The concept of community is fundamental to people's overall quality of life and sense of belonging. We want Christchurch to be a place full of strong communities, where everyone feels they have a place in the city's future.
Residents' quality of life depends to a large extent on the informal caring and supportive networks often found at a neighbourhood level.
The Council wants to encourage a sense of citizenship amongst residents, and to involve them more deeply at all levels of decision making.
Safety, and feeling safe, from crime is important for individual and community health and wellbeing, and for perceptions of the city.
Communities grow stronger when people feel their culture and heritage is celebrated.
In order to build a positive future for Christchurch, the views of children and young people need to be heard.