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.

photo of Bill sutton house, Christchurch

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.

More about Bill Sutton House

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.

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:

Contact Christchurch City Council

Last Updated: 19 October 2020