Your ideas for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor

Thanks for all the ideas!

Between March and May 2017 Regenerate Christchurch conducted community engagement to understand the needs of Christchurch communities and seek ideas for how the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor could meet these needs.

Ideas were gathered online, from an Open Day at Haeata Campus, through a range of stakeholder engagements and a roadshow across Christchurch libraries and the civic offices. Ideas and proposals received since 2013 by Regenerate Christchurch and other agencies were also collated.

All this information was included in a thematic analysis report, Analysis of Ideas generated through Community Engagement, available in the document library on this webpage.

In total, there were 5,569 distinctive ideas. Common themes emerged. Learn more about these in summary below: Most frequently occurring ideas.

You can also view the data which informed the report. To protect individuals’ privacy (names and contact information) and to protect other information that is subject to an obligation of confidence, some information have been redacted in accordance with the Official Information Act (OIA).

If you need more information about any of these findings, you can contact us.

Thanks for all the ideas!

Between March and May 2017 Regenerate Christchurch conducted community engagement to understand the needs of Christchurch communities and seek ideas for how the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor could meet these needs.

Ideas were gathered online, from an Open Day at Haeata Campus, through a range of stakeholder engagements and a roadshow across Christchurch libraries and the civic offices. Ideas and proposals received since 2013 by Regenerate Christchurch and other agencies were also collated.

All this information was included in a thematic analysis report, Analysis of Ideas generated through Community Engagement, available in the document library on this webpage.

In total, there were 5,569 distinctive ideas. Common themes emerged. Learn more about these in summary below: Most frequently occurring ideas.

You can also view the data which informed the report. To protect individuals’ privacy (names and contact information) and to protect other information that is subject to an obligation of confidence, some information have been redacted in accordance with the Official Information Act (OIA).

If you need more information about any of these findings, you can contact us.

  • Community connection and participation

    by regenerate, about 2 years ago
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    1. Extend existing and develop new accessible walkways and cycle ways.
    2. Create water sports facilities and a purpose built rowing lake.
    3. Create community gardens, orchards and areas for edible plants – mahinga kai.
    4. Create a ‘city to surf’ green corridor with a wide network of walkways and cycle ways.
    5. Create a forest park with recreational facilities and a dog park.
    6. Create natural playgrounds.
    7. Offer accessible free and low cost activities for families.
    8. People are more socially and mentally connected when they have nature in their communities.
    9. Organise planting days and volunteer events.
    10. Provide camping facilities with picnic and barbeque...

    1. Extend existing and develop new accessible walkways and cycle ways.
    2. Create water sports facilities and a purpose built rowing lake.
    3. Create community gardens, orchards and areas for edible plants – mahinga kai.
    4. Create a ‘city to surf’ green corridor with a wide network of walkways and cycle ways.
    5. Create a forest park with recreational facilities and a dog park.
    6. Create natural playgrounds.
    7. Offer accessible free and low cost activities for families.
    8. People are more socially and mentally connected when they have nature in their communities.
    9. Organise planting days and volunteer events.
    10. Provide camping facilities with picnic and barbeque areas.

  • Protection of unique, indigenous nature

    by regenerate, about 2 years ago
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    1. Re-planting native trees, plants and bushes and develop a natural forest.
    2. Clean the Avon River and other waterways.
    3. Protect existing and create new wetlands to mitigate flooding.
    4. Create community gardens, orchards and areas for edible plants – mahinga kai.
    5. Create a green corridor and urban eco-sanctuary.
    6. Attract native birds and other native species.
    7. Organise planting days and volunteer events.
    8. Provide predator proof fencing.

    1. Re-planting native trees, plants and bushes and develop a natural forest.
    2. Clean the Avon River and other waterways.
    3. Protect existing and create new wetlands to mitigate flooding.
    4. Create community gardens, orchards and areas for edible plants – mahinga kai.
    5. Create a green corridor and urban eco-sanctuary.
    6. Attract native birds and other native species.
    7. Organise planting days and volunteer events.
    8. Provide predator proof fencing.

  • Good place to work, visit and invest.

    by regenerate, about 2 years ago
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    1. Create an urban forest park with recreational activities.
    2. Create a theme or adventure park to boost tourism.
    3. Create small business opportunities and support local businesses (farmers’ market, etc).
    4. Ensure future proof and eco-friendly building designs (that are modular, flexible and relocatable).
    5. Foster sustainable development and encourage local schools and children to learn about nature and their environment.
    6. Create a public environmental centre and learning/educational facility.
    7. Encourage economic growth through small businesses along the river and recreational pathways.
    8. Provide camping facilities and hostels for tourists.
    9. Strengthen and connect communities by developing urban villages and community hubs.
    10. Create an urban farm.

