The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration (the Minister) has the power to approve proposals to make changes to planning documents, such as Resource Management Act documents, using section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 (GCG Act).
Only strategic partners (Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury, Ngai Tahu, Selwyn District and Waimakariri District Councils), Regenerate Christchurch or the chief executive of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) can be a proponent (lead the development) of a proposal using section 71.
The GCR Act requires engagement with the other parties who are not the proponent (strategic partners, Regenerate Christchurch or the chief executive of DPMC), and for public comments to be received on any proposal.
The Minister cannot be a proponent but has the power to approve or decline any proposal.
Current Section 71 proposals
Completed Section 71 proposals