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).
On 22 July 2019, Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, delegated responsibility for section 71 proposals to Hon Poto Williams, the Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, including the power to approve or decline any proposal.
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. Ministers cannot be a proponent.
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.
Current Section 71 proposals
Completed Section 71 proposals
- Hagley Oval
- Residential Unit Overlay District Plan Changes
- Yaldhurst Recreation and Sports Facility
- Redcliffs School relocation
- Lyttelton Commercial Zone Parking