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


Christchurch Urban Development Strategy

13 May 2005

Banks Peninsula “has vested interest” in Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy

Banks Peninsula has a lifestyle that is the envy of most people in the world, but it needs planning to ensure it stays that way, says Banks Peninsula Mayor and chairman of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Forum, Bob Parker.

Mr Parker's comments come only days before the first Greater Christchurch UDS public meeting to be held in Banks Peninsula, on Monday, 16 May, 7.30pm to 9pm at the Diamond Harbour Community Hall. The second meeting will be held at the Lyttelton Recreation Centre on Thursday, 26 May, 7.30pm to 9pm.

As part of the Greater Christchurch UDS, four options are being considered by the Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri, Banks Peninsula, and Selwyn district councils, along with Environment Canterbury and Transit New Zealand for more effective and efficient long-term plans for dealing with population growth in the Greater Christchurch area.

Mr Parker urged Diamond Harbour, Purau, Church and Charteris Bay residents to attend the meeting because Christchurch's future growth could put the lifestyles many on the peninsula enjoyed at risk, if it continued to go unchecked.

"There're increasing pressures on Banks Peninsula from the city. One of our greatest resources is a way of life that is the envy of many people in the world. This must continue to be valued and even strengthened, and that won't happen unless we tackle the issues and plan for them. "A strategy for tackling growth would give us an opportunity to really learn and do things well - to plan a place that remains great to live in" Mr Parker says.

The remaining public meetings for the Greater Christchurch UDS are: Diamond Harbour, Monday 16 May, 7.30pm-9pm, Diamond Harbour Community Hall; Burwood-Pegasus, Monday 16 May, 7.30pm-9pm, Te Amorangi, 349 Woodham Road; Kaiapoi, Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm-9pm, Kaiapoi Service Centre; Rangiora, Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm-9pm, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street; Fendalton-Waimairi, Tuesday 23 May, 7.30pm-9pm, Bishopdale Community Centre, Bishopdale Mall, Tertiary students, Tuesday 24 May, 2pm-4pm, Coppertop Room, Commerce Building, University of Canterbury, Spreydon-Heathcote, 25 May, 7.30pm-9pm, Salvation Army, 250 Colombo Street; Lyttelton, Thursday 26 May, 7.30pm-9pm, Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 25 Winchester Street.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>


BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>


Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>


State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>





Featured InfoPages