|What the 2050 survey results reveal |
Over the past few weeks we’ve been asking people to share their priorities and concerns for Greater Christchurch in 2050. Here is a snapshot of the results and next steps for developing a vision and plan for the next 30 years.
People want Greater Christchurch to be sustainable, green, safe and affordable – a place where it’s easy to get around using public transport, walking or cycling, and where nature is protected and respected.
Those who responded were most concerned about not enough being done to offset the impacts of climate change, that we will have pollution and waste management issues, that traffic congestion will be worse, that our natural ecosystems and indigenous biodiversity will be threatened, and that there will be a lack of affordable and quality housing options.
How do you want Greater Christchurch to be in 2050?
– Sustainable (56% of respondents)
– Green (42%)
– Safe (38%)
– Affordable (32%).
What people would most like for Greater Christchurch in 2050
The top five responses:
– Public transport, walking and cycling are easy and affordable (53%)
– Nature, including waterbodies are protected and respected (48%)
– There is a lot of green space and trees (46%)
– People feel safe (45%)
– Waste is minimised, with good options to reuse and recycle (43%)
What are the main issues for Greater Christchurch and its people in 2050?
The top five responses:
– We are not doing enough to offset the impacts of climate change (57%)
– There will be pollution and waste management issues (56%)
– Traffic congestion will be worse (50%)
– We are losing our natural ecosystems and indigenous biodiversity (47%)
– There will be a lack of affordable and quality housing options (47%)
You can see a more detailed breakdown of the survey results on our website.
What happens next?
This week we’ve been holding workshops across three themes (Our Natural Environment, Our Society, Our Economy) to further delve into what the survey results tell us.
The purpose of the workshops is to define the 30-year wellbeing aspiration for Greater Christchurch – our people and place: What should the aspiration be? How will we know when we get there? What do we need to do to achieve these aspirations? Once the workshops are complete, we’ll develop a draft vision, outcomes and potential initiatives. Then, in the first half of next year, we’ll develop the plan in more detail, including the collective actions to achieve the outcomes.