Regenerate Christchurch Welcomes Hagley Oval Decision
Regenerate Christchurch welcomes decisions by both the Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Poto Williams, and the Christchurch City Council regarding Hagley Oval. The decision by Minister Williams to use section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 amends the Christchurch District Plan to permit changes to the use and operation of Hagley Oval. The decision by the Council approves the new ground lease to enable additional lighting towers to be installed.
The section 71 proposal was developed by Regenerate Christchurch following an approach from the Canterbury Cricket Trust. The approved changes to the use and operation of the venue include permitting the installation of permanent lighting facilities and will enable more international fixtures to be played at the venue. The decision by the Council then enables the Canterbury Cricket Trust to lease the ground required to install the lights.
“We welcome the decisions made
by Minister Williams and the Christchurch City Council
regarding Hagley Oval, both of which strengthen
Christchurch’s bid to host top-tier matches during the
2021 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup
while raising the city’s profile to a global audience of
approximately 180 million. Attracting national and
international visitors through events such as this is key to
positioning Christchurch as an exciting and vibrant modern
city.” Regenerate Christchurch’s Chief Executive Ivan