Draft OARC Regeneration Plan: Community Needs

We need to “Get Creative Christchurch” https://www.getcreativechristchurch.nz/
Why are Identity, Well-being, & Learning important?
https://www.getcreativechristchurch.nz/identity/
https://www.getcreativechristchurch.nz/well-being/
https://www.getcreativechristchurch.nz/learning/
How can we “Get Creative Christchurch”?
https://www.facebook.com/GetCreativeChristchurch/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/299724980619778/
https://www.thebigidea.nz/stories/soapbox-opinion-piece-by-jacinda-ardern
“The challenge…is that the benefits of art, and of culture are not always readily available to every New Zealander. They should be.”
“I want to see a country where the creativity and joy that comes from the arts is available to the many, not reserved for a privileged few. I want to see a country where the arts flourish and breathe life into, well, everyday life. I want to see a country where the arts are available to us all and help us express ourselves as unique individuals, brought together in diverse communities.”
“We live in a country abundant in creativity. As the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and as Prime Minister, I want to make sure the arts are accessible to all, that the arts are seen as a viable career for our young people and that everyone, especially our decision makers, appreciate how the arts – and all that sits alongside them – truly enrich our lives.”
Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern

Shirley | Research by Joanna Gould
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/what/
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/timeline/
Shirley Community Centre building demolished in 2012.
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/centre-ideas/
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/chch-libraries/
Shirley Library 2008, Land Use Recovery Plan 2013, Shirley Library 2014
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/christchurch-suburb-overlooked/
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/christchurchs-forgotten-suburb/
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/call-for-community-facility-grows/
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/mapping-our-world/
https://www.10shirleyroad.org.nz/10-shirley-road-update/
https://www.ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Culture-Community/Stats-and-facts-on-Christchurch/CommunityProfile-ShirleyPapanui-Shirley.pdf
Community Profile: Shirley (Census area units: Mairehau, Shirley West, Shirley East, Richmond North), November 2014
https://ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Culture-Community/Stats-and-facts-on-Christchurch/Community-Ward-Profiles/Commercial-Centre-Factsheets/Shirley-The-Palms.pdf
Christchurch City Council: Shirley The Palms Commercial Centre 2017
– “Shirley and Parklands Libraries: these do not have dedicated ‘learning’ spaces. They have spaces that are able to be used for programming and events as part of the library footprint.
Shirley hosted 416 programmes with 9,381 participants and Parklands hosted 260 programmes with 3,800 participants.
Aranui Library has a dedicated whānau room which is a multi-purpose space. The Library hosted 433 programmes with 5,213 participants.
The Programme statistics for Sumner saw 106 sessions hosted with 2,322 participants.”
(LGOIMA request, Library Plans, November 2018)

Richmond | Research by Joanna Gould
https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/
https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/rise-up-richmond-website/
https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/idea-to-make-stanmore-rd-an-international-smorgasbord/
https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/mapping-our-community/
https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/planning-a-bright-future-for-richmond/
https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/get-creative-christchurch-website/
https://www.riseuprichmond.nz/think-christchurch-with-hila-oren/
https://www.ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Culture-Community/Stats-and-facts-on-Christchurch/Community-Ward-Profiles/Commercial-Centre-Factsheets/Richmond.pdf
Christchurch City Council: Richmond Commercial Centre 2017
– “The Papanui-Innes Community Board and Governance Team see Richmond as a priority area, researcher Sarah Wylie will look at the strengths, needs and gaps of the area.
Specifically, the research will fulfil the following objectives:
(a) Provide an accurate demographic profile of Richmond and identify future demographic trends of this community, drawing on 2018 Census data.
(b) Create a profile of existing recreation, sports and arts and social and health agencies in the community.
(c) Profile residents’ existing access to recreation, parks, sports, arts, health and social services and potential future demand for these services, focusing especially on the way residents are interfacing with Council assets and services: what is working well, and what would make this community better.
(d) Develop a document that will assist with future planning for Richmond, taking into account barriers to access, and future patterns of access fort different services.
(e) Gaps and issues in existing provision of services will be identified.
(f) Gather information that can inform future uses of the former Shirley Community Centre site.”
(Email from Papanui-Innes Community Board, October 2018)
http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/12/CNCL_20181206_AGN_2399_AT.PDF
Pg 36 6.3 Richmond Village Revitalisation
“sees the proximity of the Richmond Village to the Avon Ōtākaro River corridor as a huge source of potential development that it would like to see better utilised.”
Pg 36 6.4 Enliven Places Programme
City to Coast Heritage Trail & Suburban Centre Project
Pg 37 6.5 Richmond Community Needs Analysis Survey
“A contract has been let to independent social researcher, Sarah Wylie, to undertake a Community Needs Analysis for Richmond.
Provide a demographic profile of Richmond using 2018 Census data when it is available.
Profile existing recreation, sports, arts, social service and health agencies in the community and predict future demand, including any barriers to access, gaps in services and how residents are interfacing with Council assets and services.
Gather information to inform decisions on the future use of the Shirley Community Centre site.”
Pg 37 6.6 Roading
“The Papanui-Innes Community Board has hosted a number of meetings to look at roading issues in their part of the city particularly in the block bordered by North Avon Road, North Parade, Shirley Road and Hills Road.”

