Council updates  |  16 Dec 2019

Christchurch City Council is holding its last meeting of the year on Thursday 19 December. The main items on the agenda for the public part of the meeting are:

  • A report from the Coastal-Burwood Community Board which recommends the Council allow the Board to have an additional representative on the Red Zones Transformative Land Use Consultative Group.
  • A report seeking approval of the Council’s submission on Local Government New Zealand’s discussion paper on Reinvigorating Local Democracy.
  • A Hearings Panel report which recommends the Council grant Canterbury Cricket Trust a new ground lease for Hagley Oval, should the Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration decide to use Section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Rgeneration Act to amend the District Plan rules governing the use of Hagley Oval.
  • A report noting the Mayor’s Letter of Expectation to the Chief Executive for the Long Term Plan 2021-31. The report also seeks Council’s approval of the revised Strategic Framework developed by elected members.
  • A report from the Social Housing Working Group which recommends the Council adopt a new reporting framework for social housing.
  • A report which recommends the Council appoint a Recess Committee that can deal with any issues that require a Council decision between 20 December 2019 and 22 January 2020.
  • A report which contains advice from the Board of Regenerate Christchurch on the residential red zone areas in the Port Hills, Southshore and South New Brighton, and Brooklands. The advice from Regenerate Christchurch includes an assessment of the available options to support the regeneration of those areas.

At the start of the meeting Te Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Group will pass the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour korowai to the Council. 

Te Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan has been developed by a partnership of five organisations — Environment Canterbury, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch City Council and Lyttelton Port Company — in collaboration with the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour community.

A korowai, made of the feathers representing the kaitiaki (guardian) for each band in the plan has been wrapped around the document signifying its importance and the commitment made by the partners and community to fulfil the vision. Te korowai moves around the partner organisations to signify the commitment they have made.

Read the agenda.

The public are welcome to attend the Council meeting, which will be held in the Council Chamber on the second floor of the Civic Offices in Hereford St. Alternatively you can watch the meeting on the live-stream.