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Natural environment recovery options for Sumner

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Public Consultation on the Proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015

Resource Consent Application: Skate Park - 147R Esplanade



New website for Sumner

The Sumner Community Residents Assocaiton has launched a new website http://www.sumnerhub.nz/.  A one-stop shop for EVERYTHING in Sumner, noticeboard, directory. weather, what’s on, buy/sell/lost cat/ real estate/ babysitting…you name it. Sign up to received e-News updates


The SCRA Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, at 7.30pm at the Sumner Fire Station, 4 Wiggins Street.

Sumner Library and Community Facility Rebuild

The rebuild of the new Sumner Library and Community Facility has reached a major milestone with the appointment of a lead consultant on 7 August to undertake detailed design work.

Christchurch project management firm The Building Intelligence Group has been awarded the contract and will partner with Athfield Architects Limited to undertake the next stage of the design process, called developed and detailed design, for the rebuild of the community facility and library. They will also see the project through to the end of construction.

The Building Intelligence Group and Athfield Architects Limited have worked individually or collaboratively on a number of well-known local projects, including the Cave Rock Apartments, the refurbishment of Eastgate Mall, the former Tuam Street Library and St Margaret's College Gym/Chapel. They also worked on the new Devonport Library on Auckland's North Shore.

A concept design for the rebuild on Wakefield Avenue, which is the first phase of the design process, was completed last year. The concept design sets out a proposed floor plan for the new facility, which will incorporate a library, community centre and museum. The concept design sees accessible parking, the library, community office, display area and pocket park on the ground floor with the rest of the community functions, hall, kitchen and museum space on the first floor.

Sumner residents had the opportunity to provide feedback on the concept design in November last year. A Joint Working Group, comprising a number of Sumner residents, has also had input and had sign off on the final concept design since it was set up last year.

Council Unit Manager Community Facilities Rebuild Darren Moses says the Council has valued the input from residents so far. "We know Sumner residents have greatly missed their community centre and library since they were lost in the February 2011 earthquake. We've made changes to the initial concept design based on residents' feedback as it's important this new facility meets their needs. We're looking forward to continuing to work closely with the community as we progress the next phase of design work and can’t wait to break ground on the site next year."

Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in mid-2016 and be completed in mid-2017.

Contact Matt Cummins, Senior Project Manager, Community Facilities Rebuild Unit, Christchurch City Council on 03 941 8236 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Christchurch District Plan

The proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan Stage three proposals were notified on Saturday 25 July 2015; submissions are open from Saturday 23 July until Friday 4 September.
Topics in Stage three include:

·        Natural Hazards
·        Natural and Cultural Heritage
·        Coastal
·        Central City
·        London Street/Stanmore Road zone change
·        Specific Purpose (Burwood Landfill and Resource Recovery Park) Zone
·        Specific Purpose (Flat Land Recovery) Zone

Information on the Proposals, including information sheets are available on the website:  http://proposeddistrictplan.ccc.govt.nz/PropertySearch/ContentContainer.html?page=gotaquestion

If you have any queries about the District Plan Review content or process or need assistance using the online plan, please contact the Council call centre on 941 8999 or you can email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Coastal Hazzards Links

Make a complaint or enquiry online

If you have a complaint or issue you would like to raise with the council like dog poo on pavement/sand, lack of rubbish bins, clogged up drains, flooding, etc. 

  1. Via CCC website Link to online form
  2. Via new app called Snap Send Solve.  Note CCC have subscribed to this platform so its does work here in NZ as well.

Roadworks from Lyttelton over to Sumner

Sumner Rd

To be kept up to date for any developments on the re-open of Sumner Rd (between Sumner and Lyttelton), please email your details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a subject header "Sumner Road updates".

Wakefield Ave


Clifton Bay corner


Main Rd (Shag Rock Reserve)


Shag Rock corner



Tara King
Consultation Leader
Public Information and Participation
Christchurch City Counil
DDI: 03 941 5938
Mobile: 027 208 3235
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Framed Postcards 

For sale - make an offer!.  View at the Sumner Hub Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm.



Click here to see who the winners of the Photographic competition

Sponsor this photo onto a canvas to go on a wakefield shipping container.· More info


New community Brochures

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Sport & Recreation


Health & Wellbeing

Built Environment

Your community, Your association, Your say

The Sumner Community Residents’ Association (SCRA) is an incorporated society that works voluntarily to represent the interests of the Sumner community. Membership is open to anyone living, working or owning property in the Sumner, Sumnervale, Clifton, Richmond, Scarborough, and Taylors Mistake areas.· Interested people from the wider area may also address us and participate in our deliberations. The Local Government Act requires that the Council must consult with community groups and so what you say does matter.

In addition we try to act as a two-way channel between the Council and the community and bring issues that are before the Council to the notice of residents who may be affected by the impact of proposed changes. And when things need to change, we are also vigilant in bringing such items to the attention of those who can do something about it.

We are keen to hear your views on:

  • Anything happening in your area
  • Anything happening in Christchurch which may affect Sumner
  • What the SCRA has said or done
  • What you think we should (or should not) be doing

We take an active interest in local issues. Motivated residents can shape the way our area develops. We speak collegiately and ensure that the wishes of the community are brought to the attention of the decision makers.

It is most helpful if you write to the secretary with any specific concerns or points of interest.· We always give matters put to us in this way our full attention and will do our best to keep in touch with you.

Official Information: Your Right To Know

Need to access official information?· Go to· 'How to find out what you want to know from Central and Local Government