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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
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The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The historic Kaiapoi Wharf area suffered extensive damage in the 2010 Canterbury Earthquake.
Investigations and consultation have been carried out to decide on its future redevelopment. As a result, the booking of new berths at the wharf is suspended until further notice.
Following consultation on various options for the wharf area, along with engineering assessments, the Council has agreed to retain the 'new wharf ' and to demolish the 'old wharf ' and the berth that formally served the vessel MV Tuhoe. A replacement floating pontoon structure is proposed in place of the old berth for use by casual boaties and the Coastguard in conjunction with the new slipway.
It is also intended to have a floating pontoon as well as improving the pedestrian connection between the Williams Street Bridge and the wharf area in conjunction with the redevelopment of the former Hansen's site.
(Updated 19 April 2017)
Work on the redevelopment of the Kaiapoi Wharf has begun, and will see some disruption for regular users while the strengthening and upgrades to both the wharf and the wharf side area are completed.This project, which is being undertaken by the Waimakariri District Council in conjunction with Environment Canterbury (ECan), is part of the overall earthquake recovery and regeneration of the Kaiapoi Riverbanks area.
The redevelopment of the wharf area includes the following keys items of work:
The downstream (older) part of the wharf has been replaced with a rock revetment, with bank re-shaping.
The railway platform canopy was deconstructed in sections to allow for future reinstatement (new site yet to be determined). Salvaged parts of the MV Tuhoe berth will be incorporated into the new landscaping around the wharf.
A key part of the redeveloped area is the inclusion of more green space, and the changing of the access road configuration. The new layout for the area was approved by both the Riverbanks Steering Group and the Kaiapoi Community Board last year.
View the concept plans for the whole Kaiapoi riverbanks enhancement project (pdf, 492.7 KB).
The lower Kaiapoi River can be accessed by a public launch point at Askeaton Park (off Hall Street in Kaiapoi).
A new 20 metre-wide boat ramp shared with the Waimakariri-Ashley Coastguard has been completed. This will open when the Wharf side siteworks is completed in early 2017
Access to the ramp has been designed on the basis of a 6.5 metre long boat trailer, which is larger than most boat trailers used at Kaiapoi. This design gives drivers the choice to drive into the Coastguard area and then reverse onto the ramp. When there is no Coastguard boat present, boat owners could potentially use a bigger area of the ramp to launch.