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Aqua Play Park given green light

Wednesday, August 11, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: recreation, water

Waimakariri District Council media release: 10th August 2021

An inflatable Aqua Play Park could be up and running in Kaiapoi this summer, after the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board and the Waimakariri District Council gave the proposal the green light in meetings last week.

A Licence to Occupy has been granted to the WHoW Trust to operate the Aqua Play Park on Courtenay Lake in NCF Reserve for three years - after public consultation showed that the community were in favour of the play park. 71 percent of respondents of the 89 submissions received, said the Board should support the proposal.

Manager Community and Recreation Chris Brown, said that the biggest concerns raised during consultation were the impact to wildlife and water quality.

“The WHoW Trust have engaged an ecologist to look into the effects the activity could have on the surrounding environment and we’d expect any concerns to be addressed during the resource consent process.”

The Play Park would see inflatable pontoons and floating bouncy castles on the lake, and would include supporting features such as a sales container, coffee and food, a storage shed, picnic tables, a spectator area, lifeguard stand and toilet facilities.

The Park would operate for around six months of the year and the inflatables and all other temporary buildings would be removed from the reserve during the off-season.

The Trust have been working with ECan to assess the levels of E.coli in the lake, with favourable results from the 11 tests carried out so far. The Council’s final approval will include clauses to ensure any wildlife and water quality conditions are met as part of the ECan resource consent, which the Trust is currently working on obtaining.

The Trust will also need to develop a Health and Safety Plan, and will be required to test the water quality on a regular basis. If the resource consents are granted, the Aqua Play Park could be operating as soon as October this year.

The WHoW Trust are also proposing an aquasports park to be located in the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area. The Trust are working on a preliminary feasibility study for this project.