Consultation - Christchurch City Council is considering changing the way it provides social housing in Christchurch

Consultation - CCC changing the way it provides social housing in the city

Christchurch City Council is considering changing the way it provides social housing in its district.

You can access further information, including the full Statement of Proposal at

The Council wants to know what its City Housing tenants, stakeholders and the Christchurch community think about the proposal, with consultation open from 21 May, 2014, until Thursday, 26 June 2014. Anyone who is interested can make a written submission.

At its meeting on 27 February, 2014, the Council resolved to seek the community's views on the role of Christchurch City Council in the provision of social housing in its district.

A Statement of Proposal was adopted by the full Council on 12 May, 2014, and is now out for public consultation.

The objective of the Council's proposal for the provision of social housing in Christchurch & Banks Peninsula is to:

*       Have more flexibility in the future ownership, management and development of the Council's own social housing portfolio

*       Ensure that the portfolio has a financially viable and sustainable future

*       Maintain the capacity to provide the current number of social housing units in the Council's portfolio and to act as a catalyst for the provision of at least 1,000 additional units in the city.



Submissions on the Council's proposals may be made to the Council from Wednesday, 21 May 2014, to no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, 26 June 2014.

Submissions may be sent either:

*       Through the Council's website:
      * By email: housingsubmission [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz<mailto:housingsubmission [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz>, or
      * By completing the submission form, or any other written form, and posting to:

            Freepost 178 (no stamp required)
            Social Housing Proposal
            Christchurch City Council
            PO Box 73016
            Christchurch 8154

Any person who makes a submission will have the opportunity to be heard by the Council, but must make that request in their submission. The submitter's name, address and contact telephone number must be included on the first page. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Hearings will be held during July 2014. Submitters who have asked to be heard will be advised of the dates available.

We are legally required to make all written or electronic submissions available to the public and to Councillors, including the name and address of the submitter, subject to the provisions of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. If you consider there to be compelling reasons why your contact details and/ or submission should be kept confidential, you should contact the Council's Hearings Team Leader, Megan Pearce, by phoning (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.

Copies of the consultation documents, including the Summary of Information and Statement of Proposal, are available:

*       Through the "Have Your Say" web page:
      * At Council libraries and service centres
      * By phoning the Council on (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169

If you would like further information on the Council's proposal, please email housing [at] ccc [dot] govt [dot] nz

Social Housing Consultation Meeting Dates.pdf64.03 KB
Social Housing SCP - Summary of Information Booklet - WEB - FINAL (2).PDF338.67 KB

Contact Details

Tenants Protection Association (ChCh) Inc
Te Tōpū Tiaki-ā-Kainoho
Room 3, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011
Ph.(03) 379-2297

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