OARC Regeneration Plan Idea for Shirley/Richmond by Joanna Gould
“Shirley/Richmond, new Community Centre at 10 Shirley Road opposite Shirley Primary School, includes Shirley Library, Learning Spaces, Service Centre, sell Shirley Library building at The Palms.”

Dallington | Research by Joanna Gould
http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/files/cityleisure/statsfacts/statistics/communityprofiles/2011/burwoodpegasuscommunityprofiledallington-a4.pdf
Community Profile: Dallington, August/September 2011
https://www.ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Culture-Community/Stats-and-facts-on-Christchurch/CommunityProfile-BurwoodPegasus-AvondaleDallington.pdf
Community Profile: Avondale Dallington, November 2014
http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2017/12/CBCB_20171204_AGN_1403_AT.PDF
Pg 69-103 ‘Coastal-Burwood Community Facility Needs Assessment’
Prepared for Community Governance Team, Coastal Burwood
By Sarah Wylie
Pg 102 “Strong feedback came through supporting development of a community hub facility serving Burwood, Avondale and Dallington.
The former Burwood School site was identified as the best location for this, close to All Saints Church, another key amenity in the area.
Demand was identified for smaller meeting spaces and accompanying kitchen able to cater for group activities, particularly for older adults.”
http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/02/CBCB_20180205_AGN_2245_AT.htm
15. Coastal-Burwood Community Board Community Facilities Needs Assessment- Research Report October 2017
“That the Coastal-Burwood Community Board resolved to:
1. Receive the ‘Research Report: Coastal-Burwood Community Facility Needs Assessment’ prepared by Sarah Wylie, Independent Social Researcher in September 2017.
2. Support the provision for an Avondale-Burwood-Dallington Community Facility.
3. Send the Facilities Needs Assessment report to Regenerate Christchurch and the Ministry of Education.”
http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/04/CBSC_20180410_MIN_2778_AT.PDF
“Many in our community are still practically, visually and mentally dealing with the impacts from the Canterbury earthquakes on a daily basis.”
“Facilities: The areas of Avondale, Dallington and Burwood were impacted severely by the Canterbury Earthquakes.
We feel the most important project is providing an area-wide Community Meeting Facility that would be accessible to these three suburbs.
This has been highlighted as a need by the many community organisations and community leaders in the ‘2017 Coastal/Burwood Wards Needs Analysis.’
To support this study, the Board has actioned a Feasibility Study to identify what a facility would consist of.
The Board would like to see funding in this LTP contributing to a community-led project to establish a ‘fit for purpose community centre.’
Further, with land options on council-owned land appropriately located, one location has been brought to our attention. This being part of the former Burwood School Site which is currently in the disposal process by Ministry of Education and LINZ.
We feel it is a high priority for Council to investigate this location with the aim of securing this for building of the facility.”
https://www.star.kiwi/2018/07/opinion-community-facility-possible-after-city-council-grant/
https://www.star.kiwi/2018/09/red-zone-barriers-to-stop-rubbish-dumping-and-boy-racers/
http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/10/CBCB_20181001_MIN_2270_AT.htm
4.2 Dallington Community Trust
“The Trust requested that the Board assist with the engagement of a Disaster Psychologist to tailor a wellness programme for its community.”
https://www.star.kiwi/2018/10/disaster-psychologist-mooted-for-isolated-suburbs/
http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/11/CBCB_20181105_AGN_2273_AT.htm
4. Community Board Plan – Update against Outcomes
“On 1 October 2018, the Board met to receive and review progress on its Community Board Plan 2017 – 2019, which had been monitored against the Board’s agreed Outcomes and Priorities.
A community facility for Dallington/Burwood was seen as a priority. It was agreed that the Board would next review its Board Plan in June 2019.”
https://www.star.kiwi/2018/11/further-action-taken-to-bring-psychologist-into-dallington/
https://www.linz.govt.nz/crown-property/acquisition-and-disposal-land/current-crown-property-disposals
Re: former Burwood School Site (255 New Brighton Road) which is currently in the disposal process by Ministry of Education and LINZ.
Attachments: List of disposals as at 30 November 2018
“Pg 5, 3452777, Canterbury, Ministry of Education, 255 New Brighton Road, New Brighton, Christchurch, Disposal Status: Right of First Refusal”
http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/12/CBCB_20181203_AGN_2277_AT.htm
“5. Deputations by Appointment
Burwood/Avondale/Dallington Group – Burwood/Avondale/Dallington Community Hub, Bebe Frayle and David Collins will speak on behalf of the Burwood/Avondale/Dallington Group regarding the Burwood/Avondale/Dallington Community Hub.”
“5.4.1 Burwood, Avondale and Dallington Community Group
The Burwood, Avondale and Dallington community group meetings continue to happen monthly. The group is supported by Coastal-Burwood Community Governance staff and Board members. The group are currently organising three community events, one in each area as well as a combined event to be held in March of 2019.
The group are completing a feasibility study with regards to having a combined Community Hub to collectively service the three suburbs. The Burwood, Avondale and Dallington areas have dramatically reduced community spaces/places as a result of the 2010/2011 earthquakes with approximately over half of the land and housing lost to the red zone.”

