Documents, reports and studies for land use in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area

All ideas, proposals and suggestions for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area have been analysed thematically and categorised into 12 broad uses.


  • Community places and spaces
  • Ecological restoration
  • Economic activity
  • Flood mitigation
  • Flatwater sports facilities
  • Productive land uses


  • Recreation
  • Residential
  • Transport
  • Water quality improvements
  • Whitewater sports hub
  • Visitor attraction


Reports have been prepared that consider how each of the above uses could contribute to achieving the area's vision and objectives, and identify the reasons, benefits and key considerations for each use.

Selection of preferred land uses and activities - supporting documents and decision papers

Supporting documents and decision papers
These documents were provided to the Board of Regenerate Christchurch in order for them to select the preferred land uses and activities for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor. Some information has been withheld under sections of the Official Information Act 1982, namely:
Section 9(2)(a) - to protect the privacy of individuals
Section 9(2)(h) - to maintain legal privilege
Section 9(2)(j) - to enable an organisation to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial negotiations.
Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Board Paper RC/18-19/010 – Selection of Preferred Land Uses and Activities
Attachment 1: Assessment to determine preferred land uses and activities ( 8 appendices)
  1. East Lake Trust submission - redacted
  2. Table of responses
  3. Aurecon report
  4. Notes scoring amendments to MCA and Unweighted criteria Option 7D-Alt
  5. Updated Multi-Criteria Analysis
  6. Updated Comparative Analysis - redacted
  7. Public feedback on the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Refined Shortlist
  8. Summary of feedback from targeted stakeholders, private property owners and other submitters - redacted

Extract from board minutes 29 August 2018 - redacted


Refined shortlist of land use options - supporting documents and decision papers

Supporting documents and decision papers
These documents were provided to the Board of Regenerate Christchurch in order for them to decide on the refined shortlist of land use options. Some information has been withheld under sections of the Official Information Act 1982, namely:
  • Section 9(2)(a) - to protect the privacy of individuals
  • Section 9(2)(h) - to maintain legal privilege
  • Section 9(2)(j) - to enable an organisations to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial negotiations.
Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Board Paper RC/17-18/057 – Selection of Refined Short List
Attachment 1: Management Assessment of Shortlist of Land Use Options ( 17 appendices)
  1. Vision and Objectives
  2. Land Use Assessment Criteria
  3. Multi-Criteria Analysis
  4. High level impact assessment
  5. Finalised risk assessment
  6. Summary of assessment of options - redacted
  7. Planning related hazards information
  8. Community needs methodology
  9. Thematic analysis of feedback on 10 combinations of options
  10. Responses to comments from some submitters – 10 combinations of options
  11. Impacts on private property owners - redacted
  12. Economic benefits modelling - redacted
  13. Cost estimates and phasing options - redacted
  14. Full comparative assessment - redacted
  15. Flat water feasibility summary
  16. Assessment of Flatwater Facility Options against objectives and unweighted Land Use Assessment Criteria
  17. Residential feasibility summary
Attachment 2 Refined Shortlist - redactedŌtākaro Avon River Corrido Board Paper RC/17-18/048 – Addendum to Management Assessment of Shortlist Land Use Options
Aurecon Report – Water Quality in Waikakariki/Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake Ecology


Land use assessment criteria

Land Use Assessment Criteria
Land Use Assessment Criteria


Land use assessment reports (LUARS)

These reports look at a range of ways the land and waterways in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area could potentially be used in the future. Each report looks at the drivers, objectives, opportunities, costs and benefits of certain ideas before reaching recommendations.

