Healthy environment

A healthy environment benefits everyone and positively contributes to the city's wellbeing. Christchurch has landscapes and indigenous biodiversity that are unique and important to the area which need to be maintained for future generations.

Changes to our Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities

The Council approved a new 2020 strategic framework on 19 December 2019 and this is currently part of the consultation document on the annual plan.

Information on our revised Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities is currently being developed.

Healthy water bodies

Residents value healthy waterways. Surface water quality is essential for supporting ecosystems, recreation, cultural values and the health of residents.

High-quality drinking water

Public water supplies must meet the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards.

Unique landscapes and indigenous biodiversity

The natural environment is important to residents and a drawcard for visitors.

Sustainable use of resources and minimising waste

A growing population will put even more strain on our natural resources for the future.