A healthy environment benefits everyone and positively contributes to the city's wellbeing. Christchurch has landscapes and indigenous biodiversity that are unique and important to the area which need to be maintained for future generations.
Residents value healthy waterways. Surface water quality is essential for supporting ecosystems, recreation, cultural values and the health of residents.
Public water supplies must meet the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards.
The natural environment is important to residents and a drawcard for visitors.
A growing population will put even more strain on our natural resources for the future.