Over the next 10 years the city’s south-east central neighbourhood is expected to change a lot, so we are developing a neighbourhood plan that will bring your vision for the area to life.

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.

South-East Central (SE Central) is already transforming rapidly. We are seeing Te Kaha – Canterbury's Multi-Use Arena – emerging from the ground, new residential developments being built, with more possibly to come under the Government's urban development legislation, and new businesses regularly opening in the area.

The neighbourhood is becoming a thriving hub for art, cuisine, retail, innovation and learning opportunities, and we want to support South-East Central as a great place to live, work and visit as it continues to grow and change. 

The South-East Central area

South-East Central covers the area bordered by Fitzgerald Avenue, Moorhouse Avenue, Colombo Street, St Asaph Street, Manchester Street and Armagh Street, and is made up of the South East and Latimer neighbourhoods, and part of the Central City South neighbourhood.

This includes Latimer Square, One Central, the SALT District, the Atlas Quarter, Te Pukenga (Ara Institute of Canterbury), Te Kaha, and the commercial area between Barbadoes Street and Fitzgerald Avenue.

The South-East Central Neighbourhood Plan

The South-East Central neighbourhood plan is part of the Central City Residential Programme Project 8011 which was endorsed by the Council in 2018. One of the key goals of this programme is to have 20,000 people living in the central city by 2028.

We expect this area to transform noticeably in the future, and we need to guide this with a strong vision by partnering with developers, community groups and government organisations.

We’re developing a draft neighbourhood plan to identify the aspirations of those who live, work and play in this part of Christchurch. This plan will guide the work that the Council, our partners, and the community can do to support the evolving South-East Central neighbourhood.

From 26 June until 24 July 2023, we invited people to provide feedback(external link) on what they enjoy about the area, aspects that could be improved, and to share any valuable local knowledge that should be considered.  From 4 March until 1 April 2024 we shared the draft plan for people to have their say(external link)

What happens next

The latest feedback is helping to refine the neighbourhood plan which will go to Community Board for adoption during June. 

Got a question or want to know more?

If you want to know more about the South-East Central Neighbourhood Plan, talk to the team at danielle.endacott@ccc.govt.nz or phone 03 941 5306.