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.
In 2015, the Council asked Development Christchurch Limited (DCL) to undertake the staged implementation of the New Brighton Centre Master Plan.
Project set up
|Earthquake impacts assessed, technical information gathered and key stakeholders identified.|
Research, information gathering
|Focus group sessions with key stakeholders and residents held. Community’s values, needs, aspirations and priorities identified.|
Design & feasibility testing
|Technical expert workshop held to combine and reconcile community’s values, needs, aspirations and priorities.|
Prepare draft master plan
|Draft master plan prepared. Approved by Council for public notification.|
|December 2012-February 2013
|Public consultation held and 317 submissions received.|
|June 2013-February 2015
Follow up investigations, revisions
|Submissions analysed. Further investigations, including of economic feasibility of the proposed waterpark concept. Community Advisory Group established to aid master plan completion. Community Board recommendation not to hear submissions endorsed by Council.|
|New Brighton Centre Master Plan adopted by Council.|
|April 2015 onwards
|Actions implemented by community and Council (capital projects delivered as funding made available).|
The New Brighton 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].
Key successes to date include:
To view the corresponding master plan actions, go to page 31 in the New Brighton Centre Master Plan [PDF, 4.1 MB].