Council updates  |  8 Jun 2020

Christchurch City Council is meeting at 9.30am on Thursday 11 June. The main items on the agenda for the public part of the meeting are:

  • A report which seeks a decision on whether a revised central city development contributions rebate schemes should continue past the current expiry date of 30 June 2020 and, if so, on what basis.
  • A report which seeks the Council’s approval of feedback that staff have prepared on a section 71 proposal put forward by Regenerate Christchurch. The proposal seeks to use post-earthquake legislation to amend the District Plan and the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (CRPS) to better provide for the development and operation of commercial film or video production facilities in the Christchurch district.
  • A financial report noting performance exceptions for April 2020.
  • A report updating the Council on the steps that have been taken to improve the organisation’s Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act compliance and practice.
  • A Hearings Panel report which recommends the Council grant Netsal a 33-year ground lease of some reserve land at Ngā Puna Wai so it can develop a new multi-court indoor sport centre there.
  • A report from the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board on the proposed safety changes to the Ilam Road/Middleton Road/Riccarton Road intersection.

Read the full agenda.

At the start of the meeting the Council will receive a petition from the Greater Hornby Residents Association in relation to the Southwest Leisure Centre. The prayer of the petition reads:

Save the Hornby Pool & Library facility on Kyle Park, Don't Defer this long-awaited project, our Hornby community has waited far too long already for a pool, we NEED it NOW!

Hornby and the Southwest area have welcomed thousands upon thousands of quake refugees in recent years, we desperately need this facility in our community sooner rather than later!  Don't take the easy option and make Hornby the scapegoat for all of Christchurch's COVID-19 savings, we have been overlooked for far too long, it is our turn now, please don't delay!

Too many generations of Hornby kids have missed out on learning the vital skills of water safety by not having a local pool facility, let’s not force anymore delays, please keep our pool on track toward completion!

Don't delay, continue toward delivering this much needed and long overdue facility as planned!

Members of 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 Street.  Alternatively you can watch the meeting on the live-stream.