Live in the Central City

Christchurch’s vibrant central city is a dynamic place to live, work and play. Build your future here.

Stay up-to-date on the South-East Central Neighbourhood Plan

We’ll send you updates as the project progresses, and let you know when we’d like feedback on the draft neighbourhood plan.

Christchurch's central city is a fantastic place to call home. With modern fresh ideas and big thinking, the Central City is an urban centre of creativity, innovation and bold, ambitious development.

Browse some of the latest Central City residential developments(external link) recently completed or getting underway, to get an idea of the homes on offer.

Why build your future in the Central City

It's compact and convenient

Tram driving along Cashel StreetThere's an unfolding landscape of new and exciting attractions.

A range of quality services, extensive retail options, green spaces and important everyday things, like schools and supermarkets, right here on your doorstep. 

There's a great buzz

As well as a lively hospitality scene of trendy cafes, tasty eateries and top-shelf restaurants.

There's a well-established cultural and arts scene of libraries, theatres, art galleries, movie theatres and exciting new developments like the Riverside Market, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre and Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre. 

There's plenty of street appeal, beautifully landscaped laneways and squares, easy access to the meandering river promenade, and amazing spaces for children to explore, learn and grow. 

It's easy to get around

St Asaph and Colombo Street intersection with Ao Tawhiti School in the backgroundThe Central City embraces innovation and transport choice.

There's an extensive cycleway(external link) and pedestrian network, a new bus interchange(external link) and efficient bus system, plenty of car parking(external link) in purpose-built parking facilities and accessible on-street parking. 

A range of residential options

Homes in Beveridge StreetThere's a range of sizes and types of homes, including 3+ bedroom family homes.

More living opportunities, neighbourhoods and communities are being planned and developed at a range of price points and living styles.

Browse some of the latest Central City residential developments(external link).

More people in the central city

The estimated number of people living in the Central City is 8,830 (StatsNZ, 2023) and we're aiming to boost this population over the next ten years.

Project 8011(external link) is our residential programme to encourage more people to come and live in Central City. 

Project 8011

Our residential programme encouraging more people to live in the Central City.

What's available now

Browse some of the latest Central City residential developments.

Our central neighbourhoods

Learn more about the unique neighbourhoods which make up the Central City.

Sounds in the Central City

Living with Central City noise.

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