LINZ is responsible for managing Crown-owned residential red zone land on the Port Hills, while Christchurch City Council (CCC) now manages the Crown-owned flatland red zone areas.

The transfer of flatland management to CCC is part of a transition to local leadership, as agreed in the 2019 Global Settlement Agreement.

Any management enquiries should be directed as follows:

Port Hills residential red zone

Management and transitional land use enquiries

This includes maintenance, plant and animal pest management, security, communications, land access, and transitional land uses.

Permanent land use enquiries and applications

Contact CCC

Residential red zone flatland areas

This area incorporates Brooklands, Southshore and South New Brighton, and the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

Management enquiries

This includes maintenance, plant and animal pest management, security, traffic management, communications, land access and permanent land use.

Contact CCC

Transitional land use enquiries and applications

You can apply to LINZ to access or temporarily use Crown-owned red zone land.

Ownership of Crown-owned residential red zone land is transferring separately to management responsibilities, and will happen in phases until July 2021.

Until ownership is transferred, LINZ retains land ownership obligations such as making decisions about transitional land use.

Permanent land use enquiries and applications

Contact CCC

Last Updated: 1 July 2020