Pursuant to section 38 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016, the Associate Minister of Finance who has responsibility for greater Christchurch regeneration matters has exercised her powers to approve the Proposal to amend the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan to:
- strengthen policy direction in respect of noise effects from the Stadium (now known as the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena or CMUA);
- add conditions to the designation for the CMUA relating to the management and mitigation of noise from the CMUA, and in particular concert noise; and
- extend the current rule for acoustic insulation of new buildings for “sensitive activities” to additional areas of the Central City, and increase the standard of insulation that applies, to improve the amenity of Central City residents living near the CMUA.
The Amendments will be incorporated into the Christchurch District Plan in accordance with section 61 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016.
The date on which the exercise of the power takes effect is on 20 January 2022.
More information, including the full proposal, can be viewed at https://dpmc.govt.nz/christchurch-central-recovery-plan.
Dated this 14th day of December 2021.
Hon Dr MEGAN WOODS, Associate Minister of Finance.