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

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.

What this means for our district

    • People and organisations are listened to and valued
    • Residents have opportunities to be involved in decisions that are important to them
    • Community-led decision-making complements Council decision-making
    • The Council establishes, maintains and improves opportunities for Māori to participate in decision-making
    • Māori are involved in decision-making from the beginning, especially in any significant decisions relating to the environment


How we are contributing

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.

How you can help

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.