Christchurch City Council is calling for feedback on noise in the Central City, with an invitation extended to all Central City residents, businesses, and property owners as well as the wider Christchurch community to have their say on noise expectations.
Gathering the thoughts of the community about current noise levels will help staff better understand the issues and inform what supporting, non-regulatory initiatives can be provided. Feedback from the surveys will also help inform future changes to the Christchurch District Plan.
Council staff are beginning work to review how the District Plan manages the effects of different activities in a mixed-use environment, including the locations of Central City entertainment precincts, noise limits and insulation requirements. The current District Plan was created after the earthquakes when the city looked a lot different to what it does today, and it’s acknowledged that it’s no longer fit for purpose for some areas.
We encourage as many residents and businesses as possible to complete the survey on the Council’s Let’s Talk website before the consultation closes on 2 October 2023.