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Media statement

Deadline for written comments extended - Hagley Oval

The opportunity for making written comments on the Hagley Oval section 71 Proposal has been extended from 5pm, Wednesday, 20 November to 5pm, Monday, 2 December 2019.

The Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Poto Williams, has extended the written comment period after it was brought to her attention that supporting technical information referred to in the Proposal was not publicly available.

The supporting information is now available on the website of Regenerate Christchurch, which developed the Proposal:

It remains important that anyone interested in this proposal makes a written comment.

The period has been extended from November 20, 2019 to December 2, 2019.

It is not expected that extending the written comment period will affect Minister Williams' ability to make a timely decision.

Anyone can make a written comment, which now must be received by 5pm, Monday, 2 December 2019.

People who have already made their written comment can amend or update their comment, should they wish to, in light of the additional information by emailing the Department of the Prime Minister and or by writing to:

Freepost Authority GCG
Section 71 Proposal: Hagley Oval
Freepost GCG
Greater Christchurch Group
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Private Bag 4999

Printed copies of the supporting technical information will be available for viewing at Christchurch City Council service centres and libraries, and the main office of Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils from Monday, 18 November 2019 during normal business hours.


  • The Proposal was developed by Regenerate Christchurch on behalf of the Canterbury Cricket Trust.
  • The Trust leases the land in Hagley Park, which Hagley Oval occupies, from the Christchurch City Council.
  • The Proposal asks the Associate Minister to use her powers under section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 to make the amendments to the Christchurch District Plan to set standards for the operation and use of Hagley Oval.
  • The proposed changes to the rules in the District Plan would replace the need for the Canterbury Cricket Trust to make any future resource consent applications relating to these proposed standards for operation and structures.
  • The Trust's current 2013 resource consent allows for four retractable lighting poles.
  • The proposed changes to the District Plan would permit six permanent floodlighting poles and structures which would meet international broadcasting standards. This would enable the Trust to bid for and host international 'top tier' cricket matches including the Women's Crickets World Cup 2020.
  • It also seeks other changes, including increasing the number of permitted match days compared to the resource consent.
  • The Proposal can be viewed and written comments made online at:
  • The Proposal can also be viewed, and written comment forms are available, at Christchurch City Council service centres and libraries, and the main office of Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils.
  • In addition to the section 71 process, in order to install permanent floodlights the Canterbury Cricket Trust also requires a new lease with Christchurch City Council – for more information visit:



Last updated: 
Monday, 11 November 2019

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