Notice of Meeting:

I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Community Services Committee will be held on:


Date:                                                    Monday 6 March 2023

Time:                                                   10:00am

Venue:                                                Council Chambers, Level 2, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin


Sandy Graham

Chief Executive Officer


Community Services Committee






Cr Marie Laufiso


Deputy Chairperson

Cr Mandy Mayhem




Cr Bill Acklin

Cr Sophie Barker


Cr David Benson-Pope

Cr Christine Garey


Cr Kevin Gilbert

Cr Carmen Houlahan


Cr Cherry Lucas

Cr Jim O'Malley


Cr Lee Vandervis

Cr Steve Walker


Cr Brent Weatherall

Cr Andrew Whiley


Senior Officer                                               Simon Pickford, General Manager Community Services


Governance Support Officer                  Lauren Riddle




Lauren Riddle

Governance Support Officer



Telephone: 03 477 4000







Note: Reports and recommendations contained in this agenda are not to be considered as Council policy until adopted.


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ITEM TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                                                                         PAGE


1             Opening Karakia Timatanga                                                                                                                                 4

2             Public Forum                                                                                                                                                              4

3             Apologies                                                                                                                                                                    4

4             Declaration of Interest                                                                                                                                           5

Part A Reports (Committee  has power to decide these matters)

5             Community Services Committee Forward Work Programme - March 2023                                    14

6             Ōtepoti Dunedin Housing Plan Update                                                                                                         17

7             Closing Karakia Whakamutunga

The meeting will close with a Karakia Whakamutunga.


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1          Opening

The meeting will be opened with a karakia timatanga.

2          Public Forum

At the close of the agenda no requests for public forum had been received.

3          Apologies

An apology has been received from Cr Andrew Whiley.


That the Committee:


Accepts the apology from Cr Andrew Whiley.

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Declaration of Interest





1.         Members are reminded of the need to stand aside from decision-making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.


2.         Elected members are reminded to update their register of interests as soon as practicable, including amending the register at this meeting if necessary.




That the Committee:

a)     Notes/Amends if necessary the Elected Members' Interest Register attached as Attachment A; and

b)     Confirms/Amends the proposed management plan for Elected Members' Interests.








Councillor Register of Interest




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Part A Reports


Community Services Committee Forward Work Programme - March 2023

Department: Civic






1          The purpose of this report is to provide a regular update of the Community Services Committee forward work programme to show areas of activity, progress and expected timeframes for decision making across a range of areas of work. (Attachment A). 

2          As this is an administrative report only, there are no options or Summary of Considerations. 


That the Committee:

a)     Notes the Community Services Committee forward work programme as shown in Attachment A.



3          The forward work programme will be a regular agenda item which shows areas of activity, progress and expected timeframes for decision making across a range of areas of work. 

4          As an update report, purple highlights show changes to timeframes.  New Items added to the schedule will be highlighted in yellow.  Items that have been completed or updated are shown as bold.




Lauren Riddle - Governance Support Officer


Simon Pickford - General Manager Community Services






Community Services Forward Work Programme - February 2023




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Ōtepoti Dunedin Housing Plan Update

Department: Property






1          This report provides an update on the Ōtepoti Dunedin Housing Plan 2022 (‘the Plan’) which Council adopted on 30 August 2022 (Attachment B), and to present the Implementation Plan 2023-2024 which identifies the priority actions for the first 18 months.

2          The Implementation plan 2023-2024 is shown in Attachment A, and progress to date is discussed below.


That the Committee:

a)     Notes the Ōtepoti Dunedin Housing Plan 2022 Update



3          Council adopted the Ōtepoti Dunedin Housing Plan 2022 at its meeting 30 August 2022.  The Plan forms the overarching vision and goals for housing in Dunedin.

4          The Plan recognises that Council needs to work in partnership with the community, and focuses on the right to decent housing, enriching the well-being of our people, connecting our communities, reflecting our diversity, having homes that are adaptive to our climate and exploring innovative solutions.

5          Ongoing engagement with the community, and regular reporting to Committee and the community is a key component of the plan.  This will be done holding regular hui and regular newsletters to the organisations and individuals that wish to be part of helping to achieve the Plans goals, as well as regular updates to this Committee.


Implementation Plan 2023-2024

6          The Implementation Plan 2023-2024 has 5 priority work areas.  These have been developed in consultation with stakeholders.  Each of the priorities has actions aligned to them.

7          The layout of the Implementation Plan 2023-2024 (Attachment A) follows the same format and approach as the Play Spaces Plan 2021 and will published on the DCC website with regular updates on progress against the actions.

8          Some of the actions will be time limited discreet pieces of work, while others will be ongoing and may evolve over time in response to changes in Central Government policies, stakeholder feedback on priorities, and changes to housing issues within the city.

9          The priorities for 2023-2024 are -

·        Bring people together to strengthen and create connections

·        Investigate ways to increase the quality of our housing

·        Find better ways to use land for housing

·        Make it easier to work with Council

·        Look after our most vulnerable

10        The Implementation Plan 2023-2024 actions are -



Progress to date

Bring people together to strengthen and create connections

Facilitate cross-agency stakeholder hui on housing topics (e.g. homelessness, collaborative funding)


Create a nation-wide council group for sharing information and approaches








Develop a regular newsletter to Dunedin stakeholders to keep everyone updated on all things housing


Build a contact database of Dunedin stakeholders to enable better sharing of information


January 2023 - Homelessness hui held (see below priority Look After our most vulnerable for future work)


December 2022 - Cross-council (NZ) group including Hamilton, Christchurch, Palmerston North, Thames, and Waitaki created.


