Regenerate Christchurch is currently developing a Regeneration Plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor. So far, our work has involved a number of phases. The research phase saw us work with local communities, the Crown, Christchurch City Council, Ngāi Tahu and Environment Canterbury to understand their needs, responsibilities and aspirations. We received more than 5,000 ideas, suggestions and proposals for the future use of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.
The visioning phase included the development of a vision and objectives for the future use of the area which play a crucial role in identifying, assessing and evaluating land use options. Regenerate Christchurch also developed land use assessment criteria that reflect the vision and objectives.
The design phase involved identifying a range of broad uses for the area based on work undertaken during the above mentioned research and visioning phases. Possible combinations of those uses have been considered and assessed against the vision, objectives and land use assessment criteria to develop 10 possible combinations of uses known as the shortlist.
Following public feedback on the shortlist, further assessment was undertaken, and a refined shortlist developed which is the subject of this survey.