Latest update 26/11/2018

City Promenade open

November 2018
Central Christchurch’s new waterfront is now complete with the opening of the City Promenade.

Latest update 21/11/2018

City Promenade opening event this weekend

November 2018
Christchurch’s new City Promenade will be officially opened this Sunday at 10am.

Latest update 23/10/2018

City Promenade scavenger hunt to mark opening

A $5,000 Discover Travel voucher and range of other prizes will be on offer to mark the opening of the City Promenade on Sunday 25 November 2018.

Latest update 05/04/2018

Time capsule placed in Victoria Square

April 2018
Students from The Cathedral Grammar School in Christchurch have helped place a time capsule in Victoria Square to mark the recently completed restoration work.

Latest update 03/04/2018

Victoria Square market this weekend

April 2016
A one-off artisan market will be held this weekend in Victoria Square to celebrate the reopening and recognise its history as a trading place.

Latest update 09/03/2018

Victoria Square restoration work complete

March 2018
Australasia’s first illuminated electric fountain, the Bowker Fountain, is back to its colourful best with the restoration of Victoria Square now complete.

Latest update 28/11/2017

One block of Colombo Street temporarily one lane from next Wednesday

November 2017
Colombo Street will temporarily be one-way, north-bound only, from Armagh Street to Kilmore Street from Wednesday 6 December 2017.

Latest update 03/08/2017

Avonside Girls create Whāriki artworks

July 2017
Avonside Girls' High School recently learnt about Nga whāriki manaaki, the mats of welcome along the Avon River. Students created their own artworks to express their school story.

Latest update 09/06/2017

Next section of Avon River Precinct works starting soon

June 2017
Work on the next stage of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will begin on 12 June along the section of Oxford Terrace between Hereford and Worcester Streets.

Latest update 28/04/2017

Watch - Victoria Square restoration FAQs

April 2017
Answers to some common questions about the Victoria Square restoration.

Latest update 06/03/2017

Next portion of riverside promenade construction starting mid-March

March 2017
Work on the next stage of the central city riverside promenade will get underway mid-March between Antigua and Durham Streets as part of Te Papa Otakaro/Avon River Precinct.

Latest update 28/02/2017

Watch - Victoria Square restoration underway

February 2017
More than 150,000 new pavers will be laid in the square and many of the old ones will be reused in The Commons on the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets.

Latest update 08/12/2016

PGC Site Completed

December 2016
Landscaping work is now complete on the former site of the Pyne Gould Corporation building, creating a new green public space in the North Frame.

Latest update 06/12/2016

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

December 2016
Ōtākaro Limited has issued a Request for Proposal to design the North Frame Pedestrian Bridge in Christchurch’s central city.

Latest update 01/10/2016

New Barbeque Area and Play Equipment for Margaret Mahy Family Playground

September 2016
The new community barbeque area at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will be ready for family use this weekend thanks to the generosity of ANZCO Foods.

Latest update 25/09/2016

First Stage of The Terraces Officially Opens

June 2016
Christchurch’s new urban waterfront is beginning to take shape with the official opening of the first stage of The Terraces.