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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 held a Rangiora town centre update evening on Monday 2 May 2016 in the Rangiora Town Hall to provide an update about Rangiora's town centre progress, facilities, concept plans and development activity, business support and the Land Use Recovery Plan. View the presentation from the town centre update evening.
A number of improvements are being implemented in the Rangiora town centre. The realigning and signalising of the Cenotaph Corner intersection (High Street/Ivory Street/Ashley Street junction) has been completed, and High Street has been reconfigured to two-way traffic. Improvement work also includes enhancing pedestrian laneways and improving off-street car parking. These projects were signalled and approved in the Rangiora Town Centre Strategy, adopted by the Council in September 2010.
Realignment of Cenotaph Corner included landscaping the War Memorial site with a new two metre wide platform with steps leading up to the cenotaph, a grassed area, feature lighting on trees and the cenotaph, and wider paved surfaces for pedestrians to move within and across the site. This theming is complementary to the newly created green space at the north-east corner of the intersection, diagonally opposite the War Memorial site.The new traffic lights at Cenotaph Corner were switched on at an opening ceremony on 17 April 2015.
The green space area outside the Council offices has been upgraded, following the removal of the temporary retail units which were removed in March 2016. Paving has been laid and LED lighting bollards and seating has been installed.
Contractors are working in the area at the northern end of Conway Lane to build temporary footpaths to connect Conway Lane to Good Street and other laneways. These connections will remain in place until the Blake Street car park is redeveloped.
Over winter work will be underway to install ducting and new street lights along High Street. Work to upgrade sections of footpath will also be undertaken in conjunction with development where possible.
The redesign of High Street includes:
View the parking concept plan (pdf, 552.1 KB).
The Council is leading a project to develop a precinct bounded by High Street, Durham Street, Blake Street and Good Street incorporating new retail and office space, pedestrian laneways, public/green space and improved car parking at the Council owned off-street Blake Street car park.
The development of this plan follows a project outlined in the Rangiora Town Centre Strategy to enhance connectivity to the Blake Street car park, provide growth of the town centre to the north, and ensure character and quality of the built environment.
The preparation of the precinct plan was subject to stakeholder and public engagement and the Council approved the plan to be submitted to the Minister for Earthquake Recovery by 6 December 2014. The North of High Street redevelopment plan (pdf, 2.6 MB) provides more information.
There are various redevelopment projects underway in the Rangiora town Centre. While we endeavour to provide as much information as possible about town centre developments, the Council does not always have access to the most up-to-date details about private sector developments.