Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Wednesday 24 February 2021

Time:                                   9.30am

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

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Sara Templeton

Councillor Melanie Coker

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Catherine Chu

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor James Daniels

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor James Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sam MacDonald

Councillor Phil Mauger

Councillor Jake McLellan

Councillor Tim Scandrett

 

 

19 February 2021

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Mary Richardson

General Manager Citizens & Community

Tel: 941 8999

 

 

Jacqui Wilkinson

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6297

jacqui.wilkinson@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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Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

 

SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE committee of the Whole - Terms of Reference / Ngā Ārahina Mahinga

 

 

Chair

Councillor Templeton

Deputy Chair

Councillor Coker

Membership

The Mayor and All Councillors

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

Monthly

Reports To

Council

 

Delegations

The Council delegates to the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee authority to oversee and make decisions on:

·                Enabling active citizenship, community engagement and participation

·                Implementing the Council’s climate change initiatives and strategies

·                Arts  and culture including the Art Gallery

·                Heritage

·                Housing across the continuum of social, affordable and market housing, including innovative housing solutions that will increase the supply of affordable housing

·                Overseeing the Council’s housing asset management including the lease to the Otautahi Community Housing Trust

·                Libraries (including community volunteer libraries)

·                Museums

·                Sports, recreation and leisure services and facilities

·                Parks (sports, local, metropolitan and regional), gardens, cemeteries, open spaces and the public realm

·                Hagley Park, including the Hagley Park Reference Group

·                Community facilities and assets

·                Suburban Master Plans and other local community plans

·                Implementing public health initiatives

·                Community safety and crime prevention, including family violence

·                Civil defence including disaster planning and local community resilience plans

·                Community events, programmes and activities

·                Community development and support, including grants and sponsorships

·                The Smart Cities Programme

·                Council’s consent under the terms of a Heritage Conservation Covenant

·                Council’s consent to the removal of a Heritage Conservation Covenant from a vacant section.

Bylaws

The Council delegates to the Committee authority to:

·                Oversee the development of new bylaws within the Committee’s terms of reference, up to and including adopting draft bylaws for consultation.

·                Oversee the review of the following bylaws, up to and including adopting draft bylaws for consultation.

o      Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2018

o      Brothels Bylaw 2013

o      Cemeteries Bylaw 2013

o      Dog Control Policy and Bylaw 2016

o      Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015

o      General Bylaw 2008

o      Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2018

o      Public Places Bylaw 2018

Submissions

·                The Council delegates to the Committee authority:

·                To consider and approve draft submissions on behalf of the Council on topics within its terms of reference. Where the timing of a consultation does not allow for consideration of a draft submission by the Council or relevant Committee, that the draft submission can be considered and approved on behalf of the Council.

Community Funding

The Council delegates to the Committee authority to make decisions on the following funds, where the decision is not already delegated to staff:

·                Heritage Incentive Grant Applications

·                Extensions of up to two years for the uptake of Heritage Incentive Grants

·                Christchurch Heritage Festival Community Grants over $5,000

·                Applications to the Events and Festivals Fund

·                Applications to the Capital Endowment Fund

·                Applications to the Enliven Places Projects Fund

·                Applications to the Innovation and Sustainability Fund

·                Applications to the Metropolitan Strengthening Communities Fund [The Funding Committee will make recommendations on applications to this fund and report back to this Committee]

Limitations

·                This Committee does not have the authority to set project budgets, identify preferred suppliers or award contracts. These powers remain with the Finance and Performance Committee.

·                The general delegations to this Committee exclude any specific decision-making powers that are delegated to a Community Board, another Committee of Council or Joint Committee. Delegations to staff are set out in the delegations register.

·                The Council retains the authority to adopt policies, strategies and bylaws.


 

Chairperson may refer urgent matters to the Council

As may be necessary from time to time, the Committee Chairperson is authorised to refer urgent matters to the Council for decision, where this Committee would ordinarily have considered the matter. In order to exercise this authority:

·                The Committee Advisor must inform the Chairperson in writing the reasons why the referral is necessary

·                The Chairperson must then respond to the Committee Advisor in writing with their decision.

·                If the Chairperson agrees to refer the report to the Council, the Council may then assume decision-making authority for that specific report.

 

 


Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

 

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Karakia Timatanga................................................................................................... 7 

C          1.        Apologies / Ngā Whakapāha........................................................................ 7

B         2.        Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga......................................... 7

C          3.        Confirmation of Previous Minutes / Te Whakaāe o te hui o mua........................ 7

B         4.        Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui................................................................ 7

B         5.        Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga............................... 7

B         6.        Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga.................................................. 7

Staff Reports

C          7.        Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy - Releasing Draft for Public Consultation........................................................................................... 19

C          8.        Christchurch's support for Mayors' Joint Statement on Accelerating Climate Adaptation in Cities.................................................................................. 53

C          9.        2020/21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund..................................... 65

C          10.      Request for the Removal of a Conservation Covenant from the Property Title of 42 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch................................................. 71

C          11.      Approval of an Extension of Time for a Heritage Incentive Grant for 141 High Street, Christchurch........................................................................................... 79

C          12.      Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020........................................................... 85  

C          13.      Resolution to Exclude the Public................................................................ 96  

Karakia Whakamutunga

 

 


Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

 

 

Karakia Timatanga

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

That the minutes of the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee meeting held on Thursday, 17 December 2020  be confirmed (refer page 8).

4.   Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui

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

 

OR

There will be no public forum at this meeting

5.   Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Deputations may be heard on a matter or matters covered by a report on this agenda and approved by the Chairperson.

 

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

6.   Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga

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


Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

Unconfirmed

 

 

Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Thursday 17 December 2020

Time:                                   9.31am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Sara Templeton

Councillor Melanie Coker

Mayor Lianne Dalziel - via audio/visual link

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor James Daniels

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Sam MacDonald

Councillor Phil Mauger

Councillor Jake McLellan

Councillor Tim Scandrett

 

 

 

17 December 2020

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Mary Richardson

General Manager Citizens & Community

Tel: 941 8999

 

Aidan Kimberley

Committee and Hearings Advisor

941 6566

aidan.kimberley@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

 

 

 

Karakia Timatanga: Delivered by Ihorangi Rewiti-Peters

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies / Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00040

That the apologies received from Councillors Chu, Gough and Keown for absence be accepted.

Councillor MacDonald/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                 Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest / Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

Part B

 

Councillor Coker declared an interest in Item 13. Sustainability Fund relating to the Summit Road Society’s application.

Councillor Daniels declared an interest in item 13. Sustainability Fund relating to the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust’s application.

 

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

Part C

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00041

That the minutes of the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee meeting held on Thursday, 26 November 2020 be confirmed.

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                     Carried

 

4.   Public Forum / Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

 

4.1      Ihorangi Rewiti-Peters

Ihorangi Rewiti-Peters addressed the Committee regarding antisocial behaviour and safety concerns at the Central City Bus Exchange.

