The Infrastructure Strategy identifies significant infrastructure issues for Christchurch City Council.

Over the next 30 years, identifies the principal options for managing those issues and the implications of those options for managing the following infrastructure assets: 

  • Water supply
  • Wastewater 
  • Stormwater
  • Flood protection and control works
  • Roads and footpaths.

The Infrastructure Strategy describes how these assets will be managed, taking into account growth, renewals, changes in levels of service and resilience in terms of natural hazards. For each of these assets, the strategy:

  • Provides capital and operational expenditure forecasts
  • Identifies significant decisions the Council will have to make about its assets, when those decisions will be required, the scale of costs and the likely options to be considered
  • Provides costs and options for significant capital expenditure decisions.

The Infrastructure Strategy is updated every three years as part of the Long Term Plan process, and as part of the Annual Plan process if there are significant changes to capital expenditure.  

The current version is the 2015 Infrastructure Strategy updated for 2016 Annual Plan [PDF, 3.2 MB].