Our plans

The planning processes start with an understanding of the community outcomes, a collection of aspirations relating to life in our city.

The Council’s vision, strategies, plans and policies are all designed to contribute to the fulfilment of those aspirations.

Area Plans

Prepare options for future use and development of land at the edge of the urban area and outlying settlements.

Cemeteries Conservation plans

Cemetery conservation plans identify the principles, policies and processes required to care for the cemeteries.

Cemeteries Master Plan

One of many overlapping plans, strategies, policies, regulations and bylaws that cover the cemeteries.

Central City Action Plan

The Central City Action Plan aims to encourage more people back to the central city.

Central City Recovery Plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan was written after the 2011 earthquakes.

Christchurch Alcohol Action Plan

A vision for a safe, vibrant, healthy Christchurch, free from alcohol-related harm.

Christchurch District Plan

District plans govern how land is used and developed. The council is required to have a district plan under section 31 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Community Facilities Network Plan

This plan maps out Council-owned and community-owned facilities across the city.

Community-led planning

Community plans are developed by communities in partnership with the Council.

Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP)

The Land Use Recovery Plan puts land use policies and rules in place to assist rebuilding and recovery.

Long Term Plan and Annual Plans

Council's activities, services, capital programme and finances as part of Annual and Long Term Plans.

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

The port was badly damaged in the earthquakes and needs certainty about repairing, rebuilding and reconfiguring its operations.

Park Management Plans

Management and master plans establish a vision for the future of parks, and set management objectives and policies.

Resilient Greater Christchurch

Resilient Greater Christchurch forms part of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy.

Suburban Centres Master Plans

Master plans are developed by the Council in collaboration with local stakeholders to help guide the rebuild and recovery.

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

Our quality of life, both now and in the future, is affected by the way we manage our wastes.

Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour Plan

Guidance and actions to restore the ecological and cultural health of Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour and its hinterland as mahinga kai.

Ōtautahi Christchurch Recovery Plan

The plan provides the framework to make sure our city’s economic and social recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is deliberate, strong and fair.