Hemming in and catalysing the south side of the Christchurch CBD with a network of lanes and public gathering spaces.
A post-quake review deemed that the central city was too spread out to be socially and economically successful. The Central Christchurch Recovery Plan included the South Frame project, with the objective of hemming in and catalysing the south side of the city centre with a network of lanes and gathering spaces between Tuam and St Asaph Streets. Ōtākaro, the Crown company that preceded Rau Paenga, oversaw the development of a central Greenway, a wide east-west lane that extended five blocks, with perpendicular access along smaller lanes. The South Frame project was completed in late 2022.