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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.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The District Development section includes information about the Council's planned response to district and population growth and development.
The Waimakariri District Council is putting together a District Development Strategy in 2017 to
provide a spatial framework to guide the anticipated growth of our District over the next 30 years.The Strategy will focus on planning the physical aspects of the District, such as residential and business growth areas and relationships with transport, infrastructure, the environment, rural areas and
community spaces and places. For nearly 30 years, Waimakariri has been one of the fastest growing districts in New Zealand. The population and business sector has been growing steadily and our population may grow to about 80-100,000 people over the next three decades (based on Statistics New Zealand’s
medium to high growth projections) - up from 57,800 in 2016. It is critical to plan for potential growth over the next 30 years, ensuring the District remains a great place to live, visit, work and play in. By providing a clear integrated, strategic picture of our future, we ensure that our resources,
services and plans are working towards the same goals and that the public and private sector know our community’s direction. It will also provide the framework for other key Council documents such as the District Plan, Long Term Plan, Infrastructure Strategy, Financial Strategy and Annual Plans.
We are proposing seven key themes to help shape the draft Strategy, as follows:
Since October 2016, we have been seeking the community’s early
thoughts through the
‘Our District, Our Future – Waimakariri 2048, Your Early Thoughts’ (pdf, 8.5 MB)
document. This document introduces the District
Development Strategy project and asks a number of prompting questions centred
around the seven key themes proposed to help us prepare a draft District
Development Strategy. Comments received from submissions to date have been
summarised in the ‘Our District, Our Future – Waimakariri 2048, Your Early
Thoughts Feedback Summary (March 2017)’
report. This is a live document which we will continue to update as further
submissions are received. We welcome your further comments via this document
until we release a draft District Development Strategy document for formal
public consultation by middle of 2017.See the information within the document link above for
ways in which you can tell us your views or do it online.
A launch event was held at the Rangiora Town Hall on Wednesday 2 November 2016, 5.30 p.m., giving people an opportunity to tell us in person their thoughts, priorities, ideas, issues and opportunities that we need to consider and maximise over the next 30 years. We had a great turnout and everyone's feedback
will be considered when we draft a District Development Strategy. Thank you to everyone who came along to tell us your thoughts.
The preparation of a Waimakariri District Development Strategy will occur over a number of months, which will include key milestones where we seek community feedback, alongside completing a number of technical reports. We are currently asking your views and ideas at the outset of the project to help
inform a draft Strategy that is to follow.
Key Engagement Milestones
Late 2016 / early 2017:
Early / mid 2017:
Mid / late 2017:
The Council has also already adopted a number of related Strategies to assist us to plan for the future growth of particular areas within the District or District development topics.
The Council’s responsibilities as a partner organisation in the Greater Canterbury Urban Development Strategy (GCUDS) will have a significant impact on its district development activities over the next 30 years.