Strong communities

The concept of community is fundamental to people's overall quality of life and sense of belonging. We want Christchurch to be a place full of strong communities, where everyone feels they have a place in the city's future.

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Strong sense of community

Residents' quality of life depends to a large extent on the informal caring and supportive networks often found at a neighbourhood level.

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Active participation in civic life

The Council wants to encourage a sense of citizenship amongst residents, and to involve them more deeply at all levels of decision making.

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Safe and healthy communities

Safety, and feeling safe, from crime is important for individual and community health and wellbeing, and for perceptions of the city.

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Identity through arts, culture, heritage and sport

Communities grow stronger when people feel their culture and heritage is celebrated.

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Valuing the voices of children and young people

In order to build a positive future for Christchurch, the views of children and young people need to be heard.