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Development Christchurch Limited (DCL) was established to collaborate in the regeneration and redevelopment of Christchurch, New Zealand. DCL’s purpose is laid out in our Statement of Intent – we’re here to contribute to the well-being of Christchurch through the improved economic, social, community, and environmental outcomes that successful development, investment and regeneration bring.  We are carrying out this…

Investment Crucial to the Next Stage of Recovery

Our city is in the middle of a historic transformation. Since the series of earthquakes that devastated the city beginning on 22 February 2011, both public and private sectors have made strong contributions to the rebuild of the city, with a vision to make it a greater place to live and work than ever before….

New Brighton Beachside Playground

The New Brighton Beachside Playground was opened on 20 December 2017 by Councilor David East and Coastal-Burwood Community Chair Kim Money. The new playground sits just to the north of New Brighton Library and has everything from water cannons and musical toys to swings, slides and a large waka that children can climb and play…

The Creating Momentum Regeneration Fund

The Creating Momentum Regeneration Fund ran throughout 2017 and provided funding for a variety of community initiatives that contributed towards New Brighton’s revitalisation. The fund, which closed in December 2017, was allocated $100,000 and resulted in fun, exciting projects that are helping to breath life back into New Brighton. Some of the projects included: Imagination…

Christchurch Hot Pools

The idea for a hot pools complex was raised by residents during the New Brighton Suburban Centre Master Plan engagement process. The aim is to create a regional attraction that kick-starts New Brighton’s revitalisation, drawing people into the village centre and supporting the wider New Brighton Regeneration Project, including the playground, improvements to public spaces,…

New Brighton Regeneration Hub

DCL runs a Regeneration Hub at the Coastal-Burwood Community Board Rooms in New Brighton to serve as a space for the community to learn about and discuss the regeneration of New Brighton. Project team staff are there to: Have meaningful discussions over the purpose of the agencies. Listen to the community’s thoughts and opinions on…

Who’s Doing What In Christchurch’s Regeneration?

Christchurch is going through a period of exciting transformation, with public sector agencies contributing to regeneration in ways reflecting their areas of expertise. While each agency differs in their tasks and responsibilities, we are all working together, with the community, towards the common goal of co-creating a renewed, vibrant and exciting Christchurch. In regenerating our city,…

Christchurch Adventure Park

DCL is acting as the Christchurch City Council’s representative for the Christchurch Adventure Park. DCL brokered the deal between between the owner of Leisure Investments NZ Partnership, the developer of Christchurch Adventure Park, and its lender, the China Construction Bank (New Zealand) Ltd. In 2017, DCL won the Debt Deal of the Year Award at the Institute…

Peterborough Quarter

DCL is responsible for the development of the former Convention Centre site between Kilmore and Peterborough Streets, known as the ‘Peterborough Quarter’. Following a tender process, a preferred purchaser for the site has been selected and we are partnering together to see the development deliver exceptional outcomes for Christchurch. The site will see a comprehensive mixed-use development…

New Brighton Regeneration Project

A series of projects that aim to revitalise New Brighton’s foreshore and commercial core, attract new residents and visitors, and provide better public amenity are now pushing ahead. DCL is leading the New Brighton Regeneration Project with the backing of Christchurch City Council. The New Brighton Regeneration Project encompasses the delivery of the Christchurch Hot…

What We Do

DCL is a Council Controlled Trading Organisation (CCTO) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Christchurch City Holdings Ltd (CCHL), the Council’s commercial holdings company. We work for Christchurch City Council and alongside Regenerate Christchurch, Ōtākaro and other agencies and stakeholders to contribute to the regeneration of Christchurch. DCL, with our public sector and community group partners, is taking…