Summary of land use assessments
An A3 document that summarises all of the land use assessments.
Land use assessment summary [PDF 2.05MB]


Themes allocated to the land use assessment reports
Ideas, proposals and suggestions have been analysed thematically and then allocated to land use assessment reports.
Themes allocated to land use assessment reports [PDF 82.8kB]


Community places and spaces
Connected communities bring a range of health, wellbeing, social, economic and environmental benefits to individuals and society as a whole. This report examines what are the drivers, objectives and opportunities for growing community connectedness and places that support this outcome.
Land use assessment report - community spaces and places [PDF 2.13MB]


Ecological restoration
The Regeneration Area has potential for significant ecological restoration alongside other land uses. This reports explores the options and drivers of ecological restoration in the Regeneration Area and proposes a number of ecological approaches to consider.
Land use assessment report - ecological restoration [PDF 2.29MB]


Economic activity
This report examines what the drivers and objectives are for growing economic activity in the Area, including accommodation, visitor attractions, retail, event and education spaces, and potential ways to support local businesses.
Land use assessment report - economic activity [PDF 1.55MB]


Flood mitigation
Supported by studies by Christchurch City Council, this report looks at the importance of flood mitigation in the Regeneration Area, and recommends stopbanks as the best approach to addressing risks from tidal and river flooding. There are a number of options for the stopbank locations.
Land use assessment report - flood mitigation [PDF 1.55MB]


Productive land uses
This report examines primary productive land uses such as farming and other forms of food and fibre production, and is supported by an agri-business study that identifies that soils in the Regeneration Area could be used for a range of productive purposes. Livestock, arable farming, boutique horticulture and aquaculture options are all considered.
Land use assessment report - productive land uses [PDF 1.44MB]


Recreation
This report examines how parks, reserves and playgrounds provide open space and public sporting facilities for communities. It recommends consideration be given to creating new open spaces, land-swaps of some reserves, and providing a regional sports facility.
Land use assessment report - recreation [PDF 1.69MB]


Residential
Supported by a feasibility study, this report looks at the drivers and objectives for housing. It identifies key issues and offers a list of options to consider, including small-scale housing in localised areas, intermediate period adaptable housing, potential land exchanges and the financial feasibility of larger scale residential development.
Land use assessment report - residential land use [PDF 1.27MB]


Transport
This report examines changes to the transport network near the Regeneration Area and covers the key modes of transport, including cycleways, walkways, public transport, and private motor vehicles.
Land use assessment report - transport [PDF 4.19MB]


Visitor attractions
This report explores a wide range of possible options for visitor attractions. It’s supported by a visitor projections study that, based on an assumed range of attractions and amenities, forecasts approximately one million unique visitors will visit the area every year, with total annual visits to reach about four million.
Land use assessment report - visitor attractions [PDF 1.58MB]


Water quality
This report examines the drivers and objectives for improving the water quality of the Ōtākaro Avon River as it runs through the Area. It explores the options for improving the river water quality and identifies that improving the water quality upstream of the Regeneration Area is an important consideration.
Land use assessment report - water quality [PDF 1.52MB]


Whitewater sports hub
Supported by a commercial sport and leisure recreation study, this report looks at options for a water sports hub, including whitewater rafting and kayaking, surf park, cable wakeboard park, and combinations of these.
Land use assessment report - white water sports hub [PDF 1.47MB]


Indicative business case - flatwater facility

Indicative business case - flatwater facility
This draft report is the Strategic and Economic chapters of the Indicative Business Case and examines the drivers and objectives for flatwater facilities in the Regeneration Area. It has been developed in accordance with The Treasury’s guidelines for Better Business Cases for Capital Proposals: Indicative Business Case and is supported by a draft Technical Feasibility Study.

The draft report looks at a number of options and ranks them based on a multi-criteria analysis and benefits modelling.
Indicative business case: flatwater facility [PDF 1.85MB]
IBC Appendix 2 - ILM [PDF 201kB]
IBC Appendix 3 - Market Economics Summary [PDF 487kB]


Technical reports

These technical reports further support the work contained in the land use assessment reports above. They’re shown here for information purposes only.

