Statement of proposal for the establishment of a charitable trust to implement the christchurch city council’s sustainable energy strategy Have your say on how we shape the city’s future As a Christchurch resident, your views help shape the city’s future. While the City Council plans services and projects, your views help to ensure the city grows in a way that suits everyone. In its draft Long Term Council Community Plan 2009-19, the Council sets out the activities and services it proposes to deliver over the next 10 years. The plan also outlines how the Council will provide these services and projects and how they will be funded. The Council values your views and encourages you to have your say. The draft plan will be available for comment from 10 March until 16 April 2009. Come along anytime during the times shown below for more information, to have your questions answered and to find out how you can have your say. www.ccc.govt.nz/HaveYourSay Date Venue Time 24 March 2009 Burwood/Pegasus Community Board Room, corner Union and Beresford streets, New Brighton 6-8pm 25 March 2009 South Christchurch Library, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham 12-2pm 26 March 2009 Diamond Harbour Community Centre (Stage Room), off Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour 4-6pm 30 March 2009 Linwood Service Centre Boardroom, 180 Smith Street, Linwood 5-7pm 31 March 2009 Duvauchelle Community Hall, Duvauchelle 12-2pm 1 April 2009 Fendalton Service Centre Boardroom, corner Jeffreys and Clyde roads, Fendalton 3-5pm 2 April 2009 Upper Riccarton Community and School Community Library, 71 Main South Road, Sockburn 4-6pm 6 April 2009 Papanui Service Centre Boardroom, corner Langdons Road and Restell Street, Papanui 7-9pm For more information phone 03 941 8999 (Banks Peninsula residents can call 0800 800 169) or visit www.ccc.govt.nz/HaveYourSay p���. Christchurch Long Term Council activities Changes and proposals Council Community Plan and services 2009–2019 Christchurch City Council Changes and proposals Changes and proposals Statement of proposal for the Statement of proposal for the future of Details of the Proposal Only 18% of people enrolling children at QEII Preschool Details of the Proposal Reasons for the Proposal use the recreational and Pioneer Early Learning Centres the council’s involvement in trust to establishment of a charitablethree early To outsource the operation of the QEII Preschool and At its meeting on 27 September 2007 the Council resolved facilities. The rest the trust be a Council full day It is proposed that are regular half day orcontrolled Pioneer Learning Centres. learning centres implement the christchurch city council’s to adopt the Sustainable Energy Strategy for Christchurch organisation (CCO). Therefore, Section 56 of the Local community users. To sell the Tuam Street Early Learning Centre as a going 2008–18. The purpose of the Strategy is to establish a Government Act 2002 requires consultation before a sustainable energy strategy Currently 15 of the children at the Tuam Street Early concern, including encourage, the relocation of the framework that willor excludingpersuade and lead the decision to establish the trust can be made. This is being Learning Centre have been enrolled by staﬀ working in the current of Christchurch to take action to reduce energy citizens building by the purchaser. A lease would be oﬀered undertaken as part of the special consultative procedure Civic Oﬃces next door. There will be no room for a child on and use more renewable energy, thus or subsequent usethe land until such time as the Councilmoving towards for the Council’s 2009–19 LTCCP. care facility when the Council moves to its new building owner needed City of warm dwellings, healthy citizens, a vision for the the site. If the trustis possible that a privately owned and operated in 2010. It is established, the Council will control the If a sale CO2 emissions, increased security of is to close reducedcannot be achieved then the proposalsupply, and a right to appoint 50% or more of thein the vicinity. There are early learning centre may be built trustees and as a prosperous community. The Strategy can be viewed on the the Tuam Street Early Learning Centre. result, control 50% or more of the votes at any meeting 17 child care centres within the four avenues. Council’s website http://www.ccc.govt.nz/Environment/ of the trust’s boards. As a CCO, the nature and scope of SustainableEnergy/. There are 279 providers of early childhood education in the Agency’s activities will be contained in a statement Reasons for the Proposal It is proposed that the Christchurch Agency for Energy Christchurch. The Council’s three early learning centres of intent that has to be provided to the Council each year. provide only 1.08% of these services. Initially the Council set up three early the purposes of be established as a charitable trust for learning centres to In addition, the Agency is required to give the Council provide ﬂexible child care for shoppers and promoting implementing the strategy’s action planin the inner city at ﬁnancial reports every six months and at the end of each Tuam Street, or for parents using the recreation services energy eﬃciency and renewable energy in the Council’s ﬁnancial year. Options at QEII district.and Pioneer Leisure Centres. The Council’s Early Childhood Education Strategy 2001 conﬁrmed its role With regard to the QEII Preschool and Pioneer Early The action plan for strategy consists of twenty eight Learning Centres, the options are: in the provision of these three centres to facilitate the Options initiatives and the proposed Agency will implement provision of quality, accessible and aﬀordable child care and promote most of them, as well as monitoring their a. To are no risks status quo. The combined operation Theremaintain theassociated with the establishment of the services. progress. This will be done over a 10 year period at an of the centres has no eﬀect on rates. However, this Christchurch Agency for Energy as a charitable trust.may In the 2006–16 LTCCP the Council stated that it would change if the Ministry of Education reduces its funding estimated cost of $6.57m. At this stage, the Council has It is important that the Agency is controlled by the or the cost of complying with the regulations governing review its involvement in early ﬁve year centres. This committed funding for the ﬁrst learning period only. Council. Any other structure would not enable this, nor proposal is the outcome of that review. child care facilities increases to a level that can not be The funds required for the period 2008–2013 would it oﬀer the same protection and transparency. Tax fully recovered by fees and charges. The early learning The centres were set up primarily to provide ﬂexible or (approximately $4.0m) will come from the sale of carbon deductibility may be important to contributors and the centres are not seen as core Council