Let's Talk About an Aqua Play Park Proposal in Kaiapoi

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The Council have received a proposal from the WHoW Trust to install a temporary Aqua Play Park within NCF Reserve in Kaiapoi.

About the proposal

The play park would be primarily made up of floating bouncy castles and inflatable pontoons on Courtenay Lake, with supporting features including a point of sale container, coffee and small food, a storage shed, picnic tables, a spectator area, lifeguard stand and toilet facilities.

Around 1554 square metres of the lake would be used for the park, which would operate for six months of the year during the peak summer months and school holidays. The map shows the location of the proposed park, along with a temporary carpark and access to the facility.

During the off-season, the inflatables and all other temporary buildings would be removed.

The Trust would need to meet all resource consent requirements for the activity to go ahead. The Trust are currently undertaking water quality testing following ECan guidelines. The Trust are also working with ECan to look at any potential impacts the project may have on wildlife in the reserve.

Community consultation

This type of facility could enhance the community and bring a large amount of new visitors to the area.

The Council is supportive of initiatives that benefit and enhance the community. However before any decisions are made to support the proposal we’re keen to know what you think.

Your feedback will help the Board understand whether this is something the community would like to see in Kaiapoi.

Would you like the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board to support the application to install an Aqua Play Park in NCF Reserve? Tell us in the survey or quick poll below.

The Council have received a proposal from the WHoW Trust to install a temporary Aqua Play Park within NCF Reserve in Kaiapoi.

About the proposal

The play park would be primarily made up of floating bouncy castles and inflatable pontoons on Courtenay Lake, with supporting features including a point of sale container, coffee and small food, a storage shed, picnic tables, a spectator area, lifeguard stand and toilet facilities.

Around 1554 square metres of the lake would be used for the park, which would operate for six months of the year during the peak summer months and school holidays. The map shows the location of the proposed park, along with a temporary carpark and access to the facility.

During the off-season, the inflatables and all other temporary buildings would be removed.

The Trust would need to meet all resource consent requirements for the activity to go ahead. The Trust are currently undertaking water quality testing following ECan guidelines. The Trust are also working with ECan to look at any potential impacts the project may have on wildlife in the reserve.

Community consultation

This type of facility could enhance the community and bring a large amount of new visitors to the area.

The Council is supportive of initiatives that benefit and enhance the community. However before any decisions are made to support the proposal we’re keen to know what you think.

Your feedback will help the Board understand whether this is something the community would like to see in Kaiapoi.

Would you like the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board to support the application to install an Aqua Play Park in NCF Reserve? Tell us in the survey or quick poll below.

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Do you think the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board should support the proposal to install an Aqua Play Park in NCF Reserve?

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