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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.
As Waimakariri District Council gets
underway with the implementation of the Recovery Plan’s top priorities, roads
and infrastructure in the Kaiapoi East and South regeneration areas, it
received news of national awards acknowledging the planning and community
participation involved with developing the draft Waimakariri Red Zone Recovery
The awards by the New Zealand Planning
Institute (NZPI) and the New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers
(SOLGM) include; the Nancy Northcroft Award, which is the NZPI’s supreme award,
as well as the award for Best Practice Strategic Planning and Guidance, and
SOLGM’s prestigious McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence ® Supreme
Award Winner, while also claiming the award for Innovation in Council Community
Along with Council’s planning approach to
developing the draft Recovery plan, these awards are recognition of the
Waimakariri community who contributed their ideas and feedback during the
Council’s consultation phases for the Recovery Plan during 2015 and 2016.
Community involvement ranged from primary school children through to the
elderly, residents from within Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach, Kairaki and
surrounding areas had their say, as did central Government, infrastructure
providers, Ngai Tahu and Ngai Tūāhuriri.
Jim Palmer, chief executive, Waimakariri District Council, states,
“We realised the community were quite over the amount of meetings and
consultation Council had undertaken since the September 2010 earthquakes, and
many local residents just wanted to see things happening on the ground. We took
an innovative approach to show the proposed land uses in the five regeneration
areas as interactive 3D models, and video flyovers and this really encouraged
people to participate with their feedback and ideas. For Council this helped
immensely with ensuring the proposed land uses reflected the community's needs
and aspirations for the regeneration areas."
With the ultimate aim of
making these spaces attractive, enjoyable and exciting places to live, work and
visit, the implementation of the Recovery Plan will continue to seek an active
involvement from the community. Soon to be released are the designs for the
roads in and near the Kaiapoi East and the Kaiapoi South regeneration areas, and
Council will be seeking community feedback on these roading designs in May