Resources to inspire and help you plan to shape your place.
Neighbourhood Plans Roadmap: Guide [PDF, 1.3 MB]. A guide to help communities decide whether or not to produce a neighbourhood plan for their area and, if yes, to guide them through the process of doing so and thinking about how it will be delivered.
Project for Public Spaces(external link): The website of this non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people create and sustain public places that build strong communities contains associated information and resources. These include the 11 principles for creating great community spaces.
Adopt a Street: This programme offers free training and supplies to those looking to address graffiti in their neighbourhood. For more information visit the Council’s Graffiti Programme page or come along to a volunteer training session at 180 Smith Street on the first Thursday of each month between 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
Commercial centre factsheets: These provide a snapshot of Christchurch (including Banks Peninsula’s) larger commercial centres’ current state, relevant issues and longer term trends in respect to transport and access, physical amenity and economic and social wellbeing.
Suburban master plans: If your commercial centre is in one of the nine suburban centre master plans (Lyttelton, Sydenham, Linwood Village, Selwyn Street Shops, Edgeware Village, Sumner Village Centre, Ferry Road, Main Road and New Brighton Centre), check what the local community has envisaged for it or contact email@example.com
Creative hoardings on temporary health and safety fences around construction sites helps reduce their visual impact while construction is occurring.
Neighbourly(external link): An online way to connect and interact with your neighbours, share important local information and foster better, safer communities.
Local success stories and lessons learned
Heathcote: The Upside(external link): Community Creativity, Innovation and Initiative in Response to the Christchurch Earthquakes, edited by Snooze Harris, Freerange Press, 2016. Available at Christchurch City Libraries.