Greater Christchurch Land Use Recovery Plan out for consultation

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Environment Canterbury has announced the start of community consultation on the draft Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch.

The plan will guide where residential and commercial developments are best located post-earthquakes – from Rolleston and Lincoln in the south to Rangiora and Pegasus/Woodend in the north, and Christchurch City (excluding the Central City and Red Zones).

This plan has implications for Māori landowners, particularly at Tuahiwi and Rāpaki.

Stakeholders and the wider community will have a number of opportunities to participate in developing this plan for the future of Christchurch. It is an important step in guiding earthquake recovery and ideas and possible solutions are welcomed from the community.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has been involved in the drafting of the plan. In addition, a hui has been arranged for Ngāi Tahu Whānui to find out more about the plan’s land proposals and to give whānau a chance to provide feedback.

This is a valuable opportunity for whānau to contribute to the plan before it is presented to Minister Gerry Brownlee in June.

A number of community workshops have also been scheduled throughout April. A timetable for these can be viewed along with the draft plan itself. Written comments close on Monday, April 22.

Hui Location: Te Mātāpuna o te Mātauraka, CPIT, Coventry Street.
Date: April 4, 6-9pm
For hui catering purposes, please RSVP to [email protected] by April 1st.