September 2020 marked a major step forward for Canterbury’s regeneration, with the transfer of a significant amount of Crown-owned red zone land and an historic house to Christchurch City Council.
On behalf of the Crown, in 2015 we started managing Crown-owned red zone land in the Port Hills, Brooklands, Southshore, South New Brighton and the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor (OARC).
About 70 hectares of this land in Brooklands, Southshore and South New Brighton has now transferred to the Council. The historic Bill Sutton House – located in the red zone – was also gifted to the city after we carried out extensive renovations.
Ownership of Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor land will transfer progressively over the coming years as the titles of 5,500 properties are reconfigured, with Christchurch City Council now responsible for managing this land.
Meanwhile, Crown-owned red zone land in the Port Hills will transfer to the Council in May 2021, with LINZ managing it until then.
Port Hills red zone management enquiries
This includes maintenance, plant and animal pest management, security, communications, land access, and transitional land uses.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 665 463
- For permanent land use enquiries and applications Contact the Council
- More info: Port Hills land management and maintenance
Flatland red zone management enquiries
For enquiries about maintenance, pest management, security, traffic management, land access and permanent land use in Brooklands, Southshore and South New Brighton, and the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor: