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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.
There has been some comment in the community about council
watering policy through the summer. Council
does not irrigate any berms or neighbourhood parks throughout the district. This
is consistent with almost all other local authorities in New Zealand.
The reason is that the watering of berms and neighbourhood
reserves is expensive, due to the ongoing cost of infrastructure. If council were going to change its levels of
watering service, it would have a direct effect on rates.
At present, council will water sports fields, annual beds
and juvenile trees. Sports fields are watered to ensure sufficient grass growth
to allow safe play, annual beds and juvenile trees are watered to ensure
survival through the summer period.
Grass can appear very dry and even dead looking however is
still alive and does recover in Autumn.
When new subdivisions are developed, the developer often
installs an irrigation system. This
assists the developer in promotion and sales of properties. When the land is vested to council, the
irrigation systems are either taken from the ground or decommissioned.
Water is a valuable resource, which in North Canterbury
during the summer months can become scarce. So far this month there has been little to no
rain, and this may continue. Council
needs to make sure that it prioritises water usage and is conservative to
ensure no negative environment effects are caused by unnecessary water usage.
If residents want to have a berm, which is green in
appearance, they can use their own water system. It is advisable not to water during the heat
of the day as this will increase the level of evaporation. Residents should be mindful of water
Name: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 0800 965 468