The New Brighton Centre Master Plan aims to re-establish the centre as the heart of the community and be the key activity centre for the eastern suburbs. A revitalised, vibrant centre will attract people to ‘live, work and play’ in New Brighton.
The process to identify stakeholders, key issues, community aspirations and develop the New Brighton Centre Master Plan began in April 2012. After technical expert workshops and community consultation, the master plan was endorsed by the Community Board before being adopted by the Council in March 2015.
The New Brighton Centre Master Plan contains a strategic vision to reinvent New Brighton as Christchurch’s eastern playground.
The vision is supported by twenty-three goals and four big-picture themes, which are to be delivered through nineteen detailed implementation actions.
These encourage Council, private sector, community and government-led decision-making to align and move forward together in a logical sequence.
The vision, goals and actions are described in detail on pages 20, 23 and 26 of the New Brighton Centre Master Plan [PDF, 4.1 MB].
In the years following the adoption of the New Brighton Centre Master Plan, actions have been implemented where possible. The context for these continues to change and this has influenced decisions by the Council, other organisations and private individuals.
In 2015, the Council asked Development Christchurch Limited (DCL) to undertake the staged implementation of the New Brighton Centre Master Plan.
Since 2017, ChristchurchNZ has been tasked with leading the revitalisation of New Brighton, inheriting master plan implementation.
Progress on implementation of New Brighton Centre Village Master Plan actions can be viewed below, under the themes with which each action aligns.
The following New Brighton Centre Master Plan actions have commenced and/or been completed in part to the extent noted: