Sport & recreation  |  12 Nov 2019

The public have more time to make written comments on a proposal to use post-earthquake legislation to fast-track changes to the District Plan rules governing the use of Hagley Oval.

The opportunity for making written comments on the Hagley Oval proposal, submitted under Section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act, has been extended from Wednesday 20 November to 5pm, Monday, 2 December 2019.

The Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Poto Williams, has extended the written comment period after it was brought to her attention that supporting technical information referred to in the Proposal was not publicly available.

The supporting information is now available on the website of Regenerate Christchurch, which developed the proposal, on behalf of the Canterbury Cricket Trust.

It is not expected that extending the written comment period will affect Minister Williams’ ability to make a timely decision.

People who have already made their written comment can amend or update their comment, should they wish to, in light of the additional information by emailing the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet or by writing to:

Freepost Authority GCG
Section 71 Proposal: Hagley Oval
Freepost GCG
Greater Christchurch Group
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Private Bag 4999

Printed copies of the supporting technical information will be available for viewing at Christchurch City Council service centres and libraries, and the main office of Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils from Monday 18 November 2019 during normal business hours.