As we rebuild our city, we need to retain and build upon our garden city heritage in new and innovative ways.

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.

As development intensifies in the future it will be important to ensure a network of green spaces in the city which will benefit residents and visitors alike. The community has shown increased interest in community gardens and orchards. Garden cities are more sustainable and liveable cities. Research has shown the public health benefits of people living and working in areas which are full of plants and green spaces.

What this means for our district

  • Residents are proud of the city and celebrate its identity.
  • Public places and buildings incorporate green spaces and vegetation.
  • Area of green coverage/biomass within the urban boundary.

How we are contributing

We are proud of the role that maintaining our beautiful parks and gardens plays in the city's identity. The Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park are at the heart of the city. We support a number of tree planting days, and encourage residents to keep the city tidy.

How you can help

Get involved with community gardens. Take the family to tree planting days in your neighbourhood, on the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula. Take pride in your own garden and keep it tidy to help keep your neighbourhood looking its best. Volunteer for efforts such as the annual Mother of All Clean Ups(external link), to help clean up local rivers and estuaries.