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Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan - milestone in development

The Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan (LPRP), released 19 November 2015 by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, is a milestone in the Port's development.

It provides the framework for the Port's future and is critical for planning how we meet the forecast increase in customer exports and imports. Lyttelton Port is a vital strategic asset with an essential role in Canterbury's growth and the recovery of Christchurch.

The LPRP provides certainty on how our infrastructure repairs, rebuild and development will provide a Port to service the region over the next 30 years and ensure a modern, thriving Port that is well connected to the community and supports a healthy harbour environment for future generations.

Click here for the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan.

LPC media release: Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan is a milestone in Port development

CERA media release: Recovery Plan for Lyttelton Port released

Development of the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Minister direction
In June 2014, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery directed Environment Canterbury (ECan) and Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) to prepare a Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan. The Plan had tot ensure safe, efficient and effective operations, while taking account of the impact on the coastal marine area and the community, any implications on transport and the needs of users of the Port and its surrounding areas.

A Recovery Plan was needed to allow for a streamlined process to see redevelopment occur in a timely and coordinated manner, whilst ensuring robust testing of information, and providing for the social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing of the Lyttelton and greater Christchurch communities.
Port Lyttelton Plan
Following this direction, LPC produced the Port Lyttelton Plan (PLP), our 30-year vision for the recovery and enhancement of the Port.

The PLP was the starting point for an extensive community communications and engagement process. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback. This, along with a large series of effects assessments and information, along with the preparation of proposed changes to regulatory documents, formed the basis of the information package LPC provided to ECan in December 2014.
Preliminary draft Port Lyttelton Recovery Plan
ECan then released its preliminary draft Port Lyttelton Recovery Plan and invited submissions. More than 270 submissions were received and 50 submitters chose to present and talk to their submission at a public hearing held at the Naval Point Yacht Club in June 2015.

This process was to inform the preparation of the draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan.
Final draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan
In August 2015 ECan presented the final draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery. The Ministers made public the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan on 19 November 2015 .
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