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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

margaret-mahy-family-playground-christchurch-aerial-video-october-2015

margaret-mahy-family-playground-christchurch-aerial-video-october-2015

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.

About CCDU

The Central Christchurch Development Unit role is to lead the rebuild of Christchurch central and to deliver the vision in the Central City Plan prepared by the Christchurch City Council for a distinctive, vibrant and green 21st century city. That city vision which has the support of the people of Christchurch will:

 

  • give Christchurch a commercial, cultural and social heart that is dynamic, distinctive and resilient;
  • strengthen the city’s role as the central point for commerce, health, tertiary education and tourism in the South Island;
  • create a distinctive and enduring heritage for Christchurch with new civic assets and facilities to serve the region and the country;
  • provide improved infrastructure, including high-speed broadband and transport networks;
  • consolidate the central city and improve access, layout and built form;
  • provide for residential development within the central city to meet demand for housing, make use of brownfield sites, provide live-work options, create a higher level of activity and vibrancy to support business growth; and
  • improve amenities, including increasing open green spaces, to help attract residents, businesses, and visitors.

Our focus is to increase the pace of redevelopment by providing a blueprint for the rebuild and certainty that encourages and supports investors and allows landowners to rebuild.

We work collaboratively with our key partners, particularly the Christchurch City Council, Ngai Tahu and stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

Our approach is based on international examples of successful redevelopment and rejuvenation, including:

  • Solidere: Beirut Central District
  • London Docklands Development Corporation
  • Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.

 

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