23 Jun 2016

The Council today agreed to progress flood mitigation and repair on two Eastern Christchurch drains to detailed design and construction.

The options agreed to today are for Breezes Rd Drain (within the Estuary Drain Catchment), which runs from near the Estuary end of Breezes Road, behind Delamare Park and connects to Estuary Drain in Bexley Reserve, and No 1 Drain, a 480 metre-long drain located in the Shirley Links Golf Course.

Loan approved

The Council agreed to provide a low cost $46,000 loan through its Community Loan Scheme to the Halswell Bowling Club. The loan will be used by the club to help fund the extension of its pavilion.

Grant approved

The Council approved a grant of $50,000 to the Residential Advisory Service from the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund as a contribution towards its running costs for the remainder of the year.

Hoardings scheme extended

The Council agreed to continue and extend the Construction Site Hoardings – Temporary Use of Legal Road Fee Rebate Programme for two years. The programme offers fee rebates to contractors who add art work or other interesting features to construction hoardings which encroach on public footpaths or roads.

Shared vehicle fleet

The Council asked staff to seek commitments from potential shared fleet partners for a 100 per cent electric compact car fleet. Potential partners who have been engaged with the Council in discussions about a shared fleet include Environment Canterbury and a number of Government departments in Christchurch.

Freight management plan adopted

The Council adopted a Freight Management Action Plan that was prepared to ensure Council’s local road network supports the movement of freight in and around the city. The plan aims to improve the efficiency of freight movement by defining and protecting freight routes and managing freight in local areas.

Draft Housing Policy

The Council approved the Draft Housing Policy for public consultation. The policy was prepared to help better guide its decisions around social, affordable and market housing in Christchurch. Consultation will begin on 7 July 2016.