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
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
Walking tracks/paths, mountain bike trails, native bush, food forest, some open spaces too.
I don't want to see building consents issued for this land. I'd like it to be parklands - a mix of parks, playgrounds, walking tracks. Canterbury needs more green spaces to make up for high rate of housing.
maritime history park around Kaiapoi
-parks with BBQs like they do in Australia
-needs more jetty access
Native species planted in areas that are suitable for dry or wet areas as is appropriate for good growth. Walkways and picnic areas created amongst these plantings.
Pines / Kairaki Beaches
A chinese garden
-BBQ area for families
A lot of theme parks because some peple just want to have fun
Pines / Kairaki Beaches
Ideas from Community Workshop on Monday 18 August:
• Community arts space
• Native tree planting sculptures
• Obstacle course/playgrounds/climbing walls/’spider web’ frames
• Boat ramp, BBQ and picnic areas
• BMX track
• Basketball courts
• Please can lanes and private roads be resealed as mark of goodwill because of all the Council trucks up/down and digging holes in private roads (patchwork quilts of asphalt)
• Section clearance /demo timeline (especially Cass Street)
• Let’s have a walking and cycling track among the native plantings
• Allotments/community gardens /orchard walks/wild flower fields
• Dog Park
• Maybe some large areas go back to farmland
Recreational areas that are suitable for young and old. Skate park with several bowls etc.
- biking areas
- kayak, canoe facilities
I would like to see this land turned back into prodective farm land. Cropping, market gardening (we have lost a lot) orchards or even vineyards. Not dairying
Kairakei would make a good holiday camp - plus a freedom camping area.
I would like great biking track, walking tracks, fitness course, adventure playground, for all the family to enjoy.
More advanced football fields with turf and nets at the beach
-Dense NZ native bush with walkways
-open grass areas/parks for community sport and picnics etc