The Greater Christchurch Partnership and the Crown have established an Urban Growth Partnership for Greater Christchurch – the Whakawhanake Kāinga Committee – to formalise the relationship between central government, local government and Mana Whenua in Greater Christchurch.
Urban Growth Partnerships are part of the Government’s Urban Growth Agenda. These partnerships provide a forum for central government, local government, and Mana Whenua to align decision making processes, collaborate on the strategic direction for New Zealand’s high growth urban areas, and improve coordination across housing, land use and infrastructure planning. Spatial planning is an important tool to drive joint action.
The partners include:
- Environment Canterbury
- Mana Whenua
- Christchurch City Council
- Selwyn District Council
- Waimakariri District Council
- Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
- Crown (led by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Kāinga Ora, and Department of Internal Affairs)