Integrated Assessment criteria

The criteria will assess how well the future use options for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, and the draft Regeneration Plan, achieves the overarching objectives for the Area.

Mana whenua related assessment criteria are being developed separately to the attached criteria by a sub-group comprising representatives from Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Matapopore, but are not yet available. These representatives are also members of the wider Integrated Assessment Group.

A five point scale system from -1 to +3, will be used to assesses the extent to which combinations of future use options for the Area have a negative, neutral or positive impact on the criteria. Top and bottom lines for each criteria will be established. The top line will be the maximum score that the Integrated Assessment Group consider the options and draft Plan could achieve. The bottom line is the minimum score that Integrated Assessment Group consider would be acceptable for the options and draft Plan to achieve.

There are 44 Integrated Assessment criteria which are grouped under the seven objectives developed for the Area.


Findings from engagement on the weighting of criteria for the Integrated Assessment

Feedback on the Integrated Assessment criteria weighting was open from 18 January to 9 February 2018 and, during that time, we received a total of 31 responses from individuals and groups.

The majority of respondents selected either ecological or environmental outcomes as their priority. Objective 3 (create a restored native habitat with good quality water so there is an abundant source of mahinga kai, birdlife and native species) and Objective 5 (develop the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area as a destination that attracts a wide range of domestic and international visitors) were most often considered to carry the highest weighting. People also indicated they felt that Objectives 3 and 5 were the easiest to achieve and to measure and, with little initial capital investment, could attract residents and visitors.

Objective 4 (create opportunities for sustainable economic activity and connections that enhance our wellbeing and prosperity now and into the future) was the least preferred, with some people suggesting that this objective and its criteria do not meet the original vision of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor project.

We also received feedback that our engagement process on the criteria weighting was not easy to follow. We have taken that feedback onboard and will be looking at ways we can make improvements in future engagements.

We took these findings to the following Integrated Assessment workshop to support the participants’ assessment of the draft land use plan, in advance of the Exhibition.

The process for how Regenerate Christchurch has developed the Regeneration Plan shows how the Integrated Assessment criteria has been used.

  • An Integrated Assessment of the Refined Shortlist was carried out prior to the Exhibition.
  • Regenerate Christchurch considered this feedback as we developed the Draft Regeneration Plan.
  • The public and key stakeholders then had a final five-week opportunity to provide written comments on the Draft Plan during the public notification period at the end of 2018.

