for their deputation.

Item 7 of these minutes details the Board's decision on this matter.

Attachments

a       Avonhead Community Group Inc Presentation  

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

7.   Avonhead Park Cemetery  - Name Change Proposal

 

Board Consideration

Staff in attendance spoke to the accompanying report.

In its deliberations, the Board considered the consultation responses and the information provided in the deputations from Friends of Avonhead Cemetery and Avonhead Community Group Inc. (Item 5.1 and 5.2 of these minutes refers).

 

Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Resolve not to change the name of Avonhead Park Cemetery.

2.         Resolve to request staff to consult on an appropriate commemorative name for the Earthquake interment site within Avonhead Park Cemetery.  The name to be proposed in consultation with the Quake Families Trust and Friends of Avonhead Cemetery and brought back to the Community Board for approval.

or

3.         Resolve not to rename the Earthquake Interment site.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00031

Part C

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Resolved to change the name of Avonhead Park Cemetery to Avonhead Memorial Cemetery.

Sam MacDonald/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

8.   Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report - July 2020

 

Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board:

1.         Receive the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report for July 2020.

2.         Receive the information in the staff memorandum regarding the removal of invasive tree species in Jeffreys Reserve.

3.         Receive for record purposes, the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submission on the Christchurch City Council’s revised Draft Annual Plan 2020-2021.

4.         Elect a Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board representative to the Waimakariri/Eyre/Cust Rating District Liaison Committee for the 2019-22 term.

5.         Note that the $4,500 allocated from the Board’s 2019-20 Discretionary Response Fund for the Summer with your Neighbours 2020-21 project has been returned to the Discretionary Response Fund to be carried forward into the 2020-21 financial year Discretionary Response Fund.

6.         Approve a grant of $4,500 from its 2020-21 Discretionary Response Fund to fund the Summer with your Neighbours project, subject to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund being established by the Council following the adoption of the Annual Plan.

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00032

Part B

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board decided to:

1.         Receive the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Area Report for July 2020.

2.         Receive the information in the staff memorandum regarding the removal of invasive tree species in Jeffreys Reserve.

3.         Receive for record purposes, the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Submission on the Christchurch City Council’s revised Draft Annual Plan 2020-2021.

4.         Note that the $4,500 allocated from the Board’s 2019-20 Discretionary Response Fund for the Summer with your Neighbours 2020-21 project has been returned to the Discretionary Response Fund to be carried forward into the 2020-21 financial year Discretionary Response Fund.

David Cartwright/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                  Carried

 

Community Board Resolved FWHB/2020/00033

Part C

That the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board resolved to:

1.         Elect Jason Middlemiss as the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board representative to the Waimakariri/Eyre/Cust Rating District Liaison Committee for the 2019-22 term.

2.         Approve a grant of $4,500 from its 2020-21 Discretionary Response Fund to fund the Summer with your Neighbours project, subject to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund being established by the Council following the adoption of the Annual Plan.

David Cartwright/Mike Wall                                                                                                                                  Carried

 

 

9.   Elected Members’ Information Exchange

Part B

Board members exchanged information on the following:

9.1            2020-21 Christchurch City Council Annual Plan debate

9.2            Letter of Appreciation to former Community Board member Sally Buck

 

   

Meeting concluded at 5.31pm

 

CONFIRMED THIS 3RD DAY OF AUGUST 2020

David Cartwright

Chairperson