The Christchurch City Council may have to revisit its multibillion-dollar rebuild cost-share deal with the Crown because of overly-optimistic predictions about its earthquake insurance payouts.
Central Christchurch needs financial incentives to entice back shops, and more action to attract residents, international consultants say.
The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has outlined a series of key initiatives to support the private sector’s development of the city’s Retail Precinct.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought from experienced developers wanting to take advantage of the huge commercial opportunities available with Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange and wider Precinct.
One of the last high-rises in central Christchurch is being sold "as is, where is" if the price is right.
Brilliant news! CERA has just won an award at the A&P show for the amazing place schools competition which actually really is one of the most awesome competitions that has engaged the young people of Canterbury in the Rebuild and given them a way to express positively the change we are experiencing. It was the brain child of Matthew Hooton who is doing quite a bit of work with the CCDU.
CERA’s BNZ Amazing Place exhibition has been crowned the supreme champion trade exhibitor of the year at the 151 Canterbury A&P Show.
Central Library Tuam will issue its last book on Friday 1 November when it closes to make way for the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.
The central city is set to have a new swimming pool by the middle of 2016, but one city councillor says that's still too long to wait.
Copper lines are being reinstalled on a Christchurch tram line circuit scheduled to reopen by the end of the month.
The Prime Minister John Key today unveiled how the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct to be constructed in central Christchurch will look.
Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
The Crown is using its post-earthquake powers of compulsory acquisition for the first time.
A proposed "green frame" around central Christchurch will become a haven for prostitution and drug use, says the owner of a strip club being bowled to make way for the project.
The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has reached final decisions on the acquisition of a number of properties that sit in the North and East Frames as the plan for the new central city pushes ahead.
Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the release of the expressions of interest tender for the main contractor for the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.
Progress on how a post-disaster Christchurch is likely to look has been tracked with an online, interactive map.
The Government wants 20,000 residents living in Christchurch's inner city - and is formulating a plan to achieve it.
Exciting new opportunities are set to open up for central city living in the new rebuilt Christchurch, says Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) director Warwick Isaacs.
It is great to see today’s official opening of the first part of the Te Papa Otakaro / Avon River Precinct is a significant step forward for Christchurch’s rebuild.
It seems Christchurch's central-city transport plan has hit a speed bump.
The Government has bought nearly 50 per cent of the land it needs for the new Christchurch stadium.
Compulsory acquisition of central-city sites appears likely with Christchurch landowners standing firm despite a deadline to secure east frame land looming.
"It signals a clear intent for greater private sector engagement in the next phase of the rebuild", says Stephen Selwood, CEO, NZCID.
One of Christchurch's few remaining high-rise apartment blocks will be demolished this year, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has confirmed.
The Government will spend over 80 per cent of the money allocated to the new "frame" around the central city on land purchases.
I read an interesting article in the Sunday Star Times 24 June 2013 by Rob O’Neill, it refered to weasel words. Being in the South Frame of the Innovation Precinct, this rather resonated with me.
27 June 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT
The Government has struck a deal with the city council that will see a new convention centre built in Christchurch without the need for any ratepayer funding, understands.
The Government has stepped into the battle to build on a prime Christchurch shopping block and is threatening to use its emergency earthquake powers to break the development deadlock.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.
Contenders to design and build the Christchurch Convention Centre are "in the dark" about the stalled process, after being shortlisted six months ago.
Christchurch residents now have a chance to see what the CBD's green frame and Avon Precinct will look like.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ's potential multimillion-dollar project to repair the Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square remains on hold.
I saw an interesting comment from a respected building owner a few days ago. Unfortunately they must remain unnamed. The comment went like this:
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