OARC Regeneration Plan Idea for Dallington/Burwood/Avondale by Joanna Gould
“Dallington/Burwood/Avondale, new Community Centre at 255 New Brighton Road close to All Saints Church, includes Coastal-Burwood Governance Unit more central to their residents, small Meeting/Learning spaces with kitchen, Service Centre, Volunteer Library similar to Redcliffs Village Library, sell Shirley Library building at The Palms.”

Social Isolation And Older People In Canterbury
Prepared for Age Concern Canterbury By Sarah Wylie
http://ageconcerncan.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Social_Isolation_Research_Report.pdf
“Four strong themes emerged in relation to gaps in services and activities addressing social isolation: transport, information on what is available, specialist support for older people living in the community with dementia, mental health issues and other care needs, and advocacy.”

An Inventory of Community-led and Non-governmental Organisations and Initiatives in Post-earthquake Canterbury (to September 2013)
Sally Carlton and Suzanne Vallance
https://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10182/6084/Inventory_Organisations_Post_Earthquake_Canterbury.pdf;sequence=1
“This inventory lists some of the thousands of community-led groups and initiatives across the region that have developed or evolved as a result of the quake. This inventory is the third such inventory to have been produced.
The Christchurch Earthquake Activity Inventory was released by Landcare Research in May 2011, three months after the devastating 22 February 2011 earthquake. The second inventory, entitled ‘An Inventory of Community-led Recovery Initiatives in Canterbury’, was collated by Bailey Peryman and Dr Suzanne Vallance (Lincoln University) approximately one year after the February earthquake.
The research for this third inventory was undertaken over a four month period from June to September 2013, and was conducted primarily through online searches.”

Community Needs Profile For East Christchurch
Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan

https://engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz/25752/documents/55619
Appendix One: Community Profiles
The following section summarises community issues and profiles of east Christchurch communities drawing on information from the 2014 Christchurch City Council Community Profiles and the 2013 Census.

Aranui, Wainoni and Bexley
• High proportion of community development and support agencies based in this area – 40 NGOs and 17 faith based organisations mainly in Aranui.
Community issues (2014)
• Financial pressures emerging within families (NGOs report many funding streams have been repurposed from welfare to earthquake need).
• Shortage of affordable housing.
• Loss of community facilities (specific loss of aquatic facilities in the East with QE11 closing).
• Loss of local shops meaning fewer places for the community to connect.
• Loss of connection with the natural environment (specific to Bexley Wetland).
• Damaged roading networks have increased social isolation and led to a decrease in active transport, declining public transport options.

Avondale and Dallington
• Low proportion of community development and support agencies and faith based organisations based in this area.
Community issues (2014)
• Shortage or loss of community facilities, few community events.
• No aquatic facilities in the East with QE11 closing.
• Fatigue and burnout amongst residents involved in community-led recovery activities.
• Depopulation and shortage of affordable housing.
• Damaged roading networks and river footbridges, declining public transport options leading
to social isolation. Land is 50% TC3 and 50% RRZ. Stop banks on the river breach during high tides/in heavy rain.
• Loss of local shops meaning fewer places for the community to connect.
• Loss of connection with the natural environment (the river bridge linkages).

