CBD - Central Business District

CCDU - Christchurch City Development Unit (www.ccdu.govt.nz)

CEDS - Christchurch Economic Development Strategy

CERA - Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

CER Act - Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011

CERF - Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Fund

Community infrastructure - Buildings and infrastructure that benefit and are accessed by the community such as swimming pools, sports facilities (including sports fields) and community halls

EQC - Earthquake Commission

Greater Christchurch - The districts of the Christchurch City Council, the Selwyn District Council and the Waimakariri District Council, and includes the coastal marine area adjacent to these districts

Horizontal infrastructure - Infrastructure that runs horizontally including roads; storm water, drinking water and sewage pipes; telecommunications; and electricity

IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation - The International Association for Public Participation’s Spectrum of Public Participation was designed to assist with the selection of the level of participation that defines the public's role in any public participation process. The spectrum shows that each of the levels of participation is legitimate and the appropriate one depends on the goals, timeframes, resources, and levels of concern in the decision to be made. The levels of participation on the spectrum are inform, consult, involve, collaborate and empower. More information is available at www.iap2.org

Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga - The representative bodies of the six Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga in greater Christchurch – Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki), Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata, Wairewa Rūnanga, Te Taumutu Rūnanga , Ōnuku Rūnanga

Ngāi Tahu - The iwi of Ngāi Tahu consisting of the collective of the individuals who descend from the primary hapū of Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe and Ngāi Tahu, namely, Kāti Kurī, Kāti Irakehu, Kāti Huirapa, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Kāi Te Ruahikihiki

NZTA - New Zealand Transport Agency

SCIRT - Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team - comprises of CERA, the New Zealand Transport Agency, the Christchurch City Council, Fulton Hogan, Downer Construction, Fletcher Construction, MacDow New Zealand and City Care

Strategic infrastructure - Facilities, services and installations that are of importance beyond a local area and sustain the community. It includes horizontal infrastructure, strategic transport networks, port, airport, railway, defence facilities, strategic telecommunication facilities and the Electricity Transmission Network

Strategic partners - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council and Environment Canterbury

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu - The body corporate known as Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu established by section 6 of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Act 1996

UDS - Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy

Vulnerable people - Vulnerable people include children, the elderly, people with disabilities Māori and non-English speaking migrants and refugees