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Sydenham and Lyttelton draft Master Plans out

November 21, 2011 by


On the weekend the CCC released the draft Master Plans for both Lyttelton and Sydenham suburban centres. Both excite me, but for some reason it is Sydenham I am really interested in, as I think it could develop into Christchurch’s first thriving high density inner-city suburb, and I really want to see how they intend to do […]

More suburban centre programmes underway

August 23, 2011 by


It isn’t just the draft Central City Plan that the Council is producing as part of the rebuild. As outlined previously, there are a number of suburban centre initiatives that are also underway and these are in their own way very interesting and exciting.  The first suburban centres to receive some major attention were Sydenham […]

Sumner to Lyttelton road to be consigned to history? Or just another media beat-up?

July 16, 2011 by


An article in The Press today suggests that it may be possible the Sumner to Lyttelton road may never reopen. Or rather, they managed to pull a quote from a Christchurch City Council transport operations manager on the future prospects of the road, of which there are many answers and possibilities. Doom and gloom, as […]

Suburban Centres Programme gains traction

July 13, 2011 by


Community feedback presentations for the Lyttelton and Sydenham Suburban Centres Programme will be made next week. More than 400 people took part in the Council-led Suburban Centres Programme workshops and focus group sessions held in May and June 2011 to put forward their ideas and aspirations on how their commercial centres could be redeveloped. This feedback […]

More good news for Christchurch as cruise ships return to Lyttelton

June 4, 2011 by


Continuing what seems to be a good pace of recovery, Christchurch and Lyttelton are set to enjoy a bumper cruise ship season bringing more than 85,000 people to the region this summer. Sixty four Vessels are pre-booked into the Port from October – April and, despite some post-quake cancellations, this will make it the busiest season […]

An opportunity for Christchurch passenger rail services?

March 12, 2011 by


I hope, like many do, that the Rugby World Cup games Christchurch is earmarked to host later this year will go ahead. There has been plenty of emotion about this played out in the media already. Many people see it as a potential beacon of hope and a signal of a return to some sort of […]

Lyttelton could handle bigger ships in five years

August 25, 2010 by


Lyttelton is one of two New Zealand ports identified of being capable of handling bigger ships within five years (the other being Tauranga). A recent report claims New Zealand ports must invest to increase the size of container ships or risk having shipping companies hub through Australian ports. Lyttelton was identified as being in a […]