Local Economic Development

Waimakariri Local Economic Development Strategy

Council has adopted the Waimakariri Local Economic Development Strategy (pdf, 2.3 MB) for the district which provides a decision-making framework for economic development. It clarifies the Council’s roles and responsibilities in enabling and providing for a prosperous local economy. Also see the Strategy summary (pdf, 157.4 KB).

The Strategy was developed in close consultation with Council's economic development agency Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) as well as local businesses, developers, promotion associations and other key stakeholders. It identifies the top 10 priority actions (pdf, 134.3 KB) to focus efforts in economic development and in implementing the Strategy.

For an overview of statistical information relating to business development and the economic environment for key district towns, see the Research and monitoring reports page. 

Strategy implementation

A Local Economic Development Advocacy Group (pdf, 22.8 KB) has been established to help oversee and inform the implementation of the Strategy, focusing on the Action Plan (within full Strategy document) and, in particular, the top ten priority actions identified.

The following documents relate to implementation of the Local Economic Development Strategy:

DOCUMENTDESCRIPTION
Local Economic Development Strategy implementation progress (pdf 1.0 MB)July 2013 Council report summarising progress made against implementing the Local Economic Development Strategy
Waimakariri business attraction brochure (pdf 2.5 MB)Developed to attract businesses to set up or relocate to the district
Broadband roll-out (pdf 1.6 MB)An urban and rural broadband update for the district, June 2012
Ohoka broadband coverage (pdf 126.2 KB)Map showing rural broadband coverage achieved, July 2012
Draft Public Transport Plan submission (pdf 51.9 KB)Council's August 2012 submission to ECan supporting better public transport connections
Approval to fund motorway ramp (pdf 23.6 KB)Council approved to fund partial cost of north-facing off-ramp from motorway at Smith Street, March 2012
Visitor strategy (pdf 489.2 KB)Focus on developing the district's visitor industry, 2010-2015
Some things you ought to know before you think about building (pdf 2.6 MB)A step-by-step guide on how to apply for a building consent
Five Years of Regulatory Performance 1 July 2011 - 30 June 2016 (pdf 3.4 MB)This document is a summary of the regulatory performance over the last five years. These years have seen unprecedented growth across the District, both in population and in commercial activity.
Regulatory performance scorecard - July to September 2016 (pdf 157.2 KB)Reports Council’s timeliness in processing resource consents, LIMs, PIMs and building consents.
Regulatory performance score card annual report for year ending 30 June 2016 (pdf 259.7 KB)Reports Council’s timeliness in processing resource consents, LIMs, PIMs and building consents.
Regulatory Scorecard April - June 2016 quarter (pdf 477.6 KB)Reports Council’s timeliness in processing resource consents, LIMs, PIMs and building consents.
Regulatory performance scorecard January - March 2016 quarter (pdf 115.6 KB)Reports Council’s timeliness in processing resource consents, LIMs, PIMs and building consents
Regulatory performance scorecard October - December 2015 quarter (pdf 118.2 KB)Reports Council’s timeliness in processing resource consents, LIMs, PIMs and building consents
Regulatory performance scorecard July - September 2015 quarter (pdf 131.5 KB)Reports Council’s timeliness in processing resource consents, LIMs, PIMs and building consents
Regulatory performance scorecard April - June 2015 quarter (pdf 104.4 KB)Reports Council’s timeliness in processing resource consents, LIMs, PIMs and building consents

Economic development research and resources

The following documents have been considered during the development of the Waimakariri Local Economic Development Strategy and/or are informing the ongoing implementation of the Strategy:

DOCUMENTDESCRIPTION
Waimakariri's infrastructure outlook (pdf 61.8 KB)Local authority planned investment into infrastructure 2013-2022
Canterbury infrastructure spending (pdf 195.0 KB)Infrastructure investment in the Canterbury region over the next 10 years
Local economic development context and background (pdf 28.8 KB)What is local economic development? What is Council's role? What are initial opportunities?
Employment in Waimakariri (pdf 1.3 MB)Statistical overview of current employment, future employment, employment flow, and employment zoned land
Waimakariri annual economic profile 2010 (pdf 865.6 KB)Report on Waimakariri's economy, key sectors, employment, population, business, workforce and skills
North Canterbury annual economic profile 2010 (pdf 805.9 KB)Report on Waimakariri and Hurunui's combined economy, key sectors, employment, population, business, workforce and skills
Waimakariri annual economic profile 2011 (pdf 766.9 KB)Report on Waimakariri's economy, key sectors, employment, population, business, workforce and skills
Summary annual profiles and earthquake special (pdf 829.6 KB)Executive summaries of the three annual profiles and Canterbury earthquake special report
BERL regional rankings 2013 (pdf 751.2 KB)NZ's local authorities ranked on economic activity with Waimakariri ranked second in the country in 2013
BERL regional rankings 2012 (pdf 1.4 MB)NZ's local authorities ranked on economic activity with Waimakariri ranked third in the country in 2012
BERL regional rankings 2011 (pdf 1.4 MB)NZ's local authorities ranked on economic activity with Waimakariri ranked third in the country in 2011
BERL regional performance indicators 2010 (pdf 339.9 KB)NZ's local authorities ranked on economic activity with Waimakariri ranked fourth in the country in 2010
Impact of quake on economic activity (pdf 454.3 KB)Special Infometrics report estimating the impact of the February 2010 earthquake on economic activity in Waimakariri, Christchurch City and Selwyn, March 2011
Canterbury after the earthquakes (pdf 191.2 KB)NZIER snapshot of the economic disruption after the earthquakes
Waimakariri guest nights (pdf 22.3 KB)Information on visitor night stays in the district 2003-2013
Canterbury districts guest nights (pdf 41.5 KB)Comparison of guest nights by Canterbury district 2009-2013
Community Survey (pdf 7.1 MB)