 


 

 

4.2      Dave Isdale and Lauri Shore - Vogel Street

Dave Isdale and Lauri Shore spoke on behalf of residents of Vogel Street regarding the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust’s planned redevelopment of the Gowerton Place Housing Complex.

 

5.   Deputations by Appointment / Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Part B

 

5.1      Joanna Gould

Joanna Gould spoke regarding item 7. Community Facilities Network Plan.

 

Councillor McLellan left the meeting at 9.53am and returned at 9.56am during discussion on item 5.2.

 

5.2      Graeme Spinks, Christchurch Martial Arts Community

Graeme Spinks spoke on behalf of the Christchurch Martial Arts Community regarding item 7. Community Facilities Network Plan.

 

Councillor Daniels left the meeting at 10.10am and returned at 10.11am during discussion on item 5.3.

 

5.3      Mark Gerrard

Mark Gerrard spoke on behalf of Historic Places Canterbury regarding items 11. Heritage Incentive Grant Funding - Updates to Eligibility and Guidelines and 12. Intangible Heritage Grant Funding: Guidelines For a New Grant Scheme.

 

6.   Presentation of Petitions / Ngā Pākikitanga

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 


 

Councillor MacDonald left the meeting at 10.30am and returned at 10.35am during discussion on item 7.

 

Councillor Daniels left the meeting at 10.53am and returned at 10.54am during discussion on item 7.

7.   Community Facilities Network Plan

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee requested an update on the Sports Facilities Network Plan.

2.         The Committee made four changes to the Plan, which are set out in clauses 1a. and 1b. of the resolution.

 

Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Adopt the Community Facilities Network Plan (Attachment A).

2.         Note that the first annual report on the implementation of the Community Facilities Network Plan will be reported to the Committee in December 2021.

 

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00042

Part C

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Adopt the Community Facilities Network Plan (Attachment A) subject to:

a.         Replacing the two sentences on page 8 of the Community Facilities Network Plan that refer to there being ‘no significant major geographical gaps’ and ‘figure 3’, with ‘The city-wide map of the distribution of facilities in figure 3, provides an overview of all Council and non-Council owned facilities across the District.’

b.         Amending Appendix 3, Figure 6 (the implementation plan) of the Plan to reflect the following actions;

i.          Continue to develop capacity in the community to operate/activate current and future facilities.

ii.         Increase the number of council-owned facilities operated/activated by community organisations where there is appropriate capacity and capability to do so.

iii.        Include an assessment of the availability and affordability of Council-owned facilities to determine if there are significant gaps in accessibility to facilities.

2.         Note that the first annual report on the implementation of the Community Facilities Network Plan will be reported to the Committee in December 2021.

3.         Note that Council staff will work with the Ministry of Education to consider opportunities to make the best use of facilities in the community.

Councillor Mauger/Councillor MacDonald                                                                                                      Carried

Councillor Johanson requested that his vote against 1(b)(ii) be recorded.

 


 

The meeting adjourned at 11.20am and reconvened at 11.36am. Councillors Chen, Cotter, Galloway and Deputy Mayor Turner were not present when the meeting reconvened.

 

Councillors Chen, Cotter and Galloway returned to the meeting at 11.37am during the discussion on item 8.

 

Councillor Galloway left the meeting at 11.38am and returned at 11.42am during the discussion on item 8.

 

Deputy Mayor Turner returned to the meeting at 11.44am during the discussion in item 8.

8.   Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy Update

 

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00043

Officer Recommendation Accepted Without Change

Part C

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Note that a Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy is being developed to outline the key climate change issues facing Christchurch and our responses.

2.         Note that draft strategy development is nearing completion, and a decision to release the strategy for public consultation will be sought from the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee in February 2021.

3.         Note that, subject to Committee endorsement, it is proposed to release the Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy for public consultation in March 2021, in parallel with the Long Term Plan consultation.

4.         Note that we are already working with, and will continue to work with, an expert scientific advisory group, youth representatives,  Ngāi Tahu and the Papatipu Rūnanga, central government, stakeholders, businesses, organisations, and the community across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula in the ongoing development and implementation of the Climate Action Programmes in the draft strategy.

5.         Note that pre-engagement with many partners has already occurred, and will continue to occur up to and after the Committee consideration of the draft strategy.

6.         Agree to the establishment of a Council Climate Change Working Group to support the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee, comprised of Elected Members and other key governance representatives from partners, to guide further climate change action and oversee initial implementation of the Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy.

7.         Request that staff report back to the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee in February 2021 for the approval of a draft Terms of Reference and advice on membership for the Council Climate Change Working Group before the group starts meeting.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried

 

 

9.   Community Organisation Loan Scheme Application

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee increased the value of the loan from the officers’ recommendation of $40,000 to $50,000. The officers’ recommendation was otherwise accepted without change.

 

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00044

Part C

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Grant a community loan of $50,000 for eight years, to Burnside Squash Rackets Club for the upgrading of changing rooms and roof replacement, including the following terms:

a.         Loan repayments include the principal as well as an interest rate of 2.0% per annum.

b.         The interest will be repaid at regular intervals during the term of the loan.

2.         Resolves that the Burnside Squash Rackets Club loan is conditional upon:

a.         Burnside Squash Rackets Club providing a charge by way of a General Security Agreement or a Specific Security Agreement over the multi-use sports centre for $50,000 in favour of the Council, (or equivalent instrument).

3.         Delegate authority to the Head of Community Support, Governance & Partnerships to make the necessary arrangements to implement this resolution noting that all loan documentation will be reviewed by Council’s Legal Services Unit.

Councillor MacDonald/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                 Carried

 

 

 

10. 2020/21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund

 

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00045

Officer Recommendation Accepted Without Change

Part C

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Approves a grant of $30,000 from its 2020/21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund to the Hapai Foundation for wages of Accessibility Barrier Improvement Facilitators.

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Coker                                                                                                             Carried

 


 

 

11. Heritage Incentive Grant Funding - Updates to Eligibility and Guidelines

 

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00046

Officer Recommendation Accepted Without Change.

Part C

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Approve the purpose of Heritage Incentive Grant Funding (Attachment A)

2.         Approve the broadened eligibility for Heritage Incentive Grant funding (Attachment B)

3.         Approve a continuation of the carry over provision for unallocated Heritage Incentive Grant funds.

4.         Endorse the Heritage Incentive Grants - Guidelines (Attachment C) which outline the operational processes and procedures for administering the grant funding.

Councillor Chen/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                           Carried

 

 

12. Intangible Heritage Grant Funding: Guidelines For a New Grant Scheme

 

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00047

Officer Recommendation Accepted Without Change

Part C

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Approve the purpose of the Intangible Heritage Grant fund (Attachment A);

2.         Approve a carry over provision for unallocated Intangible Heritage Grant funds;

3.         Approve delegation for Intangible Heritage Grants up to and including $5,000 for any one grant to the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage or their direct upwards report;

4.         Note that the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee will consider applications for Intangible Heritage Grants over $5,000; and

5.         Endorse the Intangible Heritage Grant Fund – Guidelines (Attachment B) which outline the processes and procedures for administering the grant funding.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                   Carried

 


 

13.   Sustainability Fund

             This item was introduced. The Committee then moved into public excluded session to discuss the confidential attachments.  The Committee held the debate and decision on the item after the public were re-admitted to the meeting.

