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.

The first steps of putting the Recovery Plan in to action are underway. Here's an overview of what happened in 2018;

During 2019 we're aiming to;

  • Complete the Riverview terraces and boardwalk and reopen the riverbank walkway
  • Complete all final buried infrastructure and roads decommissioning
  • Complete the earthworks and Beswick stormwater management area and drainage projects
  • Complete the dog park and community BMX track
  • Commence with the establishment of the Honda Forest and the walking and cycling paths network in Kaiapoi east
  • Complete repairs to Jones Street
  • Complete road upgrades to Charles Street, Cass Street, Jollie Street and Hall Street
  • Continue development of the Kaiapoi east sports and recreation area, such as the playing fields, softball diamonds, changing rooms and the carpark
  • Install the floating pontoons in the marine precinct, including dredging works in the river
  • Design and consult on the new Pines Beach entrance reserve
  • Establish partnership arrangements and formulate a project plan for the Heritage and Mahinga kai area
  • Establish a Council tree nursery in Kaiapoi South
  • Finalise the legal establishment of the new reserves, including the new reserves names
  • Commence implementing the new signage throughout the regeneration areas

This is our timeline for projects through to 2020;

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We’ll be inviting the community to be involved in the design and planning of the regeneration areas, particularly the proposed new green spaces.

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Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV)