East x East
Brighton Rd & Brooker Ave, Christchurch 8083
About the space
East x East is a major piece of Red Zone land that LiVS has on a licence from Land Information New Zealand. After a year-long pilot project in the same area, LiVS and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) signed a new contract to continue their partnership to create a space that provides some amenity and acts as a gathering space for the community. The aim is to fill the area with temporary art projects, local clubs and other events and activities. It’s meant as a temporary space to utilise the land and encourage community involvement whilst plans and preparation for future development are completed. The exciting community space has been named East x East, to reflect its location in the eastern suburb of Burwood at the eastern end of New Brighton Road. There are some small pots of seed-funding available to support project ideas and enable various types of activity. Those interested in developing a project for the space should get in contact with LiVS via the link below.

PROJECTS


COMMUNITY PUMP TRACK

ExE3

The Community Pump Track was installed in May 2018 thanks to support from LINZ and CCC. It was proudly opened by Dr. Megan Woods in the same year and has been bringing joy to the area ever since. The track is free to use and is suitable for bikes, scooter and skateboards.


RADIO CONTROL HAULAGE CLUB

RCH Mural

The Radio Control Haulage Club signed a seperate licence with LINZ late 2018 and started laying mini-roads in their space early 2019. LIVS supported the club with some materials and then with a mural for their container (artist Caelan Walsh). The Club hosts regular open days and invites anyone interested to get in touch via facebook.

AVON OTAKARO FOREST PARK

AOFP signed a seperate licence with LINZ late 2018 and have been developing plans to establish a native garden and picnic area since. They hope to start planting over Winter 2019. Those wishing to get in touch should visit their website.

Avon Otakaro Forest Park Website


TREE HILL

Tree Hill

Originally a Greening the Rubble and CCC project, the installation as donated to LiVS in March 2019 for ExE after several sites around the Central City. There are plans to move it around the space to best support the active projects in the space.

MEDIA & EVENTS

East x East Facebook Page

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