12 Mar 2021

We are proposing to spend $515 million on our parks and $60 million on our foreshore over the next 10 years.

A total of 39 per cent of planned spending is on new developments and upgrades while most of the funding (61 per cent) is on renewing what we already have as it reaches the end of its life.

Significant areas of expenditure include:

  • Parks-related Residential Red Zone regeneration projects, including the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor ($170 million)
  • Cemeteries, including a new cemetery at Templeton ($31 million)
  • Botanic Gardens Masterplan projects and renewals ($27 million)
  • Naval Point redevelopment ($27 million)
  • Akaroa Wharf ($19 million)
  • Sports fields ($15 million)
  • Redeveloping QEII Park ($14 million)
  • Lancaster Park redevelopment ($8 million)
  • Hagley Park development and renewals ($8 million)
  • Strategic land purchase ($4.5 million)
  • Carrs Reserve Kart Club relocation ($3.9 million)
  • Rod Donald Trust strategic land purchase ($3 million)

In the first three years, our focus is to look after what we have and prioritise renewals based on the condition and age of the assets.

Akaroa Wharf will be one of our most significant renewal projects.

Regeneration of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor will gather momentum.

We will also start to develop aspects of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Master Plan, continue with the development of Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, progressively upgrade our sports fields, and reopen Lancaster Park for public use – the first stage of its redevelopment.

We’ll also deliver numerous smaller, community-based projects.