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Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods - 02 July 2015

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods - 02 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015 3:40 p.m. by GovtCCDU

The announcement of the appointment of a preferred development partner for the East Frame Residential project. Fletcher Residential has been confirmed as the preferred developer to work with the Government on the $800 million East and North Frame residential precinct, providing around 940 new townhouses and apartments accommodating up to 2200 residents.

East Frame - flyover into the future

East Frame - flyover into the future

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 11:53 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Fletcher Living's vision for the East and North Frame Residential Development.

Accessible City snapshots

Accessible City snapshots

Monday, 18 May 2015 4:07 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Anchor Projects Development Director Rob Kerr chats about some of the changes at and near Hospital Corner, Durham Street/Cambridge Terrace and Manchester Street, and how they fit into the big picture for the new central city travel network.

Hospital Corner - Accessible City

Hospital Corner - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Find out about changes at and near Hospital Corner including the conversion of Tuam Street to one-way eastbound, the introduction of super stops, the Shared Zone on Oxford Terrace and new shared paths, crossings and connections for cyclists and pedestrians.

Durham Street and Cambridge Terrace - Accessible City

Durham Street and Cambridge Terrace - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This area provides a unique opportunity for providing better choices for traffic, cyclists and pedestrians alongside Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct. See how Lichfield Street becomes two-way and find out why a small section of Durham Street South will become two-way.

Manchester Street - Accessible City

Manchester Street - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Watch how this area will become one of the most attractive streets in Christchurch as well as an important transport route which prioritises buses. See how buses move to and from super stops and the Bus Interchange. Learn where key bus routes intersect with Manchester Street.

Zooming in on the central city travel network - Accessible City

Zooming in on the central city travel network - Accessible City

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:56 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This short introductory video explains the basics of the new central city travel network and what to look out for as, thanks to computer simulations, you watch the network in action.

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial Designer Announcement 13 May 2015

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial Designer Announcement 13 May 2015

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:59 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

On Wednesday 13 May 2015, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee announced The Memorial Wall as the selected design for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. Designed by Slovenian architect, Grega Vezjak, The Memorial Wall design resonated well with the families of those who died in the earthquake, the seriously injured and the people of Canterbury.

Family playground due to open for Christmas holidays

Family playground due to open for Christmas holidays

Friday, 8 May 2015 5:59 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work is underway to have one of the world’s largest outdoor play areas – the Margaret Mahy Family Playground – open in Christchurch in time for the Christmas holidays.

Announcement of the fourth Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation building

Announcement of the fourth Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation building

Thursday, 16 April 2015 4:12 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A 8500 square metre office building to be constructed on the corner of Hereford Street and Cambridge Terrace will be tenanted by staff from the Ministry of Education, Housing New Zealand Corporation and the Ministry of Health. This is part of the Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation (CIGA) project.

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Monday, 30 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A world-class Health Precinct in Christchurch just got a step closer, with local property group Countrywide Property Trust Limited buying a prominent site for a multi-storey development.

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014-2015 - stage 3

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This time-lapse video shows construction of the future Bus Interchange.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground main works soon to start

Margaret Mahy Family Playground main works soon to start

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:25 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work on the Margaret Mahy Family Playground is about to step up a notch as the next stage of construction goes out to tender today.

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

EQM 2378 - The Memorial Wall

EQM 2378 - The Memorial Wall

Friday, 13 February 2015 3:01 p.m. by GovtCCDU

On Wednesday 13 May 2015, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee announced The Memorial Wall as the selected design for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. Designed by Slovenian architect, Grega Vezjak, The Memorial Wall design resonated well with the families of those who died in the earthquake, the seriously injured and the people of Canterbury.

Warwick Isaacs to take on new challenge

Warwick Isaacs to take on new challenge

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 1:36 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

One of the most familiar faces of the Canterbury rebuild, Warwick Isaacs, is stepping down from his role at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, after devoting four years to the city’s recovery.

Residential chapter release paves way for vibrant central city living

Residential chapter release paves way for vibrant central city living

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:20 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The path to central city residential development has been made simpler with the introduction of a Residential Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

More central city parking for Christmas

More central city parking for Christmas

Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

People heading into the central city to shop and celebrate the festive season will find it easier to get a park, with nearly 400 new car parks available in the lead up to Christmas.

