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 2020 we're aiming to:

  • Continue community planting days for the Honda forest
  • Finish road upgrades to Charles Street, Cass Street, Jollie Street and Hall Street
  • Continue developing the walking and cycling path network in Kaiapoi east and South
  • Complete stage 2 of the Kaiapoi River dredging works
  • Consult on and develop designs for the new Pines Beach entrance reserve
  • Continue with the development of the Kaiapoi east sports and recreation area, such as the playing fields, softball diamonds, changing rooms, landscape planting and the carpark
  • Finish the last section of the Riverbank Walkway
  • Design and construct new pile moorings in the Kaiapoi Marine Precinct
  • Create a viewing platform in Corcoran Reserve on the former pumping station structure
  • Put up new signage throughout the regeneration areas
  • Begin design work on the community studios hub and croquet facility in Kaiapoi South
  • Establish partnership arrangements and develop a masterplan for the Heritage and Mahinga kai area
  • Finalise the legal establishment of the new reserves, including the new reserves names

Key Partners






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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)