Extract from Cabinet Decision LEG-20-MIN-0004: Greater Christchurch Regeneration Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction (February 2020).
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Cabinet Decision LEG-20-MIN-0004: Greater Christchurch Regeneration Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction (February 2020)
Portfolio Greater Christchurch Regeneration
On 11 February 2020, the Cabinet Legislation Committee (LEG):
1noted that the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Amendment Bill (the Bill) amends the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 to help accelerate the transition to local leadership, specifically through amendments including:
1.1removal of extraordinary powers that are no longer required (the section 71 power to amend certain planning documents and council plans);
1.2disestablishment of Regenerate Christchurch early (a body corporate, which the Crown and Council jointly fund and appoint the board for);
1.3extension of a limited set of powers relating to dealings with land in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor;
2noted that the Bill also presented an opportunity to remove the requirement for an annual review of the Act to be undertaken, and also includes consequential amendments to remove provisions no longer required as a result of the policy objectives set out above;
3 noted that a draft copy of the Bill has been provided to specified officials at Christchurch City Council and Regenerate Christchurch (in-confidence and subject to legal professional privilege) for their information;
4 approved for introduction the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Amendment Bill [PCO 21850/3.0], subject to the approval of the government caucuses and sufficient support in the House;
5 agreed that the Bill be introduced on 18 February 2020;
6 agreed that the government propose that the Bill be:
6.1referred to the Governance and Administration Committee for consideration and report back by 2 June 2020;
6.2enacted in June 2020, or a date within three months of that, to ensure the most benefit is achieved from the amendments included.