Proposed Rowing Base for Murphy Park

An area of Murphy Park in Kaiapoi is being considered for a permanent rowing base. We're currently seeking feedback about this proposal. Let us know your comments by 5pm Friday 4 May 2018.

Currently St Margarets Rowing Club and Union Rowing Club have temporary training facilities at Murphy Park. Both clubs have confirmed they wish to remain at Murphy Park with permanent facilities and continue training on the Kaiapoi River.

Murphy Park is home to the Northern Bulldogs Rugby League Club and the Kaiapoi Croquet Club and the park is also used by the community for active recreation and events. The proposed rowing base does not affect the use of the park by these clubs or the community, and the informal walking track along the river bank will remain open.

The proposed rowing base could contain the following facilities:

  • Storage sheds for the St Margarets Rowing Club and Union Rowing Club – their current sheds would be relocated.
  • A floating pontoon for launching rowing boats. This would be open for public use. 
  • A central gravel area for cars to turn, and for boat rigging and wash down activities.
  • A new fixed boat ramp. This would also be open for public use. 
  • A small car parking area.
  • Space for future sheds (if necessary).

Council is keen to hear your feedback on the concept design for the proposed rowing base. Find out more information and view the draft concept plan here

Please make sure your comments reach us by 5pm, Friday 4 May 2018

Al Blackie, Councillor and Chair, Regeneration Steering Group
Phone: 027 327 6761