|12 June 2002|
Innovative partnership to boost Christchurch’s Garden City image
A partnership of elected members and people with horticultural expertise has been set up by the Council to revitalise the vision for the Garden City. The primary aim of the new Garden City Advisory Subcommittee is to celebrate, develop and promote Christchurch as the world’s best Garden City. It will also provide a platform for communication between the Council and the public about the vision for its future.
Chairperson, Councillor Carole Anderton, says that the subcommittee was brought together to remind people that gardening and open green spaces are vital aspects of our local culture. “The wealth of expertise on this subcommittee is huge,” says Cr Anderton. “It has the skills and knowledge required to dramatically boost our Garden City profile."
Cr Anderton is joined on the subcommittee by landscape planner, Di Lucas; Canterbury Horticultural Society President, Alan Joliffe; former Garden City Trust Director, Patricia Proctor and nurseryman Athol McCully, as well as Councillors Megan Evans, Barry Corbett, Carole Evans and Pat Harrow.
“Everything we do in the city should be done well, to give pride to citizens and a favourable impression to visitors,” says Cr Anderton. “This include street plantings and entrances to the city, as well as waterways and the Botanic Gardens. We want to cement Christchurch’s reputation as the premier Garden City.”
The subcommittee is supported by advisors from the Parks and Waterways unit, City Care, City Solutions and other units of the Council. It will report to the Parks, Gardens and Waterways standing committee within the Council.
For more information: Contact Cr Carole Anderton, Chairperson Garden City Advisory Subcommittee, Phone 366 9628 or 025 220 8536