Devastated city’s land rezoned following citizen comment ~ Land Use Recovery Plan for Greater Christchurch

Devastated city’s land rezoned following citizen comment ~ Land Use Recovery Plan for Greater Christchurch

Background and aims

Christchurch was devastated by earthquakes in 2011. This significantly disrupted residential and business land supply, as some land could no longer be lived or worked on.

The Environment Canterbury Regional Council (ECAN) & Partners were tasked with putting land use policies and rules in place to assist rebuilding and recovery of communities (including housing and businesses).

Broad engagement with the community was desired to identify interests and issues to inform the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP).

Outdoor recreation visitors have their say ~ National Visitor Survey 2004, 2005, 2006

Outdoor recreation visitors have their say ~ National Visitor Survey 2004, 2005, 2006

Background and aims

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) wanted to measure visitor satisfaction with recreation track quality and perceptions of visitor crowding across a representative sample of its 2050 easily accessible through to remote tracks. It also wanted to find out general demographic information about its visitors. In 2004, 2005 and 2006 it engaged GR (then Leisure Matters) to design and manage this research. A representative range of around 500 DOC sites were surveyed over three years.