Who owns the building?

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities has purchased the property on behalf of the Department of Corrections. We plan to lease the property from Kāinga Ora to deliver the programme and are currently working through the details of this.

Will you install any outdoor security cameras?

If we obtain resource consent, we plan to install some outdoor CCTV cameras. These will look into the property and will appear the same as any other outdoor security camera designed for a residential dwelling.

Why did you choose this property?

We undertook research to find out which district had the highest need for a new programme based on the Tai Aroha model. The research identified the Christchurch district.

Following this, we reviewed many property options in different suburbs of Christchurch. We decided that 14 Bristol Street was the best option available. Some of the factors that influenced our decision are:

  • It is easily accessible to public transport and social services
  • The current internal layout suits our needs with only minor alterations required
  • There is historical precedent for a residential service in the community, as it was used by the Cerebral Palsy Society to provide supportive accommodation for many years.