Kaiapoi Riverview Terraces, Boardwalk & Pontoons

 Another Regeneration Project

The terraces and boardwalk will allow easy access to the riverside within the town centre. Nestled alongside the Kaiapoi River, the concrete terraces with built-in timber seating will be an attractive space to sit and enjoy the river view. A proposed floating pontoon will connect the terraces to the Kaiapoi wharf downriver.


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Kaiapoi Riverview Terraces and Boardwalk

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This high quality development is currently progressing through a more detailed design and preliminary engineering phase. Construction of the terraces is planned to start early 2018, and to be ready for the opening adjacent Riverview commercial development in late 2018. Completion of the boardwalk may be done at the same time as the decks surrounding the commercial development.


The following work is scheduled for 2018/19 and project timings will be updated throughout 2018:

28 November 2017 - the corner site on Williams and Charles Streets will be fenced off, including a short section of the Kaiapoi Riverbank Walkway, in preparation for the ground work for the Riverview commercial development.

December 2017 - ground work and stone piling for the Riverview commercial development (PLC Developments)

January 2018 - stopbank repairs and reshaping (Environment Canterbury)
                         - riverwall strengthening (Waimakariri District Council)

The following work is scheduled for 2018/19 and project timings will be updated throughout 2018:

Early 2018 - Terraces and boardwalk (Waimakariri District Council)
Mid 2018 - Completion of riverwall (Waimakariri District Council)
Mid 2018 - Start of river dredging and pontoons (Waimakariri District Council and Environment Canterbury)
Mid/late 2018 - Completion of Riverview commercial development
Mid/late 2018 - Completion of terraces and boardwalk (Waimakariri District Council)
Early 2019 - Completion of pontoons (Waimakariri District Council) 

For further information please contact:

Duncan Roxborough
Implementation Project Manager - District Regeneration
Waimakariri District Council
Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV)