Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board February Meeting

Published: 28-May-2018

The first Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board meeting for the year was held last night at Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre.

Board members heard about progress on the Kaiapoi River Rehabilitation from both Council and Environment Canterbury staff. They took the opportunity to ask questions about the planned planting and dredging and emphasise the community’s desire to have the Kaiapoi River looking attractive and being accessible.

The Board granted a License to Occupy to the Waimakariri Sailing and Power Boat Club to use a section of Red Zone land adjacent to the Kairaki Beach Car Park Reserve for the purpose of boat rigging and storage.  The club had previously been using the space in an informal arrangement.

The other items on the agenda discussed can be viewed in the full minutes available later in the month on the council website.

The board’s attention now turns towards the rest of the year, with a large amount of Regeneration progress expected over 2018 and the upcoming Kaiapoi Town Centre Plan Review.

Chairperson of the Kaiapoi Community Board, Jackie Watson, “This plan is really exciting for us. It will guide how the mixed-use Regeneration areas will be developed, and envisions a vibrant and exciting town centre where residents and visitors will enjoy spending time,”

There will extensive consultation around the Draft Plan before it’s approved by the Waimakariri District Council later in the year.

Jackie said, “We’re looking forward to showing off the plan and hearing the community’s feedback in a few months’ time.”

The next meeting will take place on March 19, 4pm, Meeting Room 1 (upstairs), Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.