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Development Christchurch Limited (DCL) was established to contribute to 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 Councillor 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 and business initiatives that contributed towards New Brighton’s revitalisation. The fund, which closed in December 2017, was allocated $100,000 and resulted in fun, and exciting projects that are helping to breathe life back into New Brighton. Some of the…

Christchurch Hot Pools

The idea of establishing a hot pools complex in New Brighton has been long advocated for by the community. Christchurch City Council and DCL have built on this proposal 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…

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…

Our Partners

Christchurch is a 21st century City of Opportunity. We are working with a variety of public partners to deliver on this vision. Christchurch City Council provides all the services and activities needed to keep the city running. Since the earthquakes, the Council has focused on getting popular community facilities back up and running, repairing the…

Christchurch Adventure Park

DCL acts as the Christchurch City Council’s representative for the Christchurch Adventure Park. DCL brokered the deal 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 huge site has been selected and we are partnering together to see the development deliver exceptional outcomes for Christchurch. The site will see a…

New Brighton Regeneration Project

The New Brighton Regeneration Project is a series of projects aimed at revitalising Christchurch’s famous surfing seaside suburb. Building on Christchurch City Council’s 2015 New Brighton Suburban Centre Master Plan, DCL has joined conversations that have been taking place in the community for some time. The Project includes the delivery of the Council funded Christchurch…