Short-list for Earthquake Memorial designs

Short-list for Earthquake Memorial designs

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:12 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Six design concepts have been short-listed for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial and will be further developed before going on show for the public to have their say early next year.

Call for contractor interest in Convention Centre

Call for contractor interest in Convention Centre

Friday, 28 November 2014 4:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Another step has been taken towards the build of Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct with an early call for interest from contractors.

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

 

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:07 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Retail spaces are being offered for lease in Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange as construction of the facility pushes ahead.

City Discovery Day to showcase central Christchurch’s progress

City Discovery Day to showcase central Christchurch’s progress

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Central Christchurch’s constantly changing landscape will be showcased to residents and visitors in a City Discovery Day, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs. 

Bus Interchange concrete pour - 23 September 2014

Bus Interchange concrete pour - 23 September 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 2:52 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Footage of the Bus Interchange concrete pour from 22 September 2014. The pour started at 3am and took approximately 9 hours to complete. About 1,460m3 of concrete was used to create the foundation slab.

Construction starts on The Terraces

Construction starts on The Terraces

Monday, 13 October 2014 10:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

Construction will begin next week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.

Threatened native species flourishing in river

Threatened native species flourishing in river

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:44 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Threatened native species such as longfin eels, inanga whitebait and bluegill bullies are already flourishing in new habitats created for them along the Avon River less than four months after the first stage of work to revitalise the river was completed.

Largest continuous concrete pour since earthquakes

Largest continuous concrete pour since earthquakes

Monday, 22 September 2014 4:03 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch’s largest continuous concrete pour since the earthquakes will start tomorrow morning.

Guided walks to showcase Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Guided walks to showcase Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:48 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch’s evolving Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will be showcased in free guided walks to celebrate World Rivers Day.

Equipment supply confirmed for world-class family playground

Equipment supply confirmed for world-class family playground

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1:19 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A 10m-high climbing tower, double flying fox and a 4m-wide slide will be features of a new inner city family playground in Christchurch unlike anything seen in New Zealand before.

Amazing Place Trailer - Project & Playground documentaries

Amazing Place Trailer - Project & Playground documentaries

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:49 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

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

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 Popular

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.

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014 - stage 2

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014 - stage 2

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 3:09 p.m. by GovtCCDU

This time-lapse video shows the foundation construction of the future Bus Interchange.

Vision for central city living released

Vision for central city living released

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:01 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The public is being invited to have its say on the vision for central city living in Christchurch.

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 Popular

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

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation announcement

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

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

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative

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

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.

Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct time-lapse June 2014

Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct time-lapse June 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014 2:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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Bus Interchange site time lapse 2014

Bus Interchange site time lapse 2014

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

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Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014 - stage 1

Bus Interchange site time-lapse 2014 - stage 1

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

This time-lapse video shows the clearing of the future site of the Bus Interchange.

Re:START reopens

Re:START reopens

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

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.

Re:Start 2014 move timelapse

Re:Start 2014 move timelapse

Friday, 13 June 2014 11:18 a.m. by GovtCCDU

An exciting new phase has begun for Christchurch’s iconic Re:START Mall. Follow the journey in this timelapse footage as the container shops are shifted to make way for new permanent development in the Retail Precinct, and into a new area for the mall that will continue for up to two years.

Development confirmed in Performing Arts Precinct

Development confirmed in Performing Arts Precinct

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

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

Centennial Pool making way for new generation family playground

Centennial Pool making way for new generation family playground

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Contractors are setting up on site at the Centennial Pool complex in central Christchurch today in preparation for the demolition of the facility beginning next week.

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 Popular

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Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:30 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Intensive landscape enhancement that would normally take up to 20 years to complete will be undertaken in less than four years as part of the Te Papa Ötäkaro / Avon River Precinct development.

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.

Development of new Bus Interchange to be aligned with street works

Development of new Bus Interchange to be aligned with street works

Sunday, 27 April 2014 9:30 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Progress on Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange will be aligned with the infrastructure rebuild to minimise the disruption to road users and businesses.

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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River dwellers to shift to allow cleanup

River dwellers to shift to allow cleanup

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 10:43 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

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

The BNZ Amazing Place playground competition

The BNZ Amazing Place playground competition

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Retail update and Bus Interchange concept design release

Retail update and Bus Interchange concept design release

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:11 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

New plans revealed for Anchor Project and funding announced for Re:Start.