The Plan will be available from Thursday, 8 November in all the Council’s open service centres and libraries. The final date for written comments is 5pm on Wednesday, 12 December 2012.
Joint Advisory Group (JAG*) Chairman David Cox says that information and local knowledge gathered from community leaders, land and business owners, local residents and the Council have been the key drivers for the Plan.
“The JAG is very proud and most appreciative of the voluntary work put into this community-led Plan. It’s strength is that it will progressively deliver a Village Centre that is inspired by its coastal location, proud history and enthusiastic local people.
“It will not be quick, but it will be good. We now want to hear from the community to find out if the Plan delivers the things they want for their Village Centre,” he says.
Mayor Bob Parker says this is the only community-led master plan in the Council’s Suburban Centres Programme. The community and the Council can be proud of the work they have done in getting this Plan out for public comment.
“The Joint Advisory Group, in partnership with the Council, has facilitated a collaborative approach to the project, enabling the community’s voice to really come through in the Plan’s vision and actions. This Plan is all about creating a liveable, prosperous and vibrant heart for Sumner’s Village Centre and I urge people to comment,” he says.
The Council is holding drop-in sessions where people can view the Draft Master Plan, discuss its content with Council staff and make submissions.
Sumner Village Centre Master Plan drop-in sessions:
Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 3.30pm–6.30pm
Saturday, 24 November 2012, 10.30am–2.00pm
Old Sumner School Hall, 18–28 Wiggins Street, Sumner.
View the interim Draft Sumner Village Master Plan as presented to the Council
For more information visit: www.ccc.govt.nz/suburbancentres
* The JAG provides guidance and support to the community-led master planning process for Sumner Village Centre. The JAG is made up of two representatives from the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board, six community representatives from Sumner Residents’ Association, the Sumner Urban Design Team, the Sumner Community Centre, and the Sumner Business Association, as well as two Christchurch City Council staff. The JAG provides a channel of communication between the project team and the wider community and contributes advice and local knowledge to the master planning project.