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Christchurch Economic Ambition

Ōtautahi Christchurch

Our Economic Ambition

Ōtautahi Christchurch is ambitious. We want to grow our economy in ways that are good for business, people and the planet.  

We want a future for us, and our next generations, that’s based on a regenerative economy – where more carbon is eliminated than produced and there’s a focus on reusing, repairing and repurposing materials, rather than ‘taking, making and disposing’ of them.

ChristchurchNZ developed the Christchurch Economic Ambition on behalf of its shareholder, Christchurch City Council. We talked with and listened to a wide range of businesses and organisations. We looked at the evidence pointing to the benefits and importance of changing how our economy operates to address global, national and local challenges such as climate change and realise opportunities based on our local strengths.

As Aotearoa’s second largest city, with a breadth of industry, business and infrastructure assets, we are in a strong position to lead the way towards a prosperous, healthy future for everyone.

Achieving our ambition will take all of us and be a multi-generational journey. Read the Ambition to find out more about how you can contribute to our future economic growth in a way that benefits all people and this beautiful place we call home.