The city of choice: Phil Mauger Christchurch City Mayor

Christchurch is fortunate to be in a strong position right now with more and more people looking to settle here.

They’re attracted by our stunning natural environment, quality affordable housing, and incredible assets like Tūranga, Taiora QEII, and the restored Town Hall.

All of these have been driven by massive investment over the past decade and, along with those visible assets, there’s been a huge amount of post-quake work completed on our core infrastructure, with countless road and pipe renewals.

Phil Mauger Mayor of Christchurch

I know there’s still plenty of work to do, but we’re looking to keep up the momentum. By supporting the basics, we’re helping to make Christchurch the city of choice for individuals and businesses.
The city’s draft Long Term Plan for 2024/34 has just been released for public consultation, and I’d love to get your feedback. Tell us what you want to keep and what you’d rather see deferred or left out. It’s proposing an average rates increase of 13.24%, but I really want to see this come down.

As a council, we have a balancing act. On the one hand, the task is keeping costs down because we’re all operating in a tough environment right now.

On the other hand, it is to keep delivering the core services you have already told us that you want; services such as the kerbside three-bin collection, drinking and wastewater, good roads and footpaths, pools, libraries, and community parks.

None of our decisions are set in stone, so please, take a moment and tell us what matters most to you as we plan for the decade to come.

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