The Council’s role is to make sure the recovery plan integrates well with Council-led projects such as the Master Plan for Lyttelton’s town centre, and statutory process, such as the District Plan Review.

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan Working Party

The Council’s role is to make sure the recovery plan integrates well with Council-led projects such as the Master Plan for Lyttelton’s town centre, and statutory process, such as the District Plan Review. The Council will work closely with the Lyttelton Port Company and Environment Canterbury on the development of the draft recovery plan. 

To help steer the Council through the development of the draft recovery plan an internal Council working party comprising of relevant Councillors and Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board representatives has been establihed. The working party will report back to the Council via the Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole as necessary throughout the preparation of the recovery plan.

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan Working Party membership

Andrew Turner, Banks Peninsula ward Councillor and Chair of the Working Party
Paula Smith, Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board Chair
Councillor Jimmy Chen, Riccarton-Wigam ward, deputy chair Environmental Committee
Councillor Paul Lonsdale, Hagley-Ferrymead ward, deputy chair Strategy and Planning Committee
Christine Wilson, Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board member


The Working Party will advocate to make sure the potential impacts on the town centre, harbour and local Iwi are considered in recovery planning. Therefore, the community are encouraged to get involved in conversations about the Port’s recovery. This is a once in a life time opportunity to work together on an extensive and important project.

The Working Party will advocate to make sure the potential impacts on the town centre, harbour and local Iwi are considered in recovery planning. Therefore, the community are encouraged to get involved in conversations about the Port’s recovery.

If you have any questions about the Working Party please contact Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board Adviser, Liz Beaven on 941 5602, or email:

To view the Port Lyttelton Plan, please visit http://www.portlytteltonplan.co.nz/ (external link)

More information about the Recovery Plan (external link) approved and released by the Minister on 19 November 2015.