Vision: The surface water resources of Christchurch support the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of residents, and are managed wisely for future generations.
Toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te marae a Tāne, Toitū te iwi.
For over 20 years, the Christchurch City Council has focused on a multi-value and multi-party approach to the management of its waterways. By identifying six core values – ecology, drainage, culture, heritage, landscape and recreation – as the drivers for improved surface water management, the Council has begun to translate legislative requirements and community aspirations into tangible reflections of a more sustainable approach to asset management.
The Council has written the following river catchment – vision and values documents