Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Wednesday 6 April 2022

Time:                                   9.33am

Venue:                                 via audio/visual link

 

 

Present

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/

 


Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee

06 April 2022

 

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

Karakia Tīmatanga: Given by Councillor Templeton.

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies Ngā Whakapāha

Part C

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00008

That the apologies received from Councillors Galloway and Keown for lateness be accepted.

Councillor Cotter/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                         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/2022/00009

That the minutes of the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 9 March 2022 be confirmed.

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Chen                                                                                                             Carried

 

4.   Public Forum Te Huinga Whānui

Part B

Vickie Walker spoke to the Committee about the effects that the odour from the Wastewater Treatment Plant is having on her health.  Staff apologised regarding the odour and explained that the odour is caused by hydrogen sulphide, which while odorous is not toxic. Staff are also looking to improve communications and putting together videos to show the improvements being made at the plant.

 

Councillor Keown joined the meeting at 9.35am during Item 4.

5.   Deputations by Appointment Ngā Huinga Whakaritenga

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.

6.   Presentation of Petitions Ngā Pākikitanga

There was no presentation of petitions.

 

7.   Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee Minutes - 24 February 2022

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00010

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee receives the Minutes from the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting held 24 February 2022.

Councillor Keown/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                        Carried

 

8.   Waimakariri Water Management Zone Committee Minutes - 1 November 2021

 

Committee Comment

1.                  The Minutes from the Waimakariri Water Management Zone Committee meeting held on 1 November 2021 were tabled during the meeting (Attachment A).

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00011

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee receives the Minutes from the Waimakariri Water Management Zone Committee meeting held 1 November 2021.

Councillor Keown/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                        Carried

 

Attachments

a       Waimakariri Zone Committee Minutes - 1 November 2021  

 

9.   Duvauchelle Wastewater - Options for Public Consultation

 

Committee Comment

1.              Mike Bourke, Senior Technician Water & Waste Planning, presented the options that staff had investigated for the Duvauchelle Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Renewal Scheme (Attachment A).

2.              During the staff presentation, Councillor Cotter tabled a letter from Rik Tainui, Chairperson of Ōnuku Rūnanga Incorporated Society, in support of the two options recommended by Staff (Attachment B) and a memo on the Duvauchelles Wastewater Strategic Approach (Attachment C).

3.              Michele McDonald, Team Leader Asset Planning WWW, presented on the alternate scope proposal for Akaroa and Duvauchelles wastewater disposal to Birdlings Flat (Attachment D).

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00012

Officer Recommendation accepted without change

Part C

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Confirm that the two recommended options: A4 Spray irrigate existing 18 hole golf course with drip irrigation to trees in winter (preferred option), and B3 Drip irrigate planted margins and trees on the golf course be taken forward for public consultation.

2.         Appoint a hearings panel be to hear submissions.

 

The division was declared carried by 12 votes to 4 votes the voting being as follows:

For:                          Councillor Cotter, Mayor Dalziel, Deputy Mayor Turner, Councillor Chen, Councillor Chu, Councillor Coker, Councillor Davidson, Councillor Donovan, Councillor Johanson, Councillor McLellan, Councillor Scandrett and Councillor Templeton

Against:                 Councillor Mauger, Councillor Gough, Councillor Keown and Councillor MacDonald

Councillor Scandrett/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                       Carried

 

Attachments

a       Staff Presentation - Options for Public Consultation on Duvauchelle Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Renewal Scheme

b      Letter from the Chairperson of Ōnuku Rūnanga Incorporated Society

c      Memo on the Duvauchelles Wastewater Strategic Approach

d      Staff Presentation - Alternate Scope Proposal for Akaroa and Duvauchelles Wastewater Disposal to Birdlings Flat  

 


 

 

10. Resource Recovery Bi-monthly Report January/February 2022

 

Committee Comment

1.              Ross Trotter, Manager Resource Recovery, presented on the Resource Recovery Bi-monthly report for January/February 2022.

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00013

Officer recommendations accepted without change

Part C

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in the Resource Recovery Bi-monthly Report January/February 2022 Report

Councillor Templeton/Councillor Chen                                                                                                           Carried

 

 

Councillor Galloway joined the meeting at 10.27am during Item 10.

 

11. Implications of the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2021 for Christchurch water supplies

 

Committee Comment

1.              Michele McDonald, Team Leader Asset Planning WWW, presented on the implications of the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2021 for Christchurch water supplies (Attachment A).

2.              The Committee requested that staff provide a detailed memo on the specific steps that the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2021 requires regarding the decision to fluoridate and specific advice on the sequencing of what Council has to do and when.

3.              The Committee requested that Staff provide some more detailed advice regarding consultation around budget changes if fluoridation of water supply is Central government mandated and not funded by the Crown.

4.              The Mayor noted that any invite to the Director General of Health would only be made once additional advice has been received regarding the directive, but she will keep Councillors up to date. The timing of this invite was left with the Mayor.

 

Officer Recommendations Ngā Tūtohu

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in this Report as well as the supporting information in the Technical Memorandum entitled Fluoride Implementation – Preliminary Cost Estimate Update.

 

Committee Resolved TWIA/2022/00014

Part C

That the Three Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

1.         Receive the information in this Report as well as the supporting information in the Technical Memorandum entitled Fluoride Implementation – Preliminary Cost Estimate Update.

2.              Note Council is investing in a drinking water improvement programme and has significant funds on budget in the Long Term Plan, but has no funds budgeted for fluoridation capital or operational costs.

3.               Note that fluoridation is a national health issue and therefore if we are directed to fluoridate our drinking water supply, agree the Crown should fund all costs.

4.              Instruct the Chief Executive to write to the Director General of Health requesting that before any decision is taken to instruct this Council to fluoridate its water supply, the Council sees all the alternative options considered to fluoridate children’s teeth.

5.              Request the Mayor invite the Director General of Health to meet and discuss the Christchurch situation.

Councillor Cotter/Mayor                                                                                                                                        Carried

 

Attachments

a       Staff Presentation - Implications of the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2021 for Christchurch water supplies  

 

 

 

 

 

Karakia Whakamutunga: Given by Councillor Templeton.

 

Meeting concluded at 11.24am.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 8th DAY OF JUNE 2022.

 

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Chairperson