Economic growth is regarded as a necessary component for meeting the aspiration of residents for an improved quality of life. Creating and enhancing strategic city infrastructure to be modern, reliable and effective will support sustainable economic activity and growth.
- The decline in accommodation establishments as a result of the earthquakes had a direct effect on accommodation capacity in the city. From 2010 to 2011, hotels and backpackers dropped 64% and 56% respectively. Since this low point, capacity has increased as establishments are repaired or rebuilt, although in 2016 there was a slight decline in hotel capacity.
- The number of homes and businesses able to access ultrafast broadband has more than tripled since 2012 with 117,988 able to access fibre in the year to June 2016. Uptake of customers is significantly lower, with 22% of those with access connecting to the network.
- Traffic volume on freight routes has increased in Christchurch overall. Both Brougham Street and the Southern Motorway increased significantly between 2012 and 2015, with the Southern motorway increasing by 18,700 vehicles in this period. Traffic volumes to the north of the city also increased post-quake.
Distribution of Ultrafast Broadband
Source: Enable Network Limited, Annual Report
Traffic Volumes on Freight Routes (2001-2015)
Source: NZTA, State Highway Traffic Data
More detail and information
Enable Networks Annual Report: (external link) Enable is providing fibre broadband services to homes, businesses and schools in Christchurch