We asked for your feedback on an integrated water strategy for Ōtautahi Christchurch and Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula. The draft strategy covers Christchurch's water supply, wastewater, and stormwater. Consultation has now closed.
Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 14th June 2019 - 21st July 2019
Consultation has now closed
Consultation on the Integrated Water Strategy has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from Friday 14 June 2019 to Sunday 21 July 2019.
During this time we heard from 35 individuals and groups. You can read their feedback(external link) (refer to 12 August 2019, Hearings Panel agenda pages 131 - 275). The Council received the Hearing Panel recommendation and made a decision(external link) on Tuesday 24 September 2019.
Why do we need an integrated water strategy?
Te Roto o Wairewa Lake Forsyth – Kelvin McMillan
Our water services are a big part of what we do as a council. They make up a quarter of our expected spending over the next 10 years, with up to $10 billion budgeted in our Long Term Plan.
We take care of three main water services (the ‘three waters’) – water supply, wastewater, and stormwater – as well as the water infrastructure throughout the Christchurch district. Our waterways and coastal waters also form a major part of the landscape and lives of the community.
We need an Integrated Water Strategy to consider all of these different water resources, values and demands, and to set a framework to help us manage them over the next 100 years and beyond.
To help meet our responsibilities around water, we work with the community, Ngāi Tahu, and with Environment Canterbury, which is responsible for deciding who can take water and for protecting water at its source.
View the Draft Integrated Water Strategy
Come along any time to talk to us about the draft strategy.
||Date and time
Tūranga Central Library
60 Cathedral Square
|Tuesday 25 June
New Brighton Board Room
Corner Beresford and Union Street
|Tuesday 25 June
Beckenham Service Centre Board Room
66 Colombo Street
|Wednesday 26 June
6039 Christchurch Akaroa Road
|Saturday 29 June
700 Main North Road
Wednesday 3 July
Upper Riccarton Library
71 Main South Road
|Thursday 4 July
Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Community Centre
Bishopdale Shopping Centre
|Monday 8 July
Woolston Community Library
689 Ferry Road
|Tuesday 9 July
We would like your feedback on how best to meet current and future challenges for Christchurch’s ‘three waters’ (water supply, wastewater, and stormwater).