On 28 June 2021, the Government reached agreement with the owners to buy 212–214 Madras Street, the final property needed for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA) anchor project. This timeline shows the progress from 2012 to get this agreement.

2012

The Madras Street property was designated in the 2012 Christchurch Central Recovery Plan as been needed for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA) anchor project.

2016

We inherited the responsibility for central city land acquisitions from CERA and started engaging with the owners to acquire 212–214 Madras Street by mutual agreement.

Mid-2020

By mid-2020, all other land needed for the CMUA had been acquired.

September 2020

Christchurch City Council’s subsidiary company responsible for the CMUA’s design and delivery – CMUA Project Delivery Limited (CMUAPDL) – advised us that 212–214 Madras Street was urgently required for successful delivery of the arena. We continued to engage with the owners to acquire this land by agreement.

After these efforts were unsuccessful, the Governor-General issued a Proclamation to take the land and the acquisition became the subject of legal action.

28 June 2021

Agreement is reached to buy 212–214 Madras Street, providing certainty for this important anchor project to proceed. To enable development and construction of Te Kaha to progress, the site at 212–214 Madras Street needs to be cleared by the owners Roland Logan and Sharon Ng or before 16 June 2022 as agreed in the Deed of Agreement.

Read the media release for more information.

Last Updated: 9 May 2022