We've had a coordinated approach to urban planning and transport investment in Greater Christchurch since 2007. The Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy 2007(external link) and Our Space 2018-2048 - Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update(external link) set the framework for urban planning which informs this current work.
In 2020 Greater Christchurch residents told us that in 2050 they wanted Christchurch to be sustainable, vibrant and safe, with less urban sprawl, more affordable housing and much better transport options lessening our dependence on cars. See the Engagement Report [PDF, 747 KB] for more details of what the community told us.
We're looking for our community’s feedback again on how we make their aspirations a reality as our population grows and we respond to climate change – how and where will people live and work, how will we get around and how will we protect the environment and what we love about our place?
Greater Christchurch has a strong foundation to develop a sustainable and modern city where people enjoy a high standard of living. Read our Foundation Report(external link) if you want to learn more about the strengths we can build on and the challenges we need to address as we plan for the future.
We are preparing a spatial plan for Greater Christchurch which sets the direction for how we accommodate more people in the future in a way which achieves our community’s aspirations. Alongside this we are also investigating a step-change in our public transport service through a business case for new turn up and go public transport service.
The ambitious plan for Greater Christchurch is being prepared by the Whakawhanake Kāinga Komiti, an Urban Growth Partnership for Greater Christchurch.