Updated March 13, 2012
Draft Lyttelton Master Plan
A summary of all 197 submissions received on the Draft Lyttelton Master Plan is now available.
A hard copy may be viewed at the Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre (65 London St) and Lyttelton Service Centre (18 Canterbury St).
It may also be viewed/download here...
The summary of submissions is just that - a summary of the public's response to the Draft Lyttelton Master Plan. It does not include what Council staff think should be done in respect to that response.
A summary of submissions will be appended to the report from Council staff to the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board and the Council on 17 April and 3 May 2012 respectively. This report will contain the recommendations from Council staff regarding the hearing of submissions and, should the Council decide not to hear submissions, how the Draft Lyttelton Master Plan should be amended before being adopted by the Council.
Port Hills Update - February 9, 2012
This update includes information provided by Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority representatives at street meetings held since early December.
The meetings were organised to speak directly to residents of homes that had been issued notices prohibiting entry about the specific geotechnical hazards in their areas.
- Ground truthing by geotechnical engineers of GNS life-risk and rock fall reports are expected to be completed by the end of March 2012.
- Further reports on cliff collapse and landslip expected to be completed by GNS at the end of February.
- Area-wide land zoning decisions are made by the Government with advice from CERA.
- Rezoning of remaining white zones remains a high priority for CERA and decisions will be made as soon as possible.
Section 124 Notices
- The Christchurch City Council is responsible for the issue of section 124 notices prohibiting entry to homes because of the danger from geotechnical hazards such as rock fall.
- Once policies are developed and ground-truthing completed, Section 124 properties will be advised of the status of their properties.
- The three main options are: no reoccupation possible; remove Section 124 and re-occupy; re-occupy if remediation or other measures are implemented.
Questions and Answers
Can CERA provide a definite timeline for decisions on zoning?
There are a number of complex geotechnical issues that need to be considered in the Port Hills area. CERA is unable to put an exact timeframe on when decision will be reached but is working hard to get some certainty for residents as quickly as possible.
How will we be informed of decisions about our property?
If your property has been re-zoned, you will be sent a letter by CERA. The Council will keep residents of homes that have received section 124 notices prohibiting entry up to date on the status of their home.
How many Port Hills properties have Section 124 notices?
Currently almost 524 properties have s124 notices because of rock fall, cliff collapse and landslide hazards.
When can our Section 124 notice be lifted?
The notices have generally been applied for safety reasons, specifically life-risk hazard. There is no mechanism to sign away an s124 unless advice is received from geotechs that the hazard has been removed or reduced to an accepted level. Geotechs are using the GNS reports to reassess all sites and consideration for removal of s124 will only occur once this work has been done for a site.
What is happening with retaining walls?
Retaining walls are being reviewed in conjunction with EQC and SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team).
If you are looking for a builder, drainlayer, electrician, glazier, painter/plasterer or other tradespeople, please check our Business Directory
Fletchers EQR Lyttelton Hub
- 41 Winchester St. Ph 341 9956
- Services available include EQC, EQR and Work and Income
Earthquake Updates from the Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre
Environment Canterbury and CCC Updates
Recovery Canterbury - business recovery information