 

Councillor Johanson left the meeting at 12.06pm and returned during the public excluded session.

 

14. Resolution to Exclude the Public

 

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00048

Part C

That at 12.07pm the resolution to exclude the public set out on pages 123 to 127 of the agenda be adopted.

Councillor Templeton/Councillor MacDonald                                                                                                 Carried

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting at 12.45pm.

 

13. Sustainability Fund (Continued)

 

Committee Comment

The Committee decided to approve the application from Mutu Limited for the Mutu Sharing App for $5,000, which was lower than the officers’ recommendation because the project had also recently received support from the Canterbury Waste Joint Committee’s Regional Waste Minimisation Grant.

 

The Committee decided to approve the application from the New Zealand Playcentre Federation Incorporated, (Little River) for $405.

 

The staff recommendations were otherwise accepted without change.

 

Committee Resolved SACRC/2020/00049

Part C

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Approve the allocation of funds from the Sustainability Fund to the following applicants for the amount specified:

a.         Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery - Climate Action Campus, $40,000

b.         University of Canterbury - Sustainable Development Goals Summit Series, $10,000

c.         Flourish Kia Puāwai Social Enterprise Limited - Flourish Kia Puāwai, $15,000

d.         New Brighton Community Gardens Trust - Young Gardeners Sustainability Hub, $10,000

e.         Generation Zero on behalf of Christchurch Youth Climate Challenge - The Climate Challenge, $3,500

f.          Tock Earth Limited - TOCK education programme, $10,000

g.         Mutu Limited - Mutu Sharing App, $5,000

h.         Food Bank Aotearoa New Zealand - Waste Not, Want Not, $20,000

i.          A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand - Rocha Zero Waste Churches, $10,000

j.          Christchurch Boys’ High School - School Composting Project, $900

k.         Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust - Stormwater Superhero Mobile Resource, $20,000

l.          EOS Ecology Limited - Operation River Quest, $10,000

m.       Summit Road Society Incorporated - Restoration of the upper Avoca Valley, $20,000

n.         Little River Campground Limited - Protection of the Manaia Wetland, $2,625

o.         The Living Streams Community Nursery Trust - Native Plant Propagation, $1,500

p.         Diamond Harbour Community Association on behalf of Friends of Morgan’s and Sam’s Gullies - Restoration Project, $3,000

q.         Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust (Te Pūtahi) - Community Climate Engagement, $30,000

r.          RAD Bikes Charitable Trust - RAD Bikes Expansion, $16,000

s.         Roimata Commons Trust - Toha Kai food sharing service, $20,000

t.          New Zealand Playcentre Federation Incorporated, (Little River), $405

2.         Decline other Sustainability Fund applications received by the Council by 12 October 2020 (2020/21 funding round one).

3.         Approve an 18-month extension of time for the grant approved for the Electric Ferry project until 30 May 2022.

4.         Delegate to the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage the authority to determine and carry out the administration requirements for this Fund, and to enter into or vary Funding Agreements with Grant recipients.

5.         Delegate to the Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage the decision to publicly release the information included in this report following this meeting and/or when no commercial sensitivity exists.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Chen                                                                                                              Carried

 

Councillor Coker declared an interest in Item 13. Sustainability Fund for the Summit Road application and took no part in the discussion and voting on this application.

 

Councillor Daniels declared an interest in item 13. Sustainability Fund for the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Trust application and took no part in the discussion and voting on this application.

 

Councillor Johanson declared an interest in this item and took no part in the discussion and voting on the matter.

 

 

 

   

 

Karakia Whakamutunga: Delivered by Councillor Galloway

 

Meeting concluded at 12.53pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 24TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2021

 

Councillor Sara Templeton

Chairperson

   


Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

 

 

7.     Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy - Releasing Draft for Public Consultation

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

20/1535134

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

Emma Davis, Head of Strategic Policy, emma.davis@ccc.govt.nz
Carey Graydon, Senior Policy Analyst, carey.graydon@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

Brendan Anstiss, General Manager Strategy & Transformation, brendan.anstiss@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.   Purpose of the Report / Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       The purpose of this report is to present the draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy (Attachment A) to the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee (the Committee), and seek a decision to release the document for public consultation. 

1.2       This report also seeks approval of a draft terms of reference, and provides advice on the proposed membership of the Council Climate Change Working Group (Attachment B), as requested of staff by the Committee in December 2020 (SACRC/2020/00043).

1.3       The decisions in this report are of medium significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  This recognises that while there is a high level of community interest in climate change issues, the specific decisions in this report (releasing the draft strategy for public consultation, and adopting the draft terms of reference for the Council Climate Change Working Group) are of a lower level of significance.

 

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Approve the release of the draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy (Attachment A) for public consultation.

2.         Note that if approved, the draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy will be released for public consultation in parallel with the 2021-2031 Long Term Plan consultation to maximise public engagement.

3.         Note that in addition to written feedback on the strategy, the public will be able to present their views at a hearings panel.

4.         Note that after public feedback has been considered, and any resulting changes have been incorporated, the updated draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy will be presented to the Council for a decision on formal adoption of the strategy (according to the terms of reference for the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee - 31 October 2019, CNCL/2019/00128).

5.         Approve the draft terms of reference of the Council Climate Change Working Group (Attachment B), to enable group meetings to commence.

 


 

3.   Reason for Report Recommendations / Ngā Take mō te Whakatau

3.1       Releasing the draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy (the draft Strategy) for public consultation aligns with Council’s principles of openness, transparency and of fostering inclusion. It ensures that everyone has the opportunity to have their say on the draft strategy before a decision is sought from the Council to adopt the strategy.

3.2       Council cannot adequately address climate change alone – it will require the involvement of the whole community, and it is important that we hear the community’s views. The draft Strategy focuses on the need to partner with Ngāi Tahu and the Papatipu Rūnanga, central government, stakeholders, businesses, organisations, and communities across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to achieve our climate change goals. Once the strategy is adopted, the Council is committed to further developing, and delivering the Climate Action Programmes together with Ngāi Tahu and the Papatipu Rūnanga, and the community.

3.3       Approving the release of the draft Strategy now will allow the consultation process to take place alongside the 2021 – 2031 Long Term Plan consultation. This will enable Council staff to leverage off that process and maximise public engagement in a co-ordinated and cost effective way.   Staff are also conscious that the Climate Change Commission on 31 January 2021 released their draft national advice to central Government on actions that they recommend we take at a national level to achieve our country wide goals.  There is therefore a good opportunity to build upon this national momentum to ensure that we respond at a global, national, local and individual level to the challenges of climate change.  