business. credits access as well as some regular booked access as casual to British Gas. The Council earned these credits Council’s partners and there are no risks associated with b. To outsource the provision of the QEII Preschool and this option. for users. the renewable energy Education uses Burwood a result ofChanges in Ministry ofproject thatstandards Pioneer Early Learning Centres. Child care facilities over recent to provide power to QEII park. possible to Landﬁll gasyears means that it is no longer Part of this The Agency will be eligible for charitable status because would continue to be provided but the Council would oﬀer casual access. Whilst the centres year period) will revenue ($0.5 million over the ﬁrst ﬁve still provide the be the Trust Deed will set out purposes that include not actively manage these. There would be some return opportunity the Christchurch used for an hour at used to fund for facilities to be Agency for Energy. a time, supporting and encouraging the provision of services children have to be enrolled on a regular basis and space is to the Council through rental income. Given the number The overall budget of the Agency will depend on the and facilities for the beneﬁt of the public in the Council’s held for them. of other facilities in Christchurch, there may be a lack of ﬁnancial contribution from each partner. The founding district. The trustees will be required to administer the interested purchasers. partners of the Agency are expected to represent a Agency in accordance with the trust’s objects. number of diﬀerent sectors, such as Local Government, Environmental Protection Bodies, Transport, Electricity Sector, and the Government’s Energy Agency. Changes and proposals Council activities Christchurch Long Term p���. and services Council Community Plan 2009–2019 Christchurch City Council Sustainable proposals Changes and energy strategy Other Considerations Any person who makes a submission will have the There are no other considerations to be taken into account opportunity to be heard by the Council if this is requested. in respect of the proposed Christchurch Agency for Energy. Hearings will be held on 11, 12, 13, 15 and 18 May 2009. Meetings to consider submissions received and to make ﬁnal decisions will be held before 30 June 2009. Submissions The Local Government Act 2002 requires the Council to A copy of this statement of proposal will be available make all written submissions available to the public. for public inspection during ordinary oﬃce hours at the This requirement is subject to the provisions of the following places: Local Government Oﬃcial Information and Meetings Civic Oﬃces, 163 Tuam Street, Christchurch Act 1987. Any persons who want the Council to withhold information contained in their submission should ﬁrst Christchurch City Council Libraries and Service Centres discuss this with the Council Secretary, Clare Sullivan, It may be viewed on the Council’s website, www.ccc.govt. telephone 941 8533. nz/haveyoursay. The statement will also be distributed as a summary of information for the purpose of providing a basis for general consultation. Further information on the proposal is contained in a report on the Draft 2009–19 LTCCP considered by the Council at its meeting on 16 – 18 February 2009. This report is available on the Council’s website as an Agenda item for that meeting. Submissions on the proposal may be made in writing to the Council between 10 March and 5.00pm on 16 April 2009. These may be made electronically at www.ccc.govt.nz/ haveyoursay, by using the submission form contained in the Draft 2009–19 LTCCP and in this statement of proposal, or in any other written form. Draft Long-Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) 2009–19 Submission form PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR SUBMISSION You may send us your submission: The public consultation period is from Tuesday 10 March 2009 to On the internet: Thursday 16 April 2009. You may enter your submission using the form provided on the It will help us if you clearly: Council’s website at www.ccc.govt.nz state the issue you want the Council to consider; By email: state what speciﬁc action you think the Council firstname.lastname@example.org should take, and Please make sure that your full name and address is included with your submission. state why that should be done. type or use black ink for your submission. By mail: (no stamp is required) to: Please note: We are legally required to make all written or Freepost 178 electronic submissions available to the public and to Councillors, Draft LTCCP including the name and address of the submitter. In making Christchurch City Council submissions available to the public, the submissions will be PO Box 237 posted electronically on the Council’s website. Information will Christchurch 8140 be available to the public subject to the provisions of the Local Government Oﬃcial Information and Meetings Act 1987. If you consider there to be compelling reasons why your contact details and/or submission should be kept conﬁdential, you should contact the Council Support Team, telephone 941 8999. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions must be received (NOT postmarked) at the Tuam Street Whether you use this form or not, you must provide your full name, Civic Oﬃces no later than 5pm on Thursday 16 April 2009. To ensure address and telephone number. If you are submitting on behalf of an receipt, hand deliver last-minute submissions to the Civic Oﬃces, organisation please state this and your role within that organisation. 163-173 Tuam Street. Your submission If you wish, you can present your submission at a hearing. If that is the case, please tick the appropriate box below. The hearings will be held from 11 May 2009 to 18 May 2009. Five to ten minutes will be allocated for speaking to your submission, including time for questions from the Councillors. The Council will conﬁrm the date and time of your hearing in writing, by email or by telephone call. I do NOT wish to discuss my submission at the hearing, and ask that this written submission be considered OR I wish to discuss the main points in my written submission at the hearings to be held between Monday 11 May 2009 and Monday 18 May 2009. Are you completing this submission: For yourself On behalf of a group or organisation If you are representing a group or organisation, how many people do you represent? Contact Name Organisation name (if applicable) Organisation role (if applicable) Contact Address Postcode Phone No. (day) Phone No. (evening) Email (if applicable) Signature Date Draft Long-Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) 2009–19 Submission form Please be as speciﬁc as possible to help us understand your views. What do you want the Council to consider? What speciﬁc action do you think the Council should take? Why should this be done? You may add more pages if you wish. Thank you for your submission.