Regeneration of the Ōtākaro Avon River red zone corridor produces many opportunities to reimagine the area in and around the river. The concepts below have been developed by AvON to stimulate discussions around the possibilities.
The concept below shows an example for the Kerrs Reach area that attempts to incorporate a full size flat-water course into a re-engineered section of the river.
This would involve:
The following maps provide further information on areas of floodable land within the regeneration planning area based on current ground levels. They can be used to assist in developing scenarios for renaturalising the margins.
The maps show one potential configuration for integrating the above flat-water course into the environment. Alternatively, small scale remodifications could be considered in the same general area to suit the level of need for different watersports in this area. There are also several options for integrating the flat-water facility proposed by East Lake Trust with these general principles.