Council updates  |  19 Apr 2021

More than 2300 residents have had their say on the Christchurch City Council’s budget for the next 10 years, with consultation now closed on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021–31.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the public feedback received is hugely valuable and shows how passionate people are about making the most of our city’s opportunities over the coming decade.

 “Our Long Term Plan sets out what we plan to do over the next 10 years, and how we will fund that investment in infrastructure and service,” the Mayor say.

“Our focus is always on what’s best for Christchurch and I’m really pleased that so many people from across the city and Banks Peninsula have had a say.

“We consider all submissions we receive. Every submission is analysed and ultimately helps inform our final decisions on how we invest in our city, and navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.''

Consultation was open for five weeks. The next step in the process is for submitters to speak to their submissions in public hearings in May. The hearings will be live-streamed on the Council website.

Further information on the hearings schedule will soon be available on the Council website and at Council libraries and service centres.

Following the hearings, Councillors will consider all the feedback and debate possible changes before signing off on the Long Term Plan 2021–31 in June this year.