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Consultation has now closed

People were able to provide feedback from 17 July to 14 August 2023.

You will be able to read their feedback and the staff recommendation once an agenda is available for the Waipapa Papanui Innes Central Community Board meeting, which we expect to be in March 2024.


Earlier this year, the Waipapa Papanui Innes Central Community Board made the Shirley Community Reserve a key priority in their community board plan (on page 14).

Together, we want to develop a meaningful, dynamic and fun space for everyone, so that the reserve becomes a destination of choice for the community - a safe space, a place that enhances wellbeing, and provides a place for social connection.

What can you do?

Tell us what you think the Shirley Community Reserve should look like.

The options that we've developed take into consideration feedback received by the Shirley community in 2020, as well as what we've seen works well around Ōtautahi Christchurch. These options include:

  • A recreation space with a full basketball court, renewed playground, planting, a picnic and BBQ area, a community garden and a walkway.
  • Creating a community hub that's open to partnerships with local organisations.
  • Leaving the space as it is.

Next steps

After this consultation period, feedback will be shared with the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board to make a decision. All submitters will be contacted closer to that time with the meeting details and information about next steps.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project? Contact us below:

Phone 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)