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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

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.

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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