Green Party plan for Christchurch's future

11:00 am on 6 August 2011

A Green Party plan for Christchurch's future is to be put before the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on Monday.

The Green MP Kennedy Graham says a report he has compiled reflects the views put forward at public meetings he has held.

Dr Graham has put the report into the cross-party parliamentary forum, in the hope all parties will formally treat the rebuilding of the city as an issue of national significance.

He says 26 recommendations have been made, and he wants a national conference held after November's election to plan for the future.

Dr Graham plans to show the report to the Earthquake Recovery Authority's chief executive, Roger Sutton, in the hope that resilience, sustainability, harmony and beauty are kept at the forefront when rebuilding Christchurch.

"I would hope that he and the mayor are receptive to those four principles," Dr Graham says.