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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 Oxford library and service centre is getting a major upgrade.
As a result of the earthquakes of 2010/2011, the Oxford service centre suffered some structural damage. To keep the building at the preferred safety level of 67% of New Building Standard, an interim measure of applying large concrete supporting blocks to the exterior was put in place.
Permanent strengthening work was a necessity.
A team of architects and engineers recommended that a partial demolition of the eastern section of the building would provide a safer, long term solution.
The eastern side of the building, currently used for library materials, will be demolished and rebuilt. This will enable the provision of more windows, including a north-facing aspect. It will also allow for more usable floor space by removing two storage rooms and a toilet.
Rebuilding the library section will allow for more natural light into the building - the proposal is for north-facing windows which will potentially provide a very good reading area.
Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2016, and the estimated completion date is May 2017.
During the reconstruction period (August 2016 - May 2017), the Oxford library and service centre will be operating from Pearson Park Pavilion. The current Oxford library and service centre will close at 5 pm on Wednesday 3 August 2016 in preparation for the move to the Pearson Park Pavilion. The library and service centre will reopen at the pavilion at 8.30 am on Tuesday 9 August 2016.
View the floor plans (pdf, 167.8 KB).