Extraordinary Council Meetings and Amended Meetings

An Extraordinary meeting of the Christchurch City Council was held on Thursday 22 July at 9.30am.

This meeting was not notified in accordance with Section 46(3) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 due to time constraints.

The business of the meeting was consideration of the design direction for CMUA, in accordance with Section 51A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the resolution from the open part of the meeting is as follows:

That the Council:

  1. Agrees that BESIX Watpac NZ (CMUA) Limited (Kōtui) be instructed to develop a Preliminary Design:
    1. within the agreed Maximum Design & Construct (D&C) Contract Price;
    2. with design fundamentals, including an ethylene tetra fluoro ethylene (ETFE) roof, permanent in-situ natural turf, quality acoustics, level 1 concourse, and multi-purpose functionality.
    3. which has a minimum sports mode seating capacity of 25,000 and large concert mode capacity of 36,000.
  2. Agrees that BESIX Watpac NZ (CMUA) Limited (Kōtui) be instructed to look for design refinements and efficiencies to enable additional seat capacity (greater than 25,000) within the Maximum D&C Contract Price without compromising the other fundamentals.
  3. Notes that further design phases will give further clarity and certainty of costs and risk contingency.
  4. Notes the proposed amendments to the budget breakdown to maximise that funding available for construction. These amendments do not impact on the overall project budget.
  5. Notes that the budget includes an estimated 3% escalation (across the remaining period of the PCSA) but there is a risk of additional unbudgeted escalation in the final Construction price. If the unbudgeted escalation materialised, additional funding would need to be identified before the Council resolved that the CMUA project should proceed to D&C Contract.
  6. Notes that these modifications align with the design elements recommended in the Investment Case.
  7. Note that the Council has requested a report to the August meeting of the Finance and Performance Committee regarding the future project structure and processes.
  8. Request the Mayor to work with regional and neighbouring councils for a capital and/or operational commitment prior to the sign off the D&C Contract.

Read the minutes of the meeting(external link).


An extraordinary meeting of the Christchurch City Council was held on Wednesday 28 July at 2.00pm.

This meeting was not notified in accordance with Section 46(3) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 due to time constraints.

The business of the meeting was consideration of the draft Development Contributions Policy following public consultation, in accordance with Section 51A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the resolution of the meeting is as follows:

That the Council

  1. Agrees to include the change to the Small Residential Unit Adjustment in the draft Policy.
  2. Receives the track-changes version of the draft Policy, the reviewed Transportation activity data and the information in this report.
  3. Accepts the changes to the draft Policy (Attachment A), and adopt the finalised version of Development Contributions Policy, subject to the following:
    1. Replace the Stormwater and Flood Management catchments map on page 132 of the draft Policy with an alternative map showing separate Lyttelton Harbour and Banks Peninsula catchments
    2. Replace the map on page 140 of the draft Policy – Stormwater and Flood Protection – Banks Peninsula catchment,  with two alternative maps, one of the Lyttelton Harbour catchment and one of the Banks Peninsula catchment
    3. Replace “inner city” catchment with “medium density” catchment in the draft Policy
  4. Agrees that the Development Contributions Policy 2021 comes into force from 1 August 2021.

Notes that staff will brief Councillors on demand credits, with a view to consider whether a further policy change might be required.

Read the minutes of the meeting(external link).


Amended Meetings:

The following previously advertised meeting dates and/or times have been amended:

  • Chief Executive Performance and Employment Committee will now be held on Wednesday 11 August 2021 at 9.30am and not the 4 August as previously advertised. This meeting will be held in Public Excluded.
  • The 3 Waters Infrastructure and Environment Committee scheduled for Wednesday 11 August 2021 will now commence at 11am and not at 9.30am as previously advertised.

Megan Pearce
Hearings and Council Support Manager