The community outcomes progress report provides the most up to date information available on how we are progressing towards achieving our community outcomes.

The community outcomes progress report is produced annually to assess how we are progressing towards achieving our community outcomes. 

The 2016 report [PDF, 7.6 MB] shows improvements over where the city was last year. However, the impact of the earthquakes is still having a significant impact on the liveability of our city, the strength of our communities and the health of our natural environment. The effects of the earthquakes are likely to be seen in many indicators of community well-being and resident satisfaction for some years to come.

 Despite this, there are clear signs of progress being made towards achieving many outcomes:

  • There is a growing sense of pride in the City
  • The repair and satisfaction with core infrastructure (apart from roads) is progressing well
  • There is an increased belief that the City has a rich and diverse arts scene, reflecting the reopening of the Art Gallery, Centre of Contemporary Art, The Piano, as well as vibrant street art
  • Levels of satisfaction with local neighbourhoods remain high
  • As the facility rebuild progresses, the impact of the earthquakes on access to recreational and social opportunities is reducing
  • Employment within the Central City is increasing, and significant commercial building activity is occurring that will encourage the return of employment and people back to the Central City
  • Over half of residents now think that Christchurch is a cycle friendly city - twice as many as in 2012
  • House ownership and renting are becoming more affordable, although rental affordability is still worse than before the earthquakes
  • Resident’s understanding of, and confidence in, the Council’s decision-making has consistently improved since 2012.

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