Canterbury Spaces and Places Plan
The benefits of participation in sport are well documented. Sport and recreation facilities play a key role in generating economic activity within Canterbury. In a recent study, the value of sport and recreation’s contribution to the wider Canterbury / West Coast area was estimated at $382.3m per annum (or 1.3% of GDP for the area). The benefits go far wider than the economic value, sport and recreation offers social, cultural and physical benefits to individuals, family/whanau and the wider community. This Plan provides a snap shot of the current and planned sporting facilities network for the area defined by the territorial boundaries of Ashburton District Council, Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council and Hurunui District Councils.