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PETITION: CHRISTCHURCH MUST NOT WASTE MONEY ON HOSTING COMMONWEALTH GAMES

As Christchurch residents look down the barrel of a 15.8% rates hike, the Council is considering putting in a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2030. 

The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham cost $1.5 billion, in Australia the state of Victoria pulled out of hosting the games due to the cost ballooning to an estimated $7 billion and the Canadian province of Alberta pulled out of hosting due to the $2.6 billion estimated cost.

Even at the lower end of these estimates, hosting the Games would cost more than $9000 per residential ratepayer which is simply not affordable when debt is already at almost $25,000 per residential ratepayer.

"I call on Christchurch City Council to abandon all consideration of hosting the Commonwealth Games."

Who's signing

Matthew Nutter
Karen Anderson
Jeremy Orczy
David Hudson
Jamie Simmons
Murray Hollings
Lynne Moore
Lara Flavell
Glenn Stewart
Christopher Bell
Matt Shallcrass
Robert Brough
Lloyd McLauchlan
Patrick Forbes
Connor Molloy
Richard Meek
Richard Hurst
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  • Matthew Nutter
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  • Jamie Simmons
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  • Murray Hollings
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  • Lynne Moore
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  • Lara Flavell
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  • Glenn Stewart
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  • Christopher Bell
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  • Matt Shallcrass
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  • Robert Brough
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  • Lloyd McLauchlan
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  • Patrick Forbes
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  • Connor Molloy
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  • Richard Hurst
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