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Proposed cap on rates increases at 5 per cent in draft Plan

Proposed cap on rates' increases at 5 per cent in draft Plan

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:53 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is proposing to cap its average rates' increase at five per cent for the 2016-17 financial year and for a further two years after that. 

New Central Library ready to go

New Central Library ready to go

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Gaiety – better, stronger and opening soon

The Gaiety – better, stronger and opening soon

Monday, 14 March 2016 9:02 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Earthquake repairs to The Gaiety ­– a popular heritage building, function centre and gathering place for the Akaroa community – have just been completed, in time for the official opening on Friday 1 April 2016.

Work starts on New Regent Street building repairs

Work starts on New Regent Street building repairs

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 4:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Work to repair five dangerous buildings on New Regent Street is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

Council assistance for frequently flooded Flockton properties

Council assistance for frequently flooded Flockton properties

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12:19 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council is stepping in to help Flockton property owners who've had frequent above-floor flooding, where their flooding has been worsened by the earthquakes, and the $48 million Dudley flood mitigation schemes will not offer a timely reduction to their flood risk.

Restoration begins on Sign of the Kiwi

Restoration begins on Sign of the Kiwi

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 11:07 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

"As a piece of old-world heritage, the Sign of the Kiwi is a treasure of national significance," says Richie Moyle, Programme Manager Heritage Rebuild.

Speed limit changes for Central City

Speed limit changes for Central City

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

From 12 March 2016 the speed limit for the heart of Christchurch's Central City will change to 30km/h to provide safer, more user friendly and enjoyable ways for people to travel.

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 6:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

This morning, a tram began using an alternative route from New Regent Street along Worcester Boulevard to the Arts Centre after cordons were last week placed around five buildings on New Regent Street.

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Monday, 29 February 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council staff today (Friday 26 February) met with the owner of five properties on New Regent Street that have been classified as dangerous and earthquake prone.

Community feedback sought on QEII Park proposal

Community feedback sought on QEII Park proposal

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Key decisions from todays Council meeting - 25 Feb 2016

Key decisions from today's Council meeting - 25 Feb 2016

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:48 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions:

New trust set up to manage Councils social housing

New trust set up to manage Council's social housing

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:40 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has completed the first key step in setting up a charitable trust that is proposed to take over management of its social housing service in the second half of this year.

Council addresses safety concerns on New Regent Street

Council addresses safety concerns on New Regent Street

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:53 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is taking steps to make sure people visiting and working in New Regent Street remain safe after concerns were raised about five privately owned buildings.

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:51 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has received full and final net payment of $603 million from its insurers for damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 5:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

All Council-owned facilities have been checked and are operating as normal, with the exception of the Linwood Service Centre and Library (at Eastgate Shopping Centre), which remains closed until repairs to light fittings can be carried out.

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 1:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's magnitude-5.7 earthquake.

Earthquake information update #3 - 10am 15 February 2016

Earthquake information update #3 - 10am 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 9:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's 5.7 earthquake. Some facilities are closed pending engineering reports; a full list will be available after 10am. The Christchurch Art Gallery will open at 10am today as usual.

Second Earthquake Update - 14th Feb 320pm

Second Earthquake Update - 14th Feb 320pm

Sunday, 14 February 2016 6:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Sunday 14 February 2016

Council approves Cranford Basin flood reduction works

Council approves Cranford Basin flood reduction works

Thursday, 11 February 2016 6:18 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council today agreed to a significant upgrade to the Cranford Basin stormwater network.

Community to vote on preferred New Brighton projects

Community to vote on preferred New Brighton projects

Thursday, 11 February 2016 5:54 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

New Brighton residents will next week vote on community ideas to brighten-up public spaces in the seaside suburb.

Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Thursday, 11 February 2016 5:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Release: Canterbury Development Corp

Five years on - Christchurch remembers

Five years on - Christchurch remembers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Canterbury will pause to reflect on a poignant milestone on Monday 22 February as it commemorates the fifth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

Temporary Lyttelton Library to open

Temporary Lyttelton Library to open

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC

A temporary library will open in Lyttelton next month following the closure of Lyttelton Library in London Street for repair, strengthening and refurbishment work later this week.

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Friday, 18 December 2015 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council and its insurers, LAPP (the Local Authority Protection Programme Disaster Fund) and Civic Assurance’s principal reinsurers, today announced that they have agreed a full and final conditional settlement in relation to damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

Thursday, 17 December 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

Christchurch Art Gallery reopening 19 December 2015

Christchurch Art Gallery reopening 19 December 2015

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu will open to visitors at 10am Saturday 19 December 2015.

Stage-one vision for Nga Puna Wai released

Stage-one vision for Nga Puna Wai released

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has released a shared vision for stage one of the major new sports hub planned for Nga Puna Wai reserve near Wigram.

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:40 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has approved a range of water toys and other leisure attractions for residents of all ages that will feature in the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre on QEII Park.

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

In the Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17 December 2015.

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Changes for St Asaph Street recommended

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:20 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council meets next week to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to approve traffic changes for St Asaph Street that include a separated cycleway on the south side of the street.

Council supports locally led regeneration

Council supports locally led regeneration

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council supports locally led regeneration

Plans to sell City Care announced

Plans to sell City Care announced

Monday, 30 November 2015 5:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will sell 100 per cent of City Care Limited through a competitive sale process starting in the New Year.

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Council opens new centre in Halswell

Friday, 27 November 2015 4:39 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A distinctive new library and community facility opening tomorrow creates a hub for the fast-growing Halswell community.

