Vision phase

Earlier this year a vision and objectives for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area were developed. Vision and objectives play a critical role in the identification, assessment and evaluation of potential uses and activities for the area, and provide the overarching framework for the area for years to come.

Land use assessment criteria

Using the vision and objectives, land use assessment criteria have been developed to compare possible combinations of uses for the area.


What are land use assessment criteria?

Land use assessment criteria are things which Regenerate Christchurch consider to be important when making decisions about the future use of the area. The criteria consist of:

  • weighted criteria to assess the effectiveness of combinations of land uses in achieving the vision and objectives.
  • non-weighted criteria to assess the efficiency of combinations of land uses.


Weighted land use assessment criteria

Effectiveness criteria
Description
Weighting
Reason for weighting
Cultural and social wellbeing
How well the option supports creating a healthy environment, including encouraging active lifestyles, community connection, manaakitanga and participation (including Kaitiakitanga).
How well the option considers the needs of neighbouring communities.
20%
Cultural and social wellbeing (people) and environmental enhancement have been weighted the highest as they represent the two strongest needs identified in the community needs survey and thematic analysis of ideas.
The connection between the environment and the community underlie the vision of the ‘river to connect us together’.
Environmental enhancement
How well the option delivers environmental enhancements including:
  • contributing to mahinga kai
  • improving natural habitat
  • improving and protecting water quality
20%
Affordability and investment
The relative affordability of each option

How well the option is likely to be attractive to investors (i.e. encourages private sector investment) and provide opportunities for return to the landowners.
15%
The affordability and investment and visitation and activation weightings reflect the strong relationship between public funding, private investment, the potential for return to the Crown, and the visitation required to support private investment necessary to enable the vision to be realised.

Visitation and activation
How well the option will contribute to an increase in activation, including:
  • visitation to the Area
  • hotel bed nights
  • travellers visiting friends and relatives
  • recreation and leisure activity

15%
Accessibility
How well the option will deliver community benefits, including:
  • low/no cost activities
  • activities for different ages/stages
  • provides for diverse users
10%
This criteria reflects a need expressed through the community research for fair and equitable access to the Area and received a 10% weighting reflecting the fact that although they are important attributes this was not ranked as high as other needs in the community needs survey.
Connectivity
How well the option improves physical connectivity, including:
  • east to west
  • between the east and the central city
  • to activities/facilities
  • to infrastructure
10%
This criteria reflects the potential of the Area to assist in connecting the city to New Brighton, and to the importance that local residents and visitors are able to travel to the Area, however in the community needs survey this is not considered as important as the above criteria.
Employment and economic activity
How well the option contributes economic activity, including an increase inemployment to all tiers of incomes (low to high)

5%
The weighting for this criteria reflects that likely employment opportunities from sports facilities and visitor attractions would be relatively small in comparison with the overall investment, with higher weighting given to those criteria which will stimulate economic activity indirectly.
Achievable and deliverable
How well the option is able to be delivered:
  • ability to respond to the changes required.
  • the available capacity and capability of the city to deliver

5%
This criteria is included to account for the ability of an option to deliver the outcomes sought however it has been weighted lower to reflect the ability to develop the capacity if required over time.


Non-weighted criteria

Efficiency criteria
Description
Effectiveness of meeting vision and objectives
The ranking of options from an analysis against the vision, objectives and weighted effectiveness criteria
Strategic priorities and objectives
Including but not limited to the priorities and objectives of the Crown, Christchurch City Council and Ngāi Tahu.
Landowner interests
Consideration of the interests of current and future land owners.
Further criteria to be considered when selecting refined shortlist and preferred land use option
Economic benefits and costs.
The financial and non-financial benefits and costs of each option.
Financial and fiscal implications.
Consideration of the financial and fiscal implications.
Risk to achieving vision and objectives.
Consideration of the level of uncertainty that the option is able to deliver the vision and objectives.



Earlier this year a vision and objectives for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area were developed. Vision and objectives play a critical role in the identification, assessment and evaluation of potential uses and activities for the area, and provide the overarching framework for the area for years to come.

Land use assessment criteria

Using the vision and objectives, land use assessment criteria have been developed to compare possible combinations of uses for the area.


What are land use assessment criteria?

Land use assessment criteria are things which Regenerate Christchurch consider to be important when making decisions about the future use of the area. The criteria consist of:

  • weighted criteria to assess the effectiveness of combinations of land uses in achieving the vision and objectives.
  • non-weighted criteria to assess the efficiency of combinations of land uses.


Weighted land use assessment criteria

Effectiveness criteria
Description
Weighting
Reason for weighting
Cultural and social wellbeing
How well the option supports creating a healthy environment, including encouraging active lifestyles, community connection, manaakitanga and participation (including Kaitiakitanga).
How well the option considers the needs of neighbouring communities.
20%
Cultural and social wellbeing (people) and environmental enhancement have been weighted the highest as they represent the two strongest needs identified in the community needs survey and thematic analysis of ideas.
The connection between the environment and the community underlie the vision of the ‘river to connect us together’.
Environmental enhancement
How well the option delivers environmental enhancements including:
  • contributing to mahinga kai
  • improving natural habitat
  • improving and protecting water quality
20%
Affordability and investment
The relative affordability of each option

How well the option is likely to be attractive to investors (i.e. encourages private sector investment) and provide opportunities for return to the landowners.
15%
The affordability and investment and visitation and activation weightings reflect the strong relationship between public funding, private investment, the potential for return to the Crown, and the visitation required to support private investment necessary to enable the vision to be realised.

Visitation and activation
How well the option will contribute to an increase in activation, including:
  • visitation to the Area
  • hotel bed nights
  • travellers visiting friends and relatives
  • recreation and leisure activity

15%
Accessibility
How well the option will deliver community benefits, including:
  • low/no cost activities
  • activities for different ages/stages
  • provides for diverse users
10%
This criteria reflects a need expressed through the community research for fair and equitable access to the Area and received a 10% weighting reflecting the fact that although they are important attributes this was not ranked as high as other needs in the community needs survey.
Connectivity
How well the option improves physical connectivity, including:
  • east to west
  • between the east and the central city
  • to activities/facilities
  • to infrastructure
10%
This criteria reflects the potential of the Area to assist in connecting the city to New Brighton, and to the importance that local residents and visitors are able to travel to the Area, however in the community needs survey this is not considered as important as the above criteria.
Employment and economic activity
How well the option contributes economic activity, including an increase inemployment to all tiers of incomes (low to high)

5%
The weighting for this criteria reflects that likely employment opportunities from sports facilities and visitor attractions would be relatively small in comparison with the overall investment, with higher weighting given to those criteria which will stimulate economic activity indirectly.
Achievable and deliverable
How well the option is able to be delivered:
  • ability to respond to the changes required.
  • the available capacity and capability of the city to deliver

5%
This criteria is included to account for the ability of an option to deliver the outcomes sought however it has been weighted lower to reflect the ability to develop the capacity if required over time.


Non-weighted criteria

Efficiency criteria
Description
Effectiveness of meeting vision and objectives
The ranking of options from an analysis against the vision, objectives and weighted effectiveness criteria
Strategic priorities and objectives
Including but not limited to the priorities and objectives of the Crown, Christchurch City Council and Ngāi Tahu.
Landowner interests
Consideration of the interests of current and future land owners.
Further criteria to be considered when selecting refined shortlist and preferred land use option
Economic benefits and costs.
The financial and non-financial benefits and costs of each option.
Financial and fiscal implications.
Consideration of the financial and fiscal implications.
Risk to achieving vision and objectives.
Consideration of the level of uncertainty that the option is able to deliver the vision and objectives.