Our central neighbourhoods

Discover the Central City’s interesting, diverse neighbourhoods, each with its own unique characteristics, strengths and opportunities.

A number of Central City neighbourhoods are relatively new, others are well established with distinctive character and heritage features.

The established residential neighbourhoods in northern and western aspects of Central City have a growing residential population. The emerging neighbourhoods to the south offer great opportunities for further residential growth, especially once key anchor projects, including Metro Sports Facility, the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena and South Frame laneways are completed.

It is estimated that 8,830 people (Stats NZ, 2023) choose to call the Central City home.

Central City neighbourhood map

As part of the Council’s Central City Residential Programme(external link), Central City neighbourhoods have been identified to help focus future investigation and planning.

Select an area to learn more about the neighbourhood, including relevant neighbourhood groups/resident associations.

If you would like to know more information about the work the Council is doing in Central City neighbourhoods please contact centralcity@ccc.govt.nz



Avon Loop

Inner City West



Chester East


Central City South

South East

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South-East Central Neighbourhood Plan

Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board

The Central City is within the Central Ward of the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board. The Councillor for the Central Ward is Jake McLellan(external link).

Find out more about the elected members, latest news, funding and resources.

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