Flatwater technical feasibility study
The draft technical feasibility study identifies a large range of potential options and the estimated costs associated with options for a 2.2km, 1.1km, and recreational lake.
Prepared by Regenerate Christchurch.
Flatwater technical feasibility study [PDF 2.82MB]
Flatwater technical feasibility study - Appendix C [PDF 53.6MB]
Flatwater technical feasibility study - Appendix E [PDF 121kB]
Flatwater technical feasibility study - Appendix F [PDF 3.09MB]
Flatwater technical feasibility study - Appendix G [PDF 11.5MB]


Development feasibility study
This study investigates the technical and commercial viability of land development within the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area for residential, commercial and industrial use.
Prepared by Regenerate Christchurch.
Development feasibility study [PDF 1.41MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 1 [PDF 121kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 2 [PDF 808kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 3 [PDF 373kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 4 [PDF 415kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 5 [PDF1.07MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 6 [PDF1.16MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 7 [PDF 1.04MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 8 [PDF 6.53MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 9 [PDF 393kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 10 [PDF 1.23MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 11 [PDF 1.33MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 12 [PDF 3.38MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 13 [PDF 7.9MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 14 [PDF 68.3MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 15 [PDF 149kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 16 [PDF 1.77MB]


Christchurch Ōtakāro Avon River Corridor visitor projections
This summary looks at projected visitor numbers to the Regeneration Area over an 11-year period, from 2019-2030, using low, base and high scenarios.
Prepared by Horwath HTL.


Sport and leisure attractions
With ample room for sport and leisure attractions, there is huge potential to create an exciting space that attracts visitors and locals alike. This report looks at the feasibility of a range of attractions.
Prepared by Select Evolution.
Leisure Attractions Market Study [PDF 7.12MB]


Productive land use (agricultural and horticultural land use capacity)
This report investigates the viability and suitability of a range of horticultural and agricultural activities and ventures within the Regeneration Area.
Prepared by The Agribusiness Group.
Productive land use report [PDF 948kB]


Cultural values report summary
This report identifies and describes the cultural values, practices and areas of importance to manu whenua contained within the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.
Prepared by Mahaanui Kurataio Ltd.
Cultural values report summary [PDF 191kB]


Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor traffic modelling of options
This report looks at three roading and infrastructure options and uses modelling to show how each would affect traffic flow in and around the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor between 2021 and 2031.
Prepared by Quality Transport Planning.
Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor traffic modelling of options [PDF 6.59MB]


All ideas, proposals and suggestions for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area have been analysed thematically and categorised into 12 broad uses.


  • Community places and spaces
  • Ecological restoration
  • Economic activity
  • Flood mitigation
  • Flatwater sports facilities
  • Productive land uses


  • Recreation
  • Residential
  • Transport
  • Water quality improvements
  • Whitewater sports hub
  • Visitor attraction


Reports have been prepared that consider how each of the above uses could contribute to achieving the area's vision and objectives, and identify the reasons, benefits and key considerations for each use.

Selection of preferred land uses and activities - supporting documents and decision papers

Supporting documents and decision papers
These documents were provided to the Board of Regenerate Christchurch in order for them to select the preferred land uses and activities for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor. Some information has been withheld under sections of the Official Information Act 1982, namely:
Section 9(2)(a) - to protect the privacy of individuals
Section 9(2)(h) - to maintain legal privilege
Section 9(2)(j) - to enable an organisation to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial negotiations.
Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Board Paper RC/18-19/010 – Selection of Preferred Land Uses and Activities
Attachment 1: Assessment to determine preferred land uses and activities ( 8 appendices)
  1. East Lake Trust submission - redacted
  2. Table of responses
  3. Aurecon report
  4. Notes scoring amendments to MCA and Unweighted criteria Option 7D-Alt
  5. Updated Multi-Criteria Analysis
  6. Updated Comparative Analysis - redacted
  7. Public feedback on the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Refined Shortlist
  8. Summary of feedback from targeted stakeholders, private property owners and other submitters - redacted

