Council, December 2015.

This policy applies to people or groups wanting to lease Council-owned property or to extend a lease on Council-owned property.

The policy aims to ensure that Christchurch City Council complies with its obligations to ratepayers and the public as defined under the Local Government Act 2002.

The Council recognises it has an obligation to manage its leases according to the legislation and in a way that allows the prudent management of public property.

The policy outlines a standardised approach to be used by Council staff in creating new leases and in dealing with requests for lease extensions.

The policy outlined applies to Council staff, contractors and consultants for all transactions relating to and the enforcing of leases for and on behalf of Christchurch City Council.

Where there is just one logical lessee for a public property, the Council will deal unilaterally with that lessee. Potential lessees will include those for which facilities are linked to contracts including, but not limited to:

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Buildings on parks and reserves
  • Community buildings
  • Playcentres
  • Kindergartens
  • Plunket rooms
  • Sports clubs
  • Structures on streets
  • Cell-tower sites
  • “Family” Council arrangements

When seeking to lease premises for which there is a broader market or public interest, the Council will seek tenants through an open and transparent public process, such as by tender, by request for proposals or by advertising to attract potential tenants.

For more information read the full Leasing Council Property policy [PDF, 176 KB]  or call us on 03 941 8999.