We've taken the best ideas and learnings from some of the most successful cities in the world to help bring the Central City to life. Find the information, statistics and insights you need to make informed decisions.
You'll see the familiar and the new. In the ever-changing skyline, there's exciting and emerging landmarks and attractions.
Progress is measured in terms of building activity, business and employment figures, residential population and in the number of visitors we've welcomed.
Here's a snapshot of the latest facts and figures about the Central City to provide context to what's been going on, and to help inform your development decisions.
The rapidly emerging business, hospitality, cultural, transport and public space environments in the Central City are already becoming self-sustaining.
This makes the Central City increasingly attractive for further development, and a compelling place for residents, businesses and organisations to call home.
Central City residential building activity over the past eight years shows the extent of the revitalisation achieved so far. The number of new homes has steadily increased since 2013.
The re-establishment of business in the Central City is steadily returning to pre-quake activity levels.
Concentrating businesses and employment in the Central City makes great use of the city’s transport network and builds an intensity of activity that helps drive innovation, job growth and higher-value activities..
A growing business community translates into greater employment opportunities:
Truly engaging urban centres are created by thriving neighbourhoods and communities. Increasing the population will support the revitalisation that has already occurred.
There are already schools, libraries, supermarkets, cycleways, green spaces and lots to do right here on our doorstep.
However, there is a gap in the housing base size and type which presents an opportunity to introduce a wider range of high quality housing in the Central City to meets the needs of diverse demographics and future residents. Our data indicates:
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