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22 May 2013

22 May - Sumner Village Centre Draft Master Plan to proceed to the next stage.

22 May 2013 Update

The Draft Master Plan for the recovery and rebuilding of Sumner’s Village Centre is one step closer to final sign-off by Christchurch City Council after today’s Council decision that hearings will not be necessary for submissions received from the public consultation.

The Council supports the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board’s recommendation that it is comfortable with the level of community involvement in the development of the Draft Master Plan and the support given by the Sumner community to the Draft Master Plan during the public consultation process.

Joint Advisory Group (JAG*) Chairman David Cox says, “Another milestone has been reached for the Sumner community, with the decision not to hold hearings. This signals a vote of confidence in the community-led master planning process and in the Plan itself. I am immensely proud of the Sumner community who have worked alongside Council staff to develop the Plan.

“Community leaders, property and business owners and local residents have been instrumental in developing the Plan, and have provided invaluable feedback through the master planning process. This feedback has been used to identify amendments to the Plan that will ensure positive outcomes and help build investor and community confidence in Sumner’s Village Centre,” he says.

Mayor Bob Parker says, “I am particularly impressed with the leadership the JAG has shown as they steered the Council staff project team and the community through the master planning process. They have spent more than 15 months of their time to help develop this Plan – this is inspiring commitment from our community leaders, and I sincerely thank them on behalf of the wider community."

City Planning Unit Manager Brigitte de Ronde says, “The decision reflects a high level of community support for the Plan. It will enable Council staff to make amendments to the Plans in line with public submissions and staff suggestions. This will allow a swift turn around for getting this Master Plan back before the Council for final sign-off.”

The Draft Master Plan was available for public comment from the 8 November to 12 December 2012. The Draft Master Plan received 205 submissions with 34 of these submitters indicating they wanted to be heard if the opportunity was provided.

* The JAG provides guidance and support to the community-led master planning process for Sumner Village Centre. The JAG is made up of two representatives from the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board, six community representatives from Sumner Residents’ Association, the Sumner Urban Design Team, the Sumner Community Centre, and the Sumner Business Association, as well as two Christchurch City Council staff. The JAG provides a channel of communication between the project team and the wider community and contributes advice and local knowledge to the master planning project.

11 Oct 2012 Update

Council approves Sumner’s Draft Master Plan for public comment.  See Suburban Centres Programme to view the Draft Sumner Village Centre Master Plan.  Public consultation will take place over 35 days (08 November to 12 December). The two public drop-in sessions scheduled for 21 and 24 November intend to give people the opportunity to come and discuss the Draft Master Plan directly with staff, to ask questions, and to lodge a submission in person. The drop-in sessions are not the only chance for people to make a submission.

Christchurch City Council today approved the Draft Sumner Village Centre Master Plan to go to the community for comment. The Plan has been prepared to support the recovery and rebuild of Sumner’s Village Centre in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.

The Plan will be available from Thursday, 8 November in all the Council’s open service centres and libraries. The final date for written comments is 5pm on Wednesday, 12 December 2012.

Joint Advisory Group (JAG*) Chairman David Cox says that information and local knowledge gathered from community leaders, land and business owners, local residents and the Council have been the key drivers for the Plan.

“The JAG is very proud and most appreciative of the voluntary work put into this community-led Plan. It’s strength is that it will progressively deliver a Village Centre that is inspired by its coastal location, proud history and enthusiastic local people.

“It will not be quick, but it will be good. We now want to hear from the community to find out if the Plan delivers the things they want for their Village Centre,” he says.

Mayor Bob Parker says this is the only community-led master plan in the Council’s Suburban Centres Programme. The community and the Council can be proud of the work they have done in getting this Plan out for public comment. 

“The Joint Advisory Group, in partnership with the Council, has facilitated a collaborative approach to the project, enabling the community’s voice to really come through in the Plan’s vision and actions. This Plan is all about creating a liveable, prosperous and vibrant heart for Sumner’s Village Centre and I urge people to comment,” he says.

The Council is holding drop-in sessions where people can view the Draft Master Plan, discuss its content with Council staff and make submissions.

Sumner Village Centre Master Plan drop-in sessions:

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 3.30pm–6.30pm

Saturday, 24 November 2012, 10.30am–2.00pm

Old Sumner School Hall, 18–28 Wiggins Street, Sumner.

To view the interim Draft Sumner Village Master Plan as presented to the Council:   http://www1.ccc.govt.nz/Council/agendas/2012/October/HagleyFerrymead3rd/Clause08Attachment01SumnerVillageMasterPlanDraft.pdf

For more information visit: www.ccc.govt.nz/suburbancentres

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* The JAG provides guidance and support to the community-led master planning process for Sumner Village Centre. The JAG is made up of two representatives from the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board, six community representatives from Sumner Residents’ Association, the Sumner Urban Design Team, the Sumner Community Centre, and the Sumner Business Association, as well as two Christchurch City Council staff. The JAG provides a channel of communication between the project team and the wider community and contributes advice and local knowledge to the master planning project.

10 Oct 2012 Update

The Sumner Draft Master Plan will be available to the public for consultation from 08 November to 5pm on 12 December 2012.   There will be two drop-in sessions held in Sumner during November and further public consultation taking place over 35 days.  Go to www.ccc.govt.nz/suburbancentres for more information.

Nov 2011 Update

The Christchurch City Council has begun a process to rebuild quake-affected Christchurch suburban commercial centres, with the Lyttelton and Sydenham centres to act as pilot redevelopment projects.

Community Board members were briefed on the Suburban Centres Programme last night, ahead of a community involvement process to support the regeneration of severely damaged centres. 

Christchurch City Council Strategy Support Manager Richard Ball says initial scoping work on the suburban centre rebuild has started, and an expert urban design team has been brought in to help with the process. 

The Suburban Centres Programme will feature two streams of work; one stream will see the development of ‘master plans’ for some of the worst affected suburbs, and the other stream will see the appointment of ‘case managers’ to other affected suburban hubs that may require assistance with planning their rebuild. 

“We need to support the recovery of our suburban hubs after the February 22 earthquake,” Mr Ball says. “The first two centres to have plans developed will be Lyttelton and Sydenham. The reasons for their priority are three-fold: the extent of the earthquake damage demands it, the size and configuration of the centre, and the planning and revitalisation work which had already been done prior to the February earthquake.” 

Mr Ball said while Lyttelton and Sydenham were the first two suburban centres to start the rebuild process, other centres would follow.  “These two suburbs will act as pilot projects. The support we are able to give to each centre will depend on the nature and scale of the issues and the resources we have available. It is not ‘one-size-fits-all’.   “We want the community, business sector and residents to be a part of the process and have their say. Engaging with those groups will be vital to the successful rebuild of the affected suburbs.” 

Mayor Bob Parker said the launch of the Suburban Centres Programme was an important milestone for the city.  “The damage to suburban centres means communities have lost their focal point. We have to look at this as an opportunity to bring our communities back together.  The Council is working hard to get this process underway and I urge everyone to get involved and be a part of shaping your community.”   A timeline around this project, including the extent of assistance able to be provided is being developed. 

For further information on the project contact: suburbancentres@ccc.govt.nz

Or visit: http://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/policiesreportsstrategies/SuburbanCentresProgramme.aspx