Community conversations

As populations expand, new forms of recreation have developed, placing considerable pressure and competing demands on the river and its ecology.

Collaborative and cohesive landscape planning is essential to ensuring people are still able to enjoy the wonderful things our rivers can offer, but also that flood protection and climate change are key considerations in the development of these areas.

The masterplan has been developed with support and collaboration from across the community

We’ve worked with the Waimakariri District Council, community and stakeholders to create the masterplan for Rangiora Reach, to ensure the multiple values of this area are balanced including, flood protection function, amenity, natural and recreational values.

Masterplan process:

  • Community consultation was undertaken in March 2022 to gather the values that were most important to the community.
  • A draft masterplan was released in November 2022, which incorporated those values.
  • Community provided feedback which was used to make further edits to the masterplan.
  • The final masterplan is now available for implementation.

The masterplan has been developed with support from Ngāi Tūāhuriri and key community groups such as the Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group.

The masterplan process is supported by funding from the Climate Resilience Programme of Flood Risk Management Projects from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit. 

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