3.4       This report recommends that the Committee adopt the draft Terms of Reference for the Council Climate Change Working Group - as requested in December 2020 (SACRC/2020/00043). This will enable the working group to commence meeting and provide a valuable forum for Councillors and staff to discuss climate change issues and action, including guiding the initial implementation of the draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy.

 

4.   Alternative Options Considered / Ētahi atu Kōwhiringa

Not approving the release of draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy for public consultation.

4.1       A decision not to release the draft Strategy for public consultation would not align with Council’s principles of openness, transparency and of fostering inclusion. It would prevent people giving their views on the strategy, and likely make it more difficult in the future to engage the community on climate change issues.

4.2       A decision to not to approve the release of the draft Strategy at this time would mean that consultation would not be able to take place alongside the Long Term Plan consultation process, and would potentially be perceived as signalling a lack of urgency from Council on climate change issues.

Not adopting the draft Terms of Reference for the Council Climate Change Working Group.

4.3       A decision to not adopt the draft terms of reference for the Council Climate Change Working Group is not recommended as it would prevent the working group from getting underway (SACRC/2020/00043). Staff consider that the working group would be very useful in the coming months.

 

 

5.   Detail / Te Whakamahuki

Background

5.1       Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. It is already affecting our climate, native ecosystems, customary practices, mahinga kai, food production, health, biosecurity, and will increasingly impact our infrastructure.

5.2       In 2019 the Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency in acknowledgement of the urgency of addressing the issue.  As a first step Council adopted ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for our district, which showed leadership and solidarity with national and global efforts to reduce harmful emissions.

5.3       A comprehensive, long term approach to climate change is required to adequately address the broad range of challenges and opportunities that climate change presents. While reducing our emissions is critical, we also need to prepare for, and respond to the social, environmental, and economic effects of climate change that will increasingly impact our communities.

5.4       Council can’t do this alone - everyone has a part to play in taking climate action. We need to harness the unique skills and resources of the people and organisations of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. Including and empowering the community in all aspects of our responses to climate change will be vital to success.

Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy

5.5       The draft Strategy will reinforce Christchurch City Council’s commitment to climate change leadership, and provides a long-term framework for collective action. It is based on the latest scientific advice, underpinned by government legislation, and driven by increased calls from the community for action. The new draft strategy will replace Council’s existing Climate Smart Strategy from 2010. Our understanding of climate change has increased over the last decade and an updated strategy is needed to raise Christchurch’s climate ambitions.

5.6       The draft Strategy is built around four Climate Goals for Christchurch to work towards (what we want to achieve) and Principles to guide how we’ll work together with the community. The strategy’s ten Climate Action Programmes are designed to shape Christchurch’s response in key areas, and deliver the actions to achieve our climate goals. The draft Strategy addresses both mitigation (reducing further harm) and adaptation (how we need to adapt to the changing climate) issues.

5.7       A programme based approach was adopted as the preferred model for delivering the comprehensive range of actions required to respond to the wide-ranging impacts and opportunities of climate change.

5.8       The Climate Action Programmes will allow us to:

·    address key challenges and opportunities for Christchurch that cut across both mitigation and adaptation issues

·    enable a co-creation approach for the development and implementation of actions with partners and the community

·    develop relationships around key issues and opportunities

·    build off existing work – complementing, not duplicating

·    be flexible and responsive to change within each programme, without needing to redevelop the entire strategy

Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy

Goals – what we want to achieve

 


Principles – how we will work together

Climate Action Programmes – how we will deliver our responses togetherChristchurch Climate Leadership Group
(Programme 1 – Building the foundation – partnerships and resourcing)

Pro. 3Pro. 4Pro. 5Pro. 6Pro. 7Pro. 8Pro. 9Pro. 10Pro. 2

 

 

5.9       The draft Strategy is informed by the evidential analysis we’ve conducted on greenhouse gas emissions, and local and regional risk assessment data to identify what we expect to face in the future. In developing the draft strategy, we also looked to both local and international examples of strategies including Ngāi Tahu’s strategy, He Rautake Mō Te Huringa O Te Āhuarangi, Auckland’s Climate Action Framework and Wellington’s blueprint for a Zero Carbon Capital.

5.10    The Climate Change Commission released its 2021 Draft Advice report for consultation on 31 January which includes advice on the first three emissions budgets and on policy direction for the Government’s first emissions reduction plan. We will be making a submission on the advice and ensuring that our own climate change strategy aligns and adapts to latest direction from central government over time.

5.11    Additionally, the draft Strategy has drawn on input, pre-consultation, and feedback from public surveys, feedback on greenhouse gas reduction targets, Ngāi Tahu and the Papatipu Rūnanga, Councillors and staff, as well as an external Technical Advisory Group (with representation from local academics, scientists, unions, youth, health, community, and climate and sustainability advocates).

5.12    In developing the draft Strategy we sought feedback from Ngāi Tahu and the Papatipu Rūnanga and the draft Strategy contains content provided by Mahaanui Kurataiao and Te Rūnanga to ensure their views are represented throughout the draft document. Council will continue to work with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Papatipu Rūnanga in the ongoing development and implementation of the strategy’s Climate Action Programmes. This process is being facilitated and further developed by Mahaanui Kurataiao in its regular engagement with each of the Papatipu Rūnanga.

5.13    The Council is committed to working with Ngāi Tahu and the Papatipu Rūnanga, central government, stakeholders, businesses, organisations and the community across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula in the ongoing development and implementation of this strategy.

5.14    The draft Strategy identifies key areas we need to focus on as a district to successfully address our climate challenges and opportunities. These are presented as our ten Climate Action Programmes. Each of these programmes will require working closely with key stakeholders and the wider community to co-develop and co-deliver a set of actions. A ‘next step for Council’ has been included in the draft Strategy to help get things underway as we work with others to develop further actions.

5.15    We now need to hear the community’s views on the draft Strategy to ensure that we are on the right path.

Consultation approach

5.16    Responding to climate change is a core pillar of our 2021-2031 Long Term Plan. By running consultation on the draft Strategy in parallel with the Long Term Plan, we will be able to maximise our opportunities to engage with residents, and provide a more integrated and coordinated experience for people wanting to have their say.

5.17    Public consultation is one formal step of ongoing engagement with the community on the draft Strategy. As noted above, there will be more focused conversations with Ngāi Tahu and the Papatipu Rūnanga, central government, stakeholders, businesses, organisations and the community as we further develop, and deliver the Climate Action Programmes.

Council Climate Change Working Group – Draft Terms of Reference

5.18    The purpose of the Council Climate Change Working Group (the Working Group) is to provide a forum where Elected Members and staff can discuss climate change issues. It would provide the opportunity for staff from key units across the organisation to discuss emerging climate issues with a group of Elected Members without the need to bring ‘information only’ reports to the full Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee. The Committee would still be updated as necessary, and retain full decision making authority.

5.19    The draft terms of reference (Attachment B) have been prepared by staff as requested in December 2020 (SACRC/2020/00043), with input from the Chair of the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee.

