In order to be a great place for people, cities need to attract and retain business and investment to provide a strong economy.

Changes to our Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities

The Council approved a new 2020 strategic framework on 19 December 2019 and this is currently part of the consultation document on the annual plan.

Information on our revised Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities is currently being developed.

The attractiveness of a city derives from the social and economic activities and services on offer, a highly skilled workforce, and the quality of the physical and built environment. These contribute to the look and feel of the cityscape, people’s sense of and attachment to the place, and economic growth within the city.

What this means for our district

  • Christchurch residents enjoy a high quality of life.
  • Christchurch is recognised for its ease of doing business.
  • We have a highly skilled and educated workforce.
  • Christchurch has a reputation for innovation and creativity, and is an attractive place for entrepreneurs.

How we are contributing

The Council has established ChristchurchNZ(external link) and Development Christchurch Limited (DCL)(external link) as Council Controlled Organisations to help ensure opportunities for innovation and economic development are seized for the city. They work to promote the city as a great place to invest in, and to facilitate investment opportunities.

How you can help

Support local businesses whenever you can. Look to source supplies locally where possible. Let your friends and family outside the city know that Christchurch is a great place to live and work.