A Look Into the Future...Introducing the Proposed Waimakariri Multi-Use Sports Facility

The proposed Waimakariri Multi-Use Sports Facility is part of next year’s Long Term Plan. The three images below show key parts of the architectural design of the proposed facility and its surrounding sporting precinct, which was presented to the Council at its December meeting by Warren and Mahoney, who were commissioned to do the project.

The company was instructed to prepare a site plan for the land that the Council owns at Coldstream Road as well as a concept plan for the multi-use sports facility.

The site plan is important to ensure that the facilities are appropriately located to maximize the serviceability of the land to cater for the variety of sports and non-sporting activities that will be held.

The concept plan that was presented encompassed all of the components of the functional design brief that had been developed by the Council.

As our community grows rapidly, so too does the demand for indoor space to accommodate a broad range of indoor sport and recreational pursuits.

The sporting and leisure activities the facility and its surrounding area has been designed to cater for include:

  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Futsal
  • Roller Derby
  • Tag Archery
  • Korfball
  • Handball
  • Badminton
  • Indoor Bowls
  • Table Tennis
  • Indoor Bowls

The proposal also incorporates room for an on-site fitness gym along with space for associated exercise classes, sports administration, sports coaches and meeting/conference areas that can be utilised by local clubs and community groups.

There is also potential for the facility to be used in the hosting of large-scale community events including shows and musical events.

The total cost of the proposed facility is $26 million.

Council will be considering this as part of its deliberations on the Draft Long Term Plan (LTP) at the end of January 2018.

The LTP will then go out for consultation, allowing the community the opportunity for input in March.

Plan outlining location of fields and outdoor courts

Multi-Use Facility North View

Multi-Use Facility Floor Plan