Extract from board minutes 29 August 2018 - redacted


Refined shortlist of land use options - supporting documents and decision papers

Supporting documents and decision papers
These documents were provided to the Board of Regenerate Christchurch in order for them to decide on the refined shortlist of land use options. Some information has been withheld under sections of the Official Information Act 1982, namely:
  • Section 9(2)(a) - to protect the privacy of individuals
  • Section 9(2)(h) - to maintain legal privilege
  • Section 9(2)(j) - to enable an organisations to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial negotiations.
Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Board Paper RC/17-18/057 – Selection of Refined Short List
Attachment 1: Management Assessment of Shortlist of Land Use Options ( 17 appendices)
  1. Vision and Objectives
  2. Land Use Assessment Criteria
  3. Multi-Criteria Analysis
  4. High level impact assessment
  5. Finalised risk assessment
  6. Summary of assessment of options - redacted
  7. Planning related hazards information
  8. Community needs methodology
  9. Thematic analysis of feedback on 10 combinations of options
  10. Responses to comments from some submitters – 10 combinations of options
  11. Impacts on private property owners - redacted
  12. Economic benefits modelling - redacted
  13. Cost estimates and phasing options - redacted
  14. Full comparative assessment - redacted
  15. Flat water feasibility summary
  16. Assessment of Flatwater Facility Options against objectives and unweighted Land Use Assessment Criteria
  17. Residential feasibility summary
Attachment 2 Refined Shortlist - redactedŌtākaro Avon River Corrido Board Paper RC/17-18/048 – Addendum to Management Assessment of Shortlist Land Use Options
Aurecon Report – Water Quality in Waikakariki/Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake Ecology


Land use assessment criteria

Land Use Assessment Criteria
Land Use Assessment Criteria


Land use assessment reports (LUARS)

These reports look at a range of ways the land and waterways in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area could potentially be used in the future. Each report looks at the drivers, objectives, opportunities, costs and benefits of certain ideas before reaching recommendations.

Summary of land use assessments
An A3 document that summarises all of the land use assessments.
Land use assessment summary [PDF 2.05MB]


Themes allocated to the land use assessment reports
Ideas, proposals and suggestions have been analysed thematically and then allocated to land use assessment reports.
Themes allocated to land use assessment reports [PDF 82.8kB]


Community places and spaces
Connected communities bring a range of health, wellbeing, social, economic and environmental benefits to individuals and society as a whole. This report examines what are the drivers, objectives and opportunities for growing community connectedness and places that support this outcome.
Land use assessment report - community spaces and places [PDF 2.13MB]


Ecological restoration
The Regeneration Area has potential for significant ecological restoration alongside other land uses. This reports explores the options and drivers of ecological restoration in the Regeneration Area and proposes a number of ecological approaches to consider.
Land use assessment report - ecological restoration [PDF 2.29MB]


Economic activity
This report examines what the drivers and objectives are for growing economic activity in the Area, including accommodation, visitor attractions, retail, event and education spaces, and potential ways to support local businesses.
Land use assessment report - economic activity [PDF 1.55MB]


Flood mitigation
Supported by studies by Christchurch City Council, this report looks at the importance of flood mitigation in the Regeneration Area, and recommends stopbanks as the best approach to addressing risks from tidal and river flooding. There are a number of options for the stopbank locations.
Land use assessment report - flood mitigation [PDF 1.55MB]


Productive land uses
This report examines primary productive land uses such as farming and other forms of food and fibre production, and is supported by an agri-business study that identifies that soils in the Regeneration Area could be used for a range of productive purposes. Livestock, arable farming, boutique horticulture and aquaculture options are all considered.
Land use assessment report - productive land uses [PDF 1.44MB]


Recreation
This report examines how parks, reserves and playgrounds provide open space and public sporting facilities for communities. It recommends consideration be given to creating new open spaces, land-swaps of some reserves, and providing a regional sports facility.
Land use assessment report - recreation [PDF 1.69MB]


Residential
Supported by a feasibility study, this report looks at the drivers and objectives for housing. It identifies key issues and offers a list of options to consider, including small-scale housing in localised areas, intermediate period adaptable housing, potential land exchanges and the financial feasibility of larger scale residential development.
Land use assessment report - residential land use [PDF 1.27MB]


Transport
This report examines changes to the transport network near the Regeneration Area and covers the key modes of transport, including cycleways, walkways, public transport, and private motor vehicles.
Land use assessment report - transport [PDF 4.19MB]


