A team of partner staff prepared a series of backgrounds documents that enabled the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Forum to decide upon the 4 options taken out for public consultation.

Report #1 - Issues Papers

The Issues Papers identify key issues and trends for Greater Christchurch across nine topic areas being:

Residential, Rural, Commercial, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transport and Energy, Community Facilities, Natural Environment and Open Space. This material is the basis for the Introduction to Issues booklet [PDF 950KB].

Report #1 [PDF 130KB]

Report #2 - Options

This report outlines 3 options for managing future growth in the Greater Christchurch area. The 3 options are: Concentration (now referred to as Option A), Consolidation (Option B) and Dispersal (Option C). This was used as the basis for the So many options booklet [PDF 2MB].

Report #2 [PDF 153KB]

Report #3 - Assessment Criteria

The Forum agreed to a set of 18 criteria by which the 3 options could be assessed. Each of the criteria had examples of indicators prepared to enable the options to be evaluated against the criteria.

Report #3 [PDF 48KB]

Report #4 - Options Assessment

The 3 options (Concentration, Consolidation and Dispersal) along with a Business as Usual Option (e.g. continue current trends) are assessed against the Assessment Criteria, and compared against each other.

Report #4 [PDF 1.2MB]

Report #5 - Technical Report on Options Assessment

This report contains detailed assessments for all 18 criteria and a range of indicators, providing an in-depth technical analysis of all 4 options. Material from this report was used in the So many options booklet [PDF 2MB]

Report #5 [PDF 809KB]

Report #6 - UDS Forum, Terms of Reference

This document outlines the purpose, scope, structure and process for progressing the Urban Development Strategy.

Report #6 [PDF 467KB]

Report #7 - Options Consultation Report

This report contains key findings from the consultation into Options for managing future growth and development, including support for each Option; responses to each question asked in the feedback form; a breakdown of respondents by age, gender, ethnic origin and home location; summaries of comments made about key issues and recommendations of values and principles to inform the draft Strategy.

Report #7 [PDF 2.1MB]