Canterbury Wellbeing Index
28 November 2018
The new Canterbury Wellbeing Index(external link) brings together high-quality information about community wellbeing in Christchurch City, Selwyn District and Waimakariri District in a new on-line format.
As well as drawing from the data of many different local and national agencies, the Index incorporates information from the 2018 Canterbury Wellbeing Survey which was completed by nearly 3,000 randomly selected greater Christchurch residents in April and May 2018.
The survey report is now also available on the Community and Public Health website(external link).
Public notification of Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Draft Regeneration Plan
9 November 2018
Regenerate Christchurch will publicly notify the draft Regeneration Plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor (OARC) from 14 November and will accept written comments up to and including 19 December.
It will be the last public engagement required under the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act ahead of the draft plan being finalised.
Chief Executive Ivan Iafeta says: “We appreciate that the end of the year is a busy time, and we want community groups and organisations that might be interested in providing comment to know this is coming up, so they are organised when the draft plan is notified.”
Our Space 2018-48 – planning for growth across Greater Christchurch
31 October 2018
The Greater Christchurch Partnership has approved a draft settlement pattern update outlining how the region will support future housing and business growth for an expected population increase of 150,000 people.
Our Space 2018-48 will go out for public consultation throughout November.
The draft update sits within the Urban Development Strategy and focuses on how land use, or development, integrates with transport. It reflects the transformational changes proposed for the region’s public transport system outlined in the draft Regional Public Transport Plan.
The Partnership comprises Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri councils, Environment Canterbury, iwi, Canterbury District Health Board and other public agencies. The collaboration recognises the interconnectedness of urban areas and transport networks across Greater Christchurch.
Metro Sports Facility groundworks underway
31 August 2018
Work to prepare the Metro Sports Facility site for construction is now underway.
March Menard Joint Venture has today begun installing the first of around 8000 in-ground stone columns to prepare the site for main construction work to begin in 2019.
Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive, John Bridgman says work will ramp up throughout the year.
“March Menard JV will place about a dozen stone columns over the next week then test these, before beginning full scale installation around the start of October.
Initial public consultation now open on Selwyn District Plan
30 August 2018
Selwyn District Council is kicking off initial public consultation on the review of its current District Plan.
The District Plan is essentially the district’s rule book on how land can be used and developed. The Council is undertaking the review to make sure it’s still fit for purpose and up to date with any relevant changes that have happened since the last Plan was notified. All Councils are required to review their District Plan every 10 years.
This week the Council has released draft changes to a range of topics in the Plan for public feedback. Feedback can be provided online, at drop-in sessions during August/September, or by email or post. Feedback is open until 5pm on Monday 8 October.
For more information and details on consultation visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/districtplanreview(external link).
Oxford Gap roadworks starting soon – road temporarily closed
30 April 2018
Work to transform Oxford Gap, a short section of Oxford Terrace between the Christchurch Hospital and new Outpatients building, starts on 7 May 2018.
This will see the 117 metre section of Oxford Terrace between Tuam and Antigua Streets closed from May to December, weather permitting.
When constructed, the Gap will form a shared space drop-off and pick-up area for the Health Precinct and will connect to Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.
Regenerate Christchurch announces a public exhibition
24 April 2018
Regenerate Christchurch has confirmed details of its public exhibition of the refined shortlist of potential land uses for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area.
This includes the area previously known as the residential red zone.
The “Red Zone Futures” exhibition will run from Saturday 26 May to Saturday 30 June 2018 at 99 Cashel St in Cashel Mall.
There will also be an online exhibition and mobile exhibitions at public spaces around Greater Christchurch.
Location plan approved for Rolleston town centre
15 March 2018
Selwyn District Council has approved a plan outlining the broad location of key elements in the proposed new Rolleston Town Centre.
The Bulk and Location Plan for the town centre, to be developed on what is currently part of Rolleston Reserve, determines at a high level where the various elements of the proposed town centre should be located.
The town centre includes four key components – the new Rolleston Library and Community Centre, a town square, a commercial and retail area including food and beverage outlets, and transportation and service linkages.
It is based on the Rolleston Town Centre Master Plan, adopted in 2014, and has also been informed by community views, including consultation late last year on the proposed library and community centre.
Mr Reid says the next stage, now that the general locations have been decided, will be to begin detailed designs for the key elements. The first major project will be the new library and community centre – a 2,200 square metre facility which is planned to be opened in late 2019.
(external link)Car sharing service sparks high-powered buzz
15 February 2018
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Mayor Lianne Dalziel have officially launched Christchurch’s first fully battery powered electric car sharing service.
The Christchurch City Council initiated, researched and developed the car sharing service, which is the first of its kind in New Zealand.
The Council, the Ara Institute, Aurecon, Beca, the Canterbury District Health Board, Chapman Tripp, Christchurch International Airport, Environment Canterbury, Jacobs, Meridian Energy, Tonkin and Taylor, and Warren and Mahoney are the foundation members of the scheme, which is being run for them by Yoogo Share.