Collaboration and Engagement

Regenerate Christchurch, which has an independent Board, promotes best-for-city decision-making above all other interests.

But we cannot, and do not, work in isolation. We engage with our community, stakeholders and partner agencies to ensure meaningful collaboration towards a better Christchurch.

Since our establishment in April 2016, meaningful engagement has characterised our work on projects such as our development of the Regeneration Plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

We engaged with many sections of the community, including our partners (Christchurch City Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Ōtākaro Limited and the Crown); various government departments including the Department of Conservation (DoC), Ministry of Education, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA); Mahaanui Kurataiao Limited and Matapopore Charitable Trust; the owners of private properties that remain within the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor; local and international technical experts; groups including the Earthquake Disability Leadership Group, Community Language Information Network Group and representatives from the business sector, Pasifika communities, the faith-based sector and non-government organisations; and children and young people.

We also work with the other agencies that will eventually take over the regeneration leadership role that currently sits with Regenerate Christchurch.

These include Development Christchurch Limited (the Christchurch City Council agency responsible for attracting and facilitating investment), ChristchurchNZ (the city's economic development and city profile agency), and Ōtākaro Limited (the Crown-owned agency responsible for delivering major anchor project developments such as Te Pae (the Christchurch Convention Centre) and the Metro Sports Facility.