Ownership of all of the former residential red zones is gradually being transferred from the Crown to the Christchurch City Council.
We’re now responsible for the Southshore, South New Brighton and Brooklands regeneration areas, while 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. This process has begun and is expected to take up to two years.
Ownership and management of the Port Hills regeneration areas will transfer to the Council on 31 May 2021.
We can approve short-term leases and licences of the land that we own and manage. This includes leases and licences for the OARC that are expected to last longer than six months.