Our Long Term Plan 2021–31 is our game plan for how, and what, we plan to spend over the next 10 years.

Project status: Open for feedback
Open for feedback: 12th March 2021 - 18th April 2021

We want you to have a say on what we should focus on. Have we got it right?

This budget is a turning point for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula and we’re investing in our future. We’re focusing on delivering the basics and doing it better – water, roads and transport – while keeping rates increases affordable. This comes at a time when we’re responding and adapting to climate change and COVID-19.

Read the full consultation document [PDF, 3.7 MB]

Our $13.1 billion budget

We’re proposing a $13.1 billion budget over 10 years. We’ve set our core spending on infrastructure and facilities at $1.26 billion for the first three years of our Long Term Plan, ensuring we can do all the work we want to deliver in the timeframe we’ve set. By locking this in, we’re giving certainty to the construction and other sectors, and stimulating economic activity.

Day-to-day spending

We’re also spending $5.6 billion on day-to-day services the Council provides over the next 10 years. We’ve identified savings of $52 million to these operational costs – $18 million in this financial year alone, and additional savings of $34 million in 2021/22. Over the whole period of the Long Term Plan, we’re proposing to save $329 million of operating costs.

Rates increase

We’re aiming to keep rates rises as affordable and sustainable as possible. Your rates help us pay for all the services that keep our city running – for example, your water, your sewerage, your roads and your kerbside collection. We’re proposing a residential rates increase of 5% for an average-valued house ($508,608) for the 2021/22 financial year. This comes to an extra $142.25 a year or $2.74 a week. Over the 10 years, the average annual rates increase for all ratepayers will be 4%. The cumulative rates increase over the 10 years will be 47.8%.

Read more about our Draft Long Term Plan 2021-31.

 

Our budget search tool 

This budget tool(external link) illustrates how much money we are spending on projects over the next ten years, and where.

If you are using a laptop or desktop you will see each project as a bubble - the bigger the bubble, the bigger the cost.

For all devices, the search function lets you explore our costs using any keyword, including location, project name or project description.

Find out where our money goes(external link)

If you are more interested in where our money comes from, including fees and charges(external link), please visit our website

Drop-in sessions*

If you would like to discuss the DRaft Long Term Plan with the team, please join us.

TSB Space, Level 1, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square

  • Tuesday 23 March 11.30 am to 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 31 March 4.30pm to 6.30pm

This is a shared session with colleagues from the Draft Climate Change Strategy(external link)Representation Review Initial Proposal(external link), and the Draft Development Contributions Policy(external link), so you can find out more and have your say about all four proposals.

* Please note, these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled if the Covid alert level changes.

Can’t make these meetings?

If there is a community meeting you would like us to attend, please let us know. You can also phone any time to speak with us directly about the project. Katy McRae, Engagement Manager, phone; 03 941 8037

Community Board events 

Please note, these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled if Covid alert levels change.

Date Time Location
Saturday 13 March 11am to Midday Lyttelton Farmers’ Market, London Street
12pm to 2pm On The Spot, 141 Marine Drive, Diamond Harbour
Thursday 18 March 2pm to 5pm Banks Peninsula Trading Post, 58 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Saturday 20 March  11am to Midday Lyttelton Farmers’ Market, London Street
Thursday 25 March 7.30am to 8.30am Norwich Quay Bus Stop, Lyttelton

 

 

Thursday 1 April 

3pm to 4pm Outside Lyttelton School, 34 Oxford Street
4pm to 5pm Outside Lyttelton SuperValue, London Street
5pm to 6pm Diamond Harbour Ferry Terminal (Lyttelton)
6pm to 7pm Lyttelton Club (Top Club), 23 Dublin Street

 

Please note, these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled if Covid alert levels change.

Date Time Location
Saturday 13 March 10am to 2pm Polyfest Canterbury, Red Zone, Corner New Brighton Road and
Locksley Avenue, Dallington
Saturday 27 March 10am to 2pm New Brighton Market, New Brighton Mall

Please note, these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled if Covid alert levels change.

Date Time Location
Wednesday 24 March Midday to 1.30pm Bishopdale New World, Harewood Road, Bishopdale
5pm to 6.30pm Fendalton Library, Corner Clyde and Jeffreys Road, Fendalton
Wednesday 31 March Midday to 1.30pm  Northwood New World, 2 Mounter Avenue, Northwood
Wednesday 7 April Midday to 1.30pm Avonhead Mall, Merrin Street, Avonhead

Please note, these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled if Covid alert levels change.

Date Time Location
Saturday 13 March Midday to 3pm Hello Hornby event, Wycola Park and Hei Hei Hall
Sunday 14 March 3pm to 5pm Connect 2021, Harrington Park, Riccarton

Wednesday

17 March

24 March

31 March

7 April

14 April

Midday to 2pm Rārākau Riccarton Centre
3pm to 5pm Te Hāpua Halswell Centre Library, 34 Halswell Road

Please note, these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled if Covid alert levels change.

Date Time Location
Saturday 13 March 10am to 11am Eastgate Mall
10am to 2pm Polyfest Canterbury, Red Zone, Corner New Brighton Road
and Locksley Avenue, Dallington
Tuesday 16 March 5.45pm to 6.45pm Linwood-Central-Heathcote Residents’ Forum, Function Room,
Civic Offices Te Hononga, 53 Hereford Street
Saturday 20 March 11am to Midday Phillipstown Gala, 39 Nursery Road, Philipstown
Saturday 27 March 10am to 11am Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market, 3 McCormacks Bay Road
Sunday 28 March 10am to 11am Avebury House Gala, 9 Evelyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond

Please note, these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled if Covid alert levels change.

Date Time Location
Monday 22 March 10.30am to 11.30am Papanui Service Centre and Library, 5 Restell Street
Friday 26 March 10.30am to 11.30am  MacFarlanes on the Park Café, 17 Acheson Ave, Shirley

Please note, these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled if Covid alert levels change.

Date Time Location
Wednesday 24 March   2pm to 3.30pm Barrington Mall (outside Paper Plus), 256 Barrington Street, Spreydon
4.30pm to 6pm South Library, 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere
Saturday 27 March 11.30am to 1pm South Library, 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere

You can also contact your local Community Board directly.

 

Your details

Submissions are public information

We will require your contact details as part of our submission - it also means we can keep you updated throughout the project.

Your submission, name and address are given to the Council to help them make their decision.

Submissions, with names only, go online when the decision meeting agenda is available on our website.

If requested, submissions, names and contact details are made available to the public, as required by the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. 

View the Christchurch City Council Privacy Statement 2020(external link).

If there are good reasons why your details and/or submission should be kept confidential, please contact our Engagement Manager on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 (Banks Peninsula).

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