The ownership and management of Crown-owned residential red zone land in greater Christchurch is being progressively transferred from the Crown to Christchurch City Council (CCC).

This transfer is part of the September 2019 Global Settlement Agreement, a contract between the Crown and CCC to finalise the remaining costs and responsibilities for Christchurch’s earthquake recovery and regeneration.

Global Settlement Agreement 

A joint LINZ-CCC project team is working closely together to manage the transfer. As part of the transfer, we’re reconfiguring nearly 5,500 property titles so the land can be more easily used – including for delivery of the 2019 Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan.

Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan

The transfer also includes the establishment of an advisory group to provide community input and advice on temporary projects and events on the land. Known as the Red Zones Transformative Land Use Group, it includes members from the community, iwi and local community boards.

Bexley, Christchurch

An aerial photo showing part of Christchurch's residential red zone

Last Updated: 18 February 2020