Support Our Redevelopment Plans

Can you help us secure the future of the Museum? Please make a submission supporting our resource consent application.

Canterbury Museum is proposing a $195 million redevelopment of our Rolleston Avenue site. This is needed to protect the Museum’s heritage buildings and the 2.3 million objects in the collection, and to upgrade our visitor facilities for all of you to enjoy for years to come.

Currently only 1% of the Museum's collection can be displayed at any one time and some have never been seen by the public. Our proposed redevelopment will create a fit-for-purpose Museum and bring the visitor experience into the twenty-first century. 

Last year we consulted with many different groups and received feedback from the public on our redevelopment plans and the concept designs for a new Museum created by Athfield Architects. The majority of feedback has been positive.

The Museum submitted a resource consent application for the proposed redevelopment to Christchurch City Council at the end of last year. We asked that it be publicly notified to ensure that people have a further opportunity to comment on the plans.

The public now has until 5.00 pm on 6 April 2021 to make a submission and we hope that you will help us by making a submission in support of our plans. You can do this online or by printing out and completing a submission form. Printed forms can be emailed, posted or hand delivered to a Council Office.

Submissions must included all the information required by the Resource Management Act:

  • Your full name, street address and contact details
  • reasons for your support of the application
  • what decision you would like the Council to make
  • whether you want to attend a hearing, if there is one.

Below you will find images of our concept designs as well as some of the key documents that underpin the proposed redevelopment.