Wider initiatives and what happens next in Cathedral Square

Wider initiatives for the area include improving access and connectivity to the city, and increasing the residential population in the centre.

There are also opportunities for adjacent landowners to work together to produce a shared plan for their block that contributes to the overall vision for the area. Where appropriate, we are working directly with private landowners on this.


Photograph of New Regent Street in Christchurch.

What happens next?

The draft concept will feed into the regeneration strategy for Cathedral Square and the surrounding area. Work is also underway to understand:

  • the land use requirements and what regulatory or policy changes might be needed.
  • what investment and incentives might be required.
  • how spaces could be activated in the short and medium term.
  • how the strategy could be implemented, with actions, timeframes and priorities.





Wider initiatives for the area include improving access and connectivity to the city, and increasing the residential population in the centre.

There are also opportunities for adjacent landowners to work together to produce a shared plan for their block that contributes to the overall vision for the area. Where appropriate, we are working directly with private landowners on this.


Photograph of New Regent Street in Christchurch.

What happens next?

The draft concept will feed into the regeneration strategy for Cathedral Square and the surrounding area. Work is also underway to understand:

  • the land use requirements and what regulatory or policy changes might be needed.
  • what investment and incentives might be required.
  • how spaces could be activated in the short and medium term.
  • how the strategy could be implemented, with actions, timeframes and priorities.