Objectives

OBJECTIVE 1: Support safe, strong and healthy communities that are well-connected with each other and the wider city.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
1
Complementary connections to existing places, communities and activities.
A positive impact on, and connections with, the character of surrounding places, and communities of interest.
1 / 44
2
Needs of current and future generations of children, teenagers and young adults are met.
The inclusion of specific places and/or opportunities that attract and continuously engage children, teenagers and young adults.
1 / 44
3
Public transport networks connect communities to proposed activities.
Public transport networks are accessible between multiple destinations.
1 / 44
4
Active transport (including walking, cycling and water travel) to meet multiple users.
Opportunities for safe, well connected routes which enable active transport that meet multiple purposes and different ages and abilities.
1 / 44
5
Private motor vehicle transport provision for through traffic.
Degree to which there is provision of private motor vehicles to travel through the area.
1 / 44
6
Private motor vehicle transport provision for local access.
Degree to which land uses are easily accessible by private motor vehicles, and associated facilities (such as car parks, boat ramps, electric car charging) are provided.
1 / 44
7
Spiritual, emotional, physical and mental health wellbeing.
Opportunities for people to enhance their health and wellbeing.
1 / 44
8
Sense of ownership and pride for local and wider communities.
Degree to which there is support and enhancement of a sense of ownership and pride in local communities.
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 2: Provide opportunities for enhanced community participation, recreation and leisure.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
9
Affordable community facilities (including buildings, structures, amenities and places).
Financially accessible gathering places appropriate for all ages and abilities.
1 / 44
10
Gathering and connection.
Places are provided that encourage all people to gather, connect and build a greater sense of community.
1 / 44
11
Opportunities for history and remembrance (ongoing history).
Heritage and cultural elements, and opportunities for remembrance are recognised.
1 / 44
12
Expressions of art and culture.
Interactive and passive opportunities are provided for celebrating arts and culture.
1 / 44
13
Leisure, recreation and sporting opportunities.
Diverse opportunities for leisure, recreation and sport.
1 / 44
14
Local and community food production.
Spaces for community food production are incorporated (ie. community gardens, fruit forest).
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 3: Create a restored native habitat with good quality water so there is an abundant source of mahinga kai, birdlife and native species.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
15
Terrestrial habitats and ecosystems.
Restore and enhance native terrestrial ecosystems to maximise biological diversity and ecological function.
1 / 44
16
Fresh water habitats and ecosystems.
Restore and enhance native freshwater and riparian ecosystems to maximise biological diversity and ecosystem function.
1 / 44
17
Esturine habitats and ecosystems.
Restore and enhance native estuarine ecosystems to maximise biological diversity and ecosystem function.
1 / 44
18
Bird and other native species' habitat is enhanced.
Recognition of importance of the restoration and management of native species' habitat.
1 / 44
19
Stormwater quality.
Stormwater is managed to improve water quality discharge.
1 / 44
20
Water quality of river, tributaries and estuary.
Water quality of river and the tributaries / drains is managed and improved for ecosystem and human health.
1 / 44
21
Connection to nature.
Natural places and landscapes are accessible, interpretation and understanding is enhanced and is available for improving health and wellbeing.
1 / 44
22
'Work with nature' and environmental condition.
Activities reflect appropriate use of environmental conditions and consider the sensitivity, capacity and suitability of the existing ecosystems.
1 / 44
23
Connectivity between different habitats.
Connectivity is provided between different habitats (eg. corridors).
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 4: Create opportunities for sustainable economic activity and connections that enhance our wellbeing and prosperity now and into the future.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
24
Business recovery and growth for local area.
Land uses support and complement wider economic prosperity of the eastern suburbs through new and local business activity and economic benefit.
1 / 44
25
Economic activity complementary to existing and planned enterprise in Christchurch city.
Land uses are complementary to existing enterprises.
1 / 44
26
Access to quality employment for local and diverse communities.
Attract enterprise/business for local employment including for young people and disadvantaged groups.
1 / 44
27
Co-location of activities and opportunities.
Complementary activities and land uses are co-located.
1 / 44
28
Investment attraction.
Provides opportunities to build confidence to attract new investment.
1 / 44
29
Provide community assets and enterprises.
Creates and supports community owned assets and enterprises.
1 / 44
30
Business activities support multiple wellbeing.
Activities support broader social, cultural and environmental outcomes.
1 / 44
31
Network of activity.
Stimulation of a network of activity through co-production supporting integrated value chains.
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 5: Develop the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area as a destination that attracts a wide range of domestic and international visitors.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
32
Range of destinations and positive experiences.
Provision of a range of experiences that appeal to a diverse range of people (local and visitors).
1 / 44
33
Financial viability.
Tourism attractions have potential and are commercially viable.
1 / 44
34
Distinctive destination.
The Corridor is a unique destination and supports the perception of Christchurch as a good place to visit.
1 / 44
35
Provides desirable destination for Christchurch residents to visit regularly.
Attraction of visitors from within Christchurch.
1 / 44
36
Desirable New Zealand domestic visitor attraction.
Attraction of visitors from the rest of New Zealand.
1 / 44
37
Desirable international visitor attraction.

Attraction of visitors from overseas and enhances the perception of New Zealand as a good place to visit.
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 6: Establish a world-leading living laboratory, where we learn, experiment and research: testing and creating new ideas and ways of living.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
38
New and innovative land (and water) uses.
Degree to which innovative approaches to land use, economic and community development including demonstration and exemplar are introduced.
1 / 44
39
Education and learning opportunities.
Future focussed and innovative education and learning opportunities are regularly incorporated for wide benefit.
1 / 44
40
Flexibility and platform for innovation.
Opportunities are provided to enable experimental and innovative approaches including repurposing of ideas to be explored.
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 7: Demonstrate how to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by natural hazards, climate change and the river's floodplain.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
41
demonstrates effective, dynamic, innovative and resilient approaches.
Degree to which continuous adaptation and resilience to acute and chronic hazards is demonstrated.
1 / 44
42
Addressing multiple hazards.
Anticipate, plan for and address current and future risk of multiple hazards (including earthquake, tsunami, tidal and freshwater floods, fire and seal level rise).
1/ 44
43
Ability to live with and adapt to the effects of climate change and sea level rise.
Degree to which uses anticipate and manage sea level rise and other effects of the changing climate including exacerbation of natural hazards.
1 / 44
44
Ecosystem service value.
Provides ecosystem values based upon regulatory provisions, cultural or supply services.
1 / 44

The criteria will assess how well the future use options for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, and the draft Regeneration Plan, achieves the overarching objectives for the Area.

