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


A 5-year Plan for Christchurch

Chair of the Local Government and Environment Committee

For immediate release – 28 October 2015

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill: A 5-year Plan for Christchurch

A 5-year plan is being considered by Parliament to shift Christchurch from earthquake recovery to urban regeneration. Cantabrians are invited to share their views with the Local Government and Environment Committee.

The bill will provide for a collaborative approach between central and local government to progress Christchurch’s regeneration over the next 5 years.

All regeneration plans would require consultation with the public and local authorities. These plans can be proposed and developed by local authorities, as well as Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

A new transitional organisation would be established: Regenerate Christchurch. This organisation would focus on regenerating certain areas of Christchurch, such as the residential red zones. The Crown and the Christchurch City Council would jointly manage Regenerate Christchurch until June 2021, when it would be disestablished and a council-controlled organisation set up in its place.

Chair of the Local Government and Environment Committee, Scott Simpson MP, said: “We want to hear from Cantabrians about their ambitions for their city and how they think the Government can work with them and their councils to support a growing and vibrant place to live, work, and play.”

The bill would repeal the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011.

Submissions to the Local Government and Environment Committee are due by 4 December 2015. The committee is due to report back to Parliament in February next year.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Welfare: More Measures To Help Those Facing Homelessness

The Government has announced additional measures to prevent and reduce homelessness focused on ensuring at-risk individuals and whānau have access to stable housing and continue to stay housed.

Associate Minister of Housing, Kris Faafoi, and Minister of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, have announced $54 million in Government funding for initiatives which will support at-risk individuals and whānau to stay in their existing tenancies.

The funding will also provide additional wrap around services. More>>


Pacific Island Forum: Australia v Everyone Else On Climate Action

Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment is to commission yet another report into what action needs to be taken. More>>


Unscoped Or Missed Damage: Resolution For Canterbury Owners Of On-Sold Homes

People with over-cap on-sold* properties in Canterbury can now apply for a Government payment so they can get on and repair their homes. More>>


Hamilton-Auckland: First Urban Growth Partnership Signed

New Zealand’s first urban growth partnership between the Government, local councils and mana whenua was signed at a meeting of mayors, chairs and ministers in Hampton Downs today. More>>


Vote On Action Next Week: Secondary Principals Walk From Negotiations

“Unfortunately we consider there is no further value in continuing negotiations at this point. The government has not been able to table an offer that will be acceptable to our members.” More>>

Patrol Car Stolen, Glocks Taken: Manhunt In Gore

The driver rammed the patrol car before fleeing on foot with Police chasing, also on foot. The man has then circled back around, stolen the patrol vehicle, which had the keys left in it, and rammed another Police car... Two Police-issued Glock pistols were stolen. More>>


"Shocking And Dangerous": Accused Mosque Shooter's Prison Letter Posted Online

The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks has sent seven letters from prison and had two others withheld, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. Corrections has now blocked the accused gunman from sending or receiving mail... More>>


Standing On List Only: Paula Bennett To Run National’s Election Campaign

The National Party is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Bennett as our Campaign Chair for the 2020 General Election, President Peter Goodfellow says. More>>




InfoPages News Channels