Red, Green, Orange or White

coverA common Christchurch greeting now is  “What zone are you?”
This has come about as a result of the earthquakes in Christchurch and the subsequent government efforts to restore order and a future for our battered citizens. There will be many people buying land, building, making plans, and sometimes leaving us for somewhere less shaky.

Along with your new and fabulous plans,whatever they may be, it could be time to have a think about what you would like the new face of Christchurch to look like. The Christchurch City Council has made provision for you to make your comments on the Central City Plan.

Whichever situation you find yourself in,  the staff at our libraries are always happy to assist you find the resources you need.

Robyn Drabble, New Brighton

Have your say on the Draft Central Christchurch Plan

logo for the planLight rail? Seven storey buildings? Cycleways? Markets? School choice? What does it all mean for our beautiful city? What are your thoughts on all these plans? Now is the moment to get reading thinking and commenting on the Draft Central Christchurch Plan .

There are only so many paper copies of the plan around and in the spirit of green, I decided to have a look at the plan online. There are two ways to do this – download the plan as a PDF (14.8mb) or use the online flipbook.

I chose the second option and found it a really good way to look around the plan. I was familiar with the flipbook’s page turning feature from online fashion catalogues. In the initial view the type is small but by mousing on to each page you can read the text clearly. Closing the toolbar which appears at the top of the enlarged page takes you back to the flip page format and you can easily move from there to other sections of the plan.

I also viewed it in the PDF format but my preference was for the flipbook. You can take advantage of   our libraries’ computer services to view the plan online.

Paper copies can be viewed at all our libraries and at other locations around the city like Council Service Centres and the Drop-in Centre at the Christchurch Events Village in Hagley Park.

You can request the plan on a CD or as a paper copy by called the Council Call Centre on 941 8999 or 0800800 169. To make comments you can do this electronically on the Council’s website, by email or letter or using the form enclosed with the printed Plan. The deadline for comments is Friday 16 September 2011 at 5pm.