The Christchurch City Council adopted its Draft Annual Plan 2008/09 and amendments to its Long Term Council Community Plan 2006–16 (LTCCP) at its meeting on 25 June 2008.
In adopting the Plan and amendments to the LTCCP, the Council has set the rates for the coming year and has committed the necessary funding for the new kerbside collection system.
Capital works totalling $256 million have been approved in the plan, up from a proposed $230.7 million reported in the draft plan. The increase is partly due to $1.1 million in Council community housing refurbishment and maintenance. The Council plans to refurbish 270 units in the 2008–09 year compared with 120 in the previous year.
The Council adoption of the Draft Annual Plan and amendments to the LTCCP follow three months of consultation, hearings and Council deliberations. There were 537 submissions on the Plan and the LTCCP and, of those, 80 submitters (individuals and organisations) were heard by the Council over a four-day period.