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Solution found to coordinate tram and construction

Solution found to coordinate tram and construction

Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:38 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Agreement has been reached to keep the trams operating while paving work is completed on the section of track through Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s The Terraces, says Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Baden Ewart.

Memorial Wall animated fly-through

Memorial Wall animated fly-through

Friday, 11 March 2016 1:40 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

View the animated fly-through of the Memorial Wall to visualise how the Memorial will look once it is complete.

Earthquake Memorial North Bank time lapse

Earthquake Memorial North Bank time lapse

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 5:07 p.m. by GovtCCDU

The North Bank of the Earthquake Memorial was opened on February 22. This time-lapse shows 3 months of work that went into its creation, including the final planting day involving the bereaved families and those who were seriously injured in the quake. The Memorial’s South Bank work is about to get underway and will be completed for the February 22 commemoration next year.

Spark Bikes at the Bus Interchange

Spark Bikes at the Bus Interchange

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:46 a.m. by GovtCCDU

The Bus Interchange is a modern transport hub and the addition of a bike share station means locals and tourists have another transport option for travelling around the central city. From the Bus Interchange locals could use the bikes to commute to their work or leisure destinations, while tourists could travel to the Bus Interchange and then explore the city by bike.

Announcing the Otakaro Orchard – Community Garden and Food Hub

Announcing the Otakaro Orchard – Community Garden and Food Hub

Saturday, 13 February 2016 12:30 p.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - time lapse footage 25 January - 8 February 2016

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - time lapse footage 25 January - 8 February 2016

Friday, 12 February 2016 5:03 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This time lapse footage shows activity at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground during the last two weeks of the school holidays.
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The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) 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 ...

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:50 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, talks about the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. one month on from its opening before Christmas.

Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:11 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

CERA Development Director, Rob Kerr, introduces the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial and its designer, Grega Vezjak, who shares his vision for the Memorial. We hope you enjoy this poignant insight into the location for the Memorial, the design and design selection process.

East Frame Spectrum Artwork

East Frame Spectrum Artwork

Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:45 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Street artist Vexta created this mural on Cashel Street in the East Frame as part of the Spectrum street art festival. Spectrum runs until 17 April 2017 at the YMCA.

Official opening of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Official opening of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The Margaret Mahy Family Playground was officially opened on Tuesday 22 December 2015

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Opening 22 December 2015

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Opening 22 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 3:06 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The opening of the new Margaret Mahy Family Playground next week will allow Christchurch’s children to enjoy the new facility throughout the summer holidays.

South Frame Mural Timelapse - short version

South Frame Mural Timelapse - short version

Friday, 11 December 2015 3:43 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The South Frame will become a new destination for art and creativity. Street artist Elliot Francis Stewart creates a mural on Mollett Street as part of the Spectrum street art festival, December 2015.

South Frame Mural Timelapse

South Frame Mural Timelapse

Thursday, 10 December 2015 3:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The South Frame will become a new destination for art and creativity. Street artist Elliot Frances Stewart creates a mural on Mollett Street as part of the Spectrum street art festival, December 2015.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 4:42 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video, taken in October, shows the progress of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground under construction between the Avon River and Armagh Street. Once finished in December 2015, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will connect the East Frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River.

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

New options to be explored for Crown owned site

Friday, 20 November 2015 6:56 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Baden Ewart says it is unfortunate the proposed developers of a residential demonstration project in central Christchurch have been unable to confirm the availability of the necessary funding, but he’s confident the land will be highly sought after by other parties.

The official sod-turning for construction of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, 12 November 2015

The official sod-turning for construction of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, 12 November 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Work has officially begun on the Earthquake Memorial site, starting with the North Bank. A reflective gathering space will be developed here before the Memorial Wall itself is built across the river on the south bank.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - Progress flyover

Margaret Mahy Family Playground - Progress flyover

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 2:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video shows the progress of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground under construction between the Avon River and Armagh Street. Once finished in December 2015, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will connect the East Frame and Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River.

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The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) is to lead the rebuild of Christchurch central. CCDU is part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authori ...

Literary Trail at The Terraces - Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Literary Trail at The Terraces - Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 9:19 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

This flyover video shows the progress of The Terraces section of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct. The Terraces will link the river to a new riverside promenade, and bars and restaurants in the new Retail Precinct.

Christchurch Bus Interchange Official Opening - 29 October 2015

Christchurch Bus Interchange Official Opening - 29 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015 3:55 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee formally opening Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange, with the unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion.

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 9:28 p.m. by GovtCCDU

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses - Part One

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses - Part One

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 9:28 p.m. by GovtCCDU

CERA Chief Transport Planner Angus Bargh talk us through the changes to intersections and roads, additional cycle-lanes and why the Bus Interchange is so important for transport changes in Christchurch.

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses - Part Two

An Accessible City: Roads Bikes and Buses - Part Two

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 9:28 p.m. by GovtCCDU

CERA Chief Transport Planner Angus Bargh talk us through the changes to intersections and roads, additional cycle-lanes and why the Bus Interchange is so important for transport changes in Christchurch.

Bus Interchange full time-lapse

Bus Interchange full time-lapse

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCDU

Time-lapse of the construction of the Christchurch Bus Interchange over 2014–2015..

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

Bus Interchange time-lapse 2014 construction phase 3

Bus Interchange time-lapse 2014 construction phase 3

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

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

The BNZ Amazing Place Trailer - Project & Playground documentaries

The BNZ 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.