October 2022 - Cross-Council (NZ) stakeholder contact list, with regular information sharing via email created.


In development





August 2022 - Contact database created and ongoing introductions by the Housing Advisor

Investigate ways to increase the quality of our housing

Build a series of on-line resources that are easy to understand and accessible



Develop an options analysis for possible incentives to encourage –


·      Building and retrofitting homes with design for everyone (Universal Design/designing for disabilities)

·    Making homes warmer

·    Reducing construction waste


2GP Variation 2 search facility draft developed to enable landowners to easily identify building options on their land.


Initial options for Incentive scheme identified which includes financial/non-financial implications.


Options to be presented to Council in time for 10 Year Plan 2024-2034.

Find better ways to utilise land for housing

Build a council wide approach to DCC owned land and look for housing development options


Work with landowners and stakeholders to identify opportunities for housing development and partnerships


Council advocating for additional funding from Central Government to support housing development

Initial discussions with Parks, Property, and 3 Waters staff. 









Initial work to identify opportunities for working with government agencies and stakeholders 

Make it easy to work with Council

Create an online DCC housing portal that is easy to find and search. 


Create easy to read resources and opportunities for education on the 2GP, designing for everyone, and saving energy




Initial discussions with DCC Web and BIS team held.



See above (Investigate ways to increase the quality of our housing).


Working with Community Group (SCAN), DCC Eco-Designer, 3 Waters and Carbon Zero team to investigate options e.g.  LED replacement, low flow shower head installation.


Look after our most vulnerable

Create a joined-up approach to address homelessness in our city

December 2023 – commenced research on potential models for a strategic city-wide approach to homelessness.


January 2023 – Initial hui with MSD, Corrections, Night Shelter, PACT, Kāinga Ora, NZ Police, Te Whatu Ora, and DCC Property, Parks and Libraries


March 2023 – Next hui planned


Other work undertaken in the last period

11        The Housing Advisor continues to contribute to and coordinate a range of housing associated work and workstreams across Council.  These workstreams include the South Dunedin Futures Scenario Planning, involvement in the Corporate Policy Strategic Refresh and co-leading the Community and Social Housing Workstream of the Future Development Strategy.

12        The Housing Advisor also remains the conduit within the DCC for information requests from Kainga Ora.

13        The Housing Advisor is continuing to build stakeholder engagement by making contact with and presenting the Ōtepoti Dunedin Housing Plan 2022 to agencies, groups and individuals.


14        There are no options as this report is for noting.


15        The Housing Advisor will continue to work on the identified priorities and actions for 2023-2024




Gill Brown - Housing Action Plan Advisor


Robert West - General Manager Corporate and Quality

Sandy Graham - Chief Executive Officer






Housing Plan 2022 Implementation plan 2023-2024



Otepoti Dunedin Housing Plan 2022





Fit with purpose of Local Government

This decision enables democratic local decision making and action by, and on behalf of communities and promotes the social well-being of communities in the present and for the future.


Fit with strategic framework




Not applicable

Social Wellbeing Strategy

Economic Development Strategy

Environment Strategy

Arts and Culture Strategy

3 Waters Strategy

Spatial Plan

Integrated Transport Strategy

Parks and Recreation Strategy

Other strategic projects/policies/plans

The Ōtepoti Dunedin Housing Plan 2022 and Implementation Plan 2023-2024 contributes to an effective housing eco-system for the city and contributes to the DCC’s strategic framework.

Māori Impact Statement

For Māori, housing is about more than economic outcomes and material security. Housing cuts across many aspects of Māori wellbeing, such as whānau health, acquisition and use of te reo Māori, care of whenua and the environment, the ability to provide sustenance and hospitality for themselves and others, and many aspects of wellbeing that are unique to Māori culture. There are a number of large multidisciplinary and multi-agency research projects working alongside Māori communities to empower Māori in the housing sector and developing the knowledge needed to address severe housing deprivation, homelessness, social housing, affordable rental options, ownership and papakainga development.  The Corporate Policy team is in touch with a number of these large research projects, to develop relationships and exchange information to inform the development of the Council’s Strategic Refresh project, the Māori Strategic Framework and enhance our understanding of Māori aspirations for wellbeing.


Sustainability has been identified as a key issue through ongoing consultation with the community and stakeholders.

LTP/Annual Plan / Financial Strategy /Infrastructure Strategy

This work is in line with the Annual Plan 2023-24. 

Financial considerations

Funding for the Principal Housing Advisor is included in the Annual Plan 2023-24 budget.


This report is considered of low significance in terms of the Councils Significance and Engagement Policy.

Engagement – external

External engagement with stakeholders across the city has been extensive and is ongoing

Engagement - internal

There has been internal engagement across many DCC departments

Risks: Legal / Health and Safety etc.

There are no identified risks

Conflict of Interest

There are no known conflicts of interest.

Community Boards

All six Community Boards were engaged in the development of the Ōtepoti Dunedin Housing Plan 2022, and actions in the Plan will include Community Board areas.  



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