Regeneration Overview

A general overview of the Regeneration project.

The Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan contains proposed land uses and activities for the five regeneration areas in Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach and Kairaki, including new parks and reserves, walking and cycling tracks, BMX track, a dog park, provision for heritage and mahinga kai activities, mixed business use areas, roads and infrastructure sites, and rural activities.

Then and now photos of Kaiapoi Community BMX Track and the Riverview Terraces and Boardwalk

Timeline, Facts and Figures:



During 2021 were aiming to:

  • Continue with community planting days and staged development of the Honda Forest
  • Complete construction on The Pines Beach entrance reserve
  • Progress the planning and site investigation works for the Kaiapoi Community Hub, including commencing design of the new Kaiapoi Croquet Club lawns
  • Confirm co-governance arrangement for the Heritage and Mahinga Kai area, and commence with site investigations and site characterisation works
  • Design the Recreation and Ecological linkages around the Kaiapoi South regeneration area
  • Complete design of the new Corcoran reserve viewing platform
  • Undertake minor upgrades of Askeaton reserve boat launching and car parking area
  • Continue to work with NZ Motor Caravan Association on their development of the Motor Caravan Association park
  • Complete dredging ponds decommissioning and reinstate Corcoran reserve where the ponds once were
  • Undertake design of upgrades to the Riverbanks Walkway adjacent to Kaiapoi War Memorial reserve (construction in 2022)

Key Partners

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Get Involved, Stay Informed

You can contact us to find out more:

Email: regeneration@wmk.govt.nz

Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV)