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Infrastructure report: Filling in the doughnut

Infrastructure report: Filling in the doughnut

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Following the Christchurch earthquakes, substantial numbers of CBD businesses relocated to the peripheral suburbs while the Red Zone cordon remained in effect, sparking concerns that the slow pace would render it a "doughnut city".

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU

The preferred developer and operator for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct have been announced.

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Plenary Conventions New Zealand, a consortium of proven international infrastructure firm Plenary Group, and experienced local firms Ngāi Tahu Property and The Carter Group, has been selected as the preferred consortium for the master-planning and development stage of this very large project.

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:15 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So…. whats new in High Street.   

Central City Vision

Central City Vision

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

More than 2,400 ideas for new Central Library designers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:47 a.m. by GovtCCC

Architects designing Christchurch’s New Central Library are not short of inspiration thanks to more than 2,400 ideas gathered during the six-week long campaign.

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River, as announced by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, alongside Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Kaiwhakahaere for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Tā Mark Solomon.

Introduction to an Accessible City

Introduction to an Accessible City

Friday, 11 July 2014 9:17 a.m. by GovtCCDU

The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) in New Zealand is to lead the rebuild of Christchurch central. CCDU is part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). CCDU is delivering the vision in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan for a distinctive, vibrant and green 21st century city. Find out more about us at

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I notice that Labour stated:  Link here: 

Supporting promising High Street

Supporting promising High Street

Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:23 p.m. by PriorityComms

 

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Monday, 7 July 2014 1:13 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement - Minister Gerry Brownlee - 7 July 2014

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:52 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

Friday, 4 July 2014 5:16 p.m. by greeningtherubble

Change is good and Greening the Rubble has seen a few changes just recently! At our recent strategy meeting it was time to reflect on the year just past, and to look ahead and plan the future. At that meeting our project co-ordinator Rachael Annan announced her resignation, which we accepted with regret.

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

Friday, 4 July 2014 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 September 2013, the Crown has successfully negotiated with the private sector to tenant four developments in or in close proximity to the Retail Precinct, joining Inland Revenue which is already located there.

How to activate a vacant site

How to activate a vacant site

Thursday, 3 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 8:07 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: ANZ Bank

Architect warns of doughnut city risk

Architect warns of 'doughnut city' risk

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch risks becoming a "doughnut city" with an empty hole in the middle if more is not done to encourage businesses and residents back into the city centre, a visiting housing consultant says.

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 1:28 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Bus Interchange site time lapse 2014

Bus Interchange site time lapse 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:32 a.m. by GovtCCDU

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Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

We are Still trapped between our Engineer and the Christchurch City Council Building Consents Department. (Note that this is Gerry Brownlee’s restructured Building consent department).  An unenviable situation, one is hopelessly overworked and the other hopelessly rigid and rule bound …

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

More good news on the way for central city

More good news on the way for central city

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch looks to be in for another spate of good-news announcements after recent hints by recovery leaders.

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Public to have say on noise standards and South Frame planning

Monday, 16 June 2014 10:28 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The public is being invited to give its views on proposed changes to noise standards in central Christchurch, and proposed planning rules relating to the city’s new South Frame.

Centennial Pool demolition short-sighted and wrong

Centennial Pool demolition short-sighted and wrong

Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:08 p.m. by ChChTony Featured

Tony Milne - Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central

Re:START reopens

Re:START reopens

Friday, 13 June 2014 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Government funding of $1.27 million has assisted with the move to a new location for part of the popular Re:START Mall. After a 10-day shut-down and move, the mall was officially reopened today.

New start for Re:START Mall

New start for Re:START Mall

Friday, 13 June 2014 12:04 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today launched an exciting new phase for Christchurch's Re:START Mall by opening a new site for the iconic container shops.

Development confirmed in Performing Arts Precinct

Development confirmed in Performing Arts Precinct

Thursday, 12 June 2014 3:31 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Central city progress - June 2014

Central city progress - June 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Central city progress - August 2014

Central city progress - August 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This fly-thru gives an animated view of the progress and current timelines for inner-city redevelopment, focusing on Anchor Projects and their construction plans. Updated August 2014

First major Innovation Precinct tenant announced, 03 June 2014

First major Innovation Precinct tenant announced, 03 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 1:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU

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Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:47 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The rumours about Vodafone in the innovation precinct have been bubbling away for months and all the while CERA/CCDU/MBIE has been delaying the release of the “Innovation Precinct plans” until they could “find, bribe, con, secure” – take your pick, an anchor tenant. Looks like Vodafone is to be the “anchor tenant” they have so desperately wanted. Why they needed an anchor tenant is a bit of a moot point, but it was they only way they could stick with the ...

