Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                    Wednesday 9 March 2022

Time:                                   9.30am

Venue:                                 By audio/visual link

 

Under the current provisions of the Covid-19 Protection Framework (the Traffic Alert system) meeting attendance is only possible via an Audio/Visual link or by viewing a live stream: http://councillive.ccc.govt.nz/live-stream. Please request the access details from Andrew.Campbell@ccc.govt.nz for the audio/visual link.

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Phil Mauger

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Catherine Chu

Councillor Melanie Coker

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Celeste Donovan

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor James Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sam MacDonald

Councillor Jake McLellan

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

2 March 2022

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Jane Davis

General Manager Infrastructure, Planning & Regulatory Services

Tel: 941 8884

 

 

Andrew Campbell

Committee & Hearings Advisor

941 8340

andrew.campbell@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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Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

09 March 2022

 

THREE WATERS INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENT committee of the Whole - Terms of Reference Ngā Ārahina Mahinga

 

 

Chair

Councillor Cotter

Deputy Chair

Councillor Mauger

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 Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee authority to monitor and make decisions on:

·                Water supply, conservation and quality (for the avoidance of doubt the Council retains its authority on matters relating to the Governments Water Reform).

·                Receive regular updates from the Water Management Zone Committees.

·                Stormwater drainage including the Land Drainage Recovery Programme.

·                Natural environment, including the waterways, aquifers, ecology and conservation of resources.

·                Natural hazards protection, including flood protection and river control.

·                Solid waste collection, processing and disposal including landfills.

·                Sewage collection, treatment and disposal.

·                Applications to the Biodiversity Fund.

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      Trade Waste Bylaw 2015

o      Waste Management Bylaw 2009

o      Water Supply, Wastewater and Stormwater Bylaw 2014

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.

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.

·                The Council retains its authority on matters relating to the Governments Water Reform.

·                The following matters are prohibited from being subdelegated in accordance with LGA 2002 Schedule 7 Clause 32(1) :

·                the power to make a rate; or

·                the power to make a bylaw; or

·                the power to borrow money, or purchase or dispose of assets, other than in accordance with the long-term plan; or

·                the power to adopt a long-term plan, annual plan, or annual report; or

·                the power to appoint a chief executive; or

·                the power to adopt policies required to be adopted and consulted on under this Act in association with the long-term plan or developed for the purpose of the local governance statement; or

·                the power to adopt a remuneration and employment policy.

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.

 

 


Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

09 March 2022

 

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Karakia Tīmatanga................................................................................................... 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

B         7.        Three Waters Bi-monthly Report December 2021/January 2022..................... 11  

Karakia Whakamutunga

 


Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

09 March 2022

 

 

Karakia Tīmatanga

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 Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 9 February 2022  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.

 

There were no public forum requests received at the time the agenda was prepared.

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.


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Unconfirmed

 

 

Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Wednesday 9 February 2022

Time:                                   9.34am

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

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Phil Mauger

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Catherine Chu  - via audio/visual link

Councillor Melanie Coker

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Celeste Donovan  -  via audio/visual link

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Yani Johanson 

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Sam MacDonald

Councillor Jake McLellan - via audio/visual link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Jane Davis

General Manager Infrastructure, Planning & Regulatory Services

Tel: 941 8884

 

Andrew Campbell

Committee & Hearings Advisor

941 8340

andrew.campbell@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 Tīmatanga: Given by Councillor Cotter

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00001

That the apologies received from Councillors Gough, Scandrett and Templeton for absence and Councillor Chu for early departure be accepted.

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Mauger                                                                                                                Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

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

Part C

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00002

That the minutes of the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 8 December 2021 be confirmed.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor MacDonald                                                                                                               Carried

 

4.   Public Forum Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

There were no public forum presentations.

5.   Deputations by Appointment Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions Ngā Pākikitanga

Part B

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

7.   Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Minutes

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00003

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee receives the Minutes from the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee meetings held on 3 November 2020, 1 December 2020 and 6 April 2021.

Councillor Galloway/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                   Carried

 

Councillor Keown joined the meeting at 9.49am during discussion on item 8.

Councillor Coker left the meeting at 9.55am and returned at 10.03am during discussion on item 8.

Councillor MacDonald left the meeting at 10.08am and returned at 10.14am during discussion on item 8.

Councillor Chu left the meeting at 10.14am during discussion on item 8 and did not return to the meeting.

8.   Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee - Resource Recovery - November/December 2021

 

Committee Comment

1.         The Committee requested that Staff provide an update on the utilisation of landfill gas by Council users.

2.         The Committee requested that Staff provide an update on the achievements of the Handheld Battery Recycling programme and look at possible options or ways to expand the programme throughout the city

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00004 Officer Recommendation accepted without change

Part B

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee – Resource Recovery – November/December Report

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                     Carried

 

 

 

 

 

Karakia Whakamutunga: Given by Councillor Cotter

 

Meeting concluded at 10.30am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 9th DAY OF MARCH 2022.

 

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Chairperson


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7.     Three Waters Bi-monthly Report December 2021/January 2022

Reference Te Tohutoro:

22/164044

Report of Te Pou Matua:

Helen Beaumont, Head of Three Waters

General Manager Pouwhakarae:

Jane Davis, General Manager Infrastructure, Planning & Regulatory Services

 

 

1.   Brief Summary

1.1       The purpose of this report is to update the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee on work occurring in the Three Waters portfolio during December 2021 and January 2022 (Attachment A).

1.2       Key points in this report:

1.2.1   The three waters reform programme is proceeding with an ambitious timeline and new requests for information from Councils.

1.2.2   The three waters bylaws are out for public consultation with hearings planned for March 2022.

1.2.3   The Stormwater Management Plan for the Ihutai-Estuary and Coastal catchment will go out for consultation at the end of February 2022 and must be lodged with Environment Canterbury by end of June 2022.

1.2.4   Water Safety Plans are being revised to meet the requirements set out by Taumata Arowai – draft standards and rules released in December 2022.

1.2.5   Work is underway to estimate the costs of fluoridating the Council’s drinking water supplies – estimates and timeframes to be provided to the Ministry of Health by 11 March 2022.

1.2.6   Capital delivery proceeds under the red light of the Covid framework with some supply delays – excellent progress on Lyttelton harbour wastewater, water and wastewater mains renewals across the city, the smart water pilot in the Rawhiti zone, and upper Heathcote stormwater basins and wetlands.

1.2.7   Work continues to optimise the operation of the Christchurch wastewater plant following the fire in November 2021 and reduce the odours affecting the neighbourhood.

1.2.8   The planning teams are busy with the high volumes of consents for subdivision and new builds.

2.   Officer Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Three Waters Bi-monthly Report December 2021/January 2022 Report

 

 

 

 

Attachments Ngā Tāpirihanga

No.

Title

Page

a

Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee report - December 2021/January 2022

13

 

 

Additional background information may be noted in the below table:

Document Name

Location / File Link

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

 

 

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

Helen Beaumont - Head of Three Waters

Approved By

Jane Davis - General Manager Infrastructure, Planning & Regulatory Services

  


Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

09 March 2022