Different types of plans have been used to address the needs and requirements of greater Christchurch at different phases following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. The current regeneration phase comes after the recovery phase, which was a period of about 5 years after the earthquakes.
Regeneration plans were intended to support:
- a focused and expedited regeneration process
- the ongoing planning and regeneration of greater Christchurch
- community input on regeneration proposals
- local leadership
- the Crown to efficiently and effectively manage, hold, and dispose of land acquired by the Crown because of the earthquakes.
Regeneration includes rebuilding, urban renewal and development, and restoration and enhancement.
Regeneration plans could be proposed and developed by any of the following:
- a strategic partner: Environment Canterbury (Canterbury Regional Council), Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
- Regenerate Christchurch
- the Chief Executive of DPMC.
Regeneration plans were approved by the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration through the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016.
The following regeneration plans have been approved:
Recovery plans were developed to assist the planning in specific areas of greater Christchurch affected by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. They helped to provide certainty for residents, communities, and businesses.
Recovery plans were approved under section 21(2) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011. The following recovery plans continue to have legal effect under the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016.