Projects

Proposed projects include sports and recreation facilities, a dog park, BMX track, Courtenay Drive roading and infrastructure, and Kaiapoi East roading and infrastructure.

Current Projects

    The Honda Forest
    Thanks to a partnership between the Waimakariri District Council and motor vehicle manufacturer, Honda, a parcel of lowland forest is being restored to the former redzone site currently known as the Regeneration Kaiapoi East Area.
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    Kaiapoi River Marine Precinct & Navigation Channel Dredging
    Six sections of the Kaiaopi River between the Williams Street bridge and the Waimakariri confluence are to be dredged between 14 June and August to improve the navigation channels and allow for a new pontoon to be installed by the Riverview Terraces
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    Kaiapoi Marine Precinct
    The Kaiapoi Marine Precinct Plan was developed out of the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes and takes a long term view of developing the Kaiapoi River as a community focus.
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    Sports Fields
    Council have contracted Rooney Earthmoving Ltd to begin work in Kaiapoi East late October 2018. We are now leading the implementation of the Recovery Plan, which involves creating new new sports and recreation reserves in the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area.
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    BMX Track
    Council will start the design of the community BMX track in the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area in 2018 and we’re keen to involve our local community, in particular young people, with the design. The BMX track will be located in the new sport and recreation reserve south of Cass Street.
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    Dog Park
    Council will start the design of the dog park in the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area later in 2018 and we’re keen to involve our local community with the design. The dog park will be located in the new sport and recreation reserve south of Cass Street.
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    Completed Projects

      Beswick Stormwater Management Area - Wetlands
      The wetlands in Kaiapoi's Beswick Stormwater Management area are taking shape with plantings of lowland swamp plants over the edges and mounds of the 180 by 65 m pond.
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      Boat Ramp Pontoon
      This is the first pontoon installation in an area of the river soon to be known as the ‘Marine Precinct.’
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      Kaiapoi Riverview Terraces & Boardwalk
      The Kaiapoi Riverview Terraces and boardwalk were completed in February 2019. In addition to the creation of terraces on the riverbank in front of the private hospitality development, a boardwalk now links the town centre to the riverside walkway leading south, and a small pontoon has been installed at the east end of the rock wall (near the Coastguard building).
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      Dudley Drain Repairs and Enhancement
      Work started in late March 2018 to repair and enhance Dudley Drain in the Kaiapoi West Regeneration Area and was completed late April 2018. Planting will be undertaken in May / June 2018. This work is part of the earthquake recovery repairs and is one of the key actions for Kaiapoi West in the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan.
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      Courtenay Drive Infrastructure
      Work began in early May 2017 to install two new wastewater pump stations adjacent to Courtenay Drive, along with 300m of gravity sewer, 400m of sewage pumping main and some stormwater pipes.
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      Kaiapoi Food Forest
      Through the community consultation for the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan, the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area allows for the opportunity for edible landscapes, such as a community food forest. The Kaiapoi Food Forest is located in the area by Cass Street, Meadow Street,Oram Place, and the new Feldwick Drive link.
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      Kaiapoi East Infrastructure
      A new water trunk main, new and replacement sewer mains will be installed and a new wastewater pump station will be built in the Kaiapoi East regeneration area. These works will provide a more reliable and resilient water supply and improve the reliability of the wastewater system.
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      Kaiapoi East - New Road Link
      Construction of the new road link between Feldwick Drive and Cass Street in the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area started on 1 February 2018 and was opened to traffic on 6 August 2018. Now known as 'Feldwick Drive', all works in the area (and nearby streets) is expected to be completed at the end of September 2018.
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