Environment Canterbury (ECan) and the Christchurch City Council currently have draft Long Term Plans for the 2018 to 2028 period open for public feedback. These plans are reviewed every three years, and set out the what, when, and how, of planned spending.
The ECan plan is notable for the proposal in the public transport section to axe six Christchurch bus routes. The consultation document also outlines revenue and finance policies, and plans including freshwater management and air quality.
The City Council is asking for feedback on spending priorities, and the consultation document includes details on the Council’s financial strategy as well as the infrastructure strategy. Down in the detail, the plan also proposes to give Community Boards more say in prioritising intersection upgrades (the Harewood/Breens/Gardiners intersection gets a specific mention).
Feedback on ECan’s plan can be given until 26 March 2018. You can find consultation information and a link to make a submission on ECan’s website, and more detail specifically on the bus route options on the Metro website.
The City Council plan is open for feedback until 13 April 2018. The online feedback form and a link to the consultation documents is in the ‘have your say’ section of the Council website. All the draft documents and additional underlying/background documents can be found here.