New Streets & Spaces Design Guide - Christchurch Central


The Streets & Spaces Design Guide for Christchurch's central city is now available online.

It supports the implementation of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, including the transport chapter, An Accessible City. The guide promotes the creation of a network of people-focused gathering places and streets (public realm) which enhance accessibility and people's enjoyment in central city life.


The Streets & Spaces Design Guide - Strategic Guidance book was developed to assist recovery projects (both public and private) to contribute to an attractive and vibrant central city for residents and visitors alike. The guide aims to bring together public realm projects in the central city in a coherent and coordinated way as the central city redevelops.

A technical guidance book is under development to accompany the strategic guidance book.

The Streets & Spaces Design Guide has been developed as a 'living' document and the information within it will be updated over time. It is important to check the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority website for the most up-to-date version.