Mana whenua related assessment criteria are being developed separately to the attached criteria by a sub-group comprising representatives from Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Matapopore, but are not yet available. These representatives are also members of the wider Integrated Assessment Group.

A five point scale system from -1 to +3, will be used to assesses the extent to which combinations of future use options for the Area have a negative, neutral or positive impact on the criteria. Top and bottom lines for each criteria will be established. The top line will be the maximum score that the Integrated Assessment Group consider the options and draft Plan could achieve. The bottom line is the minimum score that Integrated Assessment Group consider would be acceptable for the options and draft Plan to achieve.

There are 44 Integrated Assessment criteria which are grouped under the seven objectives developed for the Area.


Findings from engagement on the weighting of criteria for the Integrated Assessment

Feedback on the Integrated Assessment criteria weighting was open from 18 January to 9 February 2018 and, during that time, we received a total of 31 responses from individuals and groups.

The majority of respondents selected either ecological or environmental outcomes as their priority. Objective 3 (create a restored native habitat with good quality water so there is an abundant source of mahinga kai, birdlife and native species) and Objective 5 (develop the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area as a destination that attracts a wide range of domestic and international visitors) were most often considered to carry the highest weighting. People also indicated they felt that Objectives 3 and 5 were the easiest to achieve and to measure and, with little initial capital investment, could attract residents and visitors.

Objective 4 (create opportunities for sustainable economic activity and connections that enhance our wellbeing and prosperity now and into the future) was the least preferred, with some people suggesting that this objective and its criteria do not meet the original vision of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor project.

We also received feedback that our engagement process on the criteria weighting was not easy to follow. We have taken that feedback onboard and will be looking at ways we can make improvements in future engagements.

We took these findings to the following Integrated Assessment workshop to support the participants’ assessment of the draft land use plan, in advance of the Exhibition.

The process for how Regenerate Christchurch has developed the Regeneration Plan shows how the Integrated Assessment criteria has been used.

  • An Integrated Assessment of the Refined Shortlist was carried out prior to the Exhibition.
  • Regenerate Christchurch considered this feedback as we developed the Draft Regeneration Plan.
  • The public and key stakeholders then had a final five-week opportunity to provide written comments on the Draft Plan during the public notification period at the end of 2018.

