Cities work best when residents are actively involved in shaping the city of the future. Participation in community initiatives and wider city processes supports wellbeing. The Council strives to give our diverse communities meaningful opportunities to
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.
We are committed to improving our engagement with residents, and are introducing new ways for people to have their say on what's important to their neighbourhoods. Effective engagement builds a shared understanding and trust, and can lead to better outcomes for the community.
Take advantage of opportunities to engage with Council and let us know your views. Encourage your friends and whānau to make submissions on the Long Term Plan and Annual Plan, which determine Council budgets. Let your Community Board (external link)know what issues affect your community. Volunteer in a community group. CINCH (external link)(Community Information Christchurch) has a great database of local groups that you can get involved in.