Have your say on the city’s future
Friday 15 March 2013
Have your say on the city’s future
Christchurch City Council releases its draft Christchurch City Three Year Plan for public comment tomorrow – make sure you take a look at what’s inside and have your say on the city’s future.
The draft plan is a proposal setting out everything the Council plans to do over the next three years, how much these services and projects will cost, and where the money will come from.
As a Christchurch resident, your views help shape this city’s future. Public consultation on the draft plan opens tomorrow (16 March) and closes at 5pm on 19 April.
A summary of the draft plan, including a submission form, will be sent to every Christchurch household within the next week. Open days and community drop-in sessions are being held across the city so residents can find out more and make a submission on all or part of the plan.
Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button says the plans being made will touch the lives of everyone in this city and councillors want to know what residents think.
“We know people still face tough times but we’ve also got a unique opportunity to change for the better by introducing a cycle network and upgrading suburban centres as we rebuild. This is your chance to tell the Council what you think of these ideas, and to make a difference to your city.”
Submissions will be considered and debated by the Council, and any changes deemed necessary by councillors will be made before the final plan is adopted at the end of June.
“I encourage residents to take the time to make a submission. This city belongs to all of us and it is important we all have a say on our future,” says Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button.
How to have your say
How can I find out
Come along anytime at the open days or community drop-in sessions during the times shown below for more information, to have your questions answered and to find out how you can have your say:
|Open days - date||Venue||Time|
|Saturday 23 March||Dome, Hagley Park||11am-3pm|
|Sunday 24 March||Dome, Hagley Park||2-4.30pm|
|Monday 25 March||Dome, Hagley Park||3-7pm|
|Community drop-in sessions - date||Venue||Time|
|Wednesday 27 March||Burwood Pegasus Community Boardroom, corner
of Beresford Street and Union Street,|
|Thursday 28 March||Papanui Service Centre Community Boardroom, corner Restell Street and Langdons Road, Papanui||3.30-7pm|
|Wednesday 3 April||Lyttelton Club, 23 Dublin Street, Lyttelton||3.30-7pm|
|Thursday 4 April||Beckenham Service Centre Community Boardroom, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham||3.30-7pm|
|Saturday 6 April||Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street, Woolston||11am-2.30pm|
|Monday 8 April||Fendalton Service Centre Community Boardroom, 4 Jeffreys Road, Fendalton||3.30-7pm|
|Tuesday 9 April||Upper Riccarton Library Community Boardroom, 71 Main South Road, Sockburn||3.30-7pm|
|Wednesday 10 April||Akaroa Sports Complex, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa||3.30-7pm|
can I see the plan and get a submission
Copies of the plan, its summary and submission forms will be available from 16 March at Council libraries and service centres during opening hours, and online at www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay.
Every Christchurch household will also receive a summary of the plan in their letterbox after 16 March, which includes a submission form.
How do I make a
Make a submission by:
1. completing the online form at www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay
2. emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
3. completing the printed submission form
4. writing to the Council at the freepost address.
Submissions may be sent to (no stamp
Christchurch City Three Year Plan
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 73013
Please make sure your full name, address and contact number is included with your submission - no anonymous submissions will be accepted. Anyone wishing to withhold any information of a private or personal nature from their submission should first discuss this with the Assistant Council Secretary, phone 03 941 8999.