AGENDA

Council

Late Item

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Smith (Mayor)

Tangi Utikere (Deputy Mayor)

Brent Barrett

Leonie Hapeta

Susan Baty

Jim Jefferies

Rachel Bowen

Lorna Johnson

Adrian Broad

Duncan McCann

Gabrielle Bundy-Cooke

Karen Naylor

Vaughan Dennison

Bruno Petrenas

Lew Findlay QSM

Aleisha Rutherford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


PALMERSTON NORTH CITY COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

Council MEETING

 

27 November 2017

 

 

 

LATE ITEM

  

Consideration of the items is subject to the provisions of the urgent item clause, pursuant to Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

The Chairperson recommends that the item be considered as:

-          The item was not available at the time the Agenda was circulated; and

-          Consideration of the items is a matter of urgency, requiring a decision without delay to enable the Council to meet deadlines, finaslise decisions and receive information within agreed timeframes.

 

Report

21.       Programme 180 - Social Housing - City Wide Community Housing Refurbishments      Page 5

Memorandum, dated 21 November 2017 from the Parks & Property Manager, John Brenkley.    

     



 

 

 


PALMERSTON NORTH CITY COUNCIL

 

Memorandum

TO:                                Council

MEETING DATE:           27 November 2017

TITLE:                            Programme 180 - Social Housing - City Wide Community Housing Refurbishments

DATE:                            21 November 2017

AUTHOR/S:                   John Brenkley, Parks & Property Manager, City Networks

 

 

RECOMMENDATION(S) TO Council

1.   That Council confirm whether the resolution of 26 June 2017 concerning the Implications of the proposed review of the Social Housing Strategy applies to not proceeding with conversion of bedsits under Programme 180 : City Wide – Community Housing Refurbishments in the 2017/18 financial year.

 

 

1.         ISSUE

A report was presented to the 12 June 2017 Community Development Committee entitled Implications of the proposed review of the Social Housing Strategy.  There were three recommendations from the report.  See Appendix 1.  The second recommendation related to Programme 180 - Social Housing - City Wide Community Housing Refurbishments which is the bedsit conversion programme.  A councillor has interpreted the resolution to mean that this work should stop immediately, notwithstanding that there is budget in the current financial year.  The Chief Executive has requested that Council confirm whether the resolution to cease work applies to the current financial year or to Year 1 of the 2018/28 10 Year Plan.

2.         BACKGROUND

Recommendation 2 from the Implications of the proposed review of the Social Housing Strategy report.

The Committee Recommends

2.   That the Council consider ceasing the conversion of bedsits to enable priority to be placed on increasing new social housing as part of the 10-year plan development and subsequent consultation.

Council resolved on 26 June 2017 that the Committee’s recommendations be adopted. See Appendix 2

Because there is a budget of $645,000 in the current financial year there is confusion around whether the bedsit conversion programme should cease in the first year of the 10 Year Plan or immediately.

The resolution states that Council “consider” ceasing the conversion of bedsits and does not explicitly state when this should happen.  The resolution goes on to say that priority be placed on increasing new social housing as part of the 10 Year Plan development and subsequent development.  This implies that the new social housing focus starts with the new 10 Year Plan.

Design work has started at the Andrew Avenue social housing complex.  This complex is due for renewal work and because of this it was considered as the next logical bedsit conversion project.  The proposed bedsit conversions are for units 10 to 14. Units 1 to 9 were programmed for Year 1 of the 10 year Plan.  The bedsit conversions involve interior and exterior painting and decoration, replacement of floor coverings and remodelling the kitchen and bathroom layouts to make them accessible.  As with any renewal work there are sometimes unforeseen issues to fix once the wall linings are removed.

3.         NEXT STEPS

Confirm the intention of the above resolution. 

4.         Compliance and administration

Does the Committee have delegated authority to decide?

If Yes quote relevant clause(s) from Delegations Manual <Enter clause>

Yes

Are the decisions significant?

No

If they are significant do they affect land or a body of water?

No

Can this decision only be made through a 10 Year Plan?

No

Does this decision require consultation through the Special Consultative procedure?

No

Is there funding in the current Annual Plan for these actions?

Yes

Are the recommendations inconsistent with any of Council’s policies or plans?

No

 

Attachments

1.

Recommendations from Community Development Meeting 12 June 2017

 

2.

Council Resolution 26 June 2017

 

 

 

John Brenkley

Parks & Property Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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