Since 2016 more than 2,800 short-term projects and events have occurred across the regeneration areas. If you're interested in using this land for a short or one-off event, or for projects up to five years, you're welcome to apply.
You can express your interest or apply to temporarily use any of the regeneration areas in Southshore, Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, South New Brighton or Brooklands.
If you have already filled out an expression of interest application or talked with a staff member about your project, please fill out the application form below:
We'll then help get your project or temporary land use up and running.
Ownership of all of the former residential red zones is gradually being transferred from the Crown to the Christchurch City Council.
We can approve short-term leases and licences for the land that we own and manage.
We’re now responsible for the Southshore, South New Brighton and Brooklands regeneration areas, while ownership and management of the Port Hills regeneration areas will transfer to the Council at the end of May 2021.
The 602-hectare Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor (OARC) will be delivered in tranches once Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has configured the land titles in each area - a process that is now under way.
We can grant three types of access to the regeneration areas:
Enquiries or requests to use the land permanently are subject to a different process. It’s important to point out that decisions on short-term activities don’t signal any intentions or decisions about permanent land use.
For enquiries or requests about permanent use contact email@example.com.
All transitional or transformative projects should create vibrancy and support regeneration by improving the environment, experience and activity in the area, or address sustainability or ecological issues.
As the regeneration areas are gradually transferring from the Crown to the Council, we’re now responsible for determining how the land is used in the future.
Depending on the length of time and location of the site you wish to use, you need to either apply through the Council or through LINZ. The below table outlines who you should direct your application to.
|Regeneration area location||Temporary use up to 6 months, or until Council takes land ownership||Permanent land use|
|Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor||Land Information New Zealand(external link)||Christchurch City Council|
|Southshore, South New Brighton||Christchurch City Council|
|Brooklands||Christchurch City Council|
|Port Hills||Christchurch City Council|
The Council is working to establish a co-governance group to oversee future land uses in the regeneration areas.
Discussions are underway with manawhenua. Details of the model, including key dates and opportunities for community feedback, will be made public as soon as they’re finalised.
We also work closely with Te Tira Kāhikuhiku(external link) – the Red Zones Transformative Land Use Group – which provides us with advice and recommendations on applications for transitional land-use initiatives.
For more information contact Brenden Winder, Residential Red Zone Manager on 03 941 6462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council is reviewing applications for:
If you have any feedback on this application, email email@example.com before 5pm 30 May 2022.