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Friday, 20 November 2015 12:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Flood remediation to go ahead in Bexley and Woolston

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments sea-level rise report

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's sea-level rise report

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has welcomed the release of a sea-level rise report by Dr Jan Wright, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Significant Town Hall foundation work begins

Significant Town Hall foundation work begins

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 2:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has reached its first major milestone in the Town Hall restoration with the beginning of foundation work that will significantly strengthen the building.

Christchurch parade following All Blacks victory

Christchurch parade following All Blacks victory

Monday, 2 November 2015 10:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch residents will have the chance to share in Rugby World Cup celebrations with a local parade to welcome home the All Blacks.

Joint project helping homeless into rental housing

Joint project helping homeless into rental housing

Monday, 2 November 2015 10:54 p.m. by GovtCCC

A joint project between Christchurch City Council and Christchurch Methodist Mission is helping to make a significant difference in the lives of some of the city's homeless youth and families, says the Chair of the Council's Housing Taskforce, Glenn Livingstone.

Council rejects tidal barrier study for Avon–Heathcote Estuary

Council rejects tidal barrier study for Avon–Heathcote Estuary

Thursday, 29 October 2015 4:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon–Heathcote Estuary will not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council decision today.

Friday Night Food Trucks move back to the Square over summer

Friday Night Food Trucks move back to the Square over summer

Monday, 19 October 2015 6:12 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Popular

Summer is coming and so are the Friday Night Food Trucks, serving up a variety of awesome street food in Cathedral Square starting from Friday 9 October 2015.

Wayfinding towers help with Central City navigation

Wayfinding towers help with Central City navigation

Monday, 19 October 2015 6:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

It'll soon be easier to find your way to exciting Central City destinations.

Repair work to begin on Lyttelton Wastewater Treatment Plant

Repair work to begin on Lyttelton Wastewater Treatment Plant

Monday, 19 October 2015 11:07 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Earthquake repair work will begin on the Lyttelton Wastewater Treatment Plant on 27 October 2015 following Labour Weekend.

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Thursday, 8 October 2015 3:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon-Heathcote Estuary may not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council committee recommendation today.

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 12:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor welcomes Government intervention on District Plan Review

Christchurch signs-off first stage of Resilience Strategy

Christchurch signs-off first stage of Resilience Strategy

Thursday, 24 September 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch is among the first group of cities around the globe to complete the initial phase of a Resilience Strategy to help safeguard the city's future against stresses and shocks.

Guoxin International proposes to launch up to US$2 billion fund for Christchurch rebuild

Guoxin International proposes to launch up to US$2 billion fund for Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a Letter of Cooperation and Friendship on behalf of the Christchurch City Council, with Guoxin International, which could see a major injection of capital in to the city's rebuild projects. 

Council gives the go-ahead for three further Central City transport projects

Council gives the go-ahead for three further Central City transport projects

Thursday, 10 September 2015 6:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch’s Central City travel network is getting another boost, with three further transport projects given the go-ahead – creating a compact pedestrian-, bus- and cycle-friendly core, while maintaining good access for private vehicles.

Local bill to help pave way for racecourse subdivision

Local bill to help pave way for racecourse subdivision

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 12:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck has welcomed the first key step in freeing up land for a proposed major housing development at Riccarton Racecourse.

Council to look at alternative funding for Sumner Skate Park

Council to look at alternative funding for Sumner Skate Park

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will look at alternative funding for the proposed Sumner Community Skate Park. Levi's has indicated that though they support the skate park, the extended length of the project approval has exhausted their budget, which means they can no longer be involved in the project.  

New Matai Street cycleway opens to public

New Matai Street cycleway opens to public

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:40 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

People wanting to connect between the University of Canterbury and the Central City have a new option with the opening today of a cycleway along Matai Street East.

Talks begin over QEII Park

Talks begin over QEII Park

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is committed to working with the Ministry of Education, Avonside Girls' and Shirley Boys' High Schools to ensure that the co-location of the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre and the two schools on QEII Park benefits the entire community.

Progress continues on new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Progress continues on new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:28 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has appointed a project team to begin the design process for the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre to be built on QEII Park.

Council approves Stapletons Road flood remediation option

Council approves Stapletons Road flood remediation option

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today decided to progress the Stapletons Road flood remediation option through to detailed design and construction to reduce the risk of flooding in the Flockton area and benefit at least 585 properties.

Burwood Resource Recovery Park fire update

Burwood Resource Recovery Park fire update

Monday, 10 August 2015 1:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Burwood Resource Recovery Park Ltd, in conjunction with Rural Fire Canterbury and Christchurch City Council are currently managing a fire in the Burwood Resource Recovery Park (BRRP). 

Papanui Library closes for repairs

Papanui Library closes for repairs

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Customers won't be able to return items to Papanui Library throughout the closure, but items from Papanui Library can be returned to any library in the Christchurch City Libraries network. The nearest large library is Fendalton Library on the corner of Clyde Road and Jeffreys Road.

Council says "ready, willing and able" in response to CERAs transition plan

Council says "ready, willing and able" in response to CERA's transition plan

Friday, 24 July 2015 7:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Councillors today gave a unanimous and resounding endorsement of the Government's proposal to return leadership to the city.

Coastal Hazard report released

Coastal Hazard report released

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:35 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has today released a report identifying areas at risk from coastal inundation and coastal erosion.

Long Term Plan sets city up for the future

Long Term Plan sets city up for the future

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council today adopted a Long Term Plan that will set the city up for the future by spending $9.9 billion over the next 10 years.