14 July 2022

Stadium outcome a win for Canterbury

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes the decision of Christchurch City Council to progress with the construction of the multi-use stadium.

“It is good to see that common sense has prevailed and we will get the stadium that we have been asking for,” says Leeann Watson, Chief Executive of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.

“This is great news for our city, our region and our credibility as a world-class city.

“We are pleased to see that the majority of councillors have voted in favour, and are disappointed in those who voted against.

“The business community is overwhelmingly supportive of constructing the stadium and we congratulate the Christchurch City Council for making the correct decision with the future of our city in mind.”

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Note to editors:
Results from the Quarterly Canterbury Business Survey conducted by the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce indicated that 90.4% of businesses within the region are in favour of completing the construction of the stadium.

86.5% of businesses based outside of the Christchurch City Council boundary are supportive of their local council making a financial contribution.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Leeann Watson, Chief Executive, 027 447 7775, [email protected],

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) is a not-for-profit membership-based service organisation that has been the home and voice of business in the Canterbury region since 1859. Comprised of over 2,700 member organisations that represent over 75,000 employees, The Chamber’s purpose is to empower people in business by providing advisory and consultancy support in employment relations, human resources, health and safety, international trade, manufacturing, migrant support, research and development grants, and training and development in many areas.