Integrated Assessment

What is Integrated Assessment?

Integrated Assessment is an internationally recognised process to help assess and inform the preparation of plans and strategies. It normally involves a workshop or series of workshops with a diverse group of people who have relevant knowledge about the resources, communities, location or objectives, together with professionals from a range of disciplines, and those involved in producing the plan.

Integrated Assessment has been used in the development of a number of earthquake recovery related plans including the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan and the Land Use Recovery Plans.

These Integrated Assessment reports can be viewed online:

ECAN Integrated Assessment for the Draft Land Use Recovery Plan June 2013 [PDF 799kB]

Waimakariri District Council Integrated Assessment Report [PDF 1.19MB]

As part of the Integrated Assessment process, a draft assessment criteria based on the plan’s vision and objectives, is created and confirmed or amended by Integrated Assessment participants. Participants then help to select a ‘bottom line’ or minimum acceptable standard, together with a ‘top line' or reasonably achievable aspirational position. The plan is ‘scored’ using the criteria, helping plan writers to strengthen, adjust and improve their plan so that it better meets the vision and objectives.

The process and outcome are then written up in a publicly available report, which is used by plan writers when finalising the plan, and could be considered by decision makers when determining whether to approve a plan.


Why is Regenerate Christchurch establishing an Integrated Assessment process?

The support of the broader community is crucial to Regenerate Christchurch’s success and we are committed to working with communities and businesses to provide opportunities for genuine input and meaningful engagement.

Regenerate Christchurch is establishing a Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Integrated Assessment process in order to assess shortlisted options, and a preliminary draft version of the Regeneration Plan, against a set of criteria that the Integrated Assessment participants will help to refine.

The Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Integrated Assessment process will be made up of three parts:

  1. A workshop to help determine assessment criteria
  2. A workshop to assess shortlisted options
  3. A workshop to evaluate the content of an early draft of the Regeneration Plan, and provide recommendations to strengthen and improve the Plan.


Update: March 2018

Read the findings of the engagement on the Integrated Assessment criteria weighting.


What is Integrated Assessment?

Integrated Assessment is an internationally recognised process to help assess and inform the preparation of plans and strategies. It normally involves a workshop or series of workshops with a diverse group of people who have relevant knowledge about the resources, communities, location or objectives, together with professionals from a range of disciplines, and those involved in producing the plan.

Integrated Assessment has been used in the development of a number of earthquake recovery related plans including the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan and the Land Use Recovery Plans.

These Integrated Assessment reports can be viewed online:

ECAN Integrated Assessment for the Draft Land Use Recovery Plan June 2013 [PDF 799kB]

Waimakariri District Council Integrated Assessment Report [PDF 1.19MB]

As part of the Integrated Assessment process, a draft assessment criteria based on the plan’s vision and objectives, is created and confirmed or amended by Integrated Assessment participants. Participants then help to select a ‘bottom line’ or minimum acceptable standard, together with a ‘top line' or reasonably achievable aspirational position. The plan is ‘scored’ using the criteria, helping plan writers to strengthen, adjust and improve their plan so that it better meets the vision and objectives.

The process and outcome are then written up in a publicly available report, which is used by plan writers when finalising the plan, and could be considered by decision makers when determining whether to approve a plan.


Why is Regenerate Christchurch establishing an Integrated Assessment process?

The support of the broader community is crucial to Regenerate Christchurch’s success and we are committed to working with communities and businesses to provide opportunities for genuine input and meaningful engagement.

Regenerate Christchurch is establishing a Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Integrated Assessment process in order to assess shortlisted options, and a preliminary draft version of the Regeneration Plan, against a set of criteria that the Integrated Assessment participants will help to refine.

The Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Integrated Assessment process will be made up of three parts:

  1. A workshop to help determine assessment criteria
  2. A workshop to assess shortlisted options
  3. A workshop to evaluate the content of an early draft of the Regeneration Plan, and provide recommendations to strengthen and improve the Plan.


Update: March 2018

Read the findings of the engagement on the Integrated Assessment criteria weighting.