5.20    It is suggested that the Working Group’s scope is quite broad to reflect the wide ranging issues that climate change presents. One notable exclusion is issues covered by the existing Coastal Hazards Working Group that has its own existing governance arrangements and terms of reference.

5.21    It is proposed that the Working Group comprise of four to five Councillors. Additional members could be added in the future if desired.  Staff consider this to be a reasonable number to enable a range of views to be heard without requiring the attendance of the whole Committee. The Working Group Chair may invite other Councillors or external parties to attend to discuss specific issues.

5.22    Upcoming matters that would benefit from the Working Group’s attention include guiding the initial implementation of the draft Strategy – including advising on the membership of the Christchurch Climate Leadership Group, and providing input for the Council’s submission on the Climate Commission’s advice to the government on reducing greenhouse gas emission reductions.

5.23    The focus areas of the three groups discussed above are:

·    The Council Climate Change Working Group (draft terms of reference Attachment B)

-      Council focus, but may also consider wider climate change issues and initiatives across the district.

·    The Coastal Hazards Working Group

-      Specific coastal community focus (to support the delivery of both the Proposed Plan Change – New Zealand Policy Coastal Policy Statement Alignment, and Coastal Hazards Adaptation Planning programme). Already underway.

 

·    The Christchurch Climate Leadership Group

-      District-wide focus on partnerships and resourcing to help deliver local climate action and to help oversee further development and delivery of the Strategy’s Climate Action Programmes. Could potentially include representatives such as Council, Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga, Council Controlled Organisations, Tertiary, ChristchurchNZ, Unions, Chamber of Commerce, Youth, etc. To be established following formal adoption of the draft Strategy by the Council.

Community views

5.24    In recent years, the community has shown an increasing desire for strong Council leadership on climate change issues. The School Strike 4 Climate protests showed that climate change is one of the most important issues for our young people. Minimising carbon emissions was the number one priority for respondents under 25 in the recent GCP 2050 survey[1].

5.25    When Council set Greenhouse Gas Emissions targets for the district in 2019, most respondents were in favour of Council setting more ambitious targets than set by central government. A Council survey in 2018 also found broad support for strong climate action.

5.26    The decision affects the following wards/Community Board areas:

5.26.1 Climate change will increasingly affect all Community Board areas across the district.

6.   Policy Framework Implications / Ngā Hīraunga ā- Kaupapa here

Strategic Alignment /Te Rautaki Tīaroaro

6.1       The draft Strategy and draft terms of reference for the Climate Change Working Group, both support Council’s Strategic Priority of ‘Meeting the challenge of climate change through every means available’.

6.2       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

6.2.1   Activity: Strategic Planning and Policy

·     Level of Service: 17.0.1.7 Advice to Council on high priority policy and planning issues that affect the City. Advice is aligned with and delivers on the governance expectations as evidenced through the Council Strategic Framework - Policy advice to Council on emerging and new issues is prioritised to ensure delivery within budget and time requirements.

Policy Consistency / Te Whai Kaupapa here

6.3       The decisions are consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies.

Impact on Mana Whenua / Ngā Whai Take Mana Whenua

6.4       The decision to establish a Climate Change Working group does not involve a significant decision in relation to ancestral land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Mana Whenua, their culture and traditions.

6.5       However, for Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga and whānau, climate change will have a particular impact on cultural wellbeing, resilience, and the ability for mana whenua to maintain ancestral links with the landscape and taonga species. Council will continue to work with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Papatipu Rūnanga in the ongoing development and implementation of the strategy’s Climate Action Programmes.

Climate Change Impact Considerations / Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Āhuarangi

6.6       Delivering the draft Strategy, and establishing a Climate Change Working Group will support efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Accessibility Considerations / Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Hunga Hauā

6.7       There are no specific accessibility considerations necessary for the decisions in this report.

7.   Resource Implications / Ngā Hīraunga Rauemi

Capex/Opex / Ngā Utu Whakahaere

7.1       Cost to Implement – Public consultation for the draft Strategy will be met from existing budgets. Staff consider that consulting on the draft strategy alongside the Long Term Plan will maximise the exposure of the draft strategy, while also representing the most efficient use of staff resources.

7.2       There are no costs associated with the decision to adopt the draft terms of reference for the Council Climate Change Working Group.

7.3       Maintenance/Ongoing costs – Once public consultation on the draft Strategy is completed and the final strategy has been adopted, there will be no ongoing costs relating to the decision to consult.

7.4       It should be noted however that engaging with the public on climate change issues will remain a priority for council. Resources will be continue to be required for engaging with the community when further developing the draft strategy’s Climate Action Programmes, as well as wider climate change issues in the future.

7.5       Any ongoing costs associated with a Climate Change Working Group are expected to be low (limited to staff and Elected Members time) and would be met within existing budgets. 

7.6       Funding Source – Existing operational budgets.

Other / He mea anō

7.7       Any actions arising from the development of the draft Strategy’s Climate Action Programmes that require new Council funding will be sought through the Council’s regular Annual and Long Term Planning processes in future years.

7.8       It should be noted that Council will not be responsible for funding or undertaking all actions developed as part of the Climate Action Programmes in the draft Strategy. The Climate Action Programmes are intended to be further developed and implemented in collaboration with Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga, businesses, organisations and the community.  Any actions will also need to nest within the national framework, including emission budgets as set through the Government’s response to the draft advice from the Climate Change Commission. 

8.   Legal Implications / Ngā Hīraunga ā-Ture

Statutory power to undertake proposals in the report / Te Manatū Whakahaere Kaupapa

8.1       The Council delegates to the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee authority to oversee and make decisions on ‘Implementing the Council’s climate change initiatives and strategies’ (31 October 2019, CNCL/2019/00128). However, the limitations in the Committee’s terms of reference state that ‘The Council retains the authority to adopt policies, strategies and bylaws’, meaning the Council (not the Committee) will need to make the decision to adopt the strategy after public consultation.

Other Legal Implications / Ētahi atu Hīraunga-ā-Ture

8.2       There is no legal context, issue or implication relevant to the decisions in this report.

8.3       This report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit

9.   Risk Management Implications / Ngā Hīraunga Tūraru

9.1       The decisions in this report are considered to be low risk. A separate decision will be required from Council to formally adopt the draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy after feedback has been received from the public. The draft Terms of Reference for the Climate Change Working Group do not give any formal decision making powers to the working group.

 

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy 2021

27

b

Draft Terms of Reference for the proposed Climate Change Working Group

51

 

 

In addition to the attached documents, the following background information is available:

Document Name

Location / File Link

<enter document name>

<enter location/hyperlink>

 

 

 

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

Carey Graydon - Senior Policy Analyst

Emma Davis - Head of Strategic Policy

Approved By

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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8.     Christchurch's support for Mayors' Joint Statement on Accelerating Climate Adaptation in Cities

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

21/104360

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

 

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report / Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       This report updates the Council about a recent positive development in the relationship with fellow cities committed to accelerating climate adaptation actions.

2.   Mayor’s Recommendations

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Receive the Mayor’s report.

