Activities that put people at the heart of a vibrant Central City.

We've listed the projects relating to people along with the current status below. You can find out more in the full Central City Action Plan [PDF, 1.5 MB]

Our progress

Please note the following section of content is possibly being delivered from an external source (IFRAME in HTML terms), and may present unusual experiences for screen readers.

Our projects 

Activity Lead agencies
Consider free Central City car parking Council
National marketing campaign - Explore Ōtautahi ChristchurchNZ
Regional marketing campaign - Explore Ōtautahi ChristchurchNZ
Local promotion Explore Town - simplified "What's On"(external link) Council/ChristchurchNZ
Local promotion Explore Town:  Linked "free stuff", ideas to help people "make a day of it" with events, visits Council/ChristchurchNZ
Local promotion Explore Town: "What's New" awareness raising Council/ChristchurchNZ
Local promotion Explore Town:  Integrated web content (parking, transport, access, etc.) Council/ChristchurchNZ
Deliver 2018/19 major/community events programme Council/ChristchurchNZ
Spin off activities around major/community events Council/ChristchurchNZ
Maximise use of indoor venues over winter Council/ChristchurchNZ/Vbase/Venues
Relocate shoulder/winter events into Central City venues (Ongoing) Council/ChristchurchNZ/Vbase/Venues
Attract/curate business events with national significance over winter (Ongoing) Council/ChristchurchNZ/Vbase/Venues
Visitor guides/tours/trails - cultural, heritage, cuisine - print, online resources (Ongoing) Various/Council/ChristchurchNZ
Customer-facing staff informed about events, activities to inform visitors (Ongoing) CCBA/Business
Project 8011 - Prioritise Public Realm Maintenance & Upkeep (Ongoing) Council/DCL
Activity Lead agencies
Single, cross-agency events calendar Council/ChristchurchNZ
International marketing campaign - Explore Ōtautahi ChristchurchNZ
Project 8011 -Residential development information portal  Council
Project 8011 - Funding opportunities, incentives, measures for residential developers/buyers DCL/Council
Project 8011 - One stop shop for Central City residential consenting process Council
Project 8011 - Market the Central City Council
Project 8011 - Encourage, support alternative housing approaches/projects Council
Project 8011 - Identify site development opportunities  Council
Project 8011 - Neighbourhood scale planning to encourage Central City living Council
Activity Lead agencies
Bundling transport options/bookings with event tickets Council/ChristchurchNZ
Free public transport for major events ECan
Curate Matariki/Winter festival Council/ChristchurchNZ/Vbase/Venues
Grow cultural events/festivals over the winter/shoulder season Council/ChristchurchNZ/Vbase/Venues
Central City adventures/activities, fitness trails, story-telling Various/Council/ChristchurchNZ
School visits, curriculum-based days out in the Central City Various/Council/Schools/Community
Weekend mini-basketball tournaments Various/Council/Schools/Community
Coordinated approach to optimise use of city venues Council/Vbase/Ōtākaro
Project 8011 - Residential site development investigation, data collection, evaluation, feasibility Council