Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Submissions Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Tuesday 5 April 2022

Time:                                    5pm

Venue:                                 Held by Audio/Visual Link

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Debbie Mora

Mark Peters

Helen Broughton

Gamal Fouda

Andrei Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Pavey

Manager Community Governance, Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

941 5107

emma.pavey@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Submissions Committee

05 April 2022

 

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B          Reports for Information

Part C          Decisions Under Delegation

 

Secretarial Note: It is noted that this meeting was held via audio/visual link on the Zoom platform due to the country being under COVID-19 Protection Framework (the Traffic Alert System Red) on the date the meeting was scheduled. These minutes provide a written summary of the meeting proceedings.

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and notified members that the meeting was being publicly livestreamed on YouTube and that the recording would be kept online for future viewing.

 

1.   Apologies Ngā Whakapāha  

The Chairperson called for apologies. Gamal Fouda advised that he needed to leave the meeting at 6.20pm so wished to make an apology for possible early departure.

 

The Chairperson moved that the apology from Gamal Fouda for possible early departure be accepted. The motion was seconded by Mark Peters. Following invitation from the Chairperson there was no debate on the item, and the motion was put to the vote and was declared carried.

Committee Resolved HRSC/2022/00001

That the apology received for possible early departure from Gamal Fouda, be accepted.

Debbie Mora/Mark Peters                                                                                                       Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest Ngā Whakapuaki Aronga

The Chairperson called for any declarations of interest. There were no declarations of interest recorded.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

Helen Broughton moved that Standing Orders 17.5 - Members may speak only once and 18.1 - (Temporarily Suspension of Standing Orders), the following Standing Orders be suspended to General procedure for speaking and moving motions be suspended to enable a freer and frank discussion. The motion was seconded by Gamal Fouda and on being put to the vote was carried unanimously.

 

Committee Resolved HRSC/2022/00002

That pursuant to Standing Order 3.5 (Temporary Suspension of Standing Orders), the following Standing Orders be suspended to enable informal discussion regarding Agenda Item 3:

 

17.5  Members may speak only once

18.1 General procedure for speaking and moving motions.

 

Helen Broughton/Gamal Fouda                                                                                             Carried

 

3.   Draft Annual Plan 2022-23

 

Board Comment

It was clarified that the Board has had a Briefing on the Draft Annual Plan 2022-23 and has informally discussed its contents.

 

It was noted that the Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-31 was put into place last year and that as this will be the first Annual Plan since it should be seen as an opportunity to seek to tweaks rather than major changes.

 

The Community Board Adviser was in attendance and spoke to the report and answered questions.

 

The Committee noted the new general rate differential proposed for vacant central city and agreed that this could encourage owners to develop vacant areas as well as help to offset the increase of residential rates.

 

The Committee discussed how hard it has been for the Council to balance the costs of maintaining the city and continuing development in the current climate while keeping rates at an affordable level. It was noted, however, that many residents are currently suffering financially and this should be recognised with additional support for payment of rates such as payment schemes, deferral etc.

 

The Committee agreed to support the proposed change to the Revenue and Financing Policy to enable the Council to require financial contributions from developers to fund related Council works, if it chooses to do so in future after appropriate consultation. It decided to recommend that development contributions be spent in growth areas where they are most needed and to point out the need for contributions to being used when new developments go in, so that the necessary supporting infrastructure such as roading changes such as the planned intersection improvements at Milns/Sutherlands/Sparks Road are made at the same time and maintenance is carried out.

 

In terms of the proposed changes to revenue, spending and borrowing under the Draft Plan the proposal for the new swimming pool at Edgeware was noted but it was agreed that this should be left as a matter for the Council to decide and it should not be commented on in the Board’s submission. It was agreed that support would be indicated for the inclusion of 1.8 million dollars for implementation of the Government’s Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

 

The additional revenue of 1.9 million dollars from disposal surplus property identified in the draft plan was discussed and it was noted that the Board supported disposals in principle in its submission on the Long Term Plan but not disposal of property for which there is or could be a current or future community use. It was noted that the property at 151-3 Gilberthorpes Road is included in the list of properties for disposal but the Board has become aware that there are now a number of potential community uses being put forward for these premises. It was agreed that the Board should suggest that the disposal of this property be revisited.

 

The Committee noted that the Plan does not provide for advancement road improvements to the intersection of Milns/Sutherlands/Sparks Road that are currently programmed for beyond 2025.

