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Integrating urban land use and regional transport

Last updated: 31 August 2023
Reporting frequency: Quarterly
Portfolio: Air quality, transport and urban development

We are working with our partners to manage land use demand and supply in creative and innovative ways, to align land use and transport planning, and champion increased density of urban areas and multi-modal transport options to transform urban environments to enrich how people live and work.

We are supporting the safe and efficient movement of people and freight and ensuring our transport networks and urban environments are resilient to the effects of natural disasters and climate change.

This work includes:

  • preparing Regional Land Transport Plans and providing submissions on Government proposals relating to land transport
  • preparing advice and acting as a secretariat for the Regional Transport Committee, implementing a work programme that aligns with the direction provided by the Mayoral Forum
  • acting as a secretariat for the South Island Regional Transport Committee Chairs Group
  • our role in urban development, including reviewing local and regional policies and plans, and providing advice and support to territorial authorities. We will also begin investigations into developing sub-regional and regional spatial plans.
  • we contribute to partnership discussions and decision making as part of the  Greater Christchurch Partnership (GCP). The partnership provides the opportunity to work collaboratively with our partners to unlock the key opportunities and address the key challenges facing Greater Christchurch.

How are we tracking on our Levels of Service?

Level of Service 30: Support well-functioning transport networks and urban environments across the region

As part of this level of service we will:

  • 30.1 Provide planning, information, advice and support that enables the Regional Transport Committee to advance its priorities.
  • 30.2 Support the Greater Christchurch Partnership to operate efficiently and effectively
  • 30.3 Deliver a regional spatial plan (to commence in 2023/24)
  • 30.4 Provide financial assistance to households to make homes warm and dry across Canterbury – this target is not being measured as there have been no applications to the scheme since it was put on hold in February 2021 whilst an internal review of the scheme is undertaken.

How are we doing: On track with those measures and targets that apply in 2022/23. The Canterbury Regional Transport Committee meeting was held on 23 February 2023 and the Canterbury Regional Land Transport Plan Annual Monitoring Report 2021/22 was received.


How are we doing on key initiatives?

Greater Christchurch 2050

How are we doing: The Greater Christchurch Partnership is developing the strategic framework and plan in consultation with mana whenua and other partners.

On track
Greater Christchurch Spatial Plan

How are we doing: Community engagement on the Greater Christchurch Urban Growth Programme was held from 23 February to 26 March. This programme covers the Greater Christchurch Spatial Plan, Mass Rapid Transit Indicative Business Case, and Greater Christchurch Transport Plan and Investment Programme.

A draft plan was agreed for public consultation in May. Consultation commenced in 19 June 2023.

On track
Greater Christchurch Transport Plan and Transport Investment programme

How are we doing: Greater Christchurch Partnership is developing the strategic framework for the plan, and an overview of the current transport investment programme, and estimated investment gap, in Greater Christchurch.

On track
Regional Speed Management Plan

How are we doing: The regional approach to implementing the Setting of Speed Limits Rule in Canterbury is being considered by partners. The implementation options paper was successfully taken to the Regional Transport Committee, and we are continuing to work with Waka Kotahi and Territorial Authorities.

On track
Canterbury Regional Land Transport mid-term review

How are we doing: The Canterbury Regional Transport Committee agreed to expand the strategic framework in the Canterbury Regional Land Transport Plan in regard to emissions reduction, freight, growth, and maintenance.

The monitoring framework, significance criteria and significance policy were approved by the Regional Transport Committee in June. Work is progressing on engagement, prioritisation, strategic narrative, funding and financing options, and effectiveness for Māori.

On track

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