Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Wednesday 25 November 2020

Time:                                   9.30am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor James Daniels

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Catherine Chu

Councillor Melanie Coker

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor James Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sam MacDonald

Councillor Phil Mauger

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

 

24 November 2020

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

David Adamson

General Manager City Services

Tel: 941 8235

 

David Corlett

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 5421

david.corlett@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

25 November 2020

Unconfirmed

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

Karakia Timatanga: Given by Councilor Daniels.    

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies / Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

Committee Resolved TWIA/2020/00024

That the apologies received from Councillor McLellan for absence be accepted.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor MacDonald                                                                                                 Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

 

Part B

The  Committee received the following deputations on Item 9:  Organics Processing Plant Development Options.

 

5.1      Bruce King

5.2      Ellen King

5.3      Geoffrey King

5.4      Michael Williams

5.5      Alexandra Davids

 

The Committee also received written deputations on Item 9:  Organics Processing Plant Development Options from the following people, and a copy of their written deputations are attached to these minutes.

 

5.6      Andrew Walker

 

Attachments

a       Item 5 Written Deputation on Item  Bromley Andrew Walker 25 November 2020  

 

5.7      Janet Stokes

 

Attachments

a       Item 5 Written Deputation on Item  Bromley Janet Stokes 25 November 2020  

 

5.8      Vicki Walker

 

Attachments

a       Item 5 Written Deputation on Item 9  Bromley Vicki Walker 25 November 2020  

 

5.9      Catharina van Herwaarden

 

Attachments

a       Item 5 Written Deputation on Item 9 Bromley Catharina van Herwaarden 25 November 2020  

 

5.10   Brenda Austin

 

Attachments

a       Item 5 Written Deputation on Item 9 Bromley Brenda Austin 25 November 2020  

 

5.11   Gordan Fullard

 

Attachments

a       Item 5 Written Deputation on Item 9 Bromley Gordon Fullard 25 November 2020  

 

The Chair thanked all those that made a deputation, both verbal and written

Councillor Johanson moved a motion that the written submissions be read out.  This was seconded by Councillor Scandrett. On voting a division was called for.

Committee Recommendation

The division was declared a tie the voting being as follows:

For:                          Councillor Chen, Councillor Coker, Councillor Galloway, Councillor Johanson, Councillor Keown, Councillor Mauger and Councillor Scandrett

Against:                 Councillor Cotter, Councillor Daniels, Deputy Mayor Turner, Councillor Chu, Councillor Davidson, Councillor MacDonald and Councillor Templeton

Abstained:            Mayor Dalziel

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Scandrett  The motion was declared lost as there was no majority.

Councillor Gough left the meeting 10.30am prior to the division being called for.

 

4.   Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

There were no public forum presentations.

 

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

Part C

Committee Resolved TWIA/2020/00025

That the minutes of the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 21 October 2020 be confirmed.

Councillor Daniels/Councillor MacDonald                                                                                                      Carried

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

 

7.   Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee Minutes - 20 October 2020

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2020/00026

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee receives the Minutes from the Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee meeting held 20 October 2020.

Councillor MacDonald/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                               Carried

 

Councillor Gough returned to the meeting at 10.36am during Item 7

 

 

8.   Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee Minutes - 29 October 2020

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2020/00027

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee receives the Minutes from the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held 29 October 2020.

Councillor MacDonald/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

Secretarial note: regarding Item 9. Organics Processing Plant Development Options

The meeting was adjourned at 11.35am during Item 9 and  resumed at 11.56am.  On resumption, and after further discussion, the Chair noted that the item would lay on the table.

 

Councillor Keown left the meeting at 10.43am and returned at 10.45am during item 9

Councillor MacDonald left the meeting at 11.14am and returned at 11.16am during item 9

 

10. Zone Committee Review

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2020/00028 Original Officer Recommendation Resolved without Amendment

Part C

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Endorse the Council’s priorities to be included in the letters of shared priorities for Banks Peninsula, Christchurch-West Melton and Selwyn-Waihora zone committees, as follows.

