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Submissions: Have your say for a healthy greater Christchurch

Wednesday, May 5, 2021   Posted in: Healthy Christchurch Notices By: Administrator With tags: planning, community engagement, law, policy, consultation, legislation, submissions

Submissions are an effective way for communities to have their voice heard when local and central government are considering proposals which affect where we live, work and play.

Below are a number of consultations which are now open for comment. This list is not exhaustive, as there are many government and other agencies which consult on a regular basis. New items added or changes since last week have been highlighted in bold.

Please contact the Community and Public Health Submissions Coordinators if you become aware of other consultations that would be of interest to Waka Toa Ora signatories (submissions[at] It can then be included in the next bulletin.

Christchurch City Council consultations

  • HMNZS Steadfast draft landscape plan - closes Monday 10th May 2021.
  • Changes to the South New Brighton Reserves Management Plan - closes Wednesday 12th May 2021.
  • Proposed Plan Change 8: Papakāinga/ Kāinga Nohoanga Zone - closes Thursday 13th May 2021.
  • Future of the high performance facility at Jellie Park - closes Thursday 13th May 2021.
  • Representation Review Initial proposal 2021 - closes Sunday 16th May 2021.
  • Selwyn Street area speed review - closes Monday 17th May 2021.
  • Elmwood Park Bowling Club clubroom rebuild and green lease - closes Monday 31st May 2021.
  • Cranford Street bus lane trial - closes Tuesday 1st June 2021.
  • Ferry Road cycleway trial - closes Monday 31st January 2022.

Waimakariri District Council consultations

  • Good Street improvements - closes Sunday 9th May 2021.

Ministry of Health consultations

  • National guidelines for newborn pulse oximetry screening – closes Friday 28th May 2021.
  • Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan - closes Monday 31st May 2021.

Ministry of Education consultations

  • Te oranga me te haumaru ākonga: Wellbeing and safety for tertiary and international learners - closes Friday 21st May 2021 (Ministry of Education).
  • More Choices, More Voices: Rethinking school board elections - closes Wednesday 16th June 2021.
  • Proposed changes to the priority categories for school enrolment schemes - closes Wednesday 16th June 2021.
  • Proposed changes to how Compulsory Student Services Fees are regulated - closes Wednesday 16th June 2021.
  • Enabling National Student Numbers to be used to support workplace-based learning - closes Wednesday 16th June 2021.
  • Proposed changes to NZQA cancellation of PTE registration for immigration breaches - closes Wednesday 16th June 2021.
  • Proposed changes to amend the Education Review Office’s mandate - closes Wednesday 16th June 2021.
  • Proposed changes for Police vetting of non-teaching and unregistered employees - closes Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Select Committee consultations

  • Social Security (Subsequent Child Policy Removal) Amendment Bill  - closes Wednesday 19th May 2021.
  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Bill - closes Wednesday 19th May 2021.
  • Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Bill - closes Wednesday 26th May 2021.
  • Incorporated Societies Bill - closes Friday 28th May 2021.
  • Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill - closes Friday 28th May 2021.

Find out about other Select Committee consultations that are currently open with various closing dates.

Other Government consultations

Find out about other open NZ Government consultations.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch