Let's Plan

Your Contribution to Let’s Plan

The Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 caused unprecedented and widespread damage in Kaiapoi, Pines Beach and Kairaki. Almost 100 hectares of mainly residential land was zoned red and the Government purchased over 1,000 private properties.

In September 2015 the Waimakariri District Council was directed by the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery to prepare for consideration a plan for the intended long term use of this land (a Draft ‘Recovery Plan’) which is included in five ‘regeneration areas’ shown below.

Each of these areas presents opportunities to not just improve their appearance but to make a contribution to meeting district needs that benefit the whole community while acknowledging the significant cost of land purchase.

The ‘Preliminary Draft Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan’ (Let’s Plan) was released on 5 February 2016 and the community was asked for their comments about the proposed land uses and roading options for the regeneration areas. Comments closed 5pm Friday 4 March 2016.

Proposed land uses for the Kaiapoi, Pines Beach and Kairaki regeneration areas include sports fields, neighbourhood parks, new business areas, recreation and ecological linkages, a cemetery, a BMX track, a dog park, vehicle and motorhome parking, provision for heritage and mahinga kai activities, roads and infrastructure sites and rural activities.




Roading Maps

Let’s Plan also considers other land uses not shown on the plans such as residential and rural residential use. These land use options could be considered further depending on community feedback and further technical work.

The Waimakariri District Council has budgeted in its 2015-25 Long Term Plan $25 million over 10 years towards the cost of implementing infrastructure repairs and greenspace development in the regeneration areas. The proposals in Let’s Plan would require around another $10 million to fully implement them over what could be a 20+ year period.

The finalised Recovery Plan cannot require Council expenditure which means any new funding would need to be confirmed through the Council’s Long Term Planning process. As always this provides for public participation before funding decisions are made by the Council.

The proposed overall vision for this Plan is:

To creatively and cost-effectively return regeneration areas to active use ensuring Kaiapoi, Kairaki, Pines Beach and the wider district are economically vibrant, resilient, rewarding and exciting places for residents and visitors, while celebrating the significant cultural values of iwi and the wider community.

Public Events

We held a series of events planned from 10 February to 4 March 2016 which included interactive 3D models of the regeneration areas and our staff were available to discuss and hear comments.

Tell Us What You Think

Whether you agreed or disagreed with the land use proposals shown, or if you thought that there are other land uses or a different arrangement than those proposed we wanted people to tell us what they thought.

Comments closed Friday 4 March 2016 at 5 pm.

Any further questions? 

We have a list of frequently asked questions

If you have any further questions, please email us at info@redzoneplan.nz.