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Project 8011, a council-run programme aimed at increasing the central city's residential population to 20,000 by 2028, has a "needs support" designation by council staff, which Cr James Gough thought was "being kind".
The project's plights include a report that's nearly six months overdue about incentives for homebuyers.
Would you live in Christchurch's CBD? Why or why not? How do you think we can get more people living in the CBD? Read the full story here and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
There's an enduring belief that Wellington is our second-largest city. We must dispel that myth, reporter Charlie Mitchell says.
Do you think Christchurch should officially be named as New Zealand's second city or should Wellington retain its title?