For communities to thrive, people must have access to adequate housing to meet their needs. Affordable options are needed to ensure that everyone has access to housing in our city.

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.

Good quality housing is important for healthy communities as it provides greater energy, water and waste efficiency.

What this means for our district

  • There is sufficient housing supply to accommodate residents.
  • Affordable housing options are available.
  • Housing location and density are in line with urban development targets.
  • Good quality housing.
  • A range of different housing types is available to meet residents' needs.

How we are contributing

The District Plan provides for expected residential growth which could help avoid excess demand, causing prices to rise too rapidly for some people. It also allows for more intensification and different housing types to suit a wide range of people. We are working with partners on implementing the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy(external link), which seeks to coordinate and plan for expected growth in urban areas.

The Council is on the governance group of the Christchurch Housing First Programme(external link) - a government-funded programme run by community housing and service providers aiming to end homelessness in Christchurch. We also lease our housing stock to the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust to provide social housing in the city.

How you can help

Consider sustainable and efficient options for creating a healthier home next time you're renovating or planning a new build.