2.         Note Christchurch City’s role in progressing the 1000 Cities Adapt Now global programme.

 

3.   Detail / Te Whakamahuki

 

1000 Cities Adapt Now global programme

3.1       The Global Center on Adaptation and the World Resources Institute are co-leading a 10-year programme to accelerate urban resilience in cities, through knowledge-sharing and coalescing on climate actions. 

3.2       They launched the 1000 Cities Adapt Now global programme (Adapt Now) on 25 January 2021. The programme’s goal is to accelerate and scale climate adaption actions in 1000 cities by the year 2030.

3.3       The programme was launched by the Mayors of Rotterdam, Miami and Paris, and supported by more than three dozen cities, including Christchurch, as part of the international online summit, Accelerating Climate Adaptation 2021, which was hosted this year by the Netherlands. Christchurch’s experiences, recovery and resilience in the last decade to significant disruptions has earned us international recognition - reflected in the invitation to be involved in the global launch. 

3.4       Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb of Rotterdam city hosted a precursor event – an online Mayors’ Forum – where Mayors from Christchurch and 13 other cities from Europe, Africa, Indo-Asia, Great Britain and the United States spoke briefly about respective climate change issues, and the impacts that COVID-19 have had on adaptation progress. (attachment A)

3.5       The various presentations reinforced that most of the cities face similar challenges and opportunities in planning and taking climate adaptation action. In particular, most of the mayors, including myself, referred to the fundamental importance of citizen and community involvement in adaptation, the huge value in sharing knowledge, engaging in rich conversations with other cities, and the power that local actions can have impact on addressing global issues.

Joint Statement on Accelerating Climate Adaptation in Cities

3.6       The culmination of the Mayors’ Forum was presentation to the international Climate Adaptation Summit of the Joint Statement on Accelerating Climate Adaptation in Cities (attachment B). The Statement reflect the Mayors’ shared interest in taking a collaborative approach to speed up the pace of climate adaptation in our urban environments.

3.7       The Joint Statement is founded on five shared principles that will drive cities’ climate adaptation actions:

1.   Focusing on equity, and vulnerable and poor communities in adaptation and climate resilience actions

2.   Finding environmental (“nature-based”) solutions and building water resilience to address climate risks.

3.   Advocating for local leadership and empowerment and funding to gain leverage and scalable action.

4.   Enhancing knowledge and capacity on urban adaptation and provide peer collaboration to foster deep and systemic change.

5.   Coordinating smart innovation, partnerships and investment to optimise acceleration actions.

3.8       Adapt Now aims to gather the support of 1000 cities by 2030 and is driven by three goals:

a)    Cities action track coalition (a united platform for resilience leaders will enable collaboration and collective traction to accelerate climate action)

b)    Transformative capacity building for adaptation and rigorous learning (building adaptation capacity, knowledge and information-sharing)

c)    Accelerate and scale solutions for urban adaptation (focus is on initiatives or solutions that reduce climate risks that either nature-based, promote urban water resilience or build climate resilience of urban poor).

Christchurch’s support for the Adapt Now programme

3.9       Christchurch’s own direction of travel towards climate adaptation align with these principles and goals.

3.10    Supporting the Adapt Now programme is timely and a good fit with our city’s next steps: we are about to engage with our community on the proposed strategic framework for climate change action and are embarking on comprehensive conversations with affected coastal and low-lying communities about local adaptation planning.

3.11    Adapt Now also complements the commitment and work we undertake through our membership of the global Resilient Cities network[2], which is a lead coalition partner in the Adapt Now programme.

3.12    Christchurch City Council is an active member of the Resilient Cities Network, and the Council’s Chief Resilience Officer currently co-leads the Network’s steering board.  Our relationships with other cities in the Network provide us with opportunities to both share our experience and knowledge in building our resilience following the earthquakes, terrorist attack and other disruptions and shocks, and also learn from the actions and experiences of others as we progress our strategic framework on climate change adaptation.

3.13    Contributing to the Adapt Now programme through information-sharing, thought leadership and example will complement and be part of the Council’s existing organisational commitment to resilience and adaptation.

3.14    Our connections, leadership and experience places us in a strong and exciting position to contribute to and influence the Adapt Now programme as it sets out on its 10-year goal to accelerate climate action in 1000 cities worldwide.

 

Signatories / Ngā Kaiwaitohu

Author                       Lianne Dalziel – Mayor of Christchurch

Approved By           Brendan Anstiss – General Manager Strategy and Transformation

 

 

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Accelerating climate adaptation Mayor Dalziel's speech, 25 January 2021.docx

56

b

Joint statement on accelerating climate adaptation in cities, 25 January 2021

58

c

Email to Mayor and Letter - Mayors Forum on Accelerating Adaptation

63

 

 


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9.     2020/21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

21/94017

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

Sam Callander, Team Leader, Community Funding Team sam.callander@ccc.govt.nz
John Filsell, Head of Community Support Governance and Partnerships
john.filsell@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

Mary Richardson, GM Citizens and Community, mary.richardson@ccc.govt.nz

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report / Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee to consider an application for funding from the 2020/21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund (DRF) from the organisation listed below.

Funding Request Number

Organisation

Project Name

Amount Requested

Amount Recommended

62174

Kairos Trust

Building Community and Resilience through Food Rescue

$50,000

$10,000

 

1.2       There is currently a balance of $151,010 remaining in the fund

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Approves a grant of $10,000 from its 2020/21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund to Kairos Trust towards administration costs of operating Kairos Trust.

3.   Key Points / Ngā Take Matua

Strategic Alignment / Te Rautaki Tīaroaro

3.1       The recommendation is aligned to the Strategic Framework and in particular the strategic priority of enabling active and connected communities to own their future. It will provide resilient communities, liveable city and healthy environment.

Decision Making Authority / Te Mana Whakatau

3.2       The Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee have delegated authority to allocate the Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund.

3.3       Allocations must be consistent with any policies, standards or criteria adopted by the Council.

3.4       The Fund does not cover:

·   Legal challenges or Environment Court challenges against the Council, Council Controlled organisations or Community Board decisions

·   Projects or initiatives that change the scope of a Council project or that will lead to ongoing operational costs to the Council (though Community Boards can recommend to the Council that it consider a grant for this purpose).

Assessment of Significance and Engagement / Te Aromatawai Whakahirahira

3.5       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

3.6       The level of significance was determined by the number of people affected and/or with an interest and the fact that the establishment and operation of the DRF is a level of service in the 2018/28 LTP.

3.7       Staff have discussed the applications with stakeholders and all recommendations have been moderated.

Discussion / Kōrerorero

3.8       The attached Decision Matrix (Attachment A) provides detailed information on the application.  This includes organisational details, project details, financial information and a staff assessment.

3.9       Based on the current Discretionary Response Fund criteria, the application summarised in section 1.1 of this report is eligible for funding.

3.10    At the time of writing, the balance of the 2020/21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund is as below.

