Multi-Use Sports Facility

To meet our growing community’s needs, we’re proposing to build a multi-use sports facility of approximately 6,000m2, and 4 indoor courts, with the potential to add 2 more in the future. The proposed facility will be located on land that the Council owns at Coldstream Road in Rangiora and will cost around $27.85 million.

We’ve been discussing the possibility of more indoor sports facility space for a few years now and a budget of $23 million was included in our 2015-2025 Long Term Plan for a facility to be built during 2020 to 2022.

A needs assessment and a functional design brief has been completed, which details the spaces required to meet the needs of our growing community’s demand for a multi-use district wide space to accommodate a broad range of indoor sport and recreation pursuits, like:

Basketball, Netball, Futsal, Roller Derby, Tag Archery, Korfball, Handball, Badminton, Indoor Bowls, and Table Tennis

There is also a preference to incorporate centralised space for a fitness gym along with associated exercise classes, sports administration, sports coaches, meeting and conference space for local clubs and community groups. The facility incorporates spectator seating around the perimeter of the indoor court spaces as well as retractable seating for around 500 people.

In response to demand for space, we’re proposing to start design of the facility in July 2018 and it is expected that the building will be available for community use during 2020. The cost for this includes construction and operating expenses. We’re proposing to debt fund the project, repaid through a rate of approximately $91 per property per year starting from 1 July 2021.

We will work with North Canterbury Sports and Recreation Trust on the development of a Heads of Agreement for the management and operation of the facility, with no ongoing operational costs to the Council.

Find out more about the proposed facility either on our website or at one of our information days and evenings being held in:

Ruataniwha, Kaiapoi Civic Centre
, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi
Thursday 15 March, 3–7pm

Rangiora Town Hall, Small Theatre
, 303 High Street, Rangiora
Tuesday 6 March, 3–8pm





To start building the Multi-Use Sports Facility now, because it

  • provides capacity to accommodate existing needs and future growth and demand sooner
  • is complementary to existing community facilities across the District
  • is central for indoor ball sports within North Canterbury.


This would mean it would be another 10 years before existing demand for space could be met. Impact if timing is deferred:



This option would remove the budget set aside in the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan and would mean the current and future demand for indoor sporting facilities would not be met.