The Green Party has a plan for a fairer, smarter and more democratic rebuild, with a focus on smart transport solutions, restoring local democracy, and keeping Christchurch’s assets.
Our vision for Christchurch is for a liveable, accessible city with a sense of identity and strong, connected communities.
For a greener, fairer, smarter and more democratic Canterbury rebuild, the Green Party will:
Prioritise smarter transport solutions to get Christchurch moving again
We will establish Canterbury Transport - a single body responsible for transport strategy, planning and delivery across Greater Christchurch, as well as accelerating investment in safe cycling and improving public transport
Work in genuine partnership with the Christchurch City Council, Ngāi Tahu and the community to put Christchurch first
We will remove any pressure on the Council to sell strategic assets by delaying some of the anchor projects and instead prioritise the rebuild of suburban facilities
Restore local democracy
We will restore regional democracy, remove CERA’s emergency powers, and return power to the City Council.
Green the rebuild with a commitment to green spaces and climate change resilience
We will progress the Avon-Otakaro River Park and work with local councils to ensure that climate resilience is incorporated into the rebuild.
Recent news about Greener Christchurch
The Green Party has today announced its plan for a fairer, smarter and more democratic Canterbury rebuild, with a focus on smart transport solutions, restoring local democracy, and keeping Christchurch's assets. More
National Government announced that Plenary Conventions New Zealand, has been selected as the preferred development consortium to build the Convention Centre. Plenary Group specialises in private public partnerships More
Christchurch City Council should not be forced into selling its strategic assets, the Green Party said today. More
The Green Party is very pleased to support the bill because it updates and modernises the governance arrangements for the trust, and it consolidates the trust's administration. It includes provisions that will provide for the appointment of a skills-based board and it provides a much more secure future for the arts centre. More
Eugenie Sage deplores the slow progress the EQC has made in settling claims, completing repairs and the missed opportunity to work with Housing New Zealand to build more homes following the Canterbury Earthquakes. More
The Government must take responsibility for the uncertainty around potential asbestos contamination in Christchurch and reassure residents by testing the potentially affected homes, the Green Party said today. More
The Green Party opposes this Bill because of the potential to undermine local government and democracy and because it narrows the definition of community infrastructure and that will prevent development contributions being used to fund quite basic and quite essential community facilities like swimming pools, museums, reserves, and other recreational facilities. More
Environment Canterbury's Metro plan aims to make it easier to move around Christchurch by bus. We have some ideas on how public transport in Christchurch can be improved. Read our guide and make a quick submission by 16th June 2014. More
The Green Party will make a $60 million investment in warming up Christchurch homes to build Christchurch back smarter, the Green Party announced today.
The Green Party's Warm Up Christchurch policy will: More
The Green Party will make a $327 million investment in warming up New Zealand homes, including a special fund of $25 million for Christchurch homes to be built back smarter and warmer, the Green Party announced today.
The Warm Up Christchurch policy will: More
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is ignoring the facts by denying that the Christchurch earthquakes have exacerbated flooding, Green Party Christchurch spokesperson Eugenie Sage said today. More
Today's independent audit of Christchurch City Council's finances confirms the Green Party's calls for the Government to renegotiate the earthquake rebuild cost-sharing agreement with the Council, the Green Party said today.
The Green Party is calling on Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee to explain his Government's failure to help flooded residents in Christchurch. More
The Green Party is calling on Housing New Zealand to revisit its decision to evict an essential community organisation in Christchurch with only eight weeks notice. More
The Green Party is calling on the Government to investigate the option of offering to purchase the houses of Christchurch residents affected by persistent flooding, and is saying it would require planning for climate change to be included in the rebuild. More