The Crown and Council are committed to fast-tracking the process of designing and building the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena and are streamlining the approvals process.

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Canterbury Multi-Use Arena Project logo

Geotechnical investigations have been underway on the arena site since late 2018.

With the investment case approved and a formal funding agreement in place, detailed design work will begin once a contractor has been confirmed.

On-site enabling works have begun, with construction expected to start in 2021.

The arena is expected to open at the end of 2024.

In May 2020, Murray Strong was announced as the chair of the Council-owned company that will project-manage the arena build. Mr Strong has been involved with several rebuild projects and chaired steering groups for the Metro Sports Facility, the bus interchange, and Te Pae.

Timeline

2018

Geotechnical investigations begin.

2020

Murray Strong appointed as chair of the Council-owned company that will project-manage the build.

On-site enabling works begin.

2021

Construction expected to start.

2022

Main works scheduled to begin.

2024

The arena is expected to open at the end of 2024.