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Is rail still on the table?

April 22, 2012 by


A discussion that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment is whether last weeks announcement on the Christchurch Central City Plan amounts to a dumping of the big transport projects, specifically the plans for light rail. The “100 day blueprint” for the central city, to be drawn up by the new Christchurch Central […]

Government response to rebuild plan

April 18, 2012 by


So today Gerry Brownlee announced the Government’s response to the draft Central City Plan. Overall, probably not as bad as it could have been, however, it did throw up a few things that didn’t surprise me in the least. Firstly, the plans for rail were called a “nice to have” and that, and other key […]

Final Central City Plan released tomorrow

April 17, 2012 by


Finally. It is what we have all been waiting for. Tomorrow, the government is set to reveal the final Central City Plan. Worryingly, the Mayor and Christchurch City Council, who wrote the orignal and final draft Plans, seem to have no idea what the new plan will be. Somehow, that does not surprise me in […]

Leadership needed to champion rebuild plan

April 16, 2012 by


Helen Lochhead, an expert on sustainable cities from Sydney University, has made a positive remark about the draft Central City Plan, saying that it has all the components you would expect in a sustainable city. A promising statement, and a positive endorsement of the direction this city has indicated that it wants to go. Lochhead, talking […]

More suburban centre master plans

April 10, 2012 by


Last week the Christchurch City Council announced the approval for master plans to be developed for New Brighton and Edgeware. These plans, like those already underway for Lyttelton, “Linwood Village”, Selwyn Street, and Sydenham, will provide a kind of guide or framework which will help shape the rebuild and redevelopment of each centre. Special ‘case managers’ have […]

Government to take over?

April 5, 2012 by


Could the draft City Plan be under threat from central government? That is what is clearly implied if the accusations against Gerry Brownlee from Labour, and Christchurch East MP, Lianne Dalziel are to be believed. The accusation levelled on Brownlee by Dalziel is that the Government is considering taking control of the Central City rebuild. Despite the […]

More on one-way system changes

March 30, 2012 by


Just a bit more news on the one-way system story from the other day. It looks like the bylaw proposal could be considered by councillors as soon as May. Interestingly, the proposed bylaw would amend the Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, which would enable the city council to specify, amend or revoke, by resolution rather than […]