Draft OARC Regeneration Plan - 4: Transformation over time

Artist impression of the river with landings, forest and walkways

Regeneration will be achieved through sustained and co-ordinated effort by the public sector, manawhenua, community and investors. The following pages provide high-level guidance on the process for successfully regenerating the area progressively over a number of decades.

The strategy to regenerate the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor comprises three phases. The phases overlap as projects and activities commence in one phase and are completed in a subsequent phase.

The phases may occur at a different time or rate in different parts of the area.

The timeline for delivery of the phases is dependent on decisions and commitments to be made by central and local government.

Phase 1: Create the Platform

Short term

The development of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan is a significant step in the process of regeneration following the destructive earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. However, before any major works can begin, the platform for regeneration of the whole area must be established through a series of key actions by local and central government.

To succeed in this multi-decade project of developing the Regeneration Area, local and central government, manawhenua, communities and the private sector need to co-ordinate their efforts. This initial phase will focus on creating a robust platform to provide confidence and certainty that the framework for implementation will deliver maximum benefits as the area develops.

Phase 2: Welcome People In

Medium term

Achieving the Vision, “for the river to connect us together – with each other, with nature and with new possibilities”, depends on engaging people from neighbouring communities, as well as across the city, region and country, in the opportunities the Regeneration Area offers.

This second phase of regeneration focuses on the return of people and activity to the area through actions, projects and transitional activities that create a critical mass of users, stimulating further investment in the area.

Phase 3: Secure the Future

Long term

The Vision will start to become a reality as Phase 3 builds on the public sector investment made in Phases 1 and 2.

The platform created through strong governance and implementation, the investment in future-focused infrastructure, activation and the commitment to ecological restoration is expected to provide an attractive investment proposition for private sector, community and philanthropic investors to develop the Regeneration Area at scale.

A bell curve diagram of how the different phases will work together

Regeneration will be achieved through sustained and co-ordinated effort by the public sector, manawhenua, community and investors. The following pages provide high-level guidance on the process for successfully regenerating the area progressively over a number of decades.

The strategy to regenerate the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor comprises three phases. The phases overlap as projects and activities commence in one phase and are completed in a subsequent phase.

The phases may occur at a different time or rate in different parts of the area.

The timeline for delivery of the phases is dependent on decisions and commitments to be made by central and local government.

Phase 1: Create the Platform

Short term

The development of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan is a significant step in the process of regeneration following the destructive earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. However, before any major works can begin, the platform for regeneration of the whole area must be established through a series of key actions by local and central government.

To succeed in this multi-decade project of developing the Regeneration Area, local and central government, manawhenua, communities and the private sector need to co-ordinate their efforts. This initial phase will focus on creating a robust platform to provide confidence and certainty that the framework for implementation will deliver maximum benefits as the area develops.

Phase 2: Welcome People In

Medium term

Achieving the Vision, “for the river to connect us together – with each other, with nature and with new possibilities”, depends on engaging people from neighbouring communities, as well as across the city, region and country, in the opportunities the Regeneration Area offers.

This second phase of regeneration focuses on the return of people and activity to the area through actions, projects and transitional activities that create a critical mass of users, stimulating further investment in the area.

Phase 3: Secure the Future

Long term

The Vision will start to become a reality as Phase 3 builds on the public sector investment made in Phases 1 and 2.

The platform created through strong governance and implementation, the investment in future-focused infrastructure, activation and the commitment to ecological restoration is expected to provide an attractive investment proposition for private sector, community and philanthropic investors to develop the Regeneration Area at scale.

A bell curve diagram of how the different phases will work together