Roads & Transport

The Council considers the provision of an effective and efficient road and transport system is a key component of its goal of providing high quality living and productive environments.

Roading and transport provide people with access to employment, services, education, and recreation, as well as provide for the movement of goods to support a growing economy.

The roads, footpaths, bus shelters and seats, street lighting, cycleways, signage and bridges are all key components of the road and transport system.

The Council has a number of policies relating to roads, streets and footpaths. These policies can be viewed in our Policy Manual.

Transport in Christchurch

The  NZ Transport Agency provides regional information and the Transport for Christchurch website has been developed to assist road users in Christchurch find the quickest and safest route around the city. The website is a joint venture between a number of agencies including the Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council and the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).

Obtaining service plans

To obtain service plans in the Council's road reserve, contact beforeUdig. The beforeUdig service helps contractors to determine the location of any underground services before excavating.

For service plans on private property, and lateral locations for work on private property that will not extend into any part of the road reserve, phone the Council on 0800 965 468 or email