Since 2016 more than 2800 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 for 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, Brooklands and Port Hills regeneration areas.
The 602-hectare Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor (OARC) is being delivered in tranches as Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) configures the land titles in each area. This process is now reaching its final stages.
We can grant three types of access to the regeneration areas:
This map shows an up-to-date overview of the public land uses in the regeneration areas.(external link)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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||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 an establishment committee now meeting. Details of the model, including key dates and opportunities for community feedback, will be made public as soon as they’re finalised.
LINZ has created a handy guide to applying to use regeneration areas on a temporary basis [PDF, 1.3 MB].
For more information contact David Little, Red Zone Manager on email@example.com.
If you have any ideas to use any part of the regeneration areas, please get in touch with us using the email above.