Pay it online, report an issue or request a service, submit on it, or ask us.
The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
What will the Waimakariri District look like in 2048? What would you like to see? Answers to these and other questions are proposed in the
Waimakariri District Council’s Draft District Development Strategy: Our
District, Our Future – Waimakariri 2048.
A draft Strategy outlining population and household
projections for the next 30 years, and proposed growth directions for development
in the District (both residential and business) has been put together, which
will assist with strategic planning for the future.
This will be presented to Council for approval to publically
consult on the draft Strategy at Council’s meeting on June 6.
A formal public consultation will then begin, allowing you
to have your say.
As a District, Waimakariri is one of the fastest growing in
Our population grew from 33,000 in 1996 to 57,800 estimated
population last year, at an annual average growth rate of 2.7%.
To put that figure in perspective, the national population
growth rate in the 1996-2016 period was 1.2%; less than half of that
experienced in Waimakariri.
In real terms, this means the District could be home to an additional
15,000 houses in 30 years and that has ramifications for almost every aspect of
life for its residents.
How big will our main towns be?
Where will the houses go, and what areas will be reserved
for business activity?
What environmental considerations must be taken into account
when planning our growth directions to avoid risks posed by natural hazards?
The strategy has been designed to ‘point the way’ forward as
discussion about the future of the District comes into focus.
The consultation will run for a month from the middle of
June and a full draft District Development Strategy and summary version will be
accessible from our website. Hard copies can also be picked up from Council
libraries and service centres. Online and hard copy feedback forms will be
available to fill in.
A final Strategy, based on comments received, and any
further information is intended to be considered by Council for adoption towards
the end of this year.
We are talking about your future.
Make sure you have your say.
Contact: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 0800 965 468