Total Budget 2020/21

Granted To Date

Available for allocation

Balance If Staff Recommendation adopted

$593,324

$442,314

$151,010

$141,010

 

3.11    The attached table (Attachment B) provides an overview of applications granted to date from the 2020-21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund.

 

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Kairos - Decision Matrix - 00062174

68

b

2020-21 Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund - Applications Granted to Date

69

 

 

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

Katie MacDonald - Community Support Officer

Sam Callander - Team Leader Community Funding

Approved By

Sam Callander - Team Leader Community Funding

John Filsell - Head of Community Support, Governance and Partnerships

Mary Richardson - General Manager Citizens & Community

  


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10.   Request for the Removal of a Conservation Covenant from the Property Title of 42 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

20/1542724

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

Brendan Smyth Brendan.smyth@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

Brendan Anstiss

 

 

1.   Key Points

1.1       The purpose of this report is to request that the Committee approve the revocation of a conservation covenant from the property title of 42 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch – relating to a now demolished building.

1.2       The report is generated from a request from Cavell Leitch Limited acting on behalf of the Estate of Audrey Frances Chisnall, the former owner of the property.

1.3       The legal description of the property to which this request refers to is CB779/3, Part Lot 2 Deposited Plan 11583 and the address is 42 Colombo Street, Beckenham.

1.4       A full conservation covenant was placed on the title of the property by the then owner on the 19th August 2010. The covenant was not associated with a heritage grant and the building on the site at the time was not a scheduled heritage building on the Council’s District Plan. The building was a two storey, unreinforced masonry residential building known as ‘Elvaston’ built c1870.

1.5       The building was severely damaged in the earthquake of February 22nd 2011. EOC received engineering advice and processed the damage assessment of the building and it was subsequently demolished. See Attachment A for the EOC process form and engineering assessment.

1.6       Cavell Leitch Limited are acting for the Estate of Audrey Frances Chisnall with the purpose of selling the vacant site.  Officers support the revocation of the conservation covenant from this property title.

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Approve the revocation of the conservation covenant from the property title of 42 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch.

 

 

 

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

EQ - 42 Colombo - Demo process checksheet - 2011-04-05

73

 

 

In addition to the attached documents, the following background information is available:

Document Name

Location / File Link

<enter document name>

<enter location/hyperlink>

 

 

 

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

Brendan Smyth - Team Leader Heritage

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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11.   Approval of an Extension of Time for a Heritage Incentive Grant for 141 High Street, Christchurch

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

21/46313

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

Brendan Smyth, Heritage Team Leader
Brendan.Smyth@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

Brendan Anstiss, GM Strategy & Transformation

 

 

1.   Purpose of the Report / Te Pūtake Pūrongo

1.1       The purpose of this report is to request that the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee approve an extension of time for a Heritage Incentive Grant for a unit of the building known as the Duncan’s Building, 141 High Street, Christchurch. The request is for a further eighteen months for the building’s owner to claim the grant.

1.2       This report is staff generated in response to the requirements of the Heritage Incentive Grants Policy - Operational Guidelines. The Operational Guidelines require approval from the relevant Committee for extensions of time in the uptake of Heritage Incentive Grants.

1.3       The decision in this report is of low significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.  The level of significance was determined by the fact that this request is for an extension of time for a Heritage Incentive Grant which had previously been assessed and approved, and the funding for the grant is from existing funding.

 

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Approve an extension of time of eighteen months for the uptake of the Heritage Incentive Grant previously approved for the building at 141 High Street.

2.         The new completion date for the project will be the 4 September 2022.

 

3.   Reason for Report Recommendations / Ngā Take mō te Whakatau

3.1       A Heritage Incentive Grant of up to $45,334 was approved by the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee on 4 September 2019. At this time the building was owned by a different owner who subsequently was unable to undertake the repair project and decided to sell the building. The new owner is seeking to undertake the repairs of this unit and is seeking the extension to the timeframe within which to take up the grant.

3.2       141 High Street is a mid-terrace unit of the Duncan’s Building. The units either side have been repaired, upgraded and re-occupied.  This is now the only unit of the building which has not been repaired following the substantial damage incurred during the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

3.3       The complex nature of the repairs, and the change in ownership has meant that the works to repair and upgrade this unit has not proceeded. However, some work has been undertaken to make the building more secure and to remove any potential safety hazards from the pavement. This includes the removal of a first floor projecting window and the insertion of a steel frame around the ground floor shop front opening – see photographs.

 

4.   Alternative Options Considered / Ētahi atu Kōwhiringa

4.1       The option of not supporting an extension of time for this building was not considered appropriate as the unit is a mid-terrace unit of the overall Duncan’s Building and it is important to maintain the continuity of architectural form and detailing. A loss of the façade of this unit would destroy the integrity of the overall façade and undermine all of the previous Council grant supported work on the rest of the building.

      

141 High Street, June 2019                                                                               January 2021

5.   Detail / Te Whakamahuki

5.1       The entire Duncan’s Building between 135 and 165 High Street, is listed as a ‘Significant' building in the Christchurch District Plan. The building is also registered Category II by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (HNZPT) registration number 1864.

5.2       The new owner of 141 High Street is ‘Belinda Leigh Clarke’.

Brief History of the Duncan’s Building, High Street

5.3       The building occupies part of the south-western side of High Street between St Asaph Street and Tuam Street.  It is made up of what initially were sixteen individual commercial and residential units. Each unit was two storeys high and consisted of a ground floor retail/workshop space with a storage space, office or living space above. Over the years the original sixteen units have been altered, with some being amalgamated and most being extended at the rear. The shop front areas have all been modified to suit the changing needs of small commercial operations, including cafés, restaurants and retail spaces. The first floor brick street façade was largely intact prior to the earthquakes with only limited and reversible changes having been made. The façade of the unit at 141 had been altered with the removal of the two large arched sash windows and their replacement with an inappropriate and intrusive projecting oriel window with a plastered base.

5.4       The construction of the sixteen unit building was from simple unreinforced brickwork for the structural walls and timber for floors and roof structure. The main street façade was formed with a continuous line of brickwork punctuated with grand arched sash windows and topped with a parapet which included decorated pediments. This part of the façade also includes decorated bands of plastered brickwork: this brickwork façade has high heritage and architectural value. Over time the basic structure had been enhanced in some units with seismic upgrades which generally consisted of internal steel columns bolted to the solid brick party walls and the external walls. Diaphragms were installed on some units and floor, roof and wall connections were strengthened. Ownership of the units by different parties has resulted in piecemeal structural upgrade across the building without a coherent upgrade strategy for the building in its entirety.

Earthquake Damage

5.5       The entire Duncan’s building sustained significant damage in the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. Numbers 163-165 in particular were very badly damaged as a result of the upper levels of the adjacent four storey ‘Billen’s Building’ collapsing onto them and were demolished. This resulted in 161 becoming the end unit rather than a mid-terrace unit. At the other end of the terrace, the façade of 135 also collapsed and following demolition a new contemporary building has now been constructed here. The units at 137 -139 have been repaired as have the units at 143 – 161 with these latter units being the subject of Heritage Incentive Grant support from Council.

