Exciting Times for Kaiapoi

How do you want the new reserves in the Kaiapoi Regeneration Areas to look and feel?  The draft Reserves Master Plan seeks to create a connected and vibrant Kaiapoi, to bring nature back, to provide space for sport and recreation.

Council is pleased to share the draft Reserves Master Plan, which will guide the development of the new activities and features in the reserves, and more importantly seeks to connect, restore and nourish Kaiapoi, and where possible enable increased use of the river.

Are you, and your four-legged friend, looking forward to the dog park in Kaiapoi? Or, perhaps your children are keen to get back on a BMX track? Both of these facilities are included in the draft Reserves Master Plan.  The draft plan also includes walkways and trails, wetlands, and open spaces to play.  Proposed fields and softball diamonds will provide opportunities for sport.

The draft Reserves Master Plan also looks at how we can tell local Kaiapoi stories through our reserves using native planting, points of interest (such as heritage trails) and local materials.  We even have some old wharf timbers we are keen to re-use.

Council’s Regeneration Steering Group Chair Cr Al Blackie is excited about the plan, he says, "It's an exciting time for Kaiapoi. I think people will be surprised how many facilities are on their way. There is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Council is now keen to hear what the community thinks of the draft Reserves Master Plan.

You can find more information and online submissions here

The consultation closes on Friday 5 October.