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Have your say on proposed amendments to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan to manage noise from the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena.
From All Black tests and Football World Cup qualifiers to big concerts and events, the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA) will be able to host them all. Our state-of-the-art Arena will add to the central city’s vitality, catalyse further development, help re-establish Christchurch and the region as a sporting and cultural capital and boost the city’s economy by attracting visitors from around New Zealand and the world.
As part of the work that needs to be done to construct our Arena, we need to consider how this venue should integrate with the surrounding area, and the residents and businesses that are currently there (and will be there in the future). We also need to consider how the Arena can achieve the outcomes we need for our city’s economy and growth.
There are a number of factors to take into account, like how we manage transport, parking, and other infrastructure in the area, and how we plan and design for the current and future neighbourhoods.
We also have to plan for the impacts of the Arena – specifically, how noise for immediate neighbours can be managed.
Under the existing Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (CCRP) there are no restrictions on noise from the Arena and limited provision for acoustic insulation for nearby homes. We recognise that this needs to be addressed if we want to maximise the benefits of having this venue in our city centre, so we’ve put forward an Outline to the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration to use Section 38 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 to amend the CCRP in regard to noise.
The Minister has now approved our Outline and has agreed to consider possible changes to the CCRP.
The next stage of the process is for Council to engage with residents and businesses in the area and across the city. Your feedback will help us write the conditions and rules that we think would be appropriate to manage noise effectively, and in a way that ensures that the Arena can operate successfully and be the attraction that the city needs it to be.