Regeneration areas

We’re developing Christchurch’s former residential red zones and encouraging people to visit and use these special areas.


Together with the Brooklands community we're in the process of developing a Community Action Plan.

Have your say

From time to time we have opportunities to have your say on developments in the former residential red zones.

Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor

The largest regeneration area, stretching from the city to the sea.

Port Hills

About 600 red-zoned properties in the Port Hills are scattered between Sumner Beach and Governors Bay.

Red Zones Transitional Use Fund

The Council has opened a $282,000 fund that enables people to activate community projects and events in the city’s former residential red zones.

Southshore and South New Brighton

The strip of vacant land along the estuary, between Halsey Street in South New Brighton and the end of the Southshore Spit.

Te Tira Kāhikuhiku consultative group

Te Tira Kāhikuhiku will help transform the city’s red zones.

Using the regeneration areas

Have an idea on how to activate part of the former residential areas in the short term? Find out how to proceed.