A site of ecological significance is an area that has been assessed for its high biodiversity value.

There is no requirement from landowners to fence or provide public access. The area may be subject to rules in the District Plan that require a consent. Contact the Christchurch City Council Duty Planner.

Christchurch Plan Review: Chapter 9 (external link)  [PDF 1.6MB]

Lyttleton Harbour, volcanic crater of an extinct supervolcano: Photo Terry Green