5.6       The unit subject to this grant at 141 sustained significant structural damage in the earthquakes but the masonry did not collapse. The previous owner of the unit did not complete the repairs but did undertake stabilisation works including installation of a steel propping frame across the ground floor to provide urgent support to the High Street façade. The intention is that this will be retained as part of the long term structural solution. The new owner has removed the deteriorating bay window and securely boarded up the façade openings with plywood. The heritage grant will assist with the recreation of the two arched sash windows which were removed when the bay window was installed.

5.7       The decision affects the following wards/Community Board areas:

5.7.1   Central City.

6.   Policy Framework Implications / Ngā Hīraunga ā- Kaupapa here

Strategic Alignment /Te Rautaki Tīaroaro

6.1       The Heritage Incentive Grant Scheme aligns to the Community Outcome “Resilient Communities” – ‘celebration of our identity through arts, culture, heritage, sport and recreation’ and ‘strong sense of community’. It also supports “Liveable City” – ‘21st century garden city we are proud to live in’ and “Prosperous Economy” – ‘great place for people, business and investment’.

6.2       This report supports the Council's Long Term Plan (2018 - 2028):

6.2.1   Activity: Strategic Planning and Policy

·     Level of Service: 1.4.2 Support the conservation and enhancement of the city’s heritage places.  - 100% of approved grant applications are allocated in accordance with the policy.

Policy Consistency / Te Whai Kaupapa here

6.1       The recommendation is consistent with Council’s Plans and Policies as listed below:

6.1.1   Our Heritage, Our Taonga Heritage Strategy 2019-2029;

6.1.2   International Council on Monument and Sites (ICOMOS) New Zealand Charter 2010;

6.1.3   Heritage Conservation Policy.

Impact on Mana Whenua / Ngā Whai Take Mana Whenua

6.2       It is noted that Tūāhuriri Rūnanga and Rāpaki Rūnanga are the Tangata Whenua in these locations.

6.3       The requested extension of time does not involve a significant decision in relation to land or a body of water or other elements of intrinsic value, therefore this decision does not specifically impact Māori, their culture and traditions.

Climate Change Impact Considerations / Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Āhuarangi

6.4       The grant will support the full and partial retention of a heritage building and the embodied energy within it.  Retention and reuse of heritage buildings can contribute to emissions reduction and mitigate the effects of climate change. Retaining and reusing existing built stock reduces our carbon footprint and extends the economic life of buildings.

Accessibility Considerations / Ngā Whai Whakaaro mā te Hunga Hauā

6.5       Accessibility to the building will be included as required by the New Zealand Building Code.

7.   Resource Implications / Ngā Hīraunga Rauemi

Capex/Opex / Ngā Utu Whakahaere

7.1       There are no new cost implications in association with the resolution sought in this report.

8.   Legal Implications / Ngā Hīraunga ā-Ture

Statutory power to undertake proposals in the report / Te Manatū Whakahaere Kaupapa

8.1       The delegated authority for Heritage Incentive Grants decisions sits with this Committee.

Other Legal Implications / Ētahi atu Hīraunga-ā-Ture

8.2       There is no legal context, issue or implication relevant to this decision.

8.3       This report has not been reviewed and approved by the Legal Services Unit.

9.   Risk Management Implications / Ngā Hīraunga Tūraru

9.1       The grant scheme only allows funds to be paid out upon completion of the works; certification by Council staff that the works have been undertaken in alignment with the ICOMOS NZ Charter 2010; presentation of receipts and confirmation of the conservation covenant (if required) having been registered against the property title or on the Personal Properties Securities Register. This ensures that the grant scheme is effective and that funds are not diverted or lost.

 

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

There are no attachments to this report.

 

In addition to the attached documents, the following background information is available:

Document Name

Location / File Link

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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

Brendan Smyth - Team Leader Heritage

Approved By

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

 

 

12.   Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020

Reference / Te Tohutoro:

21/36128

Report of / Te Pou Matua:

Deborah Cosgrove, Heritage Advisor  deborah.cosgrove@ccc.govt.nz

General Manager / Pouwhakarae:

Brendan Anstiss, Strategy and Transformation

 

 

1.   Brief Summary

1.1       The purpose of this report is to provide a post-event summary of the 2020 Christchurch Heritage Festival and the grant funding allocated to heritage festival events.

1.2       The Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020 ran from 24 October – 8 November.  A total of $21,462 of funding was allocated to 18 event providers from the Christchurch Heritage Festival Community Grant Fund 2020. The grant range was $80 to $2,500 – as per Attachment A.

1.3       The 2020 Heritage Festival was adapted in response to the impacts of COVID-19. The pandemic did have an impact on the festival in terms of attendance numbers as the planning and marketing capacity, and timeframes were severely reduced, the number of visitors to the city was reduced and the number of event providers was down on the previous year. The festival went ahead with 50 event providers contributing over 65 events to the programme, and was attended by more than 13,000 people.

1.4       Planning for the Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021 will begin in February with a review of how the changes made for COVID-19 impacted the event and what learnings can be taken forward from that in terms of effectively managing the event in the future.

 

2.   Officer Recommendations / Ngā Tūtohu

That the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020 report

 

 

 

 

Attachments / Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020 Event Summary

87

 

 

In addition to the attached documents, the following background information is available:

Document Name

Location / File Link

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<enter location/hyperlink>

 

 

 

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

Deborah Cosgrove - Heritage Advisor

Suzanne Richmond - Heritage Advisor

Approved By

Brendan Smyth - Team Leader Heritage

Carolyn Ingles - Head of Urban Regeneration, Design and Heritage

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

 

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Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

 

 

13.   Resolution to Exclude the Public

Section 48, Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

I move that the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely items listed overleaf.

 

Reason for passing this resolution: good reason to withhold exists under section 7.

Specific grounds under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution: Section 48(1)(a)

 

Note

 

Section 48(4) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 provides as follows:

 

“(4)     Every resolution to exclude the public shall be put at a time when the meeting is open to the public, and the text of that resolution (or copies thereof):

 

             (a)       Shall be available to any member of the public who is present; and

             (b)       Shall form part of the minutes of the local authority.”

 

This resolution is made in reliance on Section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by Section 6 or Section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public are as follows:


Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee

24 February 2021

 

 

 

ITEM NO.

GENERAL SUBJECT OF EACH MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED

SECTION

SUBCLAUSE AND REASON UNDER THE ACT

PLAIN ENGLISH REASON

WHEN REPORTS CAN BE RELEASED

14.

Public Excluded Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee Minutes - 17 December 2020

 

 

Refer to the previous public excluded reason in the agendas for these meetings.

 

 

 



[1] https://www.greaterchristchurch.org.nz/assets/Documents/greaterchristchurch/Greater-Christchurch-2050/GC2050-stakeholder-workshops/GC2050-survey-results-summary.pdf

[2] The global Resilient Cities Network emerged from and supersedes the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative, which Christchurch was a member of from 2013-2019.