Redwood Park pathway renewals

Work to renew the pathways within Redwood Park is commencing, and is expected to take until mid-May. Sections of the existing footpath will be closed to the public during construction activities, with temporary alternative access put in place. See the notice for more information.

Greater Christchurch survey closes 26 March

The Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts are growing rapidly, with our population potentially doubling to 1 million people within the next 60 years, if not earlier. How can we grow in a way that will provide a good quality of life while also tackling important issues such as responding to climate change, preserving the environment, making our region more resilient to natural disasters, and making housing more affordable?

Click through for a survey being conducted by the Urban Growth Partnership for Greater Christchurch (closes 26 March):

District Plan changes open for consultation

Pictured: proposed zoning in the Papanui area.

The Council’s Housing and Business Choice Plan Change (Plan Change 14) and the Heritage Plan Change (Plan Change 13) have both been officially notified today. Formal submissions on the plan changes can be made until 3 May 2023.

Plan Change 14 has been designed to bring the city’s District Plan in line with the Government’s new national standards to encourage multi-unit housing developments, called the Medium-Density Residential Standards (MDRS).

Under the Heritage Plan Change, new Residential Heritage Areas have been put forward for protection, with a number of new buildings, items and interiors added to the Schedule of Significant Historic Heritage.

Click through for more information, including interactive and downloadable maps showing how the plan changes apply: