Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Consultation closing on Council’s new draft plan

29 April 2004

Consultation closing soon on Council’s new draft community plan

Public consultation on the Christchurch City Council’s draft community plan, Our Community Plan Christchurch O-Tautahi, closes at 5pm next Thursday, 6 May.

Our Community Plan Christchurch O-Tautahi was released for public comment on 5 April. 57 submissions have been received from the public so far.

Topics covered in the submissions received range from big ticket items in the draft plan, like the proposed flat water rowing facility and the kerbside collection of kitchen waste, to a suggestion for part of New Brighton Beach to be designated for nude swimming, and another for an aquajogging lap pool at Jellie Park.

Nearly a quarter of the submissions include feedback or suggestions relating to the city’s streets and transport, including comment on the proposed metropolitan transport strategy and suggestions for improvements to pedestrian crossings and to intersections.

If adopted by Christchurch City Council in June, the final community plan would result in a rate increase of 3.26 per cent.

Background Under the Local Government Act 2002, all Councils are required to produce a ten-year Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP). It must include a set of outcomes, which describe what sort of community Christchurch wants to be, and list the activities that the Council will undertake to contribute towards achieving those outcomes. This year’s Our Community Plan Christchurch O-Tautahi is Christchurch City Council’s first response to the Act’s requirement.

Our Community Plan Christchurch O-Tautahi includes the Council’s annual financial plan and programme for this financial year, and projected financial data for the following nine years.

-Printed copies of Our Community Plan Christchurch O-Tautahi are now available from Christchurch City Council services centres, Christchurch City Libraries network, Our City O-Tautahi and from the main Civic Offices at 163-173 Tuam Street. The draft community plan and submission forms are also available through the CCC website at www.ccc.govt.nz/ourcommunityplan

-The Council will meet to adopt the final community plan on 30 June.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news