On 28 May 2015, Environment Canterbury made the decision to amend the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (CRPS) and Regional Coastal Environment Plan (RCEP).
These changes were made in accordance with Action 46 of the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) and sections 24(1)(c) and 24(3) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, to enable and support recovery and rebuilding in accordance with the LURP. The changes take legal effect from the 12 June 2015 as per the public notice.Further changes were made to the CRPS Statement of Local Authority Responsibilities, and to the Principal Reasons and Explanation to Policy 11.3.1, which have legal effect from 23 July 2015. These changes support the changes that were made to the CRPS on 12 June 2015, and were made by the Minister of Earthquake Recovery under section 27 of the CER Act.
Click here to view the public notice relating to 12 June changes (pdf 78 kB)Click here to view the public notice relating to 23 July 2015 changesClick here to view the amended CRPS provisions, effective 12 June 2015 and 23 July 2015Click here to view the appendix 5 of the CRPS, effective 12 June 2015
On 16 November 2015 the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery approved the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan (LPRP) under section 21 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011.
The LPRP provides for the repair, rebuild and reconfiguration of Lyttelton Port and the redevelopment of Dampier Bay, and establishes how transport issues and construction effects will be managed.
The LPRP directs amendments to a number of regional planning documents, including the Regional Policy Statement (RPS), to enable the Port's recovery. These amendments have been publicly notified and have legal effect from 19 November 2015.
Click here to view the amended RPS provisions, effective 19 November 2015
Click here to view the Gazette Notice relating to the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan
Click here to view the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan
Other regional plans that were amended include the Regional Coastal Environment Plan for the Canterbury Region (RCEP), the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) and the Proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan (pCARP).
Click here to view the changes to the RCEP
Click here to view the changes to the LWRP
Click here to view the changes to the pCARP
On 16 April 2016 the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery amended the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement (CRPS), the Canterbury Regional Coastal Environment Plan (RCEP) and Christchurch City Council’s district planning documents under section 27(1)(a) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (CER Act). Amendments have been made to maps which show the location of the Avon River Mouth and the Coastal Marine Area (CMA) Boundary to reflect the change in estuary dynamics as a result of land subsidence following the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence.
The CMA boundary is a jurisdictional boundary between the district and regional council. The regional and district councils both have functions landward of the CMA. However, the regional council (in conjunction with the Minister of Conservation) has the function of controlling activities that take place in the CMA. Confirmation of the appropriate jurisdictional boundary, by amending maps in the CRPS and regional and district plans, was required so that the relevant regional/district council functions can be applied to the correct locations in order to enable recovery and rebuilding.
Click here to view the amended CRPS mapClick here to view the amended RCEP map
Click here to view the public notice announcing the Minister’s decision
Click here to view information relating to amendments to Christchurch City Council district plan maps
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