We’re seeking feedback on potential changes to the Christchurch District Plan around managing home-share accommodation.
Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 16th January 2020 - 2nd March 2020
Update 16 June 2020
We’re exploring options for managing home-share accommodation (e.g Airbnb, Bookabach etc) in residential and rural zones under the District Plan.
We received about 570 responses during the public feedback period which ran from 16 January 2020 to 2 March 2020. View the online responses(external link) or scanned hardcopy versions(external link) (contact information redacted in all responses). Please note the PDFs are redacted scanned versions of all the submissions so are quite large files.
The staff recommendation on the preferred option will be presented to the Council for their approval. If the preferred option is a change to the District Plan, you’ll have the chance to put in a formal submission on the proposed plan change. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak to that submission at a hearing.
We want your views on options we’re exploring for managing home-share accommodation (e.g Airbnb, Bookabach etc) in residential and rural zones under the District Plan.
The options apply to listings of entire homes where the owner isn’t present. They don’t affect the current rules for individual rooms that are let within a property while the owner is there (i.e. bed and breakfasts). They also don’t affect listings of entire homes in commercial or mixed-use zones, where guest accommodation is permitted.
The options we’re considering are summarised below. The discussion document [PDF, 2.6 MB] includes more detail about each option and its variations.
You may like to attend a drop-in session. We will be able to discuss the various options and answer your questions.
Saturday 25 January 2020 11pm to 1pm
Akaroa - Gaiety Hall, 105 Rue Jolie
Wednesday 29 January 2020 5.30pm to 7pm
Central City - Te Hononga Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street
Thursday 30 January 2020 5pm to 7pm
North New Brighton - Community Hall, 88 Marine Parade
Tuesday 4 February 2020 3pm to 6.30pm
Mount Pleasant - Yacht Club, 21 Main Road
Tuesday 11 February 2020 12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm
Central City – Tūranga Library, 60 Cathedral Square, TSB room on level 1
Wednesday 12 February 2020 6pm to 8pm
Papanui – Library/Service Centre, 35 Langdons Road, Community Board Room
You’re also welcome to call us on (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 (Banks Peninsula residents) or email email@example.com
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