It was noted that a retirement village is currently being constructed in close proximity and it was agreed that the intersection improvements are critical for the safety of all pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles using the intersection and that the work should be done at the same time as Sparks Road improvements that are scheduled for this year. It was decided that the Board’s submission should seek to have the improvements completed in the 2022-23 financial year.

 

There was discussion about the longstanding flooding issues in Goulding Avenue, Hornby that were expected to be addressed out of the current years funding but have not been to date and it was agreed that the submission should asked for provision to address this problem without delay.

 

It was noted that the construction of the South Express Major Cycleway through Hei Hei is to be brought forward and it was agreed that the Board’s submission should point out the need for work to improve the safety of the Waterloo/Gilberthorpes Roads intersection to be done at the same time.

 

Members discussed residents’ views about a fenced dog park in the Halswell area. It was noted that this project is a priority in the Community Board Plan but that Long term funding is not available until Financial Year 2031 although it was previously scheduled for the 2025 Financial Year. It was agreed that the Submission should ask to have this project advanced.

 

Members agreed to seek provision for the retention of the Upper Riccarton War Memorial Library site as an ongoing war memorial.

 

There was a discussion of local residents’ desire to have the deteriorated Templeton Park playground earlier than currently programmed in the 2026/27 financial year. It was agreed to support the advancement of this project to the 2022-23 financial year.

 

It was noted that the Community Board Plan identifies revitalisation of Sockburn assets as a Board priority and that although the former Sockburn Service Centre and outbuildings have now been demolished, the rehabilitation of Sockburn Park and its restoration for use by the local community still needs to be completed. There was concern expressed that more than fifteen years after the swimming pools were decommissioned, the removal of damaged pools from Sockburn Park has not yet taken place. It was agreed that the Board submission would seek provision for this work to be completed as part of the Annual Plan.

 

It was noted that Amyes Road / Springs Road has been identified as a medium high-risk intersection in Christchurch. Its upgrade is included in the Long term Plan Project 60099 that aims to improve safety and reduce death and serious injury crashes at this intersection and also Awatea Road / Springs Road intersection and includes a signalisation of both intersections as a staggered T-intersection. The project originally proposed prior to the earthquakes is not now programmed to start until 2025. Members agreed that this work needs to done earlier that currently scheduled as it is in a fast growing area both in terms of development and intensification. It was recognised that the funding is significant and its advancement will likely require deferment of another project but members agreed that this is important safety work while other projects scheduled to commence sooner could be seen in the category of “nice to have”. Project 18371 Gloucester St (Manchester to Colombo) improvement was referred to as an example of this category of projects.

 

A member pointed out that Seton Street in Riccarton is likely to be renewed as part of the Christchurch Regeneration Acceleration Fund (CRAF) programme and that Kyle Street is a similar short street in need of a renewal. It is the location of The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) office. The Board would like to see renewal of Kyle Street at the same time but if this cannot be done members agreed that the should “flags” that it is likely to seek that the renewal of Kyle Street be included in the 2023-24 Annual Plan.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

Following discussion of the Board Submission on the Draft Annual Plan 2022-23 the Chairperson moved that Standing Orders be resumed for the remainder of the meeting. The motion was seconded by Mark Peters, and on being put to the vote was carried unanimously.  

 

Committee Resolved HRSC/2022/00003

That the standing orders set aside above, be resumed.

Debbie Mora/Mark Peters                                                                                                         Carried

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Submissions Committee:

1.         Receives the information in the Draft Annual Plan 2022-23 Report.

 

Board Comment

Members agreed that a motion be put to receive the information in the Draft Annual Plan 2022-23 Report, to decide to exercise the Committee’s delegated authority to complete and lodge a submission on the Draft Annual Plan on behalf of the Board and to delegate the Submissions Committee Chairperson to finalise the Board’s submission in consultation with Committee members and lodge it.

The motion was moved by Mark Peters, seconded by Helen Broughton and when put to the vote was carried.

 

Committee Resolved HRSC/2022/00004

That the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Submissions Committee:

1.            Receives the information in the Draft Annual Plan 2022-23 Report.

2.            Decides that the Committee will exercise its delegated authority to complete and lodge a submission on the Draft Annual Plan 2022-23 on behalf of the Board.

3.            Agrees to delegate to the Submissions Committee Chairperson to, in consultation with    Committee members, finalise and lodge the Board’s submission.

Mark Peters/Helen Broughton                                                                                                Carried

 

 

 

Meeting concluded at 6:16pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 14TH DAY OF APRIL 2022

 

DEBBIE MORA

Chairperson