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The Council is currently developing the Draft Long Term Plan 2024 to 2034. 

The Long Term Plan is reviewed every three years and outlines the Council's activities, services, capital programme and finances for the next 10 years.  The plan sets the direction for all the activities and services the Council provides, and what level of service will be provided. Nomads United AFC is supporting Mainland's Football's proposal to invest $50 million dollars into a Sport Network Plan.


To ensure the Council prioritises this over other projects, we need as many submissions as possible in support of the proposed investment into sport fields & facilities. We cannot miss this opportunity to make our collective voices heard.


Submissions for the Christchurch City Council's Long Term Plan will close on Sunday 21st April.

The more submissions from our members, the more likely it is we will have improved football facilities on our side of the city.

Making a submission is easy. To use the online form, please follow the instructions below.

  • Simply click here: Consult24 (

  • Enter your name and email in Section 1

  • Skip to Section 8 where under ‘Anything Else’ you can add your comments about Community Parks Sports Field Development Programme funding (see example below)

  • Of course, we encourage you to comment on Sections 2-7 if you have other things to say.

  • When done, please click Submit in Section 10 by 21 April 2024.

Use this template for your submission if you want:

Email subject: Long-Term Plan Submission – relating specifically to the Community Parks Sports Field Development Programme (ID 61785)

Submitted via email:

[Your contact details – Name, Email, Address]

I would like to make a formal submission on the Draft Long Term Plan 2024 -2034 (the LTP).

My submission is in strong support of the Programme – Community Parks Sports Field Development (ID 61785, with an $85.6m investment set out on page 188 of the Plan) and I support prioritising this work to develop positive community, recreational and performance sport outcomes within our city. My support for this programme is based on the goal of establishing up to 12 floodlit all-weather turfs, complete with changing rooms, supported by improved and well-maintained grass playing fields.

The establishment of quality sports field network is of the utmost importance. It is a critical part of any highly liveable 21st century city. Christchurch has already fallen well behind its neighbouring councils in providing safe, fit for purpose playing surfaces, and its main city rivals for commercial and visitor investment, and growth. 

We note that $85.6m investment in the LTP is largely phased towards the backend of the 10-year period. The current network is under significant pressure and the need for increased access to facilities is a priority. We urge the Council to reconsider the investment timeframe and bring forward the majority of this much needed capital investment.

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