The Plan

Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

Christchurch Central Recovery Plan cover imageThe vision is for central Christchurch to be vibrant and well-formed, to attract people to live, work, play, learn, stay and invest. It will be safe, accessible to everyone and responsive to future changes.

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (Recovery Plan) outlines how the vision can be achieved in three ways:

  1. define the form of the central city
  2. set out the locations of key anchor projects to encourage investment and growth
  3. outline block plans to show what the city could look like in the future.

The Recovery Plan and Amendments to Christchurch City Council’s District Plan Appendix 1 were released to the public on 30 July 2012.

In October 2013 An Accessible City was released. An Accessible City outlines plans for a transport system that will support the recovery of the central city of Christchurch. This replaces the transport chapter of the Recovery Plan:

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See how the new central city travel network will work.

A series of short videos zoom in on how traffic will move through parts of the central city. These videos will help you understand the big picture for the new network.

Anchor Projects Development Director Rob Kerr also talks you through some of the changes and how they fit into the big picture.

Watch Accessible City videos »

A Liveable City was announced in July 2014. A Liveable City is a residential chapter that contains a vision and objectives for central city living. To help central Christchurch recover and thrive it includes several initiatives to stimulate development of housing and communities:

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On 11 December 2014, two addendums to the Christchurch City Council’s District Plan were released:

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Anchor Projects

17 anchor projects are outlined in the Recovery Plan. These projects reflect the community’s wishes for the central city and:

  1. replace key civic and community facilities
  2. stimulate additional development
  3. attract people
  4. regenerate and improve the urban form of the city.

The anchor projects inspire confidence and give momentum to the inner city rebuild. Each project provides opportunities for individuals and organisations to be part of the city's future.

Learn more about the Projects and Precincts

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The Blueprint Plan provides a spatial framework for central Christchurch. It shows the new central city layout and defines the locations of anchor projects.