The Strategy Partners - Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council, the NZ Transport Agency and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRONT) - have primary responsibility for implementing the Strategy.

Urban Development Strategy Partnership

The Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (UDS) Partnership has been working collaboratively for over a decade to tackle urban issues and manage the growth of the City and its surrounding towns.

The UDS Partnership comprises the councils in the Greater Christchurch area (Christchurch City, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts and Environment Canterbury - the regional council), Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), the Canterbury District Health Board and the Greater Christchurch Group from within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC).

The Greater Christchurch Group has assumed overall responsibility for coordinating the work of the Crown in ongoing recovery and regeneration activity. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), including the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), ceased in conjunction with the expiry of the CER Act in April 2016.

The UDS Partnership also has a close relationship with Regenerate Christchurch, Ōtākaro Ltd and Development Christchurch Ltd as the work of these new agencies complements the objectives of the UDS in relation to the central city and suburban regeneration.

For more information email questions and comments to: or visit the UDS partners' websites:



Urban Development Strategy governance and organisational structure

The Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee (UDSIC), is a joint committee of the four councils and has representation from each of the Partnership organisations.

The UDSIC oversees the implementation of the strategy on behalf of the Partnership. The UDSIC has an Independent Chair, Bill Wasley and is supported by the UDS Implementation Manager, Keith Tallentire.

All upcoming and past UDSIC agenda papers and minutes are able to be viewed via the InfoCouncil system.

Summaries of each meeting are now available, and can be viewed here

In addition to the UDSIC, officer groupings have been established to provide advice to the UDSIC and maintain collaborative relationships across the agencies represented at UDSIC. These include a Chief Executives Advisory Group (CEAG), a group of senior staff, and a number of subgroups with more specific mandates.