KTCB to Discuss Multi Use Facility Proposal

Published: 28-May-2018

While it might be proposed for Rangiora’s Coldstream Road, the Multi Use Sports facility that is a key feature of the Draft Long Term Plan will be a leading topic for discussion at Monday’s meeting of the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board at the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre.

Construction of the Multi Use facility has ratings implications for the entire district and board members are looking forward to hearing more details around the proposal and how it may be of benefit to the local community. 

The board will be hearing a presentation by Don Robertson and Michael Sharpe from the North Canterbury Sport Trust. The Trust will be operating the facility on behalf of the Community should it get the go ahead following the Draft LTP consultation, which is currently underway until April 9.

They’ll also hear from Jack Clyne of Kaiapoi Community Watch.

The board will then move onto a report from the Council’s greenspace staff in regards to cherry trees in Mansfield subdivision.  Concerns have been raised about the roots from the cherry trees interfering with footpaths and lawn.  Consultation with the nearby residents showed a strong preference to retain the trees which was confirmed by the Kaiapoi Community Board in a decision at its October 2015 meeting.  Greenspace staff are seeking approval to deal with individual cherry trees on a case-by-case basis, with removal and replacement in cases where other root treatment options were unsuccessful.  Staff noted that there had only been 2 or 3 removal requests in the area since 2016.

Board members will also consider a grant application from the Waimakariri Arts Trust – Kaiapoi Art Expo and Schools’ Art Expo.  The Trust is requesting funding to help with advertising costs and venue and setup costs.

Lastly the board is expected to approve a board member to represent the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board on the Northern Pegasus Bay Advisory Group.

The meeting is open to the public and starts at 4pm, Meeting Room 1 (upstairs), Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.