Have an idea on how to activate part of the former residential areas in the short term? Find out how to proceed.

Child riding his bike on the pump track

Transitional or transformative projects (community events and initiatives with a temporary life-span) provide a great opportunity for communities to reconnect with the land and river.

They range from one-off events to longer-lasting activities of up to five years. All should create vibrancy and support regeneration by improving the environment, experience and activity in the red zones, or address sustainability or ecological issues.

A Red Zones Transformative Governance Group (Te Tira Kāhikuhiku) has been established to help decision making on contestable grant funding for initiatives, ideas and activities intended to transform the city’s red zones, and will make land-use recommendations to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

For more information contact Kate Russell, Programmes and Partnerships Manager, Parks on 03 941 6531 or transform@ccc.govt.nz.