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The Regeneration Steering
Group met on Monday 7 August 2017 and considered the staff report and the community
feedback. In seeking to
incorporate the best elements of both options expressed through the community
feedback; adequate dog park space, safe road design and a safe car parking
environment, the Regeneration Steering Group recommended the adoption of a
modified Option 2 as the preferred roading option for accessing Kaiapoi East
sport and recreation reserve.
The modification of Option
2 will include an area for the dog park, which is no smaller than Option 1
(being at least 2.1 hectares to allow for separate areas for small and large
dogs). This could potentially require using an area of the Corcoran Reserve for
the BMX facility.
This recommendation will be
presented for approval to the Waimakariri District Council meeting on 5
September 2017. As this will require a minor boundary adjustment, Council’s
decision will be subject to final Crown approval.
The agenda, staff report
and minutes of the Regeneration Steering Group meeting held on Monday 7 August
2017, which relates to this recommendation, is available to read here.
The sport and recreation reserve in the Kaiapoi East regeneration area is a key part of the Recovery Plan. The reserve is planned to include playing fields, sports facilities, a dog park, community BMX track, walking and cycling tracks and open space.
Council are working on the design for the new sport and recreation reserve and are looking at two options for road access and car parking. In one option, Cass Street remains open, as shown in the Recovery Plan for Kaiapoi East. In an alternative option, Cass Street is closed and Jollie Street reinstated. Both options would cost about the
same to build. We sought feedback on the two options from 5 July to 2 August
Cass Street remains open and provides access to the sport and recreation reserve, the rural area and private property. Playing fields and softball diamonds are proposed north of Cass Street. A dog park and community BMX track are proposed south of Cass Street. The dog park and BMX track will be
combined with a wetland area for stormwater management.
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options include space for playing fields and softball diamonds. Rugby league are interested in moving to the
reserve in the future as there is no space at Murphy Park for more fields. Kaiapoi softball has also grown and are keen
to have a home ground. There is space in
the rural area for more sport and recreation reserve in the future if needed
(e.g. for different sports or more fields).
options include a car park (with about 300 spaces) in the reserve. This would be accessed from Cass Street. This is the main car park for reserve
users. In both options there is also
on-street, overflow parking on Charles Street and the proposed new link between
Feldwick Drive and Cass Street.
1, on-street parking is also proposed through the centre of the reserve along
Cass Street. In this option Cass Street
would be narrowed and have a park like setting with trees, parking bays and
2, on-street parking is proposed at the edge of the reserve along Jollie
Street. Jollie Street could also be narrowed with trees and parking bays.
Option 1 provides about 508 parking spaces on the reserve and on adjacent
streets. Option 2 provides about 528
spaces on the reserve and on adjacent streets.
Askeaton boat ramp will be retained. In
Option 1, access will be via Cass Street and Hall Street until the new Charles
Street extension is built. In Option 2,
access will be via Charles Street and Jollie Street to Cass Street and Hall
Street until the new extension is built.
Options 1 and 2 include a dog park. In
Option 1 the area for the dog park is about 2.1 hectares (about two rugby
fields). This could include a big dog
and small dog area, and space for agility equipment. In Option 2 the area for the dog park is
about 1.6 hectares. This could include a
single fenced area with space for some agility equipment.
asked for community feedback on the options from 5 July to 2 August 2017. You
can read the feedback here.
We will be
seeking further feedback on the design of the reserve areas later.