Since our inception in 2011, The Avon Ōtākaro Network has advocated for the former Residential Red Zone to become a City to Sea River Park with the maximum ecological restoration possible.

We started with an 18500 strong petition submitted to Parliament and then to the House of Representatives in 2012. Many written and oral submissions were delivered with well researched topics such as co-governance, the promotion of projects and events as well as workshops and forums that ensured our many stakeholders had a voice.