    1. Create an urban forest park with recreational activities.
    2. Create a theme or adventure park to boost tourism.
    3. Create small business opportunities and support local businesses (farmers’ market, etc).
    4. Ensure future proof and eco-friendly building designs (that are modular, flexible and relocatable).
    5. Foster sustainable development and encourage local schools and children to learn about nature and their environment.
    6. Create a public environmental centre and learning/educational facility.
    7. Encourage economic growth through small businesses along the river and recreational pathways.
    8. Provide camping facilities and hostels for tourists.
    9. Strengthen and connect communities by developing urban villages and community hubs.
    10. Create an urban farm.

  • Valuing culture and heritage

    by regenerate, about 2 years ago
    Culture

    1. Celebrate and showcase diverse cultures.
    2. Create a heritage trail and signage of local historic sites.
    3. Restore and preserve historic houses.
    4. Māori history and heritage is well represented in the area.
    5. Create an arts trail and sculpture park.
    6. Arts festivals and events to showcase local arts.
    7. Provide spaces for music concerts and open air events.
    8. Earthquake memorial - memorial forest or museum.
    9. Opportunity for unique and innovative re-design of the city.
    10. Recreate a historic village.

    1. Celebrate and showcase diverse cultures.
    2. Create a heritage trail and signage of local historic sites.
    3. Restore and preserve historic houses.
    4. Māori history and heritage is well represented in the area.
    5. Create an arts trail and sculpture park.
    6. Arts festivals and events to showcase local arts.
    7. Provide spaces for music concerts and open air events.
    8. Earthquake memorial - memorial forest or museum.
    9. Opportunity for unique and innovative re-design of the city.
    10. Recreate a historic village.

  • Transport system for community

    by regenerate, about 2 years ago
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    1. Accessible and inclusive transport.
    2. A wide network of walkways and cycle ways that connect the city with the east.
    3. Provide more direct public transport connections to the city centre.
    4. Re-introduce and extend trams.
    5. Use light rail as a mode of public transport.
    6. Provide free or low cost public transport.
    7. Provide ‘park and ride’ as a transport option to ease traffic congestion.
    8. Provide affordable parking and more parking areas.
    1. Accessible and inclusive transport.
    2. A wide network of walkways and cycle ways that connect the city with the east.
    3. Provide more direct public transport connections to the city centre.
    4. Re-introduce and extend trams.
    5. Use light rail as a mode of public transport.
    6. Provide free or low cost public transport.
    7. Provide ‘park and ride’ as a transport option to ease traffic congestion.
    8. Provide affordable parking and more parking areas.
  • Safety in regenerated areas

    by regenerate, about 2 years ago
    Safety

    1. Sufficient and eco-friendly lighting (such as a dark sky park).
    2. Reduce floodrisk andprotectresidential areas from flooding.
    3. Relocatable or removable infrastructure.
    4. Maintenance of roads and paths.
    5. More police presence and community patrols.

    1. Sufficient and eco-friendly lighting (such as a dark sky park).
    2. Reduce floodrisk andprotectresidential areas from flooding.
    3. Relocatable or removable infrastructure.
    4. Maintenance of roads and paths.
    5. More police presence and community patrols.

  • Range and choice of housing

    by regenerate, about 2 years ago
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    1. Offer a wide range of different housing options.
    2. Affordable quality housing.
    3. Restricted or no housing developments in the area.
    4. Use eco-friendly and sustainable materials and future proof building designs.
    1. Offer a wide range of different housing options.
    2. Affordable quality housing.
    3. Restricted or no housing developments in the area.
    4. Use eco-friendly and sustainable materials and future proof building designs.
  • Well-designed urban environment

    by regenerate, about 2 years ago
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    1. Create community hubs and spaces for multi- purpose use.
    2. Create community gardens with edible plants and trees for community benefit.
    3. Use innovative and eco-friendly technologies.
    4. Wi-Fi and charging stations in public spaces.
    5. Encourage a mix of architecture and diversity in building design.
    6. Urban design needs to incorporate nature and blend with the environment.

    1. Create community hubs and spaces for multi- purpose use.
    2. Create community gardens with edible plants and trees for community benefit.
    3. Use innovative and eco-friendly technologies.
    4. Wi-Fi and charging stations in public spaces.
    5. Encourage a mix of architecture and diversity in building design.
    6. Urban design needs to incorporate nature and blend with the environment.