19 Abbreviations You Need To Know

May 18, 2018


The latest greatest hits- these are most of the abbreviations you will see and hear bandied about when you start looking to build a new home or build onto or make improvements to an existing dwelling.


CCC        Christchurch City Council

CCRU     Christchurch Coastal Residents’ United

CRPS      Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

CRO       Chief Resilience Officer

HFHMA  High Flood Hazard Management Area

IHP         Independent Hearing Panel

ITE          Infrastructure Transport & Environment

LDRP      Land Drainage Recovery Programme

LTDP      Long Term District Planning

LTP         Long Term Plan

MPRRA  Mount Pleasant Rate Payers Association

OCEL     Report              

RDA       Restricted Discretionary Activity

RMA       Resource Management Act

RUO       Residential Unit Overlay

LINZ       Land Information New Zealand

SLR        Sea Level Rise

SRA        Sumner Residents Association

SSRA      Southshore Residents Association





Chapter 5 Coastal Hazards Policy - PDF


Community Support, Governance & Partnerships Unit 


The How Team - The How Team concept was developed by Renew Brighton and was used to deliver a contract to Regenerate Christchurch. This contract expired April 2018.


Resource Consent


Section 72


Southshore South New Brighton Temporary Floodplain Management report




Quick Reference


The following are some of the KEY parties involved. The content is verbatim from their own websites. See where this info insects with the reality of the actions they are undertaking. I have added underlines and highlights.





  • To rebuild earthquake damaged areas.

  • Will work with the community, iwi, and local businesses to drive regeneration in key areas, including central city, residential and red zones, and New Brighton. 

  • Ensure advice and decisions take account of different perspectives and priorities.

  • Regenerate Christchurch represents a fresh approach to the next phase of Christchurch’s on-going development. 

  • (ed. Not necessarily effective, functional or cost effective, but fresh.)


2016 Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act

PDF of the Act






  • The CONTRACTOR to do the work of above.

  • your regional council, working to manage the air, land and water so that it can be enjoyed by everybody....

  • …safe use of the region's harbours and a coastal environment which is preserved and protected



100 Resilient Cities




Christchurch is a member city of this network.

  • Resilient cities demonstrate seven qualities that allow them to withstand, respond to, and adapt more readily to shocks and stresses.

  • Inclusive, Flexible, willingness and ability to adopt alternative strategies in response to changing circumstances

  • prioritize broad consultation to create a sense of shared ownership in decision making

  • In essence, resilience doesn’t involve merely coping and adaptive strategies, but also transformative actions to make cities better, for both the short and long-term, in the good times and bad.

  • One thing is clear – cities are sick of just planning, and not taking action. We intend to help them take action.

  • solving problems in new, transformative ways

  • The resilience dividend is the return on resilience investments, whether it’s a financial return, or more qualitative, such as reduced inequality or increased social cohesion.

  • The City Resilience Framework
    Maintain protective natural and man-made assets that reduce the physical vulnerability of city systems. This includes natural systems like wetlands, mangroves and sand dunes or built infrastructure like sea walls or levees.
















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