Urban Development on the Agenda for Waimakariri District

Published: 02-Nov-2018

As a great place to live, work and play, Waimakariri District has exciting growth on the horizon and a subsequent need for carefully managed urban development over the next 30 years.

This is the advice captured in the Our Space 2018-48, Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update released today by the Greater Christchurch Partnership (GCP) as part of the Our SPACE Consultation running from 1-30 November 2018.

The GCP is made up of Waimakariri District Council, Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the district health board and government agencies who work collaboratively to plan for, and manage, urban growth and development across Greater Christchurch looking out to 2048.

The goal of the update is to achieve healthy communities, enhanced natural environments, prosperous economies and integrated and managed urban development. Waimakariri District Mayor David Ayers, and Deputy Chair of the Partnership, said the update is a good example of how the Partnership brings many agencies together for the good of Greater Christchurch.

“It is a Partnership of equals and demonstrates our collaborative leadership. Its focus is on the Greater Christchurch urban area and so complements the regional voice provided through the Canterbury Mayoral Forum.”

Waimakariri District residents and stakeholders are invited and encouraged to have their say, to help shape the final content of the update, which is due to be adopted in early 2019. Submissions can be made via the Partnership’s website at www.greaterchristchurch.org.nz/ourspace