Conservation plan

This conservation plan is a non-statutory document commissioned to provide initial detailed information to Council staff involved in the care and management of heritage features in the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park.

It is a snapshot of the situation applying at the time of preparation, affected in no small way by the effects of the earthquakes. The plan is not intended to be a definitive or full account of the heritage in these places, nor the final word on conservation measures needed to be taken. 

It does not constitute any commitment on the Council.  Instead, it will serve as a resource at the time the two statutory management plans are reviewed, by informing that work. The three volumes of the plan, broken down into accessible downloadable sections, are included below for general public information.

About the plan

This plan was commissioned in 2010 by the City Environment Group of the Christchurch City Council to implement Project 5 of the Hagley Park/Botanic Gardens Master Plan 2007 to prepare a heritage conservation plan for both Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

The purpose of the conservation plan is to ensure that the heritage values of these places are properly accounted for in the management, use and development of the said places.

The conservation plan will inform future review of the Hagley Park Management Plan and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Management Plan.