29 Sep 2016

Regenerate Christchurch has outlined its approach for identifying the long-term use of land within Christchurch's residential red zone.

Chief Executive Ivan Iafeta said Regenerate Christchurch had, since its establishment, been meeting and listening to people in the community to understand how they wanted to be involved in shaping the future of the red zone.

“The feedback has very clearly identified that everyone needs to have access to the same information about the planning process and the land in the red zone. We are committed to being open and transparent with how we carry out the planning process for the red zone.”

The Otakaro/Avon river corridor.The first step would be to prepare a draft Outline for a Regeneration Plan for the section of the Ōtākaro/Avon River Corridor that runs along the river from Barbadoes St to Stanmore Rd.

“The draft Outline will set out a pathway for decisions on the future use of this land and will also create the foundation for how we will involve communities,'' Mr Iafeta said.

In addition to preparing a draft Outline for the top section of the Ōtākaro/Avon River Corridor, Regenerate Christchurch would also be undertaking activities to support regeneration planning for the rest of the river corridor.

To support this and Regenerate Christchurch’s other work in the red zone, existing information on the flat land red zones had been collated and made available on Regenerate Christchurch’s website.  

Mr Iafeta said the publication of that information reinforced Regenerate Christchurch’s inclusive approach to working with communities and businesses.

“We want to engage the wider community and invite their involvement in one of the most exciting urban renewal opportunities ever seen in New Zealand.''