As our bureaucracy will ensure months/years of delay before any real rebuilding of Christchurch will start, John Key should immediately announce an international competition, open to anyone, for new ideas for the area bounded by the four avenues. It should provide areas for people to do things on an individual basis but within a new frame work. New open spaces can be incorporated. Maybe a simple tram system for transport
Let the creativity of people help define the future of Christchurch and the gateway to the South Island.
We must rebuild this area in an exciting and affordable manner that encourages people and business to want to be part of it.
There will be thousands of ideas out there so lets get them on paper and make a plan.
We need a vision of the future.
General Debate 2 September 2015
20 minutes ago