The purpose of CEDS is to identify long term growth goals and priorities to 2031 that will create a stronger economy and better quality of life.
The economic development planning ensures that resources, business and investment decisions are steered towards a common set of objectives intended to improve economic outcomes. By setting a common course, engaging with the business community and investing in shared goals, better outcomes will be achieved.
Our vision for the economy of Christchurch is that in 2031 Christchurch is recognised as the best place for business, work, study and living in Australasia.
To achieve the vision, by 2031 our goals are:
- Christchurch has the best economic ranking against Tier Three cities in Australasia. Quality of living matches a Tier Two city in Australasia
- Total GDP has grown by 54% to $15.4bil (GDP per capita by 27%)
- Exports to China have increased by 140%, reaching $719mil by 2031
- In 2031, 20% of the working age population is employed in current high-growth sectors: High Value-Added Manufacturing; Technology; Professional Services; AgriTech and Health Research and Development
- The proportion of the working age population with a post-high school qualification has increased from 40% to 45%. The proportion of the working age population with a Bachelor qualification or higher has increased from 20% to 26%
The Big 5
- Maximising Earthquake Recovery Opportunities
- Effective Water Resource Management
- Improving Productivity Through Innovation
- Successful Central City Design & Build
- Increased Imports & Exports Distribution Networks
Keeping the City Competitive
- Supporting Innovation
- Making it easier to do Business
- Investment Vehicles
- Connections and Business Networks
- Sector Development
- Business Development
To view the 74 projects that fall under these priorities, please click here.