Objectives

OBJECTIVE 1: Support safe, strong and healthy communities that are well-connected with each other and the wider city.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
1
Complementary connections to existing places, communities and activities.
A positive impact on, and connections with, the character of surrounding places, and communities of interest.
1 / 44
2
Needs of current and future generations of children, teenagers and young adults are met.
The inclusion of specific places and/or opportunities that attract and continuously engage children, teenagers and young adults.
1 / 44
3
Public transport networks connect communities to proposed activities.
Public transport networks are accessible between multiple destinations.
1 / 44
4
Active transport (including walking, cycling and water travel) to meet multiple users.
Opportunities for safe, well connected routes which enable active transport that meet multiple purposes and different ages and abilities.
1 / 44
5
Private motor vehicle transport provision for through traffic.
Degree to which there is provision of private motor vehicles to travel through the area.
1 / 44
6
Private motor vehicle transport provision for local access.
Degree to which land uses are easily accessible by private motor vehicles, and associated facilities (such as car parks, boat ramps, electric car charging) are provided.
1 / 44
7
Spiritual, emotional, physical and mental health wellbeing.
Opportunities for people to enhance their health and wellbeing.
1 / 44
8
Sense of ownership and pride for local and wider communities.
Degree to which there is support and enhancement of a sense of ownership and pride in local communities.
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 2: Provide opportunities for enhanced community participation, recreation and leisure.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
9
Affordable community facilities (including buildings, structures, amenities and places).
Financially accessible gathering places appropriate for all ages and abilities.
1 / 44
10
Gathering and connection.
Places are provided that encourage all people to gather, connect and build a greater sense of community.
1 / 44
11
Opportunities for history and remembrance (ongoing history).
Heritage and cultural elements, and opportunities for remembrance are recognised.
1 / 44
12
Expressions of art and culture.
Interactive and passive opportunities are provided for celebrating arts and culture.
1 / 44
13
Leisure, recreation and sporting opportunities.
Diverse opportunities for leisure, recreation and sport.
1 / 44
14
Local and community food production.
Spaces for community food production are incorporated (ie. community gardens, fruit forest).
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 3: Create a restored native habitat with good quality water so there is an abundant source of mahinga kai, birdlife and native species.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
15
Terrestrial habitats and ecosystems.
Restore and enhance native terrestrial ecosystems to maximise biological diversity and ecological function.
1 / 44
16
Fresh water habitats and ecosystems.
Restore and enhance native freshwater and riparian ecosystems to maximise biological diversity and ecosystem function.
1 / 44
17
Esturine habitats and ecosystems.
Restore and enhance native estuarine ecosystems to maximise biological diversity and ecosystem function.
1 / 44
18
Bird and other native species' habitat is enhanced.
Recognition of importance of the restoration and management of native species' habitat.
1 / 44
19
Stormwater quality.
Stormwater is managed to improve water quality discharge.
1 / 44
20
Water quality of river, tributaries and estuary.
Water quality of river and the tributaries / drains is managed and improved for ecosystem and human health.
1 / 44
21
Connection to nature.
Natural places and landscapes are accessible, interpretation and understanding is enhanced and is available for improving health and wellbeing.
1 / 44
22
'Work with nature' and environmental condition.
Activities reflect appropriate use of environmental conditions and consider the sensitivity, capacity and suitability of the existing ecosystems.
1 / 44
23
Connectivity between different habitats.
Connectivity is provided between different habitats (eg. corridors).
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 4: Create opportunities for sustainable economic activity and connections that enhance our wellbeing and prosperity now and into the future.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
24
Business recovery and growth for local area.
Land uses support and complement wider economic prosperity of the eastern suburbs through new and local business activity and economic benefit.
1 / 44
25
Economic activity complementary to existing and planned enterprise in Christchurch city.
Land uses are complementary to existing enterprises.
1 / 44
26
Access to quality employment for local and diverse communities.
Attract enterprise/business for local employment including for young people and disadvantaged groups.
1 / 44
27
Co-location of activities and opportunities.
Complementary activities and land uses are co-located.
1 / 44
28
Investment attraction.
Provides opportunities to build confidence to attract new investment.
1 / 44
29
Provide community assets and enterprises.
Creates and supports community owned assets and enterprises.
1 / 44
30
Business activities support multiple wellbeing.
Activities support broader social, cultural and environmental outcomes.
1 / 44
31
Network of activity.
Stimulation of a network of activity through co-production supporting integrated value chains.
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 5: Develop the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area as a destination that attracts a wide range of domestic and international visitors.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
32
Range of destinations and positive experiences.
Provision of a range of experiences that appeal to a diverse range of people (local and visitors).
1 / 44
33
Financial viability.
Tourism attractions have potential and are commercially viable.
1 / 44
34
Distinctive destination.
The Corridor is a unique destination and supports the perception of Christchurch as a good place to visit.
1 / 44
35
Provides desirable destination for Christchurch residents to visit regularly.
Attraction of visitors from within Christchurch.
1 / 44
36
Desirable New Zealand domestic visitor attraction.
Attraction of visitors from the rest of New Zealand.
1 / 44
37
Desirable international visitor attraction.

Attraction of visitors from overseas and enhances the perception of New Zealand as a good place to visit.
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 6: Establish a world-leading living laboratory, where we learn, experiment and research: testing and creating new ideas and ways of living.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
38
New and innovative land (and water) uses.
Degree to which innovative approaches to land use, economic and community development including demonstration and exemplar are introduced.
1 / 44
39
Education and learning opportunities.
Future focussed and innovative education and learning opportunities are regularly incorporated for wide benefit.
1 / 44
40
Flexibility and platform for innovation.
Opportunities are provided to enable experimental and innovative approaches including repurposing of ideas to be explored.
1 / 44



OBJECTIVE 7: Demonstrate how to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by natural hazards, climate change and the river's floodplain.


Criteria
Description
Weighting
41
demonstrates effective, dynamic, innovative and resilient approaches.
Degree to which continuous adaptation and resilience to acute and chronic hazards is demonstrated.
1 / 44
42
Addressing multiple hazards.
Anticipate, plan for and address current and future risk of multiple hazards (including earthquake, tsunami, tidal and freshwater floods, fire and seal level rise).
1/ 44
43
Ability to live with and adapt to the effects of climate change and sea level rise.
Degree to which uses anticipate and manage sea level rise and other effects of the changing climate including exacerbation of natural hazards.
1 / 44
44
Ecosystem service value.
Provides ecosystem values based upon regulatory provisions, cultural or supply services.
1 / 44