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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Council has adopted a number of Strategies and Plans which set out the vision, goals, objectives, projects and plans to achieve outcomes relating to specific issues.
These are high-level strategic documents; you will find more specific Activity Management Plans under the various Council services.
The Waimakariri District Council Community Action Plan on Alcohol is the first step in working towards our vision to promote the safe and responsible use of alcohol within Waimakariri and minimise the alcohol-related harm to the people and communities across our district. (pdf, 262 KB)
The Waimakariri Community Development Strategy reflects Council's desire to work with the community to identify community development priorities now and into the future and reflects the continuing growth and diversity of the Waimakariri community. (pdf, 388 KB)
The Kaiapoi Town Centre Plan provides a framework to rebuild, redevelop and revitalise the Kaiapoi town centre and respond to issues faced both prior to the September 2010 earthquake that hit Canterbury and had a devastating effect on the town centre and especially as a response to it. Also see the Kaiapoi town centre page for more information. (pdf, 2.3 MB)
The Oxford Town Centre Strategy provides a vision, key themes and strategic directions to assist in planning for the future of the Oxford town centre. Also see the Oxford town centre page for more information (pdf, 3.8 MB).
The Rangiora Town Centre Strategy is a document that provides a decision-making framework which the Waimakariri District Council is able to use to make positive changes to the Rangiora town centre from now until the year 2020 and beyond. Also see the Rangiora town centre page for more information (pdf, 6.1 MB).
Reserve Management Plans help the Council make decisions on the day-to-day management of parks and reserves througout the district. Council already has a number of reserve management plans these can be found on our Reserve management plans and strategies page.
The Waimakariri Disability Strategy was developed in conjunction with a Disability Reference Group made up of key disability service providers, disability groups, Council staff and elected members. The strategy identifies key goals and objectives for the Council which contribute towards achieving the vision, and outlines a number of high level priority areas and actions. It aims to raise awareness of how our work in the areas of planning and regulation, roading, parks and recreation facilities, community facilities and information services impact on the lives of people with impairments (pdf, 1 MB).
The Road Safety Strategy for the Waimakariri District intends to reduce fatalities and serious injury crashes on the district (pdf, 1.4 MB).
The Visitor Strategy 2010 – 2015 has been developed by Enterprise North Canterbury, Council's economic development agency, with Waimakariri District Council and key stakeholders in the visitor industry to provide a vision and direction for tourism in the Waimakariri District. It also provides a context within which to consider Annual District Promotions business planning. (pdf, 341 KB)
The Waimakariri Local Economic Development Strategy provides a decision-making framework for economic development in the Waimakariri District - it provides clarity of Council's roles and responsibilities in enabling and providing for a prosperous local economy. The Council, Enterprise North Canterbury, local businesses, developers and other key stakeholders will be able to use the Strategy to guide and make positive changes. (pdf, 2.3 MB)
Also see the Local economic development page and Strategy summary (pdf, 157.4 KB).
The Walking and Cycling Strategy and Implementation Plan provides a basis for identifying and prioritising demand for new or improved walking and cycling opportunities within the Waimakariri District. (pdf, 571 KB)
The Waste Management and Minimisation Plan sets the way forward for the Waimakariri District Council to manage waste in a manner which improves the efficiency of resource use and reduces the harmful effects of waste, whilst fulfilling the Council's obligations under the Local Government and Waste Minimisation Acts (pdf, 3.8 MB).
The Water Conservation Strategy identifies and priorities opportunities for water conservation within the Waimakariri District. It provides targets, initiatives and a monitoring regime to achieve higher levels of water conservation within the Waimakariri District Council community water supplies. (pdf, 1.6 MB)
The Woodend Pegasus Area Strategy assists in planning for the future of the Woodend Pegasus area. Also see the Woodend Pegasus development page for more information. (pdf, 4.9 MB)
The Waimakariri Youth Development Strategy outlines how the Council and community can invest in the development of our young people, so they feel valued and encouraged to stay and make positive contributions to the continued growth of the district. (pdf, 5.6 MB)