Christchurch container mall makes way for permanent rebuild

Christchurch container mall makes way for permanent rebuild

Monday, 2 June 2014 3:43 p.m. by Media3News

Retailers at Christchurch's Re:START container mall have spent the day packing up their shops so that relocating the containers can begin tomorrow.

Bid to save IRD building

Bid to save IRD building

Sunday, 25 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two central city buildings might be spared from the wrecker's ball and converted into apartments or retail space.

Leading Specialist Law Firm Returns to the CBD

Leading Specialist Law Firm Returns to the CBD

Friday, 23 May 2014 1:19 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Agreement reached on new crossing car park building

Agreement reached on new crossing car park building

Thursday, 22 May 2014 2:27 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor hails sale as city circuit breaker

Mayor hails sale as city 'circuit breaker'

Thursday, 22 May 2014 12:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch convention centre assurance

Christchurch convention centre assurance

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government remains committed to a new convention centre for the quake-torn Christchurch centre and hotels are likely to be part of the project, Prime Minister John Key said today.

No timeframe for Madras St demo

No timeframe for Madras St demo

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Project a first for health precinct

Project a first for health precinct

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's health precinct has secured its first private sector development, but details about the overall project remain scant.

Stalled Terrace project poised for liftoff

Stalled Terrace project poised for liftoff

Saturday, 17 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

What is happening with Antony Gough's Terrace project, the supposed flagship of the central city rebuild? In an exclusive interview he tells JOHN McCRONE the stalled project - and the painfully slow inner city rebuild - is poised for liftoff.

CBD – Available Routes Map 17th May – 24th May

CBD – Available Routes Map 17th May – 24th May

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map

The private developers of Christchurchs abandoned CBD

The private developers of Christchurch's abandoned CBD

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:37 p.m. by Media3News

It's taken a lot of money, time, and courage to commit to the CBD post-quake, so how are other central city developers faring?

Work begins for An Accessible City

Work begins for An Accessible City

Monday, 5 May 2014 3:51 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The implementation of the transport chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan takes a significant step forward today, as the company appointed to design and oversee construction of the three major projects within phase one begins its work.

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:19 p.m. by Festa Popular

Agropolis Urban Farm is building a new initiative to divert organic waste from central city hospitality businesses and commercial offices into its compost heaps. Inner city composting workshops using innovative biological methods and traditional approaches will help launch a new grassroots initiative to transform inner city organic waste.

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Devil in detail for arts precinct

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

The council's commitment to spend $127.5 million restoring the Town Hall leaves just $30.5m to build a 300-seat concert hall for the Music Centre of Christchurch, a new Court Theatre and an administration, rehearsal and storage facility for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans for the Court Theatre, the Music Centre and facilities for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on the block bounded by Gloucester, Armagh, New Regent and Colombo streets were being developed by the Christchurch City Council.

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is giving back some of the land it earmarked for the Performing Arts Precinct in Christchurch.

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:09 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1157 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 630 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1197 days to go before we get told if we are …

Community Committee supports a co-ordinated approach to High Street

Community Committee supports a co-ordinated approach to High Street

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:30 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee met yesterday Tuesday 15 April 2014.

Temporary shift for wildlife to allow Avon River clean-up

Temporary shift for wildlife to allow Avon River clean-up

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 1:19 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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$100m plans for City Mall unveiled

$100m plans for City Mall unveiled

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 8:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The developer behind the $100 million Cashel Square office and retail precinct under way in Christchurch's City Mall has released new images of how it will look.

Strict city rules halt development process

Strict city rules halt development process

Monday, 7 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch investor struggling to get his City Mall plans under way is calling for the strict development process for the retail precinct to be dropped.

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Monday, 31 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Victoria Street is one part of the city really coming along in the early stages of the rebuild.In recent times each time I’ve driven down the street it has been different. There recently have been a number of new builds open which is fabulous for the city.