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

    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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    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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    Removal of roads, new sports fields and a new stormwater area
    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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    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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    Completed Projects

      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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      Courtenay Drive Roading Rebuild
      The rebuild of the earthquake damaged parts of Courtenay Drive, Charters Street and Wyber Place within the Kaiapoi South Regeneration Area started in mid-January 2018. Courtenay Drive will be rebuilt on its current alignment with one lane in each direction, and have a shared path (for walking and cycling). Construction works were finished in May 2018.
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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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