Christchurch City Council supports the priorities put forward by Environment Canterbury. In addition, for each of the three zone committees whose zones include areas within Christchurch, the City Council has an additional key priority:

Public awareness and engagement

In particular:

I.          to model manaakitanga (caring and respect) for the waters in the zone;

II.         to promote takohanga (commitment) and kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the freshwaters in the zone.

Through:

I.          supporting implementation of Te Wai Ora o Tāne Integrated Water Strategy, in particular Objective 1 Awareness and Engagement, such as leading or sponsoring water forums and supporting City Council initiatives to give effect to Te Mana o Te Wai

II.         advocacy of and support for the Community Water Partnership, including connections with members' community and professional networks

III.       supporting erosion & sediment control workshops for construction industry and developers

2.         Endorse the Council’s representation on the three zone committees as follows:

a.         Retain the current terms of reference for each of the three zone committees that stipulates one elected member to serve as the Council’s representative on each of the three zone committees.

b.         Amend the terms of reference for each of the three zone committees to enable an alternate for the Council’s representative if/when the nominated representative is unavailable.

3.         Direct staff to inform Environment Canterbury of the endorsements.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Coker                                                                                                            Carried

 

Councillor Johanson left the meeting at 12.07pm and returned at 12.010pm during Item 10.

11. Burwood Landfill Operations - Soil disposal

 

Committee Comment

1.              The Committee noted that staff will continue engaging with the community liaison group and local community, in advance of a resource consent.

 

Staff presenting showed some photographs.

 

Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Approve an extension of operations at Burwood Resource Recovery Park (Site C)

2.         Approve retention of Sites C and D under the Specific Purpose (Burwood Landfill and Resource Recovery Park) Zone designation.

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2020/00029

Part C

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Approve an extension of operations at Burwood Resource Recovery Park (Site C)

2.         Approve retention of Sites C and D under the Specific Purpose (Burwood Landfill and Resource Recovery Park) Zone designation.

3.        Request Transport team investigate road smoothing of Burwood Road and provide advice back to the next meeting of this committee.

Councillor Mauger/Councillor Keown                                                                                                               Carried

 

Attachments

a       Item 11 Burwood Site C photos and aerial.docx  

 

Councillor Daniels left the meeting at 12.20pm and returned at 12.25pm during Item 11

 

12. Le Bons Bay Closed Landfill Remediation Options

 

Committee Comment

1.              The Committee requested that before implementation staff consult with Mana Whenua.

 

Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Approve Option 2 - Encapsulation and streambank erosion protection

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2020/00030

Part C

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.            Approve Option 3 – Relocation of waste to a licensed landfill.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                     Carried

 

Councillors MacDonald, Gough and Chu voted against the resolution.

 

Councillor Galloway left the meeting at 12.34pm and returned at 12.38pm during Item12

 

13. Water Supply Implementation Plan

 

Committee Comment

1.              The Committee requested an update from staff on potential opportunities around grey water  and rain water tanks.

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2020/00031  Original Officer Recommendation Resolved without Amendment

Part C

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the Water Supply Implementation Plan as one of the implementation plans for Te Wai Ora o Tāne Integrated Water Strategy.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Coker                                                                                                                   Carried

 

 

Councillor Turner left the meeting at 12.59pm during Item 13

 

14. Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee - Resource Recovery Report - September / October

 

 Secretarial note:

The Chair noted that as there was insufficient time for the Committee to consider Item 14 it would be withdrawn from the agenda (standing order 6.8 refers), and would be dealt with at the next meeting on 16  December 2020.

 

The Chair noted that the meeting was to be adjourned and the Committee would come back to the Chamber on 9 December 2020 to consider Item 9.  This was to give the opportunity for a public information session and arrange site visits.

 

Committee Decided TWIA/2020/00032

Part C (In relation to Item 9. Organics Processing Plant Development Options)

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Adjourn the meeting to 4pm 9 December 2020 at Civic Offices.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                            Carried

 

Councillor Gough left the meeting at 1.08pm

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 1.09pm on 25 November.

