Call for people to share their Residential Red Zone knowledge and experiences
The Ōtākaro/Avon River Corridor is a special place for many people and Regenerate Christchurch would like people’s knowledge and experience to help shape and inform plans for the area’s future in 2017.
Regenerate Christchurch is asking people and communities to share their wisdom, knowledge and experiences of the river corridor’s red zone land from Barbadoes Street to Bexley, says Chief Executive Ivan Iafeta.
“We’re asking ‘what do you know about the land and the river that we need to be aware of’? This information will give us a richer picture of the area and will complement our technical research.”
Please upload your research, videos, photos, drawings and comments to engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz by 18 March. There is also a map where people can add a virtual “pin” with more information.
These contributions will remain online and publically accessible. You can also write to FreePost Regenerate Christchurch, PO Box 32, Christchurch.
Regenerate Christchurch is also calling for nominations by 12 March for community representatives on two groups it is establishing.
The Community Reference Group will provide strategic advice on the community engagement that will support the development of the draft Ōtākaro/Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan.
The Technical and Community Advisory Group will provide feedback and comment on the information, studies and assessments prepared as the draft Ōtākaro/Avon River Regeneration Plan is developed and act as a sounding board and discussion forum to support the project team.
“The support of the broader community is critical to our success and we are committed to working with communities and businesses to provide opportunities for genuine input and meaningful engagement,” says Ivan Iafeta.
“Both groups will help ensure our processes encourage a diversity of views and equity of access.”
More information about the groups is available at engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz.