The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) led a public engagement process called Canvas from July to September 2014. Over 300 people provided their ideas and comments during Canvas for the future use of the red zone land in Kaiapoi, Pines Beach and Kairaki. You can read more in the Canvas Summary Report (released in December 2014).
Here are the comments that were received during Canvas:
- A Big Vision
- Arts and Culture
- Arts, Culture and Heritage
- Business and Commercial
- Business, Economic
- Cass Street
- Children, families
- Community Spaces
- Event Space
- Food Forest
- Green zone gardeners
- Health, environment
- Hedge maze
- Heritage gardens
- L Herbert submission
- Multi Sport complex
- Norman Kirk Fields
- Recreation, fitness
- Transport, Infrastructure and Service
- Trees for the Red zone
Remove Kaiapoi Golf Club and relocate it on Red Zone land. Turn Kaiapoi existing golf course into residential land.
Down hill mountain bike track
There must be an economic use for thi land even its just growing trees shrubs etc. Long term rising sea levels must be taken into consideration.
A community that is more sustainable where it supports and gives vision to youth and those who struggle financially. Somewhere for everyone to come and be catered to eg. elderly, youth, families
Create a large sculpture park or trail displaying artworks throughout the red zone land.
- outdoors/sports etc
Plant native bush and trees, walking tracks, picnic areas, woodland areas.
Plant spring flowers, bluebells, daffodils etc. Hansens Mall shops rebuild coffee place.
To be fixed so some could be used for pensioner housing in amongst the beautiful park that will be there hopefully
Walkways, cycleways, big playgrounds, picnic areas with BBQ's, lots of trees, BMX track, skate park, exercise circuit.
I want stronger buildings so it will be safer
We've lost a lot of productive land in the rural areas so maybe some type of farming.
Ideas from 11 August Community Workshop
* Visitor/resident viewing hill - 4-5 storeys equivalent. This could be similar to the one at Olympic park Sydney - high enough to see the sea!
I want something for the elderly - somewhere they can go to be part of the community and where their stories can be heard and valued.
Pines / Kairaki Beaches
A large area providing a mixture of camping facilities next to the beach for the recreational use of Cantabrians and also allowing Canterbury to benefit from the end of the tourist market (both domestic and international) who have less to spend on accommodation or want the traditional NZ experience . The camping ground facilities should provide a wide range of accommodation, eg. powered sites for caravans, tent sites and cabins of various sizes (for the many NZers who are not fortunate enough to be able to own their camping equipment and international backpackers), communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. It would be good to also have designated areas for freedom camping with a source of running water and self composting toilets. Also a facility for campers to properly discharge their waste from chemical toilets.
People of the community enjoying outdoor activities. walkways, bike-tracks etc. possibly some new cafes, new campsites?
Children's adventure playgrounds. Better beach access etc.
We believe that it is time for a multi sports facility. Rugby league is keen to see the long term use of this land available for all sports groups and public to utilise.
Port reverted graving land- sheep/cows
Part orchards/ornamental trees (if they aren't mostly being removed now)
All gated with walking/cycling access on the metalled/grassed paths (not paved)
This both Kaiapoi (North) and Kairaki/Pines
Low cost - low maintenance
A theme park, water park, more netball courts
A landscape or patchwork of working gardens for helping feed the people: each person or group allocated a section to grow what they need: like a co-operative or a community working together
I like the idea of the food forest. This could be linked in with the community gardens (who need a bigger space than what they've got now). The space could also be used for the farmer's market every weekend. It would create such a great community vibe.