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Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
Project Stage: Completed

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

Te Manatü Ture me Te Kāhui Whakamarumaru

Ōtākaro’s role is to divest the balance of Crown owned land at the eastern end of the precinct in a manner that stimulates development of the area.


The Christchurch Justice & Emergency Services Precinct is a $300 million Anchor Project, which was led by the Ministry of Justice.  The Precinct brings together all justice and emergency services in one purpose-built, leading-edge precinct in central Christchurch. An estimated 2,000 people work in or use the 42,000m2 Precinct daily.

The Precinct features 19 new courtrooms, the new Christchurch Central Police Station, the co-location of the St John Clinical Control Centre with the Police and Fire 111 Communications Centre, an Emergency Operations Centre, and a joint custodial facility with 31 cells and two day rooms.


The Ministry of Justice was responsible for the design and construction of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Precinct.


Agencies moved into the Precinct in late 2017.   


The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Precinct was funded by the Crown.

Building facts

3             Buildings

5             Levels

1000      Staff

1000      Daily visitors

19           Courtrooms

42,000   m2 Floor-space

500         People working on site during peak construction

72+         Hours emergency operations resilience

72 Hour Resilience

Stored potable water:                   100,000 litres

Sprinkler water storage:               110,000 litres

Emergency sewer:                         100,000 litres

2 hour battery power supply

2 Generators: Ability to connect another

Diesel tanks:                                  40,000 litres

Entire Emergency Services Building on back up services.

Overflow into the Justice Building in an emergency.

For more information
Ngāi Tahu Grand Narrative

This Grand Narrative (59M file) documents the Ngāi Tahu values, customs and traditions relevant to the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

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