Avon Loop
Community issues (2014)
• Loss of bed sit accommodation for low income older people, people with mental health or alcohol and drug issues leading to increased homelessness.
• Increased safety and reduced crime.

Avonside and Richmond
Community issues (2014)
• Depopulation and a shortage of housing.
• Loss of local shops meaning fewer places for the community to connect and a less viable local economy.
• Damaged roading networks and bridges; declining access to public transport.
• Desire to enhance the connection with the natural environment for environmental wellbeing and recreational usage.
• Poor quality housing and a shortage of affordable housing.

Burwood, Westhaven and Travis
• Reasonable proportion of community development and support agencies, and sports and recreational groups based in this area.
Community issues (2014)
• Few community events in this area.
• Depopulation and shortage of affordable housing.
• Concerns about future access to homes in south-east Burwood due to red zoning.
• Damaged roading networks.
• Concerns about future sea level rises and potential for flooding.
• Loss of connection with the natural environment (Horseshoe Lake).

Greater Linwood
• High proportion of community development and support agencies (10), faith based organisations (9), and sports and recreation groups (11) based in this area. High number of community events.
Community issues (2014)
• Poor quality housing damaged further by the earthquakes, shortage of affordable housing leading to high rates of transience and turnover in school rolls (40% annual turnover at Linwood Avenue Primary School).
• No places or spaces for young people to gather creating a barrier to engagement with young people.
• Vulnerable population/high rates of deprivation.
• Fatigue and burnout amongst community development and support agencies.
• Increased safety and reduced crime, particularly in Linwood Park.
• Regeneration of the urban environment, viability of new and existing shopping developments to encourage community gathering places and increased local employment opportunities.
• Concerns about future sea level rises and potential for flooding.
• Damaged roading networks and access issues.

New Brighton and South Brighton (including Southshore)
• High proportion of community development and support agencies (16), faith based organisations (3), and sports and recreation groups (12) based in this area and a large number and wide variety of community events are on offer.
Community issues (2014)
• Damaged roading networks, declining public transport options.
• Stop banks and estuary edges prone to flooding. Concerns about future sea level rises, storm inundation and flood management.
• Increased safety and reduced crime (particularly in the New Brighton Mall).
• Fatigue and burnout amongst community development and support agencies.
• Loss of community facilities.
• Loss of local shops and perception of decline and poor quality meaning fewer places for the community to connect and reduced viability for existing and new business investment.
• Loss of connection with the natural environment (South Brighton Domain).

North New Brighton and Rawhiti
• High proportion of community development and support agencies (18), faith based organisations (4), and sports and recreation groups (19) based in this area and a large number and wide variety of community events are on offer.
Community issues (2014)
• Damaged roading networks, declining public transport options.
• Loss of community facilities (specific loss of aquatic facilities in the East with QE11 closing).
• Increased safety and reduced crime (particularly in the New Brighton Mall).
• Fatigue and burnout amongst community development and support agencies.
• Loss of connection with the natural environment limiting recreational opportunities.

Parklands and Waimairi Beach
• Reasonable proportion of community development and support agencies (13), sports and recreational groups (20) and faith-based organisations (1) based in this area.
Community issues (2014)
• Damaged roading networks, access difficulties.
• Loss of community facilities (specific loss of aquatic facilities in the East with QE11 closing).
• Loss of connection with the natural environment limiting recreational opportunities (Bottle Lake Forest Park).
• Concerns about future land damage, flood management.
• Fatigue and burnout amongst community development and support agencies.

Shirley
• Reasonable proportion of community development and support agencies (13), sports and recreational groups (17) and faith-based organisations (12) based in this area.
Community issues (2014)
• Property and roads are prone to flooding. Concerns about future sea level rises and flood management.
• Loss of community facilities (with loss of the Shirley Community Centre, a number of churches and the closure or merging of schools).

Travis Wetland
• Travis Wetlands and Bottle Lake Forest Park provide significant access to green spaces, recreation and leisure activities.
Community issues (2014)
• Low levels of community connectedness, few community facilities, low proportion of community development and support agencies, sports and recreation groups, and faith based organisations in this area.
• Concerns about the environmental impacts of the earthquake waste being managed at the Burwood Resource Recovery Park on neighbouring homes as well as concerns about the impact on property values.
• No aquatic facilities in the East with QE11 closing.
• Depopulation and shortage of affordable housing.