Lyttelton Harbour Business Association was founded in February 2001 to provide area businesses with a commercially oriented platform for the support of economic development within the Harbour area.

As a group LHBA supports the Harbour’s businesses through governmental advocacy, industry cluster groups, inter-business communications and the support of wider community benefit programs.

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Next Monthly Meeting


We are holding our AGM on Sept 10th at 5pm at the Lyttelton Arms.

Come along for some nibbles & share ideas for what you'd like to see from the LHBA in the coming year.

Rob de Thier will be finishing up his term as Chair at this meeting, and we're hopeful that Vicki Paton will be taking up this role. Please come along to thank Rob for his work as Chair over the past years, and welcome Vicki to the position (if she accepts on the night and no one else wants to run for the position).

Any member is welcome to join the committee and attend the monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 5pm. Please come along and put your hand up to join the committee and learn what is going on in Lyttelton and help steer business growth in our township.


Getting Ready for the Cruise Ships' return to Lyttelton - Oct 2020

Thursday 29th August 6pm - 7:30pm @ Lyttelton Recreation Centre, Trinity Hall

Cruise Ship Meeting Information Flier


District Plan change – minimum onsite parking rule for Lyttelton

Summary of feedback

Council received 31 comments on the proposal from individuals, organisations and businesses:

  • 27 were generally supportive,
  • three were generally opposed and
  • one supported the proposal in part.

Those people who were not in support of the proposal were mostly concerned about its impact on perceived parking issues in Lyttelton and how the proposal might exacerbate these issues. There were also specific comments, and feedback from people who attended the public drop-in sessions, that developments with multiple residential units should be required to provide off-street parking for those units.

Changes to the proposal

The feedback we have received has helped inform an amendment to the proposed District Plan change:


  • Any development in the Lyttelton Commercial Zone that includes more than two residential units needs to provide for parking for each residential unit, over the first two units.

The Council believes that this amendment, together with commitments from the Council to continue to monitor parking and make any necessary changes to operational parking policies, will allow some mixed development while mitigating the risk of this plan change causing significant parking overspill in the town centre and adjoining residential streets.

Next steps

Council has agreed to seek feedback on the proposal from Environment Canterbury, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Regenerate Christchurch, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Following this feedback period, we will finalise the proposal to request the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration to use Section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act to make changes to the District Plan regarding the minimum onsite parking rule in Lyttelton town centre.

Once the proposal is submitted to the Minister, and if the Minister decides to proceed with it, she must then publish a notice that invites public comment. In making a final decision, the Minister must take these comments into account.

Further information

If you have any questions, you can contact me on 03 941 8037 or


Katy McRae
Manager - Engagement
Public Information and Participation Unit
Christchurch City Council

Lyttelton Harbour Businesses