 

The meeting resumed at 4.01pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

 

Councillor McLellan was not present at this time. Councillor Gough attended via video conference.

 

9.   Organics Processing Plant Development Options

 

Committee Comment

1.              The Chair noted the meeting had been adjourned to host an information session for the public on the technical aspects of the options in the recommendations, and to arrange site visits. These had now taken place.  

2.              The Committee resolved an amended set of resolutions. When put to the vote resolution 1e was voted on separately.

 

Officer recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Approve the upgrade of the Organics Processing Plant to increase the aeration of the composting tunnels and improve odour control taking a staged approach to allow for continuous operation of the facility. Upgrades are to include:

a.         Increasing the capacity of the aeration system through redesign and replacement of the composting tunnel floors and upgrade of air extraction technology.

b.         Redesigning and replacing the composting tunnel doors to achieve a better seal.

c.         Improving the biofilter.

d.         Replacing the shredder.

2.        Request that staff initiate the procurement process for the capital works and contract negotiations with the current operator to allow for recommendation one to progress, reporting back to this committee no later than March 2021.

3.         Request staff assess odour reduction following the upgrade of the 18 tunnels, reporting back to this committee with the outcome. If required this committee will:

a.         Proceed to allow for the funding and building of an additional structure to enclose the maturing and screening of compost. The new structure would be fully ventilated with air treated via a biofilter.

b.         Receive staff advice on processing green waste from the neighbouring EcoDrop transfer station and other sources within the composting tunnels, if capacity allows, or at another location.

4.         Request staff assess the feasibility of anaerobic digestion prior to the current contract end date of 2024.

 

 

Committee Decided TWIA/2020/00033

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committer:

1.              Approve the redevelopment of the Organics Processing Plant, to mitigate the potential emissions of dust and odour from composting operations. Including the upgrade of in-vessel processing to leading international standards in order to achieve a more mature and stable output product. Upgrades are to include;

a.              Increasing the capacity of the aeration system through redesign and replacement of the composting tunnel floors, upgrade of air extraction technology and replacement of composting tunnel doors to achieve a better seal.

b.              Improved irrigation and control systems to maximise the efficiency of in-vessel processing.

c.              Upgrading the biofilter to manage additional air flow, including installing a partition allowing renewal of filtration media without disruption of treatment.

d.              Replacing the shredder to manage energy consumption and maximise processing efficiency.

e.              Building of an additional structure to enclose the maturing and screening of compost. The new structure would be fully ventilated with air treated via a biofilter.

2.              Agree staff initiate a detailed scope of works to develop user requirements for the approved plant redevelopment.

3.              Request that staff develop a procurement plan to expedite the redevelopment including the design, procurement and construction, and for the procurement plan to be presented at the Finance and Performance Committee meeting on 25 March 2021.

4.              Request that staff enter contract negotiations with the current operator to;

a.              allow for recommendation one (above) to progress

b.              remove avoidable organic material from the process, including commercial food waste, until upgrades are completed

c.              reduce throughput if required to accelerate construction

5.              Request staff assess odour reduction, within three months, following commissioning of the redevelopment the plant, reporting back to this Committee with the outcome. If required, this Committee will:

a.              Receive staff advice on processing green waste from the neighbouring EcoDrop transfer station and other sources within the composting tunnels, if capacity allows, or at another location.

6.              Request staff assess the feasibility of new technology such as anaerobic digestion prior to the current contract end date of 2024.

7.              That staff continue to engage with the Bromley community and provide progress reports on the redevelopment.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Daniels                                                                                                                Carried

Councillors MacDonald and Templeton requested that their votes against resolution 1e be recorded. The remaining resolutions were carried unanimously.

 

Councillor MacDonald left the meeting at 4.03pm and returned at 4.10pm during discussion on item 9.

Councillor Templeton left the meeting at 4.10pm and returned at 4.14pm during discussion on item 9.

 

  

Karakia Whakamutunga: Given by Councillor Daniels

 

Meeting concluded at 4.57pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 16th DAY OF DECEMBER 2020

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Chairperson