September → November 2017

During these months we:

Published the public feedback we received on the draft concept for the Cathedral Square and Surrounds

Hosted stakeholder workshops as we refined the regeneration strategy for the Cathedral Square and Surrounds

Published 10 possible combinations of land uses for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, and supporting technical information, for public feedback

Published our 2016-2017 Annual Report

Began working with the Ministry of Education, Christchurch City Council and partners to fast-track the process to relocate Redcliffs School

Helped set up a community partnership called the “How Team” in South New Brighton and Southshore

Attended numerous community events to engage with the public and answer questions people had

May → August 2017

During these months we:

Developed and proposed a draft concept for Cathedral Square and the surrounding area

Ran three Christchurch Conversations events featuring national and international
thought leaders to help inspire bold thinking for the red zone

Hosted a Design Jam so young designers could help shape regeneration planning

Confirmed a vision for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area

Continued developing a shortlist of broad land use categories and supporting reports for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area

Worked with Christchurch City Council and prepared to engage with communities in South New Brighton and Southshore to identify short, medium and long-term options for adapting to the issues and opportunities around climate change and sea level rise.
January → April 2017

During these months we:

Engaged on the draft Outline for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor then released the approved Outline for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor

Assessed community needs, called for community information and looked at technical constraints and solutions for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor

Held a major Community Day about the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor and began engagement on a vision and objectives for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor

Launched a land information viewer

Established a Community Reference Group and Technical and Community Advisory Group for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor

Carried out market research and early engagement for the central city

Set up a central city steering group and began preparing a draft strategy for the central city

Explored regeneration opportunities in the wider South Brighton and Southshore area.
August → December 2016

During these months we:

Appointed most permanent staff, including the General Managers who stared in November 2016

Collated and published a large range of technical information for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor

Finalised our Statement of Intent, which was released on 8 November and sets out our planned activities for this year

Prepared and published the draft Outline for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor in December 2016

Held a major workshop for community groups to help co-create our engagement approach, as well as engaging with numerous organisations, groups and networks

Supported Development Christchurch Limited in New Brighton, contributed staff to a community hub and engaged with key stakeholders in the local community

April → July 2016

During these months we:

Appointed a Chief Executive, who started in late June 2016 who then designed the organisation’s structure and began recruiting General Managers

Prepared an interim work programme and the Statement of Performance Expectations

Identified and fitted out temporary and permanent office space

Set up IT systems and a website

Developed and agreed funding and budgets

Developed governance and operational policies and procedures