Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch City Council’

Climate activists demand Christchurch include cruise ship emissions in targets

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Climate activists are urging the Christchurch City Council to count cruise ship emissions in the city’s climate targets so they are included in the emissions reduction plan. Christchurch’s latest emissions report estimated cruise ships produced the equivalent of 2 percent of the city’s total gross emissions in the 2023 financial year. Although they were calculated Read more

Christchurch Diocese opposes city parking plan

Monday, March 14th, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch has added its strength to overwhelming public opposition to an “incredibly valuable” central city site being sold to Wilson Parking. The diocese made one of 267 public submissions on the sale and, of these, 219 oppose the Christchurch City Council (CCC) proposal to sell the site to the Hong Kong-based Read more

Christchurch church buys back social units it sold decades ago

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Concerns over a lack of social housing has inspired a Christchurch church to buy back homes it sold to the city council decades ago. When Christchurch City Council agreed to transfer $50 million worth of social housing to the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust, it had to under the Public Works Act give the original owners Read more

Mayor changes mind on $15K fee for building 2 classrooms

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The Diocese of  Christchurch will have to pay a $150,000 development fee after a plea to have it waived was unsuccessful. Despite warnings from staff, the strategy and finance committee had recommended council waive the fee.  Mayor Lianne Dalziel, who backed the application at the committee stages,  said she had changed her mind on the matter. At a Read more

Council waives fee $150,617 for school rebuild

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Christchurch city councillors have waived a development $150,617 fee for a new Catholic school. Council staff had recommended the church’s remission application be declined. St Paul’s School on Gayhurst Rd in Dallington was red-zoned after the earthquakes and subsequently sold to the Crown. The diocese decided to merge the school with Our Lady of Fatima in Read more