Christchurch suburban rebuild seeks public feedback

As efforts to create a rebuilding plan for Christchurch continue, Lyttelton and Sydenham residents, building and business owners will next week have their chance to offer feedback on the Christchurch City Council Suburban Centres Programme draft Master Plan framework they helped develop for their earthquake-damaged suburban commercial centres. 

Throughout the Council-led Suburban Centres Programme workshops and focus group sessions held in May and June, over 400 people participated and put forward their ideas and aspirations on how their commercial centres could be redeveloped—a process Jenny Ridgen, programme manager of Healthy Environemnt, says provided invaluable local information for the design phase of the master planning process. 

“The process involved two draft master plans being developed simultaneously. Council staff and consultants have pulled together the results of the community workshops and focus group sessions, financial models and research, to create the initial framework for the draft Master Plans. 

“These frameworks were tested and validated and the results will be presented to elected members and the community as options and ideas that will lead to the development of draft Master Plans,” she says. 

Once feedback has been gathered from the community sessions next week, the Council says ideas and options will be further developed before the draft Master Plans are presented to the Council, who then decide on whether to adopt the plans and how to progress with the implementation. 

Sydenham community feedback presentation
Tuesday 19 July 
6.30pm to 8.00pm 
Sydenham Central Mall, 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham. 

Lyttelton community feedback presentation
Wednesday 20 July
1.00pm to 2.30pm or
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday 21 July
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 25 Winchester Street, Lyttelton. 

Find out more about the Suburban Centres Programme HERE.

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