Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board

Coastal Subdivision
The Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board represents your local community and advocates to Christchurch City Council about local issues, including public transport and facilities such as libraries and parks. The board is made up of nine members: six members elected by voters, including two members from your area, and three councillors from the Christchurch City council. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

  • Ensure that our community is adapting to climate change.

    Commit to to our community having zero net greenhouse emissions by 2045.

    Ensure that earthquake-damaged infrastructure continues to be replaced or repaired and strengthened.

  • Walk the talk. If the Council are serious about having declared a climate emergency they must in all situations hold this in decision making.

    Resolve confusion over emergency responses. Have clear systems in place to manage all kinds of events and convey this to communities.

    Complete earthquake repairs! The Coastal Ward has been waiting far too long for this to happen.

  • Advocate for our Coastal Ward residents through working with the Coastal Hazards Adaptation Panel to achieve desired outcomes for them.

    Continue to work on our community emergency action plans to ensure preparedness in event of flooding, fires, tsunamis or more earthquakes.

    Reducing emissions isn't going to stop climate change so we need to prepare and future proof our infrastructure, especially stormwater.

  • Ensure that we make decisions with climate change mitigation at the forefront, ensuring projects are done right, the first time.

    It's time we repair our damaged roads, footpaths and streets to an appropriate standard to mitigate the effects of flooding and disasters.

    Promote and investigate an accessible, affordable, and reliable mass rapid transit system.

  • Ensure that our community is adapting to climate change.

    Commit to to our community having zero net greenhouse emissions by 2045.

    Ensure that earthquake-damaged infrastructure continues to be replaced or repaired and strengthened.

  • Walk the talk. If the Council are serious about having declared a climate emergency they must in all situations hold this in decision making.

    Resolve confusion over emergency responses. Have clear systems in place to manage all kinds of events and convey this to communities.

    Complete earthquake repairs! The Coastal Ward has been waiting far too long for this to happen.

  • Advocate for our Coastal Ward residents through working with the Coastal Hazards Adaptation Panel to achieve desired outcomes for them.

    Continue to work on our community emergency action plans to ensure preparedness in event of flooding, fires, tsunamis or more earthquakes.

    Reducing emissions isn't going to stop climate change so we need to prepare and future proof our infrastructure, especially stormwater.

  • Ensure that we make decisions with climate change mitigation at the forefront, ensuring projects are done right, the first time.

    It's time we repair our damaged roads, footpaths and streets to an appropriate standard to mitigate the effects of flooding and disasters.

    Promote and investigate an accessible, affordable, and reliable mass rapid transit system.