Visitor attractions
This report explores a wide range of possible options for visitor attractions. It’s supported by a visitor projections study that, based on an assumed range of attractions and amenities, forecasts approximately one million unique visitors will visit the area every year, with total annual visits to reach about four million.
Land use assessment report - visitor attractions [PDF 1.58MB]


Water quality
This report examines the drivers and objectives for improving the water quality of the Ōtākaro Avon River as it runs through the Area. It explores the options for improving the river water quality and identifies that improving the water quality upstream of the Regeneration Area is an important consideration.
Land use assessment report - water quality [PDF 1.52MB]


Whitewater sports hub
Supported by a commercial sport and leisure recreation study, this report looks at options for a water sports hub, including whitewater rafting and kayaking, surf park, cable wakeboard park, and combinations of these.
Land use assessment report - white water sports hub [PDF 1.47MB]


Indicative business case - flatwater facility

Indicative business case - flatwater facility
This draft report is the Strategic and Economic chapters of the Indicative Business Case and examines the drivers and objectives for flatwater facilities in the Regeneration Area. It has been developed in accordance with The Treasury’s guidelines for Better Business Cases for Capital Proposals: Indicative Business Case and is supported by a draft Technical Feasibility Study.

The draft report looks at a number of options and ranks them based on a multi-criteria analysis and benefits modelling.
Indicative business case: flatwater facility [PDF 1.85MB]
IBC Appendix 2 - ILM [PDF 201kB]
IBC Appendix 3 - Market Economics Summary [PDF 487kB]


Technical reports

These technical reports further support the work contained in the land use assessment reports above. They’re shown here for information purposes only.

Flatwater technical feasibility study
The draft technical feasibility study identifies a large range of potential options and the estimated costs associated with options for a 2.2km, 1.1km, and recreational lake.
Prepared by Regenerate Christchurch.
Flatwater technical feasibility study [PDF 2.82MB]
Flatwater technical feasibility study - Appendix C [PDF 53.6MB]
Flatwater technical feasibility study - Appendix E [PDF 121kB]
Flatwater technical feasibility study - Appendix F [PDF 3.09MB]
Flatwater technical feasibility study - Appendix G [PDF 11.5MB]


Development feasibility study
This study investigates the technical and commercial viability of land development within the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area for residential, commercial and industrial use.
Prepared by Regenerate Christchurch.
Development feasibility study [PDF 1.41MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 1 [PDF 121kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 2 [PDF 808kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 3 [PDF 373kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 4 [PDF 415kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 5 [PDF1.07MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 6 [PDF1.16MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 7 [PDF 1.04MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 8 [PDF 6.53MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 9 [PDF 393kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 10 [PDF 1.23MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 11 [PDF 1.33MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 12 [PDF 3.38MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 13 [PDF 7.9MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 14 [PDF 68.3MB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 15 [PDF 149kB]
Development feasibility study - Appendix 16 [PDF 1.77MB]


Christchurch Ōtakāro Avon River Corridor visitor projections
This summary looks at projected visitor numbers to the Regeneration Area over an 11-year period, from 2019-2030, using low, base and high scenarios.
Prepared by Horwath HTL.


Sport and leisure attractions
With ample room for sport and leisure attractions, there is huge potential to create an exciting space that attracts visitors and locals alike. This report looks at the feasibility of a range of attractions.
Prepared by Select Evolution.
Leisure Attractions Market Study [PDF 7.12MB]


Productive land use (agricultural and horticultural land use capacity)
This report investigates the viability and suitability of a range of horticultural and agricultural activities and ventures within the Regeneration Area.
Prepared by The Agribusiness Group.
Productive land use report [PDF 948kB]


Cultural values report summary
This report identifies and describes the cultural values, practices and areas of importance to manu whenua contained within the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.
Prepared by Mahaanui Kurataio Ltd.
Cultural values report summary [PDF 191kB]


Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor traffic modelling of options
This report looks at three roading and infrastructure options and uses modelling to show how each would affect traffic flow in and around the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor between 2021 and 2031.
Prepared by Quality Transport Planning.
Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor traffic modelling of options [PDF 6.59MB]