NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says feedback provided to the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) by stakeholders in Christchurch’s rebuild will help inform the government’s ongoing work programme.

"The report we’re releasing today in conjunction with NZCID is a timely and useful qualitative and quantitative snapshot of some of the recovery’s major work programmes from a number of people at the coalface of the rebuild.

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Christchurch City Council's decision to spend $127.5 million fixing the Town Hall means not all the land currently designated for the city's Performing Arts Precinct is required, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

River dwellers to shift to allow cleanup

Some river dwellers are undergoing a temporary shift as the revitalisation of the Avon River continues from this week.

Market Update - 31 March 2014

Construction of Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange is getting closer with tenders being sought from building contractors and site preparation underway this week.

Wellington's chance to see Christchurch's Amazing Place

The imaginative and innovative playground designs created by Canterbury’s school children will be on show on Wellington’s waterfront for the next four weeks.

Progress Map

The Christchurch Central: Anchor Projects and Private Sector Progress map highlights the Anchor Project cost sharing split between Crown and Local Government, known private sector development - both completed and under-construction within the four avenues.

The map will be updated regularly as new developments begin construction.

If you would you like to see your development added to this map, please complete the form below and we'll contact you regarding the details.

Popular Container Mall on the move

A partnership between the Crown and the private sector will ensure Christchurch's iconic Re:START Mall continues operating with the use of another central city location, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Preliminary design for new Bus Interchange

Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange promises to be a state of the art, user-friendly facility, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Market Update - 25 February 2014

Insurance broker Marsh Limited has been appointed by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) to act as broker and risk consultant for central city anchor projects the Crown is leading.

First call for residential proposals in frame

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the development of housing within Christchurch’s new frame will provide exciting opportunities for inner-city living and help with renewal of the central city.



Feature Project

Bus Interchange
Excellent public transport and car parking are essential to a vibrant city centre. The Bus Interchange will be the hub of a passenger-friendly network that grows over time to serve Christchurch’s needs.
The Square
The Square will once again be the civic heart of central Christchurch.
The Earthquake Memorial
A place where people can spend time in reflection and remembrance will be developed in central Christchurch.
Metro Sports Facility
The Metro Sports Facility will be a world-class venue and centre of excellence, accessible to people of all ages, abilities and sporting skills.
Residential Demonstration Project
A diverse residential population in central Christchurch will help drive business and foster thriving city life. ‘Breathe’, the new urban village project, will create a showcase development near Latimer Square.
Convention Centre Precinct
A world-class Convention Centre will attract business, events, and conferences to Christchurch. Supported by hotels and public transport, and co-ordinating with facilities in other cities, this precinct will help grow the economic base of the region.
The Stadium
Sports! Concerts! Fun! A large multi-purpose entertainment venue will bring spectacular events to central Christchurch.
The Frame
The Frame will reshape central Christchurch. By defining a central city Core, and providing new green space alongside a range of commercial and residential development opportunities, it brings cutting-edge urban design solutions to issues of land supply and diversification.
Performing Arts Precinct
The Performing Arts Precinct will offer facilities for theatre, music, dance, and other expressive forms.
Te Puna Ahurea Cultural Centre
Te Puna Ahurea will be a world class centre for celebrating Ngāi Tahu and Māori culture, and acknowledging Christchurch’s place within the Pacific.
Retail Precinct
Central Christchurch will offer destination retail in vibrant, pedestrian-friendly settings.
Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
The Justice and Emergency Services Precinct will bring together Police, Courts, Corrections, and Justice as well as related emergency services St John Ambulance, NZ Fire Service, and civil defence.
Central Library
Christchurch needs a new, much larger central library. Integrating with the Square and the Convention Centre, the facility will be a community hub of knowledge, research, and heritage.
Cricket Oval
Cricket in Hagley Park is a glorious Christchurch tradition. The enhanced Oval will give the central city an international test-level venue with facilities that can be used by everyone.
Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct
Come and have your say! The Watermark section of the Avon River Precinct is now open. Come down and vote on some of the design elements using your mobile phone. Your feedback will be used to help inform the rest of the design and there are great prizes to be won.

Progress Map

Opportunity Document

BNZ Amazing Place

The Plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan is a 120 page document outlining the future development of central Christchurch.