It has been a year since the Blueprint was announced, and it seems like I am not the only person who thinks that all is not well. There are suggestions that changes are afoot at the CCDU.

With a restructure imminent at the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), city leaders have called for major changes within the organisation.

I doubt that they will be the sorts of changes that I’d like to see, but it is interesting that these calls are coming from “city leaders” – i.e. developers and other members of the Old Boys Club. The CCDU Blueprint was created in 100 furious days, but since then we’ve had 365 days with very little to show for it. The government will be getting worried, as they campaigned on “rebuilding Christchurch”, but at this stage, it is hard to see how they will be able to back that claim up when the election campaign ramps up in another 365 days. Change at the CCDU is necessary, but whether they have the conviction to give it the shake up it needs is yet to be seen.

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