How Do You Want to Access a New Reserve In Kaiapoi?

The new sport and recreation reserve in the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area is a key part of the Recovery Plan. The reserve is planned to include playing fields, sports facilities, a dog park, community BMX track, walking and cycling tracks and open space.

AccessANewReserveInKaiapoi_thumbCouncil staff are currently working on the design for the new sport and recreation reserve. We’d like to get your feedback on two roading options for accessing the reserve. Both options would cost about the same to build.

  • Option 1: Cass Street remains open and provides access to the sport and recreation reserve, the rural area and private property. Playing fields and softball diamonds are proposed north of Cass Street. A dog park and community BMX track are proposed south of Cass Street.The dog park and BMX track will be combined with a wetland area for stormwater management.
  • Option 2: Cass Street is closed to vehicles, ending at a car park, which provides access to the sport and recreation reserve. Jollie Street is reinstated and provides access to the rural area, private property and also the reserve, via Charles Street. The reinstatement of Jollie Street also sees the Memorial Gardens move slightly eastwards.

Further information relating to the sports clubs, car parking, assess to Askeaton boat ramp, the dog park and FAQs can be viewed at or pick up an information flyer and feedback form at Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre or Rangiora Service Centre.

Let